• Plan your trip to Pattaya

    Plan your trip to Pattaya

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Khao Pattaya or Khao Phra Bat is a small hill to the south of Pattaya Beach . And asphalt road leads up to the hilltop. Khao Pattaya is now the site of the Naval radio station. A sacred Buddha image is also enshrined on the hilltop. At the foot of the hill is a Health Park which attracts joggers and ordinary tourists wishing to get a panoramic view of Pattaya City and Pattaya Bay .

Hat Chomthian (Jomtien) is a km.-long beach and only 4 kilometers from Pattaya. A beach road runs parallel to the shores along which are hotels and other accommodation facilities. Less noisy than Pattaya, it is popular as a site for relaxation, swimming and water-sports.

Wong Phrachan Beach is on the northern side of Pattaya Bay . The 1 kilometer beach shares the same entrance as the Central Wong Amat Hotel. A quiet spot, the beach is ideal swimming and relaxation.

The Million-Year Stone Park and Crocodile Farm , located some 9 kilometers from Pattaya city. Its grounds are beautifully landscaped with flowering and rock gardens. Hundreds of crocodiles as well as some rare animals, including albino bears and horses, are kept. There are crocodile shows, magic performances and animal shows 6 times a day from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. The compound is open daily from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Call (038) 249347-9 for more information.

Mini Siam , located at Km. 143 on Highway No. 3, is a wonderland of miniature replicas of such outstanding architectural work as the Temple of the Buddha. Democracy Monument , Bridge over the River Kwai, Prasat Hin Phimai, etc. Replicals if places of world significance are also displayed in the “mini-world” area. These include the Tower Bridge , Eiffel Tower , the Statue of liberty and Trevi Fountain. It is open daily from 9 a.m. until 10 p.m. Call (038) 421628, 424232 or (02) 271 1896, 616 1533 for more information.

Pattaya Elephant Village stage shows demonstrating how to catch wild elephants-at-work in the jungle, elephants playing football and a grand war elephants parade. Elephant rides around the village. The-one-hour-long elephant shows are held at 14.30 hrs. Contact counter in Tropicana Hotel, Tel: (038) 24145-7, 249818.

Elephant shows are also operated in other places. Most of them are located on Sukhumvit Road. These include Ban Chang Thai Tel: (038) 706289, Utthayan Chang Tel: (038) 716379, Thin Chang Thai Tel: (038) 756516, 756577, Suan Chang Tel: (038) 756517 and Farm Chang Thai Tel: (038) 237825

Sanctuary of Truth is a gigantic temple-like structure situated by the sea at Laem Ratchawet on Naklua Road, North Pattaya. With exquisite architectural features, the sanctuary was conceived out of the vision that human civilization has been achieved and nurtured by religious and philosophical truth. It is open daily from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Admission fee is 500 baht Tel: (038) 225407

The Ripley's believe It or Not Auditorium, situated in the Royal Garden Plaza on Beach Road, has a large collection of stories of oddities from every corner of the globe.

The Motion Master Moving Theatre, also in the Royal Garden Plaza, offer hi-tech screening of motions and movements as experienced in real life. Open from 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. Tel: (038) 710294-8