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Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit)
Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit)

Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit)

Free admission
Thanon Mittaphap Thai-China Talat Noi, Samphanthawong, Bangkok, Thailand

The Basics

Visits to the Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit) are most often included on Bangkok temple tours that also stop at the Temple of the Emerald Buddha at the Grand Palace and the reclining Buddha statue at Wat Pho. Tours typically run about a half day, but full-day itineraries may also take you sightseeing in Bangkok or beyond, with explorations of floating markets and night markets, or a tuk-tuk or canal ride. Some tours include lunch in nearby Chinatown. See the temple as part of a private or small-group tour for more individualized commentary from the guide.

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Private Tour of Bangkok's Temples Including Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho)
Private Tour of Bangkok's Temples Including Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho)
$52.84 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Great half day tour
This was a great half day tour. Going in the morning we beat the crowds. Our guide was very knowledgeable and may the morning very interesting. I would definitely recommend this tour.
Slynch, Feb 2020

Recent reviews from experiences in Bangkok

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Very good 👍
Richard_S, Feb 2020
Private Tour of Bangkok's Temples Including Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho)
Very knowledgeable guide and comfortable transport. Highly recommended. Just the right length of tour, as you could get “Templed” out. Take plenty of water.
star-5
Great Day
Joseph_M, Feb 2020
Private Tour of Bangkok's Temples Including Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho)
Expert guide, great information . The reclining Buddha was incredible and the story behind it is very interesting
star-4
good tour
Stephen_R, Jan 2020
The Best Bangkok Temples ( Wat Traimit Golden Buddha - Marble Temple - Wat Pho )
do this one day before doing Royal Palace - least that was what I did and it helped having this one first - the temples move fast and that is great - there is only so much time to spend there - guide gives you the information you need
star-5
Great tour and great value.
GrandTour45803803227, Oct 2019
Bangkok Temples Tour, Including Reclining Buddha at Wat Pho
This tour was one of the highlights of the trip. we were picked up at our hotel exactly on time. Our guide Luck was very friendly and informative. I would definitely recommend this tour.
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Seeing the different Buddha temple and understanding the Bangkok history
noelfanny, Jan 2020
Private Tour of Bangkok's Temples Including Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho)
Well organized trip and our tour guide Han was very knowledgeable. I like when he gave cold bottled water after the temple visits as it helps us to feel comfortable due to heat .
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A great, quick dash around Bangkok
David_E, Dec 2019
Private Tour of Bangkok's Temples Including Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho)
Our guide patiently waited for us as we fought Bangkok traffic to meet her. She showed us everything we wanted to see!
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Excellent tour!! Thank you, Tum Tum!
Kim_R, Nov 2019
Private Tour of Bangkok's Temples Including Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho)
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour and were blessed with the BEST tour guide named Tum Tum. She was very knowledgeable and never got tired of taking pictures of us. These temples are a must-see in Bangkok! They are so beautiful, intricately detailed, and will take your breath away. Thank you, Tum Tum! Such a wonderful start to our trip.
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Couple with a baby
Jorge G, Oct 2019
Private Tour of Bangkok's Temples Including Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho)
Perfect !!!! Everything was perfect!!! Thanks!!! We have done the 3 temples in the morning!!! Everything was as we expected!!! Thanks
star-5
Excellent guide + tour
Anna_S, Jan 2019
Private Tour of Bangkok's Temples Including Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho)
Yelena (i think the tour guide was called) was excellent. Our car driver didn’t show up, but this did not stop her from giving me an excellent tour, we took a taxi to the first stop, and she explained the history behind each site wonderfully! As this was a private tour and I was by myself, she also offered to take photos of me with each surroundings, and each photo was great!
star-4
Beautiful temples
Jonas_B, Jan 2019
Private Tour of Bangkok's Temples Including Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho)
A very interesting half day tour thanks to our charming tour guide Nine who guided us through three impressive temples and the beautiful Grand Palace.
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Short and good tour
Ivan_S, Dec 2018
Private Tour of Bangkok's Temples Including Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho)
This tour is a perfect option if you don’t want to get up early in the morning and don’t want to waste the whole day in Bangkok only on one tour.
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Great Tour and Excellent Guide and Driver
Passenger740720, Mar 2019
Private Tour of Bangkok's Temples Including Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho)
We had read up about the tour and had a good idea of what we will see but we had no idea the Guide (Tiny) and the driver would be so great! The temples and the Reclining Buddha were beautiful and thanks to the guide (Tiny) we got a very good idea of the history associated with these. All in all it was a wonderful tour.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The temple is wheelchair-accessible and includes an elevator as an alternative to the staircases.

  • Remember that Buddhist temples are functioning religious sites, so be sure to dress respectfully with covered shoulders. Pants or knee-length skirts are required to enter Thai temples.

  • Admission to the temple is free, but there’s a small entrance fee for the museum located on the third floor.

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How to Get There

Located on Traimit Road at the end of Yaowarat Road in Chinatown, the Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit) is best reached from nearby Hua Lamphong Station, the main railway station in Bangkok. However, the easiest way to visit is with a guided tour that includes round-trip transportation from your hotel.

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When to Get There

Due to the remarkable architecture and Golden Buddha statue, Wat Traimit is a popular attraction year-round, so booking your tour early is recommended. It’s best to arrive in the morning to beat the crowds as well as the potential for afternoon heat or rain.

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Get a Peek at History

The centuries-old Golden Buddha, seated in a peaceful lotus position, is made of solid gold. Once hidden from invading Burmese armies by a covering of plaster, its gold cast wasn’t discovered until the 1950s. Pieces of the plaster that once formed its disguise can now be found in a display case at the onsite museum.

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