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Gold Buddha at Wat Traimit  
   

Gold Buddha at Wat Traimit

This 5.5 ton gold buddha had previously been covered in stucco probably during Burma's many invasions, but when they moved it they discovered the treasure underneath.
One night in Bangkok...

July 10th 2007
July 10-12 Ok, 3 nights in Bangkok and a very early bus to Cambodia on Friday the 13th.... We're staying in backpacker central near the famous Khao San Road on a little street called Rumbutri - took a few days to see some sights - the royal palace, Jim Thompson's house, Erawan shrine (which is right next to Grand hyatt Bangkok near Siam Square and miles of gigantic shopping malls). Got a thai ... read more
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Thai Flag A unified Thai kingdom was established in the mid-14th century. Known as Siam until 1939, Thailand is the only Southeast Asian country never to have been taken over by a European power. A bloodless revolution in 1932 led to a constitutional monarchy.... ... read more
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