Pattaya Off The Beaten Path

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    The Sanctaury of Truth, Pattaya, Thailand

    by TrendsetterME Written Jan 9, 2015

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    The Sanctuary of Truth is an amazing wooden building right on the beach in the Northern part of Pattaya which you shall visit, very nice architecture ....

    "The Sanctuary of Truth" is completely made out of wood and all the delicate carvings are done by hand. A huge number of woodcarvers are at work here every day carving out the various figures.

    The huge building is more than 100 meters high. The Sanctuary of Truth, which is also called Prasat Satchatham or Prasat Sut Ja-Tum is not in use as a temple. It is build on an area of almost one acre on Rachvate Cape overlooking the sea in Northern Pattaya.

    The architectural style is inspired by Buddhist and Hindu beliefs. Each of the four corners has a tower with figures from Thai, Cambodian, Indian and Chinese beliefs and legends, It features contemporary Visionary art based on traditional religious themes, great place to take a lot of photos and to spend your time .... :)

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    Swimming Pool, Mike Mall, Pattaya, Thailand

    by TrendsetterME Updated Jan 9, 2015

    Thats a nice option for Pattaya, as being away from crowd but meantime 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 any time, very recommendable to spend a lazy and comfy day, enjoy ... :)

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    Model R/C Aircraft Fields in Pattaya

    by gaolei Updated Nov 12, 2014

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    There are many radio control helicopter, and airplane models for sale in Pattaya. There are also many expats flying these aircraft in Pattaya. Here are 3 locations where you can see them fly their planes.

    The is a group of guys called the Fireflies who own high end R/C drones and fly them on the beach at night. They all have lights and patterns that light on their drones while flying over the beaches. Look to the sky at night. If you see something with strange light, or a lighted American flag, you found the Fireflies. Go watch them. their skills are amazing.

    There are 2 fields in Pattaya where the expats fly their planes. The first is near the stadium that is under construction on the east side of Sukhumvit road. This is a bit hard to find, but your hotel may be able to help you. The best way to get there is in a rental car. It really far off the beaten path. The second field is within a mile of the first field. It is even harder to find. You will have to ask people at the first field how to get there.

    Pilots Getting Their Planes Ready to Fly A Firefly with His Drone During the Daytime. Assembling a Model Jet at the Airfield
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    Giving back to the Community

    by Ike_2005 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    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.

    Some of my buddies that volunteered

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    Visit the Food Market

    by gaolei Updated Oct 14, 2009

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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.

    When You see the fruit stand, walk into the market Dragon Fruit Eels Pig Faces Frogs
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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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    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.

    dusk from one of those nice quiet beaches another part of the quiet stretch of eaches beach 20 mins walk from pattaya main beach
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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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    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!

    No people around only silent statues A first taste of the sea! Worth coming here? The sands of time
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