1. On-Arrival Visa in Thailand Costs - Thai Baht (THB) 2,000 (For Normal Entry, which implies you gotta remain in the que which could be long now and again). Or, Get Express Entry Visa at cost of additional 200 THB.2. Carry 2 Passport size photos in white background for On-Arrival Visa , or else you should get it at the airport at cost of 200 THB.3. Get the Calling/Data Sim Card at the Airport itself.4. Swathika - that is the way they invite you in Thailand!5. Khapun Khap - implies Thank You!6. Massage is less expensive in Pattaya over Bangkok.7. Basic Groccery Retail Store - "Seven Eleven"8. Carry US Dollars to get a better value for your money. Try not to trade at the Airport as they give a very low rate.From Bangkok (Airport/City) to Pattaya:By Bus-
After watching the glorifying sunset, it was time for me to head back to Bangkok for another exigent working week. As I was there only for a day, I could not visit some of the places which are also worth visiting like the Sriracha Tiger zoo, floating market, Nong Nooch Botanical Garden, Hat Jomtien beach, etc. This time I made sure that I would definitely board a bus which turned out to be a wise decision. The ticket fare was only 107 Thai Baht for an AC Volvo bus. I reached Bangkok within just 1.5 hours in a much comfortable state. On my way back, my thoughts were hovering around as why this place is infamous for all wrong reasons? You do have lot of things to explore & plenty of places to visit if you want to and if you are a true wanderlust.
You can see all the highlights from my pattaya trip in the video below:
Day 4, Jan 7th, 2017: This was my second visit to the Coral Islands in Pattaya. These are small group of islands a few miles away from Pattaya. The ride in a speedboat takes about 45 minutes but can be quite rough and it is wiser not to sit out in the front. There is a brief stop in between for paragliding and under water walking for the more adventurous tourist. I had already done the paragliding on my last visit to the Coral Islands and underwater was something none of us wanted to try.