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Pearls of Asia

7N / 8D
2N 
Pattaya
 → 2N 
Bangkok
 → 3N 
Singapore
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Tour Highlights

Pattaya 

  • Visit to Alcazar Show 
  • Visit to Coral Island

Bangkok 
  • Visit to Safari World and Marine Park 
  • Guided City Tour. 

Singapore 
  • Visit to S.E.A. AquariumTM at Resort World Sentosa 
  • ‘Wings of Time’ Show at Sentosa Island 
  • Visit to Universal Studios at Resort World Sentosa 
  • Guided City Tour 
Gardens by the Bay with Cloud Forest & Flower Dome

Tour Plan

Day 1 

Arrive in Pattaya - Alcazar Show

Welcome to Thailand - the Land of Smiles. On arrival at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, our local representative will be waiting to welcome you and transfer you to Pattaya, where you check-in to your hotel. In the evening we take you to ‘Alcazar’, a world-famous, ladyboy cabaret extravaganza show. Overnight in Pattaya.

Day 2 

Pattaya - Coral Island Tour

Today, we take you by speedboat to Coral Island, where you can enjoy parasailing, water skiing and other water sports activities on your own. The evening is free for you to explore the night life of Pattaya, or you can opt for the suggested excursion to Nong Nooch Village. Here you can witness the splendor of Thai tradition, graceful dances, sword fights, Thai kick-boxing and more. See gentle elephants performing various tricks like bike riding, tug-of-war with humans and playing football. Overnight in Pattaya.

Meal Included

Breakfast

Day 3 

Pattaya - Bangkok - City Tour

This morning we drive to Bangkok. Enroute, we visit the Gems Factory famous for jade stones. On arrival in Bangkok, we take you on a guided city tour. Visit the temples of the Golden Buddha and the Reclining Buddha and drive through China Town. Later we proceed to our hotel and check-in. Overnight in Bangkok.

Meal Included

Breakfast

Day 4 

Bangkok - Safari World with Maraine Park

Today we proceed on an excursion to Safari World with Marine Park. Safari Park offers diverse exciting adventures, such as thrilling encounters with endangered species of the animal kingdom. The Marine Park will amaze you with its different animals performing some dazzling world-class shows. Watch the fabulous Orangutan show, the Sea Lion show and the Dolphin Show. In the Spy War Show, hold on to your seats as the action unfolds in a state-of-art amphitheater. Thereafter we return to Bangkok. This evening is free for you to complete your shopping OR you can opt for the suggested excursion to the world class spectacular performance, Siam Niramit Show. This captivating 80-minute journey to the Enchanted Kingdom uncovers the history, customs and cultural treasures that have descended through the centuries to fascinate Thailand’s guests. Overnight in Bangkok. 

Meal Included

Breakfast

Day 5 

Bangkok - Singapore - Sentosa Island Tour

Today we check out and proceed to the airport for our flight to Singapore - The Lion City. On arrival in Singapore, we proceed to your hotel and check-in. In the evening we take you to the famous Sentosa Island. Here we visit the S.E.A. AquariumTM. Discover the awe-inspiring world of life in the ocean at this, the world’s largest aquarium. Your visit to Sentosa Island ends with the fabulous light and sound show titled ‘Wings of Time’. Overnight in Singapore.

Meal Included

Breakfast

Day 6 

Singapore - Universal Studios

Today, we visit the region’s first Universal Studios Theme Park which will offer you excitement and great fun, with numerous thrilling rides and unlimited entertainment. Witness the world’s first Far Far Away Castle in ‘The Shrek 4-D adventure’. Meet the terrifying T-Rex in ‘The Lost World’, ride the world’s tallest dueling roller coasters at Sci-Fi City and witness ancient Egypt on the psychological thrill ride titled ‘Revenge of The Mummy’. After a full day of excitement and thrill at the universal studios, we proceed back to the hotel. Overnight in Singapore.

Meal Included

Breakfast

Day 7 

Singapore - City Tour & Gardens by the Bay

Today, we take you for a guided city tour of Singapore. See ‘Swissotel The Stamford’, one of the tallest hotels in the world, the Parliament House and the City Hall. Take a photo stop at the Merlion - Singapore’s famous symbol and the Esplanade, a 600 sq. m. performing arts center located in Marina Bay. Then visit to the ‘Gardens by the Bay with Cloud Forest and Flower Dome’, which is home to more than a quarter of a million of rare plants in huge domed conservatories, spanning an area of 100 hectares. Take a closer look at diverse plant life from around the world. After completing our city tour, we proceed back to our hotel. Overnight in Singapore.

Meal Included

Breakfast

Day 8 

Departure Singapore

After a buffet breakfast, we check out and drive to the airport for your flight back home. We hope you take back many happy memories of your holiday. We would like you to spare a few minutes to write and tell us how you enjoyed your holiday and give us your suggestions.

Meal Included

Breakfast

Inclusions

  • 2 Nights accommodation in Pattaya
  • 2 Nights accommodation in Bangkok
  • 3 Nights accommodation in Singapore
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Evening Alcazar Show
  • Visit Coral Island Tour with Lunch
  • Visit Safari World and Marine Park
  • Bangkok City Tour
  • Visit to S.E.A. AquariumTM at Resort World Sentosa  
  • Visit to Universal Studios at Resort World Sentosa 
  • Singapore City Tour 
  • Visit Gardens by the Bay with Cloud Forest & Flower Dome.
  • Return Airport Transfers
  • Pattaya to Bangkok Transfer
  • Singapore to Kuala Lumpur by A/c Coach
  • All Tours & Transfers are on SIC basis (Seat in coach)

Exclusions

  • Any Airfare, Visa Charges, Overseas Travel Insurance
  • Early Check-in and late Checkout in properties
  • Personal Expenses / Extras during Stay in Resort like laundry, Telephone calls, Medicines, Liquor
  • Entry Tickets / Meals other than those mentioned in Inclusions
  • 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

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Visa Policies

Singapore Visa
  • A valid passport with at least six months validity on the date of departure from Singapore. If the applicant is holding any old passport, it is mandatory now to enclose the same.
  • Confirmed return Air ticket with trip itinerary.
  • Singapore visa application form duly completed and signed by the applicant.
  • 2 recent coloured passport size photographs (35 mm wide by 45 mm high without border, white background)
  • Please note one photograph should be pasted on the visa form and signed across, second photograph should be attached with gem clip.
  • Covering letter from the applicant.
  • Leave letter / NOC from the company.
  • If the applicant is residing on any other address as mentioned on the passport, than residential proof copy is required.
  • Official translations of the documents are required if they are not in the English language.
  • Bank statement reflecting transactions of the last 6 months duly attested by a Bank official with Bank seal.

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.

Tour Destination

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.

About City

Singapore
"The Quintessential Cosmopolitan"

Best described as a microcosm of modern Asia, Singapore is a melting pot of culture and history, and an extravaganza of culinary delights. Officially known as the Republic of Singapore, it is both a city and a country located in Southeast Asia. One of Asia's most visited destinations, Singapore is best described as an amalgam of a fast-paced life and an off-the-back-street inheritance.

Singapore is the quintessential cosmopolitan, having the highest religious diversity in any country. Spread 42 km (26 miles) east to west and 23 km (14 miles) north to south, today it boasts of the world's busiest port. Singapore has climbed to be one of Asia's hit-list destinations with its efficient and widespread transport system - whizzing in this country is just a matter of minutes!

The national pastime of Singaporeans is eating, followed closely by shopping. This 'City in a Garden' is a blend of cultures, combining different ideas, cuisines, new architectures going well with the gleaming hint of the old school. The incredible shopping malls, classy boutiques, departmental stores on Orchard Road, the exotic elements of Chinatown and Little India and the world-class nightlife span across the spotless land of Singapore.

Expensive with respect to South-eastern standards, the city offers a plethora of other options for entertainment such as Sentosa Island, Singapore Zoo, Singapore Botanic Garden, Marina Bay Sands, Tiger Balm Garden, and the Singapore Night Safari. With a picture-perfect skyline and city centre bustling with crowds of people, Singapore is one of the most popular travel destinations for a lot of reasons.

Things To Do In Singapore

1. Gardens by the Bay
A must-visit place in Singapore, Gardens by the Bay is a 101-hectare nature park and botanic garden. Home to almost 4,00,000 plants, it is famous for the awe-inspiring Supertree Groves, SkyWay, Flower Dome and the hypnotic Garden Rhapsody, the light and sound show.

2. Singapore Botanic Gardens
Singapore Botanic Gardens is the only tropical garden to feature as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The 82-hectare garden houses more than 10,000 species of flowering plants and trees. The prime attractions are the National Orchid Garden, and Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden.

3. Universal Studios
Universal Studios Singapore is a theme park located in Resorts World Sentosa. With 28 thrilling rides, exciting attractions, spectacular shows, and divided into seven fun zones, it is a must-visit place in Singapore.

4. The Singapore Zoo
Regarded as one of the best zoos in the world, the Singapore Zoo is famed for housing the largest captive colony of Orangutans in the world. Another major highlight is the Rainforest Kidzworld, a technicolour play area for the little ones.

5. National Orchid Garden
The National Orchid Garden of Singapore is home to the largest display of tropical orchids in the world/. It currently houses over 60,000 orchid plants, out of which 1000 are pure species and 2000 are hybrids.

6. SEA Aquarium
The South East Asia Aquarium or the SEA Aquarium is one of the largest aquariums in the world, home to more than 800 species of aquatic wildlife. The chief draw is the Open Ocean Tank - the world's largest viewing panel and the only aquarium in the world to house the giant oceanic manta ray.

