At Big Buddha Hill or Wat Phra Yai you can see the most significant Buddha picture of Chonburi province, noticeable from far approaching the hill.
The Buddha image lies on top of Pratamnak Hill, simply South of the city of Pattaya. Increasing the roadway to the top of the hill will provide you some really great views of the Pattaya bay location.
A long staircase flanked by 2 golden colored Naga snakes results in the Buddha image, that was built in 1977. The huge golden colored Buddha image is around 18 meters high and is formally called Phra Buddha Sukhothai Walai Chonlathan, and is likewise referred to as Luang Pho Yai.
Apart from the Huge Buddha there are 7 smaller sized Buddha images on the temple premises in addition to a structure. Regional individuals concern the Wat Phra Yai to pay regard and wish health, joy and wealth to name a few things.
Views of Pattaya & & Koh Larn Island
A few of the very best view of Pattaya and surrounding location consisting of Koh Larn island (Coral Island) can be had from the hill on the other side of Pratamnak roadway.
Wang Sam Sien
En route up the hill to the Huge Buddha you will pass Wang Sam Sien, a park like setting where a variety of figures from Chinese history and folklore are shown. Near the entryway of the garden is a white statue of the Chinese Goddess of Grace, called Guanyin. There is likewise a big metal bell, that was constructed to look like the bell in the Royal Palace in Beijing in China.
There are numerous figures and statues informing Chinese stories and legends, such as the 3 Kingdoms Stories and a story of how an ancient Chinese dynasty pertained to power. A wall with 24 gorgeous paintings informs the 24 stories of appreciation. A statue of the fantastic Chinese thinker Confucius who lived some 2,500 years back is likewise on screen. This relaxing park is a good location to unwind for a while, there is a dining establishment here also.
How to get to Huge Buddha hill
Wat Phra Yai is found on Pratamnak Hill, a couple of kilometers South of Pattaya.
You can quickly and rapidly arrive by taxi or by songthaew (a covered choice up with seats in the back).
Huge Buddha hill can be checked out every day from 7 am up until 10 pm.
Entryway is complimentary