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Temple of the Golden Buddha

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Jim Thompson House

Temple of the Golden Buddha and Jim Thompson House are both rated very highly by those who travel for a living. On balance, Jim Thompson House is the choice of most writers compared to Temple of the Golden Buddha. Jim Thompson House comes in at 97 with praise from 9 reviewers including Lonely Planet, Frommer's and concierge.com.

Temple of the Golden Buddha and Jim Thompson House are both rated very highly by those who travel for a living. On balance, Jim Thompson House is the choice of most writers compared to Temple of the Golden Buddha. Jim Thompson House comes in at 97 with praise from 9 reviewers including Lonely Planet, Frommer's and concierge.com.

tripexpert score
81
#14 in Bangkok
location

661 Chaoren Krung Road, Talad Noi, Samphanthawong, Bangkok 10100, Thailand

endorsements
  • 3 endorsements
  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    The actual temple has little architectural merit, but off to its side is a small chapel containing the world's largest solid-gold Buddha, cast about nine centuries ago in the Sukhothai style. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 35

    Wat Traimit, thought to date from the 13th century, would hardly rate a second glance if not for its astonishing Buddha image. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    The attraction at Wat Traimit is undoubtedly the impressive 3m-tall, 5.5-tonne, solid-gold Buddha image, which gleams like, well, gold. Full Review →

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97
#1 in Bangkok

6 Soi Kasemsan 2, Rama 1 Rd, Bangkok 10110, Thailand

  • 9 endorsements
  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    Thompson imported parts of several up-country buildings, some as old as 150 years, to construct his compound of six Thai houses. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 35

    American architect Jim Thompson settled in Bangkok after World War II, where he worked for American Intelligence and became fascinated by Thai culture and artifacts. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    In 1959, 12 years after he discovered the fine silks being woven across the klorng in Baan Krua and single-handedly turned Thai silk into a hugely successful export business. Full Review →

  • 55

    Afar Magazine

    As you wander this unusual mansion, marvel at the architecture and treasures contained within. Full Review →

  • 14

    Concierge

    He not only made the country's silk famous throughout the world, he also collected an amazing array of Asian artifacts including traditional Thai paintings, sculpture, and porcelain.

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