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Chonburi Province, Pattaya Parkland Tower, Koh Lan, Koh Sak, Anek Kuson, Sala, Wihan Sian.

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Pattaya Park and Tower - Pattaya Park Beach Resort and Tower at Jomtien features a large whirlpool with giant slides and a tower with a revolving restaurant. Visitors can also enjoy several games and rides on the tower and in its playground. A Ticket for tower visit costs 200 Baht. open daily from 10 AM-7 PM. On Saturday, it opens until 8 PM. The Entrance fee of tower is 100, 200 Baht for adults Tel. 0 3836 4110-20 or 0 2579 9612-4 or www.pattayapark.com for more information.

 

Koh Lan - This island is 7.5km from South Pattaya, about 45 minutes by  ferry  or 15 minutes by  speedboat. Tourists prefer a swim and enjoy water sports along several beaches. Most fine beaches with white sand and clear water is on the western side of the island. Hat Thonglang and Hat Ta Waen are popular beaches for its bustling atmosphere, aquatic sport gear, souvenir shops, and restaurants while Hat Laem Thian and Hat Samae offer a more restful atmosphere. Visitors can choose glass-bottom boats or skin-diving to view coral reefs in front of Laem Thian. At the south end of the island is Hat Nuan, Hat Samae, Hat Ta Waen and Hat Thian where a hotel is situated. It is another spot for viewing corals.

How to get there: A ferry service departs Laem Bali Hai Pier to Koh Lan everyday. Departure time is from 7 AM-6.30PM, while the arrival trips leave Koh Lan from 6.30 a.m.-6.00 p.m. It costs 20 Baht. The boat will stop at Na Ban Pier. If going to other beaches, a long-tailed boat can be rented or a taxi can be hired. Furthermore, speed boats for ten persons are available along Pattaya beach. Visitors can stop at Ta Waen Beach and Thong Lang Beach. The rental fee for the speed boat is 2,500-3,000 Baht or depending on the agreement.

Note: Prices stated above are subject to change without notice.

 

Koh Sak  - 600 metres north of Koh Lan is Koh Sak, a small island shaped like an upturned horseshoe. There are two connecting beaches to the north and south. Along the south shore are ranges of corals. Accommodation is available. Mu Koh Phai is 23 km from Pattaya beach comprising Koh Phai, Koh Man Wichai, Koh Lueam and Koh Klueng Badan. Koh Phai is the biggest one and is under the supervision of the Royal Thai Navy. Along the island lie perfect coral reefs suitable for scuba diving. How to get there: a tour boat can be rented at Pattaya beach. There are those for 20-80 people or speed boats for 20 people. The rental rate depends on the size of the boat and the destination. Visitors cannot stay overnight and ought to prepare food and water by themselves.

 

Anek Kuson Sala (Wihan Sian)  - whose entrance is a bit before Wat Yanasangwararam, 800 metres from the intersection at the reservoir, is the place collecting high-class Chinese architecture and fine arts constructed in 1987 to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of His Majesty the King’s Birthday. Inside is an exhibition displaying precious antiques such as the large white jade Bodhisattva Kwan Yin’s image, terra-cotta soldiers and horses from the tomb of Emperor Qin Shi Huang, an emperor’s golden throne, ancient paintings and pottery. It is open daily from 8.30AM-5 PM. The entrance fee is 50 Baht. Tel. 0 3823 8367.

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