Pattaya Attractions & Sightseeing Activities
There’s a Pattaya remarkable discoveries to be made nearby U Pattaya. Here’s a pick of our favourite spots, attractions and things to do in Pattaya to enjoy the local culture and to discover some new, exciting experiences.
Finding an activity that is fun and engaging for all the family is a tough ask, but without a doubt Flight of the Gibbon, a little way out of Bangkok, has done it by mixing the right elements of exciting zip-lining action, reassuring safety procedures and some beautiful views of pristine jungle.
Everyone loves a great tale of adventure and romance. But this is nothing like watching “Moulin Rouge” on Blu-Ray or even at an IMAX 3D Theatre. Match dazzling stage sets with blindingly shiny costumes and stunning ladyboys, and you have a show so mind-blowing that it completely shatters the ‘fourth wall’.
Central Festival Shopping Mall is the flagship shopping destination in Pattaya and is constantly popular with a varied mix of tourists and locals who flock there for the international brand clothing, varied eating options and all-weather entertainment, such as a cinema, bowling and children’s arcade.
Royal Garden Plaza was the originator of the ‘entertainment mall’ concept in Pattaya, bringing together family attractions and activities, a selection of restaurants, and international brand shopping, and it is still a blast of fresh, air-conditioned air to the beach city’s shopping scene.
Generally speaking, most of the nightlife action geared towards tourists is found in South Pattaya, with the densest concentration of bars, Go-Go bars, massage parlours and discos along the famous neon-drenched strip known as Walking Street (stretching from Soi 13 to 16).
On the very top of Pratumnak Hill, between Pattaya and Jomtien Beach, you can’t fail to notice an enormous 18 metre tall Buddha popping up through the trees. This Big Buddha – the largest in the region – is the highlight of Wat Phra Yai, a temple built in the 1940s when Pattaya was nothing more than a fishing village.
Nong Nooch Garden is set in a 2.4sq.km. beautifully landscaped park and can easily make an all-day trip. The entire area is more like a theme park, with daily cultural shows, restaurants and accommodation as well as a vast area showcasing individually themed gardens.