7. Sands SkyPark At Marina Bay
Sands SkyPark is the observation deck located at the spectacular Marina Bay Sands. The humungous wooden deck lies atop the three hotel towers and seems to be floating above the city and all its skyscrapers. Situated on the 57th floor, Sands SkyPark provides a magnificent 360-degree bird's eye view of the entire city, all the way from the Marina South Pier to the Singapore Strait.

8. Sentosa Island
A tiny resort island off the southern coast of Singapore, Sentosa Island is home to themed attractions, sun-washed beaches, lush rainforests, amazing spas and some popular resort hotels. Packed with attractions, the tiny island is speckled with panoramic gardens including a butterfly garden, amusement parks, a breath-taking aquarium (Underwater World), beach clubs with live music, an ethnic village and the highlight of the island, a vast Merlion Statue.

9. Marina Bay Sands
Singapore's most iconic hotel, Marina Bay Sands is a resort complex, ranked as the world's most expensive standalone casino property. The 55-storey tower is home to the world's largest infinity pool and atrium casino. Other prime attractions include the Shoppes Mall, ArtScience Museum and Sands SkyPark.

10. The Night safari
World's first nocturnal zoo, Singapore Night Safari houses more than 130 species of animals. It uses open-concept enclosures or trams to take the visitors on a 45-minute commented tour of its nocturnal animals and habitats.

11. Jewel Changi Airport
Jewel Changi Airport is an entertainment and retail complex linked to Changi Airport, Singapore. The transportation hub is also a nature-themed shopping, dining, and recreational extravaganza with themes of Singaporean culture. This eco-infused multiplex’s centrepiece is the 131-foot-high Rain Vortex, the world’s largest indoor waterfall, amidst the tropical oasis of the Shiseido Forest Valley, featuring 61,000 trees.

12. Merlion Park
The picturesque Merlion Park is an iconic Singapore sight, housing two Merlion statues. Merlion is a mythical creature with the head of a lion and the body of a fish and is considered an icon of the Lion City.

13. Pulau Ubin
Pulau Ubin is a 10.2 square kilometre island lying northeast of Singapore. Translating to Granite Island in Malay, it is one of the last two kampongs of Singapore - a place where one can truly enjoy and experience Singapore for what it used to be. The main attraction is the Chek Jawa Wetlands.

14. Cloud Forest
The Cloud Forest Dome, housed in Gardens by the Bay, is a greenhouse-like structure, re-creating the tropical montane climate found between 1500m and 3000m. The centrepiece attraction is a 35m high mountain with the world's tallest indoor waterfall.

15. Singapore Flyer
Singapore Flyer is Asia's largest giant observation wheel. An iconic thing to see in Singapore, the stunning view from the flyer is best experienced at dusk - view the iconic attractions like Singapore River, Raffles Place, and Merlion Park lit up spectacularly at night.

16. Jurong Bird Park
Jurong Bird Park is Asia's largest bird park housing over 5000 birds from around 400 varied species. Spread across 20.2 hectares, the major highlight is the Waterfall Aviary - the world's largest walk-in aviary.

17. Singapore Cable Car
The Singapore Cable Car is a gondola lift that facilitates an aerial link from Mount Faber to Sentosa’s resort island. It affords a bird’s eye view of the main attractions of Singapore like Mount Faber, Harbourfront, Merlion, Sentosa Island and the Universal Studios Singapore.

18. Bike Tours in Singapore
Offering access to the city’s major tourist attractions and charming back lanes, bike tours allow you to explore Singapore relaxedly. Riding past the F1 Racetrack, Merlion, Singapore River, Fullerton Bay, Victoria Concert Hall, Lao Ba Sai, and Nicoll Highway is a great way to learn how this multiethnic city fits together. The colourful historical neighbourhoods like Chinatown, Kampong Glam, Little India, Tiong Bahru, and Bugis Street are also worth exploring on bikes.

19. National Gallery Singapore
The National Gallery Singapore is an art museum showcasing the world's largest collection of colonial and post-colonial Asian and Southeast Asian art. Housed in the iconic former Supreme Court Buildings and the City Hall, it is the largest museum and venue for the visual arts in Singapore.

20. Chinatown / Street Food in Singapore
One of the most popular neighbourhoods of Singapore, Chinatown is all about hustle bustle and authentic Chinese food and culture. Often blending Malay, Chinese and Indian flavours, Singapore’s street foods are cheap yet vibrantly delicious. Kaya toast, Hainanese chicken rice, wanton noodles, char kway teow, nasi lemak, paratha curry, carrot cake, and laksa soup are well-loved by locals and tourists alike. Hawker centres like Chinatown Market, Maxwell Food Centre, Tiong Bahru Market and Little India are great for grabbing bak chor mee, prawn mee, satay, oyster and cakes, biryani, rojak, and sweets.

21. Cruise Tours in Singapore
Sailing the ocean and Singapore River that meanders through the city offers incredible views and experiences. Royal Caribbean is Asia's largest ship, featuring week-long vacation cruises past Singapore’s wonders. Romantic half and full-day sails, overnight stays and dinner party cruises are provided by Genting Dream Cruise, Symphony of the Seas Cruises, and luxury superyacht rentals starting at SGD 1,644. Dolphin-sighting cruises to Sentosa and Coney Islands are also popular among families.

22. National Museum
Home to a myriad of historical artefacts and exhibits, the National Museum of Singapore boasts of being the country’s oldest museum. The Singapore History Gallery is the chief attraction depicting Singapore's past through stories.

23. East Coast Park
East Coast Park is a 15km long stretch of seafront park, nestled along the southeastern coast of Singapore. Spread across 185 hectares of reclaimed land, it is a much-loved spot among the locals who flock here to windsurf, swim, kayak, picnic, swim, barbecue, bicycle, skateboard and eat.

24. OCBC Skyway
OCBC Skyway, located at the famous Gardens by the Bay in Singapore, is a 128-metre long aerial walkway connecting six Supertrees at the Supertree Grove. Situated at a height of 22-metres, with mesmerizing, panoramic views of and beyond the beauty of the Gardens by the Bay and the Marina Bay skyline that encompasses the area, the OCBC Skyway is one of the most ideal places to find peace and tranquillity. The stunning OCBC Skyway is the ideal place to witness the gob-smacking Garden Rhapsody (light and sound show) in all its glory.

25. Haw Par Villa
Formerly known as the Tiger Balm Garden, Haw Par Villa is an Asian culture theme park and Singapore's largest outdoor art gallery. Claimed to be the last of its kind in the world, this repository of Asian folklore and myths is famous for depicting the "Ten Courts of Hell" from Chinese folklore.

26. Buddha Tooth Relic Temple
The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple is a Chinese Buddhist Temple in Chinatown, Singapore. The five-storey temple is famed worldwide for storing the left canine tooth of Lord Buddha, recovered from his funeral pyre in Kushinagar, India.

27. Madame Tussauds
Madame Tussauds Singapore is the branch of the popular Madame Tussauds wax museum based out of London. Ite has life-like wax statues of notable personalities and global icons in the fields of art, music, movies, sports, and politics.

28. Little India
Little India is an ethnic neighbourhood of Singapore - a major hub of the Singaporean Indian community. Commonly known as "Tekka", the historic centre is known for the vibrant culture, buzzing nightlife, binge-worthy street food and world-class shopping.

29. Lazarus Island
One of Singapore's best-kept secrets, the Lazarus Island is nestled south of mainland Singapore. With its breathtakingly beautiful surroundings, the beach is a perfect sandy affair and an ideal spot to soak in the rays and have a picnic.

30. ArtScience Museum
The ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay is a premier exhibition space featuring touring exhibitions from art and science. One of the quirkiest buildings and things to see in Singapore, it houses ever-changing themes and displays across its 21 gallery spaces.

31. The Helix Bridge
Connecting Marina Central to Marina South lays the gorgeous Helix Bridge. Popularly known as "The Helix", it is a pedestrian bridge linking the city's existing CBD area with the newly developed Bayfront district. The stunning edifice shines dazzlingly at night by ribbons of LED lighting, turning it into a popular tourist attraction.

32. Arab Street
Arab Street is a neighbourhood in the Malay-Muslim Quarter of Singapore. It is known for its eclectic mix of exotic stores selling crafts, accessories, textiles, and home furnishing from the Middle East. The famous Sultan Mosque is also located here.

33. Orchard Road
One of the main shopping street of Singapore, Orchard Road is 2.2 kilometre long upscale shopping destination. Famous for luxury retail shopping experience, it is home to internationally renowned stores, coffeehouses and restaurants.

34. Mount Faber Park
One of the most popular sightseeing destinations in Singapore, Mount Faber Park is a hill rising up to a height o 94 meters and located within the Bukit Merah town. Overlooking the region of Telok Blangah, its peak can be accessed via the Mount Faber Road or the Morse Road but there are numerous trails leading right up to the top that has the adventurous tourists walk up the hill.

35. Clarke Quay
The Clarke Quay is a popular riverside quay in Singapore flanked by stylish restaurants, and high-end boutiques. Also lined up along the river are buzzing nightclubs, river cruise bumboats and floating cafes that make the place Singapore's major wining and dining area.

36. Siloso Beach
The Siloso Beach is renowned for being the hippiest of the three beaches of Sentosa Island. Home to some of the best bars and restaurants in the area, it is ideal for people who love the sun and the sand. Siloso Beach is well known for its outdoor activities as well, especially beach volleyball.

37. The Raffles Hotel
One of the most famous and iconic hotels in Singapore, the Raffles Hotel is on the top of almost every visitor’s to-visit list in Singapore. Located in the Colonial District of Singapore, it is claimed to be one of the world's last majestic 19th century hotels.

