Created 3-Jan-14
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The Great Buddha of Thailand, also known as The Big Buddha, The Big Buddha of Thailand, Phra Buddha Maha Nawamin, and Mahaminh Sakayamunee Visejchaicharn, is the tallest statue in Thailand and the ninth tallest in the world. Located in the Wat Muang Monastery in Ang Thong province, this statue stands 92 m (300 ft) high, and is 63 m (210 ft) wide. Construction commenced in 1990, and was completed in 2008. It is painted gold and made of cement.

The Wat Muang houses the largest sitting Buddha image in Thailand measuring 84 meters tall, 92 meters including the pedestal. Surrounded by paddy fields the massive image, known as “Big Buddha of Ang Thong” dominates the area. The image, made of cement and painted in gold color was completed in 2008.
The temple’s ordination hall which is surrounded by huge lotus petals enshrines a highly revered silver image of the Buddha in the subduing Mara position.
Also on the temple grounds is a very graphic diorama of Buddhist Hell, where life-size figures of sinners are seen receiving punishments, like liars who get their tongues torn out, thieves being cut in half and people being tortured by demons.

14°35'39.37" N 100°22'48.96" E
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Category:Architecture and Structures
Subcategory:Temples
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