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Chonburi Province, Ban Sukhawadee, Hat Pattaya, Khao Phra Tam Nakor Khao Phra Bat, Hat Jomtien.

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Ban Sukhawadee -  is located at 219 Mu 2, Sukhumvit Road. It 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. It is open on Monday-Friday from 8:30 AM–6 PM and on Saturday–Sunday and public holidays from 8 AM-6 PM. Entrance fee is 300 Baht for adults and 50 Baht for children. How to get there: Ban Sukhawadi is in Bang Lamung District on the beach side near the Cholchan Pattaya Resort and not far from Bang Lamung District Office. For more information, Tel. 0 3822 3536-9 www.sukhawadee.net

Hat Pattaya  -  The half-moon-shaped Pattaya beach is about four km long with Beach Road running parallel to the beach. The beaches have been renovated with shady footpaths along the clean sandy beach taking a walk, lazing, jogging or cycling around here.

North Pattaya and Central Pattaya are not as bustling as the south beach. In the old days, many first class hotels are located in this area. South Pattaya, with its lively atmosphere of nightclubs, beer bars, restaurants, shopping complexes, and other businesses, this is the heart of the city. Several kinds of aquatic sport gear are available for rent on the beach.

Khao Phra Tam Nak or Khao Phra Bat  - This small hill is located between South Pattaya and Jomtien. It is a vantage point for a panoramic view of the whole city of Pattaya and its crescent bay. Locals and visitors come here to pay  homage to Wat Khao Phra Bat atop the hill and the monument of Kromluang Chomphonkhetudomsak, who is regarded the “founding father of the modern Thai navy.” and Suan Chaloemphrakiat.  Khao Phra Tam Nak Road., This is a fitness park at the foot of Khao Pattaya. With an area of six acres, the park 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 and offer a scenic view of Pattaya. There are also multipurpose grounds and winding trails for walking or jogging and standard exercise facilities.

Hat Jomtien  - This 6- kilometre-long beach is only  four km from Pattaya. A beach Road., runs parallel to the shore along which are hotels and restaurants. Less noisy  than Pattaya, it is popular as a site for relaxation, swimming and water-sports.

Hat Wong Phra Chan  - This small tranquil one kilometre beach is on the northern side of Pattaya Bay. The serene atmosphere here is attractive to those longing for a complete rest and privacy.

Sanctuary of Truth  - This gigantic wooden structure is situated by the sea at Laem Ratchawet, North Pattaya. The entrance is at Soi 12, Na Kluea Road., The sanctuary of Truth was first built in 1981 by Mr. Lek Wiriyaphan, the founder of the Ancient City in Samut Prakan Province. With exquisite architectural features, the building was conceived out of the vision that human civilisation has been achieved and nurtured by religious and philosophical truth. It is open daily from 9 AM-6 PM. Admission fee is 500 Baht. Tel. 0 3836 7229, 0 3836 7815 ( see separate write up on this under Pattaya )

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