Inside the neighbourhood where Buddha has been mass-produced for more than 300 years

This hidden neighbourhood carries a fascinating secret - it has been mass producing Buddhist merchandise for Thailand for more than 300 years.

The Baan Bat village emerged in the early 1700s in Bangkok when the first Chinese settlers developed the capital city.

The strip of homes began making bowls for monks to receive donations in. Since then, the rows of shop factories have continued producing Buddhist shrines for the country’s temples.

Hundreds of shining gold-coloured statues are now mass produced even week in the small community near the China Town area of the Thai capital.

It has even become known as ‘Buddha Road’, with most of the shrines and religious paraphernalia originating from the area for hundreds of years.

Many are decorated with colourful jewels and packaged in plastic before beings shipped to differed temples where they’ll be worshipped by religious devotees.

Footage taken today as the country prepares for the Songkran New Years festivities shows the manufacturers at work as they produce all shapes and sizes of Buddha figures - displaying them outside their workshop for buyers.

The footage was captured today (April 9).