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9 Things to See in Sri Racha Thailand –Suggestions for your Checklist

Known for its abundance of sushi restaurants and karaoke bars, Sri Racha offers many things to see and do as well. Here are some not to be missed highlights.

1

Ko Loi Srimaharaja

Once a meditation space for monks, Ko Loi Srimaharaja is a temple connected to the land by a paved road. Although the statues at the top of the temple are of no specific aesthetic or religious interest, the staggering views from the temple are worth visiting this serene religious site.

2

Marine Science Museum

Inclusive of an aquarium, a museum and laboratories, the Bangsaen Institute of Marine Science is located only an hour away from Pattaya. Dedicated to the study of marine life in the Gulf of Thailand, the Marine Science Museum managed by Burapha University consists of an impressive jellyfish showcase, options to feed the fish and educational descriptions of the exotic marine life.

3

Khao Kheow Open Zoo-Sri Racha

Those who not only admire wildlife but also prefer to get involved in its conservation should reserve some time to visit the Khao Kheow Open Zoo. Located 25 kilometres from Sri Racha town, this zoo is at the foothills of the only forest in Chonburi. Home to varieties of animals ranging from bears, elephants, and buffalos to monkeys, snakes and hog deer, the zoo is entertaining and educational for its enthusiastic visitors.

4

Sriracha Tiger Zoo and Crocodile Farm

A thrilling and adventurous excursion, visiting Sri Racha Tiger Zoo and Crocodile farm that is home to Bengali tigers brought up within the zoo, lets you witness the breathtaking aspect of wildlife. Finding accommodation in the area such as serviced apartments at Citadines Grand Central Sri Racha that is an ideal alternative to Sri Racha hotels is one of the options you can consider to enjoy every aspect of the zoo.

5

Ko Si Chang Chinese Temple

Revered by the Chinese, the Ko Si Chang Temple is situated a kilometre away from the Tampang Beach that is considered as the best beach on the island. Visited by many Chinese pilgrims during the Chinese New Year, the temple is renowned for the replica of Buddha's footprint placed on the top of the shrine.

6

Wat Yansangwararam Temple Complex

Famed for its architectural diversity, the Wat Yansangwararam temple complex is situated about 15 kilometres south of Pattaya. Extended within 145 acres, the temple complex bears witness to the glorious history of Thailand. The complex, which features design elements that have drawn inspiration from Indian, Japanese, Chinese, Lanna Thai and Swiss architectural techniques, features a magnificent collection of Chinese artefacts and antiques as well.

7

Nong Nooch Tropical Garden and Cultural Village

The stunningly landscaped park of Nong Nooch Tropical Garden and Cultural Village resembles more of a theme park; it stages daily cultural shows, restaurants and accommodation among individually themed gardens inspired by European Renaissance techniques and French Gardens.

8

Nong Mon Market

Known for dried-food products and exquisite Thai desserts, the Nong Mon Market, has been enticing locals and tourists passing through Chonburi for years. To experience the tantalising flavours of authentic Thai seafood cuisine, strolling down the Nong Mon Market is a not to be missed chance. From shrimp paste to fish sauce and dried-squid snack to "Kaho Lam" dessert, the market is the ideal place to sample the authentic culinary delicacies of Thai culture.

9

Mini Siam

This site as the name suggests, features miniature scales of 1:25 of prominent European and Thai structures. A stroll past notable structures such as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Democracy Monument and Anantasamakom Throne Hall, lets you garner a fascinating perspective of many of the glorious landmarks of Thailand.