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.