>> Pattaya Elephant Village
Located on Phonpraphanimit Road, which is off of
Highway No.3 at Km. 145, the Pattaya Elephant
Village showcases daily life of elephants and
their masters. It also offers stage shows, which
demonstrate how to catch wild elephants,
elephants-at-work in the jungle, elephants
playing football, a grand war, and elephants'
parades. Elephant rides around the village are
recommended. The one-hour-long elephant shows
are held at 14.30 hrs. Contact the counter in
the Tropicana Hotel, Tel: (038) 249145-7,
Elephant shows are also operated in other
places. Most of them are located on Sukhumvit
Road. These include Ban Chang Thai Tel: (038)
70628-91, Utthayan Chang Tel: (038) 716379, Thin
Chang Thai Tel: (038) 756516, 756577, Suan Chang
Tel: (038) 756517 and Farm Chang Thai Tel: (038)
>> Pattaya Floating Market
Come and experience with surprise and delight the atmosphere created by the merging of local thai culture of four regions. Our floating market is the first and the only one in Pattaya. www.floating4market.com
>> Saithip Butterfly Garden
Saithip Butterfly Garden The garden is located at Km. 10 marker off of Highway No.36. Covering an area of 15 acres
the garden is recognized as Asia's largest butterfly garden. A bee museum and an orchid farm, which is located next to the butterfly garden, are also worth visiting. The garden opens daily from 8.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. Admission fee is 80 baht for adults and 40 baht for children. Call 0 3829 8330 for more information and reservations.
>> Sanctuary of Truth (Prasat Satchatham)
The compound, which covers an area of more than two rais, is situated by the sea at Laem Ratchawet on Na Klua Road, North Pattaya. Within the compound is a gigantic temple-like structure entirely made of wood that is 105 meters high at the highest point which was constructed to withstand wind and sunshine on the seashore. With exquisite architectural features, the sanctuary was conceived out of the vision that human civilization has been achieved and nurtured by religious and philosophical truths.
Open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., admission fee is 500 baht with Dolphin Training Shows at 11.30 a.m. and 3.30 p.m. Tel: 0 3822 5407, or visit www.sanctuaryoftruth.com for more information.
>> Suan Nong Nooch (Nong Nooch Garden)
Located approximately 18 kilometers south of Pattaya, the Garden can be reached by taking a left turn from Sukhumvit Road at the Km. 163 marker. The Garden is a sprawling recreation park in a typical Thai setting. A group of traditional Thai pavilions and gardens of different flowering plants are positioned around the beautifully landscaped site. Daily cultural and elephant shows are available for tourists with show times at 10.15 a.m. and 3.45 p.m. Admission fee is 300 baht. Tel: 0 3842 9321, 0 3842 9958, 0 3870 9358-62 or Bangkok Office Tel: 0 2252 1786
>> Thai Alangkarn Theatre
Located at Km. 155 marker on Sukhumvit Road Chomthian, Pattaya. With an area of 80 rais, the entire project includes a prototype Hexa Stage Theatre, Cultural Rostrum and a Restaurant. ALANGKARN is aiming towards a new concept of presenting Thai Culture to tourists from all walks of life, instead of the standard Thai traditional dances that could easily be founded elsewhere. The Extravaganza Show Pattaya open daily except Wednesday , The regular show start at 18.00 hrs. and restaurant opens at 16.45-20.00 hrs. For more information, call 0 3825 6000 , E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.alangkarnthailand.com