38. Asian Civilisations Museum
Ranked as one of the top museums in Asia, the Asian Civilisations Museum displays artefacts and relics depicting the cultures and civilisations of Asia. There are over 2000 artefacts spread across seven galleries on three levels.

39. Sri Mariamman Temple
The oldest temple in Singapore, Sri Mariamman Temple is located in Chinatown. The exquisite temple is dedicated to Goddess Mariamman, a Hindu deity known for curing illness, disease and epidemics. The ornate and elaborate detailing of the gopuram (tower) above the entrance is a sight to behold.

40. Changi Chapel and Museum
Narrating the story of Japanese occupation of Singapore, the Changi Chapel and Museum is dedicated to Singapore's history during World War II. It houses the photographs, personal objects, letters of more than 50,000 civilians and soldiers in Changi Prison. 

41. Fort Canning Park
The Fort Canning Park is a historic landmark in Singapore having witnessed major historical milestones. Formerly known as the "Forbidden Hill", it houses 9 historical gardens and is a popular spot for hiking and artistic activity.

42. Southern Ridges
The Southern Ridges Trail is a 10-kilometre hiking route in southern Singapore. One of the most picturesque natural walks of the Lion City, the Southern Ridges Trail offers stunning views of the skyline waterfront and a stroll across fascinating natural and architectural marvels. Spread across four havens of exotic flowering plants and tropical animals – Mount Faber Park, Telok Blangah Hill Park, HortPark, and Kent Ridge Park, Southern Ridges also consists of the country’s highest pedestrian bridge, suspended at a height of 36 metres across two hills.

43. Formula 1 Grand Prix
The Singapore Grand Prix is an annual night race held at Marina Bay Street Circuit. A part of the Formula 1 World Championship, it is a great attraction for adventure junkies, motorheads, and racers. The races are spread over three days, with multiple practice sessions and qualifiers.

44. MacRitchie Nature Trail
Once in a while, we all need a quick getaway, an escape from the hustle bustle of our everyday lives, even if it is just for an hour or two. MacRitchie Nature Trail provides just the solace that you seek in a busy city like Singapore. Situated in MacRitchie Reservoir Park along Lornie Road since 1867, the lush nature trail is an escape to pristine waters and a dense, secondary forest in the heart of the city.

45. Bukit Batok Nature Park
The Bukit Batok Nature Park (BBNP) is a quiet, serene park near the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve. The major highlight of the lush park is the quarry-turned-pond located right at the entrance. The 36-hectare park is perfect for jogging, walking or biking on the trails surrounded by the lush green beauty of the secondary forest. Many also prefer exercising at Bukit Batok Nature Park as it contains fitness areas and many bike trails of varying difficulty.

46. Esplanade - Theatres On The Bay
The Esplanade is a performing arts centre near the Marina Bay that focuses on international artists and has hosted over 37,000 shows. It is a 60,000 square meter expanse dedicated just to theatre and arts. Situated right at the mouth of the Singapore River, it got its name from the Esplanade Park, in which Theatres by the bay is located. The Esplanade stages new shows every few months and believe in providing opportunities to emerging artists and practitioners. In addition, the in-house programming team presents over 14 festivals and 20 ongoing series throughout the year.

47. Singapore River
The Singapore River is a major waterway that runs through the city of Singapore. A favourite nightlife district and tourist hotspot, the area around the river is abuzz with the excitement of buzzing bars, eclectic eateries, and charged clubs spread across Robertson Quay, Boat Quay, and Clarke Quay. The 3.2 kilometre-long river snakes through the middle of the city, passing through Old Singapore - with Victorian-era buildings and small communities - in the north, and the Central Business District with its swanky new buildings and complexes in the south.

48. VivoCity
VivoCity, the largest shopping mall in Singapore, is located at HarbourFront (close to the HarbourFrount MRT station). It is one of those very few shopping complexes that is famed for its open space. VivoCity also houses a large outdoor kid's playground on level two, along with a rooftop 'Skypark'.

49. Supertree Grove
Nestled in Gardens by the Bay of Sentosa Island, the Supertree Grove are artificially made, electronic tree structures. These trees are multifunctional that act as canopies and shade the area during the day and metamorphose into a dazzling exhibit of sound and light at night. These 18 steel-clad concrete structures, measuring between 25 and 50 metres tall, are adorned with around 162,900 plants. The vertical gardens come alive each night with the stunning Garden Rhapsody, a light and sound show.

50. Fountain of Wealth
One of Singapore's iconic sights, the Fountain of Wealth is the largest fountain in the world (listed in the Guinness Book of Records), located at Suntec City - one of Singapore's largest shopping malls. Towering at 13.8 metres, the Fountain of Wealth is built in accordance with the principles of Feng Shui, symbolizing wealth and life. The huge 66m bronze ring of the fountain is a symbol of oneness in spirit as well as the solidarity, equality and goodwill which exists between all races and religions in Singapore. The inward flowing water of symbolizes the retention of wealth in Suntec City.

51. St John's Island
St. John's Island is a stunning island known for its chequered past and the former prison feel, located approximately 6.5 km south off of the main island of Singapore. The mesmerising sight is visited for the small patch of mangrove trees and turquoise water beaches used by the families for picnicking. It is also frequented for a spot of fishing. This, as well as its closeness to the main island, has made St. John's Island an ideal day trip from Singapore.

52. Flower Dome Conservatory
Immerse yourself in the beauty and diversity of plants and flowers from all around the globe under a single roof at Singapore's Flower Dome. The largest glass greenhouse in the world, Flower Dome is one of the two breathtakingly beautiful conservatories of Gardens by the Bay (the other being, "Cloud Forest"). The temperature and humidity levels inside have been regulated to replicate the cool-dry climatic conditions of the Mediterranean and different arid tropical climates such as those in Australia, South America and South Africa. With an area of around 1.2 hectares, the flower dome conservatory constitutes a total of eight gardens- Olive Grove, Californian Garden, Mediterranean Garden, South American Garden, South African Garden, Australian Garden, the Baobabs and the Succulent Garden. An awe-inspiring field of flowers is present right in the centre of the conservatory.

53. Chinatown Heritage Centre
Serving as a gateway into the rich history of the bustling neighbourhood of Singapore's Chinatown, Chinatown Heritage Centre is a group of restored shophouses that exhibits the furniture, artefacts and living arrangements of early Chinese settlers. Spread across six galleries, the heritage centre houses an extensive collection of photographs and paraphernalia dating as far back as 1819, depicting the daily lives of early Chinese immigrants who risked their lives to arrive in a new city, in search of a better life, after a long and perilous journey.

54. Butterfly Park & Insect Kingdom
Established as an outdoor conservatory, the Butterfly Park and Insect Kingdom is located at Imbiah on the Sentosa Island of Singapore and is home to more than fifty varieties of butterflies, beetles, macaws and a plethora of colourful insects.

55. The Battle Box
The Battlebox is a war bunker dating back to World War II, now converted into a museum. Located at Fort Canning Hill, this former bomb-proof command centre/shelter is regarded as one of the prime touristic spots in Singapore, also known as Fort Canning Bunker. It was inside the walls of Battlebox that the British decided to surrender Singapore to the Japanese. Now, the Battlebox museum unveils true causes that led to the disastrous and largest capitulation in British History.

56. MacRitchie Reservoir
Positioned at 181 Lornie Road, the MacRitchie Reservoir Park forms a part of the water catchment system of Singapore and is a Mecca for nature admirers as well as sports fanatics. Covering an area of 12 hectares, the park is a hidden gem located coyly amidst pristine surroundings and offering a respite to the Singaporeans who treasure it immensely. Since MacRitchie Reservoir is situated close to the city centre, it is a favourite spot where one can indulge in a variety of activities like bird watching, kayaking, canoeing and hiking as well.

57. Marina Barrage
Marina Barrage is both a flood-control rooftop dam and a stunning park with a gob-smacking skyline view of Singapore, located at the southern tip of the main island, and a short walk away from Gardens by the Bay. Although its primary function serves as a dam, Marina Barrage is rather popular for recreation on its green, roof-top expanse which is always scattered with local flying flashy kites.

58. Bukit Timah Nature Reserve
Home to around 40% of the native flora and fauna of Singapore, the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve is one of the two ASEAN Heritage Parks in Singapore. This 400-acre natural wonderland, considered one of the largest remaining rainforests of the country, is found on Bukit Timah Hill, the tallest hill of Singapore. Established in 1883 as a forest reserve, the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve is the perfect place for tourists to see the natural ecology of a humid, equatorial region such as Singapore, with its pristine charm preserved and maintained by the authorities.

59. Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve
Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve is a Heritage Park at Kranji Way in Northern Singapore. Located at the banks of the Buloh River, this is Singapore’s first ASEAN Heritage Park that boasts of a stunning diversity of flora and fauna spread across a 202-hectare wetland and mangrove ecosystem. With more than 230 bird species – including significant migratory populations, thousands of plant varieties and exotic animals, Sungei Buloh is a great place to learn about the bounty and conservation of nature.

60. Fort Siloso
Fort Siloso is Singapore's only preserved coastal fort converted into a military museum containing World War II memorabilia like guns, remains of fortified military structures and tunnels. The main attraction of Fort Siloso is the Skywalk. Eleven storeys high, it provides visitors with a magnificent panoramic view of the surrounding landscape.

61. Peranakan Museum
The first of its kind in the world, the Peranakan Museum is devoted to exploring the Pernankan cultures present in Singapore, the former Straits Settlements in Malacca and Penang, and other regions of Southeast Asia that are home to the Peranakan community. Housed in the iconic Old Tao Nan School Building, this classic museum once acted as an extended wing of the famous Asian Civilisations Museum which used to be located here, and is currently a sister museum to the same, specialising in tracing the origins and development of Peranakan culture.

