Top Things To Do in Pattaya

Pattaya is a vibrant land of Thailand which you won’t be able to match any place on earth. Located on the East coast of Thailand, close to the capital city Bangkok, it has been the most visited beach area for travelers to enjoy, whether they are couples, families or travels related to business. You can enjoy the natural warm colors of sunrise and sunset on the beach and have fun with the attractive street lights to enjoy the nightlife of the city. Pattaya things to do are packed with lot of fun that you look for in a family vacation.

This city offers you attractions that you can enjoy during the day as well as night. You can find the Nation’s treasures as well as modern adventures, which one can enjoy to the fullest as they offer different activities that will always be a treasured memory. The City of Pattaya has four main sub-districts that refer to the sections of Pattaya beach as they are aligned: North Pattaya, South Pattaya, Central Pattaya and East Pattaya. Here we have listed some of the top things to do in Pattaya Thailand to make your tour memorable:

Enjoy the tranquility at Wat Phra Khao Yai

Location: South Pattaya

This place is an active temple of Buddha along with one of the main tourist attractions in Pattaya for its cultural heritage. There is a big Buddha statue that is located on top of the hill, covered by forest; this makes it easier to spot the 18m long Buddha statue. There smaller statues of Buddha located around the temple along with the religious bells and the burning incense that give a peaceful vibe. This hill is situated in such a geographical position that it divides South Pattaya and Jomtien. From the top of the hill, you get panoramic scenes of the city and the bay thereby making it one of the best things to do in Pattaya Thailand.

Be peaceful in the Sanctuary of Truth

Location: Naklua

The all Teak wood structure is modeled after the ‘Traditional Thai Architecture’ and it’s ongoing construction and expected to complete in 2050. This place holds the importance not only for the philosophical truth but also gives light to the religion, philosophy and art. The structure is one of the most mesmerizing because of its craving both on the inside as well as outside. 

Shop in a little different style in Pattaya Floating Market

Location: Jomtien

Popularly known as the “Four Regions Floating Market”, the uniqueness that this place offers is that it’s one of a kind as it splits the market into four regions of Thailand, North, Northeast, South and Central. You can get all the souvenirs and traditional goods that represent these regions in this market. You will find three types of shops/ stalls, ones that are afloat, ones that have vendors on the boat and some are fixed on the sides of the river. There is a walking bridge for tourists to walk and have a look at this beautiful market.

Enjoy the magnificent view from Khao Pattaya Viewpoint

Location: Pratumnak Hill

From the Hill, You will get the best view of the region, whether you visit it in the day or at night, you will be enthralled by the crescent bay and the city. It is a peaceful place to enjoy the scenery that it offers.

Be a part of nature at Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden

Location: Jomtien

With an area of 2.4 sq kilometers, the Garden has the most beautiful and lovely flowers in the world. The trees, plants and flowers create a picturesque landscape of the gardens of Thailand. You can see the 17th Century French style Garden to a recreation of Stonehenge, one can also find different types of displays and how some gardens are exclusively dedicated to tropical palms or bonsais. They home over 670 species of orchid and have shows of elephants and Thai finest Classics. They have also received many awards for the design and how they keep the garden in beautiful and impressive condition.

Have a good time in the Walking Street

Location: South Pattaya

It’s a stretch of 500m where people can walk freely without any disturbance of vehicles which you will find at the end of the beach road. This area in itself is unique as you will find restaurants, nightclubs, beer bars all in this one street. It is completely opposite from the scenic view of nature which you see in the daylight and it gives a glimpse of the nightlife of the city, which can be enjoyed by the young crowd of tourists. No wonder it is one of the best things to do in Pattaya for adults. The neon lights guide the tourists in the area along with the view of street performances. This is an attraction that cannot be missed when you visit the city. 

