Bangkok & Pattaya

Bangkok & Pattaya

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Day 01: Arrive Bangkok – Onto Pattya

On arrival in Bangkok, you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Pattaya. Tonight visit the vibrant Alcazar show, a marvelous extravaganza of music, dance and glitzy costume. Overnight in Pattaya.
Day 02: Pattaya

Today enjoy a visit to coral island where you will see marine life and coral formations in breath taking colours from speed boat.Overnight in Pattaya.Evening visit the world biggest Gems gallary.Over night stay in pattaya
Day 03:Pattaaya –  Bangkok

This morning, you will be transferred to Bangkok on the way visit Thailand’s most popular open zoo, the safari world. Evening enjoyable Cruise dinner in Bangkok. Overnight in Bangkok
Day 04: Bangkok

Today,  is allotted for shopping in Indira market , China town and electronics market etc.Overnight in Bangkok
Day 05: Bangkok Departure.

After breakfast, enjoy a city and temple tour visiting the Reclining Buddha and the Golden Buddha free at leisure till time transfer to the airport online casinos australia for flight departure back to home with sweet memories.
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The temple roofs glitter amid the grime. The flower garlands cloak urban ills with the scent of jasmine. But the tuk tuks no longer hurtle quite as scarily, the skies are less sooty, and all those dark alleys Bangkok leads you down seem better lit. In its own fitful fashion, the Thai capital is becoming a world city — tamer, wiser and with an emerging art and dining scene that makes it seem like more than some steamy swamp where high-society royalists and up-country migrants collide. A brace of modern improvements dominate: sparkling malls, a long-overdue modern museum, the excellent subway. Still, this remains a sensory overload. Bangkok engulfs but never enervates, forever energizing those who forgive its excesses.

What isn’t happening in Bangkok this year? A serious hotel boom, along with the arrival of innovative restaurants, one-of-a-kind boutiques, and edgy art galleries, has transformed the city into one of Asia’s most exciting metropolises. Take Silom, a downtown business district, now home to Bangkok’s most buzzed-about new hotel, Sofitel So. Or the historic Rattanakosin neighborhood, filled with just-opened colonial-chic inns. Upscale Thonglor is still the playground of choice for movers and shakers, but foodies are making the pilgrimage to the up-and-coming Ari borough, where the culinary scene is coming into its own.

           

The World Resource Institute (WRI) estimates that Bangkok loses about US$250 million each year due to wasted time in traffic congestion, as the average vehicle speed during peak hours in Bangkok is only about 12 km/h. Despite this, the vehicle growth in the country is 6%, which is quite high. So is there any solution to this notorious traffic in Bangkok? We might find the answer if we briefly re¬visit the history of Bangkok.

Bangkok at its inception as the capital of Siam in 1782 was a water-based city with floating houses and houses on stilts forming a canal-based ur¬ban form based on the banks of the Chao Phraya River. The rivers and the canals in the city served both as distribution and communication routes, as trade and investment was done mainly within the canals. These canals were both natural and artificial. The artificial canals were dug in 1522, dur¬ing the reign of King Chairachathirat of Ayutthaya, to shorten the distances that foreign merchants had to travel to get to their desired destinations in the city. The water-based developments and the intricate network of canals helped Bangkok to earn the title of the ‘Venice of the East’.

                      
The influence of European colonial power in the 1850s encouraged the shift of the water-based developments and activities to land, which per¬manently transformed the urban fabric of Bangkok. Many canals were filled in to facilitate this change, and the ‘Venice of the East’ moniker started to lose its significance. Due to its poor service and poor con¬nections with other land transports, only a small fraction of the daily commuters use the remaining canals, or ‘khlongs’, for their journey to and from work. The dependency on vehicular transportation has turned Bangkok into one of the most traffic-congested cities in the world. Rapid and unplanned growth of the city; an inadequate capacity of the road¬ways; a poor and slowly developing public transit system; and a general lack of management, analysis, and planning of transportation can be blamed for the notorious traffic congestion in the city.
 

Pattaya is a cheap and in general cheerful town, the climate is great , the cost of living cheap..... There is also a lot to do if you are a family on holiday.  

                            


The beaches in Pattaya are not up to much , the sea is rather polluted…how much is unclear….they claim to have cleaned up the water a lot in the last few years. Neighbouring Jomtien beach about a 15 min “bus” ride away looks to be more swimmer-friendly but there is the occasional bout of untreated sewerage there from time to time. All the same many people enjoy the beaches...At both beaches you can hire all sorts of water sports stuff , and it’s all relatively cheap. All beaches have plenty of people selling drinks and snacks etc....have a fresh coconut and drink the liquid inside through a straw....very refreshing!  

Off shore there are one or two islands with much nicer beaches, they are easily accessible for a day trip. If you go to Koh Larn, the main beach is really just a row of restaurants etc. , but , it’s well worth hiring a moped and driving over to the other side of the island.....views from the top are great and there are some very quiet beaches. Or simply walk along the coast for a bit to get away from the crowds.


                    


On the mainland, Pattaya offers a range of amusement parks, garden, and theme parks. Nong Nooch Tropical Gardens is worth a visit, just don’t support the Elephant rides or attractions. Water world amusement park offers all the usual water rides plus a revolving restaurant and some hair-rising ways of getting up there and back down. Mini Siam is a miniature tour of Thailand - full of bus-loads of tourists with a MacDonald’s’ at the entrance. Million year old stone park has beautiful gardens - feed the 5ft long catfish! And cringe at the abysmal treatment of tigers and crocodiles. Further a field is Sri Racha tiger Zoo...to be avoided at all costs, and Kao Keow Open Zoo, a refreshing change from the usual callous way animals are treated in Thailand .  

Pattaya offers some of the best shopping outside Bangkok , and it is actually more accessible being sited in a much smaller area. Along the beach stalls shops and arcades offer all the usual souvenir stuff and some things that might cause a few raised eyebrows.... (A Samurai Sword or replica gun ?!?!). Lots of ersatz stuff and big brand copies , CDs and DVDs for 150 baht , computer programs. The malls (check out “Mike's, Royal Garden Plaza and Central Festival) offer more quality goods still at great prices. Royal garden has a good eatery on the top floor and Mikes has a public swimming pool on the roof! Other Malls around town include “Big C” on 2nd road , Tesco’s on Pattaya North (Nua), and Carrefour on Pattaya Central (Klang). All these have a range of other shops and restaurants all under one air-conditioned roof. Tesco and Big C also have stores on Sukumvit Rd - the main road from Bangkok .

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