Silver Lake Vineyard in Pattaya - good walk and wine

Silver Lake or Silverlake Vineyard -tourist attraction for Thailand is quite exotic. It can be said unique. It is so far the only vineyard in the vicinity of Pattaya. But it is not interesting fact of growing grapes in the Asian region.

Silverlake is a very romantic atmospheric place.for walking and photo shoots; with Italian-style architecture, well-kept colorful flower beds and gardens, ponds, fountains, classical statues and funny Thai compositions, a windmill, as well as beautiful views of the surrounding hills and the lake, pretty cafes.

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Silver Lake Vineyard in Pattaya

Silverlake Vineyard was created in 2002 and is located in the southeastern suburb of Pattaya, about 20 km from the city center and right next to another famous landmark of Pattaya - The Mountain of the Golden Buddha or Khao Chi-chan. The mountain is visible from the terraces of the cafe, restaurant and hotel at Silverlake and adds beauty to the rural landscape, where the rows of vines stretch into the horizon.

Now this is a very popular place among Thai andforeign tourists. There is everything that the popular local landmark should have: thematic excursion component in the form of wine cellars and European-style architecture, many arbors for picnic and relaxation, even more backgrounds for photos, flower beds, walkways and benches, cafes, unusual hilly landscapes with silhouette Italian castle behind a lake in the distance. It will be interesting for both children and adults, of all ages and nationalities.

All this takes a large territory in severalhectares and belongs to Mr. Surachai Tangjaitrong and his wife, who at one time was a famous Thai actress. Rumor has it that the idea of ​​creating vineyards, Mrs. Supansa Nuangpirom was inspired during her trip abroad.

At the very least, buildings in the Italian style andtall cypress trees are reminiscent of Italy and Tuscany. At Silverlake, several grape varieties are grown from which white, red and rosé wines are produced using Italian technology: Silverlake Chenin Blanc, Shiraz Private Reserve Red, Rose Grande and Chardonnay.

Mountain of Golden Buddha against the background of growing grapes

Mountain of Golden Buddha against the background of growing grapes

Silver Lake Vineyard in Pattaya

Silver Lake Vineyard in Pattaya

What can you do when you come to the vineyard? Here you can walk for free in the park and well-kept flowering gardens with gazebos, benches and various figures, sit in a cafe on the Villagio terrace, decorated with flower beds and a fountain, spend the night in one of the cottages of the theme hotel Movie House Bed and Breakfast right on the territory of the vineyard, whose walls are decorated posters from Thai popular films, dine on the open terrace of the restaurant and take pictures against the background of the handmade and natural beauty of this place.

If you wish, you can also buy a tour ofthe vineyard. You will be taken across the territory on an electric bus that makes several stops. Including for photographing against the background of a mill and flower fields. Also, driving through the territory, you can see greenhouses with grapes, an open area for performances, a winery and production. The price includes a bottle of local grape juice or two glasses of wine.

After the excursion in the shop at the entrance you canbuy some local produce: bottled grape juice, raisins, grape jam, pies and grape cookies, or wine. Prices are not low, if that. Grape juice, which is given on excursions, is the most common. I suppose that the wine does not shine too.

In addition to all the above, on the territoryVineyards have a big stage for open-air music concerts, where a big festival takes place once a year. Live music is often heard here, from classical to jazz, which is especially pleasant to enjoy amid flowering gardens, wooded hills and a brilliant lake in the distance.

Across the road from the vineyards, directly oppositeParking is an excellent restaurant with a grill, Thai and European cuisine (pizza there is good, not Thai) and a wonderful view of the surroundings. Also across the road from the vineyards is now building a large village in the Italian style, with ponds and fountains, where swans and ducks swim. Taken together, both architecture and landscape create an uncharacteristic for Thailand, but romantic landscape.

Silver Lake or Silverlake Vineyard

Silver Lake or Silverlake Vineyard

Wine production

Wine production

Pergolas by the lake

Pergolas by the lake

Pizzeria in Silver Lake

Pizzeria in Silver Lake

Variants of excursion programs on Silver Lake

Variants of excursion programs on Silver Lake

A trip to Silverlake can and should be combined with a tour of Khao Chi Chang (Golden Buddha Mountain) or with a visit to the temple complex of Wat Yang and the Chinese temple-museum of Vikhara Sien. In the same area there are several interesting places to visit along the way: the attraction "Upside down house", Two farms with sheep and other animals - Wonder farm and Swiss farm, as well as the" village of long-necked women. "

If you have free time, you can come toSilverlake just to relax and slowly walk, enjoy the views, dine or dine in the restaurant. Especially nice and beautiful here at sunset.

Information to visit

Tours of the vineyards are of two types:

Option A costs 250 baht and includes a wine cellar, a wine tour, 1 bottle of juice and two glasses of wine (white and red)
Option B costs 100 baht per adult (70 baht for a child), includes a visit to the wine cellar and 1 bottle of grape juice.

The bus is included in the ticket price. Duration of tours is approximately 30 - 45 minutes.

I took a ticket for 100 baht, without wine - I was driving, otherwise I would have tried. A bottle of juice in the shop costs 60 baht.

Opening hours: from 9:00 to 18:00, the last bus leaves at 17:30.

It is better to arrive either early in the morning or around the clock.16-17. The area is open, so the day the scorching sun is provided, there is no place to hide, the vineyards are all around, there are no trees. At sunset there is a very beautiful light and it is not hot at all.

Getting there

You can get to Silverlake as well asThe mountains of the Golden Buddha (they are located next door): independently, on a rented vehicle, a taxi, or as part of an organized excursion. There is no public transport to Silverlake, but you can drive along the Sukhumvit highway in the direction of Sattahiba on a white tuk-tuk for 20 baht and get off at about 160 km of the road, at the turn to Khao Chi Chang. Landmark - BMW Mini salon to the right of the road. Opposite him, across the road, is a 7-eleven store and a small road leaving to the left, which after about 6 km will lead to the Golden Buddha Mountain, and right behind it will be the Silverlake vineyards.

At the 7-Eleven store near Sukhumvit or a littlethen you can find a taxi in the form of a motorcycle, a tuk-tuk or a car that will drive you to the vineyards. If you take a taxi from the center of Pattaya, it will cost much more.

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Silver Lake Vineyards

Silver Lake Vineyards
Very romantic atmospheric place for walking and photo shoots; with Italian-style architecture, well-groomed colorful flower beds and gardens, ponds, fountains, classical statues.
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