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Wat Traimit in Bangkok's Chinatown is home to the world's largest gold seated Buddha. It's nearly 5 meters tall and weighs about 5.5 tons. Artisans crafted the Buddhas in gold and disguised it from invading armies with a covering of stucco and plaster. Only an accidental drop years later while the Buddha was being moved revealed the solid gold Buddha beneath.

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