Pattaya

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Multicultural Pattaya (เมืองพัทยา) boasts some excellent places to stay and eat, and the area is also a family-friendly resort coast. Nevertheless, the city itself is no tropical paradise; its reputation as a sex capital is totally deserved, with hundreds of beer bars, go-go clubs, and massage parlors. Much of the rest is dedicated to mass-market sun-seeking tourism, with a huge retired expat population, and enormous tour groups hurried through town in an almost constant stream. For a relaxing stay in Pattaya, base yourself outside the central area.
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    Interesting Places to Visit In Pattaya 

    If Thailand packages make for a perfect holiday, then a Singapore tour package too can give you an enamoring traveling experience! In this article we shall take a look at some of the things that the Thailand tourism industry has to offer. We will also discuss why Singapore is the best place to visit if you are looking for some excitement in your life!

    Have you ever been to Thailand? If not, then just catch a flight, book some Thailand packages and hop on to this fantasy land where there is no end to sightseeing. The country is a healthy potpourri of attractions, culture, food and luxury. There won’t be one single moment during your trip which you will regret. Though Thailand tourism has plenty to offer including shopping paradise of Bangkok and the heavenly beaches of Krabi, it is Pattaya which has suddenly caught the fancy of the tourists.

    Here are some places in Pattaya you must check out during your trip:

    1. Pattaya Crocodile Farm: This is the place where you can come across hundreds of crocodiles in their natural avatar and habitat. From the baby minuscule ones (whom you can even carry in your arm and take photographs) to the monstrous sized giants whom only the trained experts handle, you can feast your eyes on our largest reptilian friend. And don’t forget to catch the special crocodile show where these trained artists perform jaw-dropping acts.
    2. Ripley’s Believe it or Not: Ripley’s Believe it or Not is a museum-like house exhibiting all those puzzling, mindboggling and unbelievable stuff which will astonish you yet exhilarate you completely.
    3. Sriracha Tiger Zoo: Ever held a tiger cub in your arms? If not, then Thailand packages bring you the opportunity at the Sriracha Tiger Zoo. It is one place where you can witness some rarely seen activities by a mother tigress and by her cubs including breastfeeding. Plus, you can take images and spend some time with other animals as well.
    4. Underground World Pattaya: As the name gives it away, Underground World Pattaya takes you to the bottom of the ocean and shows you the world that lies beneath our feet. Witnessing those sharks, eels and sting rays from such a close range can be as frightening as it is thrilling!
    5. Bottle Art Museum: Bottle Art Museum is a delightful place for an artist or for someone who has an artistic bend. There are hundreds of creations stacked in glass bottles which will amaze and excite you!

     

    With plenty of beaches, shops, markets, malls, restaurants and hotels, Thailand tourism leaves no stone unturned to give the tourist a satisfying holiday!

    Top attractions in Pattaya

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    Best things to do in Pattaya

    The Pattaya area of Thailand’s eastern seaboard is host to a beguiling range of attractions. The range includes anything from ancient Thai traditions to modern adventures. You can find the simple pleasures of the nation’s most lively party street or be humbled by unique religious treasures. Explore nature, art, science, and culture in ways you would never have imagined. Enjoy the raw beauty of the rainforest canopy or the glitz and glamour of the cabaret stage.

    Top 10 Tours in Pattaya

    Walking Street
    The sights and sounds of Walking Street are quite unlike anything else in Thailand. Other towns and cities try to claim to have their own version, but nothing comes close to matching the 500 meters of fun which is found at the end of Pattaya’s Beach Road. Taking its name from the fact that it is closed to vehicle traffic after 18:00, almost every building on both sides of the road – as well as many in the side streets around it – is a nightclub, beer bar, restaurant or go-go bar to the extent that the road is almost completely deserted during daylight hours as virtually everything is shut. At night, however, the road comes alive with neon lights, thumping music from different genres, food vendors, street performances and party animals from around the world.

    Top 10 Tours in Pattaya

    Sanctuary of Truth
    This one-of-a-kind teak structure is a truly awe-inspiring sanctuary to a philosophical truth, which tells of the importance religion, philosophy and art have played in human development and the folly of neglecting morality and spiritual contentment in the pursuit of materialism. It is a beautiful and humbling demonstration of human endeavor and skill, particularly when you realize that none of the wood being used has been treated or chemically protected. This means that, as one section is completed, another has succumbed to the tropical conditions and must be replaced.

    Top 10 Tours in Pattaya

    Tiffany Cabaret Show
    Tiffany’s Cabaret Show takes place in a grand theatre that, with its huge faux-marble lobby, manages to be almost as spectacular as the dazzling costumes. Performers make their entrances dressed in everything from long sweeping ball-gowns and plumes of feathers to elaborate headdresses and skimpy polkadot swimwear. A breathless hour-long riot of sound, color, and light ensues; a show that spans the entire hemisphere through song, dance or skit. Scenes include a Bollywood musical take on the Indian Raj, a traditional Korean fan dance, an homage to China’s Imperial past and progress, Siam’s history told through graceful Thai dance, Broadway show tunes, and slapstick burlesque.

