Wat Yansangwararam (known locally as Wat Yan) is about a 30 minute drive from central Pattaya. Wat Yansangwararam was built in 1976, and although it is relatively modern it is one of the most significant temples in the Pattaya area because it comes under the patronage of His Majesty The King. The many buildings and gardens of Wat Yan (see photos below) cover an area of approximately 146 acres (approx 366 rai), the temple was dedicated to the Supreme Patriarch Somdet Phra Yanasangwon.
Wat Yansangwararam contains many priceless Buddhist relics, said to belong to Buddha and his disciples, and a replica of Buddha’s footprint.
Wat Yansangwararam is one of the few free to enter tourist attractions in Pattaya, and there is ample parking, it is open from 8AM to 5PM, food and drink is available on site.
All the signs and information is in Thai language, this makes it hard to understand what you are looking at, if you go as a group it might be a good idea to take a Thai guide, or have a helpful Thai wife assist you with translation.
Don’t forget to visit the shrine on top of the hill, follow the road past the temple buildings and the Monk’s dwellings, keep bearing left and you will come to a large parking are, on your right are the steps to the hilltop shrine.
If you visit Wihan Sian Temple (see the map below) there is an entry fee, less than 100 baht.
Things to do at Wat Yansangwararm.
Explore the temple buildings and gardens, don’t forget to take your camera, the various pagodas, temples, pavilions and gardens are quite beautiful. It’s not an ideal place for children but there is a small children’s play area, and you can buy food to feed the fish in the lake.
Other tourist attractions near Wat Yansangwararam.
Buddha Mountain (Khao Chi Chan) is close by, you could spend 20 or 30 minutes there and take some photos, then visit Silver Lake right next door and have a grape juice, or if you have any time left you can take a tour of the vine yards by bus or mountain bike.
Find Wat Yansangwararam with the Pattaya Tourist Attractions Map.
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