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Chonburi Province, Thailand Culture & history

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Koh Samui: Coral and Pig Island Long Tail Boat Tour

1. Koh Samui: Coral and Pig Island Long Tail Boat Tour

Start your trip nice and early with pickup from your accommodation before heading to Thong Krut Pier. From there, board a boat and make your way to Koh Madsum, also known as Pig Island, for a stroll and selfie with the wild island pigs. From Koh Matsum, travel to Koh Tean. In Koh Tean, spend your time swimming, relaxing, snorkeling, kayaking, or exploring the area before enjoying lunch. Afterward, take some free time to enjoy the pristine beach, kayak in the crystal clear waters ,and savour the inhabited landscape. After a full afternoon, make your way back to Thong Krut Pier and be transferred from there back to your accommodation.

Ko Samui: 4WD Wild Jungle Safari Tour with Lunch

2. Ko Samui: 4WD Wild Jungle Safari Tour with Lunch

Embark on a spectacular adventure up into the mountain and through the Jungle of Koh Samui and then down the other side. All safaris are conducted using authentic rugged ex-army jeeps. It is an exhilarating and rugged experience, but safety is always the highest priority. After pickup from your hotel on Ko Samui, travel to the first stop on the safari, the famous Grandfather/Grandmother Rocks. Next to the rocks is a quaint market selling all sorts of handmade Thai products and souvenirs. Then, head off to the largest waterfall on the island for a cool swim in the natural spring water. Visit the mummified monk statue in the glass case at the temple as seen on TV. After this ground-level experience, crank the vehicle into 4WD and head up into the mountain to impressive viewpoints located along the route to the top. Pass by local Thai farmers working their coconut farms in the forest. Stop for a delicious, traditional Thai lunch in the mountain-top restaurant with beautiful views of the island. After lunch, head to Buddha’s Magic Garden, with weird and wonderful statues all made by hand by one man over many years. Running through the garden is a quaint little stream, and above it is an old monk’s prayer room. Drive down the mountain and stop at the rubber-making plantation before heading toward the iconic Big Buddha. After an exhilarating day, you will be transferred back to the hotel in the evening.

Koh Samui: Private Car or Minibus Rental with Driver

3. Koh Samui: Private Car or Minibus Rental with Driver

This suggested itinerary includes many highlights for you to see while visiting Koh Samui. Your first stop could be the Lady Monk temple or the famous Big Buddha temple on the north end of the island. After that, you can go to the Chaweng viewpoint to enjoy the stunning views of the bays around Chaweng. A little further down south, you can find the Grandfather and Grandmother rock (also called Hin Ta & Hin Yai). Then you will go to a rubber plantation where you can see the rubber trees and the way the rubber is extracted from them. Further to the south of the island, you will visit the Mummified Monk and its surrounding temple area. You will also go to Namuang waterfall where you can go for a swim! You can also stop by some nice beach side restaurants for lunch or dinner to have a little break. The driver will pick you up from your accommodation anywhere on the island, bring you to the places you desire and will drop you off when the tour is finished. 

Pattaya: The Sanctuary of Truth Discounted Admission Ticket

4. Pattaya: The Sanctuary of Truth Discounted Admission Ticket

Start the tour by making your own way to The Sanctuary of Truth Museum in Pattaya. From the base to the top, the Sanctuary is made entirely of wood with spectacular woodcarving sculptures in every corner. Marvel at the construction made by Thai craftsmen and artisans without a single nail. Discover this wonder built around the religious philosophy of impermanence. Explore the complex which has 4 wings dedicated to Thai, Khmer, Chinese, and Indian iconography. Take photos of the beautiful and unique architecture that is characteristic of Thai culture.  Then, watch a free cultural show which takes place at 11:30 AM and 3:30 PM daily. Watch an impressive Thai sword fight being performed. If you are lucky enough to be picked to perform the fight, be ready to win! Upgrade your tour by including a 20-minute sightseeing rowing boat or speed boat tour by picking the relevant option upon checkout.

