Pattaya, East Coast, Thailand

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Khao Phra Tamnak


This hill has a modest Buddhist temple as well as a much-revered memorial to the admiral who founded the modern Thai navy. There are marvellous views over Ao Pattaya and a little cafe terrace from which to enjoy them. Sunset is a particularly spectacular time here, but you won't be alone. You can walk here from the southern end of Walking St.

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