62. Armenian Church
The Armenian Church of Saint Gregory the Illuminator is the oldest Church in Singapore, locally referred to as the Armenian Church. It is located in a quiet place in the Hill Street vicinity and is one of the masterpieces of the Irish architect, George D Coleman. The Armenian community of Singapore regard this place as their spiritual abode, and the church now serves as a beautiful venue for couples to tie their knot in holy matrimony. The grand edifice is built in a British-neoclassical inspired architecture. This tranquil church is always a good option for an evening stroll.

63. Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery
The Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery is Singapore's largest Buddhist temple, sitting on 75,470 square meters of land. Built by Zhuan Dao in the early 20th century, this temple is located in Bishan and is considered to be a very sacred place by the Buddhists. The monastery is famed for housing one of Asia's largest Buddhist statues, located in the Hall of No Form. Made of bronze, this marvel is 13.8 meters tall and weighs 55 tonnes. Kong Meng San Phor Kark See is a must-visit for people interested in Buddhism and those wanting to learn more about the teachings of Buddha. 

64. Kusu Island
Part of the southern islands, Kusu Island is a pristine island just 5.6 km to the south of the main island of Singapore. The pristine island is famous for its clear blue waters and a breathtaking view from the beaches. It also has a very rich history from which it also derives its name as Kusu means turtle or tortoise in Chinese. As Kusu Island is just a short distance from the mainland, it is extremely famous amongst the locals and is a place visited by many who wish to spend the day in complete relaxation that is attained by the calm atmosphere of the island. It can also be entirely covered by walking from end to end in 20 minutes.

65. Palawan Beach
The gorgeous Palawan Beach on Sentosa Island is one of the best family beaches in Singapore with fine white sand, the clear blue water and the warm, cosy atmosphere. Out of the three beaches in Sentosa - Siloso, Tanjong and Palawan - the latter is often considered to be the most relaxing and is the only one that is kid-friendly.

66. Tanjong Beach
Revered for its white sandy shoreline, the man-made Tanjong Beach is nestled pristinely on Sentosa Island of Singapore. It is less crowded as compared to the other two touristic beaches on Sentosa, and attracts people who come here to take a break from the chaotic life of the city.

67. Lau Pa Sat
Located at 18 Raffles Quay, Lau Pa Sat is a popular hawker centre, and what can be called as Singapore's version of the food court. Recognised as a national monument in 1973, this iconic landmark of Singapore metamorphoses food, architecture and history together. Also known as the Telok Ayer Market, Lau Pa Sat sees numerous footfalls from gastronomes all over the world.

68. Singapore Art Museum
The Singapore Art Museum (also called SAM) specialises in international contemporary art practices with an emphasis laid on Singapore and South-East Asia. The museum is conveniently situated in the heart of the city of Singapore. Previously known as Fine-Art museum, SAM aims to breathe art into life. They plan on having a stimulating space to think, feel, experience and imagine. The museum is housed in a restored 19th-century old school that adds to the vibes of its antiquity and contemporary atmosphere. SAM is home to some of the ancient classic and modern international art. It also collaborates with contemporary international museums of its like to curate and hosts contemporary exhibitions.

69. Science Centre
Science Centre Singapore, located in Jurong East, is a scientific institution having around a thousand exhibits spread over fourteen exhibition galleries. Formerly known as the Singapore Science Centre, this geeky science museum houses the largest collection of educational material related to science in the Lion City.

70. Civilian War Memorial
The Civilian War Memorial is a monument dedicated to the civilians that lost their lives during World War II. Located within War Memorial Park at Beach Road in Singapore’s Central Area, this memorial is a sombre reminder of the perils of the Japanese Occupation in the country and is a symbol of hope for post-war Singapore. The monument is an iconic heritage landmark in the Lion City today, frequented by locals and tourists alike.

71. Sultan Mosque
Majestically standing in the historic district of Kampong Glam, the Sultan Mosque (Masjid Sultan) is Singapore's largest mosque and focal point of the Muslim community in the Lion City. Seemingly pulled out of the Arabian Nights, the enchanting mosque is constructed in the Indo-Saracenic style, the highlight being the huge prayer hall topped by a shimmering golden dome. Both regarding its glorious appearance, and the sheer size, the Sultan Mosque is a must-visit if one is in the Kampong Glam district.

72. Raffles Place
Raffles Place is a commercial space located at the south of Singapore River. Known as the heart of Singapore’s Financial District, Raffles Place is occupied with skyscrapers like the UOB Plaza which is known to hold exhibitions, Change Alley where travellers can get their currency changed, and the Lau Pa Sat from where one can buy art and craft items and enjoy some cultural performances.

73. Suntec City
Suntec City is a commercial hub and shopping complex situated in Marina Centre. It houses a mall (one of the largest), an international exhibition and convention centre, a movie theatre along with a video arcade. Located at the centre of this humdrum is the famous "Fountain of Wealth" - the world's largest fountain.

74. Wings Of Time
Wings of Time is a permanent outdoor light show at Siloso Beach. This award-winning show is a magical spectacle of pyrotechnics, robotic water fountains, a thrilling soundtrack, lasers, and a compelling storyline.

75. Chek Jawa
Tanjung Chek Jawa, usually known as Chek Jawa, is an extensive wetland measuring 100 hectares, located to the South East of the Pulau Ubin island near the main island of Singapore. It is a vibrant mix of 6 diverse habitats, making it one of the richest ecosystems across the world. The visitors are amazed to find sandy and rock-filled beaches in close conjunction to a coral & seagrass lagoon as well as mangrove and coastal forests. Chek Jawa is one of the most popular sightseeing spots in Singapore, especially for nature lovers, bird watchers and international tourists.

76. Sri Vadapathira Kaliamman Temple
Sri Vadapathira Kaliamman Temple is a Hindu Temple located on 555 Serangoon Road of Little India. It is dedicated to Vadapathira and Kaliamman deities, the female counterpart to the Brihadeeswarar Temple located in Thanjavur of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

77. Sri Sivan Temple
Situated at the Geylang Avenue in Singapore, the stupendous Sri Sivan Temple is a place of worship of the Hindu God, Lord Shiva, the presiding deity of the temple. This magnificent temple can very well be considered as a modern structure, with the fusion of both South and North Indian architectural influences adding to the aura of this holy place. There are six main prayers held here on a daily basis, and the temple has a specific time for the performance of the same.

78. iFly
iFly Singapore is an indoor skydiving simulation venue near Siloso Beach Station. A franchise of the popular SkyVenture, iFly offers authentic free-falling simulations within an indoor wind tunnel, featuring a thrilling 90-second drop.

79. Dairy Farm Nature Park
The Dairy Farm Nature Park is a magnificent nature park located in the Upper Bukit Timah area of Singapore. Spread across a thriving 63-hectare land, it is famous for nature trails, hiking, and the quarry. At the south-western end of the park lies the Singapore Quarry, a relaxing wetland and picturesque spot, serving as a prime spot for freshwater flora and fauna including the critically endangered little grebe bird. Gain knowledge about the changing landscape of the dairy farm and explore the wonders of nature through varied exhibits at the Dairy Farm Nature Park.


How To Reach Singapore

The best way to travel to Singapore from India is through flight. The classy Changi Airport of Singapore is well connected to India through regular flights from various cities. Some of the major airlines that connect the two countries include Singapore Airlines, Air India, Tiger Airways, Jet Airways and Air India Express. The journey is 6-8 hours long depending upon number of halts in between.

Religion of Singapore 

Being a multi-religious country, Singapore does not have a state-regulated religion which the citizens are supposed to follow. It is home to 10 religions, out of which Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam and Christianity are the primary religions, while Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Sikhism, Jainism and others form the minority cluster. The Lion City is the ultimate melting pot, with the locals celebrating all festivals pompously, irrespective of the religion they follow. 

Language of Singapore 

There are four official languages of Singapore: English, Malay, Mandarin Chinese and Tamil. Yes, Singapore language is as diverse and multi-cultural as its people! English is the most widely spoken language (primarily by the population below the age of 50), and the medium of instructions in school. English is also the language of business and government in Singapore, based on British English. 

A unique and widely spoken language in Singapore is the Singlish. It is primarily the colloquial form of English, having a distinct accent, and ignoring the basic standards of English grammar. Having a jumble of local slang and expressions of various languages and dialects of Singapore, speaking in Singlish is seen as a mark of being truly local! 

The major portion of the literate population in Singapore is bilingual, with English and Mandarin being most commonly spoken. Interestingly, all the schools in the city teach the language of the child's parentage, along with English, to ensure the child stay in touch with the traditional roots.

Currency in Singapore 

Singapore's unit of currency is the Singapore Dollar (SGD), locally referred to as the 'Singdollar'. It is made up of 100 cents using coins of 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents, along with notes in the denomination of SGD 2, 5, 10 and 50, 100, 500 and 1000. 

Cards: Almost all the major credit card brands are widely accepted in Singapore including Visa and MasterCard (although a 3 % surcharge may be charged by some shops, taxis may charge up to 15 %).
Traveller's cheques are usually not accepted, however, can be cashed at most of the exchange booths.
EZ-Link and Nets Flash Pay cards are valid in case of some convenience stores and fast-food chains.

ATMs: ATMs are widely available at banks, malls, MRT stations and commercial areas.

Best Time To Visit

July-September:While tourists visit throughout the year, the festive season is a great time to explore the many facets of Singapore, especially around July when the Great Singapore Sale and the Singapore Food Festival take place. Feb-April: The months between the summers and winters are quite pleasant.

