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.
Adventure in Thailand offers a different view from the traveler: sometimes wild, with wide-open beaches, blue waters and white sand, lakes, islands, high mountains, wildlife, temples, monuments and a hands-on experience of the real Thailand. Get to know the gentle people and the wonderful Land of Smiles.