Over three hundred years ago, the Burmese army planned to invade Thailand. At the time, Thailand was known as Siam. Hearing of the impending attack, Siamese monks at a large monastery were determined to protect their shrine and the prized object it contained: an amazing 10 foot high solid gold Buddha statue. While it was priceless to them for reasons that transcend money, the monks knew the Burmese soldiers would stop at nothing to steal the statue because of its tremendous value.
The monks quickly covered the Golden Buddha with 12 inches of clay knowing that the foreign invaders would totally ignore it and think it worthless.… Read the rest