Wat Phra Yai - The Big Buddha Pattaya!

The Buddha on the hill in PattayaWat Phra Yai is the Big Buddha Temple, an attraction that is one of the greatest things to do in Pattaya.

The Big Buddha Pattaya is blessed with stunning natural sceneries that appear to come straight from a storybook, boasting pristine beauty that simply cannot be missed when you are visiting Thailand.

When you are deciding what to do in Pattaya, or looking for places to visit in Pattaya, consider this distinct place and everything that it has to offer. The Wat Phra Yai "Big Buddha Temple" exemplifies the importance of Buddhism in Thailand, as it is a 15-meter tall statue of the Lord Buddha. The Big Buddha statue really dominates the hill's skyline. You have to walk up a fairly long set of stairs in order to reach the statue, and these stairs are flanked by a pair of naga, or golden snakes. The Big Buddha statue is a busy place to be, and so you will be surrounded by tourists and visitors, both local and foreign, many of which are paying homage to the Buddha throughout the day and night.

The Thai Golden Buddha in PattayaThe Big Buddha Pattaya statue is a most famous landmark, and is a popular destination among visitors to Pattaya who want to take in a truly stunning landmark in the region. This really is a beautiful and remarkable statue that you absolutely must see while visiting Pattaya. You can view it from many kilometers away, but experiencing it up close and personal is the best way to take in the breathtaking beauty of this golden image of the Buddha.

At the base of this magnificent statue you will find restaurants and shops that cater to tourists and devotees of the temple. This statue has been in existence since 1977, and is without doubt a very important part of Pattaya history. The statue also plays an important role in Thailand religion and the tourism of Thailand, and shall remain to do so for many, many years to come.

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