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.
Approximately 8 kilometers off of Pattaya Beach is Ko Khrok,
an isle almost totally surrounded by rock formations. A gap
of 100 meters to the east is a stretch of sandy beach where
visitors can go and enjoy viewing underwater coral reefs. This
island can be reached by chartered boat from South Pattaya.
(As this is a private island, permission to enter must be obtained
As the name implies, this is the place where you can find elaborate
bottle creations, including the usual vessels. Located at Km.
145, off of Highway No. 3, the museum features the work of the
Dutch master Peter Bedelais. Open daily from 10.a.m. until 10
p.m., admission fee is 100 bahts for adults and 50 bahts for
children. Call (038) 422957.
The Ripley’s believe It or Not
This is situated in the Royal Garden Plaza on Beach Road. The
odditorium has a large collection of stories of oddities from
every corner of the globe. Admission fee is 280 bahts for adults
and 230 bahts for children.
Alcazar on Pattaya
II Road offers three shows daily at 6 p.m., 8 p.m. and 9.30
p.m. with an extra show on Saturdays at 11 p.m. Admission fee
is 500/600 bahts. Call (038) 410225 for more information.
on Pattaya II Road provides three shows daily at 7 p.m., 8.30
p.m. and 10.00 p.m. Admission fee is 500/600 bahts. Call (038)
429642, 421700-5 for more information.
The Pattaya Park at Chomthian features a large water park
with giant sliders and a tower with a revolving restaurant,
which offers a panoramic view of Pattaya. Visitors can enjoy
many instruments, which offer excitement and a great fun.
Tel: 0 3825 1201-8 or 0 2579 9612-4, 0 2941 2056.