The Golden Buddha


The Golden Buddha is a solid gold Buddha statue weighing over 5 tones. It is believed to be created by the Sukhothai kngdom in the 13th century.
It was covered in plaster in the 19th century as a means of protection from thieves and then forgotten!ย  It was rediscovered in 1955 when a part of the plaster was broken and is now housed in the Wat Traimit temple in the Chinatown of Bangkok. An amazing statue and the most valuable Buddha in the whole world


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