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Koh Larn
Koh Larnsituated to the West of Pattaya Strait, about 7.7 Kilometers from the shore, covering an area of about 4 square kilometers. There are beautiful beaches, clear water, and an abundance of coral. Visitors can view the coral either from a glass-bottom boat or by diving down directly. A well-known beach is at Ta Waen Beach in the northern part of the Island, a 750 meters stretch of white sand with many stalls andshops. Sightseeing boats mostly dock in this area. There are also Laemtien Beach and Samae Beach on the south-western side, each beach spanning a length of 700 and 100 meters respectively.

Both are regarded as beautiful and interesting sports, especially Laemtien Beach which has remainedexceptionally clean and tranquil. There are now a few stores servisitors. Ta Pan Beach on the western part of the island is 500 meters in length with make-shift lodging available. On Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, sightseeing boats usually dock along this beach all the way to Laemtie where there is coral. On the southern part is Nual Beach 450 meters in length. On this beach a hotel which accommodates a large number of tourists. This is another good place for viewing coral.

Koh Sak
some 10 kilometers west of Pattaya Strait or 600 meters away from Koh Larn. Koh Sak is another small island shaped like a horse shoe with an area of 0.05 square kilometers. It has two beaches, one on the northern cover 250 meters in length, an area in which boats usually stop for tourists to swim and another one on the southern part of the island opposite the first island, with a pathway linking the two beaches, a small beach 80 meters in length. A coral reef is found at the area in front of the beach. Skin-diving is also possible in this vicinity.

Pattaya Beach
Pattaya Beachsome 4 kilometers long, this beach faces Pattaya Bay, the major venue from where boats visit Pattaya’s offshore islands. The beach curves from north to south and is largely paralleled by a tree-lined promenade and beach road which is lined, in the northern and central parts, by hotels and restaurants.

The northern section of the beach is largely tranquil, while the central and southern parts become increasingly lively, thanks to a juxtaposition of shops, department stores, boutiques, beauty salons, supermarkets, bars, discotheques, restaurants and nightclubs.

The central area of the beach is a major nightlife shopping areas, while the southern end is one of Pattaya's major nightlife areas

Wong Prachan Beach
Wong Prachan Beach is on the northern side of Pattaya Bay. The 1 kilometer beach shares the same entrance as the Central Wong Amat Hotel. A quiet spot, the beach is ideal for swimming and relaxation.Apart from these beaches, there are also Laem Hua Khon Beach on the back and front sides, Laem Lamrae, etc., which are also interesting tourist spots. Popular activities on

Koh Larn include swimming, coral viewing, para-sailing, water-skiing, water scooter riding, etc.

Koh Krok

A small island covering an area of 0.05 square kilometers, approximately 8 kilometers from the shore. The island comprises mostly rocks. Only one sandy-beach on the east of the island is Koh Krok beach which is only 100 meters in length. This is an ideal place for coral viewing.

Koh Phai Group of Islands are comprised of Koh Phai, Koh Manvichai, Koh Leom, Koh Klung Badan etc., Koh Phai being the largest. The islands are presently under the supervision of the Toyal Navy. The Koh Phai group of islands are situated at a distance about 13 kilometers from Pattaya and takes 2 hours to reach by boat. There is a light house on top of a hill at Koh Phai. Visitors can enjoy relaxing-moments, swimming, fishing and diving down to view the coral.

Tourists interested in visiting all the island mentioned here can arrange to hire boats from the promenade or pier at South Pattaya. Large boats can carry between 20-80 passengers, speed boats carry 10-15 passengers. Rental fees cost between 1,000-5,000 Baht, depending on the spot one intends to visit as well as the size and type of boat

The 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.

Khao 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.

Elephant Village situated 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.

Ang Sila Or Ang Hin Ang Sila Or Ang Hinis a fishing village about 5 kilometers away from Chonburi. Ang Sila was formerly one of the oldest seaside resorts. The village is famous for its cottage industry, producing stone mortars and animal sculptures, like elephants, horses and tigers. Ang Sila also boasts a number of restaurants. On the beach, one can find villagers shelling fresh oysters. A wide array of local handicraft are also available for sale to tourists.

Bang Saen Beach is a famous beach that has enjoyed lasting popularity. Approximately 13 kilometers fromthe city of Chonburi, it branches off to the right-hand side from Sukhumvit Highway, at kilometers 104. for a distance of 3 kilometers. Stretching along the beachfront, is a 2.5 kilometers road. Along the beach, one finds vendors offering drinks and seafood snacks such as squid, mussels and spicy steamed-fish-cakes for sale. One can rent deck chairs and rubber rings for swimming. Fresh water bathing facilities are also available. The many restaurants that line beach have recently been improved to become more neat and orderly. Bang Saen is ideal for visitors with limited time who wish to relax with their family and friends. It also offers several hotels and bungalows for overnight lodging.

Khao Sam Muk is a small hill in between Ang Sila village and Bang Saen Beach, along the beachside road from Ang Sila that winds up Sam Muk Hill. At the foot of the hill. Chao Mae Khao Sam Muk) who is widely venerated by the public. The cliff overlooking the sea has become a tourist spot where legend has it that a couple tragically ended their lives together after having vowed their eternal love for each other. The Sam Muk Hill area is inhabited by a larger number of wild monkeys and beautiful cactuses garden.
Nong Mon Market
Nong Mon Market a market famous for Chonburi?s local handicraft and souvenirs about 1 kilometer from the junction leading to Bang Saen. Among its well-known buys are different types of dried seafoods, kao lam or gluttonous rice baked in bamboo, hormok, hoi-jor, sweetened-banana and taro chips, sweetened-fruit preserves as well as tattan and bamboo basketware from Panatnikom, a district known for its unique and intricate weaving techniques.

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