Thursday, May 1, 2008

Wat Traimit (Temple of the Golden Buddha)

Wat Traimit (Temple of the Golden Buddha) in Capital of Thailand ( Bangkok )

Wat Traimit (Temple of the Golden Buddha)
At the end of Yaowarat Road near Bangkok's Hualamphong Railway Station is a temple situated on Traimit Road. This temple is known for its famous Golden Buddha constructed during the Sukhothai period. The image of solid gold is three meters high and weighs five and a half tons. this image is open to the from 9.00 a.m.- 5.00 p.m. Originally, this golden buddha image was completely covered with plaster to conceal it from the enemy then invading Thailand and was installed as the principal Buddha image in the main temple building of Choti-naram Temple or Wat Phrayakrai, Yannawa District, Bangkok in the third reign of the Chakkri Dynasty in the Ratanakosin era. When Chotanaram Temple was deserted in about 1931, the East Asiatic Company, with official pernission, extended its operations into the land area of the deserted temple.

When the building was completed and while preparations were being made to move this Golden Buddha image to the building, the covering plaster was partly broken. Only then did the people realize that it was a golden Buddha image. Thus, it has been treasured for its historical, artistic and cultural values to this day. Part of the covering plaster is also on display inside the temple building.

1 comment:

Wat traimit bangkok said...

Nice post. Wat Traimit is also known as Temple of the Golden Buddha. WaT Traimit located in Bangkok. It is located at one of the end of Chinatown. In Wat Traimit statue of Buddha is a largest statute in the world, weight is Five thousand kilograms and height is 15 feet.