Big Buddha Temple
Big Buddha Temple
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Kristian H
Valby, Denmark10 contributions
Jan 2023
Use an hour one afternoon to go to a place with peace and quiet (though you will find one Chinese tour group after the other). See the 9 Buddhas of Thailand, and enjoy the beautiful view of Jomtien and Pattaya.

Walking up there can be a bit strenuous, so go by grab, taxi or songthaew. The walk from the parking lot to the main Buddha is easy consisting of only 40 small steps
Written January 11, 2023
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shruti a
9 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
When in Pattaya do not miss this one. Many prebooked packages donot take you here , you can ask your hotel manager to book a local package for the city which includes few beautiful points including this one. Do not miss it. Its very very beautiful.
Written May 5, 2020
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Curtis Shelton
Orlando, FL179 contributions
Mar 2020 • Family
Like every Thai Temple you have all your statues to see, pray to, and have a chance to get a blessing from a monk.

It’s really impressive walking up the steps to the Big Buddha Statue, and behind the statue itself a great sight to see when you go up on a clear sunny day of the city. Extra points for a good cool breeze if you are so lucky to experience.

Free to visit, at least pay respects, and donate to support.
Written March 19, 2020
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Magellanic47
Bangkok, Thailand1,049 contributions
Oct 2020 • Solo
On top of a hill.. 10 years ago. Perhaps the highest vantage point at that time. Fast forward to October 2020.. And this sanctuary has become lost in the urban sprawl that is Pattaya today.
Good views from the top on a clear day. No entrance fee. Several statues and little shops to purchase what ever religious items devotees may require.
At the bottom of the stairs there are some basic shops for drinks and snacks.
The stairs are an easy climb.. But i did not see any wheelchair signs or ramps for people that required mobility assistance.

Glad i got to check it off my list.
Would i recommend this site... Not so sure... I have seen other places nearby that has made a far greater impression.
The choice is yours ultimately.
Written October 29, 2020
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MurrayNige
10 contributions
Dec 2019
This Bid Buddha statue could be seen from my hotel (Unique Regency Hotel) where I was staying so with the help of the hotel shuttle bus service I visited this statue on one of the evenings. Really nice and peaceful place and excellent views. That's why they call it the Big Buddha Hill instead of Pratamnak Hill, I guess ;-)
Written January 26, 2020
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john fozz
Cumbernauld, UK35 contributions
Jan 2020
Got to go to this if in Pattaya. Get a taxi there and take off your shoes and take a little walk around. There is maintainence going on now but still good opportunity for lots of photos. Not over commercialised although there are vendors. Great view for highest point. It’s a peaceful and almost spiritual and as a non religious man I found it a great experience.
Written February 1, 2020
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amod d
Kolkata (Calcutta), India60 contributions
Jan 2020
The location of this temple is on a hill , a good point to see the city and the sprawling beach . The main idol is at present under renovation and is covered but one can have the idea of size.. A good place to visit if you are in Pattaya but not a must see
Written February 6, 2020
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Alan Park
7 contributions
Jan 2020
Went to make offering at hilltop Big Buddha Temple, roses and garland, candles, joss sticks, fire crackers and gold leaf all included in offering. Apart from the fire crackers, very peaceful place with great views out over Pattaya bay and the city below. Outdoor cafe area with shady trees and views over the city. Best food comprised toast and honey with banana slices, reasonably priced. Came away after 1 and 1/2 hour visit feeling very relaxed. Well worth a look, not just to pay your respects
Written January 13, 2020
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Jasim
Kozhikode, India170 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
Calm and quiet place. Easily accessible. No Entrance Fees. Friendly staff. Awesome creative idols showcasing different stages and versions of Buddha. Many charity boxes installed for each Year of the Chinese Calendar. Has a prayer area for devotees with a shaded resting area for seating tourists. We’ll aired and elevated area offering Excellent View of the surroundings. Good place to unwind.

Time needed : 30-90 Mins based on your preference.
Written May 13, 2022
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HR 225
Stanmore, UK8 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
The main Buddha is undergoing some construction work but still worth a visit. It has several fairly big Buddhas and also lots of small buddhas in the temple. There is Buddhist monk who can do a small prayer and you can put any amount you want in the donation box. You can do joss stick and candle offering by lighting them(20thai bahts) with that you will see a small piece of paper it has a very thin gold strip which you can stick on the Buddha. This place has something which will make you feel happy and calm.
Written March 1, 2020
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