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Pattaya
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Bangkok
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Singapore
7 Nights / 8 Days
Included in this package
Hotel
Sightseeing
Meals
Transfer
  • Overview
  • Tour Itinerary
  • Inclusions
  • Policies
  • Tour Destinations

Tour Highlights

Pattaya 

  • Visit to Alcazar Show 
  • Visit to Coral Island

Bangkok 
  • Visit to Safari World and Marine Park 
  • Guided City Tour. 

Singapore 
  • Visit to S.E.A. AquariumTM at Resort World Sentosa 
  • ‘Wings of Time’ Show at Sentosa Island 
  • Visit to Universal Studios at Resort World Sentosa 
  • Guided City Tour 
Gardens by the Bay with Cloud Forest & Flower Dome

Tour Plan

Day 1 

Arrive in Pattaya - Alcazar Show

Welcome to Thailand - the Land of Smiles. On arrival at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, our local representative will be waiting to welcome you and transfer you to Pattaya, where you check-in to your hotel. In the evening we take you to ‘Alcazar’, a world-famous, ladyboy cabaret extravaganza show. Overnight in Pattaya.

Day 2 

Pattaya - Coral Island Tour

Today, we take you by speedboat to Coral Island, where you can enjoy parasailing, water skiing and other water sports activities on your own. The evening is free for you to explore the night life of Pattaya, or you can opt for the suggested excursion to Nong Nooch Village. Here you can witness the splendor of Thai tradition, graceful dances, sword fights, Thai kick-boxing and more. See gentle elephants performing various tricks like bike riding, tug-of-war with humans and playing football. Overnight in Pattaya.

Meal Included

Breakfast

Day 3 

Pattaya - Bangkok - City Tour

This morning we drive to Bangkok. Enroute, we visit the Gems Factory famous for jade stones. On arrival in Bangkok, we take you on a guided city tour. Visit the temples of the Golden Buddha and the Reclining Buddha and drive through China Town. Later we proceed to our hotel and check-in. Overnight in Bangkok.

Meal Included

Breakfast

Day 4 

Bangkok - Safari World with Maraine Park

Today we proceed on an excursion to Safari World with Marine Park. Safari Park offers diverse exciting adventures, such as thrilling encounters with endangered species of the animal kingdom. The Marine Park will amaze you with its different animals performing some dazzling world-class shows. Watch the fabulous Orangutan show, the Sea Lion show and the Dolphin Show. In the Spy War Show, hold on to your seats as the action unfolds in a state-of-art amphitheater. Thereafter we return to Bangkok. This evening is free for you to complete your shopping OR you can opt for the suggested excursion to the world class spectacular performance, Siam Niramit Show. This captivating 80-minute journey to the Enchanted Kingdom uncovers the history, customs and cultural treasures that have descended through the centuries to fascinate Thailand’s guests. Overnight in Bangkok. 

Meal Included

Breakfast

Day 5 

Bangkok - Singapore - Sentosa Island Tour

Today we check out and proceed to the airport for our flight to Singapore - The Lion City. On arrival in Singapore, we proceed to your hotel and check-in. In the evening we take you to the famous Sentosa Island. Here we visit the S.E.A. AquariumTM. Discover the awe-inspiring world of life in the ocean at this, the world’s largest aquarium. Your visit to Sentosa Island ends with the fabulous light and sound show titled ‘Wings of Time’. Overnight in Singapore.

Meal Included

Breakfast

Day 6 

Singapore - Universal Studios

Today, we visit the region’s first Universal Studios Theme Park which will offer you excitement and great fun, with numerous thrilling rides and unlimited entertainment. Witness the world’s first Far Far Away Castle in ‘The Shrek 4-D adventure’. Meet the terrifying T-Rex in ‘The Lost World’, ride the world’s tallest dueling roller coasters at Sci-Fi City and witness ancient Egypt on the psychological thrill ride titled ‘Revenge of The Mummy’. After a full day of excitement and thrill at the universal studios, we proceed back to the hotel. Overnight in Singapore.

Meal Included

Breakfast

Day 7 

Singapore - City Tour & Gardens by the Bay

Today, we take you for a guided city tour of Singapore. See ‘Swissotel The Stamford’, one of the tallest hotels in the world, the Parliament House and the City Hall. Take a photo stop at the Merlion - Singapore’s famous symbol and the Esplanade, a 600 sq. m. performing arts center located in Marina Bay. Then visit to the ‘Gardens by the Bay with Cloud Forest and Flower Dome’, which is home to more than a quarter of a million of rare plants in huge domed conservatories, spanning an area of 100 hectares. Take a closer look at diverse plant life from around the world. After completing our city tour, we proceed back to our hotel. Overnight in Singapore.

Meal Included

Breakfast

Day 8 

Departure Singapore

After a buffet breakfast, we check out and drive to the airport for your flight back home. We hope you take back many happy memories of your holiday. We would like you to spare a few minutes to write and tell us how you enjoyed your holiday and give us your suggestions.

Meal Included

Breakfast

Inclusions

  • 2 Nights accommodation in Pattaya
  • 2 Nights accommodation in Bangkok
  • 3 Nights accommodation in Singapore
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Evening Alcazar Show
  • Visit Coral Island Tour with Lunch
  • Visit Safari World and Marine Park
  • Bangkok City Tour
  • Visit to S.E.A. AquariumTM at Resort World Sentosa  
  • Visit to Universal Studios at Resort World Sentosa 
  • Singapore City Tour 
  • Visit Gardens by the Bay with Cloud Forest & Flower Dome.
  • Return Airport Transfers
  • Pattaya to Bangkok Transfer
  • Singapore to Kuala Lumpur by A/c Coach
  • All Tours & Transfers are on SIC basis (Seat in coach)

Exclusions

  • Any Airfare, Visa Charges, Overseas Travel Insurance
  • Early Check-in and late Checkout in properties
  • Personal Expenses / Extras during Stay in Resort like laundry, Telephone calls, Medicines, Liquor
  • Entry Tickets / Meals other than those mentioned in Inclusions
  • 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

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Visa Policies

Singapore Visa
  • A valid passport with at least six months validity on the date of departure from Singapore. If the applicant is holding any old passport, it is mandatory now to enclose the same.
  • Confirmed return Air ticket with trip itinerary.
  • Singapore visa application form duly completed and signed by the applicant.
  • 2 recent coloured passport size photographs (35 mm wide by 45 mm high without border, white background)
  • Please note one photograph should be pasted on the visa form and signed across, second photograph should be attached with gem clip.
  • Covering letter from the applicant.
  • Leave letter / NOC from the company.
  • If the applicant is residing on any other address as mentioned on the passport, than residential proof copy is required.
  • Official translations of the documents are required if they are not in the English language.
  • Bank statement reflecting transactions of the last 6 months duly attested by a Bank official with Bank seal.

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.

Tour Destination

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.

About City

Singapore
"The Quintessential Cosmopolitan"

Best described as a microcosm of modern Asia, Singapore is a melting pot of culture and history, and an extravaganza of culinary delights. Officially known as the Republic of Singapore, it is both a city and a country located in Southeast Asia. One of Asia's most visited destinations, Singapore is best described as an amalgam of a fast-paced life and an off-the-back-street inheritance.

Singapore is the quintessential cosmopolitan, having the highest religious diversity in any country. Spread 42 km (26 miles) east to west and 23 km (14 miles) north to south, today it boasts of the world's busiest port. Singapore has climbed to be one of Asia's hit-list destinations with its efficient and widespread transport system - whizzing in this country is just a matter of minutes!

The national pastime of Singaporeans is eating, followed closely by shopping. This 'City in a Garden' is a blend of cultures, combining different ideas, cuisines, new architectures going well with the gleaming hint of the old school. The incredible shopping malls, classy boutiques, departmental stores on Orchard Road, the exotic elements of Chinatown and Little India and the world-class nightlife span across the spotless land of Singapore.

Expensive with respect to South-eastern standards, the city offers a plethora of other options for entertainment such as Sentosa Island, Singapore Zoo, Singapore Botanic Garden, Marina Bay Sands, Tiger Balm Garden, and the Singapore Night Safari. With a picture-perfect skyline and city centre bustling with crowds of people, Singapore is one of the most popular travel destinations for a lot of reasons.

Things To Do In Singapore

1. Gardens by the Bay
A must-visit place in Singapore, Gardens by the Bay is a 101-hectare nature park and botanic garden. Home to almost 4,00,000 plants, it is famous for the awe-inspiring Supertree Groves, SkyWay, Flower Dome and the hypnotic Garden Rhapsody, the light and sound show.

2. Singapore Botanic Gardens
Singapore Botanic Gardens is the only tropical garden to feature as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The 82-hectare garden houses more than 10,000 species of flowering plants and trees. The prime attractions are the National Orchid Garden, and Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden.

3. Universal Studios
Universal Studios Singapore is a theme park located in Resorts World Sentosa. With 28 thrilling rides, exciting attractions, spectacular shows, and divided into seven fun zones, it is a must-visit place in Singapore.

4. The Singapore Zoo
Regarded as one of the best zoos in the world, the Singapore Zoo is famed for housing the largest captive colony of Orangutans in the world. Another major highlight is the Rainforest Kidzworld, a technicolour play area for the little ones.

5. National Orchid Garden
The National Orchid Garden of Singapore is home to the largest display of tropical orchids in the world/. It currently houses over 60,000 orchid plants, out of which 1000 are pure species and 2000 are hybrids.

6. SEA Aquarium
The South East Asia Aquarium or the SEA Aquarium is one of the largest aquariums in the world, home to more than 800 species of aquatic wildlife. The chief draw is the Open Ocean Tank - the world's largest viewing panel and the only aquarium in the world to house the giant oceanic manta ray.

