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5 Best Places to Visit in Pattaya

Blog, Thailand - GoroadTrip - September 6, 2018

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A city with two different faces, Pattaya will appeal to young and carefree people, who looking for bars and nightlife in this coastal destination, but it has also become a place where one can bring one’s family with its attractions and many activities and fun to discover. If you like shopping, culture, temples, amusement parks, dining or nightlife, Pattaya has it all.

• Wat Phra Yai

The Big Buddha of Wat Phra Yai Temple is one of the principal attractions in Pattaya due to its size, color and hilltop location. In addition to its huge Buddha statue, the location at the top of the hill offers some of the best views in the city. The Belvedere built on a rocky promontory will allow you to enjoy a panoramic view of almost the entire city and the bay shaped crescent. As for the 18 meters tall Big Buddha itself, this is the main attraction of this small temple located at the top of the hill. The hill is located between South Pattaya and Jomtien Beach.

• Walking Street

By day, Walking Street is like any other street, but it’s from its closure to traffic at 6 pm that it begins to come to life. Walking Street is probably the most famous street in Pattaya. It is a hotspot for nightlife and one of the captivating attractions in Pattaya. Every night, the streets, as well as all of its bars, restaurants, clubs, and discotheques, are filled with foreign tourists as well as Thai nationals. Start your evening with a good meal at a seafood restaurant, then head to a beer bar before choosing where you want to spend the rest of the night. There are concerts, sports broadcasts, and discos in plenty.

• Coral Island

The Coral Island is a small island officially called Ko Lan and is 7.5 kilometers off the coast of Pattaya and it is one of the mesmerizing attractions in Pattaya. If you want to spend some time out of the city, Coral Island is the place to go. It’s quieter and the beaches are cleaner and more attractive than those in Pattaya. It’s a place where you could have a great day relaxing on the beach, swimming in the clear waters or enjoying all the fun water activities. You have a choice of different beaches, while the quaint little town has several local restaurants and shops where you can eat a tasty and affordable meal surrounded by locals.

• Sanctuary of Truth

The Sanctuary of Truth is one of the most stunning attractions in Pattaya. Despite the fact that this grand temple will not be completed until 2050, it is nevertheless a spectacular place to visit, generally listed as the first thing to do in Pattaya. The construction of this incredible temple began in 1981, so it is not a place you will visit for its historical value. However, its architectural value is quite different. The detail and know-how that characterize this temple built entirely of wood are simply breathtaking.

• The Pattaya Floating Market

You can easily spend a few hours wandering around the floating market of Pattaya strolling through the various stalls, most of which are on small boats that give the floating market its name, while others are inside the buildings located at waterside.

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5 Amazing things to do in Bangkok

Blog, Thailand - GoroadTrip - September 3, 2018

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Bangkok is a gigantic, noisy, polluted city that can scare many travelers at first. But the city is full of temples, markets, interesting neighborhoods, and curiosities. One of the most dynamic and most visited cities in the world, the capital of Thailand has always been a place rich in heritage and also an exotic playground.

Bangkok has in recent years become a global destination for shopping, dining, clubbing, and spas.

Bangkok offers a unique experience to every traveler and there are many amazing things to do in Thailand.

• Royal Palace and Wat Phra Kaew

Bangkok has many temples visiting which is one of the most enchanting things to do in Thailand. You can start by visiting the most beautiful and important ones. The Royal Palace is the most important place to visit. This is a vast complex that was once the residence of the King of Thailand in which you will be captivated by the architecture of buildings and the holding of gardens. The details of the craftsmanship are breathtaking.

In the palace compound, you must visit the Wat Phra Kaew, the temple that houses the Emerald Buddha, a statue of a Buddha entirely covered with diamonds and precious stones. Remember to dress decently to visit this site. At the entrance, you can rent clothes (for free, for a small deposit). We will not let you in if you are not dressed properly.

• Wat Pho Buddha

Located just behind the Grand Palace, Wat Pho is famous for two main reasons – it contains a giant reclining Buddha 15m high and 46m long, completely covered with gold.

Then you can cross the Chao Phraya River to climb the summit of Wat Arun, dubbed the Temple of Dawn. The peculiarity of this temple is that it is high and is at the edge of the water. The ideal time to visit is at sunrise or sunset, to admire the city of Bangkok become illuminated little by little.

• Ferry on the Chao Phraya River

In Bangkok, the locals use the ferry on the Chao Phraya River for transport. It travels from north to south on the Chao Phraya River, the city’s waterway, which can take you past many attractions and you will discover the city from another angle. The ferry is an attraction in itself and one of the fascinating things to do in Thailand, offering a glimpse of everyday life.

Shopping

Bangkok is an ideal destination for shopping given a large number of shopping malls in the city, and the low price. On Sukhumvit Avenue, you will find The Emporium which is a luxury shopping destination. If you are looking for electronic items, then Pantip Plaza will be your paradise, since it is a huge building that only houses electronic stores. At the MBK Center you will find anything and everything, and especially cheap souvenirs. In case you want to find better clothes and luxury items, go to the Siam area, where Siam Paragon and Central World shopping malls are popular.

• Watch Thai Boxing Fights

It is an attraction that will not please everyone but remains absolutely one of the most extraordinary things to do in Thailand. Two main stages are recommended for watching the fights – Ratchadamnoen Stadium and New Lumpinee Stadium.

