Sunday, November 30, 2008

Khao Chee Chan - Wat YangSangwaram (Buddha sculptural image)

Located: Just down the road, approximately 2km, from the chinese-thai temple, Anek Kusala Sala (Viharnra Sien)


Research online...
Khao Chee Chan is about 20 km from Pattaya and is part of the Wat YangSangwaram Temple Complex. Located 7km away is the Nong Noch Gardens.
Known to be the largest sculptured image of Buddha in the world, it was done in 1995 by an American (Lives in Naklua, near Pattaya!) for the Kings Birthday. He etched it out using a laser.
The Buddha image is 130 meters tall and 70 meters wide, and outlined in Gold.
Next to here are the Silver Lakes Vineyards and loads of fields full of Grapevines. There is also an elephant Krall across the road.

The shape of this mountain was due to it being mined for the stone during the Vietnam war, the stone was used at U Tapao airbase and also used to help build local roads.

7 comments:

mimid3vils said...

Wah u went so many places at Pattaya, I almost forgot what places I went on my last visit :(

Julian Si said...

Come back and visit again :-) Well, when the airport reopens anyway!

ps - These were all in ONE DAY :-) Just takes good planning!

Mellie said...

U've got my travelling bug itching! Planned for a trip to Phuket..paid for flight. But I'm wondering whether should I take a risk to go Thailand at this unstable environment???

Julian Si said...

Things are OK here in Pattaya, but I have no clue abt Phuket / BKK ... Seems the siege at Suvarnhabumi Airport will be ended by Wednesday :-)

Shell (貝殼) said...

me & my frens planned a shopping trip to bangkok but because of the unstable situation..we already cancel our plan liao=.=

fatboybakes said...

wow, how fascinating. were u affected at all by the hoo hah in bkk?

Fan of Bangkok Hotels said...

I will plan my next trip on Phuket. My destination is the beach. I knew that beaches in Phuket is very beautiful during Nov till March. If i go there, i will share my traveling picture and blog as well. I like your story so much....