7. Sands SkyPark At Marina Bay
Sands SkyPark is the observation deck located at the spectacular Marina Bay Sands. The humungous wooden deck lies atop the three hotel towers and seems to be floating above the city and all its skyscrapers. Situated on the 57th floor, Sands SkyPark provides a magnificent 360-degree bird's eye view of the entire city, all the way from the Marina South Pier to the Singapore Strait.

8. Sentosa Island
A tiny resort island off the southern coast of Singapore, Sentosa Island is home to themed attractions, sun-washed beaches, lush rainforests, amazing spas and some popular resort hotels. Packed with attractions, the tiny island is speckled with panoramic gardens including a butterfly garden, amusement parks, a breath-taking aquarium (Underwater World), beach clubs with live music, an ethnic village and the highlight of the island, a vast Merlion Statue.

9. Marina Bay Sands
Singapore's most iconic hotel, Marina Bay Sands is a resort complex, ranked as the world's most expensive standalone casino property. The 55-storey tower is home to the world's largest infinity pool and atrium casino. Other prime attractions include the Shoppes Mall, ArtScience Museum and Sands SkyPark.

10. The Night safari
World's first nocturnal zoo, Singapore Night Safari houses more than 130 species of animals. It uses open-concept enclosures or trams to take the visitors on a 45-minute commented tour of its nocturnal animals and habitats.

11. Jewel Changi Airport
Jewel Changi Airport is an entertainment and retail complex linked to Changi Airport, Singapore. The transportation hub is also a nature-themed shopping, dining, and recreational extravaganza with themes of Singaporean culture. This eco-infused multiplex’s centrepiece is the 131-foot-high Rain Vortex, the world’s largest indoor waterfall, amidst the tropical oasis of the Shiseido Forest Valley, featuring 61,000 trees.

12. Merlion Park
The picturesque Merlion Park is an iconic Singapore sight, housing two Merlion statues. Merlion is a mythical creature with the head of a lion and the body of a fish and is considered an icon of the Lion City.

13. Pulau Ubin
Pulau Ubin is a 10.2 square kilometre island lying northeast of Singapore. Translating to Granite Island in Malay, it is one of the last two kampongs of Singapore - a place where one can truly enjoy and experience Singapore for what it used to be. The main attraction is the Chek Jawa Wetlands.

14. Cloud Forest
The Cloud Forest Dome, housed in Gardens by the Bay, is a greenhouse-like structure, re-creating the tropical montane climate found between 1500m and 3000m. The centrepiece attraction is a 35m high mountain with the world's tallest indoor waterfall.

15. Singapore Flyer
Singapore Flyer is Asia's largest giant observation wheel. An iconic thing to see in Singapore, the stunning view from the flyer is best experienced at dusk - view the iconic attractions like Singapore River, Raffles Place, and Merlion Park lit up spectacularly at night.

16. Jurong Bird Park
Jurong Bird Park is Asia's largest bird park housing over 5000 birds from around 400 varied species. Spread across 20.2 hectares, the major highlight is the Waterfall Aviary - the world's largest walk-in aviary.

17. Singapore Cable Car
The Singapore Cable Car is a gondola lift that facilitates an aerial link from Mount Faber to Sentosa’s resort island. It affords a bird’s eye view of the main attractions of Singapore like Mount Faber, Harbourfront, Merlion, Sentosa Island and the Universal Studios Singapore.

18. Bike Tours in Singapore
Offering access to the city’s major tourist attractions and charming back lanes, bike tours allow you to explore Singapore relaxedly. Riding past the F1 Racetrack, Merlion, Singapore River, Fullerton Bay, Victoria Concert Hall, Lao Ba Sai, and Nicoll Highway is a great way to learn how this multiethnic city fits together. The colourful historical neighbourhoods like Chinatown, Kampong Glam, Little India, Tiong Bahru, and Bugis Street are also worth exploring on bikes.

19. National Gallery Singapore
The National Gallery Singapore is an art museum showcasing the world's largest collection of colonial and post-colonial Asian and Southeast Asian art. Housed in the iconic former Supreme Court Buildings and the City Hall, it is the largest museum and venue for the visual arts in Singapore.

20. Chinatown / Street Food in Singapore
One of the most popular neighbourhoods of Singapore, Chinatown is all about hustle bustle and authentic Chinese food and culture. Often blending Malay, Chinese and Indian flavours, Singapore’s street foods are cheap yet vibrantly delicious. Kaya toast, Hainanese chicken rice, wanton noodles, char kway teow, nasi lemak, paratha curry, carrot cake, and laksa soup are well-loved by locals and tourists alike. Hawker centres like Chinatown Market, Maxwell Food Centre, Tiong Bahru Market and Little India are great for grabbing bak chor mee, prawn mee, satay, oyster and cakes, biryani, rojak, and sweets.

21. Cruise Tours in Singapore
Sailing the ocean and Singapore River that meanders through the city offers incredible views and experiences. Royal Caribbean is Asia's largest ship, featuring week-long vacation cruises past Singapore’s wonders. Romantic half and full-day sails, overnight stays and dinner party cruises are provided by Genting Dream Cruise, Symphony of the Seas Cruises, and luxury superyacht rentals starting at SGD 1,644. Dolphin-sighting cruises to Sentosa and Coney Islands are also popular among families.

22. National Museum
Home to a myriad of historical artefacts and exhibits, the National Museum of Singapore boasts of being the country’s oldest museum. The Singapore History Gallery is the chief attraction depicting Singapore's past through stories.

23. East Coast Park
East Coast Park is a 15km long stretch of seafront park, nestled along the southeastern coast of Singapore. Spread across 185 hectares of reclaimed land, it is a much-loved spot among the locals who flock here to windsurf, swim, kayak, picnic, swim, barbecue, bicycle, skateboard and eat.

24. OCBC Skyway
OCBC Skyway, located at the famous Gardens by the Bay in Singapore, is a 128-metre long aerial walkway connecting six Supertrees at the Supertree Grove. Situated at a height of 22-metres, with mesmerizing, panoramic views of and beyond the beauty of the Gardens by the Bay and the Marina Bay skyline that encompasses the area, the OCBC Skyway is one of the most ideal places to find peace and tranquillity. The stunning OCBC Skyway is the ideal place to witness the gob-smacking Garden Rhapsody (light and sound show) in all its glory.

25. Haw Par Villa
Formerly known as the Tiger Balm Garden, Haw Par Villa is an Asian culture theme park and Singapore's largest outdoor art gallery. Claimed to be the last of its kind in the world, this repository of Asian folklore and myths is famous for depicting the "Ten Courts of Hell" from Chinese folklore.

26. Buddha Tooth Relic Temple
The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple is a Chinese Buddhist Temple in Chinatown, Singapore. The five-storey temple is famed worldwide for storing the left canine tooth of Lord Buddha, recovered from his funeral pyre in Kushinagar, India.

27. Madame Tussauds
Madame Tussauds Singapore is the branch of the popular Madame Tussauds wax museum based out of London. Ite has life-like wax statues of notable personalities and global icons in the fields of art, music, movies, sports, and politics.

28. Little India
Little India is an ethnic neighbourhood of Singapore - a major hub of the Singaporean Indian community. Commonly known as "Tekka", the historic centre is known for the vibrant culture, buzzing nightlife, binge-worthy street food and world-class shopping.

29. Lazarus Island
One of Singapore's best-kept secrets, the Lazarus Island is nestled south of mainland Singapore. With its breathtakingly beautiful surroundings, the beach is a perfect sandy affair and an ideal spot to soak in the rays and have a picnic.

30. ArtScience Museum
The ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay is a premier exhibition space featuring touring exhibitions from art and science. One of the quirkiest buildings and things to see in Singapore, it houses ever-changing themes and displays across its 21 gallery spaces.

31. The Helix Bridge
Connecting Marina Central to Marina South lays the gorgeous Helix Bridge. Popularly known as "The Helix", it is a pedestrian bridge linking the city's existing CBD area with the newly developed Bayfront district. The stunning edifice shines dazzlingly at night by ribbons of LED lighting, turning it into a popular tourist attraction.

32. Arab Street
Arab Street is a neighbourhood in the Malay-Muslim Quarter of Singapore. It is known for its eclectic mix of exotic stores selling crafts, accessories, textiles, and home furnishing from the Middle East. The famous Sultan Mosque is also located here.

33. Orchard Road
One of the main shopping street of Singapore, Orchard Road is 2.2 kilometre long upscale shopping destination. Famous for luxury retail shopping experience, it is home to internationally renowned stores, coffeehouses and restaurants.

34. Mount Faber Park
One of the most popular sightseeing destinations in Singapore, Mount Faber Park is a hill rising up to a height o 94 meters and located within the Bukit Merah town. Overlooking the region of Telok Blangah, its peak can be accessed via the Mount Faber Road or the Morse Road but there are numerous trails leading right up to the top that has the adventurous tourists walk up the hill.

35. Clarke Quay
The Clarke Quay is a popular riverside quay in Singapore flanked by stylish restaurants, and high-end boutiques. Also lined up along the river are buzzing nightclubs, river cruise bumboats and floating cafes that make the place Singapore's major wining and dining area.

36. Siloso Beach
The Siloso Beach is renowned for being the hippiest of the three beaches of Sentosa Island. Home to some of the best bars and restaurants in the area, it is ideal for people who love the sun and the sand. Siloso Beach is well known for its outdoor activities as well, especially beach volleyball.

37. The Raffles Hotel
One of the most famous and iconic hotels in Singapore, the Raffles Hotel is on the top of almost every visitor’s to-visit list in Singapore. Located in the Colonial District of Singapore, it is claimed to be one of the world's last majestic 19th century hotels.

