Golden Buddha, Bangkok

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Best Things To See Around the Bangkok's Chinatown

The Golden Buddha is just one of the attractions in Bangkok's Chinatown district, so if you've come especially to see it, why not check out some of these other nearby attractions, too?

  • Temple of the Golden Buddha

    1. Temple of the Golden Buddha

    Housed in the Wat Traimit temple, the Golden Buddha is the world's largest gold statue, weighing over 5 tons and sitting 3 meters tall. It is rumored to have magical properties!

  • Grand Palace

    2. Grand Palace

    The Grand Palace is the most important building concerning the Kingdom of Thailand and is home to the revered Emerald Buddha.

  • 3. Saphan Han Market

    This is a market that takes place at nighttime, and you could get yourself some bargains - not only does it sell clothes and other textiles, but also top street food!

  • Visit the Crocodiles

    4. Visit the Crocodiles

    The royal temple of Wat Chakrawat offers great architecture, but also beasts lurking in a pond! Keep your distance - legend says they were contained because they kept eating monks.

  • 5. Grand China Princess Revolving Restaurant

    One of the best-kept secrets for getting a great view of Bangkok! The restaurant serves a variety of world cuisine, all while providing a positively electric views over Bangkok.

Planning Your Visit

  • When should I go?

    Bangkok can get swelteringly hot in the summer, so a trip around February is ideal.

  • When is it open?

    From 9:00AM to 5:00PM. you can visit the Golden Buddha.

  • What should I wear?

    Since you will be in Buddhist spaces, it is important to be respectful - while some areas may be stricter than others, dress modestly just to be on the safe side.

Good to know

  • When should I visit?
    Daily, 9:00AM to 5:00PM.
  • Is it expensive?
    Seeing the Golden Buddha is free, but the museum is 10BAHT, about $0.30.
  • Will I need a guide?
    It will definitely help. Might be worth it to check out these best-selling tours.
  • How to get there
    It's a short walk west of Hua Lampong Station.
  • Additional information
    Dress respectfully and modestly to be safe.

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What people are saying about Golden Buddha, Bangkok

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 93 reviews

We met at the main train station. Honestly the worst part of the whole experience was FINDING our guide, mostly because our Grab taxi could not find the location according to the info that we were given. Thank heaven for some friendly Thai citizens that helped us on our way. The guide, Amin, was super kind and friendly and did a fabulous job winding us through the crowded streets of Chinatown. I loved visiting the Temple and history musuem. It was fascinating to better understand how the Chinese people came to Thailand and influenced it's culture. Amin did a great job of taking us to numerous vendors and trying street food--mango sticky rice was my favorite, but the pad thai was also really good! We ended the evening at a rooftop bar of a local hotel in Chinatown, sipping cool drinks and watching the sun set over Bangkok. It was a fabulous tour!

We went to Bangkok for a one day trip and we’re happy we had Kiwi as a guide. Kiwi was enthusiastic and fun, just what we needed for a one day trip. She made Thailand feel more personal as she shared with us everything about the temples. She knew a lot about Thailand and spoke good English. Our trip would not have been as meaningful without our guide Kiwi. Regardless of the busy Bangkok streets out driver Tom always was ready and available to pick us up and bring us to the next location. It was a good experience.

Our tour guide was great! Funny and smart. Our tour got stuck in the rain and he went out of his way to get us ponchos. He was awesome. I forgot his name but I’m sure all the tour guides for this tour are good. Thanks!

It has been a very positive experience. Our guide is very well prepared, patience and organized. Tour guide was good for English and Thai speaking persons as well.

Great explanations of the history, good customer service. Very pleasant.