Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit), Bangkok

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Witness the delicately modeled beauty of the world's largest gold seated Buddha at Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit). Many of Asia's golden statues were once covered in plaster and stucco to disguise them from invading armies during times of conflict. The discovery of this magnificent golden Buddha was accidental: a team of people moving the object dropped it, its plaster casing cracked, and the golden figure shone out after many years in hiding. Visit the established Bangkok temple complex to admire the Buddha's clear, crisp form and learn of its fascinating origins. Work out when and for how long to visit Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit) and other Bangkok attractions using our handy Bangkok trip planner .
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  • I went from Chinatown. Because it was less than 10 minutes walk back to the Hua lamphong station is within walking distance. Golden Buddha is in the temple is famous. I had seen many heard until 5:00 4:00 was charm shop of the stated problem and priest all ready started and so very disturbing. It is recommended not to bother to go early.
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  • For a Thai temple, this is kind of small but amazing architecture. But it’s also not a crowed as the more famous ones. We like it because it was close to the MRT and our hotel.  more »
  • We took in their eyes. The temples stop to put their eyes. A guide is useful
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  • Beautiful architecture and design of the temple. Also the statue is said to be made of gold which was only discovered about 60 years or so back and had been covered in stucco or plaster for about 200 years. It was first found lying in the beach is what I was told by the local guide after which it was picked up and placed in a small temple. They discovered that it was good only when they were shifting it for renovations of the same temple. The local tourist shops have reasonable pricing and have some really beautiful things to pick and choose from and of course the shop keepers are extremely polite, so that's a plus as well. It's located almost in the busy part of the city. And I recommend this place to see the beauty and the view from the top of the temple.
  • This temple is so important as it holds the largest pure gold Buddha image in the world. The image dates back to the sukhothai period and weighs over 5 tons. It's definitely worth the visit.
  • The architecture is lovely, but there is a 4-floor climb. The entrance is only 40 baht per person, to visit the temple. For an additional 100 baht per person (which I found to be an unnecessary expense), we visited the exhibition area, which explains each step of the making of the statue, and it's transportation.
  • Not much crowd. Calm and peaceful. Not very far from Wat Pho, you can definitely put this on your visit list on the way to Wat Pho. 40 baht to visit the temple and 100 baht for the museum. There's a small souvenir shop you can also check out that, no footwear allowed. :)
  • One of the must visit touristy places of BKK, the temple houses a beautiful Gold Buddha. If you are looking at doing the touristy things, a visit to this temple is a must. For women, wear something that covers' your shoulders and full pants, or else you'll have to pay 20 bhat extra for the sarongs.
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