The tallest standing Buddha
Called Buddha Monthon, it stands 15.88 metres and looks over a large reservoir. Monthon is set amid well-kept gardens sprawling an enoumous 400 hectares - a fittingly grandiose setting for such a stunning tribute to the Buddha. The statue was built in 1957 to mark 2,500 years of Buddhism.
Also on the grounds are landscaped tributes to the four stages of Buddha’s life: his birth, enlightenment, teaching and nirvana. About 1 km to the right of the main entrance is an auditorium, monastic library and museum of Buddhism.
Phra Phutthamonthon used to be a impeccably landscaped area but has since become a bit rag-tag. Even so, it remains a fine place for a picnic or even a jog after checking out the attractions. Bangkok taxis do pass this way.
Address: Off Highway 4 (to Nakhon Pathom), Phuttamonthon 4 section
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