I’m joining in Patricia’s Buddha Scapes with a trip to Thailand.. Back in 2005 we took at 11 day trip visiting a few places in Thailand & Malaysia.. It was during our trip to Bangkok that my love for Buddha was born. Wouldn’t yours too if you got to see such magnificent statues???
Golden Buddha is the world’s largest solid-gold Buddha. The graceful seated Buddha is nearly 10 feet high and weighs over 5 tons. An interesting history fact – When the Burmese were about to sack the city, it was covered in plaster to hide its value. Two centuries later, still in plaster, it was thought to be worth very little.
But in 1957, when the image was being moved to a new temple in Bangkok, it slipped from a crane and was left in the mud by workmen.In the morning, a temple monk, who had dreamed that the statue was divinely inspired, went to see the Buddha image. Through a crack in the plaster he saw a glint of yellow, and discovered that the statue was pure gold.