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  • thep [ Location ]
    About 102 km from Korat city. On the highway No. 2.
    About 22 km from Pak Chong city.

    [ Outline ]
    A big Buddha sculpture come in sight on the halfway a mountain when traveling on the highway No.2.

    The height from the stairs to the sculpture's plinth: 112 meters
    The height of the sculpture: 45 meters
    The width of the plinth: 27 meters
    The weight of the sculpture: 3,000 tons
    The capacity of a image's nostril: over 200 liters
    To get to the sculpture, visitors must climb the stairs for 112 meters.
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    There are three other Buddha statues on the top of the big stairs.
    The present "naga" gods is decorated on the edges of balustrades.
    There are two small stairs at the right and left side on the top of big stairs to go to a image.
    The stairs are very steep, it is hard to go up the stairs about 100 meters at a stretch.
    It is better to go up the right side stairs.

    Three bells are hung on the top so as to pat in memory of climbing.
    (Please pat a bell one time gently.)
    The view is very good from here.
    If you stand here, you will understand why we explained a capacity of a image's nostril.
    On the right of big stairs,there is a building which is enshrining Buddha images.
    And on the left of it, there is a shop which is selling the big Buddha image's pictures and talismans.
    On the side of a building, the other god images and the images from a Buddha's episode are displayed.

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