The Most Beautiful Aquarium in Pattaya

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Touch Pool
At the Touch Pool Zone there are rock pool creations from coastal areas around Thailand. You are able to interact with the marine animals by touching them.p4

Magic Tank
Be amazed by Magic Tank-the only tank in Thailand of it’s kind! The Mystical Gravity Interactive concept will take you beyond your imagination.

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Coral Reef Zone
Wonder through the transparent acrylic tunnel and be greeted by schools of colorful fish in the tropical coral reefs.

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Open Ocean Zone
Come face to face with the big powerful predators from the ocean depths, including Black Tip Reef Sharks, Eagle Rays, Blackblotched Rays, Fat Nurse Sharks and the elusive Shovel- nose Ray.

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Giant of Siam Zone
The sunken ship has become an excellent home for many aquatic animals. The artificial shipwreck ship wreck is fantastic for the freshwater and economic fish of Thailand.

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Jelly Fish Zone
The biggest collection and display of Jellyfish in Thailand

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Reptiles Zone
Be stupefied with the numerous reptiles which make you feel extremely stunned

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Activities Koi

Feeding Family Time, enjoyable yourself and family feeding Koi with Milk Bottle at Koi pond.

Ocean Class and Sleepover with sharks & Rays Camp The Ocean Class is arranged to Learning Center for small adventures. They will enjoy with Educational Programs, face to face with Diversity of Aquatic Animals, Happiness & Fun waiting for you here!!!

Dive with Sharks & Rays The experience of a lifetime-dive with sharks and rays while your friends and family watch from inside the tunnel.

At Underwater World Pattaya, visitors are taken on a ‘voyage to the bottom of the sea’ through a spectacular 105 meter-length tunnel with acrylic windows, home to great school of fish, prowling predators and a host of other creatures that inhabit the ocean depth.
Feeding Time (Otter Tank) : 10.00 A.M. / 2.30 P.M.
(Coral Reef Zone) : 10.30 A.M. / 3.00 P.M.
(Open Ocean Zone) : 11.00 A.M. / 4.00 P.M.
(Giant of Siam Zone) : 11.30 A.M. / 3.30 P.M. *Subject to be changed

Opening Hours 9.00 A.M. to 6.00 P.M. daily
(Last admission 5.30 P.M.) 22/22 Moo 11, Sukhumvit Rd., Nongprue, Banglamung, Chonburi 20150 Tel : 0 3875 6877-9 Fax : 0 3875 6875, 0 3875 6977 http://www.underwaterworldpattaya.com

SOARING HIGH IN PATTAYA

p11Blurb : Parasailing is for those seeking a rush of adrenaline The knowledge that you can do what many people can only dream about gives a sense of power incomparable to none. That’s why parasailing has become the newest sport to attract those seeking a temporary rush of adrenaline. In Pattaya, the wind speed is ideal for parasailing, which has become a favorite sport of adventurers, given the challenge and thrill that it brings. Parasailing is something that few have even dreamed about, much less tried.

“My heart started to beat faster once the boat turned slowly. Suddenly, the parachute took me higher, causing an air-pocket effect,” said a first-time parasailer who requested anonymity. “One’s knees feel rubbery. There is an unexplainable sensation to the whole thing. You practically feel like a bird. It’s just great,” said another neophyte. Indeed, the sport gives those up in the air a different perspective of everything on the ground, and definitely a natural high.

p12So, how does one get to fly and watch the world while in Pattaya? It’s simple. Just go to the beach and ask for the parasailing team to attach the harness to your waist. Don’t forget to wear swimming goggles for eye protection. Then, get into the water and wait to be lifted to the sky. While there, feel the wind and the freedom. Enjoy a panoramic view of Pattaya below which only the birds see every day. The parasailing experience is something that will keep you “high” for a long, long time. Try it while you are in Pattaya.

The nicest golfing greens are in Pattaya

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during-late ‘80s to the early ‘90s-golf courses sprouted all over the country from north to south, especially over the six main tourist districts. The golf courses in Thailand are concentrated in Phuket, Hua Hin -Kanchanaburi, Bangna- Trad-Pattaya, Bangkok, Khao Yai-Nakhon Ratchasima, and Chiangmai – Chaingrai areas.

Pattaya may be known as the “Paradise Resort of the East” but it is also a place where some of the nicest golfing greens are found. Pattaya is a golfer’s haven with more than 20 world-class golf courses in and around the Chonburi area. Each golf course is well maintained, equipped with facilities that can only be described as world-class. Players are assured of a delightful tropical climate all year round. If it rains in one area, it doesn’t mean that it also rains in some other parts of Pattaya.

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Package tour centers can arrange a place where you can play golf any day of the year, not allowing the wet season to spoil your lawn fun. While the quality of the courses is generally in tip-top international standard, prices for the facilities are not. Visitor green fees on weekdays start from Bt.300 to Bt.700 and during weekends green fees for non club-members range from Bt.800 – Bt.1,200 + Cart rental is Bt.500 – Bt.600, clubs rental Bt.300.-.Bt.500, shoes rental Bt.100-Bt.250 and umbrella rental is Bt.50. Regular stops at the relaxing watering holes encourage peak performance on the curses.

