have your picture taken with tiger or bear croc show most travel agents in pattaya do collection drop off all for 600 baht per person about 13 euro,personally did not look at croc show but gardens and animals beautifull spent about three hours here,large gift shop well worth a visit
Pattaya beach and Jomtien beach are great places to do many kinds of watersports. The prices are not too high compared with other places. You can expect to be asked many times a day by the local beach boys. The prices are fixed as a rule, but try to bargain and see if you can get a cheaper price.
The Big Buddha is between Pattaya and Jomtien Beach known as Pratumnuk Hill the steps lead to a painted gold image of Buddha 300 feet high and to one of the best places (point view) to enjoy your evening looking at pattaya city
Sanctuary of truth is a big unusual wooden temple constructed according to Thai ingenuity
This building has been under construction for more than 25 years
There is horse carriage to take you to the temple and dolphin show
By the lake at scheduled time in the morning
Big Buddha is situated on top of Khao Pattaya.To reach the sitting buddha you have to go up 99 steps (young girls were counting them) ..Around the Buddha you have a number of Buddha images representing each day of the week.So if you were born on a Friday you will pay respect to that Buddha image.The view of Pattaya city is not so good from here.
This is a small hill south of Pattay beach.To get to the view point you can get a Songthaew from Phrathamnuk road at the bottom of the hill .The guy will take you there for 100 baht .From the view point you can get a very good panaramic view of Pattaya city & Pattaya Bay.
Its about a 3 hour drive....and there are some pretty good beaches around there.....resorts cater mainly for Thai week-enders so empty in th week and chocco at the w/e.
As with ALL encounters with captive wildlife in Thailand the dolphin attraction is EXTREMELY questionable.
they spend a lot of time telling people how "good" they are for the dolphins, but at the end of the day can't resit the temptation to turn the whole thing into a rather limp circus-type spectacle....you will have to consult your conscience before supporting such places.....believe me they are extremely hard-sell when it comes to claiming sound ecological and animal welfare principles, but it never seems to pan-out that way.
As I was not staying in Bankok, I did the day tour from Pattaya. The tour I did took me to see the Grand Palace, Recling Budda, Goldern Budda and the canals. I would say that it is worth staying for a few days in Bankok to experience everything Bankok has to offer but if you don't at least there is the day tours on offer.
This tour was one of my highlights of my holiday. You are collected from your hotel in the early hours, and you head for Bankok. You actually do not stop at Bankok but are taken on the Floating Market tour which is very enjoyable. From here then you are taken to the Second World War cemetaries. After that you are taken to the River Kwai. You spend about an hour in the River Quay and then head for a nature reserve which I did'nt really catch the name. Once in the nature reserve you go on a floating restaurant in which you can have a drink while the floating restaurant moves down the river. You stay the night on a floating house which is only lit by candles as it has no electricity. I must say that it was a bit chilly during the night. The following morning it on to the floating restaurant for breakfast while the restaurant moves up the river. From here you are taken to Hellfire Pass and to the museum, and then head off to Pattaya again, getting to Pattaya around 1800hrs. It is a tour well worth it, as you see quite a bit in just two days and staying in a floating house in the middle of a forest is an unforgetable experience.
I found this temple near Walking Street, as in most temples in Thailand, entrance is free do remember to get your shoes off before going in.
I don't really know the name of this temple, it is situated near Walking Street, if anyone does know the name of this temple please email me.
The sanctuary of truth was started to be constructed in 1980 and it is completely constructed in wood. The highest point is just over 100m and every part of the Santuary of Truth is carved. It is a magnificent work of art! The entrance fee is 500 bahts. Have a look at the photos.
If you go to Thailand you have to ride on an elephant! This was my first experience of riding an elephant and I must say it was a very enjoyable one. The elephants in the Elephant Sanctuary seemed to be cared for quite well, when compared to other places in Thailand where the elephants are chained and in small areas. The ride is around thirty minutes which I would say is enough, at one point the guide on your elephant will get off and ask you for your camera to take pictures of you.
Ten minutes by car to the south of the centre of Pattaya is the statue of the Big Budda. It is a massive Budda on the top of the hill. The views from this hill are magnificent. At the base of the steps to the budda there are persons selling drinks and small birds. You can purchase a bird and then release it by the Big Budda. There is no entrance fee. Have a look at the photos.
When I saw the advert of the submarine I thought it was one of the many submarine adverts you usually see when on holiday, a boat with windows under the sea level which you can peek out. This submarine which of course had to be yellow in colour does submerge. It goes down around 50m, and to go on a submarine dive is something that not many people can say that they have done. You are collected from their offices by a baht bus and taken to Balihai Port, which is literally just five minutes. Once there you get on a fast boat which takes you to their platform which is about 20 minutes. The dive takes about 40 minutes, I quite enjoyed the experience but the only problem was that the sea was not that calm and the visibility was not that good, so I would recommend doing this trip on a day which the sea is calm where you get good visibility. Also the submarine did roll a bit while it was up in the surface, but it was extremely calm when submerged. Their offices are situated at the end of walking street.
Think we paid about 200 baht (£2.85) to go in, and we must have spent less than an hour in there, and that was watching the snake show. The place is quite dirty with rubbish everywhere and the animals are not well looked after. The show is done by three men, who could also have more presentable clothes to put a show on, or at least some clothes that had been washed in the last month. The show consisted of swirling the snakes around, putting them around their necks and in their mouths. Not really my kind of entertainment. Apart from the snakes they also have an elephant and a bear, both of them chained in a very small area for them. I don’t think that this place is worth a visit and anyone visiting Pattaya should give the snake show a miss.
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