Monday, October 16, 2017

Attractions in Pattaya


Underwater World Pattaya
Located on Sukhumvit Road, Tambon Nong Prue, this aquarium
offers an insight into the area’s rich marine life. Underwater
World Pattaya is a modern aquarium with a 100-metre stateof-
the-art acrylic tunnel where visitors can walk through an
underwater environment filled with dozens of marine species
including the rare shovel-nosed ray, a hybrid between a shark
and a stingray, providing visitors with the unique experience
of viewing the displays at close quarters through crystal-clear
water. The aquarium plans to have a variety of dolphin shows in
the near future.
Tel: (66) 3875 6979

Pattaya Dolphin World & Resort
Since late 2011 Pattaya got a new attraction, Thailand’s first
dolphin show.Near the Phoenix Golf club a new facility was build
for the Pattaya Dolphin World & Resort.
Several times a day there are 45 minutes shows. Seating is provided
for approximately 2000 people per show (according to staff at the
Pattaya Dolphin World). The show is maybe not at the same level as
the more famous shows in other parts of the world but it is still entertaining.
During the show there are various types of acts with four dolphins.

When we visited the Pattaya Dolphin World and Resort only the area of
the dolphin show was actually ready. The swimming area, bungalows etc
were still under construction (late March 2012). A food court and a few
outlets had already opened to provide the neccessary souvenirs as well as
food and drinks.

Getting to the Pattaya Dolphin World & Resort is easy. You will have
to go to the south via the Sukhumvit Road. Pass the Pattaya Floating Market
and look for the street signs. The direction is well market with large traffic signs.
The Pattaya Dolphin World & Resort is located near the Phoenix Golf Club.

Tel. +66 38 051 790-6
Open Daily : 08.30 – 18.30
Website: www.pattayadolphins-world.com

Thunder Rock Dinosaur Park
Located on Sukhumvit Road, 4 km. from South Pattaya, this
place brings you face-to-face with life-size replicas of the
creatures that lived two hundred million years ago including a
Tyrannosaurus Rex, a Velociraptor and a Petinosaurus. Come
and wander through the Dinosaur Age, imagining the Earth
when it was inhabited by the fierce predator T-Rex. Open daily
10.00 a.m.– 6.00 p.m.
Tel: (66) 3870 6055 or mobile phone (66) 1576 0035

Khao Chi Chan Carved Buddha Mountain
The cliff face inlaid with gold leaf in the outline of a sitting
Sukhothai-Lanna Buddha is dedicated to the commemoration of
His Majesty the King’s Golden Jubilee, the 50th anniversary of
his accession to the throne. This 130-metre-high Buddha’s royally-
bestowed name is Phra Phuttha Maha Wachira Utta Mopat
Satsada, which means His Lord Buddha is virtuous and glorious
as Maha Wachira (the Great Wisdom). The surroundings are a
wide variety of flowering plants and a number of pavilions for
meditation and rest. Directly in front of the cliff face are shrines,
elaborate gardens, and a number of terraced pools stocked with
lotus flowers.

Khao Phra Tamnak
This small hill also known as Khao Phra Bat, its peak accessed
by an asphalt road, affords panoramic views of Pattaya City and
Pattaya Bay. Khao Phra Tamnak has been developed and is currently
the site of the So To Ro 5 radio station, where there is a
monument to Kromluang Chumphon, known as the ‘Father
of the Royal Thai Navy’. A Buddha image is enshrined on the
hilltop.

Chaloem Phra Kiat Park
Located on Phra Tamnak Road at the foot of Khao Pattaya, the
small park is dedicated to the commemoration of His Majesty
the King’s sixtieth birthday on 5 December, 1987. The gardens
boast a wide variety of flowering plants, while the park also
includes jogging trails and exercise facilities.

The Million-Years Stone Park and Pattaya Crocodile Farm
This place is a popular attraction for Thai and foreign tourists.
Covering an area of close to 40 acres, the compound comprises
rock gardens and a botanical garden of rare plants and beautiful
landscapes. Top sights include fossilised plants over a million
years in age and a 200-year-old Thai style bonsai, plus dwarf
horses, ostriches, crocodile pools and a collection of rare
animals such as albino bears. Crocodile round-ups, magic and
animal performances are major attractions. Open daily
8.00 a.m.- 6.30 p.m., with six crocodile shows from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
Tel. (66) 3824 9347-9
Website: www.thaistonepark.com

Elephant Village Pattaya
Located on Sukhumvit Road, which lies off Highway No. 3 at
the 146-km. marker, this elephant camp focuses on the working
life of elephants and their mahouts. Visitors can enjoy riding on
an elephant’s back and cart, road trips, and trekking. There is
a daily performance of elephants at work and play, as well as a
grand war parade at 2.30 p.m. Open daily 8.30 a.m. – 7.00 p.m.
Tel. (66) 3824 9818
Website: www.elephant-village-pattaya.com

