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Big Buddha Mountain or  Luang Phor Yhai and  Wat Khao Phra Bat Temple, on Phra Tamnak Hill, Pattaya, Chon Buri Province.

Reaching  the other part of the hill at Phra Tamnak ( a road cuts through the middle of the hill ) you will be greeted by a very large fat Buddha. This Buddha image is called Luang Phor Yhai by Thai people, the Wat Khao Phra Bat temple is here also. The Buddha statue is 18 metres tall and is at the very top of Phra Tamnak hill in between Jomtien and South Pattaya.

Each day many Thai people and other visitors pay homage and offer prayers here. The Buddha offers good things in life and good times depending on the day of the week you were born. They call this spot Big Buddha hill and the Buddha is one of the largest in Chonburi Province.

It was established in 1977 and is affectionately called Luang Phor Yhai by the Thai people. As you approach the top a small car park enables those travelling by car to park their car. A long straight and impressive stair case leads you to the top and the temple and Buddha area.

At the base of this and prominently displayed on both sides of the staircase are two 7 headed serpents or snakes called Nagas that  emerge out of the mouth  of a larger and longer Dragon resting along the sides of the staircase, its  body rising and falling all the way up. It is very impressive to see painted in gold and other striking colours at the base and heads of these fierce looking serpents.

At the very top you cannot miss the very large, golden Buddha perched high on this hillside. Scattered around the courtyard are smaller Buddha images. Originally this Buddha was painted white  now it is all gold.

The  smaller Buddha images each represent their own role in life and represent the days of the week. Dependant on the day you were born you have your own guardian Buddha which is named on the day of its birth.