Kade kneels next to a stream formed by the San Francisco Glacier, about two hours outside Santiago, Chile.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Wat Traimit, Temple of the Golden Buddha

Home to the largest solid gold Buddha in the world.  Buddha facts: 5.5 tons, estimated value $250 million, from the 13th century, plastered over to disguise from foreign invaders, the ruse was so good even Thais lost track of the Buddha, (re) discovered by accident decades later, now showcased in this lovely temple.  After enjoying my video, you can read more about the history here.




Buddhas I brought home.  One on the left is the Wat Traimit one.

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