Know as the "Big Buddha" it is actually a statue of Guanyin, the Chinese goddess of mercy. Said to be 63m high, you can go all the way up and have a look thru her eyes to see the stunning view of Chiang Rai. And next to the statue you see the 9 tired Chinese pagoda Pokchokthama-Chedi. Photos (above & under were taken from the rooftop restaurant & lounge of The Riverie Hotel. The Wat Huay Pla Kang is located about 8 km north of Chiang Rai town and can be visited daily from 7:00 to 21:30, entrance is free but the elevator to the head of the statue costs 40 baht. Photo taken in 2020. If you are interested to visit Chiang Rai or any other place in Northeast or North Thailand, please contact me by email at The Little Elephant Traveling in Thailand.
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I belong to that race of men that don't fit in, a race that can't sit still, so they break the hearts of kith and kin and they roam the world at will. (Thanks Mark) In 1985 I started to roam the world at will in Indonesia & Thailand and I did not stop. Now living in Thailand I am still roaming the world. If you have a question or need help in planning your holiday in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia or Vietnam then send me an email at The Little Elephant Traveling in Thailand.
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