Khao Pattaya View Point (Pattaya Viewpoint) is known as a small hilltop that offers spectacular and panoramic views of Pattaya city. The sacred Wat Kho Phra Bat temple is also located on the hill. It is one of the major attractions with the best viewpoint in the region.
Khao Pattaya Viewpoint is also the perfect spot of most photographers to enjoy magnificent views of Pattaya Bay. Be warned that this is anything but an insider’s tip so expect to share your view with a ceaseless conveyor belt of package tours and the local traders who can follow them touting expensive refreshments and cheap souvenirs. This might seem off-putting but the reality is that tours will usually stop for 10 or 15 minutes and when they have been called back to their bus, the Viewpoint will become quiet and peaceful that is perfect for enjoying the stunning scenery.
Khao Pattaya Viewpoint
Although Khao Pattaya Viewpoint has its own popularity, the esplanade is wide and long enough to accommodate a large number of visitors. Therefore, there is no waiting around to find a good position against the railings for having an expecting picture-postcard backdrop. The main view has uninterrupted views of Pattaya Bay right up to the headland which separates Pattaya beach from Naklua beach but there are also some views south looking straight out to sea and out over the Jomtien Beach. Other special things of note on the hilltop relate Wat Khao Phra Bat, an extremely interesting temple which is claimed to be the house for a relic of Buddha and a monument to Kromluang Chomphonkhetudomsak - the founding Father of the Thai Navy revered by many Thai people leaving wreaths and burning incense in his honor. This hillside viewpoint always offers panoramic views of Pattaya and Jomtien at any time of the day. However, it is best visited in the late afternoon or the early evening once the lights are lit and the sceneries become more sparkling than ever. And most importantly, the scene costs you no charge at al.
Khao Pattaya Viewpoint
The viewpoint is situated between South Pattaya and Jomtien, so to reach there, most of the visitors choose to drive south from Central Pattaya then past Bali Hai Pier but don’t take the bridge near Easy Karts race track. Instead, they exit under the bridge and turn right up the hill right after that. The viewpoint is located on Rajchawaroon - the first right turn at the top of Pratumnak Hill. It is all clearly sign-posted in Thai as well as English. However, the easiest way to get the viewpoint from either Pattaya or Jomtien is by songthaew (also called baht bus). You can negotiate with them to take you there and back. There is no fixed price for your bus trip but you could pay at least 200 Baht for the return journey from central Pattaya. Regular-shared songthaews often run from South Pattaya to Jomtien. These depart from the corner of Second Road and Pattaya Tai but they only depart when the songthaew has enough passengers.
The viewpoint area and monument is open from 07:30 to 21:00.