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Things To Do In Pattaya
Popular for its glitzy nightlife and thrilling parties, Pattaya is often considered to be a great destination for young people. Though Pattaya has a lot to offer for families and couples as well. If you are planning a trip, there's plenty to do in Pattaya. Pick from city tours and sightseeing, chilling out at the secluded islands and beaches, enjoying cultural programs, indulging in a range of adventure and water sports and of course the nightlife. Listed below are the best things to do in Pattaya.
Explore the Breathtaking Mini Siam
Taking the 4-hour tour of Mini Siam is one of the most popular things to do in Pattaya. Mini Siam is a fine miniature park comprising of miniature models of iconic sites from around the world including London Bridge, the Pyramids, Statue of Liberty, Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Prasat Hin Phimai, and Bridge over the River Kwai.
Watch Cabaret Shows
The cabaret shows of Tiffany and Alcazar a major tourist attraction in Pattaya. The Tiffany Cabaret Show is enacted by Lady Boy performers, while Alcazar is performed by cross-dressers. The shows are an amalgam of dance, music, and drama with popular Thai and English songs depicting the glorious past of China, the history of Siam and the Indian Raj.
Experience the SKY Pattaya Rocket Ball Ride
Think you have the guts and are a daredevil? You have to try the SKY Pattaya Rocket Ball Ride to know for sure. Get catapulted up in the air by strings attached to two metal poles while you sit harnessed to a seat in an LED lit spherical open cage. The riders spin and bounce mid air with a thrilling amount of velocity. This ride is, indeed, one of the best things to do in Pattaya if you are looking for a 'crazy' experience.
Enjoy the Flight of the Gibbon
This thrilling canopy tour is one of the top things to do in Pattaya for the adventurous souls. The ‘Flight of the Gibbon’ is a 3 km long zip line that stretches through the Khao Kheow Open Zoo with a total of 26 stopovers. It can be clubbed with a jungle safari as well, making the whole experience a day-long affair. Do keep in mind that toddlers are not allowed inside.
Explore the Koh Samet Island
Locally known as Paradise Island, Koh Samet is an island with sparkling white sand near the Pattaya mainland. You can take a ferry ride from the fishing village of Ban Phe to reach Koh Samet. With sparkling sand, crystal blue water, and a pristine beachfront, the Koh Samet Island is one of the most picturesque locations near Pattaya.
Go Scuba Diving and Snorkelling at Koh Larn Coral Island
Koh Larn or Coral island is one of the most popular island destinations in Pattaya with glistening white sand and translucent blue waters. Coral spotting in glass bottom boats, swimming, snorkeling, and surfing are some of the things you can pursue in Pattaya. Koh Larn Island also offers exciting water sports options like windsurfing, parasailing, and jet-skiing. The restaurants by the beach offer mouth-watering Thai preparations and refreshing beverages that will surely keep you in high spirits for the whole day.
Feast on the Seafood
Pattaya is famous and immensely popular for the many mouth-watering seafood delicacies on offer here. Starting from lobsters and squids, to crabs and octopuses, there's everything you could ever ask for. You can visit popular joints such as Glass House, Mum Aroi, Rimpa Lapin and Nang Nual for the best dining experiences.
Pattaya is a shopper's paradise. One of most popular tourist destinations, is the floating market, famous for its unique collection of souvenirs. Shop from the floating markets to witness hundreds of vendors making their living by setting up floating shops on traditional Thai canoes. You could also head to the Walking Street to pick toys, electronics, and cosmetics.
Spend a fun-filled day at Cartoon Network Amazone
Visit Pattaya's first cartoon network themed amusement and water park. There are endless options to explore in this theme park. Enjoy the thrilling rides like Cartoonival, Humunga Slide, Banana Spin, Goop Loop, Alien Attack, Jake Jump, etc. Live shows are performed by various Cartoon Network characters, such as Johnny Bravo, Powerpuff Girls, and Gumball & Darwin.