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Exotic Thailand

7N / 8D
3N 
Phuket
 → 2N 
Pattaya
 → 1N 
Bangkok
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Included in this package
Hotel
Sightseeing
Meals
Transfer
  • Overview
  • Tour Itinerary
  • Inclusions
  • Policies
  • Tour Destinations

Tour Highlights

  • An Unforgettable experience of the beautiful Thailand
  • Mesmerizing Phuket City Tour
  • Enjoy the evening at Fantasea show
  • Enjoy Adventurous tour of James Bond Island
  • Visit the Phi Phi Island
  • Enthrall yourself with the spectacular Alcazar cabaret show
  • Enjoy Para-Sailing in the crystal waters of the Coral Island
  • Enjoy amazing rides at Pattaya Park Tower
  • Visit Nong Nooch village for entertainment fun
  • Relax and rejuvenate with the Scientific Thai massage
  • Adore the world's biggest Gems Gallery
  • Enjoy excitement at Safari World
  • Visit Biggest Gems galery in the world
  • Visit the famous Alcazar family entertainment show
  • Enjoy fun and excitement at safari world, Visit marine park
  • City orienatation tour of golden buddha followed by Principle buddha at Bangkok
  • Enjoy shopping at Indra Square Bangkok

Tour Plan

Day 1 

Arrival in Phuket - Fantasea Show

Arrive in Phuket. On arrival enjoy city orientation tour which includes colourful market and view the well preserved 19th century Sino- Portuguese style buildings. Visit Wat Chalong, Cape Promthep and enjoy Fantasea Show in the evening.
 

Meal Included

Room only

Day 2 

Phuket – James Bond Island – Phuket

Proceed to Phang Nga Discovery Land. Enjoy a spectacular cruise to famous Phang Nga Bay, explore mangrove forest, sea caves, limestone sea rock formations and James bond Island. In the evening enjoy Patong beach.
 

Meal Included

Breakfast

Day 3 

Phuket – Phi Phi Island – Phuket

Proceed to Phi – Phi Island-hopping tour. Visit Monkey Beach, Maya Bay, Pileh Lagoon, Viking Cave. Arrive in Phuket.

Meal Included

Breakfast

Day 4 

Phuket – Bangkok – Pattaya

Flight to Bangkok. On arrival proceed to Pattaya by coach. Enjoy Pattaya Park tower which holds the real wonder of showcasing a view of the entire city from its 55th floor and also enjoy tower jump / cable ride at the tower. Enjoy spectacular Alcazar show in the evening.
 

Meal Included

Breakfast

Day 5 

Pattaya - Coral Island Tour & Nong Nooch Village

Enjoy Speed Boat Ride, Para sailing, Coral formations by Glass Bottom Boat and swimming in the crystal clear blue waters of Pattaya at Coral Island. Visit Nong Nooch Village for Elephant show, Thai Cultural show, Tropical Garden, Orchid Garden and Pottery Garden. Relax yourself with Scientific Thai Massage.
 

Meal Included

Breakfast

Day 6 

Pattaya – Bangkok

Proceed to Bangkok by coach. En-route visit the World's biggest Gems gallery. Enjoy Chao Phraya River Cruise with Dinner and live music.
 

Meal Included

Breakfast

Day 7 

Bangkok - Safari world & Marine Park

Enjoy fun and excitement at Safari World, visit Marine Park, enjoy Orang Utan Boxing show, Sea Lion show, Hollywood Cowboy stunt show, Dolphin show and Spy War show. Explore wildlife like Giraffes, Zebras, Tigers, Lions and many more at Safari Park. Free time for shopping at Indra Square.
 

Meal Included

Breakfast

Day 8 

Departure Bangkok

Bangkok city tour includes the Golden Buddha followed by Principle Buddha and Reclining Buddha. Board the flight for your home town with sweet memories.

Meal Included

Breakfast

Inclusions

  • 3 Nights accommodation in Phuket
  • 2 Nights accommodation in Pattaya
  • 2 Nights accommodation in Bangkok
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Evening Fantasea Show
  • Full day James Bond Tour
  • Full day Phi Phi Island Tour
  • Evening Alcazar Show
  • Visit Pattaya Tower
  • Coral Island Tour with Lunch
  • Visit Nong Nooch Village
  • Bangkok City Tour
  • Safari World & Marine Park Tour with Lunch
  • Return Airport Transfers in Phuket
  • Bangkok Airport to Pattaya Hotel Transfer
  • Pattaya Hotel to Bangkok Hotel Transfer
  • Bangkok Hotel to Bangkok Airport Transfer
  • All tours and transfers on SIC basis (Seat in coach)

Exclusions

  • Any Airfare
  • Any Visa Charges
  • Early Check-in and late Checkout in properties
  • Entry tickets other than those mentioned in Inclusions
  • Personal Expenses / Extras during Stay in Resort like laundry, Telephone calls, Medicines, Liquor
  • Meals other than those mentioned above
  • Anything other than those mentioned in the ‘Inclusions’ list above
  • Any Surcharge, if applicable by the Hotel at the time of booking
  • GST as applicable

Tour Activity

Pricing Calender

Visa Policies

Thailand Visa
  • Passport or travel document with validity not less than 6 months with two opposite blank pages
  • Visa Application Form completely filled in and signed by applicant
  • Checklist signed by the applicant
  • Two passport size recent colored photograph with white background (35x45mm, 80% face should be visible)
  • Covering Letter addressed to ''THE VISA COUNSELOR The Royal Thai Embassy mentioning the name of the person responsible for bearing the expenses of the entire trip) / NOC letter / Visiting Card / Salary slips from last 3 months
  • Confirmed tickets in and out of Thailand
  • Evidence of confirmed hotel / accommodation reservation in Thailand with address and contact number under applicant’s name. If travel in group, must provide a cover letter stating all names with passport numbers and place (s) to stay
  • Original Bank Passbook or Bank statement (SIX months) (must be attested by the bank) having a minimum balance equivalent to $700

Booking Policies

  • 50% of the Holiday Package Cost at the time of Booking.
  • Balance 50% of Holiday Package Cost, 30 days prior to Departure.
  • Non-Refundable items (if any) will be told in advance for full payment.
  • Airfare to be paid full at one time in advance.

Cancellation Policies

  • 25% of Holiday Package Cost will be applicable, Cancelled 51 Days or More
  • 50% of Holiday Package Cost will be applicable, Cancelled between 50 – 36 Days
  • 75% of Holiday Package Cost will be applicable, Cancelled between 35 – 21 Days
  • 100% of Holiday Package Cost will be applicable, Cancelled 20 Days or less.

Important Notes

  • Hotel normal check in time is 1400 - 1600 hours and check out time is 1000 - 1200 hours
  • Package cost is subject to change until full confirmation for package tour.
  • Rooms are subject to availability.
  • Room type (double or twin is Subject to Availability and is at sole discretion of the hotel)
  • Itinerary is just indicative. Do not consider it as a Final Schedule. Date & Time of Tours can be changed by Local Agent / Tour Operator.
  • All transfers tours based on Seat-In-Coach (SIC) basis (Shared Basis) other than mentioned in Inclusions.
  • Dinner coupons are of Indian restaurant based on buffet or set menu basis, outside hotel, without transfers.
  • PAN card copy required for billing.
  • The cost of outbound package tour is payable in convertible foreign exchange (subject to RBI/GOI regulation) except cost of ticket. Package Cost includes (Ground handling charges) Dollar segment, which will be taken out of your BTQ (Basic Travel Quota). ROE will be applicable at the time of final payment of the Tour Package.
  • Reservation Vouchers and Air Tickets will be handed over 3 days before the scheduled Tour, after receiving the full and final payment.
  • Selection of seats in Airline is subject to availability and is at sole discretion of the airlines.
  • As of now we are not holding any service, it is Subject to Availability. Booking process will start only after receiving booking amount.
  • Above tour prices are subject to change in the event of increase in hotel room rates levy by the hotel especially during Peak Season/Holiday surcharge and major events/fairs and convention.
  • Tour is in group & one may have to wait intermittently for transfers especially for pick-up and dropping as transfers services are used for other group tourists too.
  • The time schedule fixed by the local tour operator should be strictly adhered to. For any inconvenience, loss or consequence suffered due to tourist’s failure to keep the local tour operators timings, the tourist alone would be responsible. Please also note that unlike in the case of individual tailor made tour packages; you might have to adjust timings for the sake of general member of your tour group. Hotels mentioned now are only proposed at the moment. The hotel named in the service voucher shall be final.
  • This intimation supersede all previous offers by Company and any verbal communication or offer made earlier by any of our representatives.

Condition Apply
The aforementioned description is just for informative purpose. Final package tour components shall be mentioned on the voucher at the time of finalizing the tour package. The travel tour components mentioned here are subject to change at last minute variation that may occur due to factors beyond control of the Company. It is entirely your responsibility to check the Service Voucher(s) / Tickets / Visas / Insurance Policies carefully on delivery thereof and to let the Company know immediately in the event of any error.

Tour Destination

About City

Phuket
"Where Summer Beach Fashion Truly Comes Alive"

The largest Island in all of Thailand, Phuket has everything Thailand has to offer. Serviced by the Phuket International Airport, the island sees no dearth of travellers during any time of the year. Golden beaches, numerous offshore islands, upbeat markets, a high octane nightlife and thrilling watersports characterise Phuket in a nutshell. Beaches like Surin and Kata cater to families and those individuals with eccentric tastes. Patong beach, on the other hand, caters to all those who like it cheap, loud and crazy, even after the sun sets. Bangla road with its numerous bars, ping pong shows and street food vendors comes alive as the night grows older. Those who shy away from dizzy bright lights and alcohol will find themselves at the Cabaret shows or even at the ever-popular street markets. The Phuket Walking Street or Phuket Weekend markets are places where one can spend hours sifting through various clothes, souvenirs and novelty items.

Aside from all the glitz and swankiness, Phuket offers many traditional activites and experiences too. Enjoying tropical weather all year round, the waters of Phuket come to life, brimming with marine habitants in the months of November to February. Activities like snorkelling and scuba diving can be done at popular and scenic locations such as Phi Phi Islands and Similan Islands, which make for day-trips by speedboat. Further up north, a more quiet and rustic experience can be had while visiting the Elephant Sanctuaries and national parks such as Sirinat National Park and Khao Phra Thaeo National Park. This is also true down south at beaches like Rawai beach and even on the west such as Karon beach which are generally less crowded and offer a more serene experience.

Hidden in plain sight is also an immersive experience of Thai culture. Phuket Town heavily retains it's Chinese influence and Sino-Portuguese history via its cuisine, cooking styles, architecture and historical museums and buildings. Chalong Wat, a Buddhist temple and Jui Tui Shrine, an important Chinese place of worship, stand as embodiments of how various religions and cultures coexist.

Phuket caters to all types of travellers - be it families, individuals, couples or groups, across all budgets. But among them, a certain section does particularly stand out. With a plethora of high-end resorts along most beaches, hotels, luxury shopping outlets and spas, Phuket is a haven for those looking to splurge big on their vacation and look good while doing it.

Things To Do In Phuket

1. Laze at the Patong Beach
Often called the party capital of Asia, Patong Beach is the most popular beach in Phuket. Known for its clean sandy shores, bold nightlife and colourful attractions, Patong Beach accommodates swimming, parasailing and other water sports during the day. At night you can check out its fantastic nightlife. From restaurants to pubs, nightclubs to Go-Go bars, you can party till late on this beach anytime throughout the year.

2. Nightlife at the Bangla Road
Bangla Road or Soi Bangla is the hub of nightlife in Phuket. It is a merry 400 metre stretch of road close to Patong beach that has been cordoned off from traffic and is reserved for only walking. It has a vibrant display of bright lights, street performances, street vendors, Ping-Pong shows and much more. Loud music and cheap booze shops lend it a happy vibe. Restaurant and pubs compete for customers, as do entertainers.

3. Swim at the Karon Beach
Located on the west coast of Phuket, Karon Beach is the third longest beach in Phuket. Sandwiched between Patong to the north and Kata to the south it is a vast and uncrowded place for those looking for some quiet time. Karon Beach has some excellent snorkelling spots and clean crystal blue water that is a joy to swim in.

4. Trip to Phi Phi Islands
Phi Phi consists of a group of six islands. Only 40 km away from Phuket, Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Leh are the two most famous islands of the six. With their pristine waters and vibrant parties, these islands are a wonderful way to spend a few days in Thailand.

17. Kata Noi Beach
The white sandy beach of Kata Noi is a tucked away in a quiet, out of the way spot for those handful of people seeking peace and calmness. Tourists, in addition to the beach cuisine and massages, also enjoy a bit of surfing at this beach.

6. Big Buddha
Big Buddha is a 45 m high statue of Buddha visible from miles away showcasing an impressive e work of craftsmanship and dedication.

7. Water Sports
The best way to beat the heat at Phuket and enjoy the thrill is by water sport activities available at various beaches.

8. Snorkelling in Phuket
The island of Phuket is one of the most famous tourist destinations for snorkelling, with its beautiful beaches, clear waters as well as plentiful coral reefs and marine life. Perfect for both adventure lovers and water sports enthusiasts, snorkelling in Phuket is at the top of the must-do list for tourists.

9. Kata Beach
One of the most popular beaches in Phuket, Kata beach is ideal for a family vacation. With its choice array of dining venues, nightclubs, shopping and beach activities, visitors are guaranteed entertainment. The island in the bay also makes for a beautiful sunset experience.

10. Watch the famous Simon Cabaret Show
Simon Cabaret is located at 8 Sirirat Road in Phuket, Thailand. It is an intimate theatre which offers live cabaret shows by dancers in sparkly attire and head-dresses. Established in 1991, Simon Cabaret has a jaw-dropping stage design with hi-tech sound system and lighting equipment. The theatre has been providing a rich source for entertainment for its visitors.

11. Karon View Point
Karon View Point in south Phuket is a sought-after stop point by many tourists on their way to visiting the surrounding beaches.It offers a beautiful panoramic view over the sea, including three bays and is an ideal spot for relaxing and having a bite or two.

12. Scuba Diving in Phuket
Rated amongst the top 10 diving destinations in the world, scuba diving in Phuket is an experience like no other. If you have the time, you can learn how to dive and become a certified PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) diver. Otherwise you can do the Open Water Diver Course. If you're already a PADI certified diver, you can do the Advanced Open Water Diver Course, or just participate in advance adventure dives.

13. Explore Phuket Old Town
Located on the east side of the Phuket Island, Phuket Old Town is capital of the island with coloured wit various shades of culture. One can enjoy the traditional and Sino-Portuguese architecture of the town that was built during 19th century. However, not many tourists have the town on their itinerary that flourished from the tin trade. The aroma of spices wafting from various cafes and restaurants may water your mouth as you stroll across the streets including Dubik, Ranong, Rasada, Yaowarat, Krabi and Thalang. The place is also a paradise for history lovers and photography buffs.

14. Watch the Dolphins Show
The only dolphinarium in Phuket, Dolphins Bay is a family entertainer with activities like Dolphin and Seal show, swimming with dolphins and also getting to pose with these sea beauties. The dolphins are well trained to perform tricks like turning hula hoops, bouncing in water, hiding in water and even paint with a brush.

15. James Bond Island Tour
James Bond Island or locally known as Khao Phing Kan is the name given to a pair of islands situated on the West Coast of Thailand. Located in the Phang Nga Bay of Andaman Sea and about 40 meters away from the shore is another islet named Ko Tapu or Khao Tapu. The massive nail-like rock structure rising from between the water is a limestone cliff. James Bond Island is a significant and unique formation among tourist attractions. The island is famous for its natural curiosity, ideal photography opportunities, and is one of the most beautiful landscapes in this region.

16. Chalong Wat
One of the most popular temples of Phuket, Chalong Wat is an impressive building almost always flocked with devotees and tourists.

17. Green Elephant Sanctuary Park
The Green Elephant Sanctuary Park is a sprawling park spread over 40,000 metres. It’s in the middle of a lush green jungle with a stream running through it; the Green Elephant Sanctuary Park is home to many rescued elephants from around Asia. You can learn all about the lives of these elephants before they were saved, feed them and even bathe them.

18. Enjoy the Phuket FantaSea Show
Phuket FantaSea is a state-of-the-art cultural theme park located on Kamala Beach of Phuket Island. The park includes attractions like a shopping street, a grand 4000 seat dining facility and a 3000 seat theatre, all spread over 140 acres. The restaurant serves a sumptuous dinner with excellent Thai and international cuisine. There a lot of fun-to-do activities all around the park before the main show begins.

19. Phuket Trickeye Museum
The first Trick Eye Museum in southern Thailand, Trickeye 3D is located in Phuket Town, on the corner of Montri and Phang Nga roads. It is a large two-storey building, which used to be a famous movie theatre until 2002. The most striking thing about Phuket Trickeye Museum is a feature gallery of about 100 painted and sculpted scenes using trompe-l' oeil (meaning 'deceive the eye' in French) techniques.

20. Chalong Bay and Chalong Bay Rum Distillery
An amazing way to relish your alcohol thirst is through a short tour of Chalong Bay Rum distillery situated at Chalong Bay area of Phuket.

21. Boat trip to Phang Nga Bay
Phang Nga Bay, also known as Ao Phangnga locally, is situated in the Strait of Malacca, lying in between the Malay peninsula of Thailand and the island of Phuket. Spread over 400 square miles, it is a picturesque location that sees a heavy rush of tourists all the year round. The Phang Nga Bay contains numerous archeological sites of limestone caves and cliffs that are showcased as a part of sightseeing tours. The stunning site consists of 42 islands located within the shallow sea water and is well known for its mangrove forests, beds of seagrass, and numerous species of flora and fauna including the endangered Malaysian plover.

22. Ziplining in Phuket
The small island of Phuket offers an ideal terrain and geography to enjoy the most thrilling zipline activity. You can hover over the green landscape, around 40 metres above ground level. The bird’s eye view of the lush green rainforest is beyond incredible. Plus the activity gives you the much needed thrill and excitement.

23. Day trip to the Coral Island
Coral Island, also known as Ko Hey, is a small island in Rawai southeast of the mainland of Phuket. Blessed by coral reefs and blue waters, the island has vibrant tropical fishes, making it perfect for snorkelling and diving. The island has two white sand beaches, namely long beach and banana beach and is open all year long. A serene place to enjoy with family, have a private romantic dinner with your partner or indulge in activities with friends, Coral Island has it all. Be sure to plan for an overnight stay which will make your experience marvellous.

24. Boat Trip to Racha Island
Located 38 km south of Phuket, Koh Racha comprises of two beautiful islands with stunning cottony white sand beaches, peaceful bars, and glorious snorkelling and diving spots. The locals can be heard calling them Koh Raya islands. These pair of islands are known for their clear turquoise water and coral reef that make them an ideal place for divers to visit. The wide range of sea creatures, ocean gibbers, deep water wrecks and coral reefs make Koh Racha the best diving spot in the whole of Thailand.

25. Nai Harn Beach
With clear blue waters and smooth white sand, Nai Harn Beach is a relatively untouched beach. This vast beach is not much crowded during the high season (December to May) and has many things to offer, like souvenir shops, hotels and massage centres. One can get a relaxing massage for 300 TBH per hour or try out delicious Thai cuisine. Just find out what relaxes you from the many available varieties!

26. Splash Jungle Water Park
The Splash Water Jungle Park on Mai Khao beach is known for its fun water thrills and adventures. With its gigantic water slides and rides, it is an ideal place to hang out with family and friends. It is a part of the beautiful Grand Vest Villas in Phuket. Though not very large and insanely crowded, Splash Jungle Water Park is ideal for both a relaxing and an adventure-filled outing. There are rides of varying difficulty levels for both kids and adults. Apart from wild and exciting rides and two in-house restaurants, the Splash bar and Spa village, are added attractions.

27. Surin Beach
Surin beach, also sometimes called Millionaire's Row is a celebrity favourite due to its classy resorts and hotels along the bay. The calming turquoise waters, white sand and the many beach attractions ensure a fulfilling experience to those who visit it.

28. Khao Rang Hill View Point
Perfect for a cosy and romantic date, the Khao Rang Hill, with its scenic beauty, viewpoint bridge and quaint restaurants, is fast becoming a tourist favourite. Some of the popular restaurants include the Tunk ka Cafe, and Khao Rang Breeze. The Wat Khao Rang Buddha temple is another attraction on the hill.

29. Jui Tui Shrine
Jui Tui Shrine is one of the most important temples on the island. Situated in Phuket, this grand complex features red-washed exteriors and dragons, constructed in honour of Tean Hu Huan Doy - god of dancers and performers. Throughout the history of Phuket, the temple has been serving as a ground base for locals to celebrate the good times and the bad times. While here, visitors can see other equally famous attractions, including firecracker house and fortune sticks.

30. Gibbon Rehabilitation Project
Located in a national park about 25 km south of the old Phuket town, the Gibbon Rehabilitation Project is worth a visit to understand, and appreciate nature. Witness the rescued gibbons live and thrive in their natural habitat, and realise the importance of wildlife conservation.

31. Monkey Hill, Phuket
Toh Sae Hill or Monkey Hill is often frequented by tourists who like to spend time watching the frolicky creatures up to their mischievous antics. They can also be fed little treats, and even have been trained by a local man to perform some little tricks.

32. Koh Lanta
Koh Lanta Island is renowned as the lesser-known paradise in the Andaman Sea between the Phi Phi Islands and the western coast of Thailand. It is a cluster of 52 islands, and most of them are uninhabited as well as away from the clutches of commercialization. This allows visitors to experience an authentic island experience and a relaxing vacation amidst jungles, coral reefs, balmy weather, and secluded beaches. Not only this, but at Koh Lanta you can also enjoy scuba diving, snorkeling, getting inked, a soothing Thai massage, or just a longtail boat tour.

33. Phuket Elephant Park
Home to a variety of rescued elephants, the Phuket Elephant Park provides its visitors with an opportunity to observe and interact with these gentle creature in their natural habitat. Set in a national park, a half day tour of this sanctuary lets visitors watch elephants take mudbaths and forage amongst the green foliage, for a beautiful and heartwarming experience.

34. Phuket Wake Park
Phuket Wake Park, with its array of adventure activities and fitness training, is a great experience for those wishing to enjoy challenging themselves. It provides a range of options including a full-size main cable with obstacles as well as professional training experience. There are also good lounges to relax and grab some yum Thai food!

35. Bungee Jumping in Phuket
Bungee jumping is one of the most thrilling experience of life and what better place to experience than on an island surrounded by crystal clear water and lush green mountains. It is an intense ride that lasts even after the sport is over. The emotion and the rush stays with you. The wind against your face and the dive towards the ground throws away all your worry making it a lifetime experience. Always surrounded by specialists, the handlers of the sport are present at some places in Phuket but they all take all safety measures to provide a wild and memorable experience at an affordable price.

36. Shrine of the Serene Light
The Shrine of the Serene Light is a little Chinese temple in Phuket town. With its hidden entrance, colourful interiors, painted walls and ceramic decorations, it often attracts tourists who like to reflect in the quiet and serene atmosphere within the four walls of this temple. The temple also has a lovely garden.

37. Freedom Beach
Freedom Beach is a pristine 300m stretch of white sand that is peppered with granite rocks and surrounded by lush green hills full of jungles. The unique location of Freedom Beach gives it an exceptional feel. Although it wasn't easy to access this beach earlier, it has become much simpler to go to this piece of paradise via longtail boats nowadays.