From Bangkok: Day Trip to Pattaya City & Sanctuary of Truth

5. From Bangkok: Day Trip to Pattaya City & Sanctuary of Truth

Get picked up from your hotel in Bangkok at around 7:30 AM and ride about 2 hours to Pattaya City. Visit the Sanctuary of Truth, a large wooden structure constructed in 1981 by the sea at Laem Ratchawet. It was conceived from the concept that human civilization owes its existence to the religious and philosophical truth. You’ll learn how the grand castle has been built by ancient wood-joining techniques you can’t see elsewhere in the world including tongue and groove techniques, butt joint, dovetails, sapped spurs, and more. It’ll be your once-in-a-lifetime experience to participate in the construction of the miraculous national and world heritage. Continue your journey to Pattaya viewpoint which is located on Khao Phra Tam Nak which is a small hill on the South of Pattaya Beach. The location is the best spot to see the panoramic view of Pattaya City and its bay from above. On the hilltop, it’s also the site of Naval Radio Station where the monument of Krom Luang Chumphon Khet Udomsak, the Father of Royal Thai Navy, is situated alongside a sacred Buddha image. Enjoy your free time at Pattaya Beach, the half-moon-shaped Pattaya Beach that is 4 kilometers long with a road running parallel to the beach. There is a variety of restaurants, hotels, bars, department stores, and souvenir stores as well as other places of entertainment. Depart from Pattaya at about 3:00 PM and arrive at your hotel in Bangkok at around 6:00 PM.

From Bangkok: Pattaya Beach & Coral Island Small Group Tour

6. From Bangkok: Pattaya Beach & Coral Island Small Group Tour

Choose between heading straight to the meeting point or being picked up from your accommodation in central Bangkok. Sit back and enjoy the air-conditioned ride as you’re taken on a full-day trip to Ko Lan (Coral Island), a dreamy island just off the coast of Pattaya. Spend 4 leisurely hours on the island of Koh Lan. Swim and snorkel in the warm, clear waters, try some beach sports, or simply relax on the white sands. Once you’ve soaked up the sun, you’ll head back to Pattaya Pier. Explore Pattaya Viewpoint and take in panoramic views of the area. Visit the incredible Sanctuary of Truth temple. Although still under construction, it’s a striking piece of architecture with detailed woodworking. Take one last glimpse of the sea before being transferred back to Bangkok.

Pattaya: Art in Paradise 3D Museum Discounted Ticket

7. Pattaya: Art in Paradise 3D Museum Discounted Ticket

Discover unconventional paintings using an art technique where 2-dimensional pictures turn into 3-dimensional images through the use of optical illusions. Explore the museum which features 10 galleries including the Camouflage Room, Under the Ocean Room, Wildlife Room, Classical Art Room, Civilization Room, and Surrealism Room.  Explore the interactive galleries and touch, climb, pose and take photos with all the paintings. Enjoy a family-friendly activity, and let your creativity shine as you interact with the artwork.

Pattaya: Private Car or Minibus Charter with Driver

8. Pattaya: Private Car or Minibus Charter with Driver

Enjoy an all-inclusive private car hire in Pattaya City where you can pick the places you want to visit in comfort. Select your preferred duration for the rental starting from 4, 6 and 8 hours. The private charter is ideal for those who want to discover the city with no hassle.   In case you need inspiration for where to visit yet, this suggested itinerary includes many highlights for you to see while visiting Pattaya. The beach city is nestled along a picturesque bay on the East Coast of the Gulf of Thailand. Visit Leam Bali Hai, which offers spectacular views of what is the enormity of Pattaya Bay and beyond. Afterwards, proceed to Jomtien Beach where you can enjoy a long coastline of white sand. Find a peaceful spot on the beach at Jomtien. Along the straight beach road, browse among the many souvenir shops, and taste local food at food stalls and seafood restaurants.   Continue to Wat Phra Yai (Big Buddha Hill) where there is a huge image of Buddha at the top of the hill, so visitors can notice it from the distance. Climb the stairs and get closer to the enormous statue for an impressive view. Mingle with the flocks of visitors, who come to pay their respects and to wish for good fortune, according to their religious beliefs. At the top of Big Buddha Hill, which is on the peak of Pattaya Hill, you will have a spectacular view of the whole city. At the end of the rental, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Pattaya city.

