Koh Larn:situated 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.
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.
Sak 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.
Beach some 4 kilometers long, this beach
faces Pattaya Bay, the major venue from where boats visit Pattaya’s
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 and
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
Wong Prachan Beach
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
Larn include swimming, coral viewing, para-sailing, water-skiing,
water scooter riding, etc.
Koh Krok: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
Koh Phai Group 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.
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
Suan Chalermprakiat (Fitness Park)
is at foot of Pattaya hill on Phra Tamnak Road. This small
park, covering an area of 15 rai, was dedicated to commemorate His
Majesty the King?s sixtieth birthday on December 5, 1988.
The gardens of the
park boast a wide variety of flowering plants. There are also
multipurpose grounds and winding trails for walking or jogging
and standard exercise facilities. On any given day, a large
number of people will relax, jog, exercise or simple enjoy the
scenery of Pattaya in this park.
is on the left hand side at
kilometer 143 on Sukhumvit Highway.
This miniature city offers replicas of 80 sacred places and
important historical sites around Thailand at a scale of 1 to 25.
Some examples are the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Wat Phra
Srisanpeth, Anantasamakom Throne Hill, Phra Puttha-yodfah Bridge,
the Bridge over the River Khwae, the Golden Stupa and Phimai Khmer
Sanctuary. Replicas of places of world significance are also
displayed in the ?miniworld? area such as the Eiffel Tower, the
Statue of Liverty, Tower Bridge, Trevi Fountain. Open daily from 7
a.m. - 10 p.m. There is also a MiniRace Course (Gokarts) for
visitors wishing to try their hand at racing fast cars.
on Pornprapanimitr Road turning left on Sukhumvit Road at Kilometer
145 for about 5 kilometers. A Privately-owned resort, the garden has
maintained a natural atmosphere with fish ponds and fishing
equipment available for rent.
swimming pool and accommodation in the form of tents and bungalows
are on hand to serve visitors.
The Million Years Stone Park And Pattaya Crocodile
Farm 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.
Pattaya (Khao Phra Baht) a 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.
Elephant Village situated on
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.
last about 1 hour. Elephant jungle rides are also
information may be obtained by calling 01-2123225 or from the
front desk at the Tropicana Hotel