Big Buddha, Pattaya

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Head up the dragon-lined staircase to the seat of Big Buddha, a bright gold figure standing 18 m (59 ft) tall. Offerings, incense, decorations, and bells surround the striking statue. Learn about Buddhism at the temple through the historical information provided, then look around the hilltop site to see Buddhas in other poses. The staircase up to the plateau is attractive in itself for its decorative flourishes, and does not ascend too steeply for most visitors. Make Big Buddha a part of your Pattaya vacation plans using our Pattaya travel itinerary planner.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Fantstisk park landscape around the statue, and worth a hike. Nice hiking trails. Also a great lookout from the big city, Pattaya. Large sculptures and it is good to see how the Thais practice their way of life and culture, and faith. Is recommended
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  • August 16, 2017
    You've just got to visit with Grandma, granddaughter mother day period, like a lot. Instructions, see good parking. Be careful to not overwrite patterns Park, Galway bus is not so difficult to exit. Recommend during the morning because of the not-quite-vs.-tourist China.
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  • August 15, 2017
    It's just another Buddha, with a so-called Buddha footprint. I didn't see a temple. I recommend to go there in combination with the other viewpoint (Naval memorial) because there is a better sight and...  more »
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  • July 12, 2017
    A big statue of the Buddha This place is on top a hill. One can reach it by taxis or tour buses if you book one. The place is a temple so make sure you remove your shoes and enter the temple proper. The view from the top is awesome. One can see the Pattaya Park Tower and the Jomtien Beach from here.
  • August 25, 2017
    Very nice place.. You have good view of pattya city sea as well. You can have good photo shoot.. Calm place...
  • August 31, 2017
    Nice to been, not big ... Nice view over Pattaya with sea view. Every day you born of the week you'll see here the Buddha of you birthday.
  • September 7, 2017
    Nice area, many statues standing with city skyline view. The transport to and from there is bad. If it's dark you will end up walking to main road where you may or may not find a transport.
  • August 23, 2017
    The best and the most peaceful place in the highest place of Pattaya. It has a very good view of the city from up there.

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Where to stay in Pattaya

Stay near Walking Street for lodgings closest to Pattaya's famous nightlife. Head up the coast to find quieter and bigger rooms in budget hotels or the more expensive resort-style complexes. You can also look in Soi Buakhao, where backpacker hostels and economical hotels offer easy access to main attractions, activities, and facilities.
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