The luxurious clubhouse facilities and services complete a memorable round of golf wherever you play. Plus, at every course, you will be welcomed by ever friendly and courteous a staff characteristic of the Land of Smiles. Indeed it is no hyperbole to claim that hardly any resort in the world can offer so many courses of such high standards at such reasonable prices.p7

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The BEACH ROAD

Most visitors to Pattaya meet on Beach Road, the city’s most popular thoroughfare. Running parallel to the city’s main beach, the road starts at the Pattaya North Traffic circle (roundabout) and goes south all the way to Walking Street. Three beaches can be reached from Beach Road. The North Beach or Pattaya Neu is the least crowded of the three and the most peaceful. It starts from the roundabout to the north.

North Beach has some of the best openair seafood restaurants found right on the sandy beach. The Middle or Central Pattaya beach is the busiest and the most crowded at any time of the day or night. Just a bit off North Beach, passing the Golden Mermaid and Dolphin statues, this is also where shopping malls, boutique shops, bars and restaurants, hotels are cramped together, competing for space. On the beach itself are clusters of deck chairs with colorful umbrellas that can be rented for a few baht a day.

There’s a wide array of foods to choose from, available at the flick of a finger, thanks to those ubiquitous ambulant vendors who sell everything from coco juice to roasted pork and amulets. The South Pattaya beach has a totally different character from the North and Central beaches. There is no beach area here to speak of. The whole beach is occupied by business establishments.

Here, the real fun and excitement starts at 7 p.m. when the street is closed to vehicular traffic and transforms itself into what everybody calls the Walking Street. Most of the city’s songtheaw (blue pickup truck) public transport vehicles ply the Beach Road. One can travel the whole length of the road for a measly ten or 20 baht. Apart from the beach chair, everything else can be rented at the beach, including water sports facilities, like parasails, banana boats and jet skis.Massage service is also available at the beach.

Unbelievable shopping in Pattaya

Pattaya has a huge range of shops and markets that cater to all tastes. Here, a great shopping experience is always just around the corner in Pattaya. Pattaya shopping ranges from malls to small shops on the streets.

Though the city does not have huge malls and shopping complexes like Bangkok, its medium sized malls offer a great variety of products to choose from Mike Shopping Mall, The Central Festival Centre, The Royal Garden Plaza, P.S. Plaza, Com City are the famous shopping malls in the city. These malls are a great way to escape the scorching heat outside. Mike Shopping Mall a multi- level shopping mall lies on the Beach Road and has another entrance on the Second Road.

You can shop for clothes, souvenirs and other accessories on the ground level. It has a departmentstore, a food court on Level 5 and a swimming pool for visitors on Level 10. Shop till you drop is the perfect statement for Mike as you can shop right from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. The Central Festival Pattaya Beach is the largest beachfront shopping complex in Pattaya . The shopping complex spans across seven stories building , there are over 200 fashion outlets, boutiques, restaurants, coffee shops, fast food outlets and many more …… . Open from 11:00 a.m. – 11: 00 p.m.

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The Royal Garden Plaza is an upmarket air-conditioned mall on the Beach Road situated close to the Pattaya Marriot hotel. You can also enter this mall from the Second Road, near the Ripley’s Aeroplane. P.S. Plaza, a double storied mall, lies at the intersection of the Second Road and The Central Pattaya Road. The ground level comprises of a supermarket, the first level has billiards, books and massage centers along with a few other shops. There is a bowling center on the second level. Com City or Tuk. Com is yet another multi-level mall situated at South Pattaya.

The basement of this mall has a Tops Supermarket, a food court, shops selling electronic goods and spare parts, stalls selling clothes and other stuff. The ground floor has many regular shops while the first floor consists of shops selling mobile phones. The second, third and fifth floors comprise of shops selling computers and handheld electronic goods. The fourth floor sells Video CDs, MP3s and computer games and software. Shopping in Pattaya is boundless, you can find shops and stalls everywhere, on the way in and out, at the beaches, on the sidewalks, in the lanes, day in and day out.

The shops on the streets offer a huge variety of products such as clothes, shoes, handbags, sunglasses, artificial jewelry, Thai silk, leather goods, watches, handicrafts, antiques, souvenirs, pirated CDs, DVDs, MP3s, games and other pirated duplicate products. The beachfront stalls have fake football t-shirts, rude chest print t-shirts, souvenirs, bikinis, shorts, stun guns and porn DVDs. The products range from expensive to very cheap ones.Haggling is a must at these roadside stalls and shops.

Good bargaining can get you still better prices. Shoppers need to beware of fake glitter and a close look is very important while buying jewelry and gemstones. Hand-woven Thai silk is a good bargain deal in these shops. While shopping on the streets of Pattaya, one can also stop over for some delicious Thai curry rice or a plate of Pad Thai. —

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