Pattaya is a famous beach resort town with international reputation. Only 200 km away from the capital city of Bangkok, Pattaya is a very popular place to enjoy the sea, sand and the sun. This place has become a magnet for visitors and expats from many different countries for many years. This beach resort town was first known to foreigners during the Vietnam war. Back then, there were many bars, discos and even brothel houses that used to entertain US soldiers. Since then, the popularity of this destination just keeps on increasing and today it has become one of the most famous beach destinations in Asia.
Even though this place also has a ‘negative’ reputation as being the center of sex tourism in South East Asia ( that’s the reason that there are many guest friendly hotels in pattaya – mostly near to some pattaya night club ), there are still many interesting places to visit in Pattaya that are family friendly.
Nong Nooch Village
Nong Nooch Village offers various interesting attractions, from a fabulous orchid garden that has various kinds of orchids in Asia, including the rare kinds, to a beautiful zoo that can entertain the whole family. Here you can also watch Thai boxing matches featuring professional fighters in Thailand. Then there are also cultural shows and elephant performances being held everyday in the village.If you are searching for a pattaya night club in the region just ask the locals there.
You haven’t been to Pattaya before you enjoy the beach, because it’s what makes Pattaya, Pattaya. Jomtien Beach is a great place to do all kinds of beach activities, from relaxing on the sand, enjoying the sun, swimming, to enjoying more challenging watersports, like windsurfing, parasailing and jetskis. There are also a lot of great restaurants in the area serving fresh seafood with local taste.
Sanctuary of Truth
This uniquely named building is deemed as the ultimate example of Thai architectural style. Every space in the building is decorated with intricate wooden carvings with beautiful structure that represents the local philosophies and ancient religions. There are also various other attractions you can find here, including horseback riding, elephant trekking, Thai boxing and also getting around with speedboat.
It seems that in every destination in Thailand there’s always a beautiful wat to visit, and in Pattaya it’s no exception. This temple has an impressive design and it was built to commemorate the 42nd year of King Bhumibol’s reign. Near the temple there’s a beautiful lake with some buildings around it including some attractive Chinese pavilions.
Just as the name implies, this place displays the miniature of Siam (Thailand) with all its wonders and famous landmarks. But not only displaying Thailand, it also features international landmarks, including Paris’ Arc de Triomphe, Sydney’s Opera House, London’s Tower Bridge, New York’s Statue of Liberty, and many more.
Four Regions Floating Market
This is the only floating market in Pattaya, where you can experience the local way of living and dive into the dynamics of a traditional local market. On the site, you can also join a tour that will take you on a boat ride visiting traditional Thai houses, sightseeing the rice fields and visit the famous kite museum.