Phra Buddha Thaksin Ming Mongkhon

This is a huge sitting Buddha image on the top of a hill in the area of Wat Khao Thong 6 kms from town along the Narathiwat Rangae route. The image, covered with gold-coloured mosaic tiles represents Buddhistic beauty in compliance with the southern culture.

The width measuring the lap of the image is 15 metres and the height from the base to the finial is 24 metres and the height from the base to the finial is 24 metres. Within the hilly landscape of the temple, there is also a bell-shape pagoda Phra Chedi Siri Masa Maya which enshrines the sacred Lord Buddha’s relics. The pagoda has been constructed, with the loyalty of the Narathiwat people, as dedication to Her Majesty the Queen.

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