Pattaya’s Famous Temples (Wats)

Pattaya’s Famous Temples

Pattaya, like the whole of Thailand, is littered with Temples (Wats) and it is virtually impossible to not pass at least one of the gleaming Gold and Red painted buildings within minutes of leaving your lodgings and though there are so many, many varied sights to enjoy on your trip, most self-respecting tourists would put a visit to a Wat high on their list of things to do and places to see.

All Wats have their own merit and are worth visiting so the lazy tourist could just opt for the first one they see, but there are so many that deserve a special mention and worth going that extra mile to visit; here are just a few.

The Royal Temple, Wat Chai Mongkron

Built in 1937 it is a working temple with schools and a crematorium which gives the visitor an insight to the daily lives of the monks and its worshipers it also houses many relics and a Buddha images said to be from the old Ayutthaya empire which is about 350 years old. CLICK HERE FOR MAP LOCATION & MORE

Wat Phra Yai

Big Buddha Hill The steps leading up to the Wat has two large golden dragons with 7 snakes emerging from each of their mouths, draping the full length of the handrails on either side of the steps. At the top of the stairs sits a magnificent 300 foot (18 meter) statue Buddha. CLICK HERE FOR MAP LOCATION & MORE

Wat Yansangwararam

On Banglamung Mountain the views alone make it worth the visit and the vast area is a well-blended mix of modern and traditional architecture with 7 pavilions in Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Swiss and Thai styles it also houses a replica of the Buddha’s foot print and too many things to mention here. CLICK HERE FOR MAP LOCATION & MORE

Wat Huay Yai

A beautifully new and gleaming restored structure housing the attractively decorated mummified body of Phra Khru Pattarakitwiboon a famed monk in the eastern region and former abbot of the Wat. A beautifully new and gleaming restored structure housing the attractively decorated mummified body of Phra Khru Pattarakitwiboon a famed monk in the eastern region and former abbot of the Wat. CLICK HERE FOR MAP LOCATION & MORE

Wat Khao Phra Bat

Standing serenely atop Pattaya Hill holds some treasures no tourist should miss, most especially the imprint of the Buddha’s foot enshrined in the temple which is said to be over 200 years old. CLICK HERE FOR MAP LOCATION & MORE Please be advised that when visiting a Wat you are required to dress respectfully. Enjoy your stay in Pattaya. For more info about things to do in Pattaya : Click Here

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