About Golden Buddha (statue)

The Golden , officially titled Phra Phuttha Maha Suwanna Patimakon, commonly known in Thai as Phra Sukhothai Traimit, is a gold seated statue, with a weight of 5.5 tonnes. It is located in the of Traimit, Bangkok, Thailand. At one point in its the statue was covered with a layer of stucco and coloured glass to conceal its true value, and it remained in this condition for almost 200 years, ending up as what was then a of minor significance. During relocation of the statue in 1955, the plaster was chipped off and the gold revealed.

Wat suthud

Magnificent Buddhist temples in Bangkok

Bangkok, officially known in Thai as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon and colloquially as Krung Thep, is the capital and most populous city of Thailand. The majority (93 percent) of the city's population is Buddhist. Rama I (reigned 1782–1809) of the Chakri Dynasty (which remains the current royal family of Thailand) founded the Rattanakosin Kingdom. Under Rama I, new were constructed at the new capital of Rattanakosin (modern Bangkok), such as the royal Wat, Wat .
Interior of the vihara of the Phra Phuttha Chinnarat

Buddha statues in Thailand – iconography & examples

Buddha statues in Thailand are typically made of stone, wood, clay, or metal cast. While there are such figures in all regions where Buddhism is commonly practiced, the appearance, composition and position of the statues vary greatly from country to country. In Thailand the statues of Buddha recall specific episodes during his travels and teachings that are familiar to the Thai according to an iconography with specific rules. .

Top 50 Buddhist Temples in Thailand

The main in Thailand is . is practiced by more than 95% of the population in Thailand. There are around 30,000 in Thailand. Thailand is a country and the here play a very active part in everyday life. Thai’s come to them to pray to for things such as or , they also come to make merit and speak with the . The structures themselves have .