The Buddha image that is formally called Phra Phuttha Maha Wachira Uttamopat Satsada was produced in 1996 to commemorate the 50
th anniversary of King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s accession the the throne. Throughout the Vietnam War the Thai Army utilized Khao Cheejan mountain for its mining efforts. The stones were utilized at U-Tapao airport, which was at the time an American army base. After the war mining continued for building functions till 1976.
130 Meter high Buddha image took of the rock
The Buddha image was taken of the rock utilizing laser innovation. After that, it was inlaid with gold leaf, a procedure that took months to finish. The excellent Sukhothai design Buddha image is 130 meters high and 70 meters large, making it among the greatest Buddha images on the planet.
Buddha Mountain, which is likewise called Khao Cheejan or Khao Chee Chan, is embeded in perfectly landscaped gardens. There is a variety of salas (open structures) and swimming pools filled with lotus flowers providing the location a serene and tranquil environment.
There is likewise a variety of shrines where Thai individuals pertain to pay tribute. A variety of check in English language offer details about the history of the location.
Other locations to see near Buddha Mountain
From Buddha Mountain you can see neighboring Wat Yansangwararam in the range, a big and lovely temple complex.
This complex likewise houses the Viharn Sien, a Chinese temple and museum that has among the very best collections of Chinese artifacts and antiques in Thailand. Because they are simply a couple of kilometers apart, integrated they produce a terrific day out.
If you are going to neighboring Nong Nooch tropical gardens, Buddha Mountain is a great location to stop en route.
Buddha Mountain lies around 15 kilometers South of Pattaya City.
How to arrive
To arrive, you can charter a songthaew baht bus. Work out the cost with the chauffeur. If you choose a taxi, a lot of hotels in Pattaya will have the ability to book one for you. Settle on the cost prior to leaving.
If you wish to go to Buddha Mountain, Wat Yansangwararam and Viharn Sien in one day, the most comfy alternative would be to schedule the taxi for the day so the chauffeur will await you at each location.
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Admission & & opening hours
Opening hours are from 8 am till 5 pm.
Admission is totally free.