Wat Pha Sorn Kaew, also known as Wat Phra Thart Pha Kaew, is a Buddhist monastery and temple in Khao Kor, Phetchabun. It is located near highway 12, a few hundred meters from the town of Kheam Son, between Phitsanulok and Lom Sak. It sits on an 830 meter mountain peak and the literal translation of the Thai name means “Temple on a Glass Cliff”. It is claimed that the main pagoda and surrounding buildings are adorned with over
Buddha Mountain as it is commonly called or Khao Chi Chan as it is officially named, is a short drive south of Pattaya near the Silverlake Vineyards. The original mountain was quarried for stone that was used on the construction of U’tapao Airport and for construction of local roads. This left a sloping face on the side of the mountain which then became the site of the largest (or one of the largest) outline drawings of Buddha in the world.
The Big Buddha Pattaya sits 18 meters tall and is the largest in the region.
Perched atop Pratumnak Hill, overlooking Pattaya and Jomtien Beach, it is part of Wat Phra Yai, a temple where, despite the crowds of tourists, local people still come to pray. It was built in the 1940’s well before the US armed forces