#8 Golden Buddha Statue
Famously known in Thai as Phra Sukhothai Traimit, the golden seated Buddha statue is located in Bangkok, Thailand. The statue was covered with a layer of clay and colored to hide its original identity. It was said to be in the same state for over 200 years.
The mammoth clay Buddha was in the process of being moved when a monk noticed a big crack in the statue that was emitting golden rays. With the help of a hammer and a chisel, the clay was ripped off. Voila! The massive statue made of pure gold was then revealed.