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Pattaya Attractions

Other than sandy beaches, shopping centres and nighttime entertainment, Pattaya also offers a great number of interesting sports and other activities for visitors, especially those who plan to have a long stay in Pattaya. Here are some of them.

Traditional Thai massage & foot massage

Thai massage is famous for its therapeutic efficacy in relieving muscular pain and stiffness. For foot massage, its benefit is curing backaches and stimulating the circulation of blood throughout the body. If you are tired or stressed, you are recommended to have a try to relieve your tension and pressure. Or you may even learn the beneficial massage techniques at numerous resorts and spas or teaching establishments.

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Learning Thai cooking

Thai food is not only delicious, it is also very healthy as its main ingredients are herbs and spices. You can learn this culinary art at cooking schools or Thai restaurants in any major hotel.


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Learning the Thai language and culture
For long-stay travellers who are interested in Thai culture and ways of life, learning Thai language and culture is another inviting activity which will certainly make your stay more amusing and meaningful.

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Phra Tamnak Hill (Khao Phra Bat)
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This is a vantagepoint to get the best panoramic view of the curved bay of Pattaya either in the day or at night. Easily reached by Pattaya Hill Road, it is located at the southern tip of the bay about 1.5 kilometres from the end of Pattaya 2 Road. Before reaching the top, the road is forked. Turning right, you will get to the vantage point. Turning left, the road will take you to a small Buddhist temple.

On the hill top, there are a statue of HRH Prince Jumborn , the father of the Royal Thai Navy, and a small Buddhist temple called Wat Khao Phra Bat. Outside the temple, there is a large Buddha statue over 18 metres tall.


Million Years Stone Park & Pattaya Crocodile Farm

A 100-rai park & farm, 15 minutes' drive from the centre of Pattaya, featuring curious and beautiful things of different types: crocodiles in their natural surroundings, a zoo of wild animals, award-winning trained trees (topiary), a million-year-old petrified tree and hundreds of huge, grotesque rocks.

Open Daily, 08.00 - 18.30 hours
Information Tel. 0 3824 9347-9
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Ripley's Believe It or Not!

Located on the 3rd floor of Royal Garden Plaza Building in Central Pattaya. For fun, thrills and even a few scary moments, Ripley's World of Entertainment offers some unusual excitement in four fascinating attractions. Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Museum houses a unique collection of over 300 oddities from around the world in ten themed galleries, including the world's tallest man, shrunken heads, a six-legged cow and microscopic bibles among many other curiosities.

If strolling through a museum sounds tame, Ripley's Haunted Adventure will frighten the life out of you. The scary story of the Grimsby and Streaper Casket Company, as told by actors, is guaranteed to bring screams at every twist and turn. Or how about a thrilling ride in Ripley's 4-D Moving Theatre, where special glasses, moving seats, digital surround and a giant screen will whisk you on a thrilling ride into another dimension. The latest attraction is Ripley's Infinity Maze, a spectacular illusion of mirrors and light that will turn reality inside out.

Open: 11.00 am - 11.00 pm daily.
Tickets: 580 baht for all four attractions
Tel: 66(0)3871 0294-8

Web site:

Ripley's Believe It or Not!

Sriracha Tiger Zoo

The greatest tiger zoo in a natural atmosphere where you can hold, feed and take photos with baby tigers. Watch a sow breast-feeding tiger cubs. See how tigers, pigs and dogs live together peacefully. View a large number of scorpions on ladies' bodies. Witness a crocodile wrestling show by lady performers.
Daily shows:
1. Circus - tiger, bear & chimpanzee
2. Elephants playing basketball and playing with visitors

Open Daily, 08.00 - 18.00 hours.
Admission fee Adult 300 B, Child 150 B
Information Tel. 0 3829 6556 - 8


Siracha Tiger Zoo
Mini Siam & Mini Europe

Located near Central Pattaya at on 143 of Sukhumwit Road, it is Thailand's first wonder displaying Thai and European heritage on a miniature scale.

This is the third miniature town in the world to be built after those in the Netherlands and Taiwan that brings together models of important objects and historical sites of different cultures and civilizations of various periods from the ancient time till present. More than 100 models, each on a scale of 1:25, are displayed in an area of 29 rai, in a natural setting.