38. Asian Civilisations Museum
Ranked as one of the top museums in Asia, the Asian Civilisations Museum displays artefacts and relics depicting the cultures and civilisations of Asia. There are over 2000 artefacts spread across seven galleries on three levels.

39. Sri Mariamman Temple
The oldest temple in Singapore, Sri Mariamman Temple is located in Chinatown. The exquisite temple is dedicated to Goddess Mariamman, a Hindu deity known for curing illness, disease and epidemics. The ornate and elaborate detailing of the gopuram (tower) above the entrance is a sight to behold.

40. Changi Chapel and Museum
Narrating the story of Japanese occupation of Singapore, the Changi Chapel and Museum is dedicated to Singapore's history during World War II. It houses the photographs, personal objects, letters of more than 50,000 civilians and soldiers in Changi Prison. 

41. Fort Canning Park
The Fort Canning Park is a historic landmark in Singapore having witnessed major historical milestones. Formerly known as the "Forbidden Hill", it houses 9 historical gardens and is a popular spot for hiking and artistic activity.

42. Southern Ridges
The Southern Ridges Trail is a 10-kilometre hiking route in southern Singapore. One of the most picturesque natural walks of the Lion City, the Southern Ridges Trail offers stunning views of the skyline waterfront and a stroll across fascinating natural and architectural marvels. Spread across four havens of exotic flowering plants and tropical animals – Mount Faber Park, Telok Blangah Hill Park, HortPark, and Kent Ridge Park, Southern Ridges also consists of the country’s highest pedestrian bridge, suspended at a height of 36 metres across two hills.

43. Formula 1 Grand Prix
The Singapore Grand Prix is an annual night race held at Marina Bay Street Circuit. A part of the Formula 1 World Championship, it is a great attraction for adventure junkies, motorheads, and racers. The races are spread over three days, with multiple practice sessions and qualifiers.

44. MacRitchie Nature Trail
Once in a while, we all need a quick getaway, an escape from the hustle bustle of our everyday lives, even if it is just for an hour or two. MacRitchie Nature Trail provides just the solace that you seek in a busy city like Singapore. Situated in MacRitchie Reservoir Park along Lornie Road since 1867, the lush nature trail is an escape to pristine waters and a dense, secondary forest in the heart of the city.

45. Bukit Batok Nature Park
The Bukit Batok Nature Park (BBNP) is a quiet, serene park near the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve. The major highlight of the lush park is the quarry-turned-pond located right at the entrance. The 36-hectare park is perfect for jogging, walking or biking on the trails surrounded by the lush green beauty of the secondary forest. Many also prefer exercising at Bukit Batok Nature Park as it contains fitness areas and many bike trails of varying difficulty.

46. Esplanade - Theatres On The Bay
The Esplanade is a performing arts centre near the Marina Bay that focuses on international artists and has hosted over 37,000 shows. It is a 60,000 square meter expanse dedicated just to theatre and arts. Situated right at the mouth of the Singapore River, it got its name from the Esplanade Park, in which Theatres by the bay is located. The Esplanade stages new shows every few months and believe in providing opportunities to emerging artists and practitioners. In addition, the in-house programming team presents over 14 festivals and 20 ongoing series throughout the year.

47. Singapore River
The Singapore River is a major waterway that runs through the city of Singapore. A favourite nightlife district and tourist hotspot, the area around the river is abuzz with the excitement of buzzing bars, eclectic eateries, and charged clubs spread across Robertson Quay, Boat Quay, and Clarke Quay. The 3.2 kilometre-long river snakes through the middle of the city, passing through Old Singapore - with Victorian-era buildings and small communities - in the north, and the Central Business District with its swanky new buildings and complexes in the south.

48. VivoCity
VivoCity, the largest shopping mall in Singapore, is located at HarbourFront (close to the HarbourFrount MRT station). It is one of those very few shopping complexes that is famed for its open space. VivoCity also houses a large outdoor kid's playground on level two, along with a rooftop 'Skypark'.

49. Supertree Grove
Nestled in Gardens by the Bay of Sentosa Island, the Supertree Grove are artificially made, electronic tree structures. These trees are multifunctional that act as canopies and shade the area during the day and metamorphose into a dazzling exhibit of sound and light at night. These 18 steel-clad concrete structures, measuring between 25 and 50 metres tall, are adorned with around 162,900 plants. The vertical gardens come alive each night with the stunning Garden Rhapsody, a light and sound show.

50. Fountain of Wealth
One of Singapore's iconic sights, the Fountain of Wealth is the largest fountain in the world (listed in the Guinness Book of Records), located at Suntec City - one of Singapore's largest shopping malls. Towering at 13.8 metres, the Fountain of Wealth is built in accordance with the principles of Feng Shui, symbolizing wealth and life. The huge 66m bronze ring of the fountain is a symbol of oneness in spirit as well as the solidarity, equality and goodwill which exists between all races and religions in Singapore. The inward flowing water of symbolizes the retention of wealth in Suntec City.

51. St John's Island
St. John's Island is a stunning island known for its chequered past and the former prison feel, located approximately 6.5 km south off of the main island of Singapore. The mesmerising sight is visited for the small patch of mangrove trees and turquoise water beaches used by the families for picnicking. It is also frequented for a spot of fishing. This, as well as its closeness to the main island, has made St. John's Island an ideal day trip from Singapore.

52. Flower Dome Conservatory
Immerse yourself in the beauty and diversity of plants and flowers from all around the globe under a single roof at Singapore's Flower Dome. The largest glass greenhouse in the world, Flower Dome is one of the two breathtakingly beautiful conservatories of Gardens by the Bay (the other being, "Cloud Forest"). The temperature and humidity levels inside have been regulated to replicate the cool-dry climatic conditions of the Mediterranean and different arid tropical climates such as those in Australia, South America and South Africa. With an area of around 1.2 hectares, the flower dome conservatory constitutes a total of eight gardens- Olive Grove, Californian Garden, Mediterranean Garden, South American Garden, South African Garden, Australian Garden, the Baobabs and the Succulent Garden. An awe-inspiring field of flowers is present right in the centre of the conservatory.

53. Chinatown Heritage Centre
Serving as a gateway into the rich history of the bustling neighbourhood of Singapore's Chinatown, Chinatown Heritage Centre is a group of restored shophouses that exhibits the furniture, artefacts and living arrangements of early Chinese settlers. Spread across six galleries, the heritage centre houses an extensive collection of photographs and paraphernalia dating as far back as 1819, depicting the daily lives of early Chinese immigrants who risked their lives to arrive in a new city, in search of a better life, after a long and perilous journey.

54. Butterfly Park & Insect Kingdom
Established as an outdoor conservatory, the Butterfly Park and Insect Kingdom is located at Imbiah on the Sentosa Island of Singapore and is home to more than fifty varieties of butterflies, beetles, macaws and a plethora of colourful insects.

55. The Battle Box
The Battlebox is a war bunker dating back to World War II, now converted into a museum. Located at Fort Canning Hill, this former bomb-proof command centre/shelter is regarded as one of the prime touristic spots in Singapore, also known as Fort Canning Bunker. It was inside the walls of Battlebox that the British decided to surrender Singapore to the Japanese. Now, the Battlebox museum unveils true causes that led to the disastrous and largest capitulation in British History.

56. MacRitchie Reservoir
Positioned at 181 Lornie Road, the MacRitchie Reservoir Park forms a part of the water catchment system of Singapore and is a Mecca for nature admirers as well as sports fanatics. Covering an area of 12 hectares, the park is a hidden gem located coyly amidst pristine surroundings and offering a respite to the Singaporeans who treasure it immensely. Since MacRitchie Reservoir is situated close to the city centre, it is a favourite spot where one can indulge in a variety of activities like bird watching, kayaking, canoeing and hiking as well.

57. Marina Barrage
Marina Barrage is both a flood-control rooftop dam and a stunning park with a gob-smacking skyline view of Singapore, located at the southern tip of the main island, and a short walk away from Gardens by the Bay. Although its primary function serves as a dam, Marina Barrage is rather popular for recreation on its green, roof-top expanse which is always scattered with local flying flashy kites.

58. Bukit Timah Nature Reserve
Home to around 40% of the native flora and fauna of Singapore, the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve is one of the two ASEAN Heritage Parks in Singapore. This 400-acre natural wonderland, considered one of the largest remaining rainforests of the country, is found on Bukit Timah Hill, the tallest hill of Singapore. Established in 1883 as a forest reserve, the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve is the perfect place for tourists to see the natural ecology of a humid, equatorial region such as Singapore, with its pristine charm preserved and maintained by the authorities.

59. Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve
Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve is a Heritage Park at Kranji Way in Northern Singapore. Located at the banks of the Buloh River, this is Singapore’s first ASEAN Heritage Park that boasts of a stunning diversity of flora and fauna spread across a 202-hectare wetland and mangrove ecosystem. With more than 230 bird species – including significant migratory populations, thousands of plant varieties and exotic animals, Sungei Buloh is a great place to learn about the bounty and conservation of nature.

60. Fort Siloso
Fort Siloso is Singapore's only preserved coastal fort converted into a military museum containing World War II memorabilia like guns, remains of fortified military structures and tunnels. The main attraction of Fort Siloso is the Skywalk. Eleven storeys high, it provides visitors with a magnificent panoramic view of the surrounding landscape.

61. Peranakan Museum
The first of its kind in the world, the Peranakan Museum is devoted to exploring the Pernankan cultures present in Singapore, the former Straits Settlements in Malacca and Penang, and other regions of Southeast Asia that are home to the Peranakan community. Housed in the iconic Old Tao Nan School Building, this classic museum once acted as an extended wing of the famous Asian Civilisations Museum which used to be located here, and is currently a sister museum to the same, specialising in tracing the origins and development of Peranakan culture.

