Pattaya Beach Tourist Spots
PATTAYA BEACH AND ITS TOURIST SPOTS
How to Get There
The place is quite close to Bangkok, this is why it is very convenient to visit the place when visiting the country’s capital city. Getting to place could be quite tricky for first-timers. I was charged a bit higher when I first went to the place because I took a taxi. Well, I was carrying with me a lot of luggage, hence I got a cab on that visit was. But I could have avoided it, if I only book my transportation in advance.
To avoid getting into trouble for being charge exorbitantly in any transportation, it would be best to book in advance. Booking ahead of time will also save you a lot of time and you can also track your budget week.
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List of Pattaya Beach Tourist Spots
Impressed by Bangkok’s majestic temples? Learned something new about Thai history in Ayutthaya? Reflected on the horrors of war in Kanchanaburi? If so, time to let go of the serious stuff and party along Pattaya Beach. This former quaint fishing village quickly became the nightlife and party hub of Thailand after visiting US soldiers spread the word that Pattaya is a great place to get drunk and laid during the Vietnam War. However, there are a lot of tourist spots alongside the numerous bars and clubs, so the province has something to offer. This article will highlight the most iconic attractions that wowed and continue to wow visitors to this day.
intricate details of the wooden sculptures and reliefs at The Sanctuary of Truth
Art in Paradise
If you want to imitate people pretending to be paintings by holding picture frames, then this Pattaya Beach attraction is for you. Be one with the art by posing with the more than 100 pieces of optical illusion paintings and exhibits on display. Pretend to be floating above water or chased by a wild animal coming out of the frame; you can do that here and so much more.
Nong Nooch Botanical Garden
The Nong Nooch is a 2.4 sq.km theme park showcasing various attractions and things to do. They have daily cultural and elephant shows, spectacular gardens as follows: Stonehenge, or European Renaissance garden and their famous French garden. Equally fascinating are species-specific gardens, such as tropical palm gardens, orchid nurseries, cactus, and succulent plants, bonsai and topiary garden.
Ripley’s Believe it Or Not Museum
If you’re more into seeing the creepy, bizarre and unbelievable, then Ripley’s Pattaya Beach was made for you. One of the numerous Ripley’s museums all around the world, the attraction showcases unusual and weird artifacts and exhibits that will make you believe in the impossible. There’s also the Infinity Maze and Haunted Adventure to explore as well as a 4D Moving Theatre. The famous Tussauds Wax Museum, with its displays of lifelike wax figures of prominent personalities, within caters to visitors with more conventional tastes.
The Walking Street
The most famous attraction in Pattaya Beach is its bars and clubs, and The Walking Street is the most prominent party spot not only in the region but the whole of Thailand. The place can get so jampacked that it is often closed to vehicular traffic, especially during Fridays and weekends. The Walking Street caters to every adult sensibilities ranging from fine-dining restaurants for the conservative and restrained to cabaret bars and strip clubs to those looking for a drunk and wild evening.
Differing from the standard cabaret shows (although those can still be found in Pattaya Beach) in that they are for the general audience. The performers are not scantily-clad, and they usually tell a story about Thai culture or history. Viewers will also be surprised to know that there is no female among the performers, all of them are “ladyboys,” a Thai term referring to gays or transgender people.
Sanctuary of Truth
A must-visit attraction in Pattaya, The Sanctuary of Truth is a huge all Thai wood temple. The temple was constructed with no sue of any single nail.
Teddy Bear Museum
If you thought Pattaya Beach is only for adults, then this attraction would prove you wrong. The museum houses more than a thousand teddy bears and stuffed animals. Visitors can even play around with the exhibits if they wish.
Just as surprising that “family-friendly” attractions exist in Pattaya Beach is the fact that it is somewhere peaceful and quiet in the area. If you’re tired from the parties or no longer want to mingle with the crowds on the beaches, then go to Pattaya Viewpoint for a bit of solitude and a spectacular view of Pattaya Bay. Just don’t mind the tour groups since they only stay around for a few minutes taking pictures of the area before returning to their coaches to continue the tour. Once they’re gone, the city will be peaceful and quiet once more.
Bali Hai Pier – Pattaya Beach, located on the Gulf of Thailand, has its fair share of seaside attractions. One of these attractions is the Bali Hai Pier, servicing ferries and speed boat rentals to and from the island paradise of Ko Lan. For visitors who are content in remaining close to Pattaya, they can opt to go fishing or scuba diving.
Thrillseekers in Pattaya Beach can go to Beach Road and rent a boat to go parasailing around the coast. Visitors are advised to ask locals unaffiliated with any of the rental shops to avoid being charged exorbitant rates.
Wat Chaimongkol is a Buddhist temple on the border of Pattaya Beach and Ayutthaya providing the partygoers a glimpse of Thai culture and history as well as a solemn reminder to practice moderation and restraint amidst the parties and celebrations. Visitors are encouraged to participate in Buddhist holidays, give offerings, and shop in the market open during those times.
Jojoy, The Traveling Mask at Nong Nooch Botanical Garden
Rumors usually destroy reputations, but it worked out well for Pattaya Beach, Thailand’s premier party destination. Feel free to take a break here from the hustle and bustle in Bangkok, the history lessons in Ayutthaya, and the seriousness of Kanchanaburi. Even families and kids have something to enjoy here. Regardless of age or marital status, people should have fun and live life to the fullest. And that is what cements Pattaya’s reputation – everyone is allowed to the party! So get your most relaxed outfit, leave work behind, practice your killer dance moves and head on to the beach, the party’s waiting.
Must read: Pattaya Travel Guide
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