    Top 10 Tours in Pattaya

    Nong Nooch Tropical Garden
    The 2.4sq.kms of Nong Nooch are full to bursting with some of the most remarkable flowers, displays and landscaped gardens in Thailand, if not the world. The team behind them have repeatedly won international awards for their designs, which include 17th-century-French-style gardens, a recreation of Stonehenge, creative topiary displays and gardens created exclusively with cacti, bonsais, and tropical palms. It is also the home of over 670 native and hybrid species of orchid and regular displays of classic Thai dancing, boxing, and drumming.

    Top 10 Tours in Pattaya

    Pattaya Floating Market
    Correctly known as the “Four Regions Floating Market”, the sub-sections of this 100,000sqm development represent the four major areas of Thailand – the north, northeast, central and south. This representation comes in the form of shops and stalls selling souvenirs, fruits, food, art, handicrafts, postcards, and clothing as well as regular cultural shows and demonstrations. Some of the 114 vendors do indeed float, selling their wares from traditional boats and canoes. The rest is built into a sturdy stilted village, with covered walkways and stout bridges connecting them.

    Top 10 Tours in Pattaya

    Wat Phra Khao Yai (“Big Buddha Hill”)
    The so-called “Big Buddha” certainly deserves its name, being the biggest in the region at 18 meters in height. Positioned nearly 100 meters above sea level, it watches over Pattaya and Jomtien Beaches from its position on the hill dividing the two. The temple complex around the highly detailed golden seated Buddha creates a reflective mood in its many visitor’s thanks to its many bells, burning incense, numerous smaller statues and impressive views over the area. Not just tourist attraction, the site is an active temple, with locals frequently visiting to pray.

    Planning Your Pattaya Visit

    How do I get from Bangkok to Pattaya?

    Most people departing Bangkok for Pattaya use the bus. The most frequent departures are from the Eastern Bus Terminal located adjacent to the Ekkamai BTS station on Sukhumvit Road at Soi 63 (Soi Ekkamai). Air-conditioned buses leave approximately every thirty minutes between 05:20 and 23:20 each day and cost B117.

    What is Pattaya famous for?

    The world knows Pattaya is famous for its sex industry and it’s still going strong day by day. But that’s not Pattaya is all about. There are many other things you can enjoy in Pattaya like the quiet beaches, the sacred temple, the cabaret show, and of course, the food. Because Thai food is one of the best.

    Good to know

    Language

    Thai

    Currency

    Thai baht (฿)

    Country Code

    +66

    Time Zone

    UTC (+07:00)

    Best time to visit

    November to February: The best time to visit Pattaya is from November to February when the weather is neither too hot nor too cold and remains mostly pleasant. This is also the peak tourist season and most beaches and other places of attraction are packed with visitors.

    What people are saying about Pattaya

    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Fantastic experience, the staff are great.
    Really enjoyed the day, there was a bonus of a lovely top, making paper out of elephant poo which was brilliant and a really nice lunch. The staff were great, the only downside was the fact that there were quite a few staff

    volunteers walking around and there was rubbish on the ground and all-round where we were. I think the whole place needed a bit of a scrub down as everything was a bit grotty, and it would be nice to think that all the volunteers might spend a day gardening adding more greenery and doing a bit of landscaping. There are jungles nearby that are full of plants that could be transplanted, The grounds were quite bare, But overall still an interesting place.

    From Bangkok: Elephant Sanctuary Day Trip & Private Transfer reviewed by Vicki

    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐A must-do if you are in Bangkok or Pattaya
    This is a wonderful activity where you can get upclose to the elephants, wonderful animals.

    They are relaxed and treated well, as rescue elephants they have seen some bad stuff. It’s quite a sight to stand right next to them, pat them, bathe them and give them treats.

    From Bangkok: Elephant Sanctuary Day Trip & Private Transfer reviewed by Sebastian

    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Very good value for money. Tour guides was great help.
    The day was planned very well. All activities was good. Water walking. And paragliding was Awsome. The beach we visited was beautiful, not too many tourists on it.

    The only thing will say make people aware they have pay for toilets & lockers on islands. Overall would recommend. But make sure you go with an English speaking tour guide if your English.

    Pattaya: Coral Island Snorkelling Tour and Activities reviewed by Michelle

    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Fantastic experience. A definite must-do!
    From start to finish this was an excellent day from the pick up on time to the free bottled water and experienced staff talking us through the elephants.

    Their passion and knowledge oozed throughout the day. Getting to feed and touch the elephants was amazing as well as getting to swim and bathe with the elephants. Completely faultless experience!!

    Pattaya’s Ethical Choice: Pattaya Elephant Jungle Sanctuary reviewed by Abby

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