Sightseeing in Pattaya – The Floating Market

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Last day in Pattaya! And I am definitely not sad about it. Today I visited the floating market, a must see in this town. Floating markets in Southeast Asia have a long tradition and usually reflect the way of life and the culture of the local people. Foreign visitors get a good insight into the life on a river or the coastline. Farmers and fishermen flock in early in the morning to trade their goods like vegetables, fish … Read More

Sightseeing in Pattaya – The Sanctuary of Truth

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As I mentioned in my last post I am a bit tired of temple viewing, but Pattaya does not have so much else to offer. So I went to the Sanctuary of Truth, a large temple completely constructed of wood and only wood. It is about five kilometers away from the northern end of the beach road, situated right on the coast. When you arrive at the complex you have to pay 500 THB (12€) entrance fee which … Read More

Sightseeing in Pattaya – The Big Buddha

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Can one like Pattaya? The answer to this question is pretty simple NO! Why? Because it is hard to develop a differentiated view on Pattaya. You probably either love it or you hate it. So, who could love this fast growing city with its just over 100.000 citizens? Maybe people love the beach, stretching over 4 km but being only 4 meters wide, with a questionable water quality and packed with sunshades and looking like this: Or people … Read More