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In a world of ice

The resort city of Pattaya now features an imaginative wonderland to help you escape the summer heat

Frost Magical Ice of Siam. Pichaya Svasti

As the temperature is rising in the Land of Smiles, it is a good idea for vacationers to flee the hot weather to cool places. Today, anyone can experience a chilly winter in Pattaya -- in an ice dome where the mercury drops to -10C. What is unique about the Frost Magical Ice of Siam is the presentation of ice sculptures inside the dome and white sand sculptures outdoors under a fairy-tale theme.

Situated along Krathing Lai-Pattaya Road, Frost Magical Ice of Siam tells certain interesting stories of Thai art and culture through numerous ice and white sand sculptures in two major zones -- Himmapan Sand Sculpture Zone and Siam Heaven Zone.

Visitors will pass the first zone, which is decorated with white sand sculptures in the shapes of numerous creatures from the Himmapan Forest according to legend and literature of India and Thailand. You can look at all the white sand sculptures first and brace for the "chilly winter" in the ice dome later, or vice versa. Our group chose to enter the dome first since it was less hot when we strolled and saw the sand sculptures outdoors after 5pm.

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