Unique architecture and meditation courses have made Wat Yansangwararam or Wat Yan most important temple in Pattaya. Here is information about this elegant temple.

Wat Yansangwararam

Wat Yansangwararam, most important temple in Pattaya, is considered unique for its modern architecture. A leading place to visit on excursions from Pattaya, it is under the King of Thailand's patronage. The temple complex stands on 147 acres of nicely landscaped grounds. The temple produces wide array of architectural styles and structures, surrounded by verdant gardens and vivid flower arrangements. A school and hospital are also run in the temple complex.

Meditation Courses
Those who love to meditate and practice it sincerely would find Wat Yansangwararam an ideal place. Meditation classes are held in the temple from 6am to 6pm. Common people can learn here various types of meditation courses. Peaceful atmosphere of the temple is ideal for meditation.

Wat Yansangwararam is known for its distinct architecture. The graceful temple was built with an intention to gift the world new means of spirituality and has been used to enlighten the tourists as well as the local visitors. It is elegant simplicity which makes the temple distinct. The simplicity stands in harmony with the environment. Serene ambience and elegance are the features of the architecture of Wat Yansangwararam.

Among the temple structures are a Khmer mandapa, housing a lookalike of a Buddha footprint; a white, 40-meter tall chedi where relics of the Buddha and his disciples are placed; a Swiss Chalet; and shrines in Indian and Japanese styles. Major monuments are the idols of King Rama VII and his wife, the beloved Princess Mother; and wax statues of 20 revered monks.

Chinese Museum
Chinese Museum, located close to the temple is popular as Wihan Sian. It houses antiques and art objects from China. Viewing these objects in cool, clean environment is satisfying.

Be Mindful of Dress
While visiting Wat Yansangwararam temple you should be careful about your dress. All visitors should have shoulders covered and wear long pants or skirts.

Lake & Restaurant
Wat Yansangwararam temple is located beside a lake, which adds more elegance to its beauty. The small restaurant here offers the visitors snacks and cold drinks which you could enjoy after visiting the temple and the museum.

Wat Yansangwararam temple lies at a distance of 12 km south of Pattaya.

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