Please view the short Youtube video taken by drone, with background audio of monks chanting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRE3HpcfP6Y&feature=youtu.be
The Big Buddha of Bua Chet is about 50 feet tall, and sits near a lake. A few years ago, Phra Ratsamee, our abbot in Olympia, was inspired to donate family land for it. When finished, there will be a complex that includes restrooms for the public, and accommodations for monks passing through.
Volunteers from the Army and from Phra Ratsamee’s village, nearby, built the Big Buddha and surrounding infrastructure. Materials must be purchased. Devotees from Olympia, Thailand, and Australia have been donating to this project.