Wat Yansangwararam on Banglamung Mountain situated some 20 kilometers South of Pattaya is an enormous temple complex, set in a huge area of around 145 acres.
Built in 1976
The temple was built in 1976 in honor of the Supreme Patriarch Somdej Phra Yanasangworn, who was then the head of the Thai Monastic Order.
This vast area is a well-blended mix of modern and traditional architecture set amidst beautifully designed gardens and a large lake with a row of fountains making it a delightfully tranquil area just to relax in, but there is also a great deal to see.
7 Pavilion Halls
There are 7 pavilion halls around the lake and all very different in style; Singaporean-Chinese, Indian, Japanese and even Swiss as well as the different Thai styles.
Chinese Temple Viharn Sien
The Chinese Temple Viharn Sien is also a museum housing an incredible collection of Chinese artifacts and antiques and nothing like it can be found anywhere else in Thailand.
Wat Yansangwararam has an ultra-modern design unlike most traditionally styled Wats. The Mandapa pavilion contains a replica of the Buddha’s footprint.
The complex also offers magnificent views including Buddha Mountain way off in the distance.
And if you are interested in practicing meditation there are meditation classes offered from 6:00am to 6:00pm
If you are going to Wat Yansangwararam set out early and make a day of it so you can enjoy the many things it has to offer. There are restaurants and refreshment areas and the admission price is just 50 Baht.
Please dress respectfully with shoulders and arms covered and long pants and long skirts.