On the east coast of the Gulf of Thailandspread a huge number of beaches and hotels. It is here that the best seaside resorts are located, and one of them is Pattaya, perhaps the most famous holiday spot in Thailand. It is hard to imagine that even twenty years ago this little fishing village was not even heard in the world, except for the Thais themselves, and the Europeans who came here to work. Now it is Pattaya that brings Thailand's resort glory. Sandy beaches, transparent waves and coconut palms attract millions of people here. Pattaya is not only the sun, the sea and sand, as it may seem at first glance. Of course, the person going here for the first time, and reasoning. But there is something to see, where to go, where to rest. And the best attractions in Pattaya will open their doors to you!
A place that simply can not not like
It is definitely worth visiting the crocodile farm. And do not be mistaken because of the name - there will not only be crocodiles. Having arrived here, you once find yourself in an amazing place - a park of millions of stones. If you are a fan of hiking in beautiful places - this is what you need! A variety of bizarre stones, picturesque paths, a flowering garden, a sparkling waterfall that flows into the lake - can you remain indifferent to such a landscape ?! But that's not all. A small zoo within the park will introduce you to ostriches, zebras, exotic birds, and even white tigers. In the lake there are fish of incredible size, but quite friendly. Love to beg for food from tourists. And, of course, crocodiles. Here you can meet individuals of different sizes and ages. Having glanced for the first time in cages, it may appear that they are not alive at all - they lie on the shore, opening their mouths, and do not even stir. However, such fun as feeding will dispel all your doubts about the authenticity of the animals. This is as follows: you will be given a large bamboo fishing rod with a piece of meat at the end, and go! Feed is not health! You can even tease a little - it's not scary, because you're upstairs, teethy below, and everyone strives to snatch the treat first. At a certain time, a crocodile show is held here - a rather fascinating show in which several trainers will show you that toothy ones are not so terrible and can be worn on their hands, put their heads in their mouths, feed their palms - in general, brave people, what to say !! To leave the crocodile farm you will be with a sea of emotions and a bunch of wonderful photos.
The place of association of four elements
On the north coast of the resort is locatedone unique sight - the Temple of Truth. And although the temple is not an ancient monument, since its construction continues to this day, not to visit this place, mean not to see the main thing, not to feel the spirit of these amazing places. The temple is simply huge and its architecture instantly captures the view, it can be seen endlessly. And the interior decoration is not inferior to the outside. Here you will see artfully carved scenes depicting the ancient mythology and religion of different countries: India, China, Thailand. By the way, the temple is completely wooden - the best carvers work on it. Here, as in a fairy tale, there are four elements: water, fire, earth, air. Each element has its own place - bas-reliefs in the corners of the building, and everyone looks strictly in a certain direction, on different sides of the world. This landmark of sunny Pattaya attracts people around the world, no wonder it is recognized as the artistic value of religious art. Coral islands in the vicinity of Pattaya attract their transparent water and white sandy beaches. Forty minutes on the boat - and you are in paradise! Here there is all the entertainment for lovers of beach recreation: jet ski, parachute jumping in emerald water, scuba diving. You can take a boat with a transparent bottom and swim, enjoying the sun, the sea and the life of the underwater world. After an active holiday, go to one of the local restaurants, and try a delicious meal of seafood, and lovers of fishing can taste dinner, caught with their own hands.
We buy souvenirs
That's where the paradise for shoppers! A huge water area, on which there are shops and restaurants, built on stilts. Walking along the market is carried out both on foot and on boats, here you can buy local handmade souvenirs, products from the finest silk, as well as try national Thai dishes. Be sure to look at the various shows that offer tourists a floating market. Thai boxing is over water and on stage, traditional dances, playing on various musical instruments, and even on glasses. Very interesting place, and tourists are not many, there is no fuss and no hustle. Here you can spend the whole day and watch the stunning sunset. If you look at Pattaya's attractions on the map, you'll find that there are not that many of them. But all of them are of great interest. Each place is unique in its own way, and in each you will find something special for yourself. The locals are friendly enough to tourists, after all, for good reason, Thailand is called the "Land of Smiles". And if you speak English, then communication will not be at all tense. The main positive attitude - then your vacation will be like a real fairy tale!