4 kilometres long, has a beach road running parallel to the beach from the
north to the south. The northern part is a more quiet area of the resort
while the southern part is hustling and bustling and lively section, where
on both sides of the street line up with shops of all kind, department
stores, restaurants, discotheques, bars and nightclubs. Shopping can be as
just fun as in Bangkok.
Siam & Mini Europe
near Pattaya Klang, is Thailand’s first wonder displaying Thai and
European heritage on a miniature scale. This is the third miniature town
in the world after the Netherlands and Taiwan that brings together models
of important objects and historical sites of different culture, and
civilizations of various periods from the ancient time till present. More
than 100 models, each on a scale of 1:25, are displays in an area of 29
rai, surrounded by natural scenaries blended with different types of well
selected trees. Open from 7.00 - 22.00 hrs. Admission fee is Baht200 per
person. Call (038) 421-628 for more details.
Museum Believe It or Not
located on the 3rd floor of Royal Plaza Building, Beach Road. Odd stories
and objects are collected from around the world and exhibited here. The
museum is open daily during 11.00 - 24.00 hrs. Admission fee is Baht150
situated on Sukhumvit Road. Here, famous architecture of the world as well
as boats finely crafted in miniature in glass bottles by a Dutch
craftsman, Mr. Pieter, are put on display. The museum is open daily during
10.00 - 21.00 hrs. Admission fee Baht100 each.
Years Stone Park & Crocodile Farm
some 9 kilometres from Pattaya township, comprises breeding pens with more
than 1,000 crocodiles, a zoo, and a bonsai garden decorated with rock
formations. Open daily from 8.30 - 18.00 hrs. There are crocodile shows at
10.00, 11.00, 14.00. 15.30, 17.00 hrs. Admission fee is Baht250 per
person. For more information please contact Tel. 579-5033 (Bangkok) or
(038) 249347-9 (Pattaya)
village shows elephant displaying forestry skills, playing football and
re-enact of war elephant parade. The village also demonstrates how wild
elephants were captured in the northeastern part of Thailand. Daily show
time is at 14.30 p.m. Tel. (038) 428645
offers a tropical garden setting. The park equip with fishing gears for a
well-stocked fishing pond. The place also facilitate with bungalow
accommodations, restaurant, jogging and cycling paths, boating and
water-cycling. It gives up-country experience for staying overnight there.
Further information please contact Tel: 521-0763, 521-1665
Bira International Circuit
at Km.14 on Route 36 to Rayong, offers international motor and motorcycle
racing occasionally. The 2.4 kilometers circuit is ideal for formula 3
races. For the one who loves speed and would like to experience real thing
on the racing track, the circuit opens every day. For more details Tel:
2 kilometers from south Pattaya, is good for swimming. The beach has
become more and more popular for water sports and activities because it
has a long straight coastline and there are less boat anchored in the
area. Reasonable accommodation is also available.
south Pattaya and Hat Chom Thian, is a water amusement park with water
sliders, whirlpools and large pool for children. Admission fee is Baht100.
Open from 9.00 - 18.00 hrs. Accommodation is available, contact Tel:
5110717 or (038) 251-201-8
kilometers from Pattaya, is a peaceful beach with accommodation which can
be booked at Golden Beach Resort Tel: 2588452
15 kilometers from South Pattaya, is a Thai-village-style
recreation-cum-vacation park. The entire area of some 500 acres is
beautifully landscaped with orchid nursery and other botanical gardens.
There are also cultural and traditional performances and an elephant show.
Admission fee is Baht200 per person. Accommodation in the park is
available. Call 252-1786, (038) 238158-9 for further information
temple under the king’s patronage is unique for its modern Thai
architecture. Here meditation course is offering for commonmen at 6.00 and
18.00 hrs. The temple is 12 kilometers south of Pattaya and only 3
kilometers from Nong Nooch Village. Call (038) 237642 for further
is a chinese-style building called ‘Wihan Sian’ housing antiques and
art objects from China. Admission fee is Baht30 per person.
fishing village located 2 kilometers off the main highway at Km.164,
offers deep-sea fishing opportunities. There are also other recreational
facilities at Bangsaray Fishing Inn Tel: (038) 436095 Bangsaray Fishing
Lodge (038) 436757 and Sea Sand Club Tel: 2555960, (038) 435171
minutes offshore by tourist boat or 15 minutes by speed boat, is the
largest of Pattaya’s archipelago. Major attractions include viewing
coral reefs from glassbottomed boats, snorkeling, scuba diving,
wind-surfing, skiing and parasailing. There are a lot of seafood
restaurants on the island’s main beaches. Deep sea fishing can be
arranged to Ko Lan’s neighbouring islands such as Ko Khrok and Ko Sak
Ko Lan another 40 minutes sail is Ko Phai an island currently under the
care of the Royal Navy. Visitors are not allowed to stay overnight here,
but it has fine deserted beaches that are open during the day.
the nearby islands are easy to get to and charters can be arranged through
the hotel tour desk or by negotiating a price direct with the boat owners.
charters cost 1,000 - 5,000 Baht per day depending on the season and size
of the boat.
world-famous seaside resort puts on its most festival face for this annual
event, held in April at the height of the summer season. Food and floral
floats, beauty contests, stalls selling local delicacies, and a
spectacular display of fireworks on the beach are only a few of the
highlights that attract merry-makers.