Before we left for Ko Lanta, we had a few hours to kill, so we decided to walk around north of our hotel. We wandered on the edge of Chinatown for a bit then went to see the Golden Buddha.
The Golden Buddha is about 700 years old and was transported here from the old capital of Sukhothai. It used to be covered by plaster to protect it from vandalism and invaders. And then when they were trying to transport it in 1955, the plaster cracked a little and only then did they discover the Buddha was made of solid gold!
It was extremely hot so we didn’t stay long, but it was a nice attraction to contrast with our guilty pleasure A/C mall day. =)