Attractions and Places to Visit in Pattaya

When it comes to what to see or do in Pattaya, the sky is the limit. This vibrant coastal city’s got a slice of everything: off-shore explorations, water sports, deep-sea fishing, on-shore excursions, cabaret shows, botanical gardens, and the list goes on.

Pattaya is a place of wonder and enchantment where many people would love to go to. How can anyone resist its warm climate and beautiful natural resource, such as mountaineering hotspots in the north and coastal beaches in the east and the south.

You may have heard a bit or have been there before if you had a chance to visit the place. It is a place that warmly welcomes millions of visitors each year, all eager to bask in its beautiful beaches and savor the night life filled with enjoyable activities.

Other examples of cultural tourist attractions in Pattaya include historical places, monuments, ancient temples, zoos, museums and art galleries, botanical gardens, aquaria, buildings and structures and cultural events. Creative art and crafts workshops are the object of cultural niches.

Thailand's famous beach resort town of Pattaya has developed a colorful reputation over the years. Located less than 200 km from Pattaya, it's a convenient place to enjoy sun, sand and sea. The beach town has drawn tourists and ex-pats from all over the world ever since US soldiers "discovered" the once-sleepy getaway destination during the Vietnam War. Since then, Pattaya's profile has steadily increased and it is now one of the most popular beach destinations in Southeast Asia.

Pattaya nightlife is world-famous. You cannot even name the city without immediately thinking of Walking Street and the bright glare of its overlapping neon signs for clubs, discos, bars, go-gos, massage parlours and other forms of nocturnal entertainment. This mile of madness in South Pattaya is an assault on the senses and is, without a doubt, the racing heart of the nightlife on the entire eastern seaboard of Thailand.

Pattaya City is regarded as a world-renown beach resort that is the best value for your money. Being close to the sea, the adjoining beaches of Pattaya City, from Naklua Bay to Wong Phrachan (Crescent Moon) and Wong Amat beaches in the north down to Jomtien and Na Jomtien beaches in the south, cover a total length of about 20 km. In the past, only the area of Pattaya Bay known as Pattaya beach played an important role in the tourism aspect. But for now, the increasing popularity of tourism in Pattaya has made all of its adjacent beaches so lively as well.

The Sanctuary of Truth is a gigantic wooden construction which covers the area of more than two rais. The top point of the building is about 105 meters high. It was constructed to withstand the wind and sunshine on the seashore at Rachvate Cape, Tumbon Naklea, Amphur Banglamung, Chon Buri Province.

Mini Siam & Mini Europe are miniature models of key aspects of Thai and European history and culture, cities, buildings, events, they are all here, but in miniature! This is a sizable site and the 1:25 models are laid out in themes depicting important places and events of ancient times until the present. This is the third site of its type, with others in the Netherlands and in Taiwan. The Thailand site has more than 100 models to view. Mini Siam and Mini Europe are set in some lush greenery making it a cool, relaxing and educational place to visit. You should expect to take at least half a day walking around this attraction.

Art in Paradise is a fun and fresh take on an art gallery that has closed the divide between art and spectator with three-dimensional paintings that are interactive and laugh-out-loud funny. Through clever use of shading and borders, artists have painted directly on to walls to create stunning images that trick our eyes into thinking animals are smashing through walls, friends are balancing over raging waterfalls and polar bears are stealing a sip of our coconut. The gallery has over 100 individual art pieces in ten themed sections, covering optical illusions, wild animals, nature, past civilizations and reproductions of classic art with witty additions such as bright pink nail polish on a pre-Raphaelite beauty, or a pencil added to the Mona Lisa so you can be Leonardo Da Vinci… for a second, at least.

Wat Yansangwararam

Wat Yansangwararam

Wat Yansangwararam (known locally as Wat Yan) is about a 30 minute drive from central Pattaya. Wat Yansangwararam contains many priceless Buddhist relics, said to belong to Buddha and his disciples, and a replica of Buddha’s footprint.

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Big Buddha Temple

Big Buddha Temple

The Big Buddha Statue in Pattaya is a cultural highlight to any visit to Pattaya and can be enjoyed by people who are knowledgeable about Buddhism but equally by people who have limited...
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Anek Kuson Sala

Anek Kuson Sala

A Chinese Temple situated about 15km south of the seaside town of Pattaya. This Chinese temple is now used as a museum housing a very unique collection of Chinese antiques, Chinese art, Buddha images, bronze statues and a plethora of statues of Chinese gods.

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Sanctuary of Truth

Sanctuary of Truth

A little north of central Pattaya, this impressive temple-like structure sits on the edge of the sea with more beautiful views to behold (and photograph), plus amazing Hindu and Buddhist sculptures.
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Million Years Stone Park & Pattay Crocodile Farm

Million Years Stone Park

The Million Years Stone Park & Pattaya Crocodile Farm. Located on an over-70-acre piece of land just 15 minutes' drive from Pattaya, this Park & Farm is a new striking tourist attraction...
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Silver Lake

Silver Lake

If you like your wines and want some peace from the city, head out to Silverlake for lunch. With scenic views and peaceful surroundings, this is a working winery where you can spend a few...
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Alcazar Cabaret Pattaya

Alcazar Cabaret Pattaya

If you’re looking for some flamboyant evening entertainment and just a taste of what the masses come to Pattaya for, put an hour aside for this multicultural dance and cabaret show.
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Pattaya Beaches

Pattaya Beaches

Being close to the sea, the adjoining beaches of Pattaya City, from Naklua Bay to Wong Phrachan (Crescent Moon) and Wong Amat beaches in the north down to Jomtien and Na Jomtien beaches in the south, cover a total length of about 20 km.

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Mini Siam & Mini Europe

Mini Siam & Mini Europe

Showing miniature monuments from all over Thailand and the rest of the world, this is a fascinating attraction that can be covered in just a couple of hours. The evening really is the...
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