Pattaya: Full-Day Customizable City Tour

9. Pattaya: Full-Day Customizable City Tour

Take a full-day tour of the Thai resort town of Pattaya. Customize the tour to your own interests by choosing to visit 3 or 4 of the attractions listed below: Big Buddha Temple (Wat Phra Yai): Situated atop a hill, the 18-meter golden statue of Buddha is a popular feature of the Wat Phra Yai temple. Take in the beautiful mosaic walls and see the many statues of Buddha in different poses. Pattaya Viewpoint: Enjoy the dynamic cityscape with a crescent-shaped shoreline as the backdrop from the best viewpoint in the city. Take in the spectacular views from Pratumnak Hill any time of day. Pattaya Gems Gallery: See fabulous, interactive presentations on gems and jewellery and browse the extensive gem collection. Wat Yansangwararam: This majestic Buddhist temple is known for its picturesque gardens, multi-influenced architecture (Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Swiss, etc.), and its large collection of Chinese artefacts. Mini Siam: The Mini Siam park is famous for its miniature replicas of some of the world’s most beloved landmarks. Think the Statue of Liberty, Eiffel Tower, Leaning Tower of Pisa, London Bridge, and more. Buddha Mountain (Khao Chi Chan): It’s called Buddha Mountain for a reason: a large 109-meter golden sketch of Buddha carved on the side of a mountain. Stand in awe of the magnificence of the mountain and its picturesque surroundings before snapping a photo of the famous Buddha image. Pattaya Floating Market: If you loved the floating markets in Bangkok, spend a few hours in the Pattaya Floating Market. Browse through the local produce and handicrafts, and do some souvenir shopping for family and friends. List of Attractions (choose 3 or 4 after booking): Wat Phra Yai (Big Buddha Temple) Pattaya Viewpoint (Khao Pattaya View Point) on Pratumnak Hill Pattaya Gems Gallery Wat Yansangwararam Mini Siam Khao Chi Chan (Buddha Mountain) Pattaya Floating Market

Koh Samui: Private Tour with Jet Skiing and Sunset Dinner

10. Koh Samui: Private Tour with Jet Skiing and Sunset Dinner

Start your tour around mid-afternoon with pickup from your accommodation and quick stops at two of Koh Samui’s famous temples. The first stop is the Big Buddha temple, aptly named for a 12-meter tall golden statue of a serene-looking Buddha. Climb to the top of the staircase and see the imposing statue up close in all its grandeur. Known for its colorful designs and mix of Chinese and Thai architecture, Wat Plai Laem’s most eye-catching feature is the huge statue of the 18-arm Guanyin, believed to be the goddess of mercy and compassion. Explore the colorful grounds and spot another large statue of a laughing monk before starting your jet ski adventure. Following a briefing from your instructor, board your jet ski and ride the waves, making the rounds of some of the island’s best beaches. Take in the long stretch of coastline at Bophut Beach, gaze at the turquoise waters of Maenam Beach, and admire the beautiful shores of Koh Som Beach. After a thrilling ride, make your way to the popular Fisherman’s Village for a spot of shopping. Walk by the numerous stalls and kiosks as you take in the products on display. Wrap up the day with a delicious local dinner at the beach as you watch the sun go down at the end of an amazing day.

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4.5 / 5

based on 12 reviews

Sandy and the driver are supeeerrrr helpful and friendly. Totally understand what we need. And also very cheerful! Love them so much. The trip was fun. The weather was nice too. Thank you for the amazing experience in Pattaya from Bangkok. Cheers!!

excellent tour, and also very organized. Bonnie is an amazing tour guide, very kind and funny. I loved everything about this tour. highly recommend

Such a fun day with lots of different places explored, if you want fun this is the trip! Great stuff!

Beautiful location and driver was open to us changing our itinerary

picked up on time, delicious lunch, friendly guides