Things To Do In & Around Pattaya
Pattaya, in the east of Thailand, is able to combine the very best in modern Thai culture with a number of attractions that showcase Thailand at its traditional best. Whether you are here to party or you want to sample music, culture, art and religion, Pattaya is the ideal destination in Thailand and these are some of the best things to do in and around Pattaya.
Okay, you may think that the clue is in the name of Walking Street, but the name doesn’t suggest anything close to the amount of fun you will have after 6pm when this street is closes to vehicles. With bars on both sides of the road and clubs, restaurants and all manner of venues waiting for you to join in with the fun, you will find that is one of the liveliest areas in all of Thailand. Make sure you visit at night though or you will miss out.
Sanctuary of Truth
At the opposite end of the spectrum of life is the Sanctuary of Truth, a place to go to for spiritual enlightenment. This teak structure is seen as a place to contemplate the impact that art, philosophy and religion has had on human development and if you are looking for place of quiet reflection, this is the venue for you.
Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden
If you want to see the best of flowers in Thailand, this is an ideal destination. This is an award winning Botanical Garden and if you have a genuine interest in flowers or nature, you will find that the Nong Nooch Topical Botanical Garden is the place to visit. There is over 670 species or orchards on show and if you are looking for traditional Thai exhibitions, you will find displays of drumming, Thai dancing, boxing and the occasional elephant talent show.
Pattaya Floating Market
Its official title is the Four Regions Floating Market, and this indicates that produce and products from the four main areas of Thailand can be found here. Not all of the market traders and vendors are floating, but some are, selling their wares from boats and canoes. This is the sort of shopping expedition that you need to experience when you are touring around the world and in addition to the great spectacle of the floating market, you’ll find that there is plenty to get excited about when it comes to shopping.
Wat Phra Khao Yai
Anything which is referred to as the Big Buddha has to be worth checking out. Totalling 18 metres in height and being positioned close to 100 metres above the sea level, the statue looks over Jomtien and Pattaya. The temple area around the statue provides a reflective area, which is created through the use of burning incense, bells and many smaller temples. This is an active temple area, with a number of locals attending for prayer sessions on a regular basis.
If you are looking for something else to do in Pattaya, or you are a keen angler, we can provide you with an ideal way to make the most of your time in Thailand.