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Big Buddha at Wat Muang Temple

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Lynkster wrote a review Jul 2019
Australia253 contributions176 helpful votes
Built in 2008, this is the largest in Thailand, and 7th in the world. Not the best place to visit on a hot day, as it is on a marble pedestal, although shelter is provided for those lining up to pray at the fingertips. While the temple grounds of Wat Muang has several other attractions, the immediate area of the statue is largely simple and plain, except for a row of statues of kings and queens that greet pilgrims who wait in line. Bring an umbrella and water if you decide to stroll around the platform.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Rick B wrote a review Jul 2018
Caloundra, Australia40 contributions4 helpful votes
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What an amazing monument for the people of Phuket, I was in awe of the statue and the stunning views from atop the mountain. If visiting the area do not miss this.
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Date of experience: July 2018
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travelling_souldiya wrote a review Feb 2018
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It appears that tourists don't visit frequently, but I was blown away by the detail and beauty of this ENORMOUS statue. I went on a Saturday and saw only five tourists in about three hours. You can take a minivan from Mo Chit Bus terminal for around 100 Bhat. Then another from the bus terminal in Ang Thong. I recommend you go early!! I think that's best for two reasons: 1) there are less people generally and 2) (perhaps more importantly), the sun is behind Buddha after 1pm so good photos are much harder to get until maybe after 5pm. I was there till almost six and I'll tell you the thing about that is that getting the bus back to Bangkok gets much more difficult after 630pm 😳 That being said we were able to get one back at around 7:50 from close by the bus terminal, but not without wondering if and where we were gonna find a place to sleep in Ang Thong. English is hardly spoken so that made the experience all the more... Interesting, let's say.
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Date of experience: February 2018
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Bruce L wrote a review Dec 2017
Bangkok, Thailand58 contributions6 helpful votes
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It's out in the country, so you'll need to arrange a mini-van or taxi transport. I went a friend by scooter, but it's both hot and dangerous. (Thai roads are not for beginners on scooters.) The tallest Buddha statue in gold can only be described as something worth seeing. It's not a mainstream tourist venue because of its remote location, and the fact that most tourists don't get to tour in Ang Thong province. If it were located near Bangkok it would be on every tour guides list of compulsory trips. For me what was more impressive was the temples in the grounds of the Big Buddha statue. They are stunning. I've been to 50 temples or more, but these are in the top 10. One is hung wall to wall with artworks of incredible detail and high interest for scholars of Thailand history. They depict so much of Thai folklore and culture. Another is mirrored in and out, and simply breathtaking. Of course there is much variety of food available, and shady places to sit and enjoy. Souvenir shops show off local wares, as well as the "normal junk". Something for everyone. If you have an extended stay, or if you've been to all the usual top 10 sites in Thailand, then this should be added to your list. Nearby is another almost totally unknown temple which you can ask your driver to take you to, which will make it a full day trip out of Ang Thong town. It's called the Wat Ta It. It will add an additional 2 hours to your trip, but you'll never see anything like it anywhere else in Thailand. Call it a hidden secret. It about 7 stories high, built in a style of a pyramid. Go for the great photo opportunities it present, and for the amazing views from the top. (You can see the Big Buddha in the far distance. See photo.)
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Date of experience: June 2017
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Clare_Alicia wrote a review Nov 2017
Singapore, Singapore429 contributions130 helpful votes
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Recommended by my driver. He told us this is the largest Buddha in Thailand and many Thai came to visit too.
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Date of experience: November 2017
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