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Uncovering the Hidden Gems of Pattaya

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A hotspot for tourists, Pattaya is a hub an ideal destination for enjoying excellent weather, delicious food, vibrant nightlife, extravagant markets, and more. While on a Thailand vacation, this is a must-visit place as there are a variety of tourist places in Pattaya. Originally called Thap Phraya, meaning, the army of Phraya who was the only king of Thonburi Kingdom that ruled Thailand. Later the name was changed to Pattaya which comes from one of the principal winds that blow here.

Pattaya is full of tourist spots and is best for those who like to make their lives a little adventurous. From bungee jumping to water skiing, you will find a plethora of activities to fill your vacation with thrill and excitement. And if you want to have the best meals of your life, you are at the right place. Since people from around the world visit Pattaya, you will find authentic cuisines including Indian, Italian, Swiss, French, German, Arabic, Japanese, etc. So book a Pattaya beach resort and get ready to savour each moment.

Best Places to Visit in Pattaya
Listed below are the 10 best Pattaya city attractions: -

• Sanctuary of Truth
• Khao Kheow Open Zoo
• Buddha Mountain
• Underwater World
• Nong Nooch Botanical Gardens
• Jomtien Beach
• Art in Paradise
• Pattaya Night Bazaar
• Tiffany Cabaret Show
• Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum

1. Sanctuary of Truth

Carefully constructed with a combination of different woods such as teak, mai takien, mai deang, and mai panchayat, the Sanctuary of Truth is an unfinished museum. It is among the famous places in Pattaya due to its intricate designs and creative illustrations. Featuring a theme of Eastern religious conceptions and the cycle of life, you will start pondering about life while watching beautiful sculptures of Indian Gods and Buddhist deities. You cannot miss this if you are visiting the tourist places of Pattaya.

2. Khao Kheow Open Zoo

If you are exploring tourist spots in Pattaya with your family, make sure you visit the Khao Kheow Open Zoo. It is home to more than 300 species of animals that are kept in their natural habitat that you go around and see. You can spot tigers, deer, palm civets, wild birds, boars, and more with an awe-inspiring backdrop of hills that are covered with opulent rainforests. If you go to their official website, you will find numerous services they provide such as golf cart rental, group sightseeing, zoo tour bus service, and more.

3. Buddha Mountain

Also known as Khao Chi Chan, the Buddha Mountain is a prominent tourist destination in Pattaya. Almost a 20-minute drive from Pattaya, this mountain has a laser engraving of Buddha in golden colour which is thought to be the largest image of Buddha in the world. The limestone mountain is nearly 130 metres high and offers breathtaking views of the Pattaya city attractions from the top. Many tourists visiting the Buddha Mountain take place in leisure activities, celebrations, meditation, and dance performances. You can spend some time here and indulge in the tranquillity of this beautiful place.

4. Underwater World

Get a chance to look at the submarine life by visiting the Underwater World. This is another family-friendly place in this city that allows children of all ages to visit and have a great time. This 100-metre-long aquarium has different sections such as the touch pool zone, coral reef zone, open ocean zone, reptile zone, and much more that showcase around 500 species of fish. It is an interesting place to visit in Pattaya as they also offer you the chance to feed the koi fish or dive with the sharks and rays.


5. Nong Nooch Botanical Gardens

Nonh Nooch Botanical Gardens is one of the best tourist attractions in Pattaya and looks nothing less than a dream. The abundance of lush flora around this place with orchid gardens will make anyone fall in love with this place. You can enjoy watching different shows including cockfights, boxing matches, and elephant shows for unlimited entertainment. This place is considered one of the most sought-after tourist spots in Pattaya because once you are done witnessing all the goodness, you can book accommodation and stay back too!

6. Jomtien Beach

While preparing your list of the best tourist places in Pattaya, don’t miss out the Jomtien Beach. This is a pristine beach where you can relax and sunbathe sitting in an affordable sun lounger. It is at a stretch of 6km on the eastern coastline of the Gulf of Thailand where you can also find many restaurants and bars to keep satisfy your taste buds. It is considered a popular tourist destination of Pattaya among people who love leisure time with quietness and fewer crowds. Additionally, you can also take a Thai massage, foot massage, and pedicure while enjoying the magnificent views of the beach.

7. Art in Paradise

Another interesting place in Pattaya is Art in Paradise which you can visit on your next visit here. With a collection of over 100 themes, this museum offers a unique experience to its visitors. It has many 3D paintings and optical illusion art that excite your inner child. After watching all the funky art and clicking hundreds of pictures, you can go to one of the restaurants in this place that offers authentic Thai cuisine.

8. Pattaya Night Bazaar

Exploring tourist attractions in Pattaya is one thing and shopping at the Pattaya Night Bazaar is another. Featuring more than 250 shops, this is a centre for local products, silverware, scented soaps, souvenirs, and more. It is a tourist favourite as you can find authentic Thai stuff at affordable prices that you can also negotiate. While shopping in this market, you can also try out some delicious local foods.

9. Tiffany Cabaret Show

If you are a fan of cabaret performances, you can check out the Tiffany Cabaret Show. Other than the tourist places in Pattaya, Thailand, you can also see this show performed by the transgender community of Pattaya. This has been going on for over 40 years and you should witness it once as it is an amalgamation of creativity and great talent. The performers of this show wear artistic gowns along with heavy makeup that makes up stand out.

10. Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum

One of the most unique tourist attractions of Pattaya is Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum which houses more than 300 strange items. These items were collected by Robert Ripley, who was an American cartoonist and entrepreneur. He went around the world and collected these bizarre items that have an off story behind them. When you visit this museum, you will have a lot of fun, knowing the fascinating story behind all the items along with the infinity maze, motion theatre, wax museum, and more.

These are the most pop tourist places in Pattaya, Thailand that you can explore on your next vacation to this vibrant city. You can book a Pattaya tour package and take off to have an amazing time with your friends and family!

January 19, 2024


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