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Golden Buddha

solid gold buddha hotel tour packagetour thailand traveler vacation cheaphotelRested in in the Samphanthawong district of Bangkok’s Chinatown, the Wat Traimit with its Golden Buddha is a well known figure for tourists (another one of the most recommended temples by any travel agency in Thailand). It is the largest solid gold statue in the world – 2.9 meters in heights and more than 5 tones of weight. The exact date of construction is hard to determine, with some sources pointing to the Sukhothai era in the 13th century, especially, scince its origins are attributed to the Ayutthaya times. Until the middle of the 19th century, the figure dwelled in an Ayutthaya temple.

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