khao Chee Chan carved Buddha mountain
khao chee chan carved buddha mountain, the magnificent cliff facet,displays the outline of a sitting Sukhothai-Lanna Buddha inlaid with gold leaf. This noble work is constructed for dedication to the commemoration of His Majesty the King’s Golden Jubilee, the 50th anniversary of his accession to the throne.
This noteworthy Buddha inlaid image is 130-metre-high and is royally- given name is Phra Phuttha Maha Wachira Utta Mopat Satsada, meaning that Lord Buddha is virtuous and glorious as Maha Wachira (the Great Wisdom). The encompassing areas are a wide variety of decorated gardens, flowering plants and many of pavilions for meditation. In front of the cliff face are revered shrines for visitors to pay respect and a number of pools planted with lotus flowers. Charming decorated garden around Khao Chi Chan Mountain in Pattaya:
From Buddha Mountain you can see nearby Wat Yansangwararam in the distance, a large and beautiful temple complex. This complex also houses the Viharn Sien, a Chinese temple and museum that has one of the best collections of Chinese artifacts and antiques in Thailand. Since they are just a few kilometers apart, combined they make for a great day out. If you are going to nearby Nong Nooch tropical gardens, Buddha Mountain is a nice place to stop on the way.
How to get to Buddha Mountain
Buddha Mountain is located around 15 kilometers South of Pattaya City. To get there, you can charter a songthaew baht bus, you will have to negotiate the price with the driver. If you prefer a taxi, most hotels in Pattaya will be able to book one for you. Agree on the price before leaving. If you want to visit Buddha Mountain and Wat Yansangwararam in one day, the most comfortable option would be to book the taxi for the day so the driver will wait for you everywhere.
Admission & opening hours
Opening hours are from 8 am until 5 pm. Admission is free.