Enjoy a day at the scenic Koh Larn

Location: Larn Island (West of Pattaya Beach)

As known as Coral Island, this place is the exact opposite of Pattaya Beach; it’s a clam stretch of the blue sea along the beach, away from the downtown lifestyle. This piece of Paradise is around seven and a half kilometers away from west of Pattaya Beach. This island offers six different beaches and you can have a day’s trip to enjoy the picturesque views of the island.

Be mesmerized by the glamour at Tiffany’s Cabaret Show

Location: Pattaya City

Tiffany’s show theatre has been entertaining visitors since 1974, with performances that are hourly based; it has different scenes that represent different parts of the world like Korean traditional dance with the fan, Indian Bollywood musical, Chinese Imperial history, Thai culture through the elegant Thai dance and Broadway shows etc. The performers were beautiful dresses with elegant headgears. The shows are also made suitable for children to attend. It is also called the ‘Pride of Pattaya’ and one of the best things to do in Pattaya at night.

Play with Elephants in Pattaya Elephant Jungle Sanctuary

Location: Muang Pattaya

It is an eco-tourism project based in Thailand that promotes sustainable and ethical ways of treating elephants. They offer guided tours and also give details about the elephants and let the tourist bathe or feed them by hand. Capture few selfies with baby elephants which is one of the unique things to do in Pattaya with kids.

Be a part of Art in the Gallery: Art in Paradise

Location: North Pattaya

It is one of a kind of an art gallery where the visitors can be a part of art through the optical illusions that the art offers here in this paradise. This gallery has made marking for the visitors to stand and click photo so that they get a perception of the magic trick that the art plays, it can make you stand near an elephant or make you cross a slightly broken and dangerous bridge. It is one of the best things to do in Pattaya Thailand that you can’t miss when you visit the city.  

Discover the bond of friendship at Anek Kusala Sala

Location: Pattaya City

Built to show the friendship between Chinese and Thai Khao chi Chan, it started construction in 1988. This attraction is a museum that has over 300 pieces of Chinese artwork that are made from brass and bronze. It has historical figures of deities and has Shaolin monks that depict different martial art poses.  

Enjoy the picturesque view at Buddha Mountain- Khao Chi Chan

Location: Jomtien

The Limestone hill has the largest engraving of Buddha in a golden image. It was an active construction site before it closed down and in 1996 they used a laser to crave the image of Buddha on the rock for a gift for the King for his Golden 50th year. It is 109m tall and 70m wide. The image stands out the most from its surrounding natural beauty of the lake and greenery.

Entertain yourself at the Cartoon Network Amazone Water Park

Location: Jomtien

One of the first water parks to be theme entirely on Cartoon Network popular characters. It is one of the largest water parks in Pattaya. It offers different themed entertainment zones along with many interesting rides and many live shows. Its only twenty minutes away from the Pattaya city and the best part is that it has a pick-up and drop service along with an on-site restaurant.

Be astonished at Ripley’s Believe It Or Not

Location: South Pattaya

You can find an outlet of the museum in the city of Pattaya, where it holds more than 300 exhibits that make you wonder where all the facts and truth were hidden. It has different displays of stories that always surprise the audience. There are also a variety of rides, 4D theatre and Madame Tussauds Wax Museum to uncover after you are done with the exhibits.

Be the Giant in the world of Mini Siam and Mini Europe

Location: North Pattaya

You can visit all your wonders of the world in miniature size in this beautiful project that was founded in 1985. It has two areas one is mini Siam where you will find all the attractions of Thailand and the other is mini Europe which is divided by a stream of the river where you will find all the western attractions. 

What’s next waiting for you?

Note these top things to do in Pattaya when you prepare your visit to the beautiful coastal city of Pattaya with your travel buddies or family. Now you have a complete list of what to do in Pattaya, plan your stay accordingly to bask the beautiful scenery as well as groove up in the city nightlife because it is truly different from the one you live in.  

About Author: Oriean Rodrigues- Flâneur

I like to read and sometimes even try writing but what I love the most is traveling places and exploring the world. These beautiful cities in the world intrigue me to discover and explore its history and facts that make me imagine the beautiful art that is around us.


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