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  • Jan M
    Honolulu, HI240 contributions
    This temple/museum is one of the most stunning structures that I've seen. It is entirely made out of wood without metal nails. This is an ongoing construction project, so everyone is required to wear a helmet. It is said that the Sanctuary was built during the tensions of the cold war and the owner wanted to enlighten people about Buddhist and Hindu values to achieve peace. We were with a tour group, so I'm not sure about the admission price, but to take advantage of the cost, focus on the intricate and beautiful carvings that highlight the Thai art of woodcarving. You can see artisans at work. Before you go, read up about the significance of some of the carvings to give your time there more value. For example, the Southern Hall is about parental love and love starts with the family. An elevator is available and there are ramps inside for the disabled. Some steps were steep. There are other activities like elephant rides and areas to lounge and have lunch. Proper attire like covered legs and shoulders is required.
    Written 25 November 2022
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  • rosie940
    Belfast, UK14 contributions
    Nice spot but definitely geared up for the tourists.
    The little scooter guys try and charge you more than they should so be prepared to haggle, I only found this out after I was told I was charged double what I should have paid for a half hour tour of the island in the back of a scooter with no helmet!! Yikes….
    Written 8 November 2022
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  • Bouy TorQue
    Pattaya, Thailand296 contributions
    Not a bad place to cool off from the heat and even watch a movie, do some banking or go to a restaurant.
    Very convenient being in the centre of Pattaya.
    Written 5 December 2022
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  • Boaz R
    Tel Aviv, Israel15 contributions
    It is the place that you have almost everything you can immaagine and chip (except snow ski...) in good atmospher and good food.
    Written 5 October 2022
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  • foodfella69
    Pattaya, Thailand23 contributions
    Big Buddah in pattaya is a very nice calm and tranquil place to visit. It took me 3 attempts to walk up, as first 2 it rained very heavy.. then 3rd time it also rained, but we carried on anyway and got soaked...but it was worth it. Very chilled and sacred place, but a great tourist attraction too.
    Written 24 November 2022
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  • Behazin
    1 contribution
    Pattaya is a city in Thailand.thailand has tropical climate.Pattaya city has many attractive places for tourist such as historical places,traditional places,beautiful beaches and nightlife.Most of people in Thailand are Buddhist.Because of that you can see a lot of temples with big statues of Buddha.One of famous temple in pattaya name is Pratumnak hill.Pattaya has many beaches.The famous beach in there name is jomtien beach.Beach road street in south of Pattaya is best road for walking,water sports and buy local food.If you like nightlife you can go to place that name is walking streest.There is many cafes,discotheques,bars and music clubs.Cars and motorcycles can’t move in this streest between 19:00 3:00.Pattaya has a a lot of massage center.you can see them in whole of street of city also you can see tatto shop in streets.There is many hotels and hostels.In fact you can choose all class hotels but for me the best hotel name is Hilton.
    In the end pattaya city is a good destination for travel cause of kind people,good food,perfect nature and beautiful beaches.
    Written 31 October 2022
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  • Blueeyedme
    St. Petersburg, FL56 contributions
    A large, uniquely designed mall that seems very busy. Lots to choose from, but you won’t see any Thai people shopping here. Prices are par with USA & Europe. With the cost of labor here, this should not be the case.
    Written 4 December 2022
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  • rosie940
    Belfast, UK14 contributions
    So I didn’t want to be too negative so I gave it 3 stars. At the end of the day it does have a nice beach so that’s a plus, and possibly why the holiday company I went through sent me here. I regrettably trusted their judgement.
    Only when I arrived I discovered my hotel was two street away from a street that was ‘Soho on Steroid’. That combined with the plethora of British old men taking for what could pass as their grandson’s Thai girlfriends for a walk (either that or they were their carer or golddigger), I had to escape to Bangkok for a night for some normality.
    If you’re a solo traveller avoid the area…if you’re a lonely old man it’s the place for you.
    Written 8 November 2022
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  • Dave
    Nelson, UK74 contributions
    We visited jomtien beach near soi 5. The beach was clean and fine for my son to play in the sand. The sea was lovely. We found a little debris in the sea but nothing to spoil our fun. We had drinks brought to our table. The drinks were chilled and reasonably priced. A very enjoyable day at the beach was had by all.
    Written 14 June 2022
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  • Abovetheclouds
    1,494 contributions
    This was nice. Big and well laid out. More fun and something for children but as an adult I enjoyed it too. Educational. Sadly with C-19, it was dead quiet. Lifeless. Not that cheap to go in. Just one thing, if you take a taxi then get them to wait for you. We struggled to get one after. Staff were not very helpful! It gets super hot, so go early.
    Written 8 January 2022
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  • BangkokSachse
    Bangkok, Thailand39,900 contributions
    The market offers fresh seafood at reasonable prices. We bought fish for 180 Baht and paid 50 Baht to grill it. We also bought shrimps and crabs to cook it at our condo.
    Written 12 July 2020
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  • Qatarnow
    Doha, Qatar94 contributions
    The grounds are beautiful and the crocodile show is good considering other similar shows in Thailand. Not far from central Pattaya.
    Written 31 January 2020
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  • Tommy S
    Pietarsaari, Finland25 contributions
    This was one of the things i wanted to do on my trip. It cost 400baht to take lift to 56 floor and the you get coffee, tee or juice in there. Then it is time to jump down, this was really fun and it doesnt come so fast so you can enjoy the sights, recommend to do this.
    Written 21 November 2019
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  • The travelled one
    Watford, UK101 contributions
    Opens at 5pm with a great selection of street food to suit all tastes. There are a lot of clothing stalls and souvenir tat 👍
    There are local buses (songteaws) that take you into Pattaya or along the Beach Road.
    Written 31 December 2019
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  • Maxine & Mark
    2 contributions
    Kombat Group...wauw where to start?

    1) the people (trainers, direction, reception, kitchen staff, cleaning ladies, everyone) are very kind, helpfull, wants to think for a customize solution for you
    2) energy/vibe is amazing. You feel it when you know the whole story and you stay for several days at the camp.
    3) the training is very hard, but every day we learned so much more
    4) very good food. Enough things to choose from for breakfast, lunch and dinner are a surprise but we never ate bad. Always good!
    5) nice facilities at the camp like a swimming pool, unlimited fitness equipment, protein shakes and fresh coconut by the kitchen and you can grab a bike if you want to discover the environment.

    We defenitely come back one day!
    Love,
    Mark and Maxine
    Written 4 December 2022
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