This temple houses one of the Largest Buddha statues in gold in the world. About 5 meters high and nearly 5.5 tons.. Nice story about this Buddha . It had beens hidden by monks under a thick layer of plaster to protect this treasure from potential invaders in case of conflict. .
The Buddha at Wat Traimit was discovered by accident when accidentally dropped as it was being moved, revealing, under a casing of plaster, a beautiful solid gold Sukhothai style Buddha. . Pieces of the plaster are still Kept on display. The Golden Buddha was taken to the Chotanaram Wat in Bangkok. In the 1930's the picture finally ended up in the Wat Traimit, still covered in plaster. Was erected in 1955 to house viharn the image. When the Golden Buddha was moved to the new building using a crane, a cable broke and the picture fell to the ground and into the mud. The workmen are said to-have run off fearing bad luck.
The next day, when a monk returned to the temple he found the picture still in the mud, with plaster coating Reviews some of the broken revealing the gold, thus revealing the true identity and value of the picture.
Outside of the Golden Buddha, this temple in Chinatown is very interesting for its religious fervor, the Chinese neighborhood from praying Buddha favors for their business......Came here after walking out of National Stadium (40mn) ...Fantastic statue ..A must
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