26 Best Pattaya Attractions


The resort town of Pat­taya is locat­ed on the coast of the Gulf of Thai­land. This is the tourist cen­ter of Thai­land, famous for mod­ern hotels, beau­ti­ful beach­es, as well as ele­phant and croc­o­dile farms.


Who and why comes to Pattaya

Pat­taya pleas­es with hot weath­er and warm sea all year round, but it is bet­ter to go here to relax from Novem­ber to May. At oth­er times, it is the rainy sea­son: the abun­dance of pre­cip­i­ta­tion makes the water in the sea mud­dy, giant waves and strong winds appear.

The entire coastal zone is a sandy beach, which is fun and noisy. Boats of local res­i­dents are moored near the shore, and cafes, restau­rants, and play­grounds are equipped on the embank­ment. Due to the sand and the abun­dance of tourists, the water on the cen­tral beach becomes dirty in the after­noon. To swim in the emer­ald sea, many go to seclud­ed places away from the city.

Tourists tend to Pat­taya not only in search of enter­tain­ment, but also for sight­see­ing. The tem­ple of the Big Bud­dha, the tem­ple of Des­tiny on South Street, the palace of the Chick­en King are of archi­tec­tur­al val­ue.

Pat­taya has enter­tain­ment for all fam­i­ly mem­bers. Par­ents with chil­dren go to the Khao Kheo zoo, to the ele­phant farm, to the water park. Kids love walks in the Nong Nooch trop­i­cal gar­den, carousels on the water­front, play­rooms in shop­ping and enter­tain­ment cen­ters.

The city has bars and clubs for every taste. Adults are wait­ing for themed par­ties, dis­cos, striptease. Exot­ic lovers can watch a trans­ves­tite show at the Alcazar or Tiffany cabaret. Active peo­ple go div­ing, wind­surf­ing, fish­ing, go on a safari or explore the sur­round­ings, ris­ing into the sky in a hot air bal­loon. Excur­sions to Bangkok, Ayut­thaya and the islands near the resort are avail­able for every­one.

Pat­taya is a par­adise even for sophis­ti­cat­ed gourmets. There are Thai, Chi­nese, Mex­i­can, Ital­ian restau­rants on every cor­ner. Rice noo­dles with seafood, spicy green papaya sal­ad with toma­toes, chick­en with veg­eta­bles in coconut milk sauce have excel­lent taste. For a mod­er­ate fee, you can try croc­o­dile, octo­pus, snake and even insect meat.

Interesting places and architecture

Big Buddha Hill

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The tem­ple com­plex includes sev­er­al reli­gious mon­u­ments, the cen­tral of which is a gild­ed sculp­ture of Bud­dha sit­ting in a lotus posi­tion on a hill­top. A stair­case of 120 steps leads to the stat­ue, dec­o­rat­ed with carved orna­ments and fig­ures of drag­ons.

The fif­teen-meter stat­ue of the deity is clear­ly vis­i­ble from dif­fer­ent parts of the city. In the evening, neon lights turn on, giv­ing the mon­u­ment a mys­te­ri­ous beau­ty. Excur­sion to the Big Bud­dha Hill is a unique oppor­tu­ni­ty to get to know Asian cul­ture and reli­gion.

Temple Wat Sattahip

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A beau­ti­ful Bud­dhist tem­ple in the sub­urbs was built in 1899 at the behest of King Chu­la­longko­rn. The monk-archi­tect Luang Pho, who is high­ly respect­ed, par­tic­i­pat­ed in the project. As a sign of respect, a life-size sculp­ture of him was installed in the tem­ple.

The archi­tec­tur­al ensem­ble attracts tourists with its huge size and mag­nif­i­cent dec­o­ra­tion. Numer­ous Bud­dha stat­ues, carved ani­mal fig­ures, reli­gious objects are stored inside. The walls are dec­o­rat­ed with flo­ral orna­ments and paint­ings.

Walking street

walking street

One of the impor­tant attrac­tions of Pat­taya is Walk­ing Street. As the sun goes down, car traf­fic is blocked, and the area, illu­mi­nat­ed by bright lanterns, becomes the cen­ter of night enter­tain­ment. There are noisy dis­cos, fash­ion­able restau­rants, Go-Go bars open until the morn­ing.

Street musi­cians, artists and cir­cus per­form­ers per­form right on the pave­ment, and there are stalls with sou­venirs and Thai del­i­ca­cies near the shops.

