Wat Traimit

Tourists who are interested in pilgrimage sites often choose to visit the magnificent Grand Palace and the beautiful temple of Emerald Buddha once traveling to Bangkok. However, there is another spot with a more impressive and special architecture that tourists should not miss is Wat Traimit (also known as the Golden Buddha temple) – one of the most famous sacred religious temples located in the Chinatown area right at the heart of the capital city.

Wat Traimit 1

The solid Golden Buddha image casted during the Sukhothai area was originally stored in the ancient capital Ayutthaya. When the war happened, people did not want the Burmese to stole or damage that statue, so they covered it with a cement layer. For centuries, the true value of the statue was not found until the 1950s. The monument with more than 3 meters in height, five and a half tons weight, and dated back to 700 to 800 years ago forming it the largest golden Buddha image in the world.


Wat Traimit 2

Wat Traimit has an interesting museum on the third floor displaying information related to the mysterious history of the Golden Buddha including a video representation and a long story of the sculpture. The second floor is where tourists get knowledge about the history of the traders coming from China. Local people often use the garlands made from jasmine to make their promises at the temple.

Wat Traimit 3

Conveniently located at the city center, Wat Traimit is easily accessed by getting a private car in a full day tour which also covers other highlights of Bangkok such as the Wat Arun, Wat Pho, Jim Thompson House, Victory Monument, etc.

Climate, the best time to visit

Bangkok has a tropical climate with much rainfall in summers and quite dry in winters. The average temperature of the city is around 28°C. In fact, you can visit Wat Traimit any month of the year but the most perfect time of the day is in the early morning when the tourists are very few and the weather is pleasant.

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