Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Wat Traimit, Bangkok, Thailand

Wat Traimit is one of the must see temples in Bangkok. it houses the Gold Buddha statue that weighs about 5 tonnes and stand 10 feet high. the temple looks quite majestic from the outside and better with good weather :)


the tour guide that brought us around told us that during the war, this statue was covered with plaster. this is to hide the real value of the statue. only in 1957, it was found out that the statue was actually made from real gold. O_O anyway, u can always google the whole story about it, kinda interesting though :)

there's lots of gold fixtures in this temple. from the ceiling, doors, walls, deco items... very bling bling i'd say.. :) you'll also see people praying and meditating at the main hall where the statue is located.



outside this temple, there's another smaller temple too, this one has a smaller gold statue and i noticed the roof was red! such a contrast! outside this temple is where they sell amulets and prayer books and such.

if you get the chance, do make a quick trip to Wat Traimit to see the big Gold Buddha! who knows your wishes might come true? ;)

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