Travel In Pattaya Part 2
Pattaya Elephant Village (หมู่บ้านช้างพัทยา) is Located at km. 146, 7 kilometres from Central Pattaya on Phonpraphanimit Road., this elephant camp focuses on daily life of elephants and their masters and also offers stage shows demonstrating how to catch wild elephants, elephants-at-work in the jungle, elephants playing football and a grand war elephants parade. The shows are held daily at 2.30 p.m. and last one hour. The ticket costs 500 baht per person. A one-hour elephant ride is available from 8 a.m.-5.30 p.m. at 900 baht and rafting trekking Three-hour is available from 10.00 a.m.-3.30 p.m. at 1 ,800 baht. Contact counter in Tropicana Hotel, Tel. 0 3824 9145-7, 0 3824 9818 or www.elephant-village-pattaya.com.
Siriphon Orchid Farm (สวนกล้วยไม้ศิริพร) is situated at 235/ 14 Mu 5, Noen Phlap Wan Road, Tambon Nong Prue, Turn left for 800 metres from Sukhumvit Road, diagonally across the Pattaya Klang Intersection. Inside the farm are various kinds of orchids to be admired and purchased such as Pompadua, Vanda, Golden Shower, and Cattleya. For more information, Tel. 0 38756367,0 3875 6570
Monkey Training Centre (ศูนย์ฝึก-สอนลิงพัทยา) Located in Soi Chaiyaphruek off Highway No. 3 at Kms.151 , the centre displays the intelligence of monkeys trained to climb and pick coconuts and to undertake other activities. Cock-fighting and snake shows are also staged. Shows times are 9.00 a.m., 11.00 a.m., 12.00 noon, 2.00 p.m. and 5.00 p.m. Admission: 250 baht. Tel. 0 3875 6367,0 3875 6570 for more information.
The Three Kingdoms Park (อุทยานสามก๊ก) is a beautiful attraction full of the Sino-Thai architectural style, covering an area of 36 rai. It was originated from the idea of Khun Kiarti Srifuengfung, a leading Chinese businessman of Thailand. The art objects in this place is in accordance with the Chinese Fengshui, comprising of a 5 storey building, displaying oil paintings of the life story of Kong Ming, as well as, Jiangxi sculptures of leading characters from the chronicle in the Romance of the Three Kingdoms. The uppermost storey is the Buddha image hall and a sightseeing spot. Moreover, there is another building where there is a 4 metre-marble-engraved Bodhisattva Kwan Yin sculpture, Kuan Yu God, as well as, a fine art corridor where there are paintings on tiles depicting the major episode of the Romance of the Three Kingdoms. It is open everyday from 10.00 a.m.—5.00 p.m. On Saturday and Sunday, it opens until 6.00 p.m. Entrance fee is 150 baht for adults and 80 baht for children. Tel. 0 3842 1428-9 or Bangkok Office at Tel. 0 2633 8114-5 or www.3kingdomspark.com for more information,
Bottle Art Museum (พิพิธภัณฑ์ศิลปในขวดแก้ว)This small museum is located at Kingston Park Building on Sukhumvit Road of Highway No.3 (near Krungthep Pattaya Hospital).
As its name implies, it specializes in glass bottle containing elaborately crafted creations, including the usual vessels. The exhibits are the works of the Dutch master, Peter Bedelais. Open daily from 8.30 a.m.-6.00 p.m. Admission fee is 200 baht for adults and 100 baht for children. Tel. 0 3842 2957,0 3841 5783 www.bottlemuseum.com
Ripley`s World of Entertainment (ริบลีส์ เวิล์ด ออฟ เอนเตอร์เทนเม้นท์) is located on the 3rd floor of the Royal Garden Plaza Department Store, on Pattaya Beach Road. The tourism activities are as follows:
1. The Ripleyl’s Believe It Or N0t Odditarium (พิพิธภัณฑ์ริบลีส์ (เชี่อหรือไม่!)) is a museum of a large collection of more than 300 stories and pieces of oddities and amazements from all over the world, owned by Mr. Robert Ripley, an American man. Examples of the pieces are a three-legged horse, a four-eyed man, a miniature of a human’s head and a shark museum. Entrance fee is 380 baht for adults and 280 baht for children.
2. F0ur-Dimensional Cinema (โรงถาพยนต์ 4 มิติ) is a cinema of the future with a special system, creating a feeling of being in an actual situation among the viewers. Entrance fee is 200 Baht.
3. The Miracle Labyrinth (มหัศจรรย์เขาวงกต) Witness the modern special effects of lights, colours and sounds in the 16 rooms, as well as, admire the beauty of the mysterious dimensions and illusions. Entrance fee is 380 baht.
4. The Haunting Warehouse (โกดังผีสิง) Take an adventure in one of the 5 biggest coffin warehouses of the world. Entrance fee is 380 baht. The admission fee package is 1,340 baht for adults and 1,240 baht for children. For more information, Tel. 0 3871 0294-8 or Bangkok Office Tel. 0 2247 0777. It is open daily from 11.00 a.m.-11.00 p.m.
Cabaret Shows (คาบาเร่ต์โชว์) There are two venues of transvestite cabarets in Pattaya
Alcazar Cabaret (อัลคาซ่าร์ คาบาร์เร่ต์), Pattaya 2 Road., Tel. 0 3841 0225-7,0 3842 8746. Showtimes: 6.30 p.m.,8.00 p.m., 9.30 p.m. Admission: 500 and 600 baht.
Tyjizny Show (ทิฟฟานี่ โชว์) Pattaya 2 Road., Tel. 0 3842 1700-5, 0 3842 9642. Showtimes: 06.00 p.m., 07.30 p.m. and 09.00 p.m. Admission: 500, 700 and 800 baht.
Tuxedo Magic Castle (ปราสาทเวทมนต์) is located at 78/16-17, on Pattaya Sai 2 Road, Tambon Nong Prue, Bang Lamung District. It is a magical theater in the forin of a split-level restaurant. There are series of shows such as making an umbrella out of cards. lt is open everyday, 3 rounds a day at 7.00 p.m., 8.30 p.m. and 10.00 p.m. On Saturday and public holidays, there is also a 5.30 p.m. round. Admission fee is 450 baht. For more information, Tel. 0 3848 8880 or www.tuxedo—magic.com.
Open Eyes Show (เปิดหูเปิดตาโชว์) is located on Pattaya 2 Road, opposite the Tiffany Show. lt is a magic performance in various styles such as Aladdin, the
Mermaid, Invisible Woman, the Wonderland, etc. Each category of performances will be shown in rotation. The admission fee is 600 baht for adults and 300 baht for children. Tel. 0 3836 2077-79 Fax. 0 3836 2075.
Pattaya Park and Tower (สวนสนุกพัทยาปาร์ค) Pattaya Park Beach Resort and Tower at Chom Thian features a large whirlpool with giant sliders and a tower Pattaya Park and Tower with a revolving restaurant. Visitors can also enjoy several games and rides on the tower and in its playground. A Ticket for tower visit costs 200 baht. open .daily from 10.00 a.m.-7.00 p.m. On Saturday, it opens until 8.00 p.m. The Entrance fee of tower is 100, 200 baht for adults Tel. 0 3836 4110-20 or 0 2579 9612-4 or www.pattayapark.com for more information.