Travel Sattahip Part 1
On the last curvy bay of Chon Buri is situated the Royal Thai Nabal Base. Presently Sattahip is simply small fishing town by the sea. Domestic tourists come to pay homage to Wat Luang Pho I, a renowned Buddhist monk. lts big squid pier at Samaesan is still viable.
Thai Alangkarn Theater (โรงละครไทยอลังการ) Located at Km. 155 on Sukhumvit Road, it is a unique Thai performing art collection area which can be divided into 3 parts; namely, Theater comprising of the Glittering Horoscope Balcony and the Bell Tower, “Alangkarn” Restaurant decorated with modern arts and providing visitors with Thai and international cuisines, Cultural Rastrum and Souvenir Shops, an area presenting Thai games, as well as, demonstration of products of local intellect, and Vilangkarn ” Lake, reflecting the local Thai lifestyle, with a floating market for visitors to purchase fruits and Thai desserts. The Alangkarn Theater is open everyday except Wednesday from 5.30 p.m.-l1.00 p.m.
The performance starts from 6.00 p.m.-7.00 p.m. taking about 1 hour. The entrance fee is 1,000-1,400 baht. For more information, Tel. 0 3825 6000 or Bangkok Tel. 0 2216 1869 ext 105, 0 2216 1949 or wwwalangkamthailand.com.
The Laser Beams Cast Buddha Image of Khao
Chi Chan (พระพุทธรูปแกะสลักเขาชีจรรย์) is located on the same route as Wat Yanasangwararam, 6 kilometres from Km. 160 of Sukhumvit Road., The image is in the subduing Mara posture, cast by laser beams on the Khao Chi Chan cliff. It is a combination of Sukhothai and Lanna arts with a height of 130 metres and width of 70 metres at the lap of the image. The image called“Phra Phuttha Maha Wachira Uttamophat Satsada” was constructed in 1996 to honour His Majesty the King. Inside the chest of the image resides the Lord Buddha’s relic. Moreover, the garden in the compound is decorated for relaxation and is under the supervision of the Royal Thai Marine Corps, Royal Thai Navy.
Nong Nooch Tropical Garden and Resort (สวนนงนุช) About 18 kilometres south of Pattaya, with a left turn from Sukhumvit Road., at Km. 163, Nong Nooch Garden is a sprawling recreation park in typical Thai settings. Groups of traditional Thai houses and gardens of different plants, for example, an orchid garden, a palm garden, a banana garden, a bonsai garden, a cactus garden and a heliconia garden, are dotted around the beautifully landscaped site. A zoo and a butterfly garden are also in the compound. There are daily cultural and elephant shows attracting crowds of delighted visitors. Show times are 9.45 a.m. 10.45 a.m. 4.00 a.m. 3.45 p.m. and holiday 2.45 a.m. Admission: 400 baht. Tel. 0 3842 9321,0 3842 9958,0 3870 9358-62 or Bangkok Tel. 0 2252 1786. The admission fee to the garden is 100 baht, while that including the performance is 400 baht. Moreover, the garden provides a tram for touring around costing 20 baht per one round per person. For more
information, Tel. O 3842 9321, 0 3842 2958 Bangkok Tel. O 22512161, O 22521786.
Bang Sa-re (บางเสร่) This is a fishing village some 16 kilometres south of Pattaya, with a right turn at Kms. 164. South of Bang Sa—re is a deep bay suitable for angling. To the north are accommodation and dining facilities along the beach.
Wat Sattahip or Wat Luangpho I (วัดสัตหีบ หรือ วัดหลวงพ่ออี๋) is located in Sattahip District. Its back side is next to the sea. It was constructed during the reign of King Rama V by Luangpho I or Phrakhru Worawet Muni who possessed knowledge of meditation and was the comforter for local in their difficult times. Therefore, the monk was highly respected among the locals. They, therefore, cast an actual-size statue of him residing inside the Ubosot.