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Big Buddha Temple, Pattaya: A Majestic Spiritual Haven

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Along with the Sanctuary of Truth and Khao Chi Chan, the Big Buddha Temple is one of Pattaya's three main places of worship. As a mark of respect for their spiritual leader, construction on the Big Buddha statue began in the middle of the 1940s. This location became a religious complex in 1977 after the railings and staircase were added. Due to its ritualistic practices and Buddha statues, this is one of the best places to visit for religious tourism in Pattaya. The expansive view of Jomtien Beach and the city of Pattaya from the top should not be missed, in addition to its religious appeal. Discover the vibrant allure of Pattaya with our curated Pattaya holiday packages, blending beachfront bliss and thrilling entertainment.

Best time to visit Big Buddha Temple Pattaya

The Big Buddha temple is one of the few tourist destinations in Thailand whose beauty is unaffected by the weather and can be visited at any time of the year. It is best to travel between December and May, which is the dry season, to avoid rainy weather. The months of April and May might be crowded due to Songkran and Buddha Poornima. The Big Buddha Temple remains open every day from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

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Things to do in the Big Buddha Temple Pattaya

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Every year, thousands of people typically travel to the Big Buddha temple in Pattaya to pay their respects. The long staircase that leads up to the temple is manned by Nagas on either side. The Naga is a representation of the Naga King, who shielded the Buddha from rain and storms while he was enlightened. After you pass the stairs, you will come to an 18-meter-long Buddha statue that is surrounded by eight other smaller Buddha statues of various sizes and shapes, one for each day of the week. The pose of the Big Buddha statue, known as the Mara Mudra, illustrates how the Mara demon attempted to divert him before Buddha’s enlightenment, but the Buddha was unaffected by fear, lust, or any other distractions. The meanings of the smaller statues are also discussed below. 

  1. MONDAY: Represents compromise and meditation.
  2. TUESDAY: Represents bravery and courage.
  3. WEDNESDAY: Represents good karma gained by helping others.
  4. THURSDAY: Represents deep concentration.
  5. FRIDAY: Represents contemplation.
  6. SATURDAY: Represents protection from Natural disasters.
  7. SUNDAY: Represents the day he attained enlightenment.

Things to do near the Big Buddha Temple Pattaya

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Kaan Show Pattaya

Just three kilometers separate the Big Buddha temple and the Kaan show. It is the ideal fusion of live art, cinema, stage performance, and cutting-edge technologies. The magic of the light, sound, and colour effects at Singha D'Luck Cinematic Theatre give viewers an incredible experience. The show usually runs for 70 minutes, and the stories are taken from old Thai folktales. Due to the non-verbal nature of the performance, it is perfect for both locals and visitors. 

Mini Siam

Mini Siam makes it possible to fly across the world in a matter of hours. The exact miniature replicas of well-known tourist destinations from around the world, when viewed from the right angle, give the impression that the viewer has actually been there. Apart from being a tourist destination, the calm atmosphere makes it possible to relax. 

Adventure sports Exploration

You can easily find adventure sports along Thepprasit Road, Sukhumvit Road, and Jomtien Beach Road if you enjoy the rush they provide. The Pattaya Bungee Jump, Harbor Land Pattaya, JumpZ Trampoline Park, and Pattaya Park Tower are just a few of them. These amusement parks provide thrilling rides and other activities to keep our hearts racing.

Ripley’s Believe it or not!

One of the attractions of the well-known international Ripley's chain is located in Pattaya. The area is home to the most bizarre and odd collection of human-made objects. It is a fun place to visit with family in Pattaya. It also has several smaller sections, including the well-known Odditorium area, the Haunted House, the Infinite Maze, and the Simulator Theater. This museum is very close to the temple, and both of them can be covered together.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The entry is free, but any offerings are generally accepted.

As a common practice, it is advised to wear clothes that cover most areas of your body.

The Big Buddha Temple can be easily climbed with light effort and doesn’t require any fitness criteria.

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