1- Swimming day in Koh Larn Island
2- Visit the Sanctuary of Truth
3- Watch Alcazar Show
4- Nong Nooch Tropical Botanic Garden
5- Enjoy Thai Massage
6- Cartoon Network Amazone Waterpark
7- Visit Pattaya Floating Market
8- Night Out on Walking Street
9- Learn How to Cook Thai Food
10- Visit Mini Siam

Pattaya is one of the most popular tourist destination in Thailand 140km away from Bangkok city.  Tourism in Pattaya began during Vietnam War when American soldiers arrived Pattaya for rest and relaxation. The climate in Pattaya hot and dry from October to February, hot and rainy season is from June to October. Pattaya is the 2th the most visited tourist destination in Thailand after Bangkok City. The city known as a paradise for nightlife.

“Walking Street” of Pattaya is the main red light district of the city. The street contains hundreds of bars, live music venues, Go Go bars, night clubs restaurants. At the same time there are a lot of family-friendly places to visit in and around Pattaya rather than nightlife such as; beautiful beaches to swim, fascinating temples to visit, memorable family-friendly shows to watch, gardens, farms etc..

Let’s have a look top 10 things to do in Pattaya;

1- Swimming day in Koh Larn Island

koh larn tawaen beach

Koh Larn is a small beautiful island off the coast of Pattaya City. The island is known with its beautiful beaches, crystal clear waters and soft white sands.  Ferries and speed boats connects island to the mainland. West side of the island home of 8 different beaches. Tawaen Beach is the most visited public beach.

There are also private beaches in the island such as; Tien Beach, Samae Beach.. Most of the beaches contains restaurants, bars, cafes and small shops. Visitors can join one day or half day tour packages to visit Koh Larn from Pattaya which includes transportation by speed-boat or ferry, sunbed and umbrella, lunch.

2- Visit the Sanctuary of Truth

Sanctuary of Truth

Sanctuary of Truth is an unfinished Hindu-Buddhist temple in Pattaya City. The temple was designed in Ayutthaya style by a Thai businessman Lek Viriaphan.  The temple made by entirely of carved wood with no using any metal nails and still under construction since 1981.

The location Soi 12 Naklua Pattaya. Approximately 2.5 km away from central Pattaya. Open from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm daily. Entrance fee is 500 Thb per person.

3- Watch Alcazar Show

dance alcazar

Alcazar Show is one of the most popular transgender (also kown as ladyboy) live stage performance in Thailand with high tech light and sound systems, extravagant costumes, humorousness scenes and dancing skills of ladyboys.

Alcazar is a family-friendly activity to spend a spectacular evening in Pattaya. There is no dress code applying for visitors. Duration of the show approximately 70 minutes.  Book your ticket at least 1 day in advance.

4- Nong Nooch Tropical Botanic Garden

nong nooch tropical garden

Nong Nooch Garden is known as one of the most beautiful garden in the world. In 1954 Mr. Prisith and Ms. Nongnooch Tansacha has began to build the garden. In our day more then 6000 people visits the garden everyday.

French Garden, European Garden, Butterfly Hill, Orchid Garden, Stonehenge Garden, Cactus Garden, Ant Tower and Flower Valley must see spots in the complex. Located approximately 25 km away from Pattaya. Operating everyday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.

5- Enjoy Thai Massage

thai massage

Chiwaka Komaraphat is the founder of Thai massage and medicine. Chiwaka who is said in the Pali Buddhist canon has been physician of Buddha over 2.500 years ago.

Traditional Thai massage has many healthy benefit from lowering stress to relieving muscular tension and it can even increase your energy.  Prices in a hygienic and quality complexes start from 500 thb per hour. Price in a small parlors start from 200 thb per hour.

6- Cartoon Network Amazone Waterpark

cartoon network waterpark

The Waterpark featuring 10 Cartoon-Themed entertainment zones and 25 exhilarating rides. The complex split into different sections for small children, teens and fully grown children with their families.

Cartoon Network Amazone Waterpark is 15 km away from Pattaya. Visitors can purchase packages including pick-up and drop-off transportation service from Pattaya hotels and admission tickets. Operating from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm everyday.

7- Visit Pattaya Floating Market

pattaya floating market tour

If you are looking for a cultural activity to spend your day in Pattaya, visiting Pattaya Floating Market is a great idea. The market established since 2008 and covers an are over 100.000 sqm with 114 shop and water vendor selling authentic souvenirs, Thai Foods and deserts.

They also offer a cultural show every afternoon. Visitors can hire a boat-man to ride around and discover traditional Thai architecture and life-style of the river life.

8-  Night Out on Walking Street

walking street pattaya tour

Walking Strees  is known as “Red Light District” of Pattaya City. The street closes for vehicles from 7:00 pm to 3:00 am. The street contains hundreds of bars, live music venues, Go Go bars, night clubs restaurants etc.. Most of the places are opening by 8:00 pm but there is not much action before 10:00 pm.

To reach at Walking Street, you can walk along the Beach Road or take a share Tuk Tuk (also known as songtaew) that takes rounds the Beach Road and the 2th Road 24 hour a day.

9- Learn How to Cook Thai Food

Cook Thai Food

If you like to impress your friends or family with your cooking skills, learn how to cook Thai food like a local chef while you are in Thailand.

Pattaya is one of the destination to attend a cooking class. Some of cooking classes are offering market visit to learn about the ingredients.

10- Visit Mini Siam

Mini Siam is one of the famous family-friendly tourist spot in Pattaya.  The park is home to over 100 replicas of world-wide site from the Eiffel Tower, Sydney Opera House to the Statue of Liberty , Tower Bridge of London.

Admission ticket is 250 Thb for adults and 120 Thb for children. Location at 387 Sukhumvit Road Pattaya. Operating from 9:00 pm to 6:00 pm everyday.

 

 

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