Thailand you will see many Buddha statues like the
ones above on the pictures. They are sometimes made from gold but
also from (nature) stone or wood.
Buddha statues can have very different meanings and for this
reason you might notice a meditating Buddha, a laughing Buddha, a
Buddha with children, a fat Buddha, an aged Buddha, a blessing
Buddha, a money and wealth Buddha or a prosperity Buddha to name
just a few as example.
At local thai shops small Buddha statues made from various
materials are offered to tourist, but be adviced not to buy one
made of ivory as you might get a ticket for bringing a forbidden
item home and more worse, loose your thai souvenir.
The meaning of the word Buddha means "Awakened" or one who has
achieved a state of perfect spiritual enlightenment in accordance
with the teachings of Buddha.