In my last thread I showed the outside of the Wat Trimit. The Mondop is the new house of the "Golden Buddha", 5.5 tons of pure gold! The Phra Phuttha Maha Suwan Patimakon (พระพุทธมหาสุวรรณ ฏิมากร) is the world's largest gold statue.

The Golden Buddha was probably a product of the Sukhothai period in the 13th century that eventually was placed in an Ayutthaya temple. To camouflage it from Burmese invaders, it was given a thick plaster coating and was consequently "lost." The encased statue was moved to Bangkok and placed in a smaller temple. In the mid-1950's, as it was being moved to its permanent building in the Wat Trimit, the rain soaked figure was dropped, and the stucco cracked to reveal the figure inside.

rejeCAM 135HD-23 (orchid cam), Agfa Pro 200 developed in Tetenal Colortec C-41

Typical exposure times in such temples are 2 to 5 minutes.
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