Pattaya Working Street
Pattaya Walking Street is the most famous place in Pattaya city. There is a variety of night entertainments in Walking Street. Since there are a number of foreign people visiting this street, it is seen like an Pattaya International Meeting Street. This Walking Street locates from Beach Road of south Pattaya to the Bali-Hi Pier. There is a large sign of Pattaya Walking Street at the entrance connecting to Beach road. Although this street is called Walking Street, it is not free of vehicles 24 hours. At the day time, this street is used for transportation in Pattaya, whereas at the night time (approximately 18.00 – 02.00), this street is closed from vehicles and changed to another street expressing a completely different atmosphere, with an amount of colored neon signage. However, in the case that visitors come to Walking Street by a vehicle, they can park their vehicles at the Bali-Hi end.
However, because there are a number of people on Pattaya Walking Street, visitors should be careful about their wallet or purse. It is unusual to have pickpockets in any busy place. Another thing is that visitors should clearly communicate with others, including taxis and staffs from entertaining places, for what will be charged and what will not, since clear communication could avoid any problems from misunderstandings. In the case of something unpleasant happen, visitors should contact to the tourist police immediately.
Pattaya Floating Market
Pattaya Floating Market has been a major attraction in Pattaya that visitors would like to visit. Activities, traditional shows, and a variety of items available there would be a key reason to attract visitors. Bus service has also been available to facilitate transportation difficulty.
Pattaya Floating Market is established under the concept of presenting Cultures and traditions of 4 regions of Thailand – Northern, Southern, Central, and Northeasthern. The concept covers how people from these 4 regions live, what their main activities are, and what the main products from there are, so the floating market could indicate what people in different areas live and what they earn from their ancient times. Additionally, Pattaya Floating Market is the largest floating attraction in East of Thailand, which would encourage more visitors to come to Pattaya.
At Pattaya Floating Market, visitors can travel around the market by a boat in order to see view of the market on the boat. Also, visitor can taste Thai traditional food and dessert, can see live shows of Thai cultures and traditions of the main regions of Thailand, and can find different kinds of items in the market.
Sanctuary of Truth (Prasat Satchatham)
There is nobody denying that the Sanctuary of Truth is one of most interesting attractions in Pattaya. Wooden architecture of the building is similar to the architecture of Ayutthaya era, approximately 400 years ago. Therefore, the Sanctuary of Truth not only is very beautiful, but also able to preserve skills and knowledge of ancient times. One of most interesting points of the Sanctuary of Truth is that it has not been completed.
Every part of the Sanctury of truth or Prasat Satchatham is embellished with solely wood carving, without any cement or metal at all. Even locks that tie wood-curving objects together are also wooden-made. The building consists of wood sculptures of deities, angels, Brahman, King of Nagas, and so on. These would reflect to the ancient vision: the relationship of human and universe, knowledge, and philosophy. There are staffs to give explanation and knowledge to visitors as well. Note that, if visitors would like to look at all of the sculptures carefully, it would take the visitors more than a day.
There is also a dolphin show to entertain visitors twice a day. The show is in the lagoon at 11.30 a.m. and 3.30 p.m., so visitors need to keep the show time in mind in the case they would like to join the show.
As mention above that the body of the building has not been completed yet, it has always been developed and also repaired for any deterioration. For this reason, visitors need to wear a safety helmet provided, and because the body of the building is wooden-made, it is not allowed to smoke inside.
Nong Nooch Tropical Garden Pattaya
Nong Nooch Tropical Garden is a major tourist attraction in Pattaya. Although the garden is very large, it is well decorated for every part. Visitors can find different kinds of trees, and flowers, so it could be a great place to enjoy natural attraction, especially for those who are interested in gardening and different kinds of trees. Apart from the beautiful garden, visitors can enjoy Thai cultural and traditional shows and they can also enjoy elephant shows, take some photo with tigers, birds, butterflies, and so on.
Nong Nooch Tropical Garden is beautiful due to a plenty of flowers, and palm trees. Group of flowers and trees are categorized and distributed in the area of the large garden. The same category will be placed together, bonsai trees, color pineapples, orchids, ferns, cactuses, palms, and so on. The palm garden is very interesting as it is presented with almost every kind of palm trees all over the world.
There are also a variety of shows presented in Nong Nooch Garden, such as Thai traditional dance, fighting, Thai boxing, and theatre. The highlight of the show would be elephant show because a number of visitors admit that they never seen elephants acting like that before.
The garden opens from 08.00 to 18.00, and there are two prices for the entrance fee: adult 100B, children 50B for only visiting the garden, but adult 300B and children 150 for visiting both garden and the shows (4 times a day: 09:45, 10:30, 15:00, 15:45).
Alangkarn Theater Pattaya
The Alangkarn Theater offers Thai traditional and cultural shows in panoramic concept, where there is no this type of shows elsewhere in Thailand. Visitors will incredibly enjoy the shows because Hexa stage, Real Surround Sound System, Multi-color Lasers, and so on, support rhythm of the performance very well. As you can see, this definitely outperforms the majority of shows in Thailand. The Alangkarn Theater is located on a large territory, 32 acers, Na Jomtien, Sattahip.
There are 2,000 seats in the theater, and about 1,000 seats in Cultural Area and Restaurant. For this reason, The Alangkarn Theater Thailand is able to perfectly take care of a diversity of events, such as concerts, conferences, feasts and so on. Apart from this, a large hall, able to take care of approximately 1500 visitors, before the theater is also designed with consolidated arts.
The Alangarn opens daily, except on Wednesday, and the regular show is at 19.00. To go to the Alangkarn theater, visitors have to drive on Sukhumvit Road from Pattaya City to the way to go to sattahip. Go strength on for about 20 kilometers, the Alangkarn will be on the left hand side. Those who do not have a private car can hire a taxi or song thaew to be there.
The Million-Year Stone Park and Crocodile Farm
The million years stone park and crocodile farm is a large territory not far from Naklua Sukhumvit Road. Its landscape has been designed to attract tourists with bonsai type trees, fossilized trees, colorful flowers, stones, water, and so on. The crocodile show is performed several times a day in order to respond to the need of visitors coming to the farm in different times. Although its name indicates only crocodile farm, there are also other animals presented inside the farm. With natural atmosphere, crocodile show and different animals presented, it could be seen as a good choice for a family trip as well.
Visitors can also find the crocodile show in the park. The show might make you feel thrilled as staffs wrestle with a crocodile or put their body part such as legs, arms, or head inside the crocodile’s mouth. At the end of the show, visitors can also take some photo with the showed crocodile. For example, you can act by sitting on its back. The show is performed approximately every hour, so visitors who miss the show will wait for only a short time for a next round.
In the park, visitors can find not only crocodiles but also other animals such as tigers, elephants, bears, lions, beautiful fish, and so on. Visitors can also pay extra price in order to feed animals, or take photos with animals.
The location of this million years stone park and crocodile farm is approximately 4 kilometers from Naklua Sukhumvit Road. Visitors can go there by a metered taxi, Songthaew, or metered motorcycle. The park opens from 08.30 to 18.30.