Saturday, October 6, 2012

Wat Traimit Wittayaram Temple - Yaowarat Road, Bangkok

My ½ a day Bangkok sightseeing started (Santa's Fast Food) the moment I was fetched from Pathuwman Hotel, on the dot at 2.00pm. Wonder how the travel agent knew who he is fetching but he sure knew I am the one. Yes me. I was driven in a taxi to his office and alongside the rest of the tourists, all of them Westerners, except for two Chinese guys who are from US, we hopped into the awaiting coach. Our journey took us pass the bustling Bangkok Street. Naturally, I was thrilled, as well as excited. My first time ever in Bangkok, my first ever travelling on my own. I wouldn’t stop piping out of the window. Arriving in Wat Tramit Wittayaram Temple, we walked with the guide, an elderly Thai guy, and then climbed the staircase of this white and clean temple. Tour guide spoke on the significance of Wat Traimit Wittayaram Temple, also known as "Temple Of The Golden Buddha", for less than 10 minutes or so. Honestly, I didn’t even know what he was saying, but I sure heard it loud and clear that we have 30 minutes to view the inside and outside of this temple.     

The main attraction inside is the Sukhothai golden Buddha statue. Made from pure gold, yes please, pure gold, weighting approximately 5 tons and dating back to 700 years ago, Golden Buddha is no doubt Thailand's Buddhism treasure. Seated in a rather small area, thank god there were not many people, I had a good look at Golden Buddha and the rest of the other Buddha statues. A quick prayer was also included,  outside, I saw the huge bell and then took a good glimpse on the whole compound of Wat Traimit Wittayaram Temple. That’s it. That’s about it. Back into the coach, we journeyed to the next temple.                         

Up next: Wat Pho (Temple of Reclining Buddha).

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  1. the temple looks so historical ms.nava great pictures!!

  2. Beautiful write up, Thailand is one place I love to visit. I had a stopover there while traveling India. Not visited the Bangkok.

  3. I need to convince Bill to take me to Thailand...such gorgeous temples and sites. Thanks for sharing your trip~

  4. How lucky to be there for the festivities my friend :D
    This temple is stunning!

    Choc Chip Uru

  5. A visit to Thailand is never complete unless one visits the temples as well. I love the intricate handiwork of the craftmen.

  6. How beautiful is this temple you took amazing pictures very captivating.


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