An image of Buddha was laser engraved into the side Khao Chi Chan in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the king’s ascension to the throne. The mountain is truly a sight to behold, and it is said that it is a dragon sorghum for the ninth king. The mountain was split into two during the Vietnam War but is now a site symbolizing peace. Laser carvings were inlaid with gold, making it a truly spectacular sight.
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The northern face of Khao Chi Chan bears a depiction of Buddha sitting cross-legged with one hand on his knee and the other in his lap. The lone limestone hill was originally used to supply supplies to the local construction industry.
On the recommendation of the then Supreme Patriarch, who felt it would be a waste of a perfectly good (and particularly beautiful) mountain, the 109-meter-tall and 70-meter-wide image was carved into the rock and then marked out in gold in 1996 to commemorate His Majesty the King of Thailand's golden jubilee.
The image was created with computer software and then laser-etched onto the side of Khao Chi Chan. This was completed totally at night to allow the laser's light to be viewed more clearly. The image would be fixed and updated during the day. Following the completion of the drawing, gold was utilized to fill in the sculpture.