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Khao Chi Chan(Buddha Mountain)

Buddha Mountain is arguably the most splendid religious symbol in Pattaya. The image of Buddha sitting cross-legged, with one hand resting on his knee and the other in his lap, is engraved into the northern face of Khao Chi Chan. The surrounding area is steeped in natural beauty, while Khao Chi Chan is its most prominent landmark and attraction; other facilities have sprung up around it to take advantage of the high level of passing trade in the form of Thai and foreign visitors to this remarkable place.

: The grounds in front of Buddha Mountain include a temple, with saffron-robed monks a common sight, so appropriate clothing is recommended (clothing that covers shoulders and legs above the knee). Beyond this, there are no fees or restrictions on entering the grounds and getting up close to the awe-inspiring image.

Location: Na Jomtien

Timings: 08:00 AM – 5:00 PM


Wat Chai Mongkon

The incredible land of Pattaya is very well known for its amazing lifestyle and some mesmerizing beaches. However, there the place has so much more to offer than that. Wat Chai Monkhon, a marvelous agglomeration of beautiful temples is one thing you will not want to miss. Especially if you are someone who is in love with the style of Sino Thai, then you must certainly stroll in and around this monument.

A quintessential Thai construction, this place is perfect sanctuary for those seeking tranquillity and transcendental experience. It is in perfect contradistinction to the astir and buzzy parts of the city. You will spot many tourists as well as locals here. Visit this temple anytime between 2 to 4 pm so that you can enjoy taking beautiful pictures.

Location: Less than 5 km southeast to Ayutthaya

Timing: Remains open till 6PM

Price: The part of your Pattaya tour package

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  • Q. Travel Advice

    • It is a good thing to learn few words of the local language like Please, Thank You, I want to go to … , What is the specialty here?, etc. It will not just help you communicate with the locals but will also give you a brief knowledge about the culture of the place there.

    • You must acquire enough information that you’ll need before venturing in any new location. Don’t let the locals or any stranger mislead you.

    • Whenever you travel in a taxi, make sure you take a metered one. The drivers here have a tendency to cheat not only the tourists but also the locals here. So, be very careful, bargain and negotiate well before hiring a taxi.

    • Avoid getting into brawls with anyone here.

    • Never film or take videos without permission.

    • If you are at a religious place, do not photograph without permission.

    • Dress appropriately when visiting a religious place.

    • If you are undertaking treks, carry the necessary essentials.

    • Carry first aid with you.

    • Never roam around with too much cash in your pocket.

    • Don’t trust anyone with your valuables and cash.

    • Always have a copy of license and passport with you.

    • Keep your valuables carefully in a safe place.

  • Q. Drinking Laws

    The legal drinking age for drinking in Chon Buri is 20 years. However, you may have to display your ID proof before purchasing alcohol here.

  • Q. Our Recommendations: What you can’t afford to miss?

    Nong Nooch Tropical botanical garden

    Spread over 500-Acre on Sukhumvit Road in the Chon Buri province, Nong Nooch Tropical botanical garden is a beautiful tourist place. It is known for the huge collection of flora it holds and is also a major scientific center dedicated to cycads.

    Jomtien beach

    Jomtien Beach, also called as Chom Tian by locals is one of the top rated destinations and definitely among the most preferred attraction for tourists in Chon Buri. Jomtien is well known for its fine dining experience, magnificent beaches, and high-rise condominiums.

    Sriracha Tiger Zoo

    Sriracha Tiger zoo situated in Sri Racha City. It is a home to around 200 tigers and 10,000 crocodiles. Surprisingly, the zoo has the largest crocodile population in the world. Due to this feature, it has become a must visit place of Chon Buri and is frequented by tourists from all around the world.

    Sanctuary of Truth

    Unlike other temples around the world, Sanctuary of Truth is an all-wood building here. It attracts a lot of tourists because of its beautiful and unique hand carved wooden sculptures that indicate imperial settings at Angkor. It also features visionary art based on a traditional religious theme.

    Cartoon network Amazone waterpark

    World's first Cartoon network themed waterpark, the Cartoon network Amazone waterpark is located in the city. It is just 15 kms away from Pattaya. The park has also recreated the scenic beauty of Amazon rainforest. It features various cartoon network characters like Ben10, Powerpuff girls, Johnny Bravo etc. It's a lifetime experience for all the tourists, especially kids visiting Chon Buri.

  • Q. What will like you like there?

    Scuba Diving

    Scuba diving is a wonderful adventurous water sport that can be experienced at Jomtien Beach. Those who love to indulge in adventurous activities, they will have a great time to experience scuba diving here in Chon Buri.


    Jet-Ski is yet another exciting water sport which can be enjoyed in Chon Buri. An adventurous and a thrilling sport, Jet-Ski never disappoints the tourists. If you are with your group of friends, this activity can get even more enjoyable.


    Everyone loves shopping and Chon Buri provides the perfect opportunity for tourists to shop products of a wide range. The floating markets in the city offer various products from four major parts of Thailand. Floating markets are also famous for the artworks and Thai handicrafts. These markets are a shopper's delight.

    Elephant show

    Elephant shows provide a memorable experience here. They are held at the Noong nooch botanical garden and never fail to amaze the visitors with its great display. Kids have a great time watching the elephant show and so do their parents.

    Buffalo Race

    Tourists can enjoy the long established celebration of Buffalo Race at Chon Buri. Buffaloes are dressed with admirable creativity by their owners. These buffaloes take part in racing, physical fitness and fashion contests. One can also witness the Buffalo race festival held here annually if you are there at the right time of the year.

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