Wat Traimit Withayaram

Price Range

95 - 1140.00

Reviews

4.5

Overview

The meaning of Thailand in the Thai language is Prathet Thai, that's means' Land of the Free'. Thailand is a land of islands, large cities, mountains, villages, temples, and a vast marketplace waiting for you.

Among them, the world's largest golden Buddha temple that's officially known as Wat Traimit Withayaram is a unique attraction. This statue made with 5.5 tons of solid gold. This statue itself has a story, and in the museum, you can know about the story with a 3D presentation.

 

 

Historical Significance

The Watt Trimet Golden Buddha statue was built in the 13th-14th century in the Sukhamai dynasty style. The Head of the statue is egg-shaped, which indicates the Sukothai period and the metal figure made in India. After a few times, it moved from Sukhothai to Ayutthaya.

In 1801 Rama I, after creating a new capital city of the kingdom that is Bangkok, ordered to collect Buddha images from the ruined temples around Bangkok. And then Rama III brought the Buddha Images in the main temple. In 1935 the statue again moved its present location, which is nearby Wat Tramit.

 

 

Why is it famous?

Wat Traimit Golden Buddha Temple is known as the world's most giant solid Buddha statue. The height of the statue is 15-foot tall and made with approximately 83% pure gold, and the weight of this golden statue is approximately five and a half tons. The value of this statue in today's price is millions of dollars—the statue located on the top of the four marble-lined structures. The golden Buddha initially covered in plaster, it accidentally dropped it. Right now, that piece kept on the temple. 

 

Wat Traimit Withayaram

 

 

 

Timings

  • Sunday : 08:00 am to 05:00 pm
  • Monday : 08:00 am to 05:00 pm
  • Tuesday : 08:00 am to 05:00 pm
  • Wednesday : 08:00 am to 05:00 pm
  • Thursday : 08:00 am to 05:00 pm
  • Friday : 08:00 am to 05:00 pm
  • Saturday : 08:00 am to 05:00 pm

Timings are subject to change. You will be automatically booked into a time slot as part of the check out process. Please visit the official website to confirm the time slot before your visit.

 

How to Reach

  • By Cab : To enjoy the view of Bangkok then Tuk Ruk is an excellent option. Price is also affordable, but it depends upon where you are staying.  A Metered taxi is also a good option for travelling, but you have to know some primary Thai language.
  • By Train : You can reach Wat Traimit Withayaram by taking MRT underground train at Sukhumvit station to Hua Lamphong railway station.If you have chosen the metro, then get off at Hua Lamafong station and after walking for a few minutes from there you will reach the Golden Buddha Temple.
  • By Tuk-Tuk : To enjoy the view of Bangkok then Tuk Ruk is an excellent option. Price is also affordable, but it depends upon where you are staying.  A Metered taxi is also a good option for travelling, but you have to know some primary Thai language.

 

Ticket Pricing

  • Individual : 100 Baht Rs 238
  • For viewing Buddha Image : 40 Baht Rs 95
  • For Thai massage : 480 Baht Rs 1,140

Tourist attractions

To Know the history of Bangkok in a 3D presentation-

Golden Statue is the main attraction, but another attraction is the museum. If you want to know the history of the Chinese community, then visit the 2nd floor to tell you the story.

History of Golden Budhha-

The third floor tells you the history of the Golden Buddha image itself. How it constructed? The story of the design and the movement of the temple are available on Everything Tramit. The full story is shared here by a video presentation.

The culture of Thai-

It is a Buddha temple, so you need to dress up properly. Men visitor must wear long pants, short-sleeved, or any long-sleeved shirts; otherwise, you can't enter the temple. Women also wear pants or skirts that must extend to the knee, not allowed short top and dress.

You can capture the memory-

Many historical temples don’t allow to click photos. But this world's largest Golden Buddha temple allows us to take a photo in any area of the complex.

 

Places To Eat

Red Rose-

It is an Asian restaurant situated at 481 Yaowarat Rd, Samphanthawong, Bangkok 10100, Thailand. Here you can see the creativity of the food at an affordable price. 

Chong Kee Pork Satay-

From the Golden temple, it is only 2 min. It's a good option for kids and groups. Tasty food available here at the lowest price.

 

 

Where to Stay?

Hotel Urby-

It is a 2-star hotel with a fantastic river view located at 1222, 1 song Wat Rd, Chakkrawat, Samphanthawong, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10100, Thailand. From here the Grand Palace 11mi by car, wat Arun 14min. Air conditioning room and free wi-fi service available here. 

Shanghai Mansion Bangkok-

If you want to enjoy a bar with live jazz, the go for this 4-star hotel. The hotel is in Bangkok at Sampanthavong on Yaowarat Road. It takes 9min by car and 11 minutes by Wat Arun to go to Grand Palace from this hotel.

Address

Wat Traimit Wittayaram (Wat Khao Mae Chi), ถนน มิตรภาพ Khanong Phra, Pak Chong District, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand

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FAQs

There are many options available for you to travel to Traimit like MRT Subway, Tuk Tuk, or Taxi, BTS Sky Station. However, to reach Wat Traimit, you don't have the BTS Sky option. 
The Watt Trimet Golden Buddha statue is centuries-old and was built in the 13th-14th century in the Sukhamai dynasty style.
The Watt Trimet Golden Buddha statue is centuries-old and was built in the 13th-14th century in the Sukhamai dynasty style. At US$1,400 per troy ounce, the gold in the statue which is 18 karat is estimated to be worth 250 million dollars.
Yes, this place is worth visiting. Only here you see the world's largest Buddha Golden Temple, that is why you must visit it.
Golden Buddha also known as Phra Sukhothai Traimit is made up of 5.5 tons of solid gold and stands at a height of 10 feet.
No, it is only a temple. In this temple you can know everything without any guide. Here you will get to see all the information in the 3D presentation.
The golden color is very important in Buddhist mysticism. Buddha symbolizes good health & happiness which is shown in terms of golden color. The golden color is associated with knowledge, enlightenment, purity, happiness, and freedom.
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