The gigantic golden statue of Luang Pu Thuat (a famous Buddhist monk), which can be clearly seen even from the Asia Road, was built in order to bless people and to honour His Majesty King Rama IX and Her Majesty Queen Sirikit of King Rama IX, in a park that is as big as around 32,000 sq. meters.
Encompassed with a big pond, the park is spacious and full of shady trees. The area of the park has been managed in order to facilitate people who visit the park and pay homage to Luang Pu Thaut who is highly respected by people from all parts of Thailand. This park is also a tourist attraction and a place for passers-by to drop by and take some rest.
Another unique component of Phuttha Utthayan Maharat is the market that is full of food shops on the two sides of the alley that lead to the statue of Luang Pu Thuat. These food shops sell main dishes, snacks, traditional Thai desserts, beverages and many other local products (OTOPs). There is also a coffee shop with good ambiences by the pond.
Opening Hours: The market is opened daily from 10:00 to 16:00; the area around Luang Pu Thuat Statue has no closing or opening time and has no admission fee.
Location: Asia Road (No. 32 High Way) Kilometer 44 on the outbound side