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The Best Things To Do At This Beach Paradise

Pattaya was a small fishing village on the eastern coast of Thailand in the past – yet today, it has grown to become one of the most famous destinations of the country of smiles. As a beach paradise overflowing with skyscrapers, resorts and other hotels, it easily attracts a large population of the tourists that visit Thailand annually. But besides its splendid beach, are there any other activities for tourists to enjoy? Of course there are! Read on below to find some of them: 

  • The Walking Street – after 6 pm, if you walk past the end of the Beach Road at Pattaya, you will find the bustling nightlife of the Walking Street. After 6 pm, all road traffic is barred in this street, and the multitude of street shops that adorn the sides of the Walking Street finally open to its customers. You will find the best nightclubs, restaurants and restaurants in Pattaya, so make sure to drop by the Walking Street before you reach the end of your vacation. 
  • Tiffany’s Cabaret Show – amongst the other night attractions is the popular cabaret show found in Pattaya’s greatest theatre. From Indian dances to Chinese dances, and from local historical dances to Broadway imitations, the cabaret show is filled with colourful clothing, as well as lively dancing and music.  
  • Coral Island – besides enjoying the beach and water activities whilst staying at one of the many Pattaya beachfront hotels, there is one more beach destination you should be visiting, and that is Coral Island. As opposed to the crowded beaches filled with skyscrapers and resorts, Coral Island is a pristine beach devoid of any constructions and with crystal clear water – almost an impossible sight at Pattaya (hence why you absolutely need to visit this place). Most hotels in Pattaya offer packages to visit the Coral Island, so make sure to check in with your receptionist. Check out more here https://www.holidayinn-pattaya.com/
  • Sanctuary of Truth – if architecture and historical buildings are right up your alley of hobbies, then this spot is one that should definitely be on your list of places to visit. The Sanctuary of Truth was commissioned by a local magnate back in the 80’s, and today, this wooden edifice stands at over a hundred metres’ height. The catch about the building is that it is constructed entirely of untreated wood, which makes it extremely susceptible to weather conditions and other external factors. As a result, the constructions are a continuous process, and are meant to highlight the futility and incessant nature of human exertion.   
  • Nong Nooch Tropical Garden – if you wish to see some of the endemic flora and fauna of Thailand right in Pattaya, then this tropical garden is the right destination for you. With an area of over 2 kilometres, this garden is actually also of the best-landscaped gardens of the world, with the professionals behind its designs being regular winners of worldwide landscaping competitions. 

Finding The Right Accommodations: Tips And Tricks

Going on a trip is fun and all but have you tried looking for accommodations that suit your wallet? Frankly, most travelers face the problem of choosing or finding places to stay when they are traveling and this is too serious when you are planning everything under a budget. When we plan our trips we do focus on accommodations, right? It is quite easy to find heaps of different places that we can stay but not all of them will provide a good service. Specially when you are traveling to a third world country, finding proper accommodations with reasonable price tags will be almost impossible. This guide will briefly discuss a couple of things that can help you find the perfect accommodation when you are traveling. 

First and foremost, you have to focus on your travel plan. For instance, if you are traveling from one tourist attraction to another, you should focus on finding a place that is situated around an urban area. This will help you find decent transportation options. If you are traveling under a strict budget, you should consider staying in hostels because these places will have everything you need and their prices will suit almost everyone. However, you need to talk to proprietors before you make reservations because not every place will suit your needs. 

Make sure to do your homework before you make reservations. Most people tend to look for their options online and they opt for the cheapest or the first options they find. This is not a good idea and you will, most probably, end up wasting your money. Doing a comprehensive online research is not such a bad idea but you have to compare their own pros and cons when you have found a couple of decent accommodations. When you have a good ground work to support your decisions, you will make better decisions that worth your money. 

Focus on customer feedback when you are going to choose a certain accommodation through an online research. For example, if you are going to travel through Thailand, you will find dozens of Phuket hostels near beach but not all of them will provide a good service to their clients. Focus on their customer feedback and you will be able to find well reputed places quite conveniently. 

Talk to your friends, colleagues or your neighbors and ask for their recommendations. They might have good tips about choosing perfect accommodations if they have travelled a lot and also, it is always better to have two or more perspectives when you are making a decision. 

Best Times Of The Year To Go Diving In Thailand

The ocean acts in mysterious ways. However, marine scientists have done their research and rationalized the behavior of the part of the ocean that is relevant for the majority of the world. Thailand being a paradise of tourism enriched with the best hotels, exquisite food and more importantly attractive diving sites, it is a perfect holiday destination. Your experience can deviate from your expectation either positively or negatively depends on the times of the year that you are visiting. Hence, having a good idea about that will help you to have the best time under water. 

January-April 

The beginning of the year marks the commencement of the diving season. During the entire January month, the visibility of the Padi open water Koh Tao tends to reach its peak. This continues to February increasing the underwater visibility from 10-15m to 20m on average. Whale shark season kicks off during mid-March and gives the best ocean conditions to explore. Hence these four months, especially March, are the most suitable times of the year to go diving not only in Thailand but anywhere in the world. 

July-September 

During the months May and June, the weather gets stronger and colder. Although you might be underwater, the surface conditions of the ocean matter a lot. Although it can’t be recommended as the best, it might be a thrilling adventure for a professional/experienced diver. If you ever wanted to become a professional diver, Thailand and your holiday it is the best option. You can follow a diving course in Koh Tao and enjoy underwater then and there during your holidays. Moreover, given that the qualification is valid worldwide, you won’t have to take another the next time you want to dive. 

Late December 

The Thailand is the heaven in the East Asia. Hence, choosing to celebrate Christmas and the New Year will be quite an experience for either you and your friends or your family to have at least once in your life time. The availability of the most suitable conditions for diving and the best hotels allows you to celebrate Christmas and the New Year in style. But give the demand and the crowd, it is ideal to book your hotels and necessary diving lessons beforehand. That way, your time in Thailand will be amazing. 

If the nature wants us to stay away, that’s exactly what we should do. This is why the Thailand authorities and the tourist board have very specifically emphasized on the suitability of the time periods. That way, both you and the industry will be safe.