What time does wat traimit temple open? Entrance fee: baht. The museum costs an additional 1Baht (USD).
The image is more than three meters high, weighs some five and a half tons and is most likely some 7to 8years old. It is the largest solid gold Buddha image in the world. See full list on renown-travel.
The origin of the huge Buddha image is not exactly known. At some point before that, the Golden Buddha image was covered with a plaster coating, most likely in order to disguise it and prevent it from being stolen by the Burmese. After Ayutthaya was destroyed the image most likely remained in Ayutthaya, without drawing attention, and its true origin and value was forgotten. After King Rama I had established Bangkok as the new capital, he ordered thousands of Buddha images to be brought to Bangkok from the Northern regions, such as Sukhothai and Ayutthaya, because of the still existing threat of the Burmese.
The Golden Buddha image can be viewed every day during the same times. The gold sculpture dates back to the 13th century and measures at nearly meters in height. Located in Chinatown Bangkok, this ornate temple is about 4meters west of the Hualampong Railway Station.
The plaster pieces are still preserved in the temple and are actually on display.