What to see and do?
Unlike Pattaya, most visitors in Saensuk sub-district are Thais. There are no big amusement parks and no large shopping malls. However, the atmosphere that does not change much in years becomes its charm. Bangsaen Beach is a few kilometres in length perfect for a family picnic.
Another highlighted place in the area is the Institute of Marine Science, Burapha University which is considered a recreational tourist attraction for education as it is a great place to learn about saltwater
plants and animals in Thailand. There are many zones. One of them exhibits marine life in the Andaman Sea, the Pacific Ocean, the Red Sea, the Okinawa Sea, and the Caribbean Sea. The institute is open
every day from 08:30 AM to 17:00. Admission fees are 220 THB for adults and 120 THB for children.
A visit to Bangsaen will not be completed without some shopping. On the roadside of Sukhumvit Road is Nongmon Market. It is a good place to shop for souvenirs and dried seafood. Khao Lam (sticky rice in a
bamboo tube) and Khanom Chak are the market’s renowned delicious snacks. In the evening, visitors should not miss Bangsaen Walking Street which is open every Friday and Saturday from 18:00 to
midnight. Located by the sea, it is a cool place to shop for a variety of styles, and there are also live music performances.