History & Culture

Phra Yai Temple (Big Buddha Temple)

Established in the 1940s, Phra Yai Temple, often referred to as the Big Buddha Temple, proudly hosts the largest Buddha statue in the region. This colossal statue stands tall at 72 feet 9 inches and spans an impressive width of 40 feet 9 inches. Within the temple, one can find a standing Buddha image and a daily Buddha statue.

A revered site for locals, many come to offer prayers at the base of this magnificent statue. Monks provide blessings for a nominal donation, and visitors can engage in traditions such as ringing bells for good luck. The temple walls are adorned with smaller Buddha statues, creating a serene atmosphere for reflection.

Phra Yai Temple serves not only as a place of worship but also as a panoramic viewpoint, offering breathtaking views of the city from its elevated location atop Pratumnak Hill, just 2 km south of the city.


Opening Hours: Daily from 08:00 a.m. – 06:00 p.m.
Admission: Entrance is free.

How to Get There: Accessible by taxi or songthaew, reaching Phra Yai Temple is convenient.