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Big Buddha - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Phai Cham Sin, Wiset Chai Chan District, Ang Thong 14110, Thailand


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About Big Buddha

The Great Buddha of Thailand, also known as The Big Buddha, is the tallest statue in Thailand, the second-tallest statue in Southeast Asia, and the ninth-tallest in the world. This statue stands 92 m high and is 63 m wide. Construction commenced in 1990, and was completed in 2008. It is painted gold and made of concrete. The Buddha is in the seated posture called Maravijaya Attitude.

Attractions Near Big Buddha

Wat Khun Inthapramun
Wat Khun Inthapramun7.64km from Big Buddha

Wat Khun Inthapramun is ancient temple that was constructed during the Sukhothai period, its vast size still outlined by brick ruins. The largest and longest reclining Buddha statue in Thailand, 50 meters from topknot to feet, is enshrined here. Originally, the reclining Buddha image was housed in the image hall, or Wihan, but after a fire raged through the temple, the image was abandoned to the elements for hundreds of years.

Kham Yat Palace
Kham Yat Palace8.41km from Big Buddha

Kham Yat Palace Hall is a historic palace in Thailand, located in the area of abandoned temple, Pho Thong District, Ang Thong Province in the central region. This palace hall used to be the abode of King Uthumphon, the 33nd and penultimate monarch of the Ayutthaya Kingdom, while he was ordained as a monk. Where he stayed for a period of time before returning to stay at Wat Pradu Songtham. It was registered as an ancient monument in Thailand and is considered another tourist attraction of Ang T

Wat Pa Mok Worawihan
Wat Pa Mok Worawihan14.45km from Big Buddha

Wat Pa Mok Worawihan is located in Pa Mok on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River. There is an old reclining Buddha image assumed to have been constructed during the Sukhothai period. The image is 22.58 meters long, made of brick and mortar, and covered with gold. It is found in the royal records that King Naresuan also visited this temple to pay homage to this reclining Buddha image prior to leading the army to fight King Maha Uparacha of Burma.

Bang Rachan Memorial Park
Bang Rachan Memorial Park24.38km from Big Buddha

Bang Rachan Memorial Park is where an exact replica of the ancient village and camp, where 11 leaders of Khai Bang Rachan came together to form a united front to fight the Burmese army in 1765. There is also a historical park to explore and learn about the historical content of Bang Rachan.

Thai Buffalo Conservation Village
Thai Buffalo Conservation Village25.13km from Big Buddha

It houses and cares for buffaloes of all ages and is a popular tourist attraction.

Banharn-Jamsai Tower
Banharn-Jamsai Tower31.11km from Big Buddha

Banharn-Jamsai Tower is the tallest tower in Thailand

Where is Big Buddha

Discover More Attractions in Ang Thong, Where Big Buddha Is Located

Ang Thong
Ang Thong
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The name "Ang Thong" means 'gold basin', thought to have derived from the basin-like geography of the area, and the golden color of the rice grown in the region