Open Daily, 09.00 - 22.00 hours.
Admission fee 200 B
Information 0 3872 6201-3


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Pattaya Elephant Village

Located on Phonpraphanimit Road , which is off of Highway No.3 at Km. 145. Opened in 1973, the Pattaya Elephant Village is a private sanctuary where former working elephants can live out their lives in dignity, looked after by professional mahouts. The sanctuary generates funds to support the elephants by organizing popular tourist treks to highlight the rural way of life plus a daily show that demonstrates how elephants live and work, enabling visitors to ride and interact with them.

The Elephant Show every afternoon demonstrates bathing techniques, training methods, logging skills, ancient rites for elephant round-ups, and a performance of the War Drum ceremony (Glong Sabatchai), followed by a short elephant ride. There are also two trekking excursions: a one-hour Elephant Back Trek through fields and forest held four times daily and a Combination Trek twice daily that begins with the Elephant Back Trek and continues with a jungle walk, rafting, oxcart ride and a meal at the Village restaurant.

Elephant Show: 2.30-4.00 pm; 500 baht
Elephant Back Trek: 9.00 & 10.30 am,
12.30 and 4.00 pm; 900 baht
Combination Trek: 10.30 am & 4.00 pm; 1,800 baht
Tel: 66(0)3824 9818 or 9853
Web site

Elephant shows are also operated in other places. Most of them are located on Sukhumvit Road . These include Ban Chang Thai Tel: (038) 70628-91, Utthayan Chang Tel: (038) 716379, Thin Chang Thai Tel: (038) 756516, 756577, Suan Chang Tel: (038) 756517 and Farm Chang Thai Tel: (038) 237825.

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Suan Nong Nooch

Suan Nong Nooch about 18 kilometers from South Pattaya, is a Thai-village-style recreational park. For a superb day out, Nong Nooch's offers 600 acres of beautiful gardens and activities for all the family to enjoy. Here is one of Asia's largest private plant collections and research facilities, laid out for visitors to explore in a series of exquisitely landscaped themed gardens linked by pathways and skywalks. Highlights are enormous varieties of palms (1,400 species), bromeliads (over 300 species) and orchids (more than 670 native species), plus the stunning French Garden. There are also wonderful displays of ferns, cacti, bougainvillea, bon sai, and remarkable clay pots.

In addition to the plants, Nong Nooch has a butterfly house with over 1,500 attractive inhabitants; a mini zoo offering touch and photo opportunities with friendly birds and monkeys; a lake with paddle boats and canoes; a conference hall; a lakeside garden for theme parties; two restaurants; plus overnight accommodation in Thai-style houses. For some excitement, Nong Nooch puts on daily cultural shows of music and dance from Thailand's regions, Thai boxing, and a wedding ceremony, followed by fun elephant shows with the pachyderms showing off their skills at games, painting, and disco dancing.

Open: 8.00 am - 6.00 pm daily
Tickets: 100 baht (for gardens only);
400 baht (gardens and shows)
Cultural shows: 9.45 & 10.30 am, 3.00 & 3.45 pm
Elephant shows: 10.15 & 11.00 am, 3.30 & 4.15 pm
(Note: number of shows may increase according to demand)
Tel:66(0)3842 9321, 3870 9358-62

Web site:

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Khao Kheow Open Zoo
Thailand's largest zoo is open plan, meaning the animals roam freely without fences, enabling visitors to get close and personal with them. Covering 2,000 acres with over 300 species located in twelve themed zones, including Africa, Cats Complex, Walk Through Aviary, Penguin Park and much more, there's plenty to occupy a day with nature discovery and picnics. Visitors can drive their own cars around, or catch one of the zoo's guided auto-trams that cover a seven-kilometre route through the various zones, allowing you to get off and on where you like.

Additional attractions include the daily Animal Show, where cute animals perform amazing stunts and tricks; Night Safari by auto-tram to discover the nocturnal habits of many animals; Zoo School (with accommodation) offers curricula for students to learn about animals and the environment. Visitors wanting to support the zoo's activities can join the Animal Adoption Programme to sponsor food and medicine for the animal of their choice.

