Wat Traimit in Bangkok is known for housing a 5.5-tonne statue of a seated Buddha. The gold sculpture dates back to the 13th century and measures at nearly 5 metres in height. Located in Chinatown Bangkok, this ornate temple is about 450 metres west of the Hualampong Railway Station.
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Highlights at Wat Traimit
The solid gold Sukhothai-style Buddha image was originally covered in plaster, but its original façade was revealed after movers accidentally dropped it. Pieces of the plaster are still kept on display at the temple.
Wat Traimit has a museum on the 3rd floor, where you get to learn about the history of the Golden Buddha. A video presentation provides a brief background on Buddha images, followed by the full story of the sculpture within the temple. Exhibits also cover the historical background of how it came to be at Wat Traimit. The 2nd floor exhibits 3D presentations detailing the history of the Chinese traders in Bangkok.
Wat Traimit in Bangkok
- Opening Hours: Daily from 8am to 5pm
- Location: 661 Charoen Krung Rd, Talat Noi, Samphanthawong, Bangkok 10100, Thailand
- Tel: +66 (0)89 002 2700