Wat Theppitak Punnaram (White Buddha), Nakhon Ratchasima

Wat Theppitak Punnaram (White Buddha), Nakhon Ratchasima

The white big Buddha is a impressive 45 meters tall statue belonging to the Wat Theppitak Punaram temple in Thailand, located in Phaya Yen, Pak Chong district, Nakhon Ratchasima province.

Local people refer to the white big Buddha as Luang Por Khao and it’s visible from the Highway No. 2 (Mittraphap Road) in northeastern Thailand.

A huge White Buddha

The elevation of the statue of 112 meters or 56 Thai Wa above ground level refers to the 56 goodnesses of Buddhism. The total of 1,250 steps of the two paths left and right leading uphill to the statue signify the number of disciples of the Lord Buddha who assembled on Magha Puja Day without prior notice. The height of the statue of 45 meters means the number of years Buddha spent in teaching the people after he had attained enlightenment.

-Thailand News (TN)


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