Phetbura Buddhist Park, Muang Petchaboon District, is the place where the image of Maha Dharmracha is enshrined. It is the largest replica of the Buddha image in the world and the Buddha image of Phetchabun which is very faithful.
The replica was made of pure brass with the width of 11.984 meters and the height of 16.5899 meters, elevated 35 meters above the ground level, and the weight of over 45 tons.
Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn presided over the ceremony of containing the Buddha’s relics and made the rite of putting the eyes into the Buddha image of Maha Dhammaracha on the occasion of the 7th Cycle Birthday Anniversary of His Majesty King. The Buddha image is called “Phraphut Maha Dharmracha Chalerm Phra Kiet”.
On the 5th of December 2011, Mr. Vilat Rujiwatthanapong, Governor of Phetchabun, initiated the construction of the Maha Dharmracha Chalerm Phra Kiet with the width of 11.984 meters and the height of 16.5899 meters, elevated 35 meters above the ground level, and the weight of over 45 tons, to be enshrined in the Phetbura Buddhist Park, Muang Phetchabun District to commemorate His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej on the occasion of his 84th anniversary on December 5, 2011 and to be the symbol of the succession of Buddhism of Phetchaboon.
Phetbura Buddhist Park
Location: Sadiang, Mueang Phetchabun, Phetchabun 67000 Thailand