62. Armenian Church
The Armenian Church of Saint Gregory the Illuminator is the oldest Church in Singapore, locally referred to as the Armenian Church. It is located in a quiet place in the Hill Street vicinity and is one of the masterpieces of the Irish architect, George D Coleman. The Armenian community of Singapore regard this place as their spiritual abode, and the church now serves as a beautiful venue for couples to tie their knot in holy matrimony. The grand edifice is built in a British-neoclassical inspired architecture. This tranquil church is always a good option for an evening stroll.

63. Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery
The Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery is Singapore's largest Buddhist temple, sitting on 75,470 square meters of land. Built by Zhuan Dao in the early 20th century, this temple is located in Bishan and is considered to be a very sacred place by the Buddhists. The monastery is famed for housing one of Asia's largest Buddhist statues, located in the Hall of No Form. Made of bronze, this marvel is 13.8 meters tall and weighs 55 tonnes. Kong Meng San Phor Kark See is a must-visit for people interested in Buddhism and those wanting to learn more about the teachings of Buddha. 

64. Kusu Island
Part of the southern islands, Kusu Island is a pristine island just 5.6 km to the south of the main island of Singapore. The pristine island is famous for its clear blue waters and a breathtaking view from the beaches. It also has a very rich history from which it also derives its name as Kusu means turtle or tortoise in Chinese. As Kusu Island is just a short distance from the mainland, it is extremely famous amongst the locals and is a place visited by many who wish to spend the day in complete relaxation that is attained by the calm atmosphere of the island. It can also be entirely covered by walking from end to end in 20 minutes.

65. Palawan Beach
The gorgeous Palawan Beach on Sentosa Island is one of the best family beaches in Singapore with fine white sand, the clear blue water and the warm, cosy atmosphere. Out of the three beaches in Sentosa - Siloso, Tanjong and Palawan - the latter is often considered to be the most relaxing and is the only one that is kid-friendly.

66. Tanjong Beach
Revered for its white sandy shoreline, the man-made Tanjong Beach is nestled pristinely on Sentosa Island of Singapore. It is less crowded as compared to the other two touristic beaches on Sentosa, and attracts people who come here to take a break from the chaotic life of the city.

67. Lau Pa Sat
Located at 18 Raffles Quay, Lau Pa Sat is a popular hawker centre, and what can be called as Singapore's version of the food court. Recognised as a national monument in 1973, this iconic landmark of Singapore metamorphoses food, architecture and history together. Also known as the Telok Ayer Market, Lau Pa Sat sees numerous footfalls from gastronomes all over the world.

68. Singapore Art Museum
The Singapore Art Museum (also called SAM) specialises in international contemporary art practices with an emphasis laid on Singapore and South-East Asia. The museum is conveniently situated in the heart of the city of Singapore. Previously known as Fine-Art museum, SAM aims to breathe art into life. They plan on having a stimulating space to think, feel, experience and imagine. The museum is housed in a restored 19th-century old school that adds to the vibes of its antiquity and contemporary atmosphere. SAM is home to some of the ancient classic and modern international art. It also collaborates with contemporary international museums of its like to curate and hosts contemporary exhibitions.

69. Science Centre
Science Centre Singapore, located in Jurong East, is a scientific institution having around a thousand exhibits spread over fourteen exhibition galleries. Formerly known as the Singapore Science Centre, this geeky science museum houses the largest collection of educational material related to science in the Lion City.

70. Civilian War Memorial
The Civilian War Memorial is a monument dedicated to the civilians that lost their lives during World War II. Located within War Memorial Park at Beach Road in Singapore’s Central Area, this memorial is a sombre reminder of the perils of the Japanese Occupation in the country and is a symbol of hope for post-war Singapore. The monument is an iconic heritage landmark in the Lion City today, frequented by locals and tourists alike.

71. Sultan Mosque
Majestically standing in the historic district of Kampong Glam, the Sultan Mosque (Masjid Sultan) is Singapore's largest mosque and focal point of the Muslim community in the Lion City. Seemingly pulled out of the Arabian Nights, the enchanting mosque is constructed in the Indo-Saracenic style, the highlight being the huge prayer hall topped by a shimmering golden dome. Both regarding its glorious appearance, and the sheer size, the Sultan Mosque is a must-visit if one is in the Kampong Glam district.

72. Raffles Place
Raffles Place is a commercial space located at the south of Singapore River. Known as the heart of Singapore’s Financial District, Raffles Place is occupied with skyscrapers like the UOB Plaza which is known to hold exhibitions, Change Alley where travellers can get their currency changed, and the Lau Pa Sat from where one can buy art and craft items and enjoy some cultural performances.

73. Suntec City
Suntec City is a commercial hub and shopping complex situated in Marina Centre. It houses a mall (one of the largest), an international exhibition and convention centre, a movie theatre along with a video arcade. Located at the centre of this humdrum is the famous "Fountain of Wealth" - the world's largest fountain.

74. Wings Of Time
Wings of Time is a permanent outdoor light show at Siloso Beach. This award-winning show is a magical spectacle of pyrotechnics, robotic water fountains, a thrilling soundtrack, lasers, and a compelling storyline.

75. Chek Jawa
Tanjung Chek Jawa, usually known as Chek Jawa, is an extensive wetland measuring 100 hectares, located to the South East of the Pulau Ubin island near the main island of Singapore. It is a vibrant mix of 6 diverse habitats, making it one of the richest ecosystems across the world. The visitors are amazed to find sandy and rock-filled beaches in close conjunction to a coral & seagrass lagoon as well as mangrove and coastal forests. Chek Jawa is one of the most popular sightseeing spots in Singapore, especially for nature lovers, bird watchers and international tourists.

76. Sri Vadapathira Kaliamman Temple
Sri Vadapathira Kaliamman Temple is a Hindu Temple located on 555 Serangoon Road of Little India. It is dedicated to Vadapathira and Kaliamman deities, the female counterpart to the Brihadeeswarar Temple located in Thanjavur of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

77. Sri Sivan Temple
Situated at the Geylang Avenue in Singapore, the stupendous Sri Sivan Temple is a place of worship of the Hindu God, Lord Shiva, the presiding deity of the temple. This magnificent temple can very well be considered as a modern structure, with the fusion of both South and North Indian architectural influences adding to the aura of this holy place. There are six main prayers held here on a daily basis, and the temple has a specific time for the performance of the same.

78. iFly
iFly Singapore is an indoor skydiving simulation venue near Siloso Beach Station. A franchise of the popular SkyVenture, iFly offers authentic free-falling simulations within an indoor wind tunnel, featuring a thrilling 90-second drop.

79. Dairy Farm Nature Park
The Dairy Farm Nature Park is a magnificent nature park located in the Upper Bukit Timah area of Singapore. Spread across a thriving 63-hectare land, it is famous for nature trails, hiking, and the quarry. At the south-western end of the park lies the Singapore Quarry, a relaxing wetland and picturesque spot, serving as a prime spot for freshwater flora and fauna including the critically endangered little grebe bird. Gain knowledge about the changing landscape of the dairy farm and explore the wonders of nature through varied exhibits at the Dairy Farm Nature Park.


How To Reach Singapore

The best way to travel to Singapore from India is through flight. The classy Changi Airport of Singapore is well connected to India through regular flights from various cities. Some of the major airlines that connect the two countries include Singapore Airlines, Air India, Tiger Airways, Jet Airways and Air India Express. The journey is 6-8 hours long depending upon number of halts in between.

Religion of Singapore 

Being a multi-religious country, Singapore does not have a state-regulated religion which the citizens are supposed to follow. It is home to 10 religions, out of which Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam and Christianity are the primary religions, while Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Sikhism, Jainism and others form the minority cluster. The Lion City is the ultimate melting pot, with the locals celebrating all festivals pompously, irrespective of the religion they follow. 

Language of Singapore 

There are four official languages of Singapore: English, Malay, Mandarin Chinese and Tamil. Yes, Singapore language is as diverse and multi-cultural as its people! English is the most widely spoken language (primarily by the population below the age of 50), and the medium of instructions in school. English is also the language of business and government in Singapore, based on British English. 

A unique and widely spoken language in Singapore is the Singlish. It is primarily the colloquial form of English, having a distinct accent, and ignoring the basic standards of English grammar. Having a jumble of local slang and expressions of various languages and dialects of Singapore, speaking in Singlish is seen as a mark of being truly local! 

The major portion of the literate population in Singapore is bilingual, with English and Mandarin being most commonly spoken. Interestingly, all the schools in the city teach the language of the child's parentage, along with English, to ensure the child stay in touch with the traditional roots.

Currency in Singapore 

Singapore's unit of currency is the Singapore Dollar (SGD), locally referred to as the 'Singdollar'. It is made up of 100 cents using coins of 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents, along with notes in the denomination of SGD 2, 5, 10 and 50, 100, 500 and 1000. 

Cards: Almost all the major credit card brands are widely accepted in Singapore including Visa and MasterCard (although a 3 % surcharge may be charged by some shops, taxis may charge up to 15 %).
Traveller's cheques are usually not accepted, however, can be cashed at most of the exchange booths.
EZ-Link and Nets Flash Pay cards are valid in case of some convenience stores and fast-food chains.

ATMs: ATMs are widely available at banks, malls, MRT stations and commercial areas.

Best Time To Visit

July-September:While tourists visit throughout the year, the festive season is a great time to explore the many facets of Singapore, especially around July when the Great Singapore Sale and the Singapore Food Festival take place. Feb-April: The months between the summers and winters are quite pleasant.

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