Big Buddha Temple
Big Buddha Temple
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  • johndI7165HK
    Brisbane, Australia13 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Avani Pattaya Golfing
    We went on a organised golf trip to Pattaya and played some of the best courses in Thailand. On our rest days we arranged a visit to the Big Buddha. We organised a private hotel car with driver for the trip which was the best option. The visit to the Big Buddha was fine but would recommend a visit to The Sanctuary of Truth. Be aware of the high humidity and have plenty of water.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 July 2023
  • paul s
    33 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Secret Garden was a discovery!
    I took a motorcycle taxi from Jomtien Beach to The Statue and Gardens. The Buddhas are stunning,but, right below the Temple was a closed off, unkempt Garden. Like a secret, i couldnt resist crossing the barriers! Im glad I did!
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 12 November 2023
  • Charlene
    Maastricht, The Netherlands26 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful
    Amazing view. Very pretty temple. I think the trinkets you could buy were a little overpriced. I came across a night market later on and could find the same items for a less expensive price.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 January 2024
  • Baylane61
    Huntington Beach, California396 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gorgeous Big Buddha
    We took a 4 hour private tour for our group of 5. The Big Buddha Temple was our first stop. The Budha statue is tall and at the center at the end of a walking path with many steps. There are several other Buddha statues in the area too. At the back, the view of Pattaya city is great. The Big Buddha Temple is a must visit place in Pattaya.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 14 April 2024
  • SiddiM
    186 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Big Buddha Viewpoint in Pattaya, located on Pratumnak Hill
    The Big Buddha Viewpoint in Pattaya, located on Pratumnak Hill, offers one of the city's most breathtaking panoramic views. Overlooking Pattaya Bay and the bustling city below, the viewpoint is adjacent to the Big Buddha Temple, known for its towering 18-meter golden Buddha statue. Visitors ascend a staircase flanked by naga serpents to reach the summit. The viewpoint provides a serene escape from the city's hustle, with a tranquil atmosphere ideal for reflection and photography. It’s a favored spot for both tourists and locals, especially at sunset, capturing the vibrant beauty of Pattaya’s skyline and coastline.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 17 June 2024
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Clyde Riddle
Philippines6 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
We recently visited the Big BuddhaTemple in Pattaya Thailand. As you climb the stairs you will get a great look at the beautiful main statue. After you reach the top you’ll see several other smaller statues that are indeed a sight to see. The whole temple area will take less than an hour to tour. It is definitely worth a visit but keep in mind that it is a tourist attraction. It is free to visit but Donations are how they keep it open.
If you go please remember it is a Temple. Dress appropriately and keep children under control.
You can get there by taxi or tuck-tuck from Pattaya Beach for 250 Thai baht or 5 usd. I recommend that you have your driver wait for you as transportation back isn’t readily available. You might have to wait for up to an hour for a ride.
Written 6 April 2023
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john fozz
Cumbernauld, UK34 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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 1 February 2020
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Magellanic47
Bangkok, Thailand1,046 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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 29 October 2020
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amod d
Kolkata (Calcutta), India59 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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 6 February 2020
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Alan Park
6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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 13 January 2020
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SiddiM
186 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
The Big Buddha Viewpoint in Pattaya, located on Pratumnak Hill, offers one of the city's most breathtaking panoramic views. Overlooking Pattaya Bay and the bustling city below, the viewpoint is adjacent to the Big Buddha Temple, known for its towering 18-meter golden Buddha statue. Visitors ascend a staircase flanked by naga serpents to reach the summit. The viewpoint provides a serene escape from the city's hustle, with a tranquil atmosphere ideal for reflection and photography. It’s a favored spot for both tourists and locals, especially at sunset, capturing the vibrant beauty of Pattaya’s skyline and coastline.
Written 17 June 2024
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Kristian H
Frederiksberg, Denmark32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 11 January 2023
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HR 225
Stanmore, UK8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 1 March 2020
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Baylane61
Huntington Beach, CA396 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
We took a 4 hour private tour for our group of 5. The Big Buddha Temple was our first stop. The Budha statue is tall and at the center at the end of a walking path with many steps. There are several other Buddha statues in the area too. At the back, the view of Pattaya city is great.

The Big Buddha Temple is a must visit place in Pattaya.
Written 15 April 2024
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tbastian007
Houston, TX33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Bring a sarong or cover up your shoulders and ankles, if you forget there they rent the sarongs to cover up so you can enter. The temple is a beautiful place to visit and appreciate. The photos we took were gorgeous! There is a coffee shop too so you can get water or other drinks. Enjoy!
Written 15 March 2020
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