Located 91 miles (147 kilometers) southeast of Bangkok, the city of Pattaya has emerged as one of Thailand’s most popular beach resorts, and for good reason. Here are some of the area’s top beaches to check out while you’re there.
Frost Magical Ice of Siam
3 75/6 Nong Pla Lai, Bang Lamung District, , Pattaya, Chon Buri, 20150
Travelers almost always visit Frost Magical Ice of Siam from Pattaya itself. Buy tickets, which are reasonably priced by theme-park standards, online or at the door, or gain access on a number of Thailand passes. Entry includes a warm coat for the duration of your visit, and a moderate fee rents boots, plus socks and gloves that you can keep. Some packages also include a drink in an ice glass from the ice bar.
As Frost Magical Ice of Siam is some way outside Pattaya and far from the main transport routes, many travelers opt for a package that includes door-to-door round-trip transfers.
Things to Know Before You Go
Frost Magical Ice of Siam is a good choice for Instagrammers and families with kids.
The temperatures inside the ice dome feel extremely cold after the tropical heat outside. Many travelers won’t last more than a few minutes.
Coats are provided, but other layers cost extra. Save money by arriving wearing long pants, socks, and closed shoes, and bring a sweater, too.
Frost Magical Ice of Siam is not wheelchair-accessible.
How to Get There
Frost Magical Ice of Siam is located about a 10-mile (16-kilometer) drive northeast of downtown Pattaya. It’s off the main songthaew (covered vehicle) routes in the Bang Lamung district, and there’s no public transport. Most travelers will prefer the comfort of a tour or a private driver to navigating Pattaya’s hectic traffic.
When to Get There
Frost Magical Ice of Siam is open from morning until quite late in the evening, seven days a week. The white-sand sculptures outside the dome look their best after dark, illuminated by colored spotlights. Night is also a good time to enjoy a drink at the ice bar. Families might want to use a visit here as an option to beat the midday heat.
Thailand’s Love Affair with Ice Sculptures
Tropical Thailand might seem like a strange place to produce award-winning ice sculptures, but the nation’s ice sculptors and snow carvers have won competitions as far afield as Japan. Besides Pattaya’s Frost Magical Ice of Siam, travelers can experience ice amid the tropics at the Snow Town theme park in Bangkok.
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