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Temples of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit) (Bangkok) - 2018 All you need to know before you go (with photos)
Hello, Miss Nancy, you could take the MRT, go to the HUA LUM PHONG stop, there also the BANGKOK RAILWAYS stop, have a ticket to the Golden Temple in the stop, or you can ask locals if you want to go "WAT TRAI MIT". No need for a cab or touk touc, just 10~15 minutes walk.
If you believe it or not, you can even see the top of the golden temple at the train terminal entry.
Buddha Golden, formally called Phra Phuttha Maha Suwana Patimakon (Thai: ???????????????????????), is a golden Buddha weighing 5.5tonnes. They are in the temple of Wat Traimit, Bangkok, Thailand. Sometime in its story, the sculpture was coated with a coat of plaster and colored tempered steel to hide its real value, and it stayed in this state for almost 200 years until it became a small scale cloakroom.
In 1955, when the sculpture was laid, the gypsum was removed and the golden part was uncovered. Eventually the sculpture was fully rendered so that it could not be taken. A thick coat of stuccoes decorated with colored glass splinters inlayed on the statue It is thought that this was done before the Ayutthaya empire was destroyed by Myanmar intruders in 1767.
It stayed under the Ayutthaya remains without drawing much interest. It is 3 m high and weights 5.5 metric ton (5.4 long metric ton; 6.1 small metric ton). According to another report, the sculpture is 3.91 m from the basis to the top and 3.10 m above the womb from knees to knees.
Can be dismantled into nine parts Until the middle of the nineteenth centuary, the sculpture was located in a watt in Ayutthaya, and its origin from Ayutthaya rules out the likelihood that it was made after about 1750. Buddha is depicted in the tradional posture of Bhumisparsha Mudra (touching the ground with the right-handed to experience Shakyamuni Buddha's illumination in Bodh Gaya).
A few more pictures (before moving into the new building) and a historical overview: "Wat Traimit, Bangkok, Thailand".