Sakya Muni Buddha Gaya Temple
Thai-founded Buddhist temple
What we say:
If this temple reminds you of Bangkok you're not imagining things — it was founded by a Thai monk.
It's also known as the Temple of 1,000 Lights for the countless bulbs that surround its main idol: a 15 metre-tall, 300 ton-heavy, seated Buddha, which dwarfs the inter-faith group of gods around him.
The temple walls are adorned with colourful murals depicting Buddha's life and a huge mother-of-pearl replica of a Buddha footprint from Sri Lanka.
The temple is the centre of activities on Vesak Day, the anniversary of Buddha's enlightenment.
More details366 Race Course Rd
Opening Hours: Daily 08:00-16:45
Last updated: 12th October, 2011
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