In the tiny Northern Thai village of Ban Dan, legend has it that hundreds of years ago, when the Siamese kingdom of Ayutthaya was at war with the neighboring country of Burma, a valuable golden Buddha was hidden in the large Buddha statue a local Buddhist temple.
It turns out the legends was true: on August 4, the head of a golden Buddha statue was discovered inside the 5 meter-tall Buddha statue of the Wat Ban Dan Tai temple.
The face was found peeking out from inside the statue after a large portion extending from its chest to its stomach fell off. It’s said that the large statue was rebuilt with brick in 1950 to better protect the golden statue. Looks like they’re going to have a hard time hiding this from the Burmese now.