Pattaya is more an activity city than a sightseeing destination, since it’s a fairly modern place built around tourism and enjoyment. However, with this has arrived all sorts of themed parks and attractions. What it lacks in exotic temples and sights it makes up for with family amusement parks, nearby islands and beaches, and people-watching at the entertainment spots.
There are a number of remarkable sights or vistas to satisfy your shutter, such a the Sanctuary of Truth and the view point on the bluff at the southern end of Pattaya bay. The beaches aren’t particularly remarkable, but if you’ve just got off the plane from the dreary West you’ll find them quite satisfying. Nearby islands, like Koh Larn, have white sandy beaches and clear water.
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There are a surprising number of things to see and get to in Pattaya for the whole family; enough, at least, for several days. If you’ve had your fill of beaches, have a look around…more
From party-central Pattaya Bay to quieter Jomtien, exclusive Naklua beaches or lovely nearby islands, there’s something here for everyone no matter what you crave…more
This is what Pattaya is famous for, from dazzling cabaret shows, to girlie bars and mouthwatering seafood restaurants, the choice is exciting and place thoroughly intoxicating…more
Take the family off to a tiger zoo, explore fantastic, exotic gardens, or perhaps go snorkelling in tropical waters offshore; there is more to Pattaya than meets the eye…more
Walking Street is a night time centre of activity and, together with the lanes off Pattaya Beach road, you’ll have plenty to look at in the form of scantily-clad ladies yelling ‘hello, you’re welcome’ at all ‘n sundry passing by. There’s also a beachfront promenade linking the two, which is good for an evening stroll.
Within a daytrip of Pattaya are other seaside towns and several attractions in the form of zoos, tropical gardens, elephant camps and mini replica displays. These attractions are both intriguing and provide an alternative to sitting on the beach all day. They also provide extra options for those with kids.