THE CORAL ISLAND #1
It is sometimes also known as Larn Island – It’s a half day trip. This place is a little piece of paradise beyond the hustle and bustle of Pattaya. If you are a beach person this is a place to be. Relax in the sun, hear the silences, take a dip in the water, tan yourself or just sit under an umbrella. This place is ideal for family and friends. I though find this place a bit boring for the fact I’m not a beach person, I can sleep on the beach under an umbrella but that’s about it.
For the first timers its worth seeing. You can do water sports, snorkeling, parasailing etc. Most of the trip will start in the morning and they will bring you back by 1600Hrs.
ART IN PARADISE #2
This art gallery has got three dimensional images which are interactive. They will give you an illusion that animals are flying out of the walls or the waterfall coming out of the wall etc. It has got ten themes, covering wild life, nature, reproduction of classic art etc. They have more than 100 art pieces that will trick your eyes.
This art gallery allows you to take photos, so you can get into the 3D images and be part of it.
Its takes around 2 hrs. to cover or actually how many time did you spend on clicking pictures. The prices are a bit steep, 500Baht for adults and 300Baht for children. I would recommend going there as it’s on 2nd road and a must go for single travelers.
- Opening Hours: 09:00 – 21:00
- Location: 78/34 Moo 9, Pattaya Second Road Soi 1, North Pattaya
- Telephone: +66 (0)3 842 4500
SANCTUARY OF TRUTH #3
It’s a wonderful master which is 105meter tall and carved from teakwood. I been told it’s a work of a business tycoon who appreciated Thai craftsmanship and I would say what a way to show it. It depicts in its carving elements like Heaven, Earth, Sun, Moon, Stars, Father, and Mother. The carving of deities, mythological creatures and People is breath taking.
The admission is 500 baht for adults and 250 baht for children. Tour guides are free.
- Opening Hours: 08:00 – 17:00
- Location: 206/2 Moo5, Pattaya-Naklua Road Soi 12, Naklua
- Telephone: +66 (0)3 836 7229
NONG NOOCH TROPICAL GARDEN #4
It’s a theme park which is spread in an area of 2.4Kms. you can choose to walk or hire a bicycle to explore this awesome park. So they have themes like the 17th Century French Garden or European Renaissance etc. Also they have segregated the plant varieties like cactus, orchids, bonsai, topiary garden etc.
You can enjoy the Thai cultural show like Drum Performance, Muay Thai, and Thai Dance etc. You have restaurants and accommodation available.
- Opening Hours: 09:00 – 17:00
- Location: Km. 163, Sukhumvit Road (Highway 3)
- Telephone: +66 (0)38 429 321, +66 (0)38 425 748
WAT PHRA KHAO YAI (“BIG BUDDHA HILL”) #5
This temple was built in 1940’s and is atop the Pratumnak Hill. The place is between Pattaya and Jomtien Beach. This temple not only gets huge footfall of tourists but also is frequently visited by the locals. It has the largest Budhha Statue in this region. You can buy birds on the way and set them free for good Karma.
Pratumnak Hill is just 2Kms from south Pattaya. You can walk it down like me or just take the Baht bus which will charge you 200Baht. The entry to the temple is free.
Location: Pratumnak Hill