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5 Best Places to Visit in Pattaya

Blog, Thailand - GoroadTrip - September 6, 2018

attractions in Pattaya

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

things to do in Thailand

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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