Makha Bucha Buddhism Memorial Park in Nakhon Nayok


Thailand is best known for its stunning and unique temples which are located all around the country. Other than temples, this Buddhist centre is another must-visit attraction in Thailand. The park is home to a massive Buddha statue surrounded by 1,250 monk statues – a one of a kind sight. 


Giant Buddha statue with 1,250 fellow abbots 


Memorial Park in Thailand
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This memorial park was built to mark one of the important events in the Buddhist calendar; Makha Bucha Day. This was the day when 1,250 abbots spontaneously gathered to see Buddha at the Veluvana Temple.

Memorial Park in Thailand
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The area, which is over 20 acres, is now devoted to commemorate this event. There is a 13.5m Buddha statue with 1,250 life-sized monks sitting amid a beautiful view of nature and surrounding mountains. 

Memorial Park in Thailand
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Each statue also has a different posture, such as one reading Buddhist scriptures, placing a hand on a chest, and more. 

  Memorial Park in Thailand
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The park also has intricate sand sculptures made by local artists, telling stories related to Buddhism. 

Memorial Park in ThailandImage credit: Thairath

Memorial Park in Thailand
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Thairath


About a 2 hour drive from Bangkok 


Makha Bucha Buddhism Memorial Park is located in Nakhon Nayok which takes around a 2-hour drive from Bangkok. 

The place does not only offer  amazing Buddhist sculptures, but also a chance to relax with nature. 

Try getting a birds eye view shot of the park for a stunning Instagram photo while here!

Makha Bucha Buddhism Memorial Park
Address: Sarika, Mueang Nakhon Nayok District, Nakhon Nayok, Thailand.
Opening Hours: 6AM-6PM, Daily
Telephone: +66 8 1906 6974
Entrance Fee: Free
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Featured image adapted from: @henghengtrip and Pantip Review 

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