Wat Yansangwararam - Chonburi Travel Guide ท่องเที่ยว ชลบุรี: Wat Yansangwararam

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Wat Yansangwararam

Situated approximately 15 kilometers south of Pattaya City, the temple, which covers a total area of 146 acres, can be reached by turning left from Sukhumvit Road at Km.160 marker. The temple was built in 1976 to pay respect Somdet Phra Yanasangwon, the present Supreme Patriarch and was later graciously admitted to be under the patronage of His Majesty the King. The temple grounds is comprised of: a mondop (pavilion with four gables) enshrining a replica of the Buddha's footprints, a large stupa where the relics of the Lord Buddha and his disciples are enshrined, Phra Yanaret Vihan and an international pavilion representing the architecture of several countries.

Golden Buddha Mountain Pattaya Wat Yansangwararam

Khao Cheejan (Buddha Mountain) and the Wat Yansangwararam temple complex (Wat Yan) are located around 15 kilometres south of Pattaya off Sukhumvit highway (just before the entrance to Nong Nooch Garden). The "Wat Yan" temple complex is under the patronage of HM the King and features a variety of architectural styles.

Meditation courses, for those interested in exploring the spiritual aspects of Buddhism, are held daily at 6h and 18h.
The impressive Khao Cheejan Buddha mountain is located just a few kilometres southeast of the temple complex and displays a laser-carved and gold-plated monumental Buddha image. Approx. 130m tall and up to 70 metres wide, it is rated as one of the biggest Buddha images in the world. An outstanding landmark in Pattaya's countryside, it's visible over a long distance.

Even if Buddha images and temples aren't of special interest to you, the beautiful hilly landscape and peaceful atmosphere make the Khao Cheejan area a perfect destination for an afternoon trip, particularly a motorcycle ride around Pattaya's countryside.

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