Top 10 attractions of Pattaya to answer WHY

Pattaya is a great fun lovable city on Thailand’s eastern Gulf coasts famously known for its beaches along with the tag of country’s largest tourist destination after Bangkok. People love to explore this city as it offers much more – superb floating market, Thailand’ largest beach resort, driest weather, decent and cooperative people, delicious food, fabulous restaurant, sacred hand-crafted temple with amazing views and peaceful arena, crocodile park, amusements, enriched heritage and traditions, open minded culture, colorful night street etc. It is a perfect holiday destination that keeps abundant attractions and a load of fun for its visitors.

It doesn’t matter that you are visiting this city with your friends of same age group, family members or alone. In any conditions, you’ll get the amazing memories that you can never forget and you never want to.


Let’s make a list of top 10 attractions of Pattaya, a dream city that helps you to explore all the important places, luxury and living standard of this city – must experience.


1. Buddha Hill (Khao Phra Tam Nak)

2. Sanctuary of Truth

3. Ripley’s world

4. Floating Market

5. Cabaret Show

6. Central Festival Mall

7. Pattaya Walking Street

8. Nong Nooch Tropical Garden Na Jomtien

9. Pattaya Night Life

10. Golf Courses

1. Buddha Hill (Khao Phra Tam Nak)

Buddha Hill is one of the most famous sacred places of Pattaya that you shouldn’t miss to rank it at the top of your list. The land of Thailand is famously recognized for its holy and religious activity, so you’ll be honored to visit Buddha Hill, the Pattaya highest point at which a big statue of Buddha is placed and painted in bright gold color. You can go to this place to escape the city turmoil and get help from a taxi or a local transportation, tuk-tuk to reach out at this place.


The so-called “Big Buddha” is the biggest in the region at 18 meters in height, positioned nearly 100 meters above the sea level. The temple complex around the statue has many things to thank as visitors do thank its abundant bells, burning incense, numerous smaller statues and calm and amazing views over the area.

2. Sanctuary of Truth

The most iconic structure in Pattaya, Sanctuary of Truth is intricately carved entirely from the teak wood. The awe-inspiring 105-metre- tall hall on the headland to the north of Wongamat Beach is a one-of- a-kind structure in the whole world. Neither a temple nor a palace, despite giving the view of both as it was a kind of their hybrids. A local businessman tycoon commissioned this place – act as a great appreciation for philosophy, art, culture, belief and faith, without being tied in any single religious knot.


Elephant Trekking is the second reason of attraction of this place. If you ever want to take a ride on an elephant then you can do it here, although it is different from a horse ride, so be careful while the elephant trekking and assure that you are sitting on the elephant neck.

3. Ripley’s world

There are 5 main attractions awaiting you at the third floor of Royal Garden Plaza that you should experience the all ‘five’: Ripley’s Believe It or Not, Ripley’s Haunted Adventure, Ripley’s Moving Theater 4D, Ripley’s Infinity Maze and Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks. Inside any one of Ripley’s world, you’ll get the fantastic and spectacular illusion, creativeness, suspense, wonderful lighting and stunning sound effects. You just love it and your kids are going mad for them.


You’ve to wear white socks and gloves before going to Ripley’s Infinity Maze to enjoy its outstanding art of the world. Ripley’s Horror Adventure can make you shout as inside it, you’ll get deaths at its every corner, enough to scare you. Ripley’s Believe it or Not is a great place for kids with lots of amazing facts and figures. You’ll surely enjoy these places.

4. Floating Market

Pattaya has many things that can surprise you and its floating market is one of them. So, if you’re bored with the shops and malls in your country, you must come to this place. It’s such an interesting place visitors would like to visit and not to miss. Well, although the stuff that the locals sell here might be overpriced, but you’ll not pay any entrance price to at least get the floating views of the market, correctly known as the ‘Four Regions Floating Market’


This market is placed on a small lake inside the boat that floats around the streets, connected with a bridge. The shops and stalls sell souvenirs, fruits, vegetables, food, art, handicrafts, postcards and clothing. Some of the 114 vendors do indeed float to sell their wares from traditional boats and canoes.

