Here we would like to give an overview of attractions available in and around Pattaya
is a fishing village about 5 kilometers away from Chonburi.
Ang Sila was formerly one of the oldest seaside resorts. The
village is famous for its cottage industry, producing stone
mortars and animal sculptures, like elephants, horses and tigers.
Ang Sila also boasts a number of seafood restaurants. On the
beach, one can find villagers selling fresh oysters, A wide
array of local handicraft are also available for sale to tourists.
Khao Sam Muk
is a small hill in between Ang Sila village and
Beach, along the beachside road from Ang Sila that winds up
Sam Muk Hill. At the foot of the hill, Chao Mae Khao Sam Muk)
who is widely venerated by the public. The cliff overlooking
the sea has become a tourist spot where legend has it that a
couple tragically ended their lives together after having vowed
their eternal love for each other. The Sam Muk Hill area is
inhabited by a larger number of wild monkeys and beautiful cactuses
The Institute of Marine Science
situated on the campus of Burapha University. The institute evolved from
the Aquarium and Museum of Salt Water Animals through the financial
assistance received from the Government of Japan. This institute
aims to be the center of studies on Marine Science, consisting
of three parts: the Marine Science Museum, Marine Animal Rearing
Center and Marine Ocean Research Laboratory.
The public will be admitted on the following days and times; Weekdays 8.30
a.m.-4 p.m. Government holidays 8.30 a.m.-5 p.m. (Closed on
Mondays). Call (038)391671-3 for more information.
Nong Mon Market
a market famous for Chonburi's local handicraft and
souvenirs about 1 kilometer from the junction leading to
its well-known buys are different types of dried seafood, Khao
Lam or gluttonous rice baked in bamboo, hor-mok (spicy steamed
fish cakes), hoi-jor (deep fried shrimp cakes), sweetened-banana
and taro chips, and sweetened-fruit preserves.
Phanat Nikhom District
situated at Mu 1-11, Tambon Railakthong but mostly a Mu
10 in the vicinity of Wat Ko Kaeo Khiong Luang, about 4 kilometers
from the district along the Phanat Nikhum-Chachoengsao Road
and continuing right for a distance of another 4 kilometers.
Bamboo is woven into such objects as ladies handbags, baskets,
betel nut sets, and etc. in various colors and design. They
can be purchased at stalls situated behind the Municipal Daily
Market (Talat Kao).
Sri Racha District
Koh Loi Si Racha
is on Thesaban Road, north of Si Racha Market. Koh Loi is
a tiny island close to Si Racha Beach, linked to the land by
a bridge. On the island is a public park and a Sea Turtle Garden,
on lush grounds covering an area of around 1 acre. On the southern
side is a small hill with a temple on it. The island is a superb
place for relaxation where one can enjoy the natural atmosphere
and breathe the fresh sea air while appreciating the scenic
view. There is also a pier from which one can board a boat to
Koh Sichang as well.
Khao Kheow Open Zoo
Kao Kheow Open Zoo is the only one open zoo in Thailand raising 8,000 animals of more than 300 types
on the area of over 5,000 rais in the Kao Kheow – Kao Chom Poo Wildlife Conservation Area in Cholburi Province.
It plays an important role in creating the balance between the nature and environment. In additions,
it is the biggest tiger center in Asia Pacific area and it is the study and research center for nature
and wildlife conservation.
How to get there
It is 25 kilometres from Siricha town. The Zoo is situated in the foothills of the only remaining forest
left in Chonburi. The surrounding environment is a mixture of dry and evergreen forests that are very natural,
plentiful and unchanged from the past. Most of the animals live in large stalls which are always suitable for them.
Visitors can experience the animals up close.
Daily from 08:00 am. - 06:00 pm.
Adult: 100 Baht; Child: 50 Baht (Price are subject to change)
Tel. 0 3831 8444
Sriracha Tiger Zoo
Sriracha Tiger Zoo located in Sri Racha, a city in the Chonburi Province. The zoo have more than
400 Royal Bengal tigers, around 10,000 crocodiles and various kinds of animals in the natural atmosphere,
but it also offers you many amusing activities and amazing shows.
How to get there
The zoo is located 2 km. off Highway no. 7 (Bangkok - Pattaya Mortorway). Only 30 minutes drive from Pattaya,
you will discover the unique tiger zoo of the region.
Daily from 08:00 am. - 06:00 pm.
Adult: 300 Baht; Child: 150 Baht (Price are subject to change)
Tel. 0 3829 6556-8, 0 3833 9111
One follows the-same route leading to Khao Khieo Open Zoo diverging
left at the entrance to Wat Khao Mai Daeng. A sign indicates
the way to the waterfall where on drives down an asphalt road
for another 7 kilometers. A car park masks the entrance and
there is a 2 kilometers pathway leading to the waterfall lined
on both sides by refreshing greenery.
