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    Viharnra Sien, Pattaya

    by Wann Written Nov 6, 2004

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    From Yansangwararam Temple One Km. is a Chinese-style structure called Viharnra Sien built by Thais of Chinese descendants. Within the beautiful structure are housed Chinese antiquities and exhibition of Chinese religious belief.
    It is open daily from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission : 50 baht

    Viharnra Sien, Pattaya
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    Romance of the Three Kingdoms Park

    by peerapa Updated Feb 27, 2005

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    Situated close by Horseshoe Point, this is a Chinese-style garden filled with pagodas, murals and figures from the Chinese epic San Guo Zhi. Open daily from 8.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

    Admission fee
    for thai : adult 60 baht, kid 30 baht
    for tourist : adult 150 baht, kid 80 baht

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    million year old rock park

    by jetwind Written Nov 11, 2005

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    This place is a popular attraction with Thai and foreigner tourists. Covering an area of close to 40 acres, the compound comprises rock gardens and a botanical garden of rare plants and beautifully landscapes. Top sights include fossilized plants over a million years in age and a 200-year-old Thai style bonsai, plus dwarf horses, ostrich, crocodile pools and a collection of rare animals such as albino bears. Crocodile round-ups, magic and animal performances are also major attractions. Open daily from 8.00 a.m.-5.00 p.m., with six crocodile shows from 11.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m. Additional information may be obtained by calling tel: 0 3824 9347-9 or the Bangkok office at tel: 0 2579 4008, 0 2579 5033.

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    Amazing Thailand

    by filipdebont Updated Dec 14, 2003

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    When I visited Pattaya in 1999, there was a big colourful parade.

    The main theme of this parade was Amazing Thailand. And it was an initiative of the Thai Office of Tourism, to promote Thailand, and to show how amazing it was (is).

    The parade was very colourful with lots of flowers (lots of orchids), beautiful local dresses.

    It was great to see the parade pass on Beach Road.

    More pictures in My Amazing Thailand Parade - Travelogue

    lots of flowers and beautiful local dresses
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    Wat Yansangwararam, Pattaya

    by Wann Written Nov 6, 2004

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    Wat Yansangwararam or Yansangwararam Temple, is 15 Km. south of Pattaya City, turning left from Sukhumvit Highway at Km.160. The temple was dedicated to Somdet Phra Yanasangwon, the present Supreme Pariarch in 1976 and was later graciously admitted under the patronage of His Majesty the King. The temple ground, a total area of 146 acres, comprises a mondop (four gable pavilion) which enshrines a replica of the Buddha's footprints, a large stupa where the relics of the Lord Buddha and those of the Lord Buddha's disciples are enshrined. There are Phra Yanaretwihan and international pavilion representing several countries throughout the ground.

    Wat Yansangwararam, Pattaya
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    Market in Pattaya

    by Pimilan Written Sep 3, 2005

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    It have two large markets in Pattaya and one in Naklua.
    You found the same product like the market in the country, maybe it's more expensive. It's in central road near second road, in south pattaya road across the temple and in Naklua center. In naklua you found more seafood like the other one and less shirt.

    market in Naklua market in Pattaya klang, entrance second road
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    A TRIP TO THE JEWELRY FACTORY

    by bmiller39 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Thailand is famous for really great gemstones and jewelry. The jewelry factory in Pattaya is a must see activity. The factory provides free cab service to and from any hotel or location in Pattaya.Upon arrival, you are greeted by charming ladies in traditional dress who escort you into a very modern and well stocked bar for refreshments. Then it is off to a disneyland style train ride through a tunnel with about 6 or 7 stops each depicting a step in the mining and processing of gems. The stops are all state of the art with lights, sounds, animated mannequins, etc. Quite an accomplishment..the narration was in English, but the options include about 30 languages. Following the car trip, you visit about 50 craftsmen each polishing gems and doing goldsmith work. After this, it is off to the showrooms which are huge...about the size of the basketball court at Madison Square Gardens in New York..huge. The salespeople are very informative and really know their job..they are not pushy which was a relief. The jewelry tended to be a little pricey, but the quality really demanded the price..it was exceptional. Following the preview of jewelry, it was another trip to yet another well stocked bar, while the transportation came to take me back to the hotel. The building, was spectacular with lots of aquariums, and other displays tastefully arranged throughout the factory/showroom. This is one of the best kept secrets..most of my shipmates missed seeing this great place and instead went to the usual downtown bargaining jewelry stores...

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    The Sanctuary of Truth

    by zazatann Written Aug 9, 2006

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    The Sanctuary of Truth is a gigantic wooden construction which covers the area of more than two rais. The top point of the building is about 105 meters high. It was constructed to withstand the wind and sunshine on the seashore at Rachvate Cape, Tumbon Naklea, Amphur Banglamung, Chon Buri Province.

    The building was constructed according to ancient Thai ingenuity and every square inch of the building is covered with wooden carve sculpture. The purposes of decoration with wooden carve sculptures are to use art and culture as the reflection of Ancient Vision of Earth, Ancient Knowledge, and Eastern Philosophy. With in this complex, visitors will understand Ancient Life, Human Responsibility, Basic Thought, Cycle of living, Life Relationship with Universe and Common Goal of Life toward Utopia.

    Ticket : Adult 500 Baht, Child 250 Baht

    View from the beach Carved wood
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  • Thaisubmarine

    by GibJoe Written Apr 9, 2008

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    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.

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  • Elephant Sanctuary

    by GibJoe Written Apr 9, 2008

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    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.

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    Cruise In Hotel

    by filipdebont Written Dec 14, 2003

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    When you walk along beach Road, you can't miss this remarkable Hotel.

    It is built in the shape of a Cruise ship, In fact now there are even two big cruise ships next to each other.

    At my last visit there was only one big ship and now they build a new one next to it. It looks just great.

    I haven't put this item in the hotel chapter, because I have never stayed in this hotel, I even never entered it. Like this I have no further info on this hotel. That why I post this in the "what to see" section.

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    World gems

    by Pimilan Updated Sep 7, 2005

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    A new thing to do in Pattaya is a visit of gem show room. It's complete with factory, museum, auditorium and coffe shop. Even that usually the visit is more asian tourist oriented, it's interesting. Really large center, at least it have 2 center.

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  • Snake Show

    by GibJoe Written Apr 9, 2008

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    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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    Crocodile show...

    by faridah Written Dec 25, 2006

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    The stone formations are quite unique.Nice to take pictures. The crocodile show that they performed for the visitors was something else. My son whose favourite channel is Animal Planet didnt like the show and wants to leave halfway. It was not fun watching the man dragging the crocodiles, the prodding them with sticks and forcing their mouth open. It was definitely not fun. The animals there dont look too happy either, we saw bears and tigers.

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    Top View

    by suraphona Updated Mar 13, 2003

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    The visit to 55th floor of Pattaya Park Tower you can see the panaroma view of the beaches, city etc.

    Going up to the observation deck will take only 1 min with the elevator or you might use the cable car which included in the fee of visiting observation deck.

    Sky Shuttle at Pattaya Park Tower
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