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Must Visit Places in Indonesia

Blog, Indonesia - GoroadTrip - August 22, 2018

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Travelling is something that you do, something like breathing. It is mostly a sort of passion, a hunger to discover, to know more and more. There are breathtaking beauty, and also thrilling adventures. Welcome to some of the places in Indonesia. Continue Reading

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Most Beautiful Sightseeing Spots in Colombo

Asia, Blog, Sri Lanka - GoroadTrip - November 6, 2017

Colombo, the largest city of Sri Lanka is a beautiful place, which deserves that you spend a few days there. The city is one of the largest ports of Central Asia, it is full of unexpected contrasts and offers fascinating holidays. According to one version, the city received its name in honor of Christopher Columbus. The Sri Lankan capital is a multi-ethnic, cosmopolitan port city with a rich colonial heritage and many sights to see.

Discover in this article the best spots in Colombo which a tourist should visit.

• National Museum of Colombo

If you love history and architecture, the National Museum is probably one of the first places to visit in Colombo. Established in 1877, it is the largest museum on the island and undoubtedly an iconic institution. The museum has some of the best collections of former Kandyan dynasty rulers. You can see collections of ancient art in the Colombo Museum. In its rooms, there are many precious objects, the most famous of which is a throne adorned with precious stones and gold.

• Attidiya Bird Sanctuary

This is the only bird sanctuary in Colombo and houses at least 50 different species of birds. It is located at Boralesgamuwa in Colombo.

The biodiversity of this place is very commendable, and you cannot help but feel impressed with the diversity of bird species.

• Viharamahadevi Park

It is a perfect place to stroll and relax in the fresh air and among best spots in Colombo. Today, this park is named after the Sinhalese queen. Originally, it was named after the British Queen Victoria. The founder of this park was a wealthy English immigrant who missed his homeland and decided to create a chic park in the English style. The historic park received its current name in 1958. It is popular not only among tourists but also among locals.

• Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara

Colombo has many exceptional Buddhist sites. Near the city center is the Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara, which is considered an ideal example of Sinhalese architecture. The temple is at end of a picturesque valley, on both sides of which grow tall trees. In its central part, there are beautiful fountains. The temple is remarkable not only for the architectural style but also for the interior decoration. Within its walls are adorned with ancient skillful frescoes, on which are printed the most significant moments of the Buddha’s life.

• President’s House

One of the most beautiful architectural monuments of the city is the Presidential Palace. It was built in the 18th century and is still used for its intended purpose. In this majestic building with columns is the presidential residence. Near this building is a beautiful square as well as several iconic landmarks.

• Talangama Wetlands and Park

During a walk in the wetlands of Talangama Park, the natural beauty can be admired. Its main characteristic is the diversity of birds living in these places. Not only curious tourists but also bird watchers from different countries visit it. Currently, the reserve is under state protection. Despite its enormous importance, the entry of its territory remains free.

• St. Lucia’s Cathedral

Cathedral of Saint Lucia is the largest Catholic temple on the island. The main relic seen here is the statue of Saint Lucia. It is associated with many interesting legends, according to which, touching the statue can cure diseases.

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Top tourist things to do in Galle

Blog, Sri Lanka - GoroadTrip - April 2, 2017

tourist places to visit in Galle

Sri Lanka is one of the most intriguing and interesting places ever, and Galley is its hotspot. It’s a gorgeous, disorderly and mind-blowing melting pot of culture and history. Exotic you can almost breathe in the diversity. Breathe the spirituality.

It’s a little off the typical backpacker path, and an amazing location to explore a world of cool culture on a brief trip. So, let’s reveal the tourist places to visit in Galle.

• The customs and culture

For culture and custom with a bonus offer of sights, sea, and sun, then Galle would be your location for an intriguing time in the past, along with delighting in time in the present. Galle was a thriving hub for industrial trade even before the Dutch period. Today trading is less although Tourist Company supplements the income from cinnamon and fisheries. Historic sites to keep an eye out for: Galle Fort, overlooking the Indian Ocean; declared a World Heritage website, the Fort itself is a lively part of this city as is apparent as you stroll through its inner streets, where homes have actually been converted into restaurants, art galleries and antique and stylish stores. The Dutch Reformed Church, since 1754, situated in the Fort has records of matrimonies and baptisms.

• The detailing

The former Dutch healthcare facility that broadened to end up being federal government offices under the British and Sri Lankan administrations has been transformed into the Old Dutch Hospital Shopping Complex with gem shops and dining establishments. Other sites deserving of visiting due to their historic value include the Galapatha Temple, situated not far from the main city, which houses the tooth relic of Arhat Maha Kassapa, a revered monk, who lived out his Bikku life in the temple; the Richmond castle; Nupe market and the Keechimalai mosque. Another need to see is the ancient strategy of pole fishing that might be seen along the shallow waters of the southern Coast beginning with the Galle District. Galle is simply over an hour’s drive by means of the southern uses.

With a beautiful sea coast and many attractions. Galley international cricket stadium is one of the major tourist places to visit in Galle.

Other tourist places to visit in Galley are:

Hikkaduwa coral reefs contain a fringing coral reef of a high degree of biodiversity.

Galle is considered a prime example of a fortified city. The fortress is not just another pretty place, however; today the fort houses courts and businesses. Galle is becoming known as an arts colony and its expat community – about a third of the city’s homes are owned by foreigners. Other top sights include a natural harbor, Sri Lanka’s oldest lighthouse, a maritime museum, a key Shiva temple and the Jesuit built St. Mary’s Cathedral.

So, when are you packing your bag packs for capturing and making some awesome memories?

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