One of the best things to do for free in Pattaya is to explore some off-the-beaten-path beauty spots and places where you can see traditional Thai arts and crafts being practiced, such as the art of catching fish by throwing a net, as in the photos below.
This style of fishing with a net has been used for centuries in Thailand. The use of ‘casting nets,’ also known as ‘throwing’ and ‘cast’ nets, remains a popular method for catching fish in both lakes and seas. Throwing the net and getting it to open and spread before landing on the water is a well-practiced art that is passed on through the generations in Thailand.
You may see this traditional Thai fishing method being used on many of Pattaya’s beaches during the early morning hours, including Pattaya Beach, and in lakes and ponds. But you are much more likely to see it at Mabprachan or Chaknork lakes, especially Chaknork, and again especially when water levels are low.
If you are keen on seeing Thai tradition and culture in Pattaya, head off to Chaknork Lake or Mabprachan Lake with your camera and snap some photos of this traditional Thai art. You can locate both Chaknork and Mabprachan Lake this Pattaya Fishing Parks and Lakes Map.