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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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  • This was our first stop - to see the immense "found" solid gold Buddha was thrilling. The site is part of a compound for learning. It has many buildings that are finely decorated. 
    This was our first stop - to see the immense "found" solid gold Buddha was thrilling. The site is part of a compound for learning. It has many buildings that are finely decorated.  more »
  • Simply stunning! An honour to be able to visit . Cost us 100 baht each. Wouldn’t say you need a guide as the leaflet explains it all. Definitely a place we will recommend to anyone visiting Bangkok. 
    Simply stunning! An honour to be able to visit . Cost us 100 baht each. Wouldn’t say you need a guide as the leaflet explains it all. Definitely a place we will recommend to anyone visiting Bangkok.  more »
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  • A very impressive temple that features the famous Golden Buddha. Purchase a ticket in the stall found just to the left of the temple, then climb the stairs to the top. You’ll be asked to remove your shoes before entering. The interior is ornate and it really is impressive. Photos are allowed but they ask you to refrain from taking any videos. The view over Chinatown is also impressive. After visiting this temple, you can wander the alleyways of Chinatown for hours. Great destination!
  • I came across this place when I took the bus tour offered by Thailand. The temple is very well built with a huge Buddha statue made of gold. You can sit in the temple and enjoy the calm which would be a good break from the busy city life outside. Definitely opt to go to this place if you are taking the bus tour.

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