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30 Best Places to Visit in Pattaya

Pattaya is one of the cities in Thailand, a favorite destination for local and foreign tourists. This is certainly not without reason. This city has many exciting tourist attractions, from history, culture, nature, to more modern ones and is located in the city center. You and your family or friends or partner will never run out of Pattaya's tourist attractions to visit.

1. Nong Nooch Tropical Garden

This park is one of Pattaya's most famous tourist attractions and has even won several international awards. Nong Nooch Tropical Garden is very spacious with an attractive and unique design and a complete plant collection. You can enjoy the scenery while taking pictures here!

2. Pattaya Floating Market

Want to shop in a unique place? Just go to the Pattaya Floating Market. As the name implies, this place is a floating market. You can shop from sellers who use boats. Even so, some most shops and stalls don't use boats, just like in regular markets.

3. Ko Phai

Ko Phai is an island that you can make your main destination if you want to travel to beautiful natural attractions without crowds. Despite its small size, this island, which is 21 km from Pattaya, is the largest in Mu Ko Pai. It's a small, uninhabited archipelago in Thailand. Because it is still a hidden gem, the seawater and sand are still very clean. This place is suitable for relaxing and relaxing while enjoying the view and the fresh breeze.

4. Khao Chi Chan / Buddha Mountain

Here, you can see the largest Buddha carving in the world. This image in gold color was engraved on a giant limestone 130 meters high using a laser. Apart from the stone carving itself, the open space, which is the location, is also beautiful and instagramable, especially on a clear day.

5. Cartoon Network Amazone Waterpark

This water park is not like other water parks that you may have visited frequently. As the name implies, this water park takes Cartoon Network characters' theme that you may also be familiar with. Call it the Powerpuff Girls, Ben 10, and We Bare Bears. Your fun time here will be even more enjoyable because of the unique theme of the horse!

6. Koh Larn

If you are tired of city noise and need a short break in a comfortable, beautiful, and quiet place, you can go to Koh Larn or Coral Island. Located approximately 7.5 km from the center of Pattaya City, visitors can even walk here in the morning and afternoon and then return to the city the same evening. This island's main attraction is the clean and clear seawater and sand, and the absence of tall buildings blocking the sun.

7. Sanctuary of Truth

This teak building symbolizes many things, from humility to spirituality. All the wood used for the construction of this site was neither chemically treated nor preserved. Because of this, when one part has been built, another may have begun to porous and need to be replaced again.

8. Pattaya Elephant Jungle Sanctuary

Elephants are one of the animals that best represent Thailand in international tourists' eyes, so of course, this place is a must-visit. In this place, you can see first-hand the elephants' life and interact safely with them.

9. Wat Phra Khao Yai / Big Buddha Hill

As the name implies, there is a Buddha statue with a height of 18 meters in this temple, which is located at the top of a hill as high as 100 meters above sea level. Apart from being one of the city's main icons and a famous tourist spot, this place still functions as a worship place for Buddhists to this day.

10. Art In Paradise

This art museum and selfie tourist location present an exhibition of wall paintings that will look alive and real when taken from a certain angle. The paintings are indeed stunning and can deceive the eye. You and your group can pose and take pictures as much as you like in this Instagramable tourist spot.

11. Walking Street

To have a fun and exciting evening, you must go to Walking Street! As the name suggests, starting at six in the afternoon, motorized vehicles can no longer enter or cross this area, so all visitors have to walk. The neon lights were bright, making the night even more festive. You can stop by nightclubs, restaurants, or beer bars that are widely available here.

12. Pattaya Beach

Pattaya Beach is the right beach for you if you want to try various fun watersport activities! Not only are the views of the sea and the beach beautiful, but you can also try jet skiing, parasailing, riding a speedboat, and others here. Also, the facilities around the beach are complete and adequate.

13. Khao Pattaya View Point

If you want to enjoy a city view from one of Pattaya's best spots, you can go to Khao Pattaya View Point. Located on Pratumnak Hill, you can see Pattaya Bay, which resembles a crescent shape from the best spot. The view is even prettier at night.

14. Sriracha Tiger Zoo

The zoo, which is located in Sri Racha (a city on the outskirts of Pattaya), as the name implies, houses around 200 tigers. Apart from that, there are also around 10,000 crocodiles here. You and your little ones can learn more about these fantastic animals safely and with fun here.

15. Tiffany's Cabaret Show

In Thailand, the ladyboy cabaret show is one of the most loved by tourists for its uniqueness and excitement. In Pattaya, you can catch the famous Tiffany's Cabaret Show. The performers who appear on stage wear cool and lively clothes and costumes. The show itself involves different dances and musicals.