Bottle Art Museum
The Museum, located on Sukhumvit Road, at the 146-km.
marker, showcases art contained in glass bottles. The exhibits
are the creations of Dutch sculptor, Mr. Peter Bedelais, who
has crafted various intricate pieces and assembled them in glass
bottles of different shapes. Open daily 9.00 a.m.- 8.00 p.m.
Tel: (66) 3842 2957, (66) 3841 5783

Pattaya Park
This amusement centre at Hat Jomtien features a large water
park with giant slides, a sky-high basket/hopper and other fun
activities. There is also a tower topped with a revolving restaurant
that commands panoramic views of the area.
Tel: (66) 3825 1201-8
Website: www.pattayapark.com

The Sanctuary of Truth
Construction of this gigantic architectural structure, located on
the shore at Laem Ratchawet on Na Klua Road, North Pattaya,
was begun in 1981 by Mr. Lek Wiriyaphan, founder of the
Ancient City in Samut Prakan, and today has assumed colossal
proportions. Made entirely of wood and with exquisite architectural
carvings, the building was conceived out of the vision that
human civilisation has been achieved and nurtured by religious
and philosophical truth. Open daily 8.30 a.m.- 5.00 p.m.
Tel: (66) 3836 7815, (66) 3822 5407, (66) 3836 7229-30
Website: www.sanctuaryoftruth.com

Royal Theatre
Also at the Royal Garden Plaza, this theatre offers high-tech
screenings of motion and movement experienced in real life.
Open daily 11.00 a.m.- 11.00 p.m.
Tel: (66) 3842 8057

Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum
The museum, at the Royal Garden Plaza, Pattaya Beach, houses
a collection of more than 300 strange and amazing things from
around the world. Open daily 11.00 a.m.- 11.00 p.m.
Tel: (66) 3871 0294-6, (66) 3841 2120-2
Website: www.ripleys.com

Monkey Show
Located in Soi Chaiyaphruek, off Highway No. 3 at the 151-
km. marker, the centre displays how monkeys are trained to pick
coconuts and perform other tasks. There is also cockfighting and
a snake show. Open daily from 8.00 a.m.-5.00 p.m.
Tel: (66) 3875 6367

Siriporn Orchid
Located at 61/1 Mu 7 Tambon Nong Prue, the farm has a wide
array of different orchids. Visitors may purchase plants or cut
flowers. Open daily 8.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.
Tel: (66) 1732 6975

Horseshoe Point Club
Ten km. off Sukhumvit Road, Horseshoe Point Club offers
horse riding at all levels of proficiency, as well as dressage,
cross-country jumping, polo and lodges are also available.
Open daily 8.30 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.
Tel: (66) 3873 5050
Website: www.horseshoepoint.com

Three Kingdoms Park
Situated close to the Horseshoe Point Club, the Park contains
several beautiful Chinese-style buildings and art objects. Open
daily 10.00 a.m.- 5.00 p.m. on weekdays and 10.00 a.m.- 6.00 p.m.
on weekends.
Tel: (66) 3842 1428-9
Website: www.3kingdomspark.com

Wat Yansangwararam
Located 15 km. south of Pattaya, off to the left of Sukhumvit
Road at the 160-km. marker, Wat Yansangwararam was dedicated
to the Supreme Patriarch in 1976 and was later graciously
put under the patronage of His Majesty the King.
It is a superb example of modern Thai religious architecture,
while the park-like grounds also contain pavilions designed
in different national styles.

Tiffany Show

Tiffany Show is the original female impersonation show on which the copycats are judged. A few decades on in a vastly superior theatre and demonstrating an improved show content, Tiffany is the choice of discerning visitors who want the best. Theu also want to enjoy the fun of the theatre. On all counts, Tiffany is our top choice in evening entertainment.

Show Time:
18:00 / 19:30 / 21:00

Anek Kusala Sala (Viharnra Sien)
Anek Kusala Sala (Viharnra Sien), or Ta Pu Yie in Chinese, was constructed in 1988 under the guidance of Sanga Kulkobkiat. His Majesty the King granted a 7-rai plot of land in the Wat Yansangwararam Royal Project in Chonburi province for the temple.
Viharnra Sien means “gods’ living place” and Anek Kusala Sala “multipurpose pavilion”. The complex was built at a cost of some Bt220 million.

Viharnra Sien was constructed for the Chinese-Thai population in the region. It was officially opened by His Majesty the King as a Royal Project on 24 December 1993. The exhibitions and decorations housed within are designed to represent a harmonious blend of Thai and Chinese art and culture.

As well as a place of worship, Viharnra Sien is also a museum – the Chinese government provided over 300 display items to Mr Sanga for permanent exhibition. Other items were given by the Thai community and from those overseas.

