11 Things To Do In Sattahip, Thailand

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Sattahip, Thailand, is a district situated on the Southernmost tip of Chonburi Province - set on the coast and just southeast of beautiful Bangkok. You will know when you’ve arrived, as you’re greeted by the exotic beauty of this city. To the North of Sattahip lies the ‘Bay of Bangkok’, and the Gulf of Thailand is just to the South. It’s a tropical peninsula surrounded by the beauty of nature. Read on, and check out the list of things you can do in Sattahip, and make the most out of your trip to this beautiful district.

1. Buddha Mountain (Khao Chi Chan)

Buddha Mountain (Khao Chi Chan)
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Buddha Mountain is an extraordinary sight located just South of Pattaya. In 1996, one side of the limestone mountain of Khao Chi Chan was used as a canvas to carve out a 109 x 70 meter image of Buddha. This carving was done to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of the King of Thailand, which is essentially the 50th anniversary of the inauguration of the King. The outline of the image was created using lasers and gold was generously used as the filling, thereby leaving a stunning exhibit. Fun fact, the carving was done at night so as to enable easy visualization of the laser.

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2. Sea Turtle Conservation Center

Green sea turtle at Batu Bolong
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The Sea Turtle Conservation Center is a unique place for visitors to gain knowledge on the environmental efforts of the Royal Thai Navy. Hatchlings are placed into nursery pools for 1 to 3 months and then released into the sea at 3 to 6 months. This is an exciting event in which visitors can take part in and watch the amazing release of these wonderful mammals.

Address: Sattahip Sub-district, Sattahip District, Chonburi 20180 Tel. 79057

Website: Sea Turtle Conservation Center

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3. Koh Kham Undersea

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Koh Kham Undersea Park is a destination with white sand beaches and an eco-friendly and knowledgeable environment. Visitors have the opportunity to explore breathtaking underwater views of some of the most colorful reefs in the world. Koh Kham offers snorkeling adventures as well as a return trip tour via a glass bottom boat. Altogether, Koh Kham is a stunning location and a wonderful opportunity for environmentalists to experience coral conservation up close.

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4. Monkey Beach

Monkey Beach at Phi Phi Don Island - panoramio (1)
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Along the incredible shores of Phi Phi Island is the land of friendly, playful monkeys. Phi Phi Islands is the archipelago just 90 minutes from the hustle and bustle of Phuket, and also one of the most stunning set of islands in South East Asia. Monkey Beach can also be found among the Phi Phi Islands and can be reached very easily by rowboat. The monkeys here are very interested in bananas and watch for tourists coming ashore in hopes of more bananas! These little fellows are adorable, friendly, mischievous and will take every opportunity to greet you personally!

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5. Thai Thani Arts and Cultural Village

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Located in Pattaya, Thai Thani Arts and Cultural Village is a venue where culture, history and art comes alive. Thai Thani is a village that takes you back to ancient Thailand where true cultural beliefs, arts, architecture and performances will provide you with an exhilarating experience of an incredibly rich culture. The architecture is stunning and the environment around you is so welcoming that you will probably wish to stay within this time era.

Address: 88 Moo 3 Sukumvit Rd. Bangsare, Satahip, Chonburi, Chon Buri, Thailand, Thailand

Website: Thai Thani Arts and Cultural Village

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6. Upside Down Pattaya Theme Park

Upside Down Pattaya Theme Park is sure to turn your senses upside down! This attraction is located in Na Chom Thian, Thailand, just outside of Sattahip and is a well loved tourist venue. Great for both parents and kids, the Upside Down Theme Park also has a tree maze for the little ones to get lost in as well as magic shows and food! The giant upside down house offers spectacular opportunities to take pictures, and parents can watch from just outside the door.

Address: 9/32 Moo 7, Najomtien, Sattahip, Chon Buri 20250, Thailand

Website: Upside Down Pattaya

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7. Bangkok by Night: Temples, Markets and Food by Tuk-Tuk (from USD 70.0)

Nightlife in Bangkok is world renowned for being lively, colorful, and lasting all through the night, and into the morning. You can visit the markets and taste the most authentic food in Thailand, while taking in the incredible sights and sounds of this incredibly vibrant city! Bangkok can be explored by Tuk Tuk Tours. Embarking on Tuk Tuk Tours would provide you with a very good idea of all that Bangkok has to offer. Temples, exotic food and night markets are everything that make Bangkok one of the most energetic and exciting cities in all of Thailand.

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Bangkok by Night: Temples, Markets & Street Food Tuk-Tuk Tour

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8. Wat Khoa Chedi

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Just one of the many beautiful temples in Thailand, Wat Khao Chedi is constructed with stunning gold features that can be seen from a distance. Visitors have the opportunity to venture to the top of the hill and enjoy the surrounding views. Wat Khao Chedi was created by Chinese Immigrants and has both Thai and Chinese influence. Bang Kao Beach, which is located nearby, offers visitors the opportunity to explore a trendy neighborhood with plenty of bars and restaurants.

Address: Khao Chedi, 84140,, Taling Ngam, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani, Thailand

Website: Wat Khao Chedi

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9. Nong Nooch Tropical Gardens

Nong Nooch
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Nong Nooch is a 500 acre botanical garden. This botanical garden features tropical gardens that are all individually themed. Plant species include cactus and succulents, as well as tropical palm trees and bonsai, offering visitors a unique and beautiful landscape to explore. Nong Nooch Botanical Gardens also offers daily cultural performances. The gardens are definitely one of the most beautiful gardens in the world, tropical palm trees will be swaying in the breeze among perfectly manicured landscapes and of course, dinosaurs! Nong Nooch also has a dinosaur park, which is very popular among tourists both young and old.

Address: Km. 163, Sukhumvit Road, Pattaya, Thailand

Nong Nooch

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10. Cartoon Network Amazone Waterpark

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This theme park is an amazing way to spend a hot day in Sattahip, Thailand! Just 15 km from South Pattaya, Cartoon Network Amazone Waterpark has a recreated Amazon Rainforest theme. The Waterpark has state of the art waterslides along with tons of entertainment and cartoon mascots for visitors both young and old. The park is similar to Disneyland, with waterfalls, bright colors, restaurants and something for everyone! The waterslides are amazing, and the man-made sandy beach, wave pool and surfing zone are great ways to have fun, splash around or relax-in all day.

Address: 888 Moo8 NaJomtien, Najomtien, Sattahip District, Chon Buri 20250, Thailand

Website: Cartoon Network Amazone Waterpark

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11. Wat Yansangwararam Temple

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Situated just outside of Pattaya, Wat Yansangwararam is a large and very impressive temple, located among various beautiful architectural elements on over 145 acres (58.7 hectare) of land. The landscaped area is a peaceful and wonderful way to relax, and get in touch with your spiritual self. There is a lake situated within the gardens, and within the premise are shimmering pagoda-styled buildings gleaming against the rays of light. Altogether, Thailand is a very aesthetically pleasing country, and Wat Yansangwararam is one of the many attractions that contribute to the overall reputation Thailand has in the tourism industry.

Address: หมู่ 11 999, Muang Pattaya, Amphoe Bang Lamung, Chang Wat Chon Buri 20150, Thailand

Website: Wat Yansangwararam

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Sattahip, Thailand is a beautiful place to visit!

Samaesarn, Sattahip District, Chon Buri, Thailand - panoramio (1)
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As you can see, Sattahip offers a multitude of things to see and do! Not only are there activities for the adventurous, there are also several natural and architecturally beautiful places one can visit to relax and just enjoy the moment. Sattahip, and it’s amazing surrounding area should definitely be at the top of your Thailand adventures!

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