16. Underwater World Pattaya

This giant aquarium houses a wide variety of beautiful and unique marine life. With an attractive design and layout, such as a glass aquarium tunnel and a touch pool, this place is perfect as a destination for family tourism and children's educational and fun tours. Apart from that, there are also several live shows scheduled every day.

17. Ripley's Believe It Or Not

Ripley's Believe It Or Not showcases approximately 300 exhibits about true-to-life and shocking facts. All, of course, with a cool and attractive exhibition design and layout. Apart from that, there are also several rides that you can try, such as the Moving Theater, wax sculpture museum, and the famous Sky Rider.

18. Teddy Bear Museum

You and your little one must be familiar with cute teddy bears. What if you could see and take pictures with the dolls, but this time the dolls are giant in full costumes and cool backgrounds? Of course, you don't want to miss this opportunity! At the Teddy Bear Museum, you can do all of that until you're satisfied. With cool decorations and layouts, your photos and exploration moments will be even more memorable. Don't forget to bring the teddy bear home too from the gift shop after that, OK!

19. Anek Kusala Sala

Anek Kusala Sala was built as a sign of friendship between Chinese and Thai citizens. This historical place exhibits approximately 300 works of Chinese art, especially sculpture made of brass and bronze. Some of the most popular with tourists are statues of Shaolin monks as well as replica statues of fortune-tellers, liquor sellers, dressmakers, and others.

20. Jomtien Beach

This beach is one of the most famous beaches in Thailand. It is located approximately 3 km from Pattaya. The main attraction is the beautiful and clean sea and sand and the luxurious facilities that complement this beach. Ranging from luxury hotels to restaurants. You can enjoy the view, swim or sunbathe, before staying at the big beautiful hotel or having seafood at the restaurant.

21. Pattaya Sheep Farm

Pattaya Sheep Farm is a fun educational tourist spot that you should visit. As the name implies, this place is home to various types of livestock, especially sheep. There is also alpaca, sika deer, donkey, horse, and many more. You and your children can interact directly with the tame animals, take photos in themed areas, play in the Game Zone, and watch animal shows.

22. Ko Sak

Ko Sak is a small island only a few minutes away by ferry from Pattaya. Here, you can try various fun activities, such as snorkeling and diving. The sea and the beach are still clean and beautiful, making it perfect for this activity.

23. Ramayana Water Park

Want to have a fun time with your family at a water park until you're satisfied? Just go to Ramayana Water Park, one of the largest water parks in Southeast Asia! There are lots of swimming pools as well as fun water slides here. You can spend a whole day trying out the rides and pools. Located about 15 km from the city center, you can, at the same time, take a break from the city atmosphere.

24. Frost Magical Ice of Siam

No, it doesn't snow in Pattaya. But that doesn't mean you can't go to the snow and ice park in this city! In the Frost Magical Ice of Siam, you will see various cool and amazing ice sculptures. Everything, of course, is in a cold room, just like in the snow. The statues are not ordinary statues, but all related to and depicting Siam (the former name of Thailand).

25. Upside Down Pattaya

You may have heard or even visited tourist attractions with the same concept, upside down or upside down. But, this one in Pattaya is one of the first in the world. The inverted buildings are also in an outdoor location, providing even cooler backgrounds and photos. Apart from taking pictures, you can also walk along the outdoor maze in the same place to add to your visit's fun.

26. Flight Of The Gibbon

Flight of The Gibbon allows you to safely try fun outdoor activities in a no less cool location, namely in the forest. There are 22 zip-lines with a length of 3 km to facilitate your adventure! This place is located between Pattaya and Bangkok, not in the center of Pattaya City.

27. Thepprasit Night Market

As the name implies, this place is a night market filled with food, souvenir, and handicraft shops. Suppose you want to sample culinary delights and shop for local souvenirs at affordable prices. In that case, this place is perfect for you!

28. Ban Amphur Beach

If you want to travel to beaches that are rarely known, you can go to Ban Amphur Beach. Ban Amphur itself is a quiet fishing village and also happens to have a beautiful beach. When traveling here, you will not be disturbed by the crowds because this place is still a hidden gem. After a stroll on the beach, you can also eat local seafood at the dining spots around the coast.

29. Mini Siam And Mini Europe

As the name implies, this place is a miniature garden containing replicas of famous buildings in Thailand and Europe. With a scale of 1:25, you can explore the most iconic buildings in these countries with just one visit. If you want to get even cooler travel photos, you can visit at night when the miniature lights are on.

30. Central Festival

Want to shop for well-known and branded fashion items? Head to Central Festival, a large mall that contains a variety of famous international fashion shops. You will never run out of shops to visit when traveling here! Apart from that, many restaurants have to choose from to eat local and international culinary delights in the same mall building.