Situated close to the Horseshoe Point, the park contains several beautiful Chinese-style
The compound, which covers an area of more than two rais, is situated by the sea at Laem Ratchawet
on Na Klua Road, North Pattaya. Within the compound is a gigantic temple-like structure entirely made
of wood that is 105 meters high at the highest point which was constructed to withstand wind and
sunshine on the seashore. With exquisite architectural features, the sanctuary was conceived out of
the vision that human civilization has been achieved and nurtured by religious and philosophical truths.
**Open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.,
admission fee is 500 baht with Dolphin Training Shows at 11.30 a.m. and 3.30 p.m.
Tel: 0 3822 5407, or visit http://www.sanctuaryoftruth.com/ for more information.
The Million-Year Stone Park and Crocodile Farm, which is located approximately 9 kilometers from Pattaya City,
has beautifully landscaped grounds with elaborate flower and rock gardens. In addition, the farm has hundreds
of crocodiles as well as some rare animals, including albino bears and horses.
**Crocodile shows, magic performances and animal shows run 6 times a day from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., the admission fee is 300 baht.
Call (038) 249347-9 or (02) 579 4008, 579 5033 for more information.
**How to go there
Getting there by car: Drive along Highway No. 3 (Sukhumvit) until you come to the Km. 140 marker near
Sawangfah Temple, then turn into Chaiyaphonwithi (Route No.3024) and proceed for 5 kilometers.
The half-moon-shaped Pattaya Beach is 4 kilometers long with a road running parallel to the beach. From the
mid-section to the southern end of the area, there is a vast array of restaurants, bars, department stores,
souvenir stores, as well as other places of entertainment. To the north of the beach are various mini-resorts
and hotels in a quieter atmosphere. It's actually free to stroll along the beaches, but operators will charge you
for the services they provide, i.e. the beach chair.
**A price is roughly $0.5 per chair, though bargaining is rather customary in Thailand.
Lying about 7.5 kilometers off of Pattaya by a 45-minute ferry or 15 minutes by speed boat ride, the island measures
2 kilometers by 5 kilometers and offers several white sandy beaches, notably Hat Ta Waen, Hat Laem Thian and
Hat Thong Long, the latter facing coral reefs. Visitors can choose either snorkeling or viewing the coral from glass
**Ferries to the island leave South Pattaya pier daily from 10.00 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. Cruises by sailing junks,with
lunch provided are also available.