Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Always believe in your soul
This is the Golden Buddah.
He was made in the 13th century, stands three metres tall, weighs five-and-a-half tons and is made from solid gold.
For centuries he was encased in stucco to hide him from marauding bad guys, which meant no one realised his true worth until 1955 when a bit of the stucco fell off in transit.
I visited him today at the Wat Traimit temple in Bangkok’s Chinatown.
Then I walked round Chinatown, marvelling at how Chinese it all was like the gawping tourist I am.