Places to stay near Golden Buddha Mittaphap Thai-China Road Bangkok Thailand
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WAT TRAIMIT ,home to the one of the world’s largest solid gold , Buddha statue.It is 3.98 m high 3.13 m wide and weighing 5 tonnes made fully of Gold. Not connected via BTS. It is at the Junction of Traimit, Yaowarat and Charoen Krung Roads. Just across from the main entrance is the Odeon Circle and Chinatown Bangkok. Its a must visit Temple.
Located right next to Hualampong Railway Station and at the near end of Chinatown's Yaowarat Road stands the Temple of the Golden Buddha. Locally known as Wat Traimit (literally translated into the Golden Buddha), is a temple to the world's largest massive gold seated Buddha. It measures nearly five meters in height and weighs five and a half tons. Legends speak of how the artisans crafted the Buddha statues in gold and disguised them from invading armies by covering them with stucco and plaster. Discovered by accident, the Buddha at Wat Traimit was accidentally dropped, revealing, under a casing of plaster, a beautiful solid gold Sukhothai style Buddha, holding true to its many legends. Those pieces of the plaster are still kept on display. Opening Hours: 09:00 - 17:00