When my brother’s family were here in Hat Yai, we gave them a tour around the city including the mountain where there are a lot of Buddhist temples and statues. The golden statue that you can see in the picture is the standing Buddha. I think this statue is not made of pure gold but it would have still cost a lot to build this. I wonder how many kilos of gold bullions would have been melted if this statue was made of pure gold. I’ve read that gold is one of the most practical form of investment right now especially with the rise and fall of the US dollar.