The Big Buddha or the Great Buddha of Thailand, also known as Phra Buddha Maha Nawamin and Mahaminh Sakayamunee Visejchaicharn, is the tallest Buddha statue in Thailand and the ninth tallest in the world. It is 92 metre tall and 63 metre wide. The giant sculpture is made of concrete and finished with gold. It took 18 years to build (1990-2008) and it cost about 131 million Thai Baht ($3.75 million). The Buddha sits in the Bhumisparsha (the Earth witness) mudra pose so that the devotees can reach up to touch the tip of his middle finger.
Heaven and hell, deity figures, and memories of the Thai-Burmese battle in Wiset Chai Chan.
Wat Muang is located in the countryside off Highway 3195, just East of Wiset Chai Chan village, about 8 kilometers West of Ang Thong town, in Ang Thong province.
“Passing into the hall [of the Silver Usobot] through the main doors brings you into a breathtaking chamber. It is tiled with mirrors and it gives you the impression that it goes on for infinity. The room feels as if there are no boundaries. It makes you ponder the enormity of the universe and your tiny insignificance within it. It challenges your perceptions of reality and makes you question your preconceptions.” (Tom Billinge / The Temple Trail)