The Big Buddha Temple, also known as Wat Phra Yai, is one of the most famous tourist destinations cum spiritual places in Pattaya. This hilltop religious site hosts 300 feet tall sitting Golden Buddha and other deities surrounding it. The deity was installed in the year 1977, and to date, it is worshipped.
The first look of the temple looks fascinating as you are welcomed with 2 seven-headed dragons seated on either side of the staircase, of course, not real ones. Then a little walk up, and you can see the full deity of the buddha. People usually light incense sticks and pray respect to the diety, but it is not a custom. It is also the best location for your Instagram photo opt as the place is massive, and the background is fabulous. A little towards the back of the diety is another photo destination as you can see a part of Pattaya from a high.
- It’s a peaceful place, so do not talk loudly
- Be respectful to the deities of Buddha.
- Do check out the shops selling souvenirs.
- Just relax