Travel

Local attactions

30 November 2016

Sanctuary of Truth
Made entirely of wood with no metal nails etc, the Sanctuary of Truth is at the north side of Pattaya Bay alongside the sea. It’s four wings are dedicated to Thai, Chinese, Kymer, and Indian religious iconography. Apart from a great setting with a magnificent building, you can also watch craftsmen at work carving new pieces for the building. Compulsory tours are led around the building approximately every 30 minutes.
Distance: 20 min taxi ride from the club
Website: www.santuaryoftruth.com


Underwater World
The area’s largest aquarium showcasing the rich variety of marine life found around the region.
Distance: 25 min taxi from the club
Website: www.underwaterworldpattaya.com


Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Gardens
One of the most popular attractions in the area. The gardens extend over around 1,700 rai welcoming tourists from around the world as well as being popular with local Thai families. There are many different themed gardens including the orchids, palms and cacti, together with walkways and other features. Apart from the gardens the attractions include elephant riding, Thai cultural performances and garden tours. Nong Nooch regularly enters and wins top awards at International shows such as the Chelsea Flower Show in the UK.
Distance: 30 min taxi from the club
Website: www.nongnoochtropicalgarden.com


Pattaya Floating Market
An attraction build with a riverside theme which displays and showcases the traditional Thai riverside living community. Cultural and local products are on display and for sale from each region of Thailand including the north, south, central and north-east.
Distance: 25min taxi from the club
Website: www.pattayafloatingmarket.com


Wat Phra Khao Yai (“Big Buddha Hill”)
This temple complex is positioned almost 100 metres above sea level and has at its summit an 18-metre high Buddha together with many smaller statues. The location has views over the beaches both to the north and south. Not just a tourist attraction, the site is an active temple with locals frequently visiting to pray.
Distance: Walking distance from the club (uphill!!)


Cartoon Network Amazone Waterpark
The largest waterpark in Thailand with 30 state of the art water rides, slides and other attractions. The attractions are not only focused on smaller children and teens, but also fully grown children with their own families. There are 10 entertainment zones featuring characters from popular shows on Cartoon Network. Plenty to keep everyone entertained for the whole day.
Distance: 30 min taxi from the club
Website: www.cartoonnetworkamazone.com


Pattaya Viewpoint
Khao Pattaya View Point is one of the best viewpoints over the local region particularly to the north. Very popular with tour groups so can be busy while they are present (usually they stop for 15 min or so before it gets peaceful again). There is also a small temple, Wat Khao Phra Bat, which is claimed to house a relic of Buddha. There is also a monument to Kromluang Chomphonkhetodomsak, the founder of the Thai Navy which is honoured by many Thai people.
Distance: Walking distance from the club (uphill!!)


Koh Larn Island
Visible directly off the club. Often referred to as coral island although further islands are better in that respect. Very popular with tourists who go there to get away from the hustle and bustle of the mainland for either a couple of hours or for the day.
Distance: Boat ride from any of the local beaches
Website: www.kohlarn.com


Art in Paradise
A unique take on an art gallery. Closes the divide between art and spectator with three dimensional paintings that are interactive. The taking of photographs with the exhibits is actively encouraged, as the 3D imagery looks even more real in photographs. It takes about 2 hours to get around the full gallery depending on how much time you spend interacting with the paintings.
Distance: 20 min from the club
Website: www.artinparadise.co.th (in Thai)

 

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