Khao KheowOpen Zoo in Chonburi just 30 kms fromPattaya and about 120 kms from Bangkok.The animals living in the conditions that close to the nature. See animals without fences, and can be amazed with rare local wild animals like Gaur and Tapirs. New star in the zoo since October 2002 is the white tiger.
This open zoo was established by the goverment in 1978 and covered total area of over 2,000 acres in the Khao Kheow National Park, there are more than 300 species and over 5,000 animals. Beautiful sunset from the top of the hill.
Animal in the night also can be watching out from the trolley along the 3.5 kms routes.
Open daily 8:00 to 18:00 Adult THB 20.-
Night Watching with Dinner in Zoo Restaurant THB 350.- per Person.
Bus to Pattaya
The most common way to get from Bangkok to Pattaya is by taking an air conditioned bus at the Eastern Bus Terminal on Sukhumvit road Soi 63, which is near the Ekkamai station. Buses goes every 30 minutes starting from 5:30 am to 11:30 pm everyday and cost 120 Bath.
There are two other bus stations, the Northern Bus Terminal at Mochit with service between 5:20 and 11:20 pm. The Southern Bus Terminal at Khao San road has scheduled services at 8:30 am, 10:00 am, 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 4:00 pm and 6:30 pm. It costs approx 100 bath for air conditioned bus.
Take a bus from the airport which leaves the airport every two hours. Tickets cost 106 Bath. The buses will drop you off at the bus station on North Pattaya road. From there you take your own taxi to find a hotel.
With the Beach under your food
You go like in a supermarket in this restaurant. You choose your seafood, fish, salad and what you want in front of the restaurant and then they bring to your place. Lovely terrace with beach view. All seafood and salad
Would you like to travel around the world in two hours if you do then you have to visit Mini Siam. Mini Siam contains more than 80 replicas of many famous wonders from around the world from the WAT PHRA SRISANPETH to the statue of liberty
Dive training in Pattaya
""Foobar it's HOT!!. I actually think i'm melting!""
The dive school had a Limo sent to my hotel in Bangkok to pick me up and take me down to Pattaya, which was great, because I did have a load of crap I was dragging around!! Still not sure why. Anyway, the ride was uneventful and took about 2 hours, all of which was Freeway and tolls until hitting Pattaya. The whole ride I just stared out of the window with my MP3 cranking out Saliva, Slipknot, Metallica and Chevelle. Felt good to be heading in this direction, both physically and psychologically, and I wanted to have a soundtrack that mimicked what was happening inside too LOL. The roads are very good and the traffic light, the scenery was sparse at best. When there was stuff to see, it was generally Industrial parks with large warehouses off to the side of the Freeway. Did see a few temples on some of the hills though.
"Arriving into Pattaya"
Driving into town seemed pretty well structured and organized, little did I know though that I was several miles from Satan's Pit of disrepute and that the drive there was going to get ever so narrower, congested, and have crap loads of streets filled with girls sitting on stools outside the doors. By the time we got the Dive shop, I really had a pretty sore kneck from all the swivelling around I was doing. The music was still going, but louder, and even with the A/C, on I was sweating.
"Aquanauts on Soi 6"
Coming down 2nd street heading to Northern Pattaya the streets descend in numbers. 2nd street runs parallel with Beach road which is a Southern flow of traffic and ends in "Walking Street" (more about that later). So, we get to Soi 6 and turn off 2nd street. This street is about 200 meters long and stretches from 2nd street to Beach rd ok. On both side of the street from 2nd street to within about 50 meters of Beach rd at the end, is full of Go Go bars!! All the girls are jumping up and knocking on the Taxi window telling me "Sawadeeka" (Thai for Hello), and offers to come inside for "Good time", some wave from their perched seats, all seem to smile as we pass. Eventaully we stop outside this Go Go bar and I think "What the heck is going on here? Am i about to get ripped off?". As I am thinking that, the other side door opens, distracting me from my music as I get blasted with instant inferno heat, and there stands a guy in a White Polo shirt with "Aquanauts" written on it. Seems the dive shop was on the other side of the street!! To funny.