Bangkok Pattaya Trip Day 3

September 2nd, 2011 by poobalan | View blog reactions Leave a reply »
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Had breakfast at the hotel at 6.30am, followed by a boat trip to Coral Island which is about 15 minutes from Pattaya beach.

Along the way, we stopped at one of the floating piers for those interested to do parasailing. Then went up for a round.

Video of parasailing:

Reached the island by 9am, and it was very hot. I didn’t feel like entering the sea as the weather was too hot, and the crowd was a lot. Just lazed and enjoyed watching the crowd.

Left the island at 11am, after Then did some shopping (yeah, they have a long row of stalls selling clothes, trinkets, food etc. along the whole beach).

We headed back to hotel to freshen up and then took lunch at the place below:

This was followed by visit to a gem factory and a honey factory. Then bought some honey here. The sales guy was a Malay speaking Indonesian-Thai guy.

Next destination was the Pattaya Floating Market (artificial) which was also packed with visitors.

Its a interconnected pathway on water (small lake) which houses many stalls. This place is quite big, and if you plan to spend time to buy stuff, then should allocate 2 to 3 hours here. There’s many stalls selling trinkets, handicraft, food, and so on.  Unfortunately, I started to feel sick at this point, so didn’t venture out much.

Our next destination was dinner, at Alangkarn at 5.30pm.

The reason for the early dinner is because of the Alangkarn Extravaganza Show at 6pm. This is a sound/light based stage show which highlights the legends and history of Thailand. It ran for about 1.5 hours and really worth it. This is the first time I’ve seen 6 elephants on stage at the same time, and two elephants involved in a mock fight! After the show ended, we were given opportunity to take pictures with the performers (for a fee of course).

Unfortunately, the audience are not allowed to take photos or videos during the show, so I didn’t bring in the DSLR. Took sneak shots using Samsung normal digicam, hence the poor quality.

Final itinerary for the day was a traditional Thai massage. It was a two hour massage at Massage Pavillion. No photos here, sorry 🙂

Read about Day 2 here.



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