Wat Sutthawat (วัดสุทธาวาส)

GPS coordinates: 12°55’33.1″N 100°56’12.6″E (12.925860, 100.936825)

Entrance: Free. Be dressed politely.

Wat Sutthawat is located to the east of Sukhumvit highway – the area with a lack of tourists despite of being not that far from city centre. It means that one can walk around the temple in silence. Wat Sutthawat was erected in 1925.

Wat Sutthawat, Pattaya

Bell & drum tower
2 in 1: bell & drum tower

There’s a cannonball tree (Couroupita guianensis) growing on temple’s territory. It bears big (up to 25 cm) spherical fruit with woody shell – the reason for the name. And such big fragrant flowers grow in clusters located right on the trunk:

Couroupita guianensis flower
Blooms of couroupita don’t produce nectar, so they are pollinated only by bees that collect pollen

Wat Suttawat

Ubosot of wat Sutthawat
Ubosot (ordination hall) of wat Sutthawat
Gable of wat's ubosot
Gable of ubosot

Territory of wat Sutthawat

Sunlight's reflections on the rooftop
Details of temple’s decoration glitter in the sunlight

Wat Sutthawat


Take Pattaya map with you – just click the star and it will be saved in your Google account. Any locations in this region that I will add later will appear on your map.

In walking distance there’s “Holland Tulip” – a set of nice European-style buildings.


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