Phra Buddha Rattana Mongkol Maha Munee—Roi-Et Town, Roi-Et Province, Thailand.
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Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ianatlarge
N 16° 03.726 E 103° 39.528
48Q E 356536 N 1776269
Quick Description: The largest standing Buddha in the world.
Location: Thailand
Date Posted: 7/5/2010 10:56:36 PM
Waymark Code: WM96F6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
Views: 94

Long Description:
Near the centre of the small city of Roi-Et, in north eastern Thailand, is Wat Buraphapiram, and inside this Wat is the largest standing Buddha, in the blessing posture, in the world. This Buddha image is 59.2m high (including the base, 67.85m), and gold in colour—quite a sight. This Buddha can be seen from anywhere in the city centre.

The grounds contain several other Buddhist images, including; a reclining Buddha, the Buddha teaching, bells and gongs, but the standing Buddha dominates the Wat.
Open to visitors?: Yes

Photography Permitted Inside?: Yes

Statue of the Buddha present?: Yes

Related Website: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
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Photos of the shrine are strongly encouraged when permitted otherwise please refrain from taking pictures inside and in any case, generally have respect for the religious nature of the site.

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