The entrance fee to Anek Kusala Sala is Btso per person, except for priests, students and government officials in uniform who are granted free entrance. Location: 1000 Moo 11 Huy-Yai, Banglamung, Chonburi. Te: (66)3823-8367

Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden
Heading east, 15 min from the centre of Pattaya, near Bang Saray is Nong Nooch for those who want to take in a cultural show.

Located at km marker 163, on 1300 rai of rolling hills and valleys, and coconut plantations, three shows are schedule daily. Some prefer to vist the village on their own. The village is 3 km off the main highway on a private road.
The morning show at Nong Nooch begins at 1015 and the afternoon at 1500 and 1545. Elephants go through the same acts you see at the Funny Elephant plus Thai classical dances.

A private man-made lake for rowing and other highlight. There is a miniature open zoo and aviary. Browse through an orchid farm. Two restaurants, one Thai and the other Western serve food and beverages.

Overnight accommodation is available for those who with to spend a few days there. A package of a half day tour costs Btsoo. Morning tour departs at 0900 and evening tour starts at 1300. Information website: www.nongnoochtropical.com Tel: (66) 3842-9321

Khao Kiew Open Zoo

Khao Kiew Open Zoo

Khao Kheow Open Zoo
Khao Kheow Open Zoo with 1,200 acres of forest and natural beauty is one of the largest zoos in Asia. There’s also an aviary, second in size only to Singapore’s that draws bird watching enthusiasts who catch glimpses of rare Asian species. Forests, waterfalls and wildlife are distinctive features of organised tours.

The Chanta Then waterfalls, 7 km down the road from the zoo’s entrance, is a landmark. The basic open zoo excursion is offered by travel agents at approximately Bt400 per person. Out: 07:30 Return: 13:00

Mini Siam
Pattaya’s Mini Siam Park is home to miniature replicas of the world’s man-made wonders. Walk through the park and you can have your picture taken alongside Paris’ Eiffel Tower, New York’s Statue of Liberty, Sydney’s Opera house and the temples of Thailand. Mini Siam operates a transfer service from Pattaya hotels three times a day-10:00, 13:00 and 16:00. Tel. 0 3872 7333, 0 3872 7666
Website: www.minisiam.net

Pattaya Floating Market

Pattaya Floating Market

Pattaya Floating Market : Thai Art and Culture of 4 Regions

The Fascination of Thai Culture and Traditions The Pattaya Floating Market was opened to the public in November 2008. The area of Pattaya’s latest attraction, which is situated on almost l00.000 square meters, is divided into 4 separate parts, each represents one of the four regions of Thailand: Northern, Central, North-Eastern and Southern regions and offering a special blend of different traditions.

More than 80 paddle boats are on standby to ferry visitors around the compound through the many Thai style teak wood buildings, linked by an intricate network of canals, bridges and a number of different sized islands with exotic plants and trees. The boat trips are designed to expose the richness of the surrounding architectural and cultural river side living. Water vendors paddle their boats from dock to dock and offering their unique range of freshly cooked delicious dishes, including Thai desserts and exotic fruits.

Pattaya Floating Market provides daily cultural several times throughout the day, which are native to the four regions of the country, these are Thai classical dance, martial art demonstrations as well as water Muay Thai boxing, where the fighters perform on a horizontal pole above the canal. There is also a group of famous artists who exhibit their classical talents, like umbrella or portrait painting and they keep the doors open to their workshops where pieces of aesthetic art are on display.

There is a massive selection of boutique-shops presenting wooden hand carvings, silks and cloth weaving, special Thai herbs, a great selection of OTOP products and other native items from all over Thailand. The Neung Siam Woodcarving Museum has on display rare pieces of crafted 200 years old teak and is home to the impressive and beautiful carved image of the elephant god Ganesha, who is the patron of the arts and sciences.

The newest attractions at the venue are the authentic rice farm with paddy fields, historic farming tools, and animals such as Water buffalos, Rabbits, Thai cocks and Elephants. The farm also has an ancient mud house decorated in the old Thai style tradition. Behind this area can be found a huge colorful sunflower plantation and there is a scenic lake surrounded with a straw covered pergola. The farming area has been linked to the Floating Market by the fabulous Skywalker Sling Adventure (150 m long and 15 m high) and also a very impressive swing bridge for those not so brave.

Pattaya Floating Market, the biggest floating market in Thailand, is located on the outskirts of Pattaya on Sukhumvit Road, on the way to Bang Saray and Sattahip. Easy access from Bangkok by Train, Public Bus, or Taxi.  Public air-conditioned bus serves the route into Pattaya frequently , for example Central Festival – Pattaya Floating Market for 20 Bahts.

More Information: Pattaya Floating Market
Tel: (66) 3870-6340
www.pattayafloatingmarket.com