Chantathen Waterfall has 5 levels in height with a distance totaling 1 kilometer.
There are two pathways leading up and down: the first is on
that follows along the waterfall itself or along the various
levels of rocks, a route that is very popular with visitors
who wish to view the waterfall very closely. The best time to
visit is right after the end of the rainy season whereas in
the dry season water may be less abundant hut visitors are able
to track up and down the rock. Chan Ta Then Waterfall is under
the supervision of Kho Khieo - Khao Chomplui Wildlife Conservation
District and Khao Khieo Nature and Wildlife Study Station.
The station offers camping activities for youth interested in
learning more about nature and wildlife.
Persons interested in the Youth Camp for Nature Conservation my write to the Station
Chief, P.O. Box 10, Tambon Bang Phra, Amphoe Si Racha, Chonburi 20210
is a large island in the middle of the sea about 12 kilometers from
the Si Racha shore. What attract visitors to the island are
its beautiful natural .surroundings, tranquil atmosphere and
fresh air that have long made the island popular. Circling the
island is a narrow road, only a little over 1 meter in width,
wide enough only for a motorized tricycle. Chinese pavilion
is an ancient pavilion with dragon and peacock motifs. The pavilion
was used as a temporary place of lodging when his Majesty King
Rama the fifth visited the island. Hotels in Koh Sichang Area
is close to the Chinese Pavilion. A Buddha image is enshrined
inside this cave. There is also a duct from which one can climb
up to the hilltop to view the scenery of the island.
Chong Khao Khat
is on the southwestern side of the island. Villagers call
this area the "rear end" of the island. A white sandy beach
is found at Chong Khao Khat.
Chao Pho Khao Yai Cave
is on a hill close to Thewawong pier. The large structure
is Chinese in design. Inside the cave are monuments devoted
to Chinese deities such as Heng Jia, the Goddess Kuan Im's Shrine
and the Sakajayana Temple.
The Old Palace Grounds
are in a verdant area by the sea. Built during the reign
of King Rama the fifth, the palace was once a hospice of royal
princes and princesses to recuperate after their illnesses.
Several ponds, which are still in good condition, are found
in the palace garden. These ponds were bestowed with beautiful
names, such as Atsadang and Phirphlen ponds. There are also
two temples built at the behest of King Rama the Fifth: Wat
Atsadang Nimit with a European style ordinal 'on hall and pagoda,
situated on the topmost part of the hill and Wat Chuthathip
Rajathammasupha situated in the Bhanuransi Village area in the
northern part of the island.
The tourist attractions on Ko Sichang are quite distant from each other. It is more
convenient to rent a motorized tricycle from the pier to visit
those places. It takes a little over an hour to cover the entire
island. The rental should coast around 250 Baht or whatever
price you can negotiate.
Travelling to Ko Sichang can be done by a ferry boat which operates daily from Si Racha.
Crossing is made every two hours starting from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Ferries leave from piers at Ko Loi Si Racha or at Choem Chomphon
pier (Tha Charin) with in town of Si Racha, fares cost 20 Baht
Wat Yan Sangwararam
is a Royal Temple, 15 kilometers south
of Pattaya City, Thailand, turning left from Sukhumvit Highway at kilometer
160. The temple was dedicated to Somdej Phra Yanasangworn, the
present Supreme Patriarch in 1976 and was later graciously admitted
under the patronage of His Majesty the King. The temple ground
comprises a mondop (religious building with rectangular roof)
which enshrine a replica of the Buddha's footprints, a large
Pagoda where the relics of the Lord Buddha and those of the
Lord Buddha's disciple are enshrined. There are international
pavilions representing several countries that dot the grounds,
such as Switzerland. There is also the Vihan Sian, a grand and
exquisite showcase of Chinese architecture.
is a fishing village about 16 kilometers away from Pattaya
City, turning left off Sukhumvit Highway at kilometer 165 for
about 2 kilometers. A deep-water bay lies on the southern part
of Bang Saray
and ideal place for fishing especially for Pakarang
fish. Towards the north, is a park with a beautiful beach ideal
for swimming. Boats may be rented for fishing or diving for
coral viewing. Bang Saray offers a number of excellent restaurants.
It has become a popular place for relaxation and for renting
boats for excursions around the vicinity.
Chong Samae San Village
is a tiny fishing village along the Sattahip-Tha Rua Phanit
Sattahip route, turning left just before one reaches the Sattahip
commercial pier. There is a small beach with crystal clear waters.
Chong Samaesan is another ideal
place for diving and fishing. Several islands dot the area,
such as Ko Samaesan, Ko Raet, Ko Chuang, and Ko Chan which all
come under the supervision of the Royal Thai Navy. Daytime sightseeing
is permitted but overnight lodging is prohibited.