Pattaya sights, what to see
In Pattaya there are almost no special historical and cultural attractions, but a huge amount of entertainment places, of which you will only have to choose something to your taste and budget. Some interesting sights can be found in the surrounding area of Pattaya. Below we will try to give an overview of the main attractions, to indicate their location on the map, working hours and ticket prices.
Part of Pattaya's attractions it is possible to visit on your own, but some are better and cheaper may be to visit through guided tours. Excursions in Pattaya here.
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Tropical garden "Nong Nooch" Park and orchids
This is perhaps the biggest and most beautiful garden in Southeast Asia. It certainly is worth a visit all who rest in Pattaya, a particularly interesting there will be women and children.
Before entering you will see unusual sculptures of butterflies, elephants made from clay pots. Here you can be photographed with a tiger, chimpanzee or other animals are presented.
Further, following the map given to you, you will walk enjoying stunning views of this tropical garden. Will see and will be able to visit the greenhouse with different types of orchids, a garden with tropical butterflies, palm trees, cacti, which are a special pride of the garden. By the way, here in the souvenir shops you can buy orchids that are specially packaged in a glass bottle for easy transport, with annotation by cultivation (costs 300 baht for one bottle with multiple sprouts).
Vast territory of the Park can be seen as a bottom layer (ground) and top (at the height of the trees), which built bridges. Especially good to see with the upper tier of landscaped areas, designed in different styles, for example French, English. At the same time, you can rent a bike or take an elephant ride through the Park.
In addition to tropical vegetation, you will see colorful traditional Thai performance; show elephants playing soccer, volleyball, draw pictures, ride bikes, etc. At the end of the show you can purchase "elephant art", various Souvenirs. On inspection all areas of the garden may take a lot of time, so to eat or buy water is not difficult.
In the garden Nong Nooch is constantly working to maintain its appearance, improve its condition, conservation of tropical plants, changing the exposition.
A memorable visit to the tropical garden Nong Nooch is guaranteed and photography will long remind of this wonderful place.
Cost: the entrance ticket costs 500 baht (the money of Thailand, the exchange rate), tour and transfer service to and from 550 baht.
🕐 Working time: from 8 am to 18 hours a week. The restaurants in the Park are open until 22 hours.
Location, how to get to the Park: the Park is located about 20 kilometers from Pