The IWEAR conference trip will combine a most famous tourist attractions of Pattaya - Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden. Another place we suggest the participants visiting to the local market, namely "Pattaya Floating Market".
This botanical garden close to Pattaya is the largest botanical garden in South East Asia. The vast gardens are set in an area of around 600 acres (2,4 sq,km.).
The entire area is more like a theme park, with daily cultural shows, restaurants and accommodation as well as a vast area showcasing individually themed gardens.
(More details as following: www.nongnoochtropicalgarden.com)
The four regions Pattaya floating market; the largest man-made floating market. has been opened since November 2008. It is Pattaya’s latest attraction, and occupies 23 Rais (37,000 square meters).
The market is separated into four sections – each representing and selling items from the four major parts of Thailand (north, northeast, central and south). Expect to find many eateries, fruit stalls,
souvenir shops and some art galleries. There is also a cultural show every afternoon. The 350 million baht market has over 114 shops and water vendors selling authentic Thai food, desserts and specialties from all over the kingdom.
For a floating market experience, hire a man-powered boat to get around and discover the richness of the surrounding Thai architecture and riverside life. Typically, the boat is big enough for four people and can be hired for a small fee for around 30 minutes.
(More details as following: www.pattayafloatingmarket.com/en/index.php)
Drive from Bangkok on Highway 7 to Pattaya. When arrival to Central Pattaya, then turn right-hands and following the road number 540 which is directly go to Sattahip town. The hotel is located on your left-hand side. This route distance about 180 kilometers from suvarnabhumi international airport.
On Mondays to Fridays, from Hua Lamphong Train Station, 3rd class train (non-airconditioned) departs at 06.55 am. and arrives at Pattaya station at 10.34 am. before continuing to Sattahip. From Pattaya to Bangkok, the train arrives at Pattaya Station at 02.21 pm. and terminates in Bangkok at 06.25 pm. There is advanced booking available. Pattaya has two train stations located in the east of Sukhumvit Road
Pattaya Train Station is the main stop, located in the north of the junction with Central Pattaya Rd. There are local minibus and motorbike taxi services waiting around the station to take passengers anywhere in the Pattaya area. To board the train at this station, passengers must buy tickets beforehand. The ticket office is open from 8 am. - 4 pm.
Pattaya Tai Train Station is a small station located about 3 km further south. It is closer to Jomtien, near the Sukhumvit -Thepprasit Road intersection.
Suvarnabhumi International Airport is located only 110 km from Pattaya. Therefore, transfers by road are inexpensive and quick. It is made easy and convenient by the Highway. There are licenced taxi services from the airport. The one-way fares are around 1,200 Baht excluding 60 Baht for two toll fees. It takes approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes to Pattaya.
Alternative way you can reached to hotel by take the airport pattaya bus (See detailed: http://airportpattayabus.com/suvarnabhumi-airport-pattaya-bus). It is convenient and cheaper than take a Taxi, it will take around 2 hours between Airport and Pattaya.
Don Mueang Airport is located in Don Mueang district, Bangkok. Don Mueang Airport is 165 km from Pattaya. Travelling by taxi is the easiest way to Pattaya but one can also go by bus via Mo Chit (Bangkok's Northern Bus Terminal) or by train via Hualamphong Train Station.
More information of Pattaya, please go to http://www.pattaya.net