As with most places of worship and historical sites there is always an interesting story circulating its origin that makes visiting these places even more tempting. The Golden Temple in Bangkok is one such place with a story as fascinating as the religious importance it symbolizes. Dating back to the 18th century, during the reign of King Rama III, a huge Buddha statue that appeared to be sculptured of clay has been enshrined. Only by an accident centuries later when the statue was dropped to the horrific dismay of the movers did they realize that beneath the exterior of the clay inside is the statue of Lord Buddha made of solid gold.
Valued at £21.1 million back in 1991, the Guinness Book of Records listed the statue of the Golden Buddha as the “sacred object with the highest intrinsic value”, making it even more appealing to visit. Those of you who are in Bangkok should definitely make way to Wat Traimit Temple of the Golden Buddha, for the sheer magnitude of the beauty of this statue will awe you whether you are the devoted Buddhist or curious traveller.
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