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Wat Phra Khao Yai

Wat Phra Khao Yai in Pattaya

Wat Phra Khao Yai also-called “Big Buddha” or sometimes Golden Buddha certainly deserves its name, being the biggest in the region at 18 metres in height. Positioned nearly 100 metres above sea level, it watches over Pattaya and Jomtien Beaches. The temple complex around the highly detailed golden seated Buddha creates a reflective mood in its many visitors thanks to its many bells, burning incense, numerous smaller statues and impressive views over the area. The staircase leading up to the temple is quite striking as there are golden dragons running along the entire handrails, and at the foot of the stairs, seven-headed mythical snakes called Nagas emerge from the dragon’s mouths.

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100.8664483°N, 12.9143178°E
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Overall Rating:4.3

  '5' out of 5
"Beautiful temple woth a huge golden Buhhda at the top. Great views."
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"A religious site with awesome views of Pattaya."
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"Had this cool experience will never forget it and hope it serves me well. "
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"Pray and see the amazing view of the city here at the hill. "
  '4' out of 5
"A nice view."

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