661 Chaoren Krung Road,


Inside Wat
Traimit Temple
in Bangkok is the largest solid gold Buddha in the world which
weighs 5.5 tonnes and is 3m tall, and originates from the former capital of
Thailand, Ayutthaya.


It is
believed that the golden Buddha was built during the 13th century
and it was covered in plaster to prevent thieves from stealing it. The plaster
coating was so realistic that many forgot what was hidden below it, and so the
golden Buddha remained hidden for a number of years.


When it was
moved during 1960s part of the figure was chipped revealing the gold treasure
beneath and so today, many tourists come to visit Wat Traimit Temple which
houses the famous golden Buddha.

Bangkok Guide | Temples in Bangkok