Pattaya Off The Beaten Path

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    Big Buddah Statue

    by trevndebs Written Mar 15, 2005

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    Big Buddah

    Located at the top of Buddah Hill, overlooking the bay there is a gigantic golden statue of Buddah, along with numerous other smaller golden statues.
    There are people selling small wooden cages of birds for 50Baht which when released by Buddah's statue will bring you good luck.
    No entry fee and worth a look.

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    Big Buddah Statue

    by trevndebs Written Mar 15, 2005

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    Big Buddah
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    Located at the top of Buddah Hill, overlooking the bay there is a gigantic golden statue of Buddah, along with numerous other smaller golden statues.
    There are people selling small wooden cages of birds for 50Baht which when released by Buddah's statue will bring you good luck.
    No entry fee and worth a look.

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    Towering castle, intricately hand carved in teak

    by JoelWillTravel Written Dec 1, 2004

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    Situated on the seashore of Rachvate Cape, Pattaya. The Sanctuary Of Truth is an amazing structure, proudly showing ancient knowledge of Thai artists at present. Believe it or not this structure was only built as late as 1981. The parts emerging from it's foundation are ALL built of wood, to meet the intention of constructing the real "wooden sanctuary". It's a must to visit here when in or around Pattaya as the tour we had around this was truly breathtaking. Please see website for more information on this.

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    Walking Street

    by shelnlin Written Oct 8, 2004

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    Tuk on Walking Street

    Walking Street is a Street in Pattaya which is great for just about anything. Souvenirs, Suits and soups can all be bought here and it is most famous because it doesn't allow any vehicles to travel done it after 7pm so you can literally "walk" down here without having to dodge a Motorbike, Car or Taxi and like the rest of Pattaya, it looks fantastic with all it's neon lights at night time. Bars with names like Prettygirl a Go-go or Dollhouse a Go-go are names that will surely attract the Single male and funny names Playboy tailors make you kind of giggle!

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    Very regal, Very Queenlike, Oh so glam....

    by shelnlin Updated Sep 17, 2004

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    HRH Shelnlin of VT

    When you come to my Homepage you will see a picture of me all dressed up and looking rather regal. I have some really great feedback about those photos that I thought I would share with you where I had the photographs taken.

    The company is a designed for people who want to have an extra special lot of photographs taken and it isn't just for the Ladies, Men too can have their photos taken as well.

    Perfect Portrait Studio is located at the Royal Garden Plaza and it is a great and affordable place to have a great session being made up and to put on a fancy dress and accessories. Customers can choose their own outfit or bring one of their own (no this one was theirs) or they can even dress up Thai style if they like.

    Although the Photographer speaks no English (same goes for the Makeup artist), I managed to pose and move for the photos just as if I was a real beauty queen with lots of mmm's and yeeeeeessssss when I had to tilt my head or smile.

    My cost for my photography session was 1200 baht which included 3 A4 sized photographs and 4 little ones of my own choice. and then I paid an extra 700 baht to have the photos put onto disc.

    The beautiful thing about having these photographs taken was I was able to see them after they were shot and before the photographer may have needed to 'air brush' them for a more 'glam' look.

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    Great View

    by filipdebont Written Dec 13, 2003

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    view from the top of Mike Shopping Mall

    As I was visiting Mike Shopping Mall, along Beach road, I reached the top floor.

    On this top floor you find the Food Plaza, with different food stands and the Playland for the kids.

    On this top floor you have big windows on the right side, and from these windows you have a great view over the beach of Pattaya.

    But as I walked on this top floor I did see that there was a half open door to the outside, so I went out, there was a security agent (who was eating). And I kindly asked him if I could go further on the big roof terrace of the shopping Mall in order to make a picture of this beautiful panorama. And it was no problem at all.

    The result can be seen in the attached picture.

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    Thai Massage by Blind Masseur

    by filipdebont Updated Dec 10, 2003

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    Massage by Blind masseur

    I did get this tip from Marc, a Belgian who lives here since 5 years.
    You have to walk all the way to North Pattaya, near Dusit hotel, near the roundabout with the dolphins and then you take a side street on the left. And deep in the side street you find the Sousiree Sauna Institute.

    Ochh, what a very special experience, all the masseurs are blind, and I can tell you the massage here is very good, as they can not see it all happens on feeling.

    The price is 100 Baht for an hour, but I always go for the two hour massage (200 Baht).

    This is not a touristy spot at all, as most of the visitors are Thai.

    There is also a Sauna with Herbal steam bath, which I have never tried here.

    There is also a vegetarian restaurant (see my restaurant tips).

    Address: 172/6 M. Soi Ping Pah, Pattaya - Naklua Road, North Pattaya

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    walk along the waterfront and visit the malls

    by bmiller39 Written Oct 14, 2003

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    A walk along the downtown waterfront is really an interesting treat..lots of people watching..etc//The malls just off the waterfront are really good with the same merchandise sold on the streets without the hassles

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    Koh Laan - One of Coral Islands

    by suraphona Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Haad Samaeh Koh Laan

    A little way off Pattaya, there are 3 small islands well known for their powdery sand, colourful corals and other forms of undersea's life which can be viewed from glassbottomed boats.
    The largest of them is Koh Laan, 7.5 km from Pattaya Beach. The other smaller
    2 islets, Koh Saak and Koh Krok are in the short way from Koh Laan.
    There is a boat service running regulary between Pattaya Beach and Koh Laan daily several times. Each trip costs THB 20.- and will take about 45 minutes.
    About 10 km away from Koh Laan are several islets Koh Phai, Koh Rin etc. are less disturbed and have become new destinations for tourists from Pattaya.
    They are under the jurisdiction of the
    Royal Thai Navy, overnight stays are not allowed and the visitors will have to bring their food and drinks by themselve.

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    Open Zoo

    by suraphona Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Open Zoo Khao Kheow

    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.

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    Visit Coral Island (Koh Lan)

    by victorwkf Written Sep 7, 2002

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    Visit Coral Island (Koh Lan) when you are in Pattaya. This island offers a relaxing getaway with water sports such as para-sailing, snorkelling etc. There are even some shops on the island which sells all kinds of stuff. The sea breeze is extremely pleasant during December when the weather is cool.

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    Temporary tattoo

    by Pimilan Written Oct 3, 2005

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    tattoo on the leg

    You can make temporary tattoo in the beach or some shopping center, Royal Garden last floor for example. It cost between 100 to 500 bahts, depending of the size.

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    Feed the elephants

    by Ike_2005 Written Apr 29, 2005

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    Here's something you don't see everyday. There are people running around the street with trained elephants. For a little bit of Baht you can feed the elephant sugarcane or some other elephant food.

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    Watching the sunset

    by victorwkf Written Jul 25, 2003

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    Trying watching the sunset at Pattaya. If you are lucky, you may get to see a beautiful sunset and take photographs of it.

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