5. Cabaret Show

No one can ignore Cabaret Shows of Pattaya even they want to. Do you want to know why? Because it is not only a show while it’s Ladyboy Cabaret Show in which none of the pretty and beautiful dressed girls is the real one. The two best known and famous Pattaya’s Cabaret Shows are – Alcazar Cabaret and Tiffany’s. However, Tiffany is the best one but due to its crowded audience, its seats are always booked and people chose to go Alcazar. Well, the sets are finely decorated, the lights, music and sound effects are magnificent and the dancers are truly talented, amazingly dressed and much prettier.

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These shows are at only three times: 18:30, 20:00 and 21:30. It costs 600 Baht for one show. So, in case, you want to get kissed by one of the Ladyboys then be sure that you have the VIP pass.

6. Central Festival Mall

Pattaya Central Festival Mall, the Asia’s largest beachfront shopping complex is placed on the Beach Road next to Soi 9 and central police station and opened on the 23 rd January 2009. With over 200 retail outlets, this mall has 240,000 square meters of interior space, divided by seven floors. People love to visit this mall due to many reasons. Its food court is one of them as it offers so many inviting food items at the very reasonable price. It also has a huge SFX Cinema with 10 theaters.

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The views of Pattaya beach and its city from Central Festival Mall’s top are simply beautiful and outstanding. To make your shopping experience a little easier, each floor has its own shopping theme. All the banks for the situation are situated on the same floor. So, when you are visiting Pattaya, it is the place for shoppers and visitors too.

7. Pattaya Walking Street

Our list of attractions of Pattaya can’t be completed without including its Walking Street as it is the real charm of this city. Closed for the vehicles in the evenings, the street includes half of a kilometer of nightclubs, go-go bars, beer bars, colorful restaurants, and a load of fun along with a couple of good tailor’s shops known for good measuring. With bright neon light, live music, exotic girls enticing you easily with a great range of available drinks, a walk down in this street can make you insane. Are you ready for that?

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This street is not ideal for family tour. So, ignore this place if you’ve kids or elder family members or you can also keep them in the hotel for taking rest and then take a view of this street and if you’re open minded then you can also spend an unforgettable night here.

8. Nong Nooch Tropical Garden Na Jomtien

The 2.4sq.kms of Nongnooch in Pattaya, Thailand is a tropical garden of ornamental flowers and plants, fully equipped with accommodation, restaurant, swimming pool, banquet, and seminar hall for the traveler’s convenience. It is a very popular tourist attraction, welcoming people from all over the world. This garden has also been recognized as one of the top 10 ten most beautiful gardens in the world because of its 17th -century- style-garden, creative topiary displays, Stonehenge and gardens decorated exclusively with cacti, bonsais and tropical plants along with the 670 native and hybrid species of orchid.


There are also some extra activities and shows offered for the tourist’s attractions – an excellent elephant talent shows, the regular displays of classic Thai dancing, boxing, swimming and drumming etc.

9. Pattaya Beach Night Life

In the real sense, Pattaya life rises after sunset and every second if its night deals you with different phase and color of life. If you are a fun loving person and have open minded thoughts then, you can enjoy Pattaya nights as well as this city’s nightlife is famous and infamous too over the world. The nightclubs, disc, loaded amount of beers, pretty Ladyboys, sexy and appealing girls make this city more alive and frank. However, some of the nightclubs are the life of this city’s nights – Mixx Discotheque, The Pier Disco Club, Lucifer Disko TK, Candy Shop, Marine Disc, LimaLima with glitzy and glamorous crowd.

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For many Pattaya’s colorful and notorious nightlife is the most important reason to travel here and is the reason to a avoid Pattaya too. To be very honest, the beautiful notorious nightlife of Pattaya indicates as a sex tourism and you can also have some fun in the night without getting involved in prostitution.

10. Golf Courses

Very few people know the fact that Pattaya has more golf courses in Thailand than any other place in the country. You can get more than 20 Golf Courses within an hour’s drive f from this city. So, the people who love to play golf can visit the place and play on a new course in every day of their holiday.


The cheapest travel destination in Thailand is none of than the Pattaya city. Hotel rooms are cheaper than any other place of distant locations and the same reasonable price goes for the restaurants, foods, public transportations and golf courses.

So, visiting this place can never be a wrong decision. But, those who don’t like bar girls might take a strange decision to choose this place for their vacation.Our list of top 10 attractions of Pattaya is completed. But, still, this city has a lot to offer as you can go for diving, fishing, paragliding, drive go-carts, national park, elephant camps, tiger shows, water parks, crocodile parks and short boat ride. There are several things to do and experience in the Pattaya Holiday.


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