Pattaya Attractions - Top Sightseeing and things to see
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.
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.
4 kilometers long, this beach faces Pattaya Bay, the major venue from
where boats visit Pattayas 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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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