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Review of Big Buddha

Big Buddha
Ranked #9 of 141 things to do in Pattaya
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Reviewed September 2, 2014

A very long steep walk is required to reach the summit,and when you eventually arrive there ,although there is a fair café .little else except for BUDDHA obviously

Thank paul k
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Reviewed September 2, 2014

Definitely worth a visit when hanging around in Pattaya. There is a big buddha statue as the name implies, but also various other statues and temples on the same hill.

Some of it may look a bit kitsch to western tourists, but entrance is free and you can roam around and visit for as long or short as you like. A taxi up the hill from downtown has to be chartered (perhaps THB150 or so), and you may consider taking one down as well given the distance. When travellig alone a motorcycle taxi is a cheaper option, though the road is winding and steep so it might not be that safe.

Thank Ben2007
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Reviewed August 30, 2014

This is a nice place to spend an hour or so in the afternoon or early evening. The place is quite large and serene, and you have to take a lot of steps before reaching the Big Buddha statue. Other Buddha statues can be admired as well. However, if you want a better view of Pattaya Bay, you have to go to the other side.

Thank Rolando Jr L
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Reviewed August 29, 2014

One of the highlights in Pattaya. Nice place to walk around and good views of the water and city. Worth walking there, rather than taking a mini-bus. You see other parts of the city and the area around the hill. Allow at least 30 minutes to enjoy the place.

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Reviewed August 25, 2014

I really like the place and the view. It gives me peace there. Evening time is really awesome there. You can stay there for 2 hours and take a view of pattaya.

Thank pranav737
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