Built in 1975, Wat Yansangwararam (Wat Yarn) covers an extensive area and is surrounded by scenic hilly landscapes. the complex of templs is made up of various religious buildings including an International Pavillion on the pond-side. One kilometre from the temple is a Chinese style structure called Viharnra Sien built by Thais of Chinese descendancy.
Within the beautiful structure are housed Chinese antiquities and an exhibition of Chinese religious artifacts. Another special attraction is the Buddha Image caste on the Khao Chi Chan cliff by laser beams. The temple is located to the east of Bang Saray approximately 10 kilometres from Sukhumvit Road.
Suan Nong Nooch
About 4 kilometres north of Bang Saray is the impressive Nong Nooch Gardens. This sprawling recreation park in a typical Thai setting is made up of groups of traditional Thai Houses and Gardens of different flowering plants which are dotted around the beautifully landscaped site.
There are plenty of cultural shows and you have the opportunity to see some of the local wildlife such as Elephants and Tigers.
Located only 16 kilometres north of Bang Saray, Pattaya has developed over recent times into a bustling metropolis where it is possible to shop at international boutiques, dine at a huge variety of international restaurants and enjoy the vibrant nightlife on the popular Walking Street.
Pattaya has everything required for a superb family vacation: Water Parks, Botanical Gardens, Museums, Cinemas, Beaches, Amusement Arcades and for the sports enthusiast, Golf, Fishing, Diving plus lots more.
Only “over the hill” from Pattaya lies Jomtien. Jomtien is rapidly becoming a holiday resort in its own right. Although it is only 5 kilometres from the centre of Pattaya, Jomtien has developed an image of the “family” vacation destination.
The beach is long and clean and there are lots of hotels of different standards dotted up and down the main beach road. Jomtien is the place people come to relax through the day down by the beach and enjoy Thai food from the local street vendors.
Another village offering good fishing opportunities is Samae San, located some 17 kilometres further from the Sattahip deep water port. There are bungalow-type accommodations and tourists can charter boats to enjoy fishing around the nearby islands.
All these small islands are under the jurisdiction of the Thai Navy and are generally uninhabited with superb beaches and crystal clear water.