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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  • Worth a visit to this famous temple in Bangkok. Located near Chinatown. The temple is also the location of the museum.
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  • This temple houses the world's largest gold Buddha which weighs 5500kg. It is believed to have over 700 years' history dated back in the Sukhothai Kingdom. Until 1955 during the transport to this temp...  more »
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  • This temple houses the largest gold statue of Buddha. There was an entrance fee of 40 baht when I visited. The temple isn't that large, and can be quite crowded, but overall it was good to have seen. A free pamphlet is provided which tells the interesting story behind the statue. It won't take long to go through the whole temple, so I would recommend planning this as just one of your stops through the old city.
  • There are so many wonderful temples in Thailand. Hundreds in fact. I didn't even think this one was one of the nicest. It is over touristed, and they take every opportunity to sell something, which denigrates that humble experience of seeing a temple. Go if you must check it off some list, but do yourself a favor and visit some of the other wonderful and FREE temples all over the city.
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