Temples Pattaya

Ban Sukhawadee (บ้านสุขาวดี), 219 Moo 2, Sukhumvit Rd, ☎ +66 38 223-536(-9), M-F 08:30–18:00, Sa-Su, hols 08:00-18:00. This is the residence of Dr. Panya Chotithewan. Visitors can enter the house to pay respect to the Bodhisattva Kwan Yin, to see the spacious conference room and the roof. 300 baht/adults, 50 baht/children.  Buddha Hill (เขาพระตำหนัก หรือ เขาพระบาท Khao Phra Tam Nak), (between Thap Praya Road and Phratamnak […]

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Pattaya Beaches

The three kilometres long Pattaya Beach runs along the city centre. The beach is full of life with hotels, restaurants, shopping malls all along the road facing the beach. The street south of Beach Road, Walking Street, comes alive with rock music as the night sets in. People throng the street to experience the night life, which […]

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Jomtien Beach

Jomtien is immediately south of Pattaya and, practically speaking, they form one municipality. Jomtien, like Pattaya, is popular with tourists, but has a significant population of permanent expats and some workers, making for a more sedate bar and night life scene. Visitors from Bangkok by bus will arrive at the main Pattaya bus terminal on North Pattaya Rd. […]

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Ko Lipe

Ko Lipe (sometimes spelled Koh Lipe) is outside of the jurisdiction of Tarutao National Park, and as such is exempt from certain laws prohibiting development. It is surrounded by uninhabited islands of the Butong Archipelago. The island is home to about 500 Chao Ley, or Sea Gypsies, who were given a grant to half of the island […]

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Wat Phra Yai Temple

On the very top of Pratumnak Hill, between Pattaya and Jomtien Beach, you can’t fail to notice an enormous 18 metre tall Buddha popping up through the trees. This Big Buddha – the largest in the region – is the highlight of Wat Phra Yai, a temple built in the 1940s when Pattaya was nothing […]

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Thai Street Food (Pattaya)

A video showing you some typical Thai Street Food from Pattaya. Thailand is the kingdom of food on wooden sticks. From your classic chicken satay to sausages, fish, fruit, even steak, all can be found on glorified over-sized toothpicks when in Thailand. Chicken and pork are by far the most common, 10 baht a stick, however […]

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