Temple of Truth

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The 105 meters high wood­en Bud­dhist tem­ple is sur­round­ed by a lush park. The shrine, built with the mon­ey of a local busi­ness­man, is an exam­ple of Thai archi­tec­tur­al style. The walls are made of wood­en carved sculp­tures depict­ing scenes from Bud­dhist mythol­o­gy.

The upper part of the tem­ple is dec­o­rat­ed with an intri­cate orna­ment, which has a sacred philo­soph­i­cal mean­ing. The inte­ri­or dec­o­ra­tion of the walls has not yet been com­plet­ed, but despite this, the Tem­ple of Truth is a real work of art.

Beach Road

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The coastal street Beach Road dur­ing the day is filled with tourists who come to admire the sea, drink soft drinks, buy fash­ion­able things and sou­venirs in bou­tiques and shop­ping cen­ters. On the beach, peo­ple sun­bathe in sun loungers, ride rides, enjoy cock­tails. Many peo­ple book a fish foot mas­sage or a reg­u­lar relax­ing treat­ment.

Wat Yan Temple

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The tem­ple com­plex in the vicin­i­ty of the resort stands at the very moun­tain, on which the image of a seat­ed Bud­dha 160 meters high is inscribed. The tem­ple is con­sid­ered mirac­u­lous and is under the aus­pices of the roy­al fam­i­ly. A huge white struc­ture is framed by a med­i­ta­tion park with beau­ti­ful flower beds and bench­es.

Near­by is the monastery-muse­um of Wat Yan­nasang­wararam. It exhibits exhibits brought from the palace of the Chi­nese emper­or, bronze fig­ures of myth­i­cal war­riors and Bud­dha stat­ues.

Baan Sukhawadi

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The unof­fi­cial name of the com­plex is the Palace of the Chick­en King. He got this name because he belongs to a cor­po­ra­tion that sells frozen chick­en.

The ensem­ble con­sists of sev­er­al build­ings and a park. The main six-sto­ry baroque man­sion attracts atten­tion with smooth lines, soft green walls, fig­ured bal­conies and thin columns.

Inside there are inter­est­ing exhi­bi­tions, a Chi­nese tem­ple, sou­venir shops, restau­rants. The park has a swim­ming pool, bench­es, mar­ble sculp­tures and flower beds with exot­ic flow­ers, as well as an unusu­al labyrinth of trimmed green shrubs.

Tower Pattaya Park

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The ensem­ble of Pat­taya Hotel includes the tallest build­ing in the city. The nar­row tow­er ris­es to 240 meters. At lev­el 52, there are restau­rants serv­ing seafood and nation­al dish­es. A lit­tle high­er is equipped with an obser­va­tion deck, which offers gor­geous panoram­ic views.

The hotel has its own water park, spa, fit­ness club and shop. Carousels are installed in the park itself among the green­ery. The list of adult enter­tain­ment includes the Tow­er Jump and the cable car ride.


Mini Siam

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The park muse­um in Pat­taya is con­sid­ered one of the best in the world. It demon­strates mod­els and mod­els of out­stand­ing archi­tec­tur­al mon­u­ments. The muse­um is divid­ed into two parts:

  • In the Mini Siam zone there are Thai attrac­tions: Wat Phra Keo pago­da, Anan­da Samakhom throne room, Tem­ple of Dawn, King Rama IX Bridge, Vic­to­ry Mon­u­ment.
  • In the mini-Europe zone — the Eif­fel Tow­er, the Colos­se­um, St. Basil’s Cathe­dral, Tow­er Bridge. Next to them are the Aus­tralian Opera House, the Stat­ue of Lib­er­ty and the tem­ples at Abu Sim­bel.

Satin Fine Art Gallery

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This gallery con­tains works by local artists in var­i­ous gen­res and copies of world-famous paint­ings. On the tour you can admire repro­duc­tions of works by Van Gogh, Kandin­sky, Picas­so, Sal­vador Dali. All exhibits are avail­able to pri­vate col­lec­tors. Gallery artists paint por­traits, land­scapes and avant-garde paint­ings to order.

Bottle Museum

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The muse­um presents a col­lec­tion of minia­tures in bot­tles. The idea of ​​the expo­si­tion came to the mind of the Dutch sculp­tor Peter Bedele. With his assis­tant, he worked for a long time, cre­at­ing the first mas­ter­pieces. Among the exhibits are tra­di­tion­al Thai hous­es, Chi­nese pago­das, the Taj Mahal, the Eif­fel Tow­er.

