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Phra Phutthamonthon

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Here you’ll find a statue that’s one of the world’s tallest standing Buddhas and perhaps the world’s tallest copper statue.

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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.



How to get there
From Bangkok, catch bus number 84, 170, 730 or 847 from the Southern Bus Terminal (Sai Tai Mai) and make sure you tell the attendant where you mean to get off. From Nakhorn Pathom it's a bit more tricky. Catch one of the Bangkok-bound buses and get off after about half-an-hour. Use an overhead walkway to get across the busy highway and either hail a cab or jump on a local bus that takes a left. You'll come to the entrance of Phra Phuttamonthon after about 2km.

Phra Phutthamonthon
Off Highway 4 (to Nakhon Pathom), Phuttamonthon 4 section
Admission: Free

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