The largest stone engraving of Buddha in the world looking down on you from the side of limestone hill is a very humbling experience.
Etched with a laser into the side of what used to be a resource for the construction industry, the 130-metre-high image was then
marked out in gold. It was completed in 1996 to mark
the 50th anniversary of His Majesty the King of Thailand’s accession to the throne and has since become a popular attraction for Thais and foreign visitors alike.
It serves as the focal point to a number of other attractions in the immediate area, such as its reservoir and scenic beauty,
commonly known as Silverlake.