Many Buddhist temples in Thailand are located either on a hilltop or the hillside of a mountain, and the views are often quite remarkable.
Wat Phra That Khao Noi, a hilltop temple in Nan in Northern Thailand, is no exception. Located a couple of kilometers southwest of town, the temple complex is not really special as it is relatively new, but the Statute of the Giant Buddha overlooking the town and Nan Valley is quite striking (and the panoramic views are of course wonderful).
The Buddha Statute reminds me in a way of the Christ the Redeemer (Statue of Jesus Christ), on top of the Sugar Loaf in Rio De Janeiro or the La Virgen de Quito at El Panecillo in Quito, Ecuador
The picture was taken shortly about 1 hour before sunset, and the rays of the sun give the Buddha a golden glow.