He lived in a continuous state of meditation for more than 35 years and through this period his appearance did not change a bit. The body of monk was decided to move to a temple where it has been kept for more than 20 years by now. A symbolic landmark of the island is considered to be the Statue of Coral Buddha. Several years ago this statue was included in all the island guide books. The monument is located not far from the Wat Sumret temple. For several years the statue has not had any reconstruction and renovation and thus looks rather woefully.
However this landmark is of great popularity among curious tourists as local monks consider the statue to be one of the most sacred relics of the island. The Wat Sumret Temple is considered to be one of the most beautiful constructions on the destination attracting many tourists to embrace its grandness and charm. The Wat Phra Yai Temple keeps the greatest Buddha statue of the island. The 12-meter height gold image of god is visible from away of several kilometers from the temple.
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