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Wat Trimit

Address:661 Charoenkrung Rood Talat Noi Sub-District Samphanthawong District Bangkok 10110
Phone:(662) 225-9775, 623-1279
 
Formerly called "Wat Samjeentai, this temple was built by three Chinese comrades around 150 years ago. It was restored in 1937 and granted the new name of Wat Trimitwitthayaram. Phra Sukhothaitrimit: The main attraction of the temple is the five-ton, three-metre tall Sukhothai-style Buddha image in the Subduing Mara position made of solid gold known as the Golden Buddha. The image was once believed to be of ordinary stucco until it fell from a crane while being moved to a new building and the gold inside was revealed. The theory is that the covering was a means of protecting it from the Burmese while the capital of Ayutthaya was under siege.
The golden buddha of wat Trimit. The buddha image was from the Ayuttaya period, wasn't realized it was made out of gold until the plaster covering it, cracked. It is the world largest buddha image made out of real gold. Weighing more than five ton.
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