Pattaya Off The Beaten Path

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    Swimming Pool, Mike Mall, Pattaya, Thailand

    by TrendsetterME Updated Jun 17, 2013
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    Thats a nice option for Pattaya, as being away from crowd but also to stay in city ...

    On the roof of
    Mike Shopping Mall which is located on the main "Beach Road", there is also a swimming pool for your convenience ...

    Clean and quite, with an amazing view of "Pattaya Bay", also snacks and drinks are offered if you request, very recommendable to spend a lazy and comfy day ... :)

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    Giving back to the Community

    by Ike_2005 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Some of my buddies that volunteered

    While we were all in Pattaya our ship arranged for volunteers to go to Chanthaburi (approximately 2 hours South East from the port in Sattahip) to paint a school and take a tour of one of the local gem factories. I was happy to do my part to make Thailand a little better of a place. I had such a good time in Pattaya Beach that I figured I owed the community a little bit of payback.

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    Visit the Food Market

    by gaolei Updated Oct 14, 2009

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    When You see the fruit stand, walk into the market
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    On Pattays South road there is a shopping area that starts opposite the temple and extends eastward for several blocks. Along the street there are many stores selling clothes, jewelery and other sundries. If you go in the back, you will find a typical Asian food market. You can see flower stands, meet, fish, frogs and a few surprises like the pig faces, both cooked and uncooked.

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    Wat Sam Sian

    by STRATOS79 Written Sep 29, 2008

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    Wat Sam Sian is located just before reaching the top of the big Buddha hill which is a very beuatiful Taoist temple with a big lake and many dragon images around it Inside there is a statue of Lao Tzu he is know as a great philosopher or ideologist and honored as Taoism Originator

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    BUDDHA IMAGE IN MOUNTAIN

    by STRATOS79 Written Sep 29, 2008

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    Located about half hour from Pattaya following the road from Sukhumvit road to Sattaship you can find the big Buddha image 70 meters high in Pattaya and probably in the biggest in Thailand dedicated to the royal family before entering the big Buddha image there is a beautiful park with small paths

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    Traditional Thai Massage By The Blind Masseur

    by YaaDong Written Jul 24, 2008

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    Are you looking for a cheap place to have a massage ? Then make your way past the Dolphin statue along Na Kluea Rd until you get to Soi Ping Pah.Keep walking towards the beach and you will come across Susiree Health Center.This place is worth a visit if you want to relax and get a massage by a blind masseur.The price is very resonable 120 baht 1 hour air-con room.I recommend the Herbal steam bath as well for 100 baht as long as you want.There is also a vegetarian food center which provides cooking classes and meals.For yor health!

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    quieter/nicer beach 10 mins for pattaya

    by geoffcarter Updated Jun 22, 2008

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    dusk from one of those nice quiet beaches
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    ok if you are sick of getting asked to buy stuff and want to relax more, there are some lovely quiet beaches, with food and drink availabe just minutes walk from pattaya main beach.
    how to find them? if you are facing the beach at pattaya with hotels behind you, walk to the right to the end of the beach. it looks like youve reached the end. carry on walking around the rocks and it will open up to many beaches, less populated, and quieter for a peaceful sunbathe. the further you go the more beaches youll have to choose from. toilets are in the local hotels therewas no problem using their facilities. also you can get some lovely sunset photos. but be careful it doesnt go too dark before you set off back as there are no lights. if you find yourself with the dark closing in fast just cut through one of the hotels onto the back road which leads back to pattaya.

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    Quiet Beaches

    by Joseph69 Written Sep 18, 2006

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    If you have some extra time (even just for one night), I suggest a trip to Koh Samet. It's a fanstatic island south of Pattaya.

    To get there, you may get a taxi and boat combination. If you're in a hurry, take a speed boat straight to your bungalow.

    Yes, there are many bungalows on the beach at Koh Samet. The water is also very clean as compared to Pattaya. There are no big resorts and no highrise buildings.

    At night, there are many restaurants which you may sit (or lie-down) on the beach (they do provide tables and mats) and enjoy a peaceful dinner under the stars and listening to the soft splash of the waves hitting the beach.

    I really do recommend going to Koh Samet. In fact, if you don't want to go to Pattaya, you may go straight to Koh Samet from Bangkok.

    Travel time from Pattaya is approximately 1.5 to 2 hours.
    Travel time from Bangkok is approximately is 3.5 to 4 hours.

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    Beautiful Creatures

    by RoyJava Updated Sep 4, 2006

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    Most tourists rush for the beach during high-season as soon breakfast has finished. You also could go for a walk in the Walking Street. Let's be surprised by the appearance of a beautiful kathoey, all in red, waist-splitted dress, extremely high-heeled shoes and a well-done make-up. In other countries the looks of the night-butterflies get worse after midnight and, the earlier in the morning, ... oh la la ...
    Well, ... not in Pattaya, Thailand!

