Travel In Sriracha Part 2
K0 Kham Yai (เกาะขามใหญ่) is located 5 minutes at the front of Ko Sichang. The ferry to Ko Sichang will stop at Ko Kham Yai. On the island is a fishing village with homestay accommodation, as well as, various activities of fishing, collecting oysters and catching squid provided for the visitors.
K0 Thai Khangkhao (เกาะท้ายค้างคาว) is a small island on the southern side of Ko Sichang where there is a sandy beach and coral. Take a boat at Thewawong Pier for approximately half an hour. The cost is approximately 800 baht. Otherwise, a speed boat can be rented from Ko Loi Siracha Pier for 5,000 baht for 10 persons. Accommodation is also provided on the island.
How to get there :
By Car:Pattaya is located 147 kilometres from Bangkok and can be reached in a comfortable 2-hour drive. There are two convenient ways to get there.
1. By the Bangkok-Chon Buri-Pattaya Motorway (Highway No.7) The motorway is linked with Bangkok’s Outer Ring Road., (Highway No. 9) and there is also another entrance at Si Nakharin and Rama IX Junction.
2. By Bang Na-Trat Highway (Highway No. 34) From Bang Na, Bang Phli, cross the Bang Pakong River to Chon Buri and take Chon Buri’s bypass to meet Sukhumvit Road., (Highway No. 3, passing Bang Saen Beach, Bang Phra to Pattaya.
By Bus : Air-conditioned buses regularly leave Bangkok’s Ekkamai and Mo Chit bus terminals throughout the day. The journey takes about two and
a half hours.
From the Eastern Bus Terminal (Ekkamai) on Sukhumvit Road., buses leave for Pattaya every half an hour from 5 a.m.-11 p.m. Contact to Eastern Bus Terminal Tel. 0 2391 2504, 0 2391 9829 and Rung Rueang Tour Tel. 0 2712 3928
From the Mochit 2 Bus Terminal on Kamphaeng Phet 2 Road., buses leave for Pattaya every 30 minutes from 4.30 a.m.-10.00 p.m. Contact to Bus Terminal on Kamphaeng Phet 2 Tel. 0 2936 2852-66 www.transpot.co.th and Rung Rueang Tour Tel. 0 2936 3509
There are limousine services between Don Mueang Airport and Suvamabhumi Airport to Pattaya. Tel. 0 3842 3140-1 Bangkok Tel. 08 9145 6288 for booking in Pattaya.
By Rail : The State Railways of Thailand offers a daily train service (non-airconditioned) departing Bangkok’s Hua Lamphong Station at 6.55 a.m. The journey takes about 3 and a half hours. The train stops at North Pattaya and South Pattaya. One-way fare is 31 baht. Tel. 1690 or 0 2223 7010, 0 2223 7020 for more information.
Travel within the Resort
Travelling around Pattaya is most convenient by Mini-buses that continually ply the Pattaya Beach Road.,and Pattaya 2 Road., in counter-clockwise circuits.
Those who wish to be independent and explore
Pattaya’s surrounding countryside and beaches at leisure,can hire motorcycles, jeeps or cars. The visitor is advised to shop around and consult local tourism publications, for different companies offer different prices and conditions.
Underwater World (อันเดอร์วอเตอร์เวิลด์) is located on the Sukhumvit-Nong Prue Road and is an aquarium where there is a collection of marine species in the Gulf of Thailand. Visitors can walk through the acrylic pedestrian tunnel and witness various kinds of fish swimming in the 180 degree area. The tunnel is 105 metres long divided into 4 zones; the hrst zone where there are beautiful and rare fish such as angel fish, cleaning wrasse and butterflyfish, the second zone displays soft-bone ones such as sharks, stingrays, while those in the third zone are the economic ones such as the Napoleonfish, groupers, pomfrets, hawksbill turtles, and green turtles which reside around a replica of shipwreck; the fourth zone is a special one where fish from the Amazon River and the biggest ones are on display. Moreover, there are marine life feeding shows, both on the surface of the water and underwater in each zone. It is open everyday from
8.30 a.m.-6.00 p.m. (the ticket counter is closed at 5.30 p.m.). Entrance fee is 450 baht for the adults and 250 baht for children. For more information, please contact
Tel. 0 3875 6879 or Fax. 0 3875 6879.
Ban Sukhawadee (บ้านสุขาวดี) is located at 219 Mu 2, Sukhumvit Road. It is the residence of Dr. Panya Chotithewan. Visitors can enter the house to pay respect to the Bodhisattva Kwan Yin, to see the spacious conference room and the roof. It is open on Monday-Friday from 8.30 a.m.-6.00 p.m. and on Saturday-Sunday and public holidays from 8.00 a.m.-6.00 p.m. Entrance fce is 200 Baht for adults and 100 Baht for children.
How to get there : Ban Sukhawadi is located in Bang Lamung District on the beach side near the Cholchan Pattaya Resort and not far from Bang Lamung District Office. For more information, Tel. 0 3822 3454, 0 3822 3235