38. Siam Niramit Phuket
A beautiful kaleidoscope of colours, myths and history and with over 100 artists, the Siam Niramat portrays a deep and breathtaking narrative of 700 years of Thai history and culture. The carefully recreated traditional Thai village around the theatre, with its little huts and delightful guides, as well as the dinner buffet with a variety of exotic local cuisine, adds to the experience.

39. Bang Pae Waterfall
Among the famous waterfalls in Phuket, the picturesque Bang Pae waterfalls is situated in the east of the city in the Khao Phra Thaeo National Park. Tourists enjoy a nice relaxed walk to the waterfall, and have a good time in the shallow streams. There are also a couple of great seafood restaurants around for having a bite.

40. Patong Go-Kart Speedway
Patong Gokart Speedway is the perfect destination for a fun-filled and adventurous outing with family and friends. The 750-metre long race track has sharp curves, smooth bends and Start/Finish lines. Safety of the riders stands first, and all the karts and buggies are well-maintained. The staff members clearly explain what and what not to do while racing.

41. Mai Khao Beach
The longest and the quietest of all the beaches in Phuket, Mai Khao is a great option for people seeking some quality time to spend with themselves amongst beautiful scenery. This is the closest beach from Phuket International Airport and begins right where Nai Yang Beach ends. Part of a protected national park, the beach has mostly a deserted feel to it with fewer people and vendors. Nonetheless, you will be able to spot many luxury hotels like Sala Phuket, Renaissance Phuket and JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa, to mention a few.

42. Karon Temple Market
Karon Temple Market on Patak road is popular for its cheap and delightful local trinkets, as well as the wide array of local cuisine. From mouthwatering meat skewers to delicious mangoes and passionfruit, the market is sure to whet any appetite. The street food, and Pad thai are other fast-selling favorites of this little market.

43. Phuket Seashell Museum
The Phuket Seashell Museum in Rawai houses an impressive collection of 2000 shell species. With both English and Thai tours available, it is definitely worth a visit to check out the many rarities on display here including - the world's largest golden pearl, sedimentary shells and tiger cowries.

44. Bang Tao Beach
Bang Tao Beach can be called the luxury stretch of Phuket. This tiny beach stretches for only four miles or roughly six and a half kilometres, which is entirely populated with luxury resorts and vast villas. It is on a just a few minutes' away from the quaint little town of Cherng Talay, where the primary occupation of the villagers even today is fishing, farming and rubber tapping, like their ancestors.

45. Promthep Cape
The most well-known and photographed location on Phuket, Promthep Cape lies on the southernmost tip of Phuket, ahead of Rawai Beach. Popularly known as ‘Laem Promthep’ or ‘God’s Cape’, it is much more than just a tourist location to take photos. Promthep Cape has a sweeping view over the southeast and east of this island. It also has an air-conditioned lighthouse, which is also a museum.

46. Thalang National Museum
The small Thalang National Museum is an ideal place to spend to learn a little about the rich Thai history. The museum houses prehistoric crafts, maps, sculptures as well as old photos showing battle scenes, and the Phuket of a couple of centuries ago. There are also some Chinese figurines and deities on display here.

47. Banana Beach
One of the few untouched beaches of Phuket, Banana beach is situated on Coral Island (also known as Koh Hey) which lies south to the mainland. The beach looks tranquil with clear blue waters and talcum white sand. Coral island is part of a national park and a marine preservation area and has limited buildings. Mostly crowded during the high season, the prolific aquatic life makes for some great snorkelling and diving experiences. If travelling with kids, the bevvy of water sports on offer at the beach will keep the entire family occupied for the entire day.

48. Raya Island
Racha Islands, also known as Raya Islands is a tiny island situated 12 km south of Phuket in the Andaman Sea and is a 45-minute ride in the speedboat. Patok beach located on a long U-shaped bay with powdery white sand is the main beach. Ko Racha Yai and Ko Racha Noi are the two islands amongst which the former is the main island. The only three resorts on this island are the luxurious Racha Phuket Resort, Baan Raya Resort and the modest Bungalow Raya Resort.

49. Chillva Market
Chillva market on the side of Yaowarat road is a fun and exciting place to explore, with its bohemian vibes and shops made out of ship containers.These shops sell a wide array of colorful goodies and local trinkets including clothes and other jewellery. It is also the perfect place to experiment with some exotic Thai cuisine - including some fried insects like grasshoppers and silkworms!

50. Ko Panyee
Koh Panyee is a tiny fishing village in the Phang Nga Province of Thailand, about an hour and a half north of Phuket City. It's approximately a 20-minute longtail boat ride from Surakul pier in Phang Nga province. A small place with only 360 families, Koh Panyee, houses only 1685 permanent residents.

51. Kamala Beach
Kamala beach to the north of Patong is popular among families and retired travellers, who enjoy a nice vacation in this quieter bay. The beach is famous for its restaurants along the coast including Cafe Del Mar and other popular Thai restaurants, and also has two small shopping alleys selling traditional trinkets.

52. Kathu Waterfall
Kathu Waterfall is loved by tourists for its many layers of clear, cascading water. The first two layers are relatively easy to climb, while reaching the third and fourth are relatively challenging - but still worth it! It is a perfect picnic spot, surrounding by the sound of gurgling water and green canopy.

53. Sirinat National Park
The Sirinath National Park is one of Phuket's most popular tourist attractions. Its many acres of protected areas include white sandy beaches, coral reefs, coniferous and evergreen forests as well as mangroves. Tourists flock in many numbers to explore the 13 km coastline of this beautiful park.

54. Nai Yang Beach
The off-beaten and shady Nai Yang beach, with its casuarina trees, little beach bars and shacks remains a favourite of those tourists who discover it. It is ideal for lounging around, getting traditional massages and sampling some delicious local cuisine. The famous Sirinath Park is also located nearby

55. Wat Suwan Khiri Wong
The Wat Suwan Khiri Wong or the Patong temple, is a dazzling red and gold extravaganza offering a glimpse into the rich culture of old Patong. The intricately designed roof, gold coated detail and majestic Buddha statue make this a must-visit for anyone wishing to soak in Thai architecture.

56. Upside Down House of Phuket
Baan Teelanka, which translates to Upside Down House in Thai, is the first-of-its-kind in the town of Phuket. The three-storey building built leaning on its roof has everything fixed on its roof, making the whole house look inverted. Meticulously planned and perfectly executed by a Swiss-Thai couple; this is a must-visit place for family fun and entertainment.

57. Wat Suwan Khiri Khet
Also known as Karon temple, Wat Suwan Khiri Khet is a stunning and colourful shrine situated in Patak Road, Phuket, Thailand. The temple features beautiful interior paintings depicting Buddha's life. Besides, the temple also boasts of two giant snakes at the entrance and other figurines nestled in different areas around the temple.

58. Wat Sri Sunthon
The Wt Sri Suthon temple in Phuket is popular for its majestic recline Golden Buddha statue, the best view of which you get before entering the temple through the surrounding trees. The Buddha is believed to be in the Pang Sai Yat posture or the realising Nirvana posture. The temple grounds also have many other interesting, eccentric statues of pink elephants and the legendary Pret or demon ghost.

59. Windmill Viewpoint
Located on an island near Promthep Cape, the windmill viewpoint gives breathtaking views of Ya Nui and Nai Harn beaches, and a tiny island Koh Man, situated to the right of Promthep Cape. It is a relatively small place with a ‘Sala’ (roof/pavilion with no walls), sitting space and occasional fruit juice or jewellery vendors. Apart from the view of the islands and beaches, one gets to look at passing sea traffic, and fantastic sunset views.


Nightlife in Phuket 

Nightlife in Phuket is a busy affair with plenty of places to entertain. Only second to Pattaya in Thailand, the island stands up to the reputation of being a partying destination. The place is packed with bars, discos, ladyboy cabaret shows, nightclubs, go-go bars, live music and international DJs jamming a session. Where most of the small areas and towns offer small parties, Banga Road in Patong is the major as well as the busiest hub for party lovers featuring crazy neon lights, loud rocking pulsating music and huge crown to enjoy the scene. Some of the major places to check out in Patong are Soi Crocodile, Simon Cabaret, Soi Easy, Soi Gonzo, Presley Guesthouse and Elvis Bar, Soi Sea Dragon and many more.

Shopping in Phuket 

Phuket offers a great deal for shopping lovers with products ranging from cheap clothes to handicrafts and jewelry. The place is a main source of cultured pearls, pewterware, ornaments and nielloware. There are two main shopping malls in Phuket: Central Festival, at the northwest edge of Phuket Town, and Jungceylon, in Patong. However, the open air markets, bustling street side shops, night, dazzling night markets, small food markets, are more popular among tourists. One can buy brands, copy of brands (sometimes it is difficult to distinguish), antiques, house wares, and much more. There are special shops where one can buy souvenirs located at Ratsada, Phang-nga, Montri, Yaowarat, and Tilok-U-thit roads, in Phuket Town, Thepkasattri Road and at the beach centers of Patong, Kata, Karon and Rawai.

Currency in Phuket 

Most of the international credit cards are widely accepted in Phuket. ATM Machines are easily available for 24 hours all around the island and accept all major credits cards including Visa and MasterCard. Baht is the main currency that is used in Thailand. Make sure you carry cash while shopping at local street market and use your cards wisely to avoid any fraud.

Religion of Phuket 

Major religion practiced in Phuket is Theravada Buddhism followed by Daoism, which is often practiced along with Buddhism. In addition, about 35% of population on the island is Muslims.


Language of Phuket 

Central Thai is the official language of Phuket, which is commonly used in business and tourist areas. However, people usually converse in southern Thai dialect that sounds pithier and sounds faster than Central Thai. English is also widely spoken and understood, especially in the beach and other tourist areas. Some of the useful Thai words one should now while travelling to Thailand are (krub is used for males and kha is used for females): Sawatdee (krub/kha): Hello Sabai dee ru (krub/kha): How are you? Sabai dee (krub/kha): Fine Khob Khun (krub/kha): Thank you Chai: Yes Mai Chai: No Dai: (you/I) can Mai Dai: can not Nee Tao Rai: How much?

How To Reach Phuket

Phuket being home to a personal international airport has several direct flights flying to and from India. There are many flight services that ply on regular basis including Air India, AirAsia, Jet Airways, Thai Airways, IndiGo and other from various India cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, and Ahmadabad etc.

Food of Phuket

Phuket offers a variety of cuisines owing to the large number of foreign travelers visiting the island every year. Although foreign cuisines are widely available, Thai flavors are still available especially with a focus on seafood. One will find from high-end restaurants to small time street stalls selling delicious food. The place is a paradise for seafood lovers. Some of the local delicacies of Phuket are fried or boiled noodle dished eaten with either pork or chicken; Khanom Jin (another noodle dish eaten in breakfast and served with fresh vegetables and spicy curry); and Nam PhrikKung Siap (smoked shrimps and chili eaten with fresh vegetables).

Food for Indians in Phuket

Phuket is home to numerous Indian restaurants mainly located on the west coast. Although now a number of Indian eating joints are opening up in south and Phuket town. These places serve from basic Indian food to specialized India cuisines such as South Indian, North Indian, tandoori etc. Some of the popular restaurants are Curry Night Indian Restaurant, ICC Indian Curry Club, Live India Indian Restaurant, Tandoori Nights, Navrang Mahal and many more. The island is also known for its vegetarian food especially with the Vegetarian festival being organized there during ninth month of Chinese lunar calendar. A number of vegetarian restaurants can be found dotted all around Phuket.


Phuket Province is located in Southern Thailand. It is the biggest island of Thailand and sits on the Andaman Sea. The nearest province to the north is Phang-nga and the nearest provinces to the east are Phang-nga and Krabi. Phuket has a large Chinese influence, so you will see many Chinese shrines and Chinese restaurants around the city. A Chinese Vegetarian Festival is held there every year. While the Chinese community is quite big, there are many other ethnicities bringing all their traditions and festivals from all over the world to Phuket.
Being a big island, Phuket is surrounded by many magnificent beaches such as Rawai, Patong, Karon, Kamala, Kata Yai, Kata Noi, and Mai Khao. Laem Phromthep Viewpoint is said to feature the most beautiful sunsets in Thailand. It isn’t all just beaches though, there is also fantastic classical architecture such as the Goom Restaurant. That and the very welcome atmosphere and the famous Phuket nightlife, you can see why the island is a hotspot for tourists in Thailand.

Visiting Phuket is easy as there are many travel options.

By Air
The Phuket International Airport is the second busiest airport of Thailand after the Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok. There are two terminals in the airport; Terminal 1 is used for international flights while Terminal 2 is used for domestic flights. The airport is well-connected to Bangkok with daily flights. There are also direct flights to India, Australia, Malaysia, Singapore and Germany, among other countries. Some of the airlines with frequent routes between India and Phuket are Thai Airways, Malaysia Airlines, Singapore Airlines and Jet Airways.

By Road
Buses to other regions of Thailand including Bangkok, Krabi, Phang Na and Surat Thani operate at the BKS terminal located just off Thanon Phang Nga in Phuket Town. Buses from the Southern Bus Terminal of Bangkok to Phuket are the most reliable and convenient way of travelling between the two cities and take up to 13 hours to reach Phuket. Both air-conditioned as well as non-air-conditioned buses are available at different prices.

By Train
Although there are no direct trains to Phuket, one can travel on trains going from Bangkok to Singapore and get off at Phun Phin railway station. Phuket is another 5 hours by bus from Phun Phin, which is located in the Surat Thani Province of Thailand.

Best Time To Visit

The best time to visit Phuket is from November to February. The weather during this period is relatively cool and dry. Due to its tropical location, Phuket harbours a warm climate throughout the year. The average temperature in Phuket ranges from 23 degrees to 31 degrees. Weather conditions remain warm almost throughout the year, but there will be a notable difference in rainfall every month; however, April-May and September-October are the hottest. Owing to the southwestern monsoon September-October period is also the wettest. Swimming and diving activities can only take place in the non-monsoon seasons. Even during monsoon, the rainfall occurs intermittently in short bursts, so there will be plenty of sun in between.

The island of Phuket has two seasons namely wet season from May to October and the dry season from November to April with February being the driest month.

November to February: This is the coolest season in Phuket after the rains are over. With the best weather, naturally, this is also the busiest time with most tourists planning their trips around this period. The temperature varies around 23°C and 30°C. While December is the coolest month in Phuket, February is the driest. This is the perfect time to spend the day relaxing on one of the gorgeous beaches in Phuket and enjoying water sports in the calm sea. You can then party it out till the wee hours of the morning at one of the many nightclubs.

March to mid-May: These are considered as the hottest months in Phuket just before monsoon hits the island. The temperatures vary in the mid-thirties, with humidity levels steadily on the rise. One of the good reasons to visit Phuket in April is to witness the Songkran Festival, the Thai New Year, when people sprinkle water on each other!

Mid-May to October: Monsoon season in Phuket lasts from May to October. Average temperature during monsoons is 28 °C-29 °C. While the weather is at its humid best, the prices are at an all-time low, making this one of the cheapest seasons to plan a trip. Apart from being cost effective, it’s also a peaceful time to visit because it’s not as crowded as the high season. The wettest months are May, September and October, but it’s rare that the island would get continuous days of heavy rainfall.

About City

Pattaya
"The unrelenting combination of calm and crazy!"

Popularly known as Thailand's Sex capital and party hub, Pattaya is a coastal city in the Gulf of Thailand which over the years has steadily grown out of its infamous tag. The beaches and islands in Pattaya offer a wide variety of watersports, snorkelling options, restaurants, cafes and souvenir shops, making it ideal for families, friends and couples. The nightlife in Pattaya is quite famous for being loud, flashy and handsy. Walking Street in Pattaya is characteristic of bright streets lights and signs hovering over open bars, go-go bars and women standing along the streets. Cabaret shows such as the Alcazar Show and Tiffany's Cabaret Show also are popular tourist attractions during the night. Located within a two hours drive distance from Bangkok, most tourists to Pattaya come via trains, buses or cars from the capital.

Established around a wide crescent-shaped bay, Ao Pattaya, this exotic island is an ideal destination for adventure lovers and party buffs. With its beautiful and serene beaches, swaying palm groves and clear blue sky, Pattaya can make anyone fall in love with its diversity. The city caters to the varied interests of its visitors offering a plethora of tourist attraction ranging from zoos, themes parks, botanical garden, temples, markets, illuminating streets at night, water sport activities and relaxing tropical setting.

Pattaya is divided into three zones North, Central and South each one offering something different from the other. The place attracts a large number of tourists every year to explore and enjoy the raw beauty of nature sprinkled all across Pattaya. With an exciting nightlife, a memorable shopping experience, thrilling water sports and a variety of other leisure activities this place an ideal destination for friends, families and couples.

Things To Do In Pattaya

1. Explore Walking Street at Night
One of the most famous party hotspots of not only Pattaya but entire Thailand, Walking Street is a place to be for crazy party lovers. Walking Street is a stretch of about a kilometre packed with everything one wishes to visit in Thailand. Full of energy and dynamism, the street serves as the busiest party hub of Thailand with myriad options of leisure and entertainment. From local items to food, clothes, handicrafts and showpieces, the Walking Street houses much to see and visit.

2. Visit the Sanctuary of Truth
A flagship structure of Pattaya, the Sanctuary of truth is one of the most popular tourist attractions located by the sea. Standing tall at 105 meters to the north of Wongamat Beach, The Sanctuary of truth or Satchatham Temple is an iconic structure of Pattaya. Crafted entirely out of teak wood adorning intricate designs and carvings, the place is more like a fusion of temple and a palace.

3. Relax at Jomtien Beach
Jomtien Beach has a beautiful 6 km of coastline of sand and pristine water flanked by pine groves. A much tranquil shore as compared to its neighbour in the north, the beach serves as a perfect place to laze around. If that is not on your mind then be prepared for thrilling adventure activities that attract locals as well as tourists in large number.

4. Shop at Pattaya Floating Market
One of the most amusing marketplaces of Pattaya, the 4 Regions Floating Market or Pattaya Floating Market is quite popular among tourists located in the middle of a huge pond. Spread across a huge area of 100,000 sq. meters, the 4 Regions Floating Market is a hub of commerce holding a great experience of culture and local lifestyle for its tourists.

5. Day Trip to Koh Larn
Coral Island, or Koh Larn, is a gorgeous island situated at a distance of around 7 Km off the coast of Pattaya Beach. With the Bay of Bangkok present on the northeastern end and Gulf of Siam on the western side, Koh Larn is synonymous to paradise on earth and is a must–visit place during your trip to Pattaya.

6. Watch the Tiffany's Show
Tiffany's Show is a highlight of the Pattaya itinerary offering its spectators a truly amazing cabaret show equally appreciated by locals. Started in 1974 from a tiny bar in South Pattaya, TiffanyÍs Cabaret Show is undoubtedly an overwhelming experience contributing to the popularity of beach city of Thailand, Pattaya. With a stage experience of over 28 years, the show was announced as the 4th on Top Ten Show around the world by TravelCom Magazine in 2001.

7. Pattaya Beach
Pattaya Beach doesn’t really need any introduction. It is one of the most well-known attractions in Thailand that attracts tourists from across the world. But Pattaya Beach is much more than just a beach destination. It is thriving with various water sporting activities, such as parasailing, jetskiing, speedboats, diving boats and more.

8. Underwater World Pattaya
The best aquarium in Pattaya, Underwater World features 2500 aquatic animals bringing a slice of the deep shores to our world. Turning out the deep oceans, magnificent corals, the sandy beaches and the hard-to-find aquatic animals easily accessible to general public, the Underwater World Aquarium at Pattaya has been developed in a manner that you will find yourselves teleported from your hustling modern lives to the exciting and peaceful marine lives.

9. Stroll the Nong Nooch Botanical Gardens
Spread across a vast area of 2.4 sq. km, Nong Nooch Botanical Gardens is more of a small village with well-manicured gardens that are host to a variety of amusement options. One of the major tourist attractions of Pattaya, the place is home to a plethora of plants and flowers species, a must-visit for nature lovers.

10. Pattaya Night Bazaar
Located opposite the Central Festival Pattaya Beach, the Pattaya Night Bazaar boasts a treasure trove of goods and is among the most popular street markets in the city. With more than 250 stalls and shops, this enclosed Thai street market has gained a cult status among shopping enthusiasts, both locals and tourists. Unlike other street markets in the city, Pattaya Night Bazaar is set in permanent air-conditioned structure. Packed with an abundance of local Thai charm, this street shopping hub is worth a visit.

11. Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum
A one of its kind museum, Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum is a popular tourist attraction offering more than 300 extraordinary and bizarre items collected from all around the globe by Robert Ripley from the United States. The museum is divided into ten different sections, each based on a theme such as optical illusion, a wax human figure with four eyes, primitive devices for torture such as masks made from human skin, horses with three legs, or even a miniature of Titanic crafted from million matchsticks. Other than that, the museum also features other fascinating sections such as the Infinity maze, Ripley's 4-D Motion Master Theatre, Haunted Adventure and Tussauds Wax Museum.

12. Visit Wat Yanasangwararam
One of the most popular and impressive wats of Thailand, Wat Yanasangwararam is a place worth visiting. Nestled about 20 km from South of Pattaya, Wat Yanasangwararam is a huge temple complex offering a glance into the Thai design and architectural traditions. The temple was established in the year 1976 to honour the present Supreme Patriarch, Somdet Phra Yanasangwon and was later dedicated to King Bhumibol Adulyadej in 1988.

13. Hike to Pattaya Viewpoint
Situated on top of the Phratumnak Hill (Pattaya Hill) at the borders of South Pattaya and Jomtein, the Pattaya Viewpoint is one of the best viewpoints in the area, providing a magnificent view of Pattaya Bay and the cityscape. The location is visited by locals and tourists, both during the dawn and dusk, to get that mind-stirring shot of Pattaya's famous crescent bay.

14. Marvel at Big Buddha Temple
Located just off the Pratamnak Road, Big Buddha Hill is one of the favourite spots for locals and tourists. Big Buddha Hill is a huge idol of Buddha nestled at the top of the hill serving as a sight to behold even from good distance. Also known as Wat Phra Yai, this image was installed in 1977 at a height of 300 feet. Situated about 2.5 kilometres from South Pattaya, you will notice an impressive huge gold-colour Buddha idol as you reach up close.

15. Mini Siam
Mini Siam is a miniature exhibit of famous sites from around the world. Among several such buildings on display, some of them are New York's Statue of Liberty, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, London's Tower Bridge, the Grand Canyon, Paris' Arc de Triomphe and Sydney's Opera House.

16. Mimosa Pattaya
Mimosa Pattaya is the place to visit for experiencing Pattaya with an oriental European touch. It is a beautifully designed outdoor shopping mall spread out over a vast area styled with bold and bright colours and boutiques with a beautiful and varied collection of items being sold. One can experience the Thai lifestyle and its vibe by taking a stroll in this market.

17. Khao Kheow Open Zoo
Opened in 1978, Khao Kheow Open Zoo is spread over a vast area of 2000 acres nestled inside the Khao Kheow Chom Puo Wildlife Sanctuary. With a spectacular backdrop of lofty hills covered with lush green rain forests, the zoo houses more than 300 species of animal with a total count of about 8000 animals.

