Contact: 559, Padung Panit Road, Nai Muang Sub-District, Muang Roi Et District, Roi Et Province Tel. -
Wat Burapha Phiram is located in the area of Roi Et Municpipality at 559, Padung Panit Road, Nai Muang Sub-District, Muang Roi Et District, Roi Et Province. Its total area is 29 rai, 3 ngaan, and 97 square wah.
This temple is categorized as the general third class royal temple under Maha Nigaya Buddhism. The construction was started in 1913. Its former name is “Wat Hua Ror” since it was the place for staying overnight for merchant and general people. This temple was usually the place to stay at first night and meeting place. Later, Phra Atikarn La Intaso expanded the temple’s area and gave the new name, “Wat Burapha”, to this temple since it is located in the east part of the city. The name of the temple was changed later to be “Wat Burapha Phiram” and this name has been used until now.
There is Thailand’s tallest Buddha statue in the position of blessing. The name of the statue is “Phra Buddha Rattana Mongkol Maha Munee” or “Luang Pho Yai”. It was built in 1973 with cement and metal. The statue is in the standing position and it can be seen from far away. Roi Et people respect this statue very much.
The statue, from head to toe, is 59 meters and 20 centimeters tall. The total height is 67 meters and 85 centimeters. The base of this statue are various rooms of a museum. Luang Pho Yai is one of the symbols of Roi Et Province and has been included in the slogan of Roi Et Province
The east side of the temple is next to the ancient moat and Chao Por Mahay Sakda Nuphab Shrine which is vey sacred among Roi Et people.
Visitors can visit here from 8.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. every day including public holidays without any admission fee.