Wat Phra Yai Pattaya (Big Buddha Hill)

Wat Phra Yai (Big Buddha Hill) is an attractive place in Pattaya. There is a huge image of Buddha at the top of the hill, so visitors can notice it from a distant location. The image of Buddha is even more incredible when look at it closely as it is absolutely huge. Each day a lot of visitors go to respect the image in order to have good things and good times in their lives, according the religion believed. There are also a pavilion hall and smaller different style images of Buddha on the top of the hill, around the huge image. The location of Wat Phra Yai is near Pattaya City, approximately 2.5 Kilometers from South Pattaya.

Big Buddha Hill is the place that situates the biggest image of Buddha in Chonburi Province, where its height is about 300 foot. It was established in 1977. This Buddha image is called Luang Phor Yhai by Thai people.

At the entrance of Wat Phra Yai, there is a not too short and not too long stair to get to see the big Buddha image on the hilltop. There are also a pavement and a number of bells around the hill. Visitors can look around the city view either on this pavement or on the courtyard at the hilltop. Once visitors walk through the stair, they will see a very large gold-color Buddha image in front of them. They will also able to see the smaller images of Budha around the courtyard, and the pavilion hall on the right hand side. Visitors can use incense provided to respect the big Buddha image as well.

The location of Big Buddha Hill is on the hilltop of Pattaya Hill (not the Phra Tamnuk side). It is near Suan Chaloemphrakiat and Wang Sam Sien. Visitors can go there by a Songthaew or a motocycle taxi, or even a walk if they like to do exercise though.

Another great thing is that there is no charge for the entrance fee.

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