The Standing Buddha – Bangkok, Thailand - Atlas Obscura

The Standing Buddha

This statue took 60 years to complete.  

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Wat Intharawihan is not among the most famous Bangkok temples. However, inside the Wat Intharawihan temple, visitors can see a giant and shining golden Buddha with more than 100 years of history. 

The 104-foot Buddha that took 60 years to build. The construction started in 1867 during the reign of King Rama IV and was completed in 1927 under the reign of King Rama VII. The standing Buddha is using a Ushnisha (relic crown/hat), which was given as a gift by the Government of Sri Lanka. 

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