18. Khao Chi Chan
Nestled at Ban Chi Chan, Khao Chi Chan is a huge hill with an outline of Buddha etched on it in gold attracting tourists in large number. It also popularly known as the Buddha Mountain. Khao Chi Chan is a huge limestone hill adorned with world's largest carved stone Buddha initiated by His Holiness Somdet Phra Nyanasamvara, the Supreme Patriarch.

19. The Million Year Stone Park
An impressive tourist attraction, the Million Years Stone Park and Crocodile Farm is an ideal place for nature lovers and those interested to understand the Thai culture. Nestled over an area of 70 acres, the Million Years Stone Park and Crocodile Farm is renowned for its raw nature. Founded by a businessman Khun Suan Phanomwattanakul for his love of nature, the farm is a making of over 20 years of effort.

20. Ko Phai
Tucked away in the eastern corner of the map of Thailand, some 21 kilometers from Pattaya city- Ko Phai is a cluster of islands that is celebrated for its unreal beauty and pristine beaches. Ko Klung Badan, Ko Luam Ko Manwichai, and Ko Rin are some of the few islands among the group of Ko Phai. The phenomenal archipelago is a retreat for sunbathers and beach lovers. Keep in mind that you can visit Ko Phai during daytime, but have to leave the shores before the evening sun wears off.

21. Pattaya Sheep Farm
The Pattaya Sheep Farm is one of the prime sightseeing locations in the vicinity of Pattaya. Situated about 15 kilometers away from the hustle and bustle of the metropolis, it is a quaint rural place created for entertainment as well as imparting information about varieties of farm animals, their purpose as well as upkeep. The highlight of Pattaya Sheep Farm is the presence of Dutch style windmills, various barns and a tiny lake.

22. Soi Buakhao
Soi Buakhao is a happening street located in between South Pattaya and Central Pattaya roads. Situated in the Amphoe Bang Lamung district of Chang Wat Chon Buri province of Southern Thailand Soi Buakhao is popularly known as the quieter sister of the Walking Street of Pattaya. It is not a very busy street yet people looking for some night clubs will find them across the city. Soi Buakhao is a hit amongst foreign tourists because of the reasonable accommodation and night club prices, and the proximity to major tourist sites of Pattaya.

23. Wong Amat Beach
Wong Amat Beach is located in the Amphoe Bang Lamung district of Chang Wat Chon Buri province of Southern Thailand. Situated right at the peninsula of Naklua Bay, the place can is easy to dentify by the tall buildings and towers. Wong Amat Beach is known to be one of the most beautiful and peaceful beaches fo Pattaya. It is known to be a jewel because of the coarse sand and the fact that it can hold a good crowd during high season.

24. Elephant Village Pattaya
A private company runs the Elephant village located in Tambol Nong Prue subdivision of Pattaya City. This area provides a haven for domesticated elephants, which were once an essential part of Thailand’s workforce. Visitors can watch them perform tricks, ride them and feed them at the park, thus obtaining an invaluable experience. Opened in1973, the village does not receive any Governmental patronage or International aid. Instead, tourist fee goes towards feeding, upkeep and treatment of the elephants. This initiative allows visitors to do their bit for these domestic animals unable to return to their wildlife.

25. Pattaya Park Tower
Located on the Thappraya Road at Jomtien Beach, Pattaya Park Tower is the highest seaside tower on the East Coast of Thailand with a height of 240 metres. It has at its disposal an awe-inspiring panoramic view of the coastline and the Pattaya City from the observation deck on the 55th floor (the top of Pattaya Tower) and three revolving restaurants offering mouth-watering dishes with a serene ambience.

26. Pattaya Dolphin World
Pattaya Dolphin World is located in the Chang Wat Chon Buri district of Thailand and is a famous dolphin world and resort built to allow people of all ages to enjoy without disturbing nature. It is a perfect place to boost your energy and stimulate your sense organs by receiving Dolphin Therapy. You can touch, swim, or play with one of the most intelligent creatures on Earth.

27. Gems Gallery Pattaya
Spread across an area of 15200 square meters, the Gems Gallery Pattaya is a hub of precious stones and gems. It is one of the world’s largest jewelry stores and a major point of attraction among travelers visiting the resort city of Pattaya. The Gems Gallery Pattaya boasts an impressive collection of exquisite pieces of jewelry designed by some of the most proficient artisans in Thailand. Here, visitors also get to learn about gems, everything from jewelry making to cutting and polishing of precious stones.

28. Bang Saray Beach
Bang Saray Beach is located in the Sattahip district of Chon Buri province of Thailand. It is one of the pleasant beaches of Pattaya, which is a low key alternative to other over-crowded beaches at this place. The days at this beach are calm, and the nightlife is also undisturbed. The small quaint town and beach are equipped with facilities like outdoor gym, park, souvenir shops, a handful of pubs, bars, and restaurants.

29. Naklua Beach
Juxtaposed to the north of Pattaya Beach, Naklua Beach is a tranquil holiday destination. This family-friendly tropical headland is perfect for swimming, kayaking, watching sunsets, renting a seafront condo at a resort and trying out Thai seafood. Apart from three ocean-view bars, the beach has plenty of shady picnic spots. An iconic landmark on Naklua Beach is the Sanctuary of Truth.

30. Kratinglai Beach
Kratinglai Beach is a relaxed, palm-lined sandy stretch with a seaside promenade, a skateboarding park, and a pier towards Banglamung. Watch fishermen wading their nets through the azure water, dive in for a swim yourself, or sunbathe beside picturesque tropical groves. Kratinglai is perfect for those seeking the beauty of Pattaya or Jomtien beaches, without boisterous crowds and vendors.

31. Cosy Beach
Set against the turquoise Gulf of Thailand, Cosy Beach is a quiet bay before Jomtien. Ideal for swimming and lounging with family and friends, the beach is tucked beneath a lush cliff with neatly manicured gardens, while the southern tip is bordered by a rocky outcrop. Cosy Beach’s namesake hotel is home to a luxurious spa and a rooftop restaurant-cum-bar.

Other Adventerous Places To Visit

1. Splash at Ramayana Water Park
Ramayana Water Park located in Na Chom Thian region of Pattaya happens to be a must-visit location for the tourists. The visitors are amazed to experience the rides and water slides as well as the long float down the river that also helps them to relax amidst the waves. The kids are thrilled to find two different zones dedicated to them entirely where they encounter all sorts of adventures by visiting mythical underground caves, bubbling geysers as well as lose themselves in a confusing maze of greenery.

2. Be Amazed at Art in Paradise
Art in Paradise is an amusing take on art gallery where contemporary meets modern technique to result in an impressive illusion art museum. Established in year 2012 by Shin Jae Yeoul across an area of 5800 sq. meters, Art in Paradise is a museum that displays the art work in three-dimensional spectra. The place is quite popular among both kids and adults, it is an interactive museum with great surprises.

3. Cartoon Network Amazone Water Park
Cartoon Network Amazone Water Park is the world’s first cartoon themed park and one of the top ten water parks in Asia located in Chonburi, around 20 kilometres from Pattaya. It features 30 water slides, exhilarating rides, and attractions like entertainment shows, wave pools, surfing pools, and an extensive food court. It recreates an exciting, rainforest setting with rides named after Cartoon Network’s famous characters like Ben 10, Johnny Bravo, and the Powerpuff Girls.

4. Sriracha Tiger Zoo
The Sriracha Tiger Zoo is situated in Sri Racha city of the Chon Buri Province of Thailand. Built on the outskirts of Pattaya, Sriracha Tiger Zoo is about 97 kilometres away from Bangkok. It was established in 1997 and now homes around 400 Royal Bengal Tigers and 10,000 crocodiles which are estimated to be the largest in the world. The Zoo is an ideal place for visitors who would wish to get a real-time experience with tiger cubs, watching animal shows, feeding them, or taking a picture amidst nature.

5. Teddy Bear Museum
Teddy Bear Museum, also known as Teddy Bear Island, is a 2500 sq, feet museum located in Bang Lamung District of Chon Buri province, Thailand. The first of its kind in Southeast Asia, the Teddy Bear Museum has more than 2,000 dolls, and teddy bears in all sizes along with twelve picture zones. The best part about the museum is one can embrace the teddy bears as there is no glass between the visitors and the dolls — the primary motive of the founder My. Kim Hyun was to create a photo-centered area.

Try Your Hand at Watersports

Watersports in Pattaya add to the city’s liveliness and attract adventure junkies from across the globe. Pattaya’s beaches, tropical weather, and world-class amenities make it the ideal location to have fun with the on and below the waters of the ocean. From scuba diving, kitesurfing, parasailing, wakeboarding to even sea walking, Pattaya has it all on offer.

1. Snorkelling in Pattaya
Snorkelling in Pattaya is one such activity that visitors look forward to, whether they be a group of friends, a couple on their honeymoon or a family with kids. Blessed with crystal clear waters and bountiful offshore islands such as Koh Larn (Coral Island), Pattaya caters to both non-swimmers and veterans alike and promises some of the best shallow water diving experiences.

2. Scuba Diving in Pattaya
Pattaya is one of the most visited holiday destinations in the world. The beautiful beaches, the local seafood, the culture and nightlife, Pattaya has a lot to offer. But did you know that you can dive into the deep blue ocean and have an experience of a lifetime? Yes, you heard it right! Scuba diving in Pattaya is ever-growing and has some of the world’s best dive sites.

Shopping in Pattaya 

Pattaya, like most of Thailand, is a paradise for shopaholics even though it cannot compete with Bangkok. However, there are plenty of options to choose from - numerous floating markets, classy malls, supermarkets and bazaars. Some of the best things to buy include clothes, footwear, jewellery, silk, plants and handicrafts. The place is also known for its gemstones as the hub of gem mining industry, Chanthaburi is located nearby. While at floating markets, make sure to test your haggling skills to the best and beware of fake products. Learn More About Shopping in Pattaya.

1. Pratumnak Night Market
A stone’s throw away from Marina Golden Bay, Pratumnak Night Market brings together numerous shops selling exotic Thai cuisine, fresh fruits and shakes. Open daily in the evenings till midnight, the market is also called the Russian Night Market due to the wide selection of Russian delicacies offered. In addition, Shopaholics can find great deals on boutique clothing, footwear and accessories here.

2. Bua Khao Night Market
Bua Khao Night Market is a bustling indoor-outdoor complex of shops selling trinkets, local produce and delicious street food daily till late into the night. Tourists love Bua Khao for its reasonable nightclub prices. The main kiosks are filled with vendors and stalls offering flowers, jewellery, fresh fruits and vegetables, handicrafts, tote bags, long pants and therapeutic foot massages.

3. Central Festival Pattaya
Central Festival Pattaya is the ideal beach-side shopping mall that stands apart from the bargain stalls and bazaars that line Pattaya Beach Road. At this mall, one is treated to over 350 shops serving international and local brands. There’s also a great food court upstairs that caters to every kind of culinary desire, a department store, and an entertainment complex.

4. Central Marina Pattaya
Central Marina Pattaya is a popular shopping mall situated in the Bang Lamung district of Pattaya. The mall is spread over three floors and houses several retail stores and eateries with a six-screen SFC Cinema for entertaining the visitors. The children are kept engaged at the play area within the shopping arcade while their parents indulge in shopping.

5. Shop at Pattaya Floating Market
One of the most amusing marketplaces of Pattaya, the 4 Regions Floating Market or Pattaya Floating Market is quite popular among tourists located in the middle of a huge pond. Spread across a huge area of 100,000 sq. meters, the 4 Regions Floating Market is a hub of commerce holding a great experience of culture and local lifestyle for its tourists.

What are the top shopping places in Pattaya? 
The top shopping places in Pattaya are Pattaya Night Bazaar, Pattaya Floating Market , Mimosa Pattaya.

What are the top sightseeing places in Pattaya? 
The top sightseeing places in Pattaya are Walking Street, The Sanctuary of Truth, Jomtien Beach, Pattaya Beach, Tiffany's Cabaret Show, Pattaya Night Bazaar.

What are the top activities in Pattaya? 
The top activities in Pattaya are Cartoon Network Amazone Admission Ticket, Koh Larn Speedboat Day Trip from Pattaya with Lunch, [SALE] Tiffany's Show, Nong Nooch Tropical Garden, Pattaya Floating Market, [SALE] Alcazar Cabaret Pattaya.

Religion of Pattaya 

Major religion practised in Thailand and Pattaya is Buddhism followed by Daoism, which is often practised along with Buddhism. Along with that, Hinduism also plays a key role in Thai life and culture. In addition, Islam is also practised by many people.

Pattaya Customs 

Pattaya is one of the major tourist hubs of Thailand with people of various communities and religion residing here including Thai, Chinese, Malays and Hindus. However, there is as such no restriction on what to wear.
It is one of the major beach destinations and thus one must carry short, t-shorts, swimsuits and lightweight clothes for summers.
If you are planning to visit a Buddhist temple, dress conventionally and take off your shoes before entering the temple complex.
Monks do not accept anything from a woman and they are not supposed to touch monks.
The rear seats of the buses are usually reserved for monks and one has to vacate it if needed.
Do not say anything disrespectful for the royal family as one could be subject to penalty.
Also, avoid talking to anyone in a loud or violent manner, no matter how big an issue is.
Tipping is usually not practised in Pattaya, however, it is appreciated especially in the hospitality sector. A tip of TBH 20-50 is commonly paid to a porter and 5-10 per cent for other staff. A generous tip of TBH 100 is usually given to massage ladies.

Language of Pattaya 

Central Thai is the official language of Thailand including Pattaya, which is commonly used in business and tourist areas. However, people usually converse in southern Thai dialect that sounds pithier and faster than Central Thai. English is also widely spoken and understood, especially on the beach and other tourist areas. Some of the useful Thai words one should know while travelling to Thailand are (krub is used for males and kha is used for females): Sawatdee (krub/kha): Hello Sabai dee ru (krub/kha): How are you? Sabai dee (krub/kha): Fine Khob Khun (krub/kha): Thank you Chai: Yes Mai Chai: No Dai: (you/I) can Mai Dai: can not Nee Tao Rai: How much?

Nightlife in Pattaya 

Globally known for its happening nightlife, Pattaya offers plenty of entertainment and fun options. South and Central Pattaya are the major hubs, offering endless amusement ranging from pubs, bars, beer cafes and discotheques to transgender cabarets, karaoke bars, go-go bars and restaurants, all lined up along the Pattaya Beach. All the venues are pulsating with loud music and drinks are served liberally. The northern part of the city is quieter but has its fair share of pubs and bars to choose from.

Pattaya Walking Street is also one of the major tourist hubs glowing with vibrant neon signs while housing hundreds of beer bars, massage parlours, discos, more than 30 go-go bars, numerous authentic Thai restaurants, street stalls selling delicious seafood and much more. The street is closed for vehicles between 6:00 PM to 2:00 AM, which is its legal closing time. For cheap drinks and ladyboy bars, Sois 7, 8 and Sois 6/1, 13/1 respectively are the best places to visit. Pattayaland and Boyztown are flocked with gay clubs while Second Road is best for cabaret shows.

How to Reach Pattaya

Pattaya do not house an airport of its own but is located about 120 km from Suvarnbhumi Airport. There are many flight services that ply on regular basis from India to Bangkok including Air India, AirAsia, Jet Airways, Thai Airways, IndiGo and other from various India cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata and Chennai etc.

By Air
The nearest airport to Pattaya is the U-Tapao Airport located 30 kilometres away from Pattaya at Sattahip and offers limited connectivity to a handful of destinations. The Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok is about 120 km away from Pattaya and a drive of an hour and a half approximately. There are Car Rental available from Suvarnabhumi to Pattaya and are fairly reasonably priced. An international airport serving the popular holiday destination of Bangkok, Suvarnabhumi is well-connected with most international and domestic airlines operating in and out of the airport.

By Road
Pattaya is located 147 kilometres (2-hour drive) away from Bangkok. One can hire cars to drive between the two cities and for travel within Pattaya and Bangkok. A frequent bus service (2 hours) plies between Pattaya and Bangkok connecting the main bus terminal of Pattaya with other bus terminals of Bangkok. Buses connecting Pattaya to the North-East region of Thailand, known as Isan, run from a bus terminal on Sukhumvit Road. Several long-distant buses depart from Bangkok’s Eastern Bus Terminal (Ekamai) every half an hour. Air-conditioned buses leave every thirty minutes between 5:20 a.m. and 11:20 p.m. daily. Many buses leave the Northern Bus Terminal (Mochit) between 5:30 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. and from the Southern Bus Terminal (Sai Tai Mai), buses leave at 5:30 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m.,4:00 p.m., 6:30 p.m. 

By Train
Pattaya is well-connected to Bangkok by rail. A daily train service operates between the main train station in Pattaya and the Hualamphong Station of Bangkok. Although third-class and without air-conditioning, this daily train service is an economical way to travel between Bangkok and Pattaya. Tickets can be purchased directly at the station and must be bought at least 30 minutes prior to departure.

Best Time To Visit

November to February: The best time to visit Pattaya is from November to February when the weather is neither too hot nor too cold and remains mostly pleasant. This is also the peak tourist season and most beaches and other places of attraction are packed with visitors. One can expect short spells of rain and regular days of bright sunshine. But do try to make all your bookings in advance because places get sold out and prices tend to rise.

March to May: The weather becomes hot and humid during the months of March, April and May but nevertheless the influx of tourists remains high. While the beaches are busy during this period, they aren’t as crowded as during the peak season. Be sure to carry plenty of sunscreen lotion, sunglasses and a hat.

June to October: Pattaya experiences heavy rainfall from June to October and if you’re looking to enjoy Pattaya at its quiet best, then the rainy season is ideal. The beaches are much less crowded, temperature is not too high and hotel accommodation naturally becomes cheaper. Many people prefer to travel to Pattaya, especially during July and August, when rainfall is considerably lower and accommodation prices are more favourable. Don't forget to pack a sturdy pair of shoes to handle the rains!

About City

Bangkok
"Of street food, skyscrapers and unending nights"

A city that never sleeps, Bangkok, the capital of Thailand is a modern-day melting pot of contrasting cultures and faiths. Here, towering skyscrapers stand in harmony next to temples and monasteries. The luxury malls and shopping centres compete with the street bazaars and floating markets. Cuisines - both Thai and from around the world are showcased in all their glory on the streets as well as in rooftop restaurants. The nightlife of Bangkok, on the one hand, revolves around flashy nightclubs, rooftop and go-go bars, bright neon light signs and cheap drinks.

While on the other, it also includes cabaret shows, Muay Thai and dance exhibitions and even cultural walking tours. Sites like the Grand Palace, Wat Pho and Wat Phra Kaew showcase the city's rich history, while the likes of museums such as Art in Paradise and parks such as the Sea Life Ocean World cater to those seeking modern-day experiences.

Bangkok is serviced by Suvarnabhumi International Airport and Don Mueang Airport. Suvarnabhumi International Airport handles all of the international flights to and from Bangkok and is the primary entryway into the capital. Thailand also grants Visa-on-arrival for many nationalities at Suvarnabhumi. Read the guide here for the complete visa eligibility and application details. 

Bangkok has many hotels, both luxury and economical across the city. Over the years, the city has also evolved into a more backpacker-friendly destination with many hostels, dormitories and homestays popping up.

Things To Do In Bangkok

1. Visit the Grand Palace
The Grand Palace, the residence of royals for several generations, is the perfect place to begin your historical tour in Bangkok. It houses one of the holiest Buddhist temples, Wat Phra Kaew, built in the year 1782. The Grand Palace stands among the top tourist attractions in Bangkok, Thailand, showcasing the rich history of Bangkok.

2. Reclining Buddha at Wat Pho
Wat Pho is a famous temple located immediately south of the Grand Palace precinct in Bangkok. The place is renowned for being headquarters for the teaching and preservation of traditional Thai medicine. The temple is largely visited to view the large reclining Buddha within, thus also known as 'Temple of the Reclining Buddha'.

3. Shop at the Chatuchak Weekend Market
The king of markets in Bangkok, and one of the largest markets in the world, Chatuchak is spread over 35 acres with more than 8,000 stalls. Everything ranging from clothing, accessories, handicrafts, furniture, art, food, books, antiques, and many more interesting souvenirs are is available here. Keep your bargaining skills ready to enhance your shopping experience at this bustling market.

4. Explore the vibey Khao San Road
Khao San Road, famously known as the backpacker's haven, is located in the heart of the city. It is a 410 meter long street in central Bangkok which will cater to every need of yours! Street food stalls, bars, shops, restaurants, nightclubs, cafes and massage parlours are all packed into this one street. This road is one of the most famous night markets in Bangkok. It turns into a shopper's paradise as the sun sets down. You'll find everything here at a reasonable rate. Its cheap food, accommodation and clothes make this place a winning combo for all tourists!

5. Boat Trip on the Chao Phraya River
The river of kings, Chao Phraya River, is the prime river and waterway of Thailand, used by an average of 50,000 commuters daily. The fertile plains and abundant fish of the river are the main reasons for the choice of Thailand's capitals in the past, such as Ayutthaya, Thonburi and Bangkok.

6. Safari World
Safari World is one of the most favourite destinations in Bangkok, with both tourists and locals descending on the park to spend quality time amongst the wildlife. Not only a place for gathering knowledge about the ways and lives of wild animals, but it also offers a host of entertaining shows along with activities.

7. Sea Life Bangkok
Sea Life Bangkok is an underground aquarium located beneath the Siam Paragon mall in the heart of Bangkok. Sprawled over an area of 110,000 sq. ft., Sea Life Bangkok is the largest South-East Asian aquarium. Home to various marine life retrieved from the remotest corners of the world, the aquarium houses species of octopuses, sharks, crabs, penguins and fish.

8. Wat Arun
An ancient structure dating back to the battles between the former Siam and Burma, Wat Arun is a place of worship with rich past. Also known as the Temple of Dawn, the site was built by remaining survivors and General Taksin. Later, the temple was renamed as Aruna after the Indian God of dawn to commemorate the founding of a new Ayutthaya, the former capital of the kingdom.

9. Siam Paragon Mall
Tourists who love high-end international fashion brands should visit Siam Paragon. From Jimmy Choo and Versace to Prada, over 70 globally renowned brands are available here. Besides clothing, brands such as Sony, Samsung, Aston Martin and BMW can be found here too. The mall is also home to one of the largest aquariums in Southeast Asia, a 16 screen cineplex and restaurants of all the possible cuisines.

10. National Museum and Wang Na Palace
An ideal place for history lovers, the Bangkok National Museum exhibits some of the most magnificent collection of art and artefacts reflecting the Thai culture.

11. Sathorn Unique Tower
Standing with a whopping 49 storeys (including two dungeon dark underground levels), the Sathorn Unique Tower is one of those skyscraper buildings in Bangkok which never got completed due to the Asian Financial Crisis of 1997. The views of the city from the floors of the Sathorn Unique Towers intensify as you ascend them one by one. But be careful while you do so since there have been incidents which regard the place as “Haunted”!

12. Street Food in Chinatown
Located along the Yaowarat Road, Chinatown is a Chinese cultural and commercial hub. It is majorly known for its exotic culinary experience of street foods, along with several Buddhist temples, and traditional wooden shops selling Chinese goods. It is best to visit Chinatown at night, which is when it is vibrant with neon lights and chaotic fun.

