The white big Buddha is a impressive 45 meters tall statue belonging to the Wat Theppitak Punaram temple in Thailand, located in Phaya Yen, Pak Chong district, Nakhon Ratchasima province.

Local people refer to the white big Buddha as Luang Por Khao and it’s visible from the Highway No. 2 (Mittraphap Road) in northeastern Thailand.

A huge White Buddha

The elevation of the statue of 112 meters or 56 Thai Wa above ground level refers to the 56 goodnesses of Buddhism. The total of 1,250 steps of the two paths left and right leading uphill to the statue signify the number of disciples of the Lord Buddha who assembled on Magha Puja Day without prior notice. The height of the statue of 45 meters means the number of years Buddha spent in teaching the people after he had attained enlightenment.


2 thoughts on “Wat Theppitak Punnaram (White Buddha), Nakhon Ratchasima”

  1. The red dot location is wrong. If you scroll down half page to the right a little you can see the top view of the white Buddha.
    Other side of Highway No. 2 (Mittraphap Road)
    On the edge of the Mountain Khao Tham Slkhwa 909 metes tall.

  2. Thanks Dan, just attempted to fix it, however since there is not much info about the White Buddha, it’s hard to place the marker close to the Buddha.

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