Things to See and Do in Pattaya, Thailand

By | September 16, 2013

pattaya17Pattaya, Thailand is notably one of the favorite places to visit when on holiday in Thailand. The main city is a short distance of 170 km from the nation’s capital, Bangkok. Pattaya is even popular among those who live in Thailand, foreigners and locals alike. It is popular for its beaches, nightlife, water activities, and much more. Here are but a few of the things to see and do here.

Ripley’s Attractions

These attractions are located on Beach Road in the Royal Garden Plaza shopping center. Here, you will find Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum. This is a museum of the famous Robert Ripley who is known to have traveled all over the world collecting bizarre and strange things. This particular museum displays over 300 of his collectibles. The museum is located on the second floor of the Royal Garden Plaza and there you will also find other Ripley’s attractions such as the Infinity Maze and haunted house. The Infinity Maze is especially interesting as you lose yourself in 16 different compartments.

Crocodile Farm

When in Thailand, you must see a crocodile show and that you can do at The Million-Year Stone Park and Crocodile Farm in the Pattaya vicinity. It is located a few meters from Naklua Sukhumvit Road and is open between 8:30 AM and 6:30 PM.

Jomtien Beach

Characteristic of Jomtien Beach is its view of high-rise condominiums next to pristine beaches. It is located 3 km to the south of the southern outskirts of Pattaya. Not only will you see condominiums but also top-notch hotels so that you can enjoy the peacefulness of the beaches yet still be close to the bustle of the City of Pattaya.

Koh Larn

Koh Larn is a small island that sits 7 km from the Pattaya Beach coastline. A ferry leaves the Bali Hai Pier in Pattaya to get to the island. Most of the locals in Pattaya know where this pier is. Mountainous, lush green tropical forests, and white sand beaches define Koh Larn. You’ll find all of the popular activities here as well to include snorkeling, jet skiing, para-sailing, hiking, bicycling and of course swimming.

Mini Siam

Mini Siam is an attraction that will be quite fun for the entire family. It is a mini city that depicts models of the historic places in Thailand, the USA, and Europe. It has more than a hundred models of these places built at a scale of 1:25. You can admire models of places such as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, the Statue of Liberty, and Eiffel Tower.

There are many more attractions here in Pattaya to include world-class hotels where you can experience the ultimate in relaxation while here. Don’t miss this seashore gem on your next visit to Thailand. There is something here for everyone.