Bangkok - The Grand Palace and Temples, 2006

17. The Solid Gold Buddha

In Wat Traimit, a small temple in Bangkok, is the "Solid Gold Buddha". It was cast in the 13th century and weighs over 5 tons. At some time it was coated in plaster to hide it from invading Burmese forces, and it was only in 1931, when some of the plaster cracked, that it was rediscovered.

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