Pattaya Off The Beaten Path

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

    by shelnlin Updated Sep 17, 2004

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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