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Catagorize: Other religious & spiritural sites
Contact: located at Khao Dan Phra Bat Tel. -

It is located at Khao Dan Phra Bat, approximately 3 kilometers northwards of the city center. There are base rocks around the temple that is shady with many types of plants. It is renovated into Buddha Utthayan (Buddha Park), the garden of Phra Mongkhon Ming Mueang or Phra Hai. Phra Mongkhon Ming Mueang is a Buddha image in the attitude of subduing Mara. It is 11 meters wide on its lap and is 20 meters tall from the ground level to the top of halo flame. It is affected by the school of North India art (Pala), which has an influence to the northeast region of Thailand. It was designed by Jitr Buabusaya more than a thousand years ago.

The Buddha image is constructed by reinforced concrete, covering the former stucco Buddha image with the platform of 8.4 meters wide, 12.6 meters long, and 5.2 meters tall. The outside of the Buddha image is decorated with golden mosaic tiles. Phra Mongkhon Ming Mueang was built in 1965 and is a respectable Buddha image throughout Amnat Charoen and Ubon Ratchathani Province.

Phra Mongkhon Ming Mueang is a Buddha image in Northeast region with spectacular Buddha characteristics. Behind it, there are 2 strange-looking Buddha images wearing beautifully yellow robe. The villagers call it Phra Lahai or Phra Khi Lai, which means beautiful wood. It is named after the appearance of ancient Buddha image. The Buddha image was found in the pond in 1962 when the area around there was renovated to construct a dam. The villagers believe that this Buddha image give good fortune so they often vow and pray to it.

 


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