Pattaya is more than just a beach city...
Beside hanging around at bars and clubs in walking street or relaxing on a beach bench along Pattaya main beach, i'm totally surprised to find out there are many old temples. Every time the moment i hear the word "temple" or any words that have association with it, it somewhat trigger my excitement and thirst-for-adventure mood. Anyway, so after gathering some free brochures and information from our hotel, we decided to go on our own as is cheaper and more free time for us to explore. We hired a whole Songthaew (pick-up taxi) to ourselves for whole day which cost 750 bhat in total. Can you imagine how cheap is that just for two person?
So our first stop was Khao Chi Chan which a big Buddha image is sculpted on the cliff. I wonder how they manage to do that? Anyway, is very interesting and you probably will be spending most of time taking photos. Next was Wat Yansangwararam which resemble a Pagoda that i have seen in China. There's nothing spectacular about the temple though but is worth dropping for a photo taking.
Last but not least we arrived at Sanctuary Of truth, the gorgeous looking large wooden structure overlooking the ocean from a rocky hill top and is the most spectacular sight in North Pattaya. The inside and outside of the structure has all the beautiful, elaborate wood carvings. It truly is an amazing sight which you have to make it a must-see attraction when you are in Pattaya.
Note - Traveling time between these temples was approximately 1 hour.
Khao Chi Chan - Carved Buddha on Cliff
Wat Yansangwararam temple
Me and Sanctuary Of truth[ in the background
Wood carving inside and out of Sanctuary Of truth structure.
The magnificent carving of the structure interior and exterior.