October 10, 2008 2 Comments
During a very short university break, my friends and I packed our bags to Pattaya, staying there for a night.
The New Southern Bus terminal has a shuttle bus going to Pattaya (B24). For a faster journey, there is a van service in front of the Century Movie Theater at Victory Monument that leaves for Pattaya every 30 minutes (B150). Ask a driver if he can drive you to your hotel or wherever you want.
Staying in Pattaya Park guarantees that you won’t die of boredom. It offers up to 10 rides and other entertainment attractions in its own small amusement. For the brave-hearted, head up to the rooftop of the highest tower of Pattaya, stop for a 360-degree view, and go down by Sky Shuttle, Speed Shuttle, or Tower Jump (B100). Also, don’t forget its water park (B100). To make your swimming more exciting, make a climb on its colorful sliders and slide down.
Needless to say, there’re plenty of night clubs and places like that in Pattaya. Red-lighted district is in eyery part of the city. But we head directly to Tiffany. See the ladyboys perform broadway-esque on the stage, and you will be spellbound by their amazing shows. Walking a little bit from Tiffay, you will notice Tuxdeo Magic Castle. See the world-class magician performs an intriguing magic show.
Feel like playing in the sea? I recommend you head to Koh Larn by taking a ferry (B20/person). It takes approximately 45 minutes to get the island. For those who don’t like sitting on the ferry, you can go by speed boat as it takes only 15 minutes. The island is till charming but I don’t know what it would be in the near future thanks to the all-around rubbish and the benzine left by water vehicles. Before going back to Bangkok, drop by Ripley Believe it or not Museum to walk through a big collection of unbelievable things on the earth, scream out in the haunted house, take a journey in the infinity maze, and experience what 4D theatre is.
There’re car and motorcycles for rent along the street, but the best way to go around Pattya is Song Thaew or minibus (B20/person). If you come in a big gang, I suggest you pay B150 for the whole minibus to go wherever you want.