Wat Traimit, Temple of Golden Buddha





Wat Trimit Witayaram was built in 1831 by three Chinese men and renovated gain in 1954 to be a house of the main buddha image from Wat Prayakrai. When the renovation was nearly complete, people found that the buddha image was made of gold because of crashing down of the outside plaster when they tried to enshrine the buddha into temple hall.

The rediscovery of the golden buddha made the headlines in all newspaper countrywide. People wished to have a view of and pay homage to the buddha.

In 1991, the Guinness Book of Records conducted an evaluation and recorded the golden buddha at Wat Trimit as "the sacred object with the highest intrinsic value" worth 21.1 million Pound.

History of the buddha image

There has so far no evidence as to when and where the buddha image was built. But based on the features of the image which belongs to the buddha image in Sukhothai era( 13th century) in the peak prosperity period of the kingdom.

Supposedly, the golden buddha had later been plastered over and made it appear no different from any others, possibly to conceal it from the enemies notice
In early Bangkok era, Kings had to revived the country as well as the religion. Numerous temples in Bangkok were built while thousands of abandoned ancient buddha in northern cities were transported to be enshrined at temples in Bangkok. And this plastered over golden buddha was moved to Wat Prayakrai in southern Bangkok at first
In the reign of King Rama IV, Wat Prayakrai became abandoned and was in a state of dilapidation. The Lord Abbot ordered to move the big buddha to stored at Wat trimit which was under his auspices in 1935 and then found the truth later

Trip sugestion
Besides the golden buddha that is a hightlight of Wat Trimit temple, the underneath of the buddha hall has two nice exhibition that worth to see, the golden buddha exhibition and the Chinatown, Yaowarat, Heritage Center

The Chinatown Heritage Center (Chinese community museum) was also built in the temple to commemorated the three Chinese who established the temple. It's also the place to learn about oversea Chinese's life in Thailand



Links  













Other Temples Bkk

Last 5 edits - open widget to see all
Name and linkZoneDist from SiamComment
Wat Suthat Rattanakosin (Old City) W 3kms at base of the Big Swing 
Wat Srisa Thong Nakhon Chai Si / spooky temple W 45 kms Vanish evil spirits 
Wat Ratchanatdaram Worawihan Rattanakosin E 4kms  
WAT RATCHANATDARAM Rattanakosin E 4kms  
Wat Hong Thong Chachoengsao /  SE 50 kms on the Sea 
Showing 5 items from page Temples sorted by edit time. View more »










Updates









Posted to Facebook Group Bangkok Nightlife  100,000 + members .. free to join 








Tourism Bangkok

Image may contain: 1 person
showing last 5 changes see all  Directory Tourism

Industry and ThemeName & URLMain Function
Attractions Bangkok Directory Attractions Bkk all 
Hospitality Hospitality: Master Index Index 
Markets Markets Bangkok index 
Local Travel Hosts Travel Host Directory Index of local hosts services 
Local Host D.I.Y. "Novice to Advanced" knowledge base service only 
Showing 5 items from page Master Directory Tourism Bangkok sorted by edit time. View more »
click: Vacation fun: all activities Prices Bangkok

Viator
https://www.partner.viator.com/en/22027/Bangkok/d343-ttd?activities=all

or narrow the search in Viator Bangkok by category




Hotels nearby



Recommended: 

Agoda search   











Other stuff









Media Channels



Recommended Events

Approved Events: open page to sort by columns

Event YY.mm.dd / LocationIndustry / ThemeCost (L M H) / Durationwhy goName / link
2017.11.12 / Suk Soi 26 Pool Party / 14.00-20.00 Low 5star hotel, hot DJ's Hot girls n guys Blast Pool Party / FBK 
2017.11.12 / Lumphin Park Charity - fun run 15.30 - 18.30 Low   RUN FOR HOPE - FBK 
2017.10.11 / Suk Soi 51 Live Music / 21.00-1.00 low   Toomturn Molam Group fbk 
2017.09.26 Siam Square  Charity concert 19.00 - 22.00 Low  Kong Saharat - fbk 
2017.09.23 Suk Soi 20 Festival - Oktoberfest 2017 Low - 15:00 - 00.00  Food n DJ Music  Bei Otto - fbk invite 
2017.09.04 / Ladprao Entertainment LADIES ONLY Medium   MEN ON SHOW WNA Girls' Night OutBack 
2017.07.20 Suk Soi 15 Comedy / Stand up low / 3 hrs Comedian Martin Mor Events Comedy Club Bangkok / tb 
2017.07.02 Suk Soi 33/1 Comedy / Stand up Med / International HOT HOT HOT T.J.Miller - Live in Bangkok! Events Comedy Club Bangkok 
2017.06.29 Suk Soi 11 Nightclub - New Era / Opening Night Low / 6 hrs 1st Night to be special Insanity Nightclub / TB 
Showing 9 items from page Approved Events sorted by Event YY.mm.dd / Location. View more »


Places visited  


Where we have been link

why try .. . see places of interest, sort table by any column


Bangkok Hospitality & Tourism

Donate Photos, videos to to our Community Groups

Become a Roaming reporter how it works



News
  • Temporary closure of Grand Palace October 2017 Share this page https://goo.gl/c7z6xG QR Code: SM hub this page No typing, point & scan for instant access FREE smartphone QR code reader Social Media QR Menu: Pending ...
    Posted 22 Sep 2017, 03:31 by Happi Mess
  • VENTRILOQUIST DARCI PULLS OFF IMPOSSIBLE DUET ROUTINE Share this page https://goo.gl/6dcw5qQR Code: SM hub this pageNo typing, point & scan for instant access FREE smartphone QR code readerSocial Media QR Menu: Pending ...
    Posted 21 Sep 2017, 23:10 by Happi Mess
  • Thailand Prepares for the Cremation of Late King Bhumibol Adulyadej in October Share this page https://goo.gl/thcMxwQR Code: SM hub this page No typing, point & scan for instant access FREE smartphone QR code readerSocial Media QR Menu: Pending ...
    Posted 20 Sep 2017, 02:03 by Happi Mess
  • Thailand Arrival Card Changes share this page https://goo.gl/6BNzbGBANGKOK — Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha will exercise Section 44 under the interim charter to revoke an age-old regulation that requires ...
    Posted 13 Sep 2017, 00:20 by Happi Mess
  • Mothers Day Thailand 12th August Originally, Thailand observed April 15 as National Mother’s Day as designated by the Cabinet in 1950. The celebration of National Mother’s Day was later discontinued, but in 1976 ...
    Posted 13 Sep 2017, 00:06 by Happi Mess
Showing posts 1 - 5 of 188. View more »