Open: 8.00 am - 6.00 pm daily
Tickets: 50 baht (adults), or 50 baht (cars plus occupants)
Night Safari: 7.00 - 8.00 pm
Tickets: 100 baht (adults), 50 baht (kids)
Animal Show: 11.00 am, 2.00 & 3.00 pm (weekdays)
plus 4.00 pm (Saturdays and Sundays)
Tel: 66(0)3829 8270, 8195
Web site:


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Pattaya Water Park
Pattaya Water Park is on Thappraya Road, to the north of Jomtien Beach, covering an area of around 32 acres. Pattaya Park offers an amusement park, Jacuzzi and a gigantic slide. It is an ideal outlet for family relaxation. pattaya water park
Underwater World Pattaya

Situated on Sukhumwit Road near South Pattaya, you are
able to move into the intriguing habitat of fish and other sea creatures without getting your feet wet. Underwater World features a 100-metre-long acrylic tunnel surrounded by water containing many varieties of colourful fish, plus the latest attraction -- the Leafy Sea Dragon. It's just like walking along the bottom of the sea.

Start by finding out what sea creatures feel like at the Touch Pool. Then head off down the tunnel on a voyage of marine discovery through three themed zones: Coral Reef, with creatures and plants that live among the coral; Sharks & Rays, with some distinctly dangerous inhabitants; Shipwreck, a place where fish love to congregate. Feeding times are twice daily at different times in different zones.

Open: 9.00 am – 6.00 pm daily
Tickets: 360 baht (adults), 180 baht (kids)
Tel: 66(0)3875 6879


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The Bottle Art Museum

The Bottle Art Museum is situated at km. 145 of Sukhumwit Road. It contains an extensive collection of more than 300 pieces of artwork contained in glass bottles in the forms of well-known tourist attractions, churches, temples, palaces, ships both Thai and foreign.

Dutchman Pieter Bij De Lije spent more than fifteen years patiently creating over 300 miniature reproductions of buildings, temples, ships and churches inside bottles for display in this unique museum. The secret is to build the models first, cut them apart and reassemble them inside the bottles using long pincers and glue. It's not easy to do and visitors can take up the pincers to try themselves at one of the museum's work benches.

Not content with his bottles, the craftsman also built numerous model ships and Thai villages before retiring. Today Prapaisri Thaipanich continues the bottle art, also creating elaborate flowers in glass for sale and running a training centre for people to learn her techniques.

Open: 9.30 am - 7.00 pm daily
Tickets: 100 baht (adults), 50 baht (kids)
Tel: 66(0)3842 2957
Web site:


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Located on Sukhumvit Road, Km. 155. The Alangkarn Theatre is a splendidly designed gigantic theatre with a capacity of 2,000 seats. Featuring the Hexa Stage with a length of 70 m., the theatre presents extravaganza shows with modern light & sound technique and pyrotechnics. Besides, there are cultural plaza, souvenir shop and large restaurant serving Thai and international buffets.

For more information and reservation, call 0 3825 6007.

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Pattaya Cabarets

Fantastic, exquisite and unique, the cabaret shows are famous throughout the country and are known worldwide. Here, female dancers are so pretty, lovely and attractive.

But they aren'tt female at all! Their performances are so magnificent and amusing and the settings so fascinating that the show is a must for all visitors to Pattaya.

Alcazar on Pattaya II Road offers three shows daily at 6 p.m., 8 p.m. and 9.30 p.m. with an extra show on Saturdays at 11 p.m. Admission fee is 500/600 baht. Call (038) 410225 for more information.

Tiffany on Pattaya II Road provides three shows daily at 7 p.m., 8.30 p.m. and 10.00 p.m. Admission fee is 500/600 baht. Call (038) 429642, 421700-5 for more information.


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Wat Yannasangwararam
A temple under H.M. the King's patronage is unique for its modern Thai architecture. Located at km. 160 of Sukhumwit Road, 20 km. to the south of Pattaya, the park-like temple is vast, scenic and tranquil. It consists of a pagoda containing the Buddha's relics and several beautiful buildings built in international architectural styles such as Chinese, Indian, Swiss, etc. In the Chinese-style temple there is a large collection of valuable Chinese works of art.
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