Browsing: Big Buddha Pattaya

Located at the summit of Pratumnak Hill, directly between Pattaya and Jomtien, you simply can’t miss this massive 18-meter high Buddha monument that pops up behind the trees and overlooks the city and ocean in its full glory. The largest of its kind in the region, Big Buddha is also home to the highlight centerpiece which is the temple, Wat Phra Yai, built in the 1940s when Pattaya was just a coastal village without all the bars and restaurants we see today. The temple is a popular spot for all visitors to the city, especially with tour groups. The staircase…