Golden Buddha statues draw crowds to Phayao’s Wat Phra That Chom Sin

Photo courtesy of KhaoSod

The Wat Phra That Chom Sin in Ban Tham, Dok Khamtai district, Phayao province, now stands out with 108 golden meditating Buddha statues.

These statues, each measuring 2.5 metres wide and 3.5 metres tall, are majestically arranged around the temple’s mountainous landscape, attracting a stream of tourists and worshippers.

These statues, made from concrete, are a unique attraction in the province and are the only ones of their kind at the temple. Each statue is beautifully arranged around the mountain within the temple, creating a breathtaking spectacle amidst natural forests and mountains.

The meditating Buddha statues, each in a different pose, are made from moulded concrete, in the Indian artistic style, and are beautifully arranged around the mountain within the temple.

The construction of these statues was led by monk Sunthorn Wutthikun, the abbot of Wat Phra That Chom Sin. He collaborated with faith followers, disciples, locals, and people from various areas to create these 108 concrete Buddha statues. They are beautifully arranged around the mountain within the temple’s forest, in various poses such as meditating, all coated with a brilliant gold colour, reported KhaoSod.

The intention behind the construction was to provide a place for Buddhists to practice their faith and to offer a peaceful retreat. Visitors can enjoy a religious tour, admire the tranquillity of the forest and mountains, and observe the beautifully arranged golden Buddha statues around the mountain within the temple.

In related news, a peculiar phenomenon recently sparked curiosity among Thai citizens, as a Buddha statue at a renowned temple in Nakhon Nayok province developed mysterious bumps all over its body. The statue, dedicated to those born on a Friday, stands approximately 1.5 metres tall and has become a centre of attraction for lottery enthusiasts. Read more about this story HERE.

In other news, a Buddha statue believed to be over 100 years old was unearthed from a mango tree at a renowned temple in Chon Buri. This finding came about during the temple’s preparation for the Kathina ceremony scheduled last month when the temple monks were asked by the abbot to cut down the mango tree. Read more about this story HERE.

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Originally from Hong Kong, Puntid moved to Bangkok in 2020 to pursue further studies in translation. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Comparative Literature from the University of Hong Kong. Puntid spent 8 years living in Manchester, UK. Before joining The Thaiger, Puntid has been a freelance translator for 2 years. In her free time, she enjoys swimming and listening to music, as well as writing short fiction and poetry.

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