The Pattaya region of Thailand's east coast is home to a seductive range of attractions. The list includes everything from ancient Thai traditions to modern adventures. You can find the simple worldly pleasures of the nation on the liveliest street of nightlife or be impressed by unique religious treasures. Explore nature, art, science, and culture in any way you have never known before. Enjoy the beauty of a humid rainforest or the sparkle and charm of a cabaret scene.
Our list of the top 10 attractions in Pattaya is just an example of the amazing diversity that you can find in the area. All of them should not be missed, and included in the route of each traveler. Many of the items on our list are unique in Thailand, while some are incomparable throughout the world.
1. Pedestrian Street - Walking Street
Pattaya Walking Street (Pedestrian Street) is the largest and hottest nightlife destination in all of Thailand, which is second only to Bangkok in terms of volume and variety of life. The entire length of the street, from the end of Beach Road to Bali Hai Plaza, is packed with nightclubs, go go bars, beer bars or restaurants. Each of the alleys (soybeans) that span the space from soi 14 to soi 16, plus a couple of unique streets by the name between them, turn the entire southern end of the city into a maze of nightly entertainment for almost any taste. READ MORE
2. Temple of Truth
The Temple of Truth (The Sanctuary of Truth) is perhaps the most iconic structure in Pattaya. Intricately carved, entirely in teak, the impressive 105-meter high temple on the cape north of Wongamat Beach is the only building of its kind in the world. Neither the temple nor the palace, despite the hybrid of both, it was commissioned by a local businessman to act as a place of appreciation for philosophy, art, culture and faith, without being attached to one of the religions. READ MORE
opening hours: 08:00 - 17:00
a place: 206/2 Moo5, Pattaya-Naklua Road Soi 12, Naklua
tel: +66 (0)3 836 7229
3. Cabaret Tiffany Show
Born in 1974 as a single-actor theater for friends, the Tiffany Show today is one of the most recognizable and most exciting cabaret shows in Pattaya. The world-class transvestite cabaret is especially known for the stunning appeal of its artists. All of them are incredibly beautiful and very artistic. In 2001, the Tiffany Pattaya Show took fourth place in the top ten world shows. Together with the dancers in glamorous costumes, the shows are full of exotic extravagant scenes and special lighting effects, which helps to create a magical holiday atmosphere. Enjoy the colorful performance and before you leave, do not miss the opportunity to take a photo with one of the artists. This is a great reminder of an unforgettable show. READ MORE
opening hours: daily, shows start at 18:00, 19:30 and 21:00
address: 464 Moo 9, Pattaya 2nd Road, Nongprue, Banglamung, Chonburi
tel: +66 (0) 38 421 700
4. Tropical Garden Nong Nooch
Tropical Garden Nong Nooch is located in a beautiful landscape park and can be examined in one day. The whole area is more like a theme park, with daily cultural events, restaurants and hotels, and there are also vast areas showing separate theme gardens. As a Botanical Park, Nong Nooch Garden presents Thai cultural shows daily. In the spectacular program Thai classical dances and music, Muay Thai or ancient dance with drums, as well as elephant talent shows. READ MORE
opening hours: 09:00 – 17:00
a place: Sukhumvit Road (Highway 3)
tel: +66 (0)38 429 321, +66 (0)38 425 748
5. Pattaya Floating Market
In Pattaya, the Floating Market of Four Regions is divided into 4 zones, each of which represents and sells goods from the four main regions of Thailand (north, northeast, Central and Southern Thailand). Expect to find a collection of cafes and fruit stalls here, and of course souvenir shops and art galleries. The market, worth more than 300 million baht, has more than 100 stores, and a large fleet of floating sellers offering to buy authentic Thai dishes, desserts and delicacies from all over the kingdom from the boat. You can also hire a boat in the market to explore the wealth of surrounding Thai architecture and discover the features of life on the river. READ MORE
opening hours: 09:00 - 20:00
a place: 451/304 Moo 12, Sukhumvit Road, Na Jomtien, Pattaya
6. Viharn Sien
Viharn Sien Pattaya is a majestic three-tier Chinese temple, place of worship and museum. Viharn Sien is a real cultural pleasure. All three floors contain unique exhibits displaying religious artifacts from the Buddhist sects of Mahayana and Theravada. More than a place of worship, Vihara Sien (Vihara Sien) is an architectural masterpiece and a museum of rare archaeological artifacts donated by the Chinese government. Up to 60 granite sculptures depicting various gods and goddesses, as well as dolls and animal figures of the Chinese zodiac, stand on guard on the ground floor. READ MORE.
opening hours: 08:00-17:00
a place: 15 kilometers south of Pattaya, on Sukhumvit Road (2km from Wat Yansangwararam)
tel: +66 (0)38 238 367, +66 (0)38 235 250
7. Waterpark Cartoon Network Amazone Waterpark
Cartoon Network Amazone Waterpark near Pattaya is the largest and most spectacular than any of its kind in Thailand, with 30 modern water activities and slides, and other attractions including Disney characters, entertainment shows, a food court with a generous selection of local cuisines and a variety of aqua pleasures for the whole family. The park is logically divided into zones focused on small children, adolescents and toddlers with parents. Located on Sukhumvit Road, a 20-minute drive from Pattaya Beach, the theme park has 10 entertainment areas READ MORE.
opening hours: 10:00 – 19:00
address: 888 Sukhumvit Road, Na Jomtien
tel: +66 (0)3 823 7707
8. Pattaya Observation Deck
Khao Pattaya View Point on Pratamnak Hill is the best viewing platform in the city and a convenient place to take a cool photo day and night of a stunning, crescent-shaped Pattaya Bay. At the top of the hill is a statue of His Royal Highness Prince Jumborn, and the sacred temple of Wat Kho Phra Bat, both landmarks are some of the main attractions of the place. A delight for the photographer, the Khao Pattaya observation deck is also an ideal place to enjoy magnificent views of Pattaya Bay. READ MORE.
opening hours: 07:30 - 21:00
a place: Soi Rajchawaroon, Pratumnak Hill
9. Coral Island (Koh Larn)
Coral Island (Koh Larn) near Pattaya is a favorite piece of paradise beyond the noise and chaos of Pattaya. And although thoughts about the famous Thai beach resort will not draw in your imagination pictures of turquoise waters and pristine white sandy beaches far from the clutches of civilization, this small idyllic island offers exactly that, and is half an hour away by ferry from Pattaya. Endowed with several beautiful white sandy beaches and untouched natural wonders, Coral Island near Pattaya exudes a truly tropical atmosphere and provides plenty of sunshine. If you do not buy ferry tours in advance, you can still enjoy the whole range of activities that are offered on the beach. READ MORE.
10. Museum 3D Gallery Art In Paradise
Art in Paradise in Pattaya - a fun and fresh look at the art gallery of three-dimensional (3D) painting, which offers amazing photo opportunities and a lot of fun for the whole family. Skillfully using shadows and borders, artists painted pictures right on the walls to create stunning images that can deceive our eyes, where animals pierce walls, friends balance over raging waterfalls, and polar bears steal a sip of your coconut. The gallery has more than 100 individual art works in ten thematic rooms, covering deception, wildlife, nature, ancient civilizations and reproductions of classical art with witty additions READ MORE.
opening hours: 09:00 - 21:00
a place: 78/34 Moo 9, Pattaya 2nd Road, North Pattaya
tel: +66 (0)3 842 4500