One of the most popular places to visit in Pattaya is Khao Phra Bat, also known as Pattaya Hill (Phra Tamnak Mountain or Phrabat Mountain), situated amidst the Pratumnak area, close to the back-end of Walking Street. The Hill is famous because it’s a great place to come and relax while absorbing the breathtaking sea-views overlooking the Gulf of Thailand.

Pattaya Hill is known as the highest vantage and viewpoint in the Pattaya region and the best spot to look down on the city. Most people visit Khao Phra Bat in the evening, or at sunset time, as some of the sunset views are spectacular and provide the perfect photo opportunity.

Pratumnak Hill – Popular Pattaya Attraction

Located 2km from the heart of the city, and easily accessed via Jomtien, this prime viewpoint is a must visit Pattaya attraction. On the hill, you will find a statue of Jumborn Prince (Admiral Prince Abhakara Kiartivongse, Prince of Chumphon). He is the father of the Royal Thai Army and such a person that Thai people come from miles around to pay their respects.

In the grounds of the hill, you will also find the Khao Phra Bat Temple. Many people who live or visit Pattaya like to make a special pilgrimage to Pattaya Hill. A perfect place not only to relax and to soak up the local culture, but also to take advantage of those expansive and mesmeric views looking out across the Gulf of Thailand.


If you are looking to visit the popular Pattaya attraction known as Khao Phra Bat, it is easy to find from any part of the city. Located directly between Pattaya and Jomtien at the summit of Pratumnak Hill. Pratumnak Hill, aka Buddha Hill, is a great place to get away from the hustle and bustle to relax for a few hours while taking in the majestic views of the gulf.

Pattaya Big Buddha

On the very top of Pratumnak Hill, you might notice an enormous 18 metres tall Buddha. The largest Buddha Statue (aka Big Buddha) in this region and part of the 1940s build Wat Phra Yai (at a time when Pattaya was nothing more than a fishing village).

Why visit Khao Phra Bat – Pattaya Hill?

  • Highest viewpoint in Pattaya
  • The best vantage point to see the Pattaya sunset
  • Breathtaking views looking out across the Gulf of Thailand
  • Perfect photo opportunities
  • Pay your respects to the Jumborn Prince statue
  • Visit the Khao Phra Bat temple
  • Easy to reach from either downtown Pattaya or Jomtien

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