13. Dusit zoo
The oldest zoo in Thailand, Dusit Zoo lies in the vicinity of Bangkok's governmental headquarters in the Dusit District. Boasting of a heavy annual footfall, Dusit Zoo exhibits many species, ranging from exotic to rare, such as monkeys, penguins, camels, the albino barking deer and the white Bengal tiger. It also offers tram rides and boating services, which guarantee an uninhibited day of fun.

14. Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
Marketed as a major tourist attraction and a marker of Thai culture, the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market is among the most popular floating markets in the world. Boats swaying on the water are navigated by Thai locals and traders who sell all kinds of farm produce, fruits, souvenirs and freshly prepared local foods, which visitors can enjoy while sailing in their own boats.

15. Shop at the Terminal 21 Mall
Ever dreamed of travelling the world? This airport inspired mall in Bangkok, Terminal 21, brings all the cities of the world under one roof, letting you shop from Tokyo one minute, and San Fransisco the other. International luxury brands and many local labels are available here. With over 600 shops, a cineplex and all kinds of restaurants, the shopping experience here is emphasised like no other.

16. Soi Cowboy
One of the popular red light districts, Soi Cowboy is a neon-lit street, filled with Go Go Bars and other bright spaces. With friendly staff members outside each bar, it embodies the true nightlife experience of Bangkok. Located very close to Terminal 21, it is an exciting experience thanks to the unique culture and vibe of the place!

17. Jim Thompson House
With a remarkable collection of art from Burma, China, Cambodia and Thailand, Jim Thompson House is a must-visit for history buffs and art lovers. A historic property, it once served as the residence of an American man named James H W Thompson, a man responsible for reviving the Thai silk industry and one of the most famous Americans in Asia during his time.

18. Art in Paradise
Art in Paradise is an innovative and interactive 3D art museum located at the Esplanade mall, Bangkok. The brainchild of Shin Jae Yol, it has many rooms filled with impressive artwork done by Korean and Thai artists. The primary motive behind this cultural haven was to help the public enjoy the experience of 3D art and illusion art.

19. Ladyboy Shows
Bangkok boasts some of the best and most entertaining ladyboy shows in the world. The lights, decor of the auditoriums, the makeup and gorgeous dresses of the ladyboys along with the small comedic skits performed by them make these shows professional and fun. Calypso Cabaret, Mambo cabaret and Playhouse cabaret are some of the most popular ones among tourists.

20. Wat Mangkon Kamalawat
Besides being the most important, Wat Mangkon Kamalawat is also the biggest Chinese Buddhist temple in Bangkok. Also called the Dragon Lotus Temple or the Wat Leng Noei Yi in Chinese, it remains extremely crowded during any festivities or occasions in the Chinese calendar, especially the Chinese New Year. Set up in 1871, Wat Mangkon Kamalawat was the first one to be bringing in Mahayana Buddhism in Bangkok.

21. Asiatique The Riverfront
Once an international port, Asiatique The Riverfront is now among the most happening night markets in Bangkok. Neatly divided into four districts, it houses a variety of options for visitors ranging from boutiques, fine dining, a mall, fashion stores and entertainment spaces. With the picturesque backdrop of the Chao Phraya River and a glittering skyline, the Asiatique makes for an exquisite experience in Bangkok.

22. Wat Suthat
One of the oldest temples of Bangkok, Wat Suthat greets you with its serene aura. Overflowing with peace and tranquillity, Wat Suthat Thepphawararam is an excellent example of architecture and craftsmanship. Its construction began in the year 1782, under the reign of King Rama I, and it was completed in the 1820s, under the reign of King Rama III.

23. Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
The centre of Bangkok’s rising art scenario, the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) showcases a broad range of the best Thai art, music, design, film and theatre as well as the contemporary art scene from across the globe. The BACC also hosts a plethora of exhibitions of the work of local as well as international artists. Opened in 2008, the BACC is spread over an area of 4000 square metres, housing shops, an exciting art library that is not found in many places, and a handful of cafes along with the large exhibition areas.

24. Dream world
The Dream World theme park is located in Thanyaburi, which is an easy 50-minute drive from Bangkok. The amusement park offers a cheerful, bustling ambience, complete with rollercoasters, colourful parades, candy floss, waterworks, flowering gardens, a snow park and entertainment shows. Children and adults can indulge themselves in the vivacity of Dream World.

25. Lumpini Park
Named after the birthplace of Lord Buddha in Nepal, the Lumpini Park was the first public park of Bangkok. The original aim was to exhibit the Thai crafts and flowers. Today, the place is home to a wide range of flora and fauna species attracting locals and tourists to relax and rejuvenate. Lumpini Park is the perfect place to connect with nature away from the crowded Bangkok streets of Bangkok.

26. Nana Plaza
Nana Plaza is a commercial building on the Sukhumvit Road in Khlong Toei district of Bangkok. Known as the “world’s largest adult playground”, Nana Plaza gets its name from its prominent member Lek Nana. Being the most colourful part of the city, Nana Plaza is primarily famous for the bars, pubs, clubs, street food vendors which attracts a considerable crowd all year round.

27. Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine)
The Erawan Shrine was built in 1956 after the Thai government constructed the luxury Erawan hotel at the location. The superstitious labourers and other astrologers decided to honour the Brahma God Thao Mahaprom and hence built this shrine. Ceremonial offerings are made by Thais and tourists to get their wishes fulfilled. Catching a traditional Thai dance performance here is a joyful experience too.

28. Wat Phrae Kaew
The temple of the Emerald Buddha, commonly known as Wat Phra Kaew, is the most essential and revered Buddhist temple in Thailand as it enshrines the image of Phra Kaew Morakot carved from a single jade block. Established in 1785, the temple has elaborate carvings, paintings and pagodas, making it a spectacular sight for visitors.

29. Royal Barge National Museum
Boats used to be the primary mode of transport for Thai kings, and the National Museum of Royal Barges in Bangkok exhibits traditional Thai barges with intricate designs of Hindu and Buddhist icons. The museum displays information about the customs and history of the royal barges, costumes worn by the crew, and even serves as a dry dock for the boats.

30. Madame Tussauds
Bangkok's Madame Tussauds Wax museum is like no other Wax Museum in Thailand. Here, you can touch anyone from Albert Einstien to Tom Cruise, from Barack Obama to Tiger Woods. However, you are not allowed to touch any figure in the most decorated room housing the Thai royal family. The quality of craftsmanship behind the 70 wax figures will take your breath away.

31. Wat Benchamabophit
Commonly known as the marble temple, Wat Benchamabophit is one of Bangkok's most beautiful attractions. Embodying an impressive, modern style of Thai architecture, Wat Benchamabophit is a royal temple hosting a beautiful Buddha statue. With red carpets, polished marble and stained-glass painted walls - Wat Benchamabophit is a unique, yet beautiful Thai temple!

32. Wat Saket
Popularly known as the Golden Mount, Wat Saket is a picturesque temple with a 58-metre golden chedi which houses a Buddha relic. Established during the Ayutthaya period, this temple is built on a man-made hill, and requires you to climb 300 steps to get to the top of the chedi. A colourful week-long fair is hosted here every November.

33. Snake Farm
Opened to the public in the year 1923, the snake farm in Bangkok, part of the Thai Red Cross Institute (formerly the Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute) has large pits and mesh enclosures to host its reptile residents. Also called “Suan Nguu”, the snake farm hosts a variety of venomous and non-venomous snakes. It’s the second oldest such snake farm in the world after a snake farm in Sao Paolo, Brazil.

34. Museum of Contemporary Arts
The museum of contemporary art (MOCA) is a world-class art gallery built in 2012 to showcase some of the best Thai art. The museum contains five storeys, housing 800 beautiful and refreshing art pieces. A must for art lovers, MOCA is no less than any modern museum abroad, giving its artists freedom to work on themes like corruption, prostitution, religion, and many others.

35. Muangboran (Ancient City)
Ancient Siam, known as Muang Boran in Thai, is the world's largest open-air museum spread over 300 acres is situated 33 kms from Bangkok. With many mini-museums and sculpture gardens inside it, the museum mainly features replicas of some of the most important historical sites of Thailand.

36. Suan Pakkad Palace
The name 'Suan Pakkad' translating to 'cabbage patch', is quite unfitting for this private residence turned museum. It's a one of a kind palace museum, as it once used to be the private residence of the Prince and Princess of Chumbhot, and the houses date back to over 100 years. Before being converted into a private collection of homes by the royal family, the land used to be nothing more than a cabbage patch.

37. Siam Niramit Cultural Show & Dinner
The Siam Niramit Cultural Show is a definite experience while you are here. Showcasing authentic Thai culture, this jaw-dropping performance would leave you in complete awe. A beautiful, yummy and authentic Thai dinner organised post the show provides for a whole entertainment package. While the prices may seem to be on the higher end, it's undoubtedly a pure delight!

38. Wat Traimit
Wat Traimit, nestled at the end of Chinatown's Yaowarat Road near Hualampong Railway Station is the perfect place to admire the glittering gold statue of Buddha. One of the best royal temples of Bangkok, it is famous for housing a pure gold statue of Lord Buddha. It is known as 'The Temple of the Golden Buddha', as the world's largest gold statue, which is almost 5 metres tall and 5.5 tonnes heavy, is sheltered here.

39. Giant Swing
Located right in front of Wat Suthat is a striking Giant Swing towering at the height of 21.15 meters. Nestled in the heart of busy square between Wat Suthat and Bangkok City Hall is a Giant Swing making for a remarkable sight even from a distance. Initially established in the year 1784, the swing went under renovation to be replaced in 2004 with a newly crafted frame made of golden teak.

40. Siriraj medical museum
The Siriraj Medical Museum is a treat to medical professionals, students and of course, the public as well. Part of the famous Siriraj Hospital, Thailand's oldest hospital, this fascinating musuem combines five mini-museums, exploring the fields of pathology, anatomy, the history of medicine in Thailand, parasitology, forensic medicine, and a prehistoric museum. Its exhibits of bones, organs, corpses, fetuses and so on have earned it the nickname 'Museum of Death'.

41. King Rama IX Park
The largest public park of Bangkok, the King Rama IX Park is a botanical garden built in 1987 to celebrate King Bhumibol's 60th birthday. Spread over 200 acres, this beautiful space is perfect for just wandering around or spending an afternoon with family. It also has a gallery with photos and paintings of the King. Every December, the park also hosts an enchanting flower festival.

42. Benjakitti Park
With captivating flowers and enchanting fountains, Benjakiti Park is a haven for people who want to take a peaceful stroll or enjoy a romantic sunset. Abundant in greenery, it also has a small lake for boating. Cycling may also be enjoyed here as there are bicycles on rent. So head to Benjakitti park for tranquillity and a quieter spot away from the city noise.

43. Erawan Museum
Demonstrating the mixture of modern civilization and traditional cultures and practices of Thailand is the Erawan Museum in Bangkok. Situated in the Samut Prakan Province, you can easily identify the museum from its giant three-headed elephant structure standing stoutly atop the building. The First Floor of the Museum is a representation of the Hindu mythology’s concept of the underworld. The Second Floor showcases the concept of Earth, or the present life. The Third Floor depicts the concept of Tavatimsa Heaven and is situated inside the belly of the Elephant. Known for the antiques based on varied Thai mythologies, Erawan Museum is sure to leave everyone spellbound, the history and architecture lovers more so.

44. Wat Bowonniwet Vihara
Founded in 1826, Wat Bowonniwet Vihara, also known as Wat Bowon, is a temple dedicated to the Thammayut sect of Buddhism. It's particularly popular as many kings of Thailand were monks and abbots here, such as King Rama IV and King Bhumibol, popularly known as Rama IX. It is also the resting place of King Bhumibol.

45. Democracy Monument
The Democracy Monument in Bangkok is a historic landmark located on the Ratchadamnoen Avenue’s traffic circle, at the intersection of the Dinso Road. The Monument is symbolic of the convolutions in modern Thai history, a marker for generations of civilians to remember the Siamese Revolution of 1932. Located in the busiest part of Bangkok, the Democracy Monument is a visual treat for everyone.

46. Baiyoke Sky Tower
Undoubtedly the best place to see Bangkok in all its glory is none other than Baiyoke Sky Tower in Prathunam. Pronounced ‘by-yolk’ and not ‘by-ok’, and also known as Baiyoke Tower II, it is the city’s tallest building. Spanning over 80 floors, the tower features a public observatory, multiple restaurants and bars, a shopping complex, a 360-degree rotating sky deck, and a hotel with over 600 rooms.

47. Wat Chanasongkram
Originally known as Wat Ratchaburana, Wat Chang Songkhram has one of the largest Sri Lankan style bell-shaped chedi in Sukhothai. Around the main chedi, there are several smaller chedis placed receding in size as they move towards the top. You can walk a little north of the temple where the monument of King Ramkamhaeng lies that locals usually visit.

48. Wat Pak Nam
Wat Paknam Bhasicharoen, also shortly known as Wat Paknam was built during the Ayutthaya period. The temple attracts mae chis (nuns) because of the meditation master Luang Pu Sod's meditation policies. He emphasised on Buddhist and secular studies for them. With a 7.9 acre complex, this temple has the largest mae chi community in Thailand.

49. Assumption Cathedral
The striking red structure of Assumption Cathedral in the heart of Thailand is one of the few 200 plus years old churches in Bangkok. The cathedral is considered as a quaint legacy of the French Community, it’s as though the French left a little part of old Europe back in Bangkok. The church accounts as a prominent red brick rectangular structure surrounded by white buildings. It accounts as one of the top historic places in Bangkok for its amusing architectural style that is uncommon in today’s world. It has been well very preserved and maintained for the worshippers.  

50. Bang Krachao
Sometimes spelt Bang Krajao, Bang Krachao is located in the Phra Pradaeng province. It was once the home of a small Burmese population when they first came to Thailand. On a map, you’ll recognise Bang Krachao as a horseshoe-shaped, island-like area cut off from the mainland by the Chao Phraya River. The only way to reach this green paradise is by boat or ferry. With laws against constructing buildings or commercial factories in place, Bang Krachao remains commercially undeveloped in the best way possible – preserving the culture and natural surroundings.

51. Loha Prasat
Loha Prasat, also famous as ‘Metal Castle,’ dwells inside the Wat Ratchanatdaram Woravihara along with many similar temples and relics. More often than not, the temple is overshadowed by the fame of the closely located relics such as Khaosan and Wat Saket. The imposing Loha Prasat is also considered as world’s only brazen palace (the building’s roof is made of bronze tiles).

52. Chitralada Palace
Chitralada Palace is official residence of His Majesty King Bhumibol and Queen Sirikit located within the popular Dusit Palace. Formerly serving as King Chulalongkorn's summer house, this grand structure is carpeted along one square kilometre surrounded by a moat and efficiently guarded by the royal guards. The palace is presently closed to the public and can only be visited from outside.

53. Royal Thai Air Force Museum
Nestled along the Phahonyothin Road, in Don Mueang District of Bangkok, Royal Thai Air Force Museum is a respected museum with a captivating display of various aircraft like attack aircraft, fighter aircraft, military transport aircraft, and helicopters which are disengaged and retired from the battleground. The museum delights history buffs, aviation and military enthusiasts.

54. Wat Intharawihan
Wat Intharawihan or Wat Intharavihan in Bangkok is known for the famous Buddha statue, 32 m high. The temple which is situated close to the Chao Phraya River, in the Thanon Wisut Kasat area of Bali, was known as Wat Rai Phrik in the olden times. The pious statue is believed to have the power to fulfill the wishes of the visitors who come to seek blessings.

55. Sanam Luang
Situated in the island of Rattanakosin lies the grand Sanam Luang Park which is also called ‘Thung Pra Meru’ meaning the cremation ground for the Royals. It is nearly thirty acres of green space right at the centre of Old Bangkok, in front of Wat Phra Kaew and the Grand Palace, ,surrounded by prominent attractions. If you are tired of the concrete jungle and its fast-paced life then head to Sanam Luang.

56. Dusit Palace
Situated to the north of Rattanakosin Island, the Dusit Palace of Bangkok is a grand complex consisting of the royal residences, spread over a sprawling area of 16 acres. Comprising of multiple palaces, museums and lush green vegetation, the Dusit Palace is one of the political centres of Thailand in the modern world. The palace, which was once the residence of the King of Thailand, has now transformed into one of the most popular tourist attractions of Bangkok.

Nightlife in Bangkok 

Nightlife in Bangkok is thrilling, pulsating and very different than what any other part of Thailand has to offer. It has matured over the years with high affinity towards classy rooftop bars, energetic nightclubs and trendy cocktail bars. The place offers some of the best bars, nightclubs, go-go bars, pubs, beer bars, massage parlours, and discos in the country. You are so spoilt for choice that it gets difficult to decide where to go. Names such as Sukhumvit (venue of Nana and Soi Cowboy) and Silom (where Patpong is located) are packed with people exploring the excitement of Bangkok. Other not-to-be-missed places are Khao San Road, trendy new bars at Thonglor, and Soi Rambuttri.

Shopping in Bangkok 

Bangkok is a shopper's paradise. The place is packed with various shopping options from high-end, gleaming malls to street markets offering cheap clothes. You can find anything from jewellery and trendy clothes to souvenirs and handicrafts in Bangkok. There are unlimited options available to blow away all the Bahts in your pockets.

Some of the most popular shopping places in the city include:
MBK Center: Has over 2000 stores selling the latest fashion, leather products and electric appliances.
Chatuchak Weekend Market: An authentic Thai marketplace, the Chatuchak Market is spread across a vast area. One can buy fake branded clothes, jewellery, antiques, souvenirs, lip smacking food, and so much more at more than 9000 stalls. Visit this one with lots of time and cash in your wallets.
Patpong Night Market: A must visit, this night market is open from 6 pm up until midnight.
Pratunam Market: One of the thriving markets of the city.
Siam Paragon: One of the largest shopping complexes in Asia with a 16-screen movie theatre.
Ratchada Night Market: Located outside Ratchadapisek metro station, this place is open only on Saturdays. It offers a variety of products such as vintage cameras, second-hand jeans, leather handbags, etc.
Kwan Riam Floating Market, Muang Boran Floating Market, Amphawa Floating Market, Seacon Square, IconSiam, Amulet Market, Patpong Night Market, Khlong Toei Market, Central Embassy Shopping Mall, Tha Kha Floating Market, JJ Green Market, Siam Discovery, Platinum Fashion Mall, Maeklong Railway Market, Papaya Vintage Shop, Emquartier, Bang Nam Pheung Floating Market, Rod Fai Train Night Market, Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market, Taling Chan Floating Market, Pantip Plaza, Train Night Market Ratchada, MBK Center (Ma Boong Khron Center), CentralWorld, Damnoen Saduak Floating Market are some good place to shop in Bangkok.

Exchanging Money in Bangkok 

The currency in Bangkok can be exchanged at banks (major banks of Thailand being Bangkok Bank and Thai Farmers Bank), which are open Monday to Friday. Numerous authorised FOREX counters are dotted all across the tourist places with daily exchange rates displayed on electronic notice boards. It is also possible to get it exchanged at the airport. Almost all the major foreign currencies are accepted and exchanged. Most of the hotels will also perform currency exchange, but the rate is typically poor. You will find bank branches at most of the shopping centres and market places.

Language of Bangkok 

Central Thai is the official language of Thailand, which is widely spoken in Bangkok, especially in business and tourist areas. However, people usually converse in southern Thai dialect that sounds pithier and faster than Central Thai.
English is also widely spoken and understood, especially in tourist areas. 

Useful Thai phrases to know while travelling (krub is used for males and kha is used for females): 
Hello - Sawatdee (krub/kha)
How are you? - Sabai dee ru (krub/kha)
Fine - Sabai dee (krub/kha)
Thank you - Khob Khun (krub/kha)
Yes - Chai
No - Mai Chai
(You/I) can - Dai
Cannot - Mai Dai
How much? - Nee Tao Rai

Currency in Bangkok 

The Thai Baht is the primary currency used in Thailand. Make sure you carry cash while shopping at the local street markets and use your cards wisely to avoid any fraud. Most of the international credit cards are widely accepted in Bangkok. ATM Machines are easily available, 24 hours, all around the city and accept all major credits cards including Visa and MasterCard. Traveller's cheques are also an option and are mainly accepted at specific foreign exchange shops or banks with processing charges of THB 153 per cheque. For credit cards, the processing fee is about THB 150 to THB 250.

Religion of Bangkok 

Buddhism is the main religion followed in Bangkok with 95% of the population being Buddhists. The city is home to some of the most famous temples or 'wats' of the country.

Local transport in Bangkok
Getting around Bangkok is quite easy with its well-developed public transport system. There are plenty of options to commute within the city. Colourful metered taxis, tuk-tuks and motorbike taxis are some of the most popular options, all being easily available in any part of the city. However, considering the infamous traffic jam of the city, BTS (the aboveground Sky train) and MRT (underground metro) are the best alternatives. The trains begin their service at 6 am and end at midnight. The cheapest way of getting around is through local bus services, but it gets tedious because the routes are complicated and the information is all written in Thai. One can also hail private cabs, but they are quite an expensive affair. Make sure you bargain for a good deal while hiring a tuk-tuk or a colourful taxi.

How to Reach Bangkok from India

Bangkok, home to two international airports, can easily be reached by several direct flights from India. Flight companies such as Air India, Air India Express, AirAsia, Jet Airways, Thai Airways and IndiGo from various India cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Ahmadabad, etc. fly with high frequencies.

Visiting Bangkok is easy as there are many Travel options

By Air
Bangkok is well connected by air to the rest of the world and there are two airports in the city. The Suvarnabhumi Airport is located 25 kilometres east of Bangkok and the Don Mueang Airport located 24 kilometres to the north. Most international and domestic airlines operate at the Suvarnabhumi Airport, which is linked to the city by buses, taxis, and Airport Rail Link, a high-speed train service into downtown Bangkok.

By Road
Buses to and from other parts of Thailand including Pattaya, Krabi, Phuket and Ko Samui and also to neighbouring countries operate in Bangkok. There are three major bus terminals in Bangkok; the Northern Bus Terminal, also known as Mo Chit, the Eastern Bus Terminal, also known as Ekkamai and the Southern Bus Terminal, also known as Sai Tai. Book your bus tickets directly at one of the three public bus terminals and avoid travel agents and private buses, which are not the most reliable.

By Rail
Bangkok is well connected by rail to the rest of Thailand and to neighbouring countries like Malaysia, Cambodia and Laos. The main railway station of Bangkok is the Hua Lamphong Railway Station where trains from neighbouring countries and other parts of Thailand operate. The Thornburi Train Station (formerly known as Bangkok Noi Station) serves for local or nearby travel.

Best Time To Visit

November to February: This is Thailand’s cool season, with daytime temperatures slightly under 30°C and relatively low humidity. This is also Thailand’s peak season for tourism, which means prices are slightly higher overall. Regarded as the ‘cold months’, this is the perfect time to explore Bangkok on foot. In the evenings temperatures can drop below 20 degrees Celsius.

March to May: Although these are Bangkok’s hottest months, it is also the time when Bangkok celebrates the Thai New Year with great festivity and cheer. Sudden bouts of rain are a welcome change and boat cruises, mall shopping and lounging by the pool are highly recommended. Don't forget to carry your sunglasses and buy yourself a hat there!

May to October: Regarded as Bangkok’s ‘low season’, this is a great time to visit the city as you can fetch some great deals on hotels and excursions. The frequent bouts of rain do not deter tourists from indulging in a range of indoor activities like shopping, visiting aquariums and temples as well as entertainment complexes.