Sculp­tures in bot­tles are on the shelves. Bright light allows you to see fine details well and notice that the minia­tures are made with fil­i­gree pre­ci­sion. The muse­um hosts work­shops teach­ing how to make sim­i­lar minia­tures and place them in bot­tles.

Art gallery

art gallery

In the cen­ter of Pat­taya, there is a gallery of 3D paint­ings that can inter­est all fam­i­ly mem­bers. The can­vas­es exhib­it­ed here are paint­ed in a spe­cial way. If you stand in the right place on the floor and take a pho­to, you get the effect of being in the pic­ture. The gallery con­sists of sev­er­al the­mat­ic halls. Pop­u­lar are:

  • “Jun­gle”,
  • “Tra­di­tion­al Art”
  • “Sur­re­al­ism”,
  • “Coun­tries”,
  • “Nature”.

Teddy Bear Museum

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The Toy Muse­um in Pat­taya gives a lot of pos­i­tive emo­tions. Bears of dif­fer­ent sizes are exhib­it­ed in spa­cious halls, with which it is allowed to take pic­tures and play with. In addi­tion to bears, the muse­um has plush uni­corns, dogs, tigers, toy hous­es and dolls. For active recre­ation of chil­dren, a sep­a­rate room with a piano, slides and tram­po­lines is equipped.

Madame Tussauds museum

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Madame Tus­sauds, locat­ed in a shop­ping cen­ter on the main street, exhibits wax fig­ures of Euro­pean celebri­ties and Asian stars. The Dalai Lama, Jok­er, Cat­woman, Fred­dy Krueger are pop­u­lar. Muse­um vis­i­tors study wax copies of politi­cians, actors, singers and take unusu­al pho­tographs.

Natural attractions and parks

Nong Nooch Tropical Park

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In the vicin­i­ty of Pat­taya there is a pri­vate trop­i­cal park. The vast ter­ri­to­ry is divid­ed into zones and plant­ed with all kinds of flow­ers and trees. There is a French land­scape park, orchid and cac­tus gar­dens, a but­ter­fly hill, a bon­sai park and even an ele­phant farm.

Dur­ing the vis­it, you can admire the col­lec­tion of palm trees, sculp­tures of flower peas, a copy of the Eng­lish Stone­henge. The excur­sion pro­gram also includes an inspec­tion of the car park, which hous­es exclu­sive sports cars.

Three Kingdoms Park

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Three King­doms Park was cre­at­ed to pre­serve the cul­tur­al her­itage of Chi­na. The lay­out is designed accord­ing to the prin­ci­ples of Feng Shui. At the entrance there is an arti­fi­cial lake, from which there is a path paved with mosaics and dec­o­rat­ed with pot­ted plants and stat­ues.

Three pago­das rise in the cen­ter — they house a muse­um of Chi­nese art. And next to the pago­das is a foun­tain in the form of a drag­on.

The park hosts the­mat­ic exhi­bi­tions based on the plot of the Three King­doms nov­el. For a small fee, tourists are giv­en a nation­al cos­tume so that they can take spec­tac­u­lar pho­tos.

Million Years Stone Park

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There is a unique park out­side the city, which is includ­ed in the manda­to­ry pro­gram of any tourist in Pat­taya. Here are col­lect­ed bizarre boul­ders from dif­fer­ent parts of Thai­land. Organ­ic and vol­canic stones stand along the paths, in the clear­ings, around the lake — they look mys­te­ri­ous and beau­ti­ful. Some spec­i­mens resem­ble ani­mals, birds, human fig­ures.

With­in the park there is a place where croc­o­diles are bred, and a mini-zoo. Farm guests are allowed to feed their pets with meat, and toothy train­ers show their show. In the zoo you can also see oth­er ani­mals and ride an ele­phant.

Coral island Koh Lan

Koralov Island

The island, with an area of ​​5.6 km², attracts tourists who are tired of noisy beach­es and par­ties. Its coast is strewn with clean white sand and dec­o­rat­ed with stones. Near large beach­es there are cozy hotels, restau­rants, bars, boat rentals and water attrac­tions.

The inte­ri­or of the island is hilly and cov­ered with lush veg­e­ta­tion, and many mon­keys live in the local for­est. Ani­mals are not afraid of peo­ple and often go to the coast in search of food.


Asian spice garden

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Guests of Pat­taya can vis­it the Asian Spice Gar­den. It con­sists of a muse­um, a botan­i­cal park and a shop. The exhi­bi­tion shows fra­grant exhibits in clay pots and tells inter­est­ing sto­ries about herbs. The muse­um build­ing is sur­round­ed by a botan­i­cal gar­den with fruit trees and spices.

Vis­i­tors can see how vanil­la, black pep­per and cin­na­mon grow. The store sells gift sets of spices accord­ing to the sign of the zodi­ac, trop­i­cal fruit wine, herbal tea.

tiffany show

tiffany show

Cabaret, oper­at­ing since 1979, quick­ly gained world­wide pop­u­lar­i­ty. The orig­i­nal selec­tion of artists con­tributed to the suc­cess. The fact is that trans­ves­tites are involved in the show — men dressed in wom­en’s clothes. The troupe con­sists of 100 tal­ent­ed dancers.

Each per­for­mance is divid­ed into parts and lasts about an hour. A vivid per­for­mance leaves an indeli­ble impres­sion thanks to the scenery, musi­cal accom­pa­ni­ment, stage cos­tumes.

Cartoon Network Amazone Waterpark

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The indoor water park opened its doors 15 km from Pat­taya in 2014, and its inte­ri­or dec­o­ra­tion recre­ates the atmos­phere of a trop­i­cal for­est. The halls are equipped with swim­ming pools, slides, attrac­tions. Vis­i­tors swim in the arti­fi­cial sea, float on a raft on the “slow riv­er”, go in for raft­ing and surf­ing.

Guests are enter­tained by work­ers dressed as Car­toon Net­work char­ac­ters. In the park area there are sou­venir shops, Foodville with Asian del­i­ca­cies, a cafe, a pizze­ria, a beau­ty salon and a fit­ness cen­ter.

Khao Kheo Zoo


The zoo, cov­er­ing an area of ​​800 hectares, is con­sid­ered a nature reserve in which all ani­mals live in nat­ur­al con­di­tions. There are spe­cial zones for ani­mals here:

  • African tigers and lions have found a home in the savan­nah.
  • Antelopes, giraffes and deer graze on the lawns.
  • Water­fowl nest on the lakes.
  • Mon­keys live on their pic­turesque island.
  • A large area cov­ered with a fine mesh is a haven for but­ter­flies and par­rots.

Trained bears, pen­guins and mon­keys per­form at the zoo.

floating market

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One of the most col­or­ful sights of Pat­taya is the mar­ket on the water. These are wood­en hous­es on stilts, inter­con­nect­ed by foot­bridges. Boats are moored near­by, from which Thais sell a vari­ety of goods from morn­ing until late in the evening.

Here you can buy sou­venirs, seafood, spices, taste nation­al Thai dish­es cooked in a portable kitchen right on the boat. Restau­rants, mas­sage par­lors and even hair­dressers work in the hous­es.

elephant village

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A unique reserve in the vicin­i­ty of the resort is a refuge for sick and elder­ly ele­phants. After under­go­ing treat­ment, the ani­mals live here in safe­ty and earn their liveli­hood by help­ing the locals car­ry loads and cul­ti­vate the land.

Ele­phants liv­ing in the vil­lage show an enter­tain­ing show, ride tourists through the for­est and will­ing­ly eat bananas from human hands.

snake farm

Smeina ferma

Out­side the city, a farm is equipped that spe­cial­izes in grow­ing snakes and prepar­ing med­i­cines from poi­son. Inter­est­ing excur­sions are held on its ter­ri­to­ry and a snake show is shown. Among the artists are the king cobra, python, Malay krait.

For a fee, vis­i­tors are treat­ed to orig­i­nal dish­es. The store offers a wide selec­tion of med­i­cines made accord­ing to old Thai recipes. Peo­ple buy inter­nal fat of the Siamese king cobra, poten­cy stim­u­lants, face and body cos­met­ics.

Vineyard Silver Lake


The vine­yard is owned by a wealthy Thai fam­i­ly who have decid­ed to turn the cul­ti­va­tion into a spec­tac­u­lar tourist attrac­tion. Rows of bush­es are sur­round­ed by pic­turesque hous­es, styl­ized as a Euro­pean vil­lage. In the cen­ter is a square dec­o­rat­ed with female sculp­tures.

Near­by are cafes, sou­venir shops and shops. The price of the tour includes a vis­it to the vine­yards, a wind­mill, a dis­tillery, as well as a tast­ing of juice and wine.


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