As soon as I finished my coffee at the cafe and started walking, I reached the edge of Bangkok Chinatown. There is a large roundabout, and a large Paifang gate rises in the center of the roundabout. This is the exit of Chinatown. Satisfied with my visit to the end of Chinatown, I knew there was a famous Buddhist temple nearby, so I decided to go there next.
The temple is called Wat Traimit. The guidebook says that it is famous for its golden Buddha statue. Even so, all Buddha statues I saw in Bangkok were golden. The Reclining Buddha at Wat Pho in the Royal Palace area is also gold. In fact, I think that Buddha statues made of wood, like those in Japan, are more rare in Thailand.
In any case, Wat Traimit is constantly visited by worshippers. The Buddha statue, which was found in the plaster of an abandoned temple, must be considered very pious. When I entered the main hall, a female visitor was praying with her hands together.
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