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.
Khao Chi Chan or Buddha Mountain as English speakers refer to it is the biggest engraving of Buddha in the world. The Limestone hill that has the Buddha engraved on it used to be an active site for the construction industry before it was closed down. In 1996 a laser was used to etch the carving into the rock as part of a celebration for His Majesty the King of Thailand’s 50th year on the throne.