  • Family
  • Couples
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Exotic Thailand

3N 
Phuket
 → 2N 
Pattaya
 → 1N 
Bangkok
7 Nights / 8 Days
Included in this package
Hotel
Sightseeing
Meals
Transfer
  • Overview
  • Tour Itinerary
  • Inclusions
  • Policies
  • Tour Destinations

Tour Highlights

  • An Unforgettable experience of the beautiful Thailand
  • Mesmerizing Phuket City Tour
  • Enjoy the evening at Fantasea show
  • Enjoy Adventurous tour of James Bond Island
  • Visit the Phi Phi Island
  • Enthrall yourself with the spectacular Alcazar cabaret show
  • Enjoy Para-Sailing in the crystal waters of the Coral Island
  • Enjoy amazing rides at Pattaya Park Tower
  • Visit Nong Nooch village for entertainment fun
  • Relax and rejuvenate with the Scientific Thai massage
  • Adore the world's biggest Gems Gallery
  • Enjoy excitement at Safari World
  • Visit Biggest Gems galery in the world
  • Visit the famous Alcazar family entertainment show
  • Enjoy fun and excitement at safari world, Visit marine park
  • City orienatation tour of golden buddha followed by Principle buddha at Bangkok
  • Enjoy shopping at Indra Square Bangkok

Tour Plan

Day 1 

Arrival in Phuket - Fantasea Show

Arrive in Phuket. On arrival enjoy city orientation tour which includes colourful market and view the well preserved 19th century Sino- Portuguese style buildings. Visit Wat Chalong, Cape Promthep and enjoy Fantasea Show in the evening.
 

Meal Included

Room only

Day 2 

Phuket – James Bond Island – Phuket

Proceed to Phang Nga Discovery Land. Enjoy a spectacular cruise to famous Phang Nga Bay, explore mangrove forest, sea caves, limestone sea rock formations and James bond Island. In the evening enjoy Patong beach.
 

Meal Included

Breakfast

Day 3 

Phuket – Phi Phi Island – Phuket

Proceed to Phi – Phi Island-hopping tour. Visit Monkey Beach, Maya Bay, Pileh Lagoon, Viking Cave. Arrive in Phuket.

Meal Included

Breakfast

Day 4 

Phuket – Bangkok – Pattaya

Flight to Bangkok. On arrival proceed to Pattaya by coach. Enjoy Pattaya Park tower which holds the real wonder of showcasing a view of the entire city from its 55th floor and also enjoy tower jump / cable ride at the tower. Enjoy spectacular Alcazar show in the evening.
 

Meal Included

Breakfast

Day 5 

Pattaya - Coral Island Tour & Nong Nooch Village

Enjoy Speed Boat Ride, Para sailing, Coral formations by Glass Bottom Boat and swimming in the crystal clear blue waters of Pattaya at Coral Island. Visit Nong Nooch Village for Elephant show, Thai Cultural show, Tropical Garden, Orchid Garden and Pottery Garden. Relax yourself with Scientific Thai Massage.
 

Meal Included

Breakfast

Day 6 

Pattaya – Bangkok

Proceed to Bangkok by coach. En-route visit the World's biggest Gems gallery. Enjoy Chao Phraya River Cruise with Dinner and live music.
 

Meal Included

Breakfast

Day 7 

Bangkok - Safari world & Marine Park

Enjoy fun and excitement at Safari World, visit Marine Park, enjoy Orang Utan Boxing show, Sea Lion show, Hollywood Cowboy stunt show, Dolphin show and Spy War show. Explore wildlife like Giraffes, Zebras, Tigers, Lions and many more at Safari Park. Free time for shopping at Indra Square.
 

Meal Included

Breakfast

Day 8 

Departure Bangkok

Bangkok city tour includes the Golden Buddha followed by Principle Buddha and Reclining Buddha. Board the flight for your home town with sweet memories.

Meal Included

Breakfast

Inclusions

  • 3 Nights accommodation in Phuket
  • 2 Nights accommodation in Pattaya
  • 2 Nights accommodation in Bangkok
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Evening Fantasea Show
  • Full day James Bond Tour
  • Full day Phi Phi Island Tour
  • Evening Alcazar Show
  • Visit Pattaya Tower
  • Coral Island Tour with Lunch
  • Visit Nong Nooch Village
  • Bangkok City Tour
  • Safari World & Marine Park Tour with Lunch
  • Return Airport Transfers in Phuket
  • Bangkok Airport to Pattaya Hotel Transfer
  • Pattaya Hotel to Bangkok Hotel Transfer
  • Bangkok Hotel to Bangkok Airport Transfer
  • All tours and transfers on SIC basis (Seat in coach)

Exclusions

  • Any Airfare
  • Any Visa Charges
  • Early Check-in and late Checkout in properties
  • Entry tickets other than those mentioned in Inclusions
  • Personal Expenses / Extras during Stay in Resort like laundry, Telephone calls, Medicines, Liquor
  • Meals other than those mentioned above
  • Anything other than those mentioned in the ‘Inclusions’ list above
  • Any Surcharge, if applicable by the Hotel at the time of booking
  • GST as applicable

Tour Activity

Pricing Calender

Visa Policies

Thailand Visa
  • Passport or travel document with validity not less than 6 months with two opposite blank pages
  • Visa Application Form completely filled in and signed by applicant
  • Checklist signed by the applicant
  • Two passport size recent colored photograph with white background (35x45mm, 80% face should be visible)
  • Covering Letter addressed to ''THE VISA COUNSELOR The Royal Thai Embassy mentioning the name of the person responsible for bearing the expenses of the entire trip) / NOC letter / Visiting Card / Salary slips from last 3 months
  • Confirmed tickets in and out of Thailand
  • Evidence of confirmed hotel / accommodation reservation in Thailand with address and contact number under applicant’s name. If travel in group, must provide a cover letter stating all names with passport numbers and place (s) to stay
  • Original Bank Passbook or Bank statement (SIX months) (must be attested by the bank) having a minimum balance equivalent to $700

Booking Policies

  • 50% of the Holiday Package Cost at the time of Booking.
  • Balance 50% of Holiday Package Cost, 30 days prior to Departure.
  • Non-Refundable items (if any) will be told in advance for full payment.
  • Airfare to be paid full at one time in advance.

Cancellation Policies

  • 25% of Holiday Package Cost will be applicable, Cancelled 51 Days or More
  • 50% of Holiday Package Cost will be applicable, Cancelled between 50 – 36 Days
  • 75% of Holiday Package Cost will be applicable, Cancelled between 35 – 21 Days
  • 100% of Holiday Package Cost will be applicable, Cancelled 20 Days or less.

Important Notes

  • Hotel normal check in time is 1400 - 1600 hours and check out time is 1000 - 1200 hours
  • Package cost is subject to change until full confirmation for package tour.
  • Rooms are subject to availability.
  • Room type (double or twin is Subject to Availability and is at sole discretion of the hotel)
  • Itinerary is just indicative. Do not consider it as a Final Schedule. Date & Time of Tours can be changed by Local Agent / Tour Operator.
  • All transfers tours based on Seat-In-Coach (SIC) basis (Shared Basis) other than mentioned in Inclusions.
  • Dinner coupons are of Indian restaurant based on buffet or set menu basis, outside hotel, without transfers.
  • PAN card copy required for billing.
  • The cost of outbound package tour is payable in convertible foreign exchange (subject to RBI/GOI regulation) except cost of ticket. Package Cost includes (Ground handling charges) Dollar segment, which will be taken out of your BTQ (Basic Travel Quota). ROE will be applicable at the time of final payment of the Tour Package.
  • Reservation Vouchers and Air Tickets will be handed over 3 days before the scheduled Tour, after receiving the full and final payment.
  • Selection of seats in Airline is subject to availability and is at sole discretion of the airlines.
  • As of now we are not holding any service, it is Subject to Availability. Booking process will start only after receiving booking amount.
  • Above tour prices are subject to change in the event of increase in hotel room rates levy by the hotel especially during Peak Season/Holiday surcharge and major events/fairs and convention.
  • Tour is in group & one may have to wait intermittently for transfers especially for pick-up and dropping as transfers services are used for other group tourists too.
  • The time schedule fixed by the local tour operator should be strictly adhered to. For any inconvenience, loss or consequence suffered due to tourist’s failure to keep the local tour operators timings, the tourist alone would be responsible. Please also note that unlike in the case of individual tailor made tour packages; you might have to adjust timings for the sake of general member of your tour group. Hotels mentioned now are only proposed at the moment. The hotel named in the service voucher shall be final.
  • This intimation supersede all previous offers by Company and any verbal communication or offer made earlier by any of our representatives.

Condition Apply
The aforementioned description is just for informative purpose. Final package tour components shall be mentioned on the voucher at the time of finalizing the tour package. The travel tour components mentioned here are subject to change at last minute variation that may occur due to factors beyond control of the Company. It is entirely your responsibility to check the Service Voucher(s) / Tickets / Visas / Insurance Policies carefully on delivery thereof and to let the Company know immediately in the event of any error.

Tour Destination

About City

Phuket
"Where Summer Beach Fashion Truly Comes Alive"

The largest Island in all of Thailand, Phuket has everything Thailand has to offer. Serviced by the Phuket International Airport, the island sees no dearth of travellers during any time of the year. Golden beaches, numerous offshore islands, upbeat markets, a high octane nightlife and thrilling watersports characterise Phuket in a nutshell. Beaches like Surin and Kata cater to families and those individuals with eccentric tastes. Patong beach, on the other hand, caters to all those who like it cheap, loud and crazy, even after the sun sets. Bangla road with its numerous bars, ping pong shows and street food vendors comes alive as the night grows older. Those who shy away from dizzy bright lights and alcohol will find themselves at the Cabaret shows or even at the ever-popular street markets. The Phuket Walking Street or Phuket Weekend markets are places where one can spend hours sifting through various clothes, souvenirs and novelty items.

Aside from all the glitz and swankiness, Phuket offers many traditional activites and experiences too. Enjoying tropical weather all year round, the waters of Phuket come to life, brimming with marine habitants in the months of November to February. Activities like snorkelling and scuba diving can be done at popular and scenic locations such as Phi Phi Islands and Similan Islands, which make for day-trips by speedboat. Further up north, a more quiet and rustic experience can be had while visiting the Elephant Sanctuaries and national parks such as Sirinat National Park and Khao Phra Thaeo National Park. This is also true down south at beaches like Rawai beach and even on the west such as Karon beach which are generally less crowded and offer a more serene experience.

Hidden in plain sight is also an immersive experience of Thai culture. Phuket Town heavily retains it's Chinese influence and Sino-Portuguese history via its cuisine, cooking styles, architecture and historical museums and buildings. Chalong Wat, a Buddhist temple and Jui Tui Shrine, an important Chinese place of worship, stand as embodiments of how various religions and cultures coexist.

Phuket caters to all types of travellers - be it families, individuals, couples or groups, across all budgets. But among them, a certain section does particularly stand out. With a plethora of high-end resorts along most beaches, hotels, luxury shopping outlets and spas, Phuket is a haven for those looking to splurge big on their vacation and look good while doing it.

Things To Do In Phuket

1. Laze at the Patong Beach
Often called the party capital of Asia, Patong Beach is the most popular beach in Phuket. Known for its clean sandy shores, bold nightlife and colourful attractions, Patong Beach accommodates swimming, parasailing and other water sports during the day. At night you can check out its fantastic nightlife. From restaurants to pubs, nightclubs to Go-Go bars, you can party till late on this beach anytime throughout the year.

2. Nightlife at the Bangla Road
Bangla Road or Soi Bangla is the hub of nightlife in Phuket. It is a merry 400 metre stretch of road close to Patong beach that has been cordoned off from traffic and is reserved for only walking. It has a vibrant display of bright lights, street performances, street vendors, Ping-Pong shows and much more. Loud music and cheap booze shops lend it a happy vibe. Restaurant and pubs compete for customers, as do entertainers.

3. Swim at the Karon Beach
Located on the west coast of Phuket, Karon Beach is the third longest beach in Phuket. Sandwiched between Patong to the north and Kata to the south it is a vast and uncrowded place for those looking for some quiet time. Karon Beach has some excellent snorkelling spots and clean crystal blue water that is a joy to swim in.

4. Trip to Phi Phi Islands
Phi Phi consists of a group of six islands. Only 40 km away from Phuket, Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Leh are the two most famous islands of the six. With their pristine waters and vibrant parties, these islands are a wonderful way to spend a few days in Thailand.

17. Kata Noi Beach
The white sandy beach of Kata Noi is a tucked away in a quiet, out of the way spot for those handful of people seeking peace and calmness. Tourists, in addition to the beach cuisine and massages, also enjoy a bit of surfing at this beach.

6. Big Buddha
Big Buddha is a 45 m high statue of Buddha visible from miles away showcasing an impressive e work of craftsmanship and dedication.

7. Water Sports
The best way to beat the heat at Phuket and enjoy the thrill is by water sport activities available at various beaches.

8. Snorkelling in Phuket
The island of Phuket is one of the most famous tourist destinations for snorkelling, with its beautiful beaches, clear waters as well as plentiful coral reefs and marine life. Perfect for both adventure lovers and water sports enthusiasts, snorkelling in Phuket is at the top of the must-do list for tourists.

9. Kata Beach
One of the most popular beaches in Phuket, Kata beach is ideal for a family vacation. With its choice array of dining venues, nightclubs, shopping and beach activities, visitors are guaranteed entertainment. The island in the bay also makes for a beautiful sunset experience.

10. Watch the famous Simon Cabaret Show
Simon Cabaret is located at 8 Sirirat Road in Phuket, Thailand. It is an intimate theatre which offers live cabaret shows by dancers in sparkly attire and head-dresses. Established in 1991, Simon Cabaret has a jaw-dropping stage design with hi-tech sound system and lighting equipment. The theatre has been providing a rich source for entertainment for its visitors.

11. Karon View Point
Karon View Point in south Phuket is a sought-after stop point by many tourists on their way to visiting the surrounding beaches.It offers a beautiful panoramic view over the sea, including three bays and is an ideal spot for relaxing and having a bite or two.

12. Scuba Diving in Phuket
Rated amongst the top 10 diving destinations in the world, scuba diving in Phuket is an experience like no other. If you have the time, you can learn how to dive and become a certified PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) diver. Otherwise you can do the Open Water Diver Course. If you're already a PADI certified diver, you can do the Advanced Open Water Diver Course, or just participate in advance adventure dives.

13. Explore Phuket Old Town
Located on the east side of the Phuket Island, Phuket Old Town is capital of the island with coloured wit various shades of culture. One can enjoy the traditional and Sino-Portuguese architecture of the town that was built during 19th century. However, not many tourists have the town on their itinerary that flourished from the tin trade. The aroma of spices wafting from various cafes and restaurants may water your mouth as you stroll across the streets including Dubik, Ranong, Rasada, Yaowarat, Krabi and Thalang. The place is also a paradise for history lovers and photography buffs.

14. Watch the Dolphins Show
The only dolphinarium in Phuket, Dolphins Bay is a family entertainer with activities like Dolphin and Seal show, swimming with dolphins and also getting to pose with these sea beauties. The dolphins are well trained to perform tricks like turning hula hoops, bouncing in water, hiding in water and even paint with a brush.

15. James Bond Island Tour
James Bond Island or locally known as Khao Phing Kan is the name given to a pair of islands situated on the West Coast of Thailand. Located in the Phang Nga Bay of Andaman Sea and about 40 meters away from the shore is another islet named Ko Tapu or Khao Tapu. The massive nail-like rock structure rising from between the water is a limestone cliff. James Bond Island is a significant and unique formation among tourist attractions. The island is famous for its natural curiosity, ideal photography opportunities, and is one of the most beautiful landscapes in this region.

16. Chalong Wat
One of the most popular temples of Phuket, Chalong Wat is an impressive building almost always flocked with devotees and tourists.

17. Green Elephant Sanctuary Park
The Green Elephant Sanctuary Park is a sprawling park spread over 40,000 metres. It’s in the middle of a lush green jungle with a stream running through it; the Green Elephant Sanctuary Park is home to many rescued elephants from around Asia. You can learn all about the lives of these elephants before they were saved, feed them and even bathe them.

18. Enjoy the Phuket FantaSea Show
Phuket FantaSea is a state-of-the-art cultural theme park located on Kamala Beach of Phuket Island. The park includes attractions like a shopping street, a grand 4000 seat dining facility and a 3000 seat theatre, all spread over 140 acres. The restaurant serves a sumptuous dinner with excellent Thai and international cuisine. There a lot of fun-to-do activities all around the park before the main show begins.

19. Phuket Trickeye Museum
The first Trick Eye Museum in southern Thailand, Trickeye 3D is located in Phuket Town, on the corner of Montri and Phang Nga roads. It is a large two-storey building, which used to be a famous movie theatre until 2002. The most striking thing about Phuket Trickeye Museum is a feature gallery of about 100 painted and sculpted scenes using trompe-l' oeil (meaning 'deceive the eye' in French) techniques.

20. Chalong Bay and Chalong Bay Rum Distillery
An amazing way to relish your alcohol thirst is through a short tour of Chalong Bay Rum distillery situated at Chalong Bay area of Phuket.

21. Boat trip to Phang Nga Bay
Phang Nga Bay, also known as Ao Phangnga locally, is situated in the Strait of Malacca, lying in between the Malay peninsula of Thailand and the island of Phuket. Spread over 400 square miles, it is a picturesque location that sees a heavy rush of tourists all the year round. The Phang Nga Bay contains numerous archeological sites of limestone caves and cliffs that are showcased as a part of sightseeing tours. The stunning site consists of 42 islands located within the shallow sea water and is well known for its mangrove forests, beds of seagrass, and numerous species of flora and fauna including the endangered Malaysian plover.

22. Ziplining in Phuket
The small island of Phuket offers an ideal terrain and geography to enjoy the most thrilling zipline activity. You can hover over the green landscape, around 40 metres above ground level. The bird’s eye view of the lush green rainforest is beyond incredible. Plus the activity gives you the much needed thrill and excitement.

23. Day trip to the Coral Island
Coral Island, also known as Ko Hey, is a small island in Rawai southeast of the mainland of Phuket. Blessed by coral reefs and blue waters, the island has vibrant tropical fishes, making it perfect for snorkelling and diving. The island has two white sand beaches, namely long beach and banana beach and is open all year long. A serene place to enjoy with family, have a private romantic dinner with your partner or indulge in activities with friends, Coral Island has it all. Be sure to plan for an overnight stay which will make your experience marvellous.

24. Boat Trip to Racha Island
Located 38 km south of Phuket, Koh Racha comprises of two beautiful islands with stunning cottony white sand beaches, peaceful bars, and glorious snorkelling and diving spots. The locals can be heard calling them Koh Raya islands. These pair of islands are known for their clear turquoise water and coral reef that make them an ideal place for divers to visit. The wide range of sea creatures, ocean gibbers, deep water wrecks and coral reefs make Koh Racha the best diving spot in the whole of Thailand.

25. Nai Harn Beach
With clear blue waters and smooth white sand, Nai Harn Beach is a relatively untouched beach. This vast beach is not much crowded during the high season (December to May) and has many things to offer, like souvenir shops, hotels and massage centres. One can get a relaxing massage for 300 TBH per hour or try out delicious Thai cuisine. Just find out what relaxes you from the many available varieties!

26. Splash Jungle Water Park
The Splash Water Jungle Park on Mai Khao beach is known for its fun water thrills and adventures. With its gigantic water slides and rides, it is an ideal place to hang out with family and friends. It is a part of the beautiful Grand Vest Villas in Phuket. Though not very large and insanely crowded, Splash Jungle Water Park is ideal for both a relaxing and an adventure-filled outing. There are rides of varying difficulty levels for both kids and adults. Apart from wild and exciting rides and two in-house restaurants, the Splash bar and Spa village, are added attractions.

27. Surin Beach
Surin beach, also sometimes called Millionaire's Row is a celebrity favourite due to its classy resorts and hotels along the bay. The calming turquoise waters, white sand and the many beach attractions ensure a fulfilling experience to those who visit it.

28. Khao Rang Hill View Point
Perfect for a cosy and romantic date, the Khao Rang Hill, with its scenic beauty, viewpoint bridge and quaint restaurants, is fast becoming a tourist favourite. Some of the popular restaurants include the Tunk ka Cafe, and Khao Rang Breeze. The Wat Khao Rang Buddha temple is another attraction on the hill.

29. Jui Tui Shrine
Jui Tui Shrine is one of the most important temples on the island. Situated in Phuket, this grand complex features red-washed exteriors and dragons, constructed in honour of Tean Hu Huan Doy - god of dancers and performers. Throughout the history of Phuket, the temple has been serving as a ground base for locals to celebrate the good times and the bad times. While here, visitors can see other equally famous attractions, including firecracker house and fortune sticks.

30. Gibbon Rehabilitation Project
Located in a national park about 25 km south of the old Phuket town, the Gibbon Rehabilitation Project is worth a visit to understand, and appreciate nature. Witness the rescued gibbons live and thrive in their natural habitat, and realise the importance of wildlife conservation.

31. Monkey Hill, Phuket
Toh Sae Hill or Monkey Hill is often frequented by tourists who like to spend time watching the frolicky creatures up to their mischievous antics. They can also be fed little treats, and even have been trained by a local man to perform some little tricks.

32. Koh Lanta
Koh Lanta Island is renowned as the lesser-known paradise in the Andaman Sea between the Phi Phi Islands and the western coast of Thailand. It is a cluster of 52 islands, and most of them are uninhabited as well as away from the clutches of commercialization. This allows visitors to experience an authentic island experience and a relaxing vacation amidst jungles, coral reefs, balmy weather, and secluded beaches. Not only this, but at Koh Lanta you can also enjoy scuba diving, snorkeling, getting inked, a soothing Thai massage, or just a longtail boat tour.

33. Phuket Elephant Park
Home to a variety of rescued elephants, the Phuket Elephant Park provides its visitors with an opportunity to observe and interact with these gentle creature in their natural habitat. Set in a national park, a half day tour of this sanctuary lets visitors watch elephants take mudbaths and forage amongst the green foliage, for a beautiful and heartwarming experience.

34. Phuket Wake Park
Phuket Wake Park, with its array of adventure activities and fitness training, is a great experience for those wishing to enjoy challenging themselves. It provides a range of options including a full-size main cable with obstacles as well as professional training experience. There are also good lounges to relax and grab some yum Thai food!

35. Bungee Jumping in Phuket
Bungee jumping is one of the most thrilling experience of life and what better place to experience than on an island surrounded by crystal clear water and lush green mountains. It is an intense ride that lasts even after the sport is over. The emotion and the rush stays with you. The wind against your face and the dive towards the ground throws away all your worry making it a lifetime experience. Always surrounded by specialists, the handlers of the sport are present at some places in Phuket but they all take all safety measures to provide a wild and memorable experience at an affordable price.

36. Shrine of the Serene Light
The Shrine of the Serene Light is a little Chinese temple in Phuket town. With its hidden entrance, colourful interiors, painted walls and ceramic decorations, it often attracts tourists who like to reflect in the quiet and serene atmosphere within the four walls of this temple. The temple also has a lovely garden.

37. Freedom Beach
Freedom Beach is a pristine 300m stretch of white sand that is peppered with granite rocks and surrounded by lush green hills full of jungles. The unique location of Freedom Beach gives it an exceptional feel. Although it wasn't easy to access this beach earlier, it has become much simpler to go to this piece of paradise via longtail boats nowadays.

