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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Damnoen Saduak Floating Market , Thailand is home to many floating markets, that also function as hang-out spots for locals over the weekend. However, when it comes to Damnoen Saduak – the famous floating market, which is located 100 km from Bangkok – it’s artificial and designed for tourists only. It may look great in photos
Two hours’ drive south of Hua Hin, in an area call Baan Krut (in Prachuap Khirikhan), stands the temples Wat Thang Sai – Temple. Wat Thang Sai in Baan Krut (Prachuap Khirikhan province) is probably one of the most beautiful temples in Thailand. The temple located on a mountain near the beach with a fantastic
Sangkhlaburi (สังขละบุรี) is a sub-county of Kanchanaburi, near the border with Burma. The area is covered with green and wildlife, but it is an Unseen area like many other areas of Kanchanaburi. The town of Sangkhlaburi resembles the village of Pai in north Thailand, back when it was calmer and quieter many years ago. There are
Wat Huay Mongkol temple is actually a complex of temples which is the home of the biggest monk statue in the world – the statue of the famous monk, Luang Phor Tuad.
Samut Prakan is a province to the south east of Bangkok, which extends its branches to the center of the city. Apart from Bangkok airport which is located in the province, it has various attractions for all age groups including: the 3-headed elephant temple (Erawan Museum), the old town (Muang Boran), the crocodile farm and zoo, the floating market (Bang Nampeung), the seagulls beach (Bang Poo), Bangkok’s green lung (Bang Krajao) and many more places to visit.
On the main road to Kanchanaburi, at Nakhon Pathom district, lies a unique and unusual looking temple. A round and pink colored structure, 16 stories high. The entire structure is wrapped in a fierce dragon figure that rises from the ground to the top.
Ayutthaya, or in its full name – Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, was established back in 1350 by king U-Thong, and served as the capital of Thailand (then known as Siam) for 417 years (1350-1767). During this time, which was known as “the Ayutthaya period”, 33 kings have ruled, from 5 different dynasties. Ayutthaya was the second capital of Siam kingdom, after its first one – Sukhothai.
The city of Ayutthaya abounds with historical places of interest and various temples. I must say that rushing from one location to another and trying to squeeze in multiple temples into your schedule – can be exhausting and boring. To avoid that, I will bring you a brief review that summarizes the main attractions in Ayyuthaia, with my personal recommendations where to visit to get the best of the local culture and history.
Ayutthaya’s real gem is Bang Pa-In – the summer palace of Thai kings for generations. It is a spectacular, pastoral palace, which is located on the banks of Chao Phraya river.
Wat Chaiwatthanaram is definitely one of the most beautiful and impressive historical sites in Ayutthaya. The temple ‘sits’ on Chao Phraya riverbanks, outside of the island created by 3 rivers.
Wat Phra Sri Sanphet means “Temple of the Holy, Splendid Omniscient”. It was the richest, most impressive and sacred temple in Ayutthaya; a part of the king’s palace which served Thai kings only and did not accommodate monks.
One of the main attractions in the temple is the Bunyan tree, as between its roots you can see the head of Buddha sticking out, and most visitors enjoy taking their pictures there. This is also one of the famous pictures you’ll find in the different brochures and materials advertising Thailand.
Lokaya Sutha temple has been massively destroyed and the only attraction there is a giant, reclining Buddha statue, called Phra Buddha Sai Yat. The statue is about 40 meters long and 8 meters tall