An introduction to Pattaya City
Tourist attractions Pattaya Area
Sri Racha Tiger Zoo
Attractive new zoo and crocodile farm with lots of crocodiles, tigers,
camels, deer etc. Several shows daily. Have your photo taken with
a baby tiger. Other facilities include: restaurant, ice cream bar
and souvenir shop. Open daily from 09.30 until 18.00
Khao Kheow Open Zoo
Animals include bears, elephants, buffaloes, monkeys, snakes, barking
deer etc. The key attraction is the huge aviary. This structure
covers over 100 different kinds of birds. Walk through it; it is
wonderful for bird lovers. The newest attractions is a night safari
which includes a barbecue dinner.
Lakeland Water Cable Ski
Located on Sukhumvit Highway (km. 150.5) about 5 km. from Pattaya.
It's exciting and fun to try the cable water ski. Instructors are
available for beginners.
Pattaya Elephant Village
The village shows elephant displaying forestry skills, playing football
and re-enact of war elephant parade. The village also demonstrates
how wild elephants were captured in the north-eastern part of Thailand.
Daily show time is at 14.30
Nong Nooch Tropical Garden
The village is set in a 600 acre beautifully landscaped park. It
features orchid nurseries, a cactus garden and a man made lake.
They have 3 daily cultural shows that include numerous folk dances,
traditional ceremonies, sword fighting and Thai boxing demonstrations.
And of course, there is a elephant show. The village has "Pap Plueng"
Restaurant with Thai and European food, Chinese and Korean restaurant,
Nong Nooch Kitchen, E-san kitchen with food from the North-East
and a traditional "Beer garden".
Finally, Nong Nooch Tropical Garden have overnight accommodation
in Cottages, traditional Thai houses and the Lake Side Villa with
a big private swimming pool.
A temple under the King's patronage is unique for its modern Thai
architecture. Here meditation courses are offered for common men
at 6.00 and 18.00 hrs.
The temple is 12 kilometres south of Pattaya and only 3 kilometres
from Nong Nooch Village. Nearby is a Chinese-style building called
"Wihan Sian" housing antiques and art objects from China.
Million Years Stone & Crocodile Farm.
The park comprises breeding pens with more than 1,000
crocodiles, a zoo and a bonsai garden decorated with rock formations.
Open daily from 8.30 until 18.00 ,
Samet Island ) Located off the coast of Ban Phe (about one hours
drive from Pattaya), this island offers beautiful beaches with white
sand and natural beauty. You can rent a bungalow and stay overnight,
or just go for a day-trip.
The Pattaya fun go-kart racing track is open daily from 1000 to
1800 hrs.. If you want some serious practice, weekends are best.
The 400 m. track is suitable for adults and children with a choice
of 80cc go-karts for the children and 120cc karts for adults. Rates
are from Bt.50 - Bt.200 for 12 min. of racing. Special discounts
are available. A new 1080 m. track is available for professional
racers at the Bira International Circuit.
Located at km.11 on Highway 36, on the way to
3 km. before and opposite the Bira circuit. Pattaya riding club
offers horse back riding facilities on forests and highlands, with
16 horses which originate from Australia.
Horse back riding fees
range from Bt.600 to Bt.800 per hour and transportation can be provided
Bira International Circuit (Pattaya), Km.14 on Highway 36 is home
to the motor car and bike community. Races are held at weekends.
Minibuses do the return trip for Bt.200 to Bt.300.
The 2.4 km.
track, with spectator stands, features events for motorcycles, production
cars; pickups and Formula 3 racing cars. Admission: Bt.80, Bt.100,
Bt.120 or Bt.150 for regular race events. Surcharge on international
events. Membership offers discounts.
There are three notable waterfalls in the province:
Phliu Waterfall National Park
about 10 km. from town; Krathing Waterfall
in Khao Khitchakut National Park, about 30 km. from town;
and Soi Dao Waterfall in Khao
Soi Dao Wildlife Sanctuary 65 km. from town, which is the furthest,
but the most beautiful.
A little way off Pattaya, there are 3 small islands well known for
their powdery sand, colourful corals and other forms of life under
the sea, which can be viewed conveniently from glass bottomed boats.
Thousands of foreign tourists have visited these islands. The largest
of them is Ko Larn, 7.5 km. from Pattaya Beach. There is a boat
service running between Pattaya Beach and Ko Larn several times
daily. Each one way trip will take about 45 min.. Different types
of accommodation are available on the island. The other two islets,
Ko Sak and Ko Khrok, are a short way from Ko Larn. They are smaller
Ko Phai, Ko Rin, etc.
About 10 km. away from Ko Larn, these islets are even less disturbed
and have become new destinations for tourists from Pattaya. As they
are under the jurisdiction of the Royal Thai Navy, overnight stays
are not allowed. And visitors will have to take their food and drinks
silver sands of Koh Larn Island
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