If you lead a balanced life and offset your nocturnal activities with a bit of exercise then the Big Buddha area is for you. Climb the steep hill out of south Pattaya passed the Stork Club and round the 'S' bend to the top of the hill and instead of turning right to Royal Cliff, turn left to Big Buddha. The whole area has been redeveloped and is now a very pleasant area for exercising with walking/jogging tracks, outdoor gym equipment and children's playgrounds. The best place to park is at the start of the 'S' bend at the Tourist Police area. Walk up through the garden, (many steps), and follow one of the paths around the hill. When you get to the east side of the hill you will have uninterrupted views inland, across Pattaya. It's here that you will find most of the exercise equipment but you will have to drop down a few flights of steps to use them. All in all a very pleasant way to spend a couple of hours of your time. It's even family friendly and would be even friendlier if the newly build toilet facilities were unlocked. File this under alternative Pattaya !!