Massive Sculpture Of A Monk’s Head Disturbs Locals In Thai Province

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A temple in Thailand is constructing a massive sculpture of a 16th century Thai monk’s head. The Baan Pho temple in Chacheongsao, located east of Bangkok, is in the midst of building a 17 metre-tall sculpture of the revered monk, Coconuts Bangkok reports.

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Image: Pung Uma / Facebook

The monk, named Luang Pu Thuat, is believed to be able to grant protection to those who pray to him, and many Buddhists in Southeast Asia wear amulets bearing his likeness.

Image: Pung Uma / Facebook

The temple is currently trying to raise funds to complete the sculpture and have only gotten as far as its head.

Image: ทักษนัย โตอินทร์ / Facebook

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