Dhammakaya - the largest Buddhist meditation center in the world.
Wat Phra Dhammakaya is a Buddhist temple (wat) in Khlong Luang District, Pathum Thani Province north of Bangkok, Thailand. It is the centre of the Dhammakaya Movement, a Buddhist sect founded in the 1970s and led by Phra Dhammachayo (Phrathepyanmahamuni). Designed with simplicity and elegance, it won the architecture of the Year award in 1998. Its name, Dhammakya, means "the world of inner peace" in Thai language. The temple is a symbol of world peace through inner peace. Built entirely on international public contributions, it is also the embodiment of unity and love for mankind.
Located in an area of 320,000 m2, this temple complex is the centre of the Dhammakaya Movement. The most special building of the temple complex is its dome-shaped meditation center named Cetiya, which has a capacity of 1.5 million people, is the largest Buddhist meditation center in the world. Inside Cetiya is 6 halls, each can accommodate up to 250,000 people. The dome of Cetiya was roofed with 1 million tiles made from bronze. On each tile there is alto-relievo of Buddha meditating with a closed eyes and a peaceful face.