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Pattaya Travel Guides

When one thinks of Pattaya, the first thing that pops in their minds is long beaches, vibrant bars – clubs, and hot girls in s-e-x shows. However, there are more other interesting things for travelers to explore and experience in this city. Therefore, 10 tips below will provide you information about the best destinations of Pattaya for visitors to fully enjoy your travel.

1. Where is Pattaya?

Pattaya is a city in Thailand, located on the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand, about 165 km southeast of Bangkok, part of the province of Chonburi.

2. How to get to Pattaya

Bus: Air-conditioned buses depart from the Eastern Bus Terminal (Ekkamai) and Bangkoks Northern Bus Terminal (Mochit 2 Bus Terminal) on Kamphaengphet Road, Bangkok daily. Buses (without air-con) to Pattaya usually depart from the East terminal from 5 am to 10 pm.

Train: The State Railway of Thailand offers a daily train service departing Bangkok’s Hua Lamphong Station from 05:00 am to 10:00 pm.

3. Best time to visit Pattaya

The climate in Pattaya is divided into hot and dry (December to February), hot and humid (March and April), and hot and rainy (May to November). Among these, the dry season is the best season to visit Pattaya.

4. Major zones in Pattaya

Tourist Attractions Pattaya is divided into 3 zones

– Zone 1: Naklua Area located in the North, this is a quite quiet area, the peaceful sea which is suitable for walking around and enjoying the fresh atmosphere.

Naklua in Pattaya

– Zone 2: Central Pattaya, the sea here is bustling and crowded. There are 3 parallel roads leading to the sea in this area: Beach road, Pattaya second road, Pattaya third road. These three roads are always crowded, crowded with many shops, services, and shopping centers. Especially, the third Pattaya road is a suitable place to rent a room because it is cheaper and also quieter than the other two.

– Zone 3: Jomtien area located in the South, this area has many cafes, restaurants close to the romantic sea, good price food in the center.

5. What to do in Pattaya?

Pattaya Beach

The beach is located in the center of Pattaya 3 km long, bustling with tourists every day. Here you could swim and join in water sports. The beach is stretched with white sand shining in the crystal-clear sunshine. Furthermore, the sea is so clear that it always captivates all visitors coming here to enjoy.

Koh Larn

About 7 km from the beach of Pattaya, but Koh Larn atoll is like another world. The sea here is emerald green looking through the bottom with colorful coral reefs and the surrounding sea creatures. To enjoy the beauty of paradise here you could use scuba diving services or just lie on the fine white sand to enjoy the sun and sea breeze or participate in games such as windsurfing, running Slaves, paragliders.

Koh Larn

Walking Street

The walking street is bustle all day and night. Indeed, the most popular attraction here is definitely a myriad of street food. Just step into the street, visitors could experience all the food in Pattaya as a “street food tour”. Along the street, there are countless foods from seafood to beef, lamb, buffet, and traditional Thai dishes.

Pattaya Walking Street

Khau Chee Chan

Khau Chee Chan Buddha is a Buddha image carved on Chichan mountain or Khau Chee Chan located 25 km from Pattaya. The Buddha image is 109m high and 70m wide. The gold-plated carvings are known as the largest Buddha image in Pattaya protected by the Royal Thai Navy. The statue of Sakyamuni Buddha is carved on the mountainside between heaven and earth with a meditation sitting on a lotus flower. The Buddha image is recognized as one of the most impressive Buddhist works in the world, attracting Buddhists and non-Buddhist tourists to visit and take photos to commemorate the arrival of Pattaya.

Khau Chee Chan

Art in Paradise

Address: Moo 9 78/34 Pattaya Sai 2 Rd, Centre of Pattaya.

Art in Paradise Pattaya

Art in Paradise in Pattaya is considered as the first and largest 3D museum in Thailand. Then the museum appears in Bangkok and Chiangmai with an area of ​​over 5,800 m2 and more than 200 illustrations, with many topics and content. All are painted in 3D on a flat-screen but as vivid as the real world makes visitors overwhelmed. The entrance fee to the museum is 500 Thai baht for adults and 300 baht for foreign children.

Jomtien beach

Jomtien Beach, a quiet and peaceful beach, is located a hill south of central Pattaya. It takes only about 15 minutes by bus or taxi (take a taxi for 10 baht – 20 baht) from central Pattaya. This is also a beach where many sea sports such as windsurfing, boating, skateboarding, swimming, snorkeling, coral diving, etc. are available for those who are motivated and marine sports enthusiasts. There is also an extra beach named Dongtan, which is a gathering place for gay to have fun and make friends.

Jomtien Beach

Four Regions Floating Market

Address: 452/304 Mu 12, Sukhumvit Road, Tambon Nong Prue, Amphoe Bang Lamung, Chon Buri

Opening hours: 09:00 – 20:00 daily

Four regions floating market in Pattaya

Four Regions Floating Market has been in operation since 2008. The market is an area with rows of houses on the water, a display of crafts, local food, and specialties from the Northern, Central, South, and Northeast of Thailand. Visitors here will travel by boat weaving through the bridges and experience each stall.

Pattaya Elephant Village

Elephant Village, which opened in 1973, is home for large but gentle elephants. This is the place for the retirement-aged elephants to relax and play with people. Coming to the elephant village, tourists not only have an enjoyable experience when riding on an elephant but also contribute to the maintenance of the village to preserve the elephants in Thailand. The price for an elephant show is 600 Baht/ticket.

 Tiffany Show

Address: Pattaya 2nd road.

Tiffany Show

This is the only show in Thailand ranked in the top 10 most-watched shows in the world by TravelCom Magazine. To create a sustainable brand for 40 years, the show requires a very strict selection process of actors. The ticket price for the show is 600 – 800 baht/person for a 1.5-hour performance, depending on the seat 1 hour 30 minute

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