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Colors of Pattaya - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

Aisawan resort, Pattaya Rich cultural traditions are of real pride for local folks. Ancient crafts, bright and symbolic holidays and festivals, inimitable folk costumes and dressing, charming music and friendly and welcoming atmosphere are the main ethic features of the city of Pattaya. Travelers craving to learn the specific features of local culture should necessarily visit a local Thai mask theater named Khon and watch one of the stunning performances.
1. The city of Pattaya welcomes its guests all the year round. The hottest period of the year is considered to be from April till May. The rainiest months of the year in Pattaya are … Open
This is a unique trend of drama art featuring stunning dance shows. The main symbol of the theater is bright masks hiding faces of actors during the performance. All the participants of the show are clad in national dresses. The performances of the theater are always accompanied with national music. The youngest visitors of the resort will better like a Thai puppet theater which often holds open air performances. During the year local folks observe numerous original holidays and festivals. Foreign guests have a chance take part in any of them.
The most waited and wanted holiday among local folks is the Pattaya Songkran Festival or the Thai New Year. The festival takes place in the middle of April annually. It lasts for seven days and features numerous mass festivals and shows, dancing and music performances, grand fireworks. Travelers visiting the resort during this festival should keep in mind one specific cultural feature – one should not appear in the street in expensive clothes as well as women should not put a bright make up on. The matter is that the main tradition of the holiday is water throwing which can make tourists wet even during a usual city exploration tour in the most unexpected moment. The custom of throwing water is considered to be the most significant for local people. That is why one should not take this custom ill. Tourists should better be backed up with drinking water during the walking tour. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
The resort is very popular among young people and it is not surprising because you will not find so many discos and night clubs in any other city in Thailand. The beaches of Pattaya are … Open
The same interesting ethnic holiday is the Loi Krathong festival which is held during the full moon of November. The festival is accompanied with a stunning and romantic tradition. At nightfall local people set off to a river bank and set small boats with candle lights afloat. It is considered that all the people taking part in the ritual will face luck and fortune in all aspects of life. The most interesting religious fest of the resort is the Makha Bucha (or the Magha Puja) festival which is held in the first part of February. The Buddhist Festival is dedicated to Buddha teaching. It is a one day festival. Numerous interesting original rituals and ceremonies are held on this day.
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Unique landmarks in Pattaya and around

Central World Mall

From the series “12 Largest Shopping Centers Worldwide”
People can visit ultramodern cinema SF World Cinema with 15 rooms. The cinema has a wide range of shows on its repertoire. There you can find the movie that suits every taste. Bowling center with 24 lanes is very popular among young people. Also, you can sing your favourite songs in a special karaoke zone. “Thailand Science Park” is a huge unique center where you can find Internet-centers, a library and 4D cinema. Every day this center holds thematic outstanding events. Gourmands also won’t get bored in this shopping mall. There they will find more than 100 restaurants and cafes with various cuisines and types of serving. … Read further

Siam Ocean World

From the series “The Coolest and Largest Oceanariums in the World”
The oceanarium features an impressive area, which is 10 000 square meters. The total volume of its tanks is 5 million liters. Guests of Siam Ocean World are offered to participate in various tours, from the classic to the most expensive and exclusive ones. Latest include special types of entertainment. Guests can ride a glass-bottomed boat in a largest aquarium and enjoy a popular spa treatment, fish-peeling. … Read further

Black Ivory Coffee Farm

From the series “Top 10 Extraordinary Farms”
The main secret of exclusive coffee is a method of its production. After the coffee beans are collected, they are not traditionally cleaned, but fed to the elephants. The immediate cleaning they pass directly in stomachs and intestines of the giant animals, and then safely leave bodies. Then the most interesting stage of production begins. Special stuff clean elephant dung and pick up the peeled coffee beans - valuable raw material for the production of 'Black Ivory'. … Read further
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Traditions and festivals in cities around Pattaya

Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in Pattaya. Learn the best periods to visit Pattaya to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in Pattaya.
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