is 147 kilometers southeast of Bangkok, and faces the Gulf of
Thailand. Pattaya is Asia's premier beach resort, and caters
with equal appeal to Pattaya's relaxing tropical ambience is
synonymous with every ingredient for memorable holidays.
Theme and amusement parks, offbeat museums and lush botanical
gardens offer numerous forms of leisure activities and cultural
entertainment for all family members. And after dark, Pattaya
offers all the allure and magic of a truly vibrant nightlife
with a spectacular variety of restaurants, night clubs, bars,
discotheques, cocktail lounges and carbarets. Pattaya can be
brash, bold, beautiful and bucolic, and offers everything an
authentic international beach resort can.
is on Thappraya Road, at the top of Jomtien
Beach, covering an area of around 80 rai. Pattaya park offers
an amusement park, Jacuzzi and a gigantic slide. It is an ideal
outlet for family relaxation. Admission fees are 100 Baht for
adults and 50 Baht for children. It is an ideal outlet for family
relaxation. Admission fees are 100 Baht for adults and 50 Baht
Million Years Stone Park
And Pattaya Crocodile Farm is at number
22/2 Mu 1, Tambon Nong Pla Lai, Banglamug, From Sukhumvit, one
turns left at kilometer 140 close to the pedestrian bridge in
front of Wat Sawangfah along Chaiyaporn withi Road (State High
way 3024) in the same direction as Mab Prachun Reservoir for
another 5 kilometers. This is an other popular attraction with
Thai and foreigner tourists. Covering an area of close to 100
rai, the compound comprises rock gardens and a botanical of
rare plants and beautifully land scaped grounds. Interesting
sights include, for example, fossiizedplants over a million
years in age, 200 years old Thai style bonzai, crocodile pools
and a collection of rare animals such as albino bears, elephants
and horses. Crocodile round-ups, magic and animal performances
are also a major attraction. Daily admission from 9 a.m.-6 p.m.Additional
information may be obtained by calling (038) 249347-9 or the
Bangkok office Tel. 5794008, 5795033.
Pattaya (Khao Phra Baht)
a small hill with an asphalt road leading
to the top. From its peak, one has a panoramic view of Pattaya
City and Pattaya Bay. Currently, Kho Pattaya has been developed
and is now the site of the Naval Sor Tor Ror radio station.
A sacred Buddha image is also enshrined on the hilltop.
on Pornprapanimitr Road on the same directions
as Phanaraks Park and Siam Country Club Golf Course. The elephant
village is a popular tourist spot for Thai and foreign guests
alike. Daily performances by elephants and wild elephant round-up
shows are held at 2.30 p.m. Shows last about 1 hour. Elephant
jungle rides are also available. Additional information may
be obtained by calling 01-2123225 or from the front desk at
the Tropicana Hotel, Tel. (038)428645-6, 428516.
Siam is on the left hand side
at kilometer 143 on Sukhumvit Highway. This miniature city offers
replicas of 80 sacred places and important historical sites
around Thailand at a scale of 1 to 25. Some examples are the
Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Wat Phra Srisanpeth, Anantasamakom
Throne Hill, Phra Puttha-yodfah Bridge, the Bridge over the
River Khwae, the Golden Stupa and Phimai Khmer Sanctuary. Replicas
of places of world significance are also displayed in the ?miniworld?
area such as the Eiffel Tower, the Statue of Liverty, Tower
Bridge, Trevi Fountain. Open daily from 7 a.m. - 10 p.m. There
is also a MiniRace Course (Gokarts) for visitors wishing to
try their hand at racing fast cars. Additional information maybe
obtained by calling (038)421628, 424232 or fax (038)421555.