Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit), Bangkok

4.4
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.
Create an itinerary including Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit)
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Tours To Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit)
Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit) Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
8,078 reviews
Google
4.5
TripAdvisor
  • An extraordinarily large and golden statue of Buddah. A must see for all visiting Bangkok. I would strongly recommend this place go visit to all my friendly and friends.  more »
  • An extraordinary temple just outside of the Bangkok Chinatown. Each time I visit there is something new on display to see. While there a local education university was interviewing and filming...  more »
Google
  • This temple is very good and quite huge. It is very well built and lots of tourists come here for visit. It remains as a part of the Bangkok city tour. The temple is having big idols of Lord Buddha and is one of the most famous temples of Bangkok. Time required to visit the temple is about 30 minutes. It is near to Chinatown.
  • Marvelous tremendous overwhelming beauty... One of the best Buddhist monastery I have ever seen.. the statue of Lord Buddha is made of 500 or 550 kg of gold 🤯 And the local people were awesome... A must visit place if you are going to Bangkok.. And this is one of the best location for clicking some good picture..
Places to stay near Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit)

Plan your trip to Bangkok

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Bangkok

See all ›
4.1
Duration:2 h
4.6
Duration:1 h 30 min
4.4
Duration:30 min
4.1
Duration:2 h 30 min

Shopping in Bangkok

See all ›
4.2
Duration:2 h 30 min
4.3
Duration:3 h
4.8
Duration:1 h

Hidden gems in Bangkok

4.2
Duration:2 h 30 min
4.8
Duration:2 h
4.9
Duration:2 h

Side trips from Bangkok

4.4
Duration:2 h 30 min
4.5
Duration:2 h

Nearby attractions in Bangkok

4.3
Duration:1 h 30 min
2.5
Duration:2 h 30 min
4.6
Duration:1 h 30 min
5.0
Duration:1 h 30 min
4.7
Duration:1 h 30 min
5.0
Duration:8 h
5.0
Duration:2 h