Pattaya is one of the world’s most popular beach destinations and an ideal place to enjoy a blissful tropical holiday. However, go beyond the beaches and there are a wealth of attractions to explore and several things to do. Here are just some of the attractions in Pattaya that will compliment your beach holiday. From nature to religious monuments there is much to discover and share with your family and friends.
(464 Moo 9, Pattaya 2 Rd, North Pattaya)
The show, a favourite and much recommended attraction in Pattaya, was the first ever truly transvestite cabaret show in Southeast Asia. With over 28 years of stage experience, Tiffany’s Show continues to draw millions of international visitors who wish to experience the spectacular performances and marvel at the talented and attractive performers.
(Na Kluea 12 Na Kluea, Bang Lamung, Chon Buri 20150)
Built entirely of teakwood The Sanctuary of Truth is not a temple or a palace – however, see the monument and you will find it to be a hybrid of both. The sanctuary represents a unique fusion of religion, philosophy, art and culture. It also reflects the best of Thai craftsmanship complete with awe-inspiring sculptures and carvings that pay homage to, and are a reflection of the ‘Ancient Vision of Earth', ‘Ancient Knowledge’ and ‘Eastern Philosophy’.
(451/304 Moo 12, Sukhumvi-Road, Jomtien)
The quaint floating markets of Thailand are in a way its signature attraction. If you are in Pattaya, you can visit the Four Regions Floating Market, which is separated into sections. Each section sells items from the major parts of Thailand -north, northeast, central and south. In the afternoon, you can enjoy a mesmerizing cultural show and then hire a man-powered boat for a tour. You can also walk through wooden houses built in the different styles of Thailand’s four regions.
In today’s fast paced world, who has the time to travel around the world in 80 days when you can do it in two hours! If you don’t have the time to travel all around Thailand or see all the world’s wonders, simply visit Mini Siam, which houses about 100 replicas of famous sites worldwide – from the Statue of Liberty Temple to the Emerald Buddha - are displayed at a scale of 1 to 25. If you are traveling with kids they would love to live out Gulliver’s Travels.
(2rd Fl., Royal Garden Plaza, 218 Moo 10 Beach Road)
Test your perception powers at the Ripley’s Believe It or Not. The museum features more than 300 exhibits set in ten individually themed galleries, from exhibits to people you could never have imagined existed on this planet. Then there is another section, Ripley's World of Entertainment offers a Motion Master Theatre, complete with flight simulator technology.