38. Siam Niramit Phuket
A beautiful kaleidoscope of colours, myths and history and with over 100 artists, the Siam Niramat portrays a deep and breathtaking narrative of 700 years of Thai history and culture. The carefully recreated traditional Thai village around the theatre, with its little huts and delightful guides, as well as the dinner buffet with a variety of exotic local cuisine, adds to the experience.

39. Bang Pae Waterfall
Among the famous waterfalls in Phuket, the picturesque Bang Pae waterfalls is situated in the east of the city in the Khao Phra Thaeo National Park. Tourists enjoy a nice relaxed walk to the waterfall, and have a good time in the shallow streams. There are also a couple of great seafood restaurants around for having a bite.

40. Patong Go-Kart Speedway
Patong Gokart Speedway is the perfect destination for a fun-filled and adventurous outing with family and friends. The 750-metre long race track has sharp curves, smooth bends and Start/Finish lines. Safety of the riders stands first, and all the karts and buggies are well-maintained. The staff members clearly explain what and what not to do while racing.

41. Mai Khao Beach
The longest and the quietest of all the beaches in Phuket, Mai Khao is a great option for people seeking some quality time to spend with themselves amongst beautiful scenery. This is the closest beach from Phuket International Airport and begins right where Nai Yang Beach ends. Part of a protected national park, the beach has mostly a deserted feel to it with fewer people and vendors. Nonetheless, you will be able to spot many luxury hotels like Sala Phuket, Renaissance Phuket and JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa, to mention a few.

42. Karon Temple Market
Karon Temple Market on Patak road is popular for its cheap and delightful local trinkets, as well as the wide array of local cuisine. From mouthwatering meat skewers to delicious mangoes and passionfruit, the market is sure to whet any appetite. The street food, and Pad thai are other fast-selling favorites of this little market.

43. Phuket Seashell Museum
The Phuket Seashell Museum in Rawai houses an impressive collection of 2000 shell species. With both English and Thai tours available, it is definitely worth a visit to check out the many rarities on display here including - the world's largest golden pearl, sedimentary shells and tiger cowries.

44. Bang Tao Beach
Bang Tao Beach can be called the luxury stretch of Phuket. This tiny beach stretches for only four miles or roughly six and a half kilometres, which is entirely populated with luxury resorts and vast villas. It is on a just a few minutes' away from the quaint little town of Cherng Talay, where the primary occupation of the villagers even today is fishing, farming and rubber tapping, like their ancestors.

45. Promthep Cape
The most well-known and photographed location on Phuket, Promthep Cape lies on the southernmost tip of Phuket, ahead of Rawai Beach. Popularly known as ‘Laem Promthep’ or ‘God’s Cape’, it is much more than just a tourist location to take photos. Promthep Cape has a sweeping view over the southeast and east of this island. It also has an air-conditioned lighthouse, which is also a museum.

46. Thalang National Museum
The small Thalang National Museum is an ideal place to spend to learn a little about the rich Thai history. The museum houses prehistoric crafts, maps, sculptures as well as old photos showing battle scenes, and the Phuket of a couple of centuries ago. There are also some Chinese figurines and deities on display here.

47. Banana Beach
One of the few untouched beaches of Phuket, Banana beach is situated on Coral Island (also known as Koh Hey) which lies south to the mainland. The beach looks tranquil with clear blue waters and talcum white sand. Coral island is part of a national park and a marine preservation area and has limited buildings. Mostly crowded during the high season, the prolific aquatic life makes for some great snorkelling and diving experiences. If travelling with kids, the bevvy of water sports on offer at the beach will keep the entire family occupied for the entire day.

48. Raya Island
Racha Islands, also known as Raya Islands is a tiny island situated 12 km south of Phuket in the Andaman Sea and is a 45-minute ride in the speedboat. Patok beach located on a long U-shaped bay with powdery white sand is the main beach. Ko Racha Yai and Ko Racha Noi are the two islands amongst which the former is the main island. The only three resorts on this island are the luxurious Racha Phuket Resort, Baan Raya Resort and the modest Bungalow Raya Resort.

49. Chillva Market
Chillva market on the side of Yaowarat road is a fun and exciting place to explore, with its bohemian vibes and shops made out of ship containers.These shops sell a wide array of colorful goodies and local trinkets including clothes and other jewellery. It is also the perfect place to experiment with some exotic Thai cuisine - including some fried insects like grasshoppers and silkworms!

50. Ko Panyee
Koh Panyee is a tiny fishing village in the Phang Nga Province of Thailand, about an hour and a half north of Phuket City. It's approximately a 20-minute longtail boat ride from Surakul pier in Phang Nga province. A small place with only 360 families, Koh Panyee, houses only 1685 permanent residents.

51. Kamala Beach
Kamala beach to the north of Patong is popular among families and retired travellers, who enjoy a nice vacation in this quieter bay. The beach is famous for its restaurants along the coast including Cafe Del Mar and other popular Thai restaurants, and also has two small shopping alleys selling traditional trinkets.

52. Kathu Waterfall
Kathu Waterfall is loved by tourists for its many layers of clear, cascading water. The first two layers are relatively easy to climb, while reaching the third and fourth are relatively challenging - but still worth it! It is a perfect picnic spot, surrounding by the sound of gurgling water and green canopy.

53. Sirinat National Park
The Sirinath National Park is one of Phuket's most popular tourist attractions. Its many acres of protected areas include white sandy beaches, coral reefs, coniferous and evergreen forests as well as mangroves. Tourists flock in many numbers to explore the 13 km coastline of this beautiful park.

54. Nai Yang Beach
The off-beaten and shady Nai Yang beach, with its casuarina trees, little beach bars and shacks remains a favourite of those tourists who discover it. It is ideal for lounging around, getting traditional massages and sampling some delicious local cuisine. The famous Sirinath Park is also located nearby

55. Wat Suwan Khiri Wong
The Wat Suwan Khiri Wong or the Patong temple, is a dazzling red and gold extravaganza offering a glimpse into the rich culture of old Patong. The intricately designed roof, gold coated detail and majestic Buddha statue make this a must-visit for anyone wishing to soak in Thai architecture.

56. Upside Down House of Phuket
Baan Teelanka, which translates to Upside Down House in Thai, is the first-of-its-kind in the town of Phuket. The three-storey building built leaning on its roof has everything fixed on its roof, making the whole house look inverted. Meticulously planned and perfectly executed by a Swiss-Thai couple; this is a must-visit place for family fun and entertainment.

57. Wat Suwan Khiri Khet
Also known as Karon temple, Wat Suwan Khiri Khet is a stunning and colourful shrine situated in Patak Road, Phuket, Thailand. The temple features beautiful interior paintings depicting Buddha's life. Besides, the temple also boasts of two giant snakes at the entrance and other figurines nestled in different areas around the temple.

58. Wat Sri Sunthon
The Wt Sri Suthon temple in Phuket is popular for its majestic recline Golden Buddha statue, the best view of which you get before entering the temple through the surrounding trees. The Buddha is believed to be in the Pang Sai Yat posture or the realising Nirvana posture. The temple grounds also have many other interesting, eccentric statues of pink elephants and the legendary Pret or demon ghost.

59. Windmill Viewpoint
Located on an island near Promthep Cape, the windmill viewpoint gives breathtaking views of Ya Nui and Nai Harn beaches, and a tiny island Koh Man, situated to the right of Promthep Cape. It is a relatively small place with a ‘Sala’ (roof/pavilion with no walls), sitting space and occasional fruit juice or jewellery vendors. Apart from the view of the islands and beaches, one gets to look at passing sea traffic, and fantastic sunset views.


Nightlife in Phuket 

Nightlife in Phuket is a busy affair with plenty of places to entertain. Only second to Pattaya in Thailand, the island stands up to the reputation of being a partying destination. The place is packed with bars, discos, ladyboy cabaret shows, nightclubs, go-go bars, live music and international DJs jamming a session. Where most of the small areas and towns offer small parties, Banga Road in Patong is the major as well as the busiest hub for party lovers featuring crazy neon lights, loud rocking pulsating music and huge crown to enjoy the scene. Some of the major places to check out in Patong are Soi Crocodile, Simon Cabaret, Soi Easy, Soi Gonzo, Presley Guesthouse and Elvis Bar, Soi Sea Dragon and many more.

Shopping in Phuket 

Phuket offers a great deal for shopping lovers with products ranging from cheap clothes to handicrafts and jewelry. The place is a main source of cultured pearls, pewterware, ornaments and nielloware. There are two main shopping malls in Phuket: Central Festival, at the northwest edge of Phuket Town, and Jungceylon, in Patong. However, the open air markets, bustling street side shops, night, dazzling night markets, small food markets, are more popular among tourists. One can buy brands, copy of brands (sometimes it is difficult to distinguish), antiques, house wares, and much more. There are special shops where one can buy souvenirs located at Ratsada, Phang-nga, Montri, Yaowarat, and Tilok-U-thit roads, in Phuket Town, Thepkasattri Road and at the beach centers of Patong, Kata, Karon and Rawai.

Currency in Phuket 

Most of the international credit cards are widely accepted in Phuket. ATM Machines are easily available for 24 hours all around the island and accept all major credits cards including Visa and MasterCard. Baht is the main currency that is used in Thailand. Make sure you carry cash while shopping at local street market and use your cards wisely to avoid any fraud.

Religion of Phuket 

Major religion practiced in Phuket is Theravada Buddhism followed by Daoism, which is often practiced along with Buddhism. In addition, about 35% of population on the island is Muslims.


Language of Phuket 

Central Thai is the official language of Phuket, which is commonly used in business and tourist areas. However, people usually converse in southern Thai dialect that sounds pithier and sounds faster than Central Thai. English is also widely spoken and understood, especially in the beach and other tourist areas. Some of the useful Thai words one should now while travelling to Thailand are (krub is used for males and kha is used for females): Sawatdee (krub/kha): Hello Sabai dee ru (krub/kha): How are you? Sabai dee (krub/kha): Fine Khob Khun (krub/kha): Thank you Chai: Yes Mai Chai: No Dai: (you/I) can Mai Dai: can not Nee Tao Rai: How much?

How To Reach Phuket

Phuket being home to a personal international airport has several direct flights flying to and from India. There are many flight services that ply on regular basis including Air India, AirAsia, Jet Airways, Thai Airways, IndiGo and other from various India cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, and Ahmadabad etc.

Food of Phuket

Phuket offers a variety of cuisines owing to the large number of foreign travelers visiting the island every year. Although foreign cuisines are widely available, Thai flavors are still available especially with a focus on seafood. One will find from high-end restaurants to small time street stalls selling delicious food. The place is a paradise for seafood lovers. Some of the local delicacies of Phuket are fried or boiled noodle dished eaten with either pork or chicken; Khanom Jin (another noodle dish eaten in breakfast and served with fresh vegetables and spicy curry); and Nam PhrikKung Siap (smoked shrimps and chili eaten with fresh vegetables).

Food for Indians in Phuket

Phuket is home to numerous Indian restaurants mainly located on the west coast. Although now a number of Indian eating joints are opening up in south and Phuket town. These places serve from basic Indian food to specialized India cuisines such as South Indian, North Indian, tandoori etc. Some of the popular restaurants are Curry Night Indian Restaurant, ICC Indian Curry Club, Live India Indian Restaurant, Tandoori Nights, Navrang Mahal and many more. The island is also known for its vegetarian food especially with the Vegetarian festival being organized there during ninth month of Chinese lunar calendar. A number of vegetarian restaurants can be found dotted all around Phuket.


Phuket Province is located in Southern Thailand. It is the biggest island of Thailand and sits on the Andaman Sea. The nearest province to the north is Phang-nga and the nearest provinces to the east are Phang-nga and Krabi. Phuket has a large Chinese influence, so you will see many Chinese shrines and Chinese restaurants around the city. A Chinese Vegetarian Festival is held there every year. While the Chinese community is quite big, there are many other ethnicities bringing all their traditions and festivals from all over the world to Phuket.
Being a big island, Phuket is surrounded by many magnificent beaches such as Rawai, Patong, Karon, Kamala, Kata Yai, Kata Noi, and Mai Khao. Laem Phromthep Viewpoint is said to feature the most beautiful sunsets in Thailand. It isn’t all just beaches though, there is also fantastic classical architecture such as the Goom Restaurant. That and the very welcome atmosphere and the famous Phuket nightlife, you can see why the island is a hotspot for tourists in Thailand.

Visiting Phuket is easy as there are many travel options.

By Air
The Phuket International Airport is the second busiest airport of Thailand after the Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok. There are two terminals in the airport; Terminal 1 is used for international flights while Terminal 2 is used for domestic flights. The airport is well-connected to Bangkok with daily flights. There are also direct flights to India, Australia, Malaysia, Singapore and Germany, among other countries. Some of the airlines with frequent routes between India and Phuket are Thai Airways, Malaysia Airlines, Singapore Airlines and Jet Airways.

By Road
Buses to other regions of Thailand including Bangkok, Krabi, Phang Na and Surat Thani operate at the BKS terminal located just off Thanon Phang Nga in Phuket Town. Buses from the Southern Bus Terminal of Bangkok to Phuket are the most reliable and convenient way of travelling between the two cities and take up to 13 hours to reach Phuket. Both air-conditioned as well as non-air-conditioned buses are available at different prices.

By Train
Although there are no direct trains to Phuket, one can travel on trains going from Bangkok to Singapore and get off at Phun Phin railway station. Phuket is another 5 hours by bus from Phun Phin, which is located in the Surat Thani Province of Thailand.

Best Time To Visit

The best time to visit Phuket is from November to February. The weather during this period is relatively cool and dry. Due to its tropical location, Phuket harbours a warm climate throughout the year. The average temperature in Phuket ranges from 23 degrees to 31 degrees. Weather conditions remain warm almost throughout the year, but there will be a notable difference in rainfall every month; however, April-May and September-October are the hottest. Owing to the southwestern monsoon September-October period is also the wettest. Swimming and diving activities can only take place in the non-monsoon seasons. Even during monsoon, the rainfall occurs intermittently in short bursts, so there will be plenty of sun in between.

The island of Phuket has two seasons namely wet season from May to October and the dry season from November to April with February being the driest month.

November to February: This is the coolest season in Phuket after the rains are over. With the best weather, naturally, this is also the busiest time with most tourists planning their trips around this period. The temperature varies around 23°C and 30°C. While December is the coolest month in Phuket, February is the driest. This is the perfect time to spend the day relaxing on one of the gorgeous beaches in Phuket and enjoying water sports in the calm sea. You can then party it out till the wee hours of the morning at one of the many nightclubs.

March to mid-May: These are considered as the hottest months in Phuket just before monsoon hits the island. The temperatures vary in the mid-thirties, with humidity levels steadily on the rise. One of the good reasons to visit Phuket in April is to witness the Songkran Festival, the Thai New Year, when people sprinkle water on each other!

Mid-May to October: Monsoon season in Phuket lasts from May to October. Average temperature during monsoons is 28 °C-29 °C. While the weather is at its humid best, the prices are at an all-time low, making this one of the cheapest seasons to plan a trip. Apart from being cost effective, it’s also a peaceful time to visit because it’s not as crowded as the high season. The wettest months are May, September and October, but it’s rare that the island would get continuous days of heavy rainfall.

About City

Pattaya
"The unrelenting combination of calm and crazy!"

Popularly known as Thailand's Sex capital and party hub, Pattaya is a coastal city in the Gulf of Thailand which over the years has steadily grown out of its infamous tag. The beaches and islands in Pattaya offer a wide variety of watersports, snorkelling options, restaurants, cafes and souvenir shops, making it ideal for families, friends and couples. The nightlife in Pattaya is quite famous for being loud, flashy and handsy. Walking Street in Pattaya is characteristic of bright streets lights and signs hovering over open bars, go-go bars and women standing along the streets. Cabaret shows such as the Alcazar Show and Tiffany's Cabaret Show also are popular tourist attractions during the night. Located within a two hours drive distance from Bangkok, most tourists to Pattaya come via trains, buses or cars from the capital.

Established around a wide crescent-shaped bay, Ao Pattaya, this exotic island is an ideal destination for adventure lovers and party buffs. With its beautiful and serene beaches, swaying palm groves and clear blue sky, Pattaya can make anyone fall in love with its diversity. The city caters to the varied interests of its visitors offering a plethora of tourist attraction ranging from zoos, themes parks, botanical garden, temples, markets, illuminating streets at night, water sport activities and relaxing tropical setting.

Pattaya is divided into three zones North, Central and South each one offering something different from the other. The place attracts a large number of tourists every year to explore and enjoy the raw beauty of nature sprinkled all across Pattaya. With an exciting nightlife, a memorable shopping experience, thrilling water sports and a variety of other leisure activities this place an ideal destination for friends, families and couples.

Things To Do In Pattaya

1. Explore Walking Street at Night
One of the most famous party hotspots of not only Pattaya but entire Thailand, Walking Street is a place to be for crazy party lovers. Walking Street is a stretch of about a kilometre packed with everything one wishes to visit in Thailand. Full of energy and dynamism, the street serves as the busiest party hub of Thailand with myriad options of leisure and entertainment. From local items to food, clothes, handicrafts and showpieces, the Walking Street houses much to see and visit.

2. Visit the Sanctuary of Truth
A flagship structure of Pattaya, the Sanctuary of truth is one of the most popular tourist attractions located by the sea. Standing tall at 105 meters to the north of Wongamat Beach, The Sanctuary of truth or Satchatham Temple is an iconic structure of Pattaya. Crafted entirely out of teak wood adorning intricate designs and carvings, the place is more like a fusion of temple and a palace.

3. Relax at Jomtien Beach
Jomtien Beach has a beautiful 6 km of coastline of sand and pristine water flanked by pine groves. A much tranquil shore as compared to its neighbour in the north, the beach serves as a perfect place to laze around. If that is not on your mind then be prepared for thrilling adventure activities that attract locals as well as tourists in large number.

4. Shop at Pattaya Floating Market
One of the most amusing marketplaces of Pattaya, the 4 Regions Floating Market or Pattaya Floating Market is quite popular among tourists located in the middle of a huge pond. Spread across a huge area of 100,000 sq. meters, the 4 Regions Floating Market is a hub of commerce holding a great experience of culture and local lifestyle for its tourists.

5. Day Trip to Koh Larn
Coral Island, or Koh Larn, is a gorgeous island situated at a distance of around 7 Km off the coast of Pattaya Beach. With the Bay of Bangkok present on the northeastern end and Gulf of Siam on the western side, Koh Larn is synonymous to paradise on earth and is a must–visit place during your trip to Pattaya.

6. Watch the Tiffany's Show
Tiffany's Show is a highlight of the Pattaya itinerary offering its spectators a truly amazing cabaret show equally appreciated by locals. Started in 1974 from a tiny bar in South Pattaya, TiffanyÍs Cabaret Show is undoubtedly an overwhelming experience contributing to the popularity of beach city of Thailand, Pattaya. With a stage experience of over 28 years, the show was announced as the 4th on Top Ten Show around the world by TravelCom Magazine in 2001.

7. Pattaya Beach
Pattaya Beach doesn’t really need any introduction. It is one of the most well-known attractions in Thailand that attracts tourists from across the world. But Pattaya Beach is much more than just a beach destination. It is thriving with various water sporting activities, such as parasailing, jetskiing, speedboats, diving boats and more.

8. Underwater World Pattaya
The best aquarium in Pattaya, Underwater World features 2500 aquatic animals bringing a slice of the deep shores to our world. Turning out the deep oceans, magnificent corals, the sandy beaches and the hard-to-find aquatic animals easily accessible to general public, the Underwater World Aquarium at Pattaya has been developed in a manner that you will find yourselves teleported from your hustling modern lives to the exciting and peaceful marine lives.

9. Stroll the Nong Nooch Botanical Gardens
Spread across a vast area of 2.4 sq. km, Nong Nooch Botanical Gardens is more of a small village with well-manicured gardens that are host to a variety of amusement options. One of the major tourist attractions of Pattaya, the place is home to a plethora of plants and flowers species, a must-visit for nature lovers.

10. Pattaya Night Bazaar
Located opposite the Central Festival Pattaya Beach, the Pattaya Night Bazaar boasts a treasure trove of goods and is among the most popular street markets in the city. With more than 250 stalls and shops, this enclosed Thai street market has gained a cult status among shopping enthusiasts, both locals and tourists. Unlike other street markets in the city, Pattaya Night Bazaar is set in permanent air-conditioned structure. Packed with an abundance of local Thai charm, this street shopping hub is worth a visit.

11. Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum
A one of its kind museum, Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum is a popular tourist attraction offering more than 300 extraordinary and bizarre items collected from all around the globe by Robert Ripley from the United States. The museum is divided into ten different sections, each based on a theme such as optical illusion, a wax human figure with four eyes, primitive devices for torture such as masks made from human skin, horses with three legs, or even a miniature of Titanic crafted from million matchsticks. Other than that, the museum also features other fascinating sections such as the Infinity maze, Ripley's 4-D Motion Master Theatre, Haunted Adventure and Tussauds Wax Museum.

12. Visit Wat Yanasangwararam
One of the most popular and impressive wats of Thailand, Wat Yanasangwararam is a place worth visiting. Nestled about 20 km from South of Pattaya, Wat Yanasangwararam is a huge temple complex offering a glance into the Thai design and architectural traditions. The temple was established in the year 1976 to honour the present Supreme Patriarch, Somdet Phra Yanasangwon and was later dedicated to King Bhumibol Adulyadej in 1988.

13. Hike to Pattaya Viewpoint
Situated on top of the Phratumnak Hill (Pattaya Hill) at the borders of South Pattaya and Jomtein, the Pattaya Viewpoint is one of the best viewpoints in the area, providing a magnificent view of Pattaya Bay and the cityscape. The location is visited by locals and tourists, both during the dawn and dusk, to get that mind-stirring shot of Pattaya's famous crescent bay.

14. Marvel at Big Buddha Temple
Located just off the Pratamnak Road, Big Buddha Hill is one of the favourite spots for locals and tourists. Big Buddha Hill is a huge idol of Buddha nestled at the top of the hill serving as a sight to behold even from good distance. Also known as Wat Phra Yai, this image was installed in 1977 at a height of 300 feet. Situated about 2.5 kilometres from South Pattaya, you will notice an impressive huge gold-colour Buddha idol as you reach up close.

15. Mini Siam
Mini Siam is a miniature exhibit of famous sites from around the world. Among several such buildings on display, some of them are New York's Statue of Liberty, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, London's Tower Bridge, the Grand Canyon, Paris' Arc de Triomphe and Sydney's Opera House.

16. Mimosa Pattaya
Mimosa Pattaya is the place to visit for experiencing Pattaya with an oriental European touch. It is a beautifully designed outdoor shopping mall spread out over a vast area styled with bold and bright colours and boutiques with a beautiful and varied collection of items being sold. One can experience the Thai lifestyle and its vibe by taking a stroll in this market.

17. Khao Kheow Open Zoo
Opened in 1978, Khao Kheow Open Zoo is spread over a vast area of 2000 acres nestled inside the Khao Kheow Chom Puo Wildlife Sanctuary. With a spectacular backdrop of lofty hills covered with lush green rain forests, the zoo houses more than 300 species of animal with a total count of about 8000 animals.

