One of the most iconic tourist attractions in Pattaya is the Big Buddha Hill and Wat Phra Yai temple. Located on the top of Pratumnak Hill, the 18 meter tall golden Buddha is popular with locals and tourists alike.
It is the largest Buddha image in the Chonburi province of Thailand.
When you arrive at the temple you’ll be greeted by a large staircase flanked by two golden Naga’s leading up to the Big Buddha at the top of the hill. After the walk up the long staircase you’ll enter a grand patio area that has numerous different Buddha statues surrounding the giant golden Buddha. If you walk to the edge you’ll get some great views of Jomtien and the ocean below.
This is not just a tourist attraction, but Wat Phra Yai is also a working temple revered by the Thai’s and Buddhist who come here to pray and make offerings. Be respectful on your visit and dress appropriately.