Top 10 Things to Do in Pattaya
Pattaya is a hot beach resort, real estate investment, tourism and pension place in Southeast Asia in recent years. It enjoys the reputation of "Oriental Hawaii" and has become synonymous with "Beach Vacation Paradise". Known for its sunshine, beaches and seafood, the beautiful seascape, the novelty of paradise, and the most prestigious ladyboy show, the colorful night culture attracts tourists from all over the world. Here are 10 things you won't miss in Pattaya.
1. Walking Street (Hottest Street of Thailand)
Walking Street Pattaya is probably the most exciting street in the world if you like to have fun. Here you will find all kinds of entertainment from bars, discos, go-go bars, cabaret shows, and much more. Walking down Walking Street from Beach Road to Bali Hai Pier is an experience you will never forget. The Walking Street is closed for traffic from 19:00 until 03:00. You can chose from a wide variety of sea-food restaurants to Indian, Italian, European, Thai or many other countries. You will also find many discos and the largest ones are Candy Shop, Lucifer, Marine Disco, Insomnia, Tony's, and Mixx.
2. Tiffany's Show
Tiffany's Show in Pattaya started in 1974 when only three artists gave performances in a small rented studio. Tourists liked the performances and eventually a large cabaret theatre was founded. Now it has grown into a World Class show which is visited by tourists from all over the world. The show presents traditional dances of different nations from all over the world. You will be entertained with music, lip-sings, dances and various shows played by many perfectly beautiful female actresses. You will also be amazed by incredibly beautiful actors and bright costumes. If you are unaware of, you cannot imagine that these female actresses are actually male from origin!
3. Oriental Princess
When you come to Pattaya, the Oriental Princess is something you won't miss to experience. Board the Oriental Princess Cruise, where you can enjoy the night view of the Gulf of Siam and dance with the most beautiful ladyboys in Thailand. The ladyboy show on the boat is very interactive. The ladyboys are charming and enchanting, and the dancing pole dance and swinging dance are hot and eye-catching. Please show your biggest respect to ladyboys and appreciate their beauty. Have fun!
4. Sanctuary of Truth
Sanctuary of Truth is a religious construction in Pattaya, Thailand. The sanctuary is an all-wood building filled with sculptures based on traditional Buddhist and Hindu motifs. The top of the building is 105 meters high, and the building covers an area of more than two rai. It features contemporary Visionary art based on traditional religious themes. The project was initiated as an idea of Thai businessman Lek Viriyaphant in 1981, and is scheduled to be completed in 2050. The architectural value, ornamental value, artistic value, and religious value of Sanctuary of Truth are totally worth a visit.
5. Pattaya Floating Market
Pattaya Floating Market is the most authentic floating market on Chao Phraya River. Without a doubt, Pattaya has many modern shopping malls if you prefer the mall experiences, but it is the traditional markets that give you the authentic Thai shopping experience. The market has a variety of items for sale – clothing, leather goods, souvenirs, food, fresh tropical fruits, special snacks, handicrafts, and other commodities. It allows you to experience the simple and natural customs of the locals while shopping, and it is also a must-see attraction for tourists. There is a minimal entrance fee for tourists but once you get in, the price of items is reasonable.
6. Coral Island
With crystal clear water and interminable stretches of fine white sand, Thailand's Coral Island is a paradise. About 4.5 miles (7 km) off the coast of Pattaya, Coral Island is a perfect day trip destination and a mecca for lovers of water sports, scuba diving, and snorkeling. Since the island is not so far away, visitors can easily go there in the morning, stay for a couple of hours and then come back to Pattaya Beach late afternoon.
7. Pattaya Water Park
Pattaya is home to a choice of outstanding water parks, including the largest in all of Thailand, with dozens of slides and rides between them. The biggest and best, including Ramayana Water Park and Cartoon Network Amazone Waterpark, are located just about 20 minutes away from Pattaya City. Morning until night, you'll find adventure here. Don't forget to use sunscreen.
8. Art in Paradise
Art in Paradise is a large interactive art museum where visitors can become part of the artworks and have fun posing for photos. Standing or lying in 3D artworks painted on the walls and floors, visitors can let their imagination go wild and take memorable pictures beyond their imagination. You can easily spend 2 or 3 hours in it. This is an amazing place to take photos and have fun with friends and family.
9. Underwater World Pattaya
Underwater World Pattaya is only one aquarium in Pattaya city, and it gathers a lot of sea creatures with colorful coral. You will see sea creatures all around you 180 degrees as you dive deep into the sea. It will be an amazing experience to watch marine life for sure. All that sea creatures are just few meters from you. You can see sharks, manta rays, sea turtles, and so on. The walk at the underwater tunnel is just incredible!
10. Khao Kheow Open Zoo
Khao Kheow Open Zoo is around a 35 minute drive from central Pattaya and set amongst beautiful surroundings of over 2,000 acres of Khao Kheow-Khao Chom Puo Wildlife. It is also the first zoo in Thailand to become a member of WAZA (World Association of Zoos and Aquariums). Without a doubt, Khao Kheow Open Zoo is a fantastic day out and especially popular place to take the kids. It's a great experience being so close to the animals, handling some of them and feeding them, including the elephants. You will have the chance to see lions and tigers and an amazing selection of animals.