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    QUAN YIN SHRINE

    by RoyJava Updated Sep 3, 2006

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    Downstairs of the Big Buddha there is a lovely Quan Yin Shrine. The sacred Lady is also known as Kun Iam in Macau as the Heavenly Bodhisattva, the Goddess Of Mercy and Compassion.

    Most tourists get dropped close to the stairs of the Big Buddha and speed along the Quan Yin Shrine back to Pattaya. A pity, 'cause the area is a lovely place dedicated to the Goddess of Mercy. It has a beautifully decorated shrine surrounded by green water in a smal lake. Local people love to come here to pay respect after their visit to the Big Buddha. I adored the little shrine!

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    ALTARS

    by RoyJava Written Aug 31, 2006

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    You'll find these altars everywhere, all over the place, in homes as well as in the streets. I knew the custom from the Indonesian island of Hindu Bali and didn't expect the same custom in the Buddhistic Pattaya. Though a lot of religious believes correspond with eachother.

    Doing good will bring good stuff as a reward and will benefit you. Keep friends with the bad spirits, too, so donot forget to honour these spirits. Even in the Go-go bars you may find these altars, sometimes beautifully adorned with colourful flowers, details etc. These altars are placed in the highest possible place and, never on the floor. Often so unexpected ...

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    WAT CHAIMONGKRON

    by RoyJava Updated Aug 31, 2006

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    Right in the centre of Pattaya there is the WAT CHAIMONGKRON. It is a beautiful Buddhist temple (temple=wat) and at the same time a monastery where monks do live and take care of the temple. Most of the tourists have seen this place, not thinking over to enter. It is free entrance!

    Just take your time to see all of the parts, images and some beautiful details. The coloured demons, the Buddha statues, the main hall with the golden Buddha image, the near-temples with the breath-taking tile-roofs ...

    Do you want to please the monks, of the Buddha? So buy yourself a little present and offer it as a gift. Probably your gift will go into a bucket to get bought, to offer it again by a next devotee or visitor. I prefered leavin' some Bahts in front of the Buddha image ... ;o)))

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    Blissful solitude: white sands, blue water

    by GautamBhimani Written Aug 18, 2006

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    No people around only silent statues
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    White sands and blue water. Not to mention not a soul around. That too an hour by speedboat from bustling Pattaya Beach in Thailand. Most boatmen will take you straight to Coral Island, another commercial haven for the Thai tourist Industry. This particular island, alittle farther away offers no water sports like para sailing or water scooters but is heaven to get away to.

    We stayed at the Siam Bay View Hotel and this idyllic getaway was recommended by the folks in the sales office (who had nothing to gain but our godwill)

    Ko Sak was the name of the island. Some boatmen will be reluctant to go but a little persuasion is all it takes.

    Pictures are attached. Do try it. It's heaven. It was a first look at the sea for my three-year old, and he refused to leave the beach! We spent the whole day on the island (in busy tourist season mind you!) and we were all alone!

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    Speed Boat Adventure!!!!! - .........Island

    by vee01 Written Sep 29, 2005

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    Take speed boat from Siam Bay View Hotel beach .Needs 20 minutes to reach this Island {Darn!! I forgot what this islands name!!! ^_^] .WHen u get there u will see some stuffs you do at the Beach.
    1.Sun Bathing.
    2. Riding Banana Boat
    3. Jet sky
    4. Para Sailing
    5. Swimming
    and many more.
    But most of it....Have Lunch with seafood . It's fresh from the ocean. Eat as much as u can . The adventure of speed boat lies on my mind. What a ride!!! Wath the waves. They will hit you!! Becarefull.Unexpected situation. Riding speed Boat is so......mommy..it's scary!!! HOLD ON!!!

    Dont forget to bring your swimming suits, hat and sun glasses!

    Spescial food : Dried Squids ...u must try this!!!

    Rent a speed boat for only 3000 BATH.
    Jet sky : 500 BATH - 2000 BATH for 20 mins
    Banana Boat ; 500 BATH for 15 mins
    but you can do bargain with the owner. ^_^. The prices are negotiable

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    Wong Amat beach, North Pattaya

    by motherof2 Written May 25, 2005

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    The small charming beach to relax

    We found this small beach on the left side of the Wong Amat beach by accident. The sand is very soft and powdery, the beach is clean, and good for swimming. There are couples of food stands sell drinks, food, and bathing suit. The beach chair rental is 20B/day. I stayed in Woodland resort with my 3 yrs old, and we always took a moto taxi to the beach for 20B. It's easy to walk there from the hotel, but not with my 3 yrs old under the heat. There is not many tourists around, and you really feel it's like your own private beach. Very quiet, very relaxing, Highly recommended.

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