Big Buddha

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  • Address: Bang Lamung District, Chonburi Province, Thailand, Pattaya
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Religious Site, Landmark, Statue

Located at the very top of Pratumnak Hill you’ll find an enormous 18 metre tall Buddha statue. This Big Buddha is the largest statue in the region and is situated within the premises of the Wat Phra Yai temple. The statue was established in the year 1977 and is also called Luang Phor Yhai by Thai people.  Extremely popular with tourists, the Big Buddha is revered by the locals who come to pray at the temple. While there, do check out the intricate design on the statue.

  • It is an active place of worship. Please maintain the tranquillity of the place.
  • Dressing in conservative clothing is recommended.

  • Hire a motorbike taxi.
  • Hop on a songthaew
  • You can also hire a taxi.

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  • Big Buddha Address: Bang Lamung District, Chonburi Province, Thailand, Pattaya
  • Big Buddha Timing: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Big Buddha Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Big Buddha(preferred time): 07:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Big Buddha: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 61.31% of people who visit Pattaya include Big Buddha in their plan

  • 58.82% of people start their Big Buddha visit around 2 PM - 3 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Big Buddha

Monday, Thursday and Saturday

94.38% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Big Buddha

People normally club together Pattaya Beach and Walking Street while planning their visit to Big Buddha.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • The temple looks great. It's located on a hill and there are steps to go up to the temple. You can see a beautiful panorama of the city from the temple area. It's easily accecable by bike or a taxi. Dress respectfully, cover your shoulders and knees. If you forgot to cover yourself, at the entrance to the temple they will. Give you a sarong to cover for free.

  • Big Buddha. It is what it is nice place to see for a few hours . Learn some history there. Nice little cheap restaurant there

  • 2 stars for the view. Least favorite temple experience in 6weeks Thailand. this place has a lot of donation boxes, no problem with that but the buhda looks not so great. So don't know where they use it for. Also the cage little birds in small cages to buy to free. That sucks.

  • Small budhist temple, but it’s have a beautiful city view from above. The some clothes restrictions for woman or girl, don’t use too open clothes like tank top/ mini skirt/ hot pants. Please wear appropriate clothes like norma shirt or t-shirt, pants also wear long one or 3/4 pants (under knee).

  • Many golden statues of Buddahs at the top of the stairway flanked by two long golden dragons. It felt rather commercialized instead of a religious site but despite the many donation boxes and incense, candle and curio sellers it was a worthwhile walk up the hill. ( also taxis etc if you prefer a ride!) Lovely views of the Tower and towards Lomtieng Beach.

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