Chiang Mai (city) – a concluding review

Chiang Mae means ‘the new city’. It was built in 1296 and previously known as the capital of the ancient Lanna kingdom. The original city was crowned by a wall and a canal (moat), whose relics can still be seen today. Up until the early 19th century, it took a long, tedious river cruise (on Ping river) or elephant ride to get to the city.

Mae Taeng – A concluding article

Most of the tourist activities in Chiang Mae area are based in Taeng Mae and its vicinity – many elephant farms, zip lines, rafting, ATV tours and more; everything is available in a rather small area.

Kanchanaburi / The Tiger Cave Temple – Wat Tham Sua

Unlike some destinations in Thailand that provide no more than an artificial show for tourists (like the floating market Damnoen Saduak for instance) – Malika is a town that offers real Thai nostalgia, and most of the visitors to the place, particularly during weekends, are Thai people, which makes the experience more pleasant and interesting for tourists.Unlike some destinations in Thailand that provide no more than an artificial show for tourists (like the floating market Damnoen Saduak for instance) – Malika is a town that offers real Thai nostalgia, and most of the visitors to the place, particularly during weekends, are Thai people, which makes the experience more pleasant and interesting for tourists.

Pattaya / The Upside-Down House

The Upside Down House is a nice little attraction for kids, located south of Pattaya city in Sattahip area (very close to the Buddha Mountain). The house is built upside down, which allows you to take funny pictures and enjoy some additional small attractions.

Pattaya / Baan Sukhawadee

Sukhawadee is a complex of gardens and European-styled palaces, which was established by a Thai billionaire near the shore in Naklua region, north of the city of Pattaya.

Pattaya / Sanctuary of Truth

The Sanctuary of Truth in Nakluea area (the northern part of Pattaya) is one of the prominent quality attractions in the area. The sanctuary is an all-wood, hand-made building which was engraved without using nails. It is a must-see attraction for all those who visit the area.

The city of Pattaya – View Point

Between the city of Pattaya and Jomtien beach, there’s a large hill called Phra Tumnak Hill. In this calm, quiet area you’ll find residence houses, lots of hotels, restaurants, shops and more. You’ll also find here the best view point which provides you with a beautiful overview of Pattaya city and bay.

Pattaya / Nong Nooch Gardens

Nong Nooch Gardens is a famous, popular attraction in Sattahip area, some 30-40 minutes ride, south of Pattaya center. This is a large space, some 2500 dunam (600 acre) of impressive, well kept gardens in different themes, featuring preserved tree and flower species, folklore and animal shows.

Pattaya Buddha Mountain / Khao Chi Chan

One of the famous symbols of Pattaya area – a mountain with a giant Buddha engraving, which is known as “Buddha Mountain”; it’s real name is Khao Chi Chan.

Pattaya / Koh Larn

Koh Larn is a small island near Pattaya, whose only advantage is that its beaches are better than the unpleasant ones of Pattaya, and the sea water are cleaner. For these reasons, the island makes a decent site for a day at the beach, if you chose Pattaya as your vacation destination. On the other hand – getting to Koh Larn and back is quite the hassle, at a considerable price – if you chose a speedboat. Finally, you should also bear in mind that the restaurants at the different beaches are rather expensive.