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Pattaya Attractions

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There are many things to do in Pattaya besides going to a bar and drinking beer. Some attractions are free and well worth the effort to go and see.

Big Buddha: https://www.thailandee.com/en/visit-thailand/pattaya-big-buddha-pattaya-145

This is found at the top of Pratumnak Hill. On one side of the road there is a lookout, a statue of the first Thai navy admiral and Wat Phra Yai. Across the road on top of the hill is Big Buddha, Chinese gardens and a park. You can hire a baht bus or motorbike taxi for 100 baht to take you there. Make sure you see both sides.



Wat Chaimongkol:

This is on South Pattaya Road near Second Road. Please take your shoes off before going in and do not sit with your feet pointing towards the Buddha. There is a fresh food market across the road . Tukcom Shopping Mall is 200m away.



Tukcom Shopping Mall: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g293919-d8755720-Reviews-Tukcom_Pattaya-Pattaya_Chonburi_Province.html

Numerous restaurants, fast food outlets, supermarket, electrical gadgets shop, pharmacies, stalls, book shop, gifts.                    Upstairs are 3 floors of mobile phones, tablets, computers, printers, DVDs and accessories. Many services are available including repairs, unlock phone, change language and used devices.


Cosy Beach: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g293919-d12159656-Reviews-Cosy_Beach-Pattaya_Chonburi_Province.html

Very popular beach with restaurants, bars and sunloungers near Royal Cliff Hotel on the Jomtien side of Pratnumak Hill. You can get on a baht bus at the intersection of Second Road and South Pattaya Road. Baht buses going to Jomtien line up along Second Road outside the school waiting for customers. Costs 10 baht. Get off at the top of the hill outside Sugar Shack. Cross the road and hire a motorbike taxi to Cosy Beach, costs 100 baht. Steep steps take you down to the beach.


Naklua and Wongamat beaches: https://www.pattayaunlimited.com/pattaya-naklua-beach/

More upmarket than Pattaya Bay, these Pattaya beaches have whiter sand and there are umbrellas and deckchairs, restaurants and bars, massage areas and market stalls right on the beach. Naklua beach starts at the Dusit Thani Hotel at the north end of Pattaya beach while Wongamat beach is further south and stretches to the Sanctuary of Truth. Swim, sunbathe and dine right on the beach. Jetskis and banana boats are available. Baht buses drive down Second Road and either turn left at Dolphin roundabout to go down Beach Road or go straight ahead to Naklua. Charge is 10 baht.  Check if the driver is going to Naklua.


Centara Grand Mirage

This beach front hotel on Wongamat Beach is based on the “Lost World” theme with a huge waterpark with a river and waterfalls, caves and canyons. Watch the sunset over the sea during cocktail hour from the balcony followed by a meal at one of the many restaurants. Catch a baht bus going to Naklua and get off at Soi 18. The main entrance is from Soi 18.




Walking Street: https://www.pattayaunlimited.com/walking-street-pattaya/

This is the nightlife entertainment center of Pattaya best visited after 9pm. During the day the street is open to traffic and the bars are very quiet. After 7pm the road is closed and the fun begins after 9pm. Nightclubs, restaurants, go go bars, coyote bars. Be very wary of going upstairs: you might end up paying far more than you expected to leave. There is no charge to go into a bar. Most have Happy Hour up to about 8-9pm when drinks are half price. Many nightclubs charge the same price for soft drinks as alcoholic drinks.


Pattaya Floating Market: https://www.pattayafloatingmarket.com/gallery/

This is not the same as the famous floating markets outside Bangkok but it is an interesting day out. Entry starts at 100 baht. This is a very popular attraction with over-water shops joined by boardwalks and sell a wide range of goods at normal market prices. Food and drinks are available. The Floating Market is about 7km from central Pattaya. You can buy tickets from a travel booth or hire a driver for 1200 baht and make a day trip to Wat Yansangwararam and Big Buddha Mountain.



Nong Nooch Gardens: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g2005201-d669526-Reviews-Nong_Nooch_Tropical_Botanical_Garden-Na_Chom_Thian_Sattahip_Chonburi_Province.html

Pattaya’s most popular attraction with 600 acres of amazing gardens, Thai cultural show and elephant show . Foreigner Price for entry to the gardens only is 500 baht. Gardens and shows is 800 baht. Children 360 baht. Half day tickets also.

Sanctuary of Truth:
An amazing teak temple on Wongamat Beach. There is also a dolphin show. Costs 700 baht including transport to and from your hotel. ( Entry fee of 500 baht included) Or jump on a baht bus to Naklua which is about a 10 minute drive for 10 baht. Look for the Sanctuary of Truth sign on the left side of the road. Get off and walk 10 minutes.

Koh Larn ( Coral Island)
Ferries leave for Koh Larn from Bali Hai Pier which is at the far end of Walking Street.The charge is 30 baht one way.There are 2 destinations at Koh Larn: Naban and TaWaen. Naban is on the Pattaya side and you will need to get transport to get to the beach. Monkey Beach is the closest. TaWaen is the main port with a huge jetty, big sandy beach, watersports and restaurants. There are shops and bars right on the beach. If it is windy you can get a baht bus to Samae beach which has white sand, restaurants, bars and shops right on the beach for 40 baht. A sunlounger with table and umbrella will cost 50 Baht. There are baht buses that leave to take you back to the ferry for 40 baht. When you arrive back at Bali Hai Peir there are baht buses that will take you down Second Road to Beach Road for 20 baht.

3 Island Tour
Parasailing, fishing, snorkelling and banana boating at 3 islands- Koh Kok, Koh Sak and Koh Larn. Full day trip including pick-up, breakfast and seafood lunch. 1,590 baht.

Book at any travel shop. This is a very popular trip that leaves from Pattaya Bay.

Temple Tour
The Chinese temple, Wat Yansangwararam temple complex, Buddha’s footprints, Buddha Mountain and more make a great day trip. Situated about 20 kms from Pattaya, you can hire a driver and SUV for the day to drive you around. Full day for 1,200 baht. Phone Non 0863086590 There is a 50 baht entry charge for the Chinese temple. The others are free.
Buddha Mountain Khao Cheejan mountain is the biggest buddha image in the world
After visiting the temples you can go to the seaside fishing village of Bang Saray for a seafood meal at an overwater restaurant next to the fishing boats at the jetty.