Wat Traimit

Local nameวัดไตรมิตรวิทยารามวรวิหาร
LocationSamphanthawong District, Bangkok, Thailand

Come and see for yourself the world's largest solid-gold Buddha made of approximately 83% pure gold, weighing five and a half tonnes and measuring almost five meters. In addition, it has a very interesting history that you should definitely learn about.

At some point in history, the statue was covered in plaster most likely to disguise its true nature and protect it from thieves. In the course of time, everyone forgot what a unique gem was hiding inside, so it was a great surprise to later discover its glory. All the more so, since the gold body was uncovered by accident - it was dropped to the ground while being moved to its present location. Bits of the plaster that chipped off can be still seen in the chapel.

Make sure to dress properly and take off your shoes before entering. Also, consider visiting the temple early in the morning before it gets too hot.

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Admission

Temple: 40 THB
Museum: 100 THB

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Buddha_(statue)

Phone +66 89 002 2700

Address 661 Charoenkrung Road, Samphanthawong District, Bangkok 10100, Thailand

Coordinates 13°44'16.754" N 100°30'49.062" E

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