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Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit)

661 Chaoren Krung Road | Talad Noi, Samphanthawong, Bangkok 10100, Thailand
+66 2 225 9775
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This highly revered temple contains the Golden Image Buddha, which is made of solid gold and weighs approximately 5 ½ tons.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“solid gold” (380 reviews)
“chinatown area” (42 reviews)
“worth a visit” (122 reviews)
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661 Chaoren Krung Road | Talad Noi, Samphanthawong, Bangkok 10100, Thailand
Chinatown / Yaowarat
661 Chaoren Krung Road | Talad Noi, Samphanthawong, Bangkok 10100, Thailand
+66 2 225 9775
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I visited this temple with a tour guide through Withlocals app. Very interesting history and amazing size of solid gold Buddha! One of the top temples I visited in Bangkok and near Chinatown.

Thank MuskokaMan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the Buddha as part of a tour, fortunately we got there early and were one of the first to enter. So got time to admire its scale and beauty. Well worth a visit but get there early if you can.

Thank paulkay62
Reviewed 1 week ago

The temple is beautiful on the outside but is visited mainly for the chance to see the largest gold Buddha in the world. It was kept hidden behind a plaster façade for many years and rediscovered when the plaster cracked some 50 years ago. Be...More

Thank mathanraj2014
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Is a nice place full of history . Nice arhitecture . The staff gives you all the information you request

Thank Manu M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited it as part of an organised tour with BKK tours. Spent about an hour there which is more than enough and got to see the golden Buddha which is very impresssive but far too crowded. The whole area is serene and beautiful but like...More

Thank John O
Reviewed 1 week ago

Other than the interesting story about the Buddha, this was a very quick stop for me on the way to Chinatown. It is right in between Hua Lamphong and Chinatown. There is a bit of stairs to climb, not too many, but once up, there...More

Thank theschuay86
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved it - highly recommended - hot day, crowded, amazing sight when you climb the stairs - we traveled there on public transport, and walked through lovely cal markets to get there which added to the experience.

Thank Rebecca B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was so interesting but do take a guide as it makes the whole experience so much easier and so much more interesting. We had a great one and she had so many stories o tell

Thank Vony18
Reviewed 1 week ago

As with all the major attractions entrance fees vary but by in large they are affordable. The temple is well maintained and a pleasure to view.

Thank Menno d
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful temple it’s worth seeing. Lots of picture opportunities and filled with tourist. There are several temples and well worth a guided tour to receive the full benefits of understanding the whole site if you are into history and understanding architecture. I enjoyed visiting this...More

1  Thank Jacqueline E
Chinatown / Yaowarat
Better known as 'Yaowarat' among locals, Chinatown is
Bangkok's bustling district that never sleeps. During
the day, the main street and its small alleyways are
filled with a vibrant mix of colours, scents and
flavours coming from the roadside restaurants and
all-day markets. The real action, however, happens
after sunset. Surrounded by neon lights, Thais and
tourists alike flock here around dinnertime to feast
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2 November 2017|
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Response from Chien Hung C | Reviewed this property |
Hello, Miss Nancy, you could take the MRT, go to the station “HUA LUM PHONG”, there also the BANGKOK RAILWAYS STATION, in the station have map to golden temple, or you can ask local people you want to go “WAT TRAI MIT”. You... More
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7 August 2017|
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Response from kerycruz | Reviewed this property |
Hi. I think that you can walk to the three temple. If you like to walk. That is what we did. We only book a tour in Chiang Mai to go to the Golden Triangle and was because this was the cheapest way to go there.
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Response from Thingstosell | Reviewed this property |
Men can wear shorts. Women cannot. Women need to have their knees and shoulders covered.