18. Khao Chi Chan
Nestled at Ban Chi Chan, Khao Chi Chan is a huge hill with an outline of Buddha etched on it in gold attracting tourists in large number. It also popularly known as the Buddha Mountain. Khao Chi Chan is a huge limestone hill adorned with world's largest carved stone Buddha initiated by His Holiness Somdet Phra Nyanasamvara, the Supreme Patriarch.

19. The Million Year Stone Park
An impressive tourist attraction, the Million Years Stone Park and Crocodile Farm is an ideal place for nature lovers and those interested to understand the Thai culture. Nestled over an area of 70 acres, the Million Years Stone Park and Crocodile Farm is renowned for its raw nature. Founded by a businessman Khun Suan Phanomwattanakul for his love of nature, the farm is a making of over 20 years of effort.

20. Ko Phai
Tucked away in the eastern corner of the map of Thailand, some 21 kilometers from Pattaya city- Ko Phai is a cluster of islands that is celebrated for its unreal beauty and pristine beaches. Ko Klung Badan, Ko Luam Ko Manwichai, and Ko Rin are some of the few islands among the group of Ko Phai. The phenomenal archipelago is a retreat for sunbathers and beach lovers. Keep in mind that you can visit Ko Phai during daytime, but have to leave the shores before the evening sun wears off.

21. Pattaya Sheep Farm
The Pattaya Sheep Farm is one of the prime sightseeing locations in the vicinity of Pattaya. Situated about 15 kilometers away from the hustle and bustle of the metropolis, it is a quaint rural place created for entertainment as well as imparting information about varieties of farm animals, their purpose as well as upkeep. The highlight of Pattaya Sheep Farm is the presence of Dutch style windmills, various barns and a tiny lake.

22. Soi Buakhao
Soi Buakhao is a happening street located in between South Pattaya and Central Pattaya roads. Situated in the Amphoe Bang Lamung district of Chang Wat Chon Buri province of Southern Thailand Soi Buakhao is popularly known as the quieter sister of the Walking Street of Pattaya. It is not a very busy street yet people looking for some night clubs will find them across the city. Soi Buakhao is a hit amongst foreign tourists because of the reasonable accommodation and night club prices, and the proximity to major tourist sites of Pattaya.

23. Wong Amat Beach
Wong Amat Beach is located in the Amphoe Bang Lamung district of Chang Wat Chon Buri province of Southern Thailand. Situated right at the peninsula of Naklua Bay, the place can is easy to dentify by the tall buildings and towers. Wong Amat Beach is known to be one of the most beautiful and peaceful beaches fo Pattaya. It is known to be a jewel because of the coarse sand and the fact that it can hold a good crowd during high season.

24. Elephant Village Pattaya
A private company runs the Elephant village located in Tambol Nong Prue subdivision of Pattaya City. This area provides a haven for domesticated elephants, which were once an essential part of Thailand’s workforce. Visitors can watch them perform tricks, ride them and feed them at the park, thus obtaining an invaluable experience. Opened in1973, the village does not receive any Governmental patronage or International aid. Instead, tourist fee goes towards feeding, upkeep and treatment of the elephants. This initiative allows visitors to do their bit for these domestic animals unable to return to their wildlife.

25. Pattaya Park Tower
Located on the Thappraya Road at Jomtien Beach, Pattaya Park Tower is the highest seaside tower on the East Coast of Thailand with a height of 240 metres. It has at its disposal an awe-inspiring panoramic view of the coastline and the Pattaya City from the observation deck on the 55th floor (the top of Pattaya Tower) and three revolving restaurants offering mouth-watering dishes with a serene ambience.

26. Pattaya Dolphin World
Pattaya Dolphin World is located in the Chang Wat Chon Buri district of Thailand and is a famous dolphin world and resort built to allow people of all ages to enjoy without disturbing nature. It is a perfect place to boost your energy and stimulate your sense organs by receiving Dolphin Therapy. You can touch, swim, or play with one of the most intelligent creatures on Earth.

27. Gems Gallery Pattaya
Spread across an area of 15200 square meters, the Gems Gallery Pattaya is a hub of precious stones and gems. It is one of the world’s largest jewelry stores and a major point of attraction among travelers visiting the resort city of Pattaya. The Gems Gallery Pattaya boasts an impressive collection of exquisite pieces of jewelry designed by some of the most proficient artisans in Thailand. Here, visitors also get to learn about gems, everything from jewelry making to cutting and polishing of precious stones.

28. Bang Saray Beach
Bang Saray Beach is located in the Sattahip district of Chon Buri province of Thailand. It is one of the pleasant beaches of Pattaya, which is a low key alternative to other over-crowded beaches at this place. The days at this beach are calm, and the nightlife is also undisturbed. The small quaint town and beach are equipped with facilities like outdoor gym, park, souvenir shops, a handful of pubs, bars, and restaurants.

29. Naklua Beach
Juxtaposed to the north of Pattaya Beach, Naklua Beach is a tranquil holiday destination. This family-friendly tropical headland is perfect for swimming, kayaking, watching sunsets, renting a seafront condo at a resort and trying out Thai seafood. Apart from three ocean-view bars, the beach has plenty of shady picnic spots. An iconic landmark on Naklua Beach is the Sanctuary of Truth.

30. Kratinglai Beach
Kratinglai Beach is a relaxed, palm-lined sandy stretch with a seaside promenade, a skateboarding park, and a pier towards Banglamung. Watch fishermen wading their nets through the azure water, dive in for a swim yourself, or sunbathe beside picturesque tropical groves. Kratinglai is perfect for those seeking the beauty of Pattaya or Jomtien beaches, without boisterous crowds and vendors.

31. Cosy Beach
Set against the turquoise Gulf of Thailand, Cosy Beach is a quiet bay before Jomtien. Ideal for swimming and lounging with family and friends, the beach is tucked beneath a lush cliff with neatly manicured gardens, while the southern tip is bordered by a rocky outcrop. Cosy Beach’s namesake hotel is home to a luxurious spa and a rooftop restaurant-cum-bar.

Other Adventerous Places To Visit

1. Splash at Ramayana Water Park
Ramayana Water Park located in Na Chom Thian region of Pattaya happens to be a must-visit location for the tourists. The visitors are amazed to experience the rides and water slides as well as the long float down the river that also helps them to relax amidst the waves. The kids are thrilled to find two different zones dedicated to them entirely where they encounter all sorts of adventures by visiting mythical underground caves, bubbling geysers as well as lose themselves in a confusing maze of greenery.

2. Be Amazed at Art in Paradise
Art in Paradise is an amusing take on art gallery where contemporary meets modern technique to result in an impressive illusion art museum. Established in year 2012 by Shin Jae Yeoul across an area of 5800 sq. meters, Art in Paradise is a museum that displays the art work in three-dimensional spectra. The place is quite popular among both kids and adults, it is an interactive museum with great surprises.

3. Cartoon Network Amazone Water Park
Cartoon Network Amazone Water Park is the world’s first cartoon themed park and one of the top ten water parks in Asia located in Chonburi, around 20 kilometres from Pattaya. It features 30 water slides, exhilarating rides, and attractions like entertainment shows, wave pools, surfing pools, and an extensive food court. It recreates an exciting, rainforest setting with rides named after Cartoon Network’s famous characters like Ben 10, Johnny Bravo, and the Powerpuff Girls.

4. Sriracha Tiger Zoo
The Sriracha Tiger Zoo is situated in Sri Racha city of the Chon Buri Province of Thailand. Built on the outskirts of Pattaya, Sriracha Tiger Zoo is about 97 kilometres away from Bangkok. It was established in 1997 and now homes around 400 Royal Bengal Tigers and 10,000 crocodiles which are estimated to be the largest in the world. The Zoo is an ideal place for visitors who would wish to get a real-time experience with tiger cubs, watching animal shows, feeding them, or taking a picture amidst nature.

5. Teddy Bear Museum
Teddy Bear Museum, also known as Teddy Bear Island, is a 2500 sq, feet museum located in Bang Lamung District of Chon Buri province, Thailand. The first of its kind in Southeast Asia, the Teddy Bear Museum has more than 2,000 dolls, and teddy bears in all sizes along with twelve picture zones. The best part about the museum is one can embrace the teddy bears as there is no glass between the visitors and the dolls — the primary motive of the founder My. Kim Hyun was to create a photo-centered area.

Try Your Hand at Watersports

Watersports in Pattaya add to the city’s liveliness and attract adventure junkies from across the globe. Pattaya’s beaches, tropical weather, and world-class amenities make it the ideal location to have fun with the on and below the waters of the ocean. From scuba diving, kitesurfing, parasailing, wakeboarding to even sea walking, Pattaya has it all on offer.

1. Snorkelling in Pattaya
Snorkelling in Pattaya is one such activity that visitors look forward to, whether they be a group of friends, a couple on their honeymoon or a family with kids. Blessed with crystal clear waters and bountiful offshore islands such as Koh Larn (Coral Island), Pattaya caters to both non-swimmers and veterans alike and promises some of the best shallow water diving experiences.

2. Scuba Diving in Pattaya
Pattaya is one of the most visited holiday destinations in the world. The beautiful beaches, the local seafood, the culture and nightlife, Pattaya has a lot to offer. But did you know that you can dive into the deep blue ocean and have an experience of a lifetime? Yes, you heard it right! Scuba diving in Pattaya is ever-growing and has some of the world’s best dive sites.

Shopping in Pattaya 

Pattaya, like most of Thailand, is a paradise for shopaholics even though it cannot compete with Bangkok. However, there are plenty of options to choose from - numerous floating markets, classy malls, supermarkets and bazaars. Some of the best things to buy include clothes, footwear, jewellery, silk, plants and handicrafts. The place is also known for its gemstones as the hub of gem mining industry, Chanthaburi is located nearby. While at floating markets, make sure to test your haggling skills to the best and beware of fake products. Learn More About Shopping in Pattaya.

1. Pratumnak Night Market
A stone’s throw away from Marina Golden Bay, Pratumnak Night Market brings together numerous shops selling exotic Thai cuisine, fresh fruits and shakes. Open daily in the evenings till midnight, the market is also called the Russian Night Market due to the wide selection of Russian delicacies offered. In addition, Shopaholics can find great deals on boutique clothing, footwear and accessories here.

2. Bua Khao Night Market
Bua Khao Night Market is a bustling indoor-outdoor complex of shops selling trinkets, local produce and delicious street food daily till late into the night. Tourists love Bua Khao for its reasonable nightclub prices. The main kiosks are filled with vendors and stalls offering flowers, jewellery, fresh fruits and vegetables, handicrafts, tote bags, long pants and therapeutic foot massages.

3. Central Festival Pattaya
Central Festival Pattaya is the ideal beach-side shopping mall that stands apart from the bargain stalls and bazaars that line Pattaya Beach Road. At this mall, one is treated to over 350 shops serving international and local brands. There’s also a great food court upstairs that caters to every kind of culinary desire, a department store, and an entertainment complex.

4. Central Marina Pattaya
Central Marina Pattaya is a popular shopping mall situated in the Bang Lamung district of Pattaya. The mall is spread over three floors and houses several retail stores and eateries with a six-screen SFC Cinema for entertaining the visitors. The children are kept engaged at the play area within the shopping arcade while their parents indulge in shopping.

5. Shop at Pattaya Floating Market
One of the most amusing marketplaces of Pattaya, the 4 Regions Floating Market or Pattaya Floating Market is quite popular among tourists located in the middle of a huge pond. Spread across a huge area of 100,000 sq. meters, the 4 Regions Floating Market is a hub of commerce holding a great experience of culture and local lifestyle for its tourists.

What are the top shopping places in Pattaya? 
The top shopping places in Pattaya are Pattaya Night Bazaar, Pattaya Floating Market , Mimosa Pattaya.

What are the top sightseeing places in Pattaya? 
The top sightseeing places in Pattaya are Walking Street, The Sanctuary of Truth, Jomtien Beach, Pattaya Beach, Tiffany's Cabaret Show, Pattaya Night Bazaar.

What are the top activities in Pattaya? 
The top activities in Pattaya are Cartoon Network Amazone Admission Ticket, Koh Larn Speedboat Day Trip from Pattaya with Lunch, [SALE] Tiffany's Show, Nong Nooch Tropical Garden, Pattaya Floating Market, [SALE] Alcazar Cabaret Pattaya.

Religion of Pattaya 

Major religion practised in Thailand and Pattaya is Buddhism followed by Daoism, which is often practised along with Buddhism. Along with that, Hinduism also plays a key role in Thai life and culture. In addition, Islam is also practised by many people.

Pattaya Customs 

Pattaya is one of the major tourist hubs of Thailand with people of various communities and religion residing here including Thai, Chinese, Malays and Hindus. However, there is as such no restriction on what to wear.
It is one of the major beach destinations and thus one must carry short, t-shorts, swimsuits and lightweight clothes for summers.
If you are planning to visit a Buddhist temple, dress conventionally and take off your shoes before entering the temple complex.
Monks do not accept anything from a woman and they are not supposed to touch monks.
The rear seats of the buses are usually reserved for monks and one has to vacate it if needed.
Do not say anything disrespectful for the royal family as one could be subject to penalty.
Also, avoid talking to anyone in a loud or violent manner, no matter how big an issue is.
Tipping is usually not practised in Pattaya, however, it is appreciated especially in the hospitality sector. A tip of TBH 20-50 is commonly paid to a porter and 5-10 per cent for other staff. A generous tip of TBH 100 is usually given to massage ladies.

Language of Pattaya 

Central Thai is the official language of Thailand including Pattaya, which is commonly used in business and tourist areas. However, people usually converse in southern Thai dialect that sounds pithier and faster than Central Thai. English is also widely spoken and understood, especially on the beach and other tourist areas. Some of the useful Thai words one should know while travelling to Thailand are (krub is used for males and kha is used for females): Sawatdee (krub/kha): Hello Sabai dee ru (krub/kha): How are you? Sabai dee (krub/kha): Fine Khob Khun (krub/kha): Thank you Chai: Yes Mai Chai: No Dai: (you/I) can Mai Dai: can not Nee Tao Rai: How much?

Nightlife in Pattaya 

Globally known for its happening nightlife, Pattaya offers plenty of entertainment and fun options. South and Central Pattaya are the major hubs, offering endless amusement ranging from pubs, bars, beer cafes and discotheques to transgender cabarets, karaoke bars, go-go bars and restaurants, all lined up along the Pattaya Beach. All the venues are pulsating with loud music and drinks are served liberally. The northern part of the city is quieter but has its fair share of pubs and bars to choose from.

Pattaya Walking Street is also one of the major tourist hubs glowing with vibrant neon signs while housing hundreds of beer bars, massage parlours, discos, more than 30 go-go bars, numerous authentic Thai restaurants, street stalls selling delicious seafood and much more. The street is closed for vehicles between 6:00 PM to 2:00 AM, which is its legal closing time. For cheap drinks and ladyboy bars, Sois 7, 8 and Sois 6/1, 13/1 respectively are the best places to visit. Pattayaland and Boyztown are flocked with gay clubs while Second Road is best for cabaret shows.

How to Reach Pattaya

Pattaya do not house an airport of its own but is located about 120 km from Suvarnbhumi Airport. There are many flight services that ply on regular basis from India to Bangkok including Air India, AirAsia, Jet Airways, Thai Airways, IndiGo and other from various India cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata and Chennai etc.

By Air
The nearest airport to Pattaya is the U-Tapao Airport located 30 kilometres away from Pattaya at Sattahip and offers limited connectivity to a handful of destinations. The Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok is about 120 km away from Pattaya and a drive of an hour and a half approximately. There are Car Rental available from Suvarnabhumi to Pattaya and are fairly reasonably priced. An international airport serving the popular holiday destination of Bangkok, Suvarnabhumi is well-connected with most international and domestic airlines operating in and out of the airport.

By Road
Pattaya is located 147 kilometres (2-hour drive) away from Bangkok. One can hire cars to drive between the two cities and for travel within Pattaya and Bangkok. A frequent bus service (2 hours) plies between Pattaya and Bangkok connecting the main bus terminal of Pattaya with other bus terminals of Bangkok. Buses connecting Pattaya to the North-East region of Thailand, known as Isan, run from a bus terminal on Sukhumvit Road. Several long-distant buses depart from Bangkok’s Eastern Bus Terminal (Ekamai) every half an hour. Air-conditioned buses leave every thirty minutes between 5:20 a.m. and 11:20 p.m. daily. Many buses leave the Northern Bus Terminal (Mochit) between 5:30 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. and from the Southern Bus Terminal (Sai Tai Mai), buses leave at 5:30 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m.,4:00 p.m., 6:30 p.m. 

By Train
Pattaya is well-connected to Bangkok by rail. A daily train service operates between the main train station in Pattaya and the Hualamphong Station of Bangkok. Although third-class and without air-conditioning, this daily train service is an economical way to travel between Bangkok and Pattaya. Tickets can be purchased directly at the station and must be bought at least 30 minutes prior to departure.

Best Time To Visit

November to February: The best time to visit Pattaya is from November to February when the weather is neither too hot nor too cold and remains mostly pleasant. This is also the peak tourist season and most beaches and other places of attraction are packed with visitors. One can expect short spells of rain and regular days of bright sunshine. But do try to make all your bookings in advance because places get sold out and prices tend to rise.

March to May: The weather becomes hot and humid during the months of March, April and May but nevertheless the influx of tourists remains high. While the beaches are busy during this period, they aren’t as crowded as during the peak season. Be sure to carry plenty of sunscreen lotion, sunglasses and a hat.

June to October: Pattaya experiences heavy rainfall from June to October and if you’re looking to enjoy Pattaya at its quiet best, then the rainy season is ideal. The beaches are much less crowded, temperature is not too high and hotel accommodation naturally becomes cheaper. Many people prefer to travel to Pattaya, especially during July and August, when rainfall is considerably lower and accommodation prices are more favourable. Don't forget to pack a sturdy pair of shoes to handle the rains!

About City

Bangkok
"Of street food, skyscrapers and unending nights"

A city that never sleeps, Bangkok, the capital of Thailand is a modern-day melting pot of contrasting cultures and faiths. Here, towering skyscrapers stand in harmony next to temples and monasteries. The luxury malls and shopping centres compete with the street bazaars and floating markets. Cuisines - both Thai and from around the world are showcased in all their glory on the streets as well as in rooftop restaurants. The nightlife of Bangkok, on the one hand, revolves around flashy nightclubs, rooftop and go-go bars, bright neon light signs and cheap drinks.

While on the other, it also includes cabaret shows, Muay Thai and dance exhibitions and even cultural walking tours. Sites like the Grand Palace, Wat Pho and Wat Phra Kaew showcase the city's rich history, while the likes of museums such as Art in Paradise and parks such as the Sea Life Ocean World cater to those seeking modern-day experiences.

Bangkok is serviced by Suvarnabhumi International Airport and Don Mueang Airport. Suvarnabhumi International Airport handles all of the international flights to and from Bangkok and is the primary entryway into the capital. Thailand also grants Visa-on-arrival for many nationalities at Suvarnabhumi. Read the guide here for the complete visa eligibility and application details. 

Bangkok has many hotels, both luxury and economical across the city. Over the years, the city has also evolved into a more backpacker-friendly destination with many hostels, dormitories and homestays popping up.

Things To Do In Bangkok

1. Visit the Grand Palace
The Grand Palace, the residence of royals for several generations, is the perfect place to begin your historical tour in Bangkok. It houses one of the holiest Buddhist temples, Wat Phra Kaew, built in the year 1782. The Grand Palace stands among the top tourist attractions in Bangkok, Thailand, showcasing the rich history of Bangkok.

2. Reclining Buddha at Wat Pho
Wat Pho is a famous temple located immediately south of the Grand Palace precinct in Bangkok. The place is renowned for being headquarters for the teaching and preservation of traditional Thai medicine. The temple is largely visited to view the large reclining Buddha within, thus also known as 'Temple of the Reclining Buddha'.

3. Shop at the Chatuchak Weekend Market
The king of markets in Bangkok, and one of the largest markets in the world, Chatuchak is spread over 35 acres with more than 8,000 stalls. Everything ranging from clothing, accessories, handicrafts, furniture, art, food, books, antiques, and many more interesting souvenirs are is available here. Keep your bargaining skills ready to enhance your shopping experience at this bustling market.

4. Explore the vibey Khao San Road
Khao San Road, famously known as the backpacker's haven, is located in the heart of the city. It is a 410 meter long street in central Bangkok which will cater to every need of yours! Street food stalls, bars, shops, restaurants, nightclubs, cafes and massage parlours are all packed into this one street. This road is one of the most famous night markets in Bangkok. It turns into a shopper's paradise as the sun sets down. You'll find everything here at a reasonable rate. Its cheap food, accommodation and clothes make this place a winning combo for all tourists!

5. Boat Trip on the Chao Phraya River
The river of kings, Chao Phraya River, is the prime river and waterway of Thailand, used by an average of 50,000 commuters daily. The fertile plains and abundant fish of the river are the main reasons for the choice of Thailand's capitals in the past, such as Ayutthaya, Thonburi and Bangkok.

6. Safari World
Safari World is one of the most favourite destinations in Bangkok, with both tourists and locals descending on the park to spend quality time amongst the wildlife. Not only a place for gathering knowledge about the ways and lives of wild animals, but it also offers a host of entertaining shows along with activities.

7. Sea Life Bangkok
Sea Life Bangkok is an underground aquarium located beneath the Siam Paragon mall in the heart of Bangkok. Sprawled over an area of 110,000 sq. ft., Sea Life Bangkok is the largest South-East Asian aquarium. Home to various marine life retrieved from the remotest corners of the world, the aquarium houses species of octopuses, sharks, crabs, penguins and fish.

8. Wat Arun
An ancient structure dating back to the battles between the former Siam and Burma, Wat Arun is a place of worship with rich past. Also known as the Temple of Dawn, the site was built by remaining survivors and General Taksin. Later, the temple was renamed as Aruna after the Indian God of dawn to commemorate the founding of a new Ayutthaya, the former capital of the kingdom.

9. Siam Paragon Mall
Tourists who love high-end international fashion brands should visit Siam Paragon. From Jimmy Choo and Versace to Prada, over 70 globally renowned brands are available here. Besides clothing, brands such as Sony, Samsung, Aston Martin and BMW can be found here too. The mall is also home to one of the largest aquariums in Southeast Asia, a 16 screen cineplex and restaurants of all the possible cuisines.

10. National Museum and Wang Na Palace
An ideal place for history lovers, the Bangkok National Museum exhibits some of the most magnificent collection of art and artefacts reflecting the Thai culture.

11. Sathorn Unique Tower
Standing with a whopping 49 storeys (including two dungeon dark underground levels), the Sathorn Unique Tower is one of those skyscraper buildings in Bangkok which never got completed due to the Asian Financial Crisis of 1997. The views of the city from the floors of the Sathorn Unique Towers intensify as you ascend them one by one. But be careful while you do so since there have been incidents which regard the place as “Haunted”!

12. Street Food in Chinatown
Located along the Yaowarat Road, Chinatown is a Chinese cultural and commercial hub. It is majorly known for its exotic culinary experience of street foods, along with several Buddhist temples, and traditional wooden shops selling Chinese goods. It is best to visit Chinatown at night, which is when it is vibrant with neon lights and chaotic fun.

13. Dusit zoo
The oldest zoo in Thailand, Dusit Zoo lies in the vicinity of Bangkok's governmental headquarters in the Dusit District. Boasting of a heavy annual footfall, Dusit Zoo exhibits many species, ranging from exotic to rare, such as monkeys, penguins, camels, the albino barking deer and the white Bengal tiger. It also offers tram rides and boating services, which guarantee an uninhibited day of fun.

14. Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
Marketed as a major tourist attraction and a marker of Thai culture, the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market is among the most popular floating markets in the world. Boats swaying on the water are navigated by Thai locals and traders who sell all kinds of farm produce, fruits, souvenirs and freshly prepared local foods, which visitors can enjoy while sailing in their own boats.

15. Shop at the Terminal 21 Mall
Ever dreamed of travelling the world? This airport inspired mall in Bangkok, Terminal 21, brings all the cities of the world under one roof, letting you shop from Tokyo one minute, and San Fransisco the other. International luxury brands and many local labels are available here. With over 600 shops, a cineplex and all kinds of restaurants, the shopping experience here is emphasised like no other.

16. Soi Cowboy
One of the popular red light districts, Soi Cowboy is a neon-lit street, filled with Go Go Bars and other bright spaces. With friendly staff members outside each bar, it embodies the true nightlife experience of Bangkok. Located very close to Terminal 21, it is an exciting experience thanks to the unique culture and vibe of the place!

17. Jim Thompson House
With a remarkable collection of art from Burma, China, Cambodia and Thailand, Jim Thompson House is a must-visit for history buffs and art lovers. A historic property, it once served as the residence of an American man named James H W Thompson, a man responsible for reviving the Thai silk industry and one of the most famous Americans in Asia during his time.

18. Art in Paradise
Art in Paradise is an innovative and interactive 3D art museum located at the Esplanade mall, Bangkok. The brainchild of Shin Jae Yol, it has many rooms filled with impressive artwork done by Korean and Thai artists. The primary motive behind this cultural haven was to help the public enjoy the experience of 3D art and illusion art.

19. Ladyboy Shows
Bangkok boasts some of the best and most entertaining ladyboy shows in the world. The lights, decor of the auditoriums, the makeup and gorgeous dresses of the ladyboys along with the small comedic skits performed by them make these shows professional and fun. Calypso Cabaret, Mambo cabaret and Playhouse cabaret are some of the most popular ones among tourists.

20. Wat Mangkon Kamalawat
Besides being the most important, Wat Mangkon Kamalawat is also the biggest Chinese Buddhist temple in Bangkok. Also called the Dragon Lotus Temple or the Wat Leng Noei Yi in Chinese, it remains extremely crowded during any festivities or occasions in the Chinese calendar, especially the Chinese New Year. Set up in 1871, Wat Mangkon Kamalawat was the first one to be bringing in Mahayana Buddhism in Bangkok.

21. Asiatique The Riverfront
Once an international port, Asiatique The Riverfront is now among the most happening night markets in Bangkok. Neatly divided into four districts, it houses a variety of options for visitors ranging from boutiques, fine dining, a mall, fashion stores and entertainment spaces. With the picturesque backdrop of the Chao Phraya River and a glittering skyline, the Asiatique makes for an exquisite experience in Bangkok.

22. Wat Suthat
One of the oldest temples of Bangkok, Wat Suthat greets you with its serene aura. Overflowing with peace and tranquillity, Wat Suthat Thepphawararam is an excellent example of architecture and craftsmanship. Its construction began in the year 1782, under the reign of King Rama I, and it was completed in the 1820s, under the reign of King Rama III.

23. Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
The centre of Bangkok’s rising art scenario, the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) showcases a broad range of the best Thai art, music, design, film and theatre as well as the contemporary art scene from across the globe. The BACC also hosts a plethora of exhibitions of the work of local as well as international artists. Opened in 2008, the BACC is spread over an area of 4000 square metres, housing shops, an exciting art library that is not found in many places, and a handful of cafes along with the large exhibition areas.

24. Dream world
The Dream World theme park is located in Thanyaburi, which is an easy 50-minute drive from Bangkok. The amusement park offers a cheerful, bustling ambience, complete with rollercoasters, colourful parades, candy floss, waterworks, flowering gardens, a snow park and entertainment shows. Children and adults can indulge themselves in the vivacity of Dream World.

25. Lumpini Park
Named after the birthplace of Lord Buddha in Nepal, the Lumpini Park was the first public park of Bangkok. The original aim was to exhibit the Thai crafts and flowers. Today, the place is home to a wide range of flora and fauna species attracting locals and tourists to relax and rejuvenate. Lumpini Park is the perfect place to connect with nature away from the crowded Bangkok streets of Bangkok.

26. Nana Plaza
Nana Plaza is a commercial building on the Sukhumvit Road in Khlong Toei district of Bangkok. Known as the “world’s largest adult playground”, Nana Plaza gets its name from its prominent member Lek Nana. Being the most colourful part of the city, Nana Plaza is primarily famous for the bars, pubs, clubs, street food vendors which attracts a considerable crowd all year round.

27. Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine)
The Erawan Shrine was built in 1956 after the Thai government constructed the luxury Erawan hotel at the location. The superstitious labourers and other astrologers decided to honour the Brahma God Thao Mahaprom and hence built this shrine. Ceremonial offerings are made by Thais and tourists to get their wishes fulfilled. Catching a traditional Thai dance performance here is a joyful experience too.

28. Wat Phrae Kaew
The temple of the Emerald Buddha, commonly known as Wat Phra Kaew, is the most essential and revered Buddhist temple in Thailand as it enshrines the image of Phra Kaew Morakot carved from a single jade block. Established in 1785, the temple has elaborate carvings, paintings and pagodas, making it a spectacular sight for visitors.

29. Royal Barge National Museum
Boats used to be the primary mode of transport for Thai kings, and the National Museum of Royal Barges in Bangkok exhibits traditional Thai barges with intricate designs of Hindu and Buddhist icons. The museum displays information about the customs and history of the royal barges, costumes worn by the crew, and even serves as a dry dock for the boats.

30. Madame Tussauds
Bangkok's Madame Tussauds Wax museum is like no other Wax Museum in Thailand. Here, you can touch anyone from Albert Einstien to Tom Cruise, from Barack Obama to Tiger Woods. However, you are not allowed to touch any figure in the most decorated room housing the Thai royal family. The quality of craftsmanship behind the 70 wax figures will take your breath away.

31. Wat Benchamabophit
Commonly known as the marble temple, Wat Benchamabophit is one of Bangkok's most beautiful attractions. Embodying an impressive, modern style of Thai architecture, Wat Benchamabophit is a royal temple hosting a beautiful Buddha statue. With red carpets, polished marble and stained-glass painted walls - Wat Benchamabophit is a unique, yet beautiful Thai temple!

32. Wat Saket
Popularly known as the Golden Mount, Wat Saket is a picturesque temple with a 58-metre golden chedi which houses a Buddha relic. Established during the Ayutthaya period, this temple is built on a man-made hill, and requires you to climb 300 steps to get to the top of the chedi. A colourful week-long fair is hosted here every November.

33. Snake Farm
Opened to the public in the year 1923, the snake farm in Bangkok, part of the Thai Red Cross Institute (formerly the Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute) has large pits and mesh enclosures to host its reptile residents. Also called “Suan Nguu”, the snake farm hosts a variety of venomous and non-venomous snakes. It’s the second oldest such snake farm in the world after a snake farm in Sao Paolo, Brazil.

34. Museum of Contemporary Arts
The museum of contemporary art (MOCA) is a world-class art gallery built in 2012 to showcase some of the best Thai art. The museum contains five storeys, housing 800 beautiful and refreshing art pieces. A must for art lovers, MOCA is no less than any modern museum abroad, giving its artists freedom to work on themes like corruption, prostitution, religion, and many others.

35. Muangboran (Ancient City)
Ancient Siam, known as Muang Boran in Thai, is the world's largest open-air museum spread over 300 acres is situated 33 kms from Bangkok. With many mini-museums and sculpture gardens inside it, the museum mainly features replicas of some of the most important historical sites of Thailand.

36. Suan Pakkad Palace
The name 'Suan Pakkad' translating to 'cabbage patch', is quite unfitting for this private residence turned museum. It's a one of a kind palace museum, as it once used to be the private residence of the Prince and Princess of Chumbhot, and the houses date back to over 100 years. Before being converted into a private collection of homes by the royal family, the land used to be nothing more than a cabbage patch.

37. Siam Niramit Cultural Show & Dinner
The Siam Niramit Cultural Show is a definite experience while you are here. Showcasing authentic Thai culture, this jaw-dropping performance would leave you in complete awe. A beautiful, yummy and authentic Thai dinner organised post the show provides for a whole entertainment package. While the prices may seem to be on the higher end, it's undoubtedly a pure delight!

38. Wat Traimit
Wat Traimit, nestled at the end of Chinatown's Yaowarat Road near Hualampong Railway Station is the perfect place to admire the glittering gold statue of Buddha. One of the best royal temples of Bangkok, it is famous for housing a pure gold statue of Lord Buddha. It is known as 'The Temple of the Golden Buddha', as the world's largest gold statue, which is almost 5 metres tall and 5.5 tonnes heavy, is sheltered here.

39. Giant Swing
Located right in front of Wat Suthat is a striking Giant Swing towering at the height of 21.15 meters. Nestled in the heart of busy square between Wat Suthat and Bangkok City Hall is a Giant Swing making for a remarkable sight even from a distance. Initially established in the year 1784, the swing went under renovation to be replaced in 2004 with a newly crafted frame made of golden teak.

40. Siriraj medical museum
The Siriraj Medical Museum is a treat to medical professionals, students and of course, the public as well. Part of the famous Siriraj Hospital, Thailand's oldest hospital, this fascinating musuem combines five mini-museums, exploring the fields of pathology, anatomy, the history of medicine in Thailand, parasitology, forensic medicine, and a prehistoric museum. Its exhibits of bones, organs, corpses, fetuses and so on have earned it the nickname 'Museum of Death'.

41. King Rama IX Park
The largest public park of Bangkok, the King Rama IX Park is a botanical garden built in 1987 to celebrate King Bhumibol's 60th birthday. Spread over 200 acres, this beautiful space is perfect for just wandering around or spending an afternoon with family. It also has a gallery with photos and paintings of the King. Every December, the park also hosts an enchanting flower festival.

42. Benjakitti Park
With captivating flowers and enchanting fountains, Benjakiti Park is a haven for people who want to take a peaceful stroll or enjoy a romantic sunset. Abundant in greenery, it also has a small lake for boating. Cycling may also be enjoyed here as there are bicycles on rent. So head to Benjakitti park for tranquillity and a quieter spot away from the city noise.

43. Erawan Museum
Demonstrating the mixture of modern civilization and traditional cultures and practices of Thailand is the Erawan Museum in Bangkok. Situated in the Samut Prakan Province, you can easily identify the museum from its giant three-headed elephant structure standing stoutly atop the building. The First Floor of the Museum is a representation of the Hindu mythology’s concept of the underworld. The Second Floor showcases the concept of Earth, or the present life. The Third Floor depicts the concept of Tavatimsa Heaven and is situated inside the belly of the Elephant. Known for the antiques based on varied Thai mythologies, Erawan Museum is sure to leave everyone spellbound, the history and architecture lovers more so.

44. Wat Bowonniwet Vihara
Founded in 1826, Wat Bowonniwet Vihara, also known as Wat Bowon, is a temple dedicated to the Thammayut sect of Buddhism. It's particularly popular as many kings of Thailand were monks and abbots here, such as King Rama IV and King Bhumibol, popularly known as Rama IX. It is also the resting place of King Bhumibol.

45. Democracy Monument
The Democracy Monument in Bangkok is a historic landmark located on the Ratchadamnoen Avenue’s traffic circle, at the intersection of the Dinso Road. The Monument is symbolic of the convolutions in modern Thai history, a marker for generations of civilians to remember the Siamese Revolution of 1932. Located in the busiest part of Bangkok, the Democracy Monument is a visual treat for everyone.

46. Baiyoke Sky Tower
Undoubtedly the best place to see Bangkok in all its glory is none other than Baiyoke Sky Tower in Prathunam. Pronounced ‘by-yolk’ and not ‘by-ok’, and also known as Baiyoke Tower II, it is the city’s tallest building. Spanning over 80 floors, the tower features a public observatory, multiple restaurants and bars, a shopping complex, a 360-degree rotating sky deck, and a hotel with over 600 rooms.

47. Wat Chanasongkram
Originally known as Wat Ratchaburana, Wat Chang Songkhram has one of the largest Sri Lankan style bell-shaped chedi in Sukhothai. Around the main chedi, there are several smaller chedis placed receding in size as they move towards the top. You can walk a little north of the temple where the monument of King Ramkamhaeng lies that locals usually visit.

48. Wat Pak Nam
Wat Paknam Bhasicharoen, also shortly known as Wat Paknam was built during the Ayutthaya period. The temple attracts mae chis (nuns) because of the meditation master Luang Pu Sod's meditation policies. He emphasised on Buddhist and secular studies for them. With a 7.9 acre complex, this temple has the largest mae chi community in Thailand.

49. Assumption Cathedral
The striking red structure of Assumption Cathedral in the heart of Thailand is one of the few 200 plus years old churches in Bangkok. The cathedral is considered as a quaint legacy of the French Community, it’s as though the French left a little part of old Europe back in Bangkok. The church accounts as a prominent red brick rectangular structure surrounded by white buildings. It accounts as one of the top historic places in Bangkok for its amusing architectural style that is uncommon in today’s world. It has been well very preserved and maintained for the worshippers.  

50. Bang Krachao
Sometimes spelt Bang Krajao, Bang Krachao is located in the Phra Pradaeng province. It was once the home of a small Burmese population when they first came to Thailand. On a map, you’ll recognise Bang Krachao as a horseshoe-shaped, island-like area cut off from the mainland by the Chao Phraya River. The only way to reach this green paradise is by boat or ferry. With laws against constructing buildings or commercial factories in place, Bang Krachao remains commercially undeveloped in the best way possible – preserving the culture and natural surroundings.

51. Loha Prasat
Loha Prasat, also famous as ‘Metal Castle,’ dwells inside the Wat Ratchanatdaram Woravihara along with many similar temples and relics. More often than not, the temple is overshadowed by the fame of the closely located relics such as Khaosan and Wat Saket. The imposing Loha Prasat is also considered as world’s only brazen palace (the building’s roof is made of bronze tiles).

52. Chitralada Palace
Chitralada Palace is official residence of His Majesty King Bhumibol and Queen Sirikit located within the popular Dusit Palace. Formerly serving as King Chulalongkorn's summer house, this grand structure is carpeted along one square kilometre surrounded by a moat and efficiently guarded by the royal guards. The palace is presently closed to the public and can only be visited from outside.

53. Royal Thai Air Force Museum
Nestled along the Phahonyothin Road, in Don Mueang District of Bangkok, Royal Thai Air Force Museum is a respected museum with a captivating display of various aircraft like attack aircraft, fighter aircraft, military transport aircraft, and helicopters which are disengaged and retired from the battleground. The museum delights history buffs, aviation and military enthusiasts.

54. Wat Intharawihan
Wat Intharawihan or Wat Intharavihan in Bangkok is known for the famous Buddha statue, 32 m high. The temple which is situated close to the Chao Phraya River, in the Thanon Wisut Kasat area of Bali, was known as Wat Rai Phrik in the olden times. The pious statue is believed to have the power to fulfill the wishes of the visitors who come to seek blessings.

55. Sanam Luang
Situated in the island of Rattanakosin lies the grand Sanam Luang Park which is also called ‘Thung Pra Meru’ meaning the cremation ground for the Royals. It is nearly thirty acres of green space right at the centre of Old Bangkok, in front of Wat Phra Kaew and the Grand Palace, ,surrounded by prominent attractions. If you are tired of the concrete jungle and its fast-paced life then head to Sanam Luang.

56. Dusit Palace
Situated to the north of Rattanakosin Island, the Dusit Palace of Bangkok is a grand complex consisting of the royal residences, spread over a sprawling area of 16 acres. Comprising of multiple palaces, museums and lush green vegetation, the Dusit Palace is one of the political centres of Thailand in the modern world. The palace, which was once the residence of the King of Thailand, has now transformed into one of the most popular tourist attractions of Bangkok.

Nightlife in Bangkok 

Nightlife in Bangkok is thrilling, pulsating and very different than what any other part of Thailand has to offer. It has matured over the years with high affinity towards classy rooftop bars, energetic nightclubs and trendy cocktail bars. The place offers some of the best bars, nightclubs, go-go bars, pubs, beer bars, massage parlours, and discos in the country. You are so spoilt for choice that it gets difficult to decide where to go. Names such as Sukhumvit (venue of Nana and Soi Cowboy) and Silom (where Patpong is located) are packed with people exploring the excitement of Bangkok. Other not-to-be-missed places are Khao San Road, trendy new bars at Thonglor, and Soi Rambuttri.

Shopping in Bangkok 

Bangkok is a shopper's paradise. The place is packed with various shopping options from high-end, gleaming malls to street markets offering cheap clothes. You can find anything from jewellery and trendy clothes to souvenirs and handicrafts in Bangkok. There are unlimited options available to blow away all the Bahts in your pockets.

Some of the most popular shopping places in the city include:
MBK Center: Has over 2000 stores selling the latest fashion, leather products and electric appliances.
Chatuchak Weekend Market: An authentic Thai marketplace, the Chatuchak Market is spread across a vast area. One can buy fake branded clothes, jewellery, antiques, souvenirs, lip smacking food, and so much more at more than 9000 stalls. Visit this one with lots of time and cash in your wallets.
Patpong Night Market: A must visit, this night market is open from 6 pm up until midnight.
Pratunam Market: One of the thriving markets of the city.
Siam Paragon: One of the largest shopping complexes in Asia with a 16-screen movie theatre.
Ratchada Night Market: Located outside Ratchadapisek metro station, this place is open only on Saturdays. It offers a variety of products such as vintage cameras, second-hand jeans, leather handbags, etc.
Kwan Riam Floating Market, Muang Boran Floating Market, Amphawa Floating Market, Seacon Square, IconSiam, Amulet Market, Patpong Night Market, Khlong Toei Market, Central Embassy Shopping Mall, Tha Kha Floating Market, JJ Green Market, Siam Discovery, Platinum Fashion Mall, Maeklong Railway Market, Papaya Vintage Shop, Emquartier, Bang Nam Pheung Floating Market, Rod Fai Train Night Market, Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market, Taling Chan Floating Market, Pantip Plaza, Train Night Market Ratchada, MBK Center (Ma Boong Khron Center), CentralWorld, Damnoen Saduak Floating Market are some good place to shop in Bangkok.

Exchanging Money in Bangkok 

The currency in Bangkok can be exchanged at banks (major banks of Thailand being Bangkok Bank and Thai Farmers Bank), which are open Monday to Friday. Numerous authorised FOREX counters are dotted all across the tourist places with daily exchange rates displayed on electronic notice boards. It is also possible to get it exchanged at the airport. Almost all the major foreign currencies are accepted and exchanged. Most of the hotels will also perform currency exchange, but the rate is typically poor. You will find bank branches at most of the shopping centres and market places.

Language of Bangkok 

Central Thai is the official language of Thailand, which is widely spoken in Bangkok, especially in business and tourist areas. However, people usually converse in southern Thai dialect that sounds pithier and faster than Central Thai.
English is also widely spoken and understood, especially in tourist areas. 

Useful Thai phrases to know while travelling (krub is used for males and kha is used for females): 
Hello - Sawatdee (krub/kha)
How are you? - Sabai dee ru (krub/kha)
Fine - Sabai dee (krub/kha)
Thank you - Khob Khun (krub/kha)
Yes - Chai
No - Mai Chai
(You/I) can - Dai
Cannot - Mai Dai
How much? - Nee Tao Rai

Currency in Bangkok 

The Thai Baht is the primary currency used in Thailand. Make sure you carry cash while shopping at the local street markets and use your cards wisely to avoid any fraud. Most of the international credit cards are widely accepted in Bangkok. ATM Machines are easily available, 24 hours, all around the city and accept all major credits cards including Visa and MasterCard. Traveller's cheques are also an option and are mainly accepted at specific foreign exchange shops or banks with processing charges of THB 153 per cheque. For credit cards, the processing fee is about THB 150 to THB 250.

Religion of Bangkok 

Buddhism is the main religion followed in Bangkok with 95% of the population being Buddhists. The city is home to some of the most famous temples or 'wats' of the country.

Local transport in Bangkok
Getting around Bangkok is quite easy with its well-developed public transport system. There are plenty of options to commute within the city. Colourful metered taxis, tuk-tuks and motorbike taxis are some of the most popular options, all being easily available in any part of the city. However, considering the infamous traffic jam of the city, BTS (the aboveground Sky train) and MRT (underground metro) are the best alternatives. The trains begin their service at 6 am and end at midnight. The cheapest way of getting around is through local bus services, but it gets tedious because the routes are complicated and the information is all written in Thai. One can also hail private cabs, but they are quite an expensive affair. Make sure you bargain for a good deal while hiring a tuk-tuk or a colourful taxi.

How to Reach Bangkok from India

Bangkok, home to two international airports, can easily be reached by several direct flights from India. Flight companies such as Air India, Air India Express, AirAsia, Jet Airways, Thai Airways and IndiGo from various India cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Ahmadabad, etc. fly with high frequencies.

Visiting Bangkok is easy as there are many Travel options

By Air
Bangkok is well connected by air to the rest of the world and there are two airports in the city. The Suvarnabhumi Airport is located 25 kilometres east of Bangkok and the Don Mueang Airport located 24 kilometres to the north. Most international and domestic airlines operate at the Suvarnabhumi Airport, which is linked to the city by buses, taxis, and Airport Rail Link, a high-speed train service into downtown Bangkok.

By Road
Buses to and from other parts of Thailand including Pattaya, Krabi, Phuket and Ko Samui and also to neighbouring countries operate in Bangkok. There are three major bus terminals in Bangkok; the Northern Bus Terminal, also known as Mo Chit, the Eastern Bus Terminal, also known as Ekkamai and the Southern Bus Terminal, also known as Sai Tai. Book your bus tickets directly at one of the three public bus terminals and avoid travel agents and private buses, which are not the most reliable.

By Rail
Bangkok is well connected by rail to the rest of Thailand and to neighbouring countries like Malaysia, Cambodia and Laos. The main railway station of Bangkok is the Hua Lamphong Railway Station where trains from neighbouring countries and other parts of Thailand operate. The Thornburi Train Station (formerly known as Bangkok Noi Station) serves for local or nearby travel.

Best Time To Visit

November to February: This is Thailand’s cool season, with daytime temperatures slightly under 30°C and relatively low humidity. This is also Thailand’s peak season for tourism, which means prices are slightly higher overall. Regarded as the ‘cold months’, this is the perfect time to explore Bangkok on foot. In the evenings temperatures can drop below 20 degrees Celsius.

March to May: Although these are Bangkok’s hottest months, it is also the time when Bangkok celebrates the Thai New Year with great festivity and cheer. Sudden bouts of rain are a welcome change and boat cruises, mall shopping and lounging by the pool are highly recommended. Don't forget to carry your sunglasses and buy yourself a hat there!

May to October: Regarded as Bangkok’s ‘low season’, this is a great time to visit the city as you can fetch some great deals on hotels and excursions. The frequent bouts of rain do not deter tourists from indulging in a range of indoor activities like shopping, visiting aquariums and temples as well as entertainment complexes.

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