Begin your journey by checking out the local attractions that this vibrant coastal city has to offer.
Pattaya Walking Street
Pattaya Walking Street is one of the biggest and busiest party hotspots in Thailand. Almost every building from the Beach Road end to the Bali Hai Plaza end and within each side street is a nightclub, go-go bar, beer bar or restaurant. The sheer volume and variety of nightlife entertainment provide something for every taste. With hundreds of venues to choose from this neon-drenched strip, you would still be finding new places each and every evening even if you stay here for a week.
Address: South Pattaya (Get Directions)
Alcazar Cabaret Show
Be amazed by the bevy of professional entertainers presenting artistic impersonations through songs and tales of love and adventure with a fantastic sound and light show. Extravagant costumes, stunning ladyboys and spectacular stage sets are all part of a grand show that delights with non-stop entertainment, from the Russian stage to K-Pop to Persian Harlem and even outer space. Whether you are in for the beautiful ‘ladies’ or the show, you’ll get your money's worth at Alcazar.
Daily showtimes: 18:30, 20:00, 21:30
Address: 78/14 Pattaya 2nd Road Muang Pattaya, Amphoe Bang Lamung, Pattaya, Chonburi 20150 (Get Directions)
Pattaya Floating Market
Covering an area of 100,000sqm, the Four Regions Floating Market boasts 114 shops and water vendors selling authentic Thai food, desserts and specialties from all around Thailand. Expect to find many eateries, fruit stalls, souvenir shops and some art galleries. There is also a cultural show every afternoon. For a floating market experience, hire a man-powered boat to get around and discover the richness of the surrounding Thai architecture and riverside life. Typically, the boat is big enough for four people and can be hired for a small fee for around 30 minutes.
Address: 451/304 Moo 12, Sukhumvit Road, Pattaya (Get Directions)
The Avenue Pattaya
The Avenue Shopping Mall is a popular alternative to the larger indoor malls found in Pattaya, with a modern, open-air design. The Mall consists of some great value factory outlet stores and a range of entertainment options including a cinema and bowling alley. The variety of bars and restaurants available within the mall makes it a great place to escape the heat of a hot summer afternoon.
Address: 399 9, Thanon Pattaya Sai 2, Muang Pattaya, Amphoe Bang Lamung, Pattaya 20150 (Get Directions)
Connect With Nature
Explore the beauty of landscapes and sculptures in Pattaya.
The Sanctuary of Truth
The Sanctuary of Truth is a gigantic wooden construction rising 105 metres into the sky and exquisitely carved entirely out of teak wood. Conceived by the ambitious business tycoon who commissioned the construction of Erawan Museum and The Ancient City (Muang Boran) in Bangkok, this one is a strange fusion of religion, philosophy, art and culture. It is neither a temple, nor palace even though it looks a bit like a hybrid of both. Best described as a monument to Thai craftsmanship, and a place to reflect, its awe-inspiring wooden sculptures and cravings pays homage to and is a reflection of the “Ancient Vision of Earth', “Ancient Knowledge' and “Eastern Philosophy'. It is also the only place in Thailand where you can get up close and personal with two delightful and very playful dolphins.
Address: 206/2 Moo5 Naklua 12 Naklua Rd.,Banglamung,Pattaya, Chonburi 20250 (Get Directions)
Nong Nooch Tropical Garden & Cultural Village
Nong Nooch Garden is set in a 2.4 sqkm beautifully landscaped park and can easily be an all-day trip. The Garden resembles a theme park, with daily cultural shows, restaurants and accommodation as well as a vast area showcasing individually themed gardens. A leisurely stroll through the botanical park is like taking a journey around the world, through its many famous gardens, whether 17th-century French garden, Stonehenge, or European Renaissance garden. Equally fascinating are species-specific gardens, such as cactus and succulent plants, orchid nurseries, tropical palm gardens, bonsai and topiary garden. A must-visit for nature-lovers.
Address: Na Jomtien 6 Tambon Na Chom Thian, Amphoe Sattahip, Chang Wat Chon Buri 20250 (Get Directions)
July to September are packed with exciting and fun events in Pattaya.
Date: 3 September 2017Held in September this year, participants may choose from several categories: full marathon (42.195 km), half marathon (21.10 km), quarter marathon (10.55 km), wheelchair marathon and student marathon. This event is recognised internationally with participants from all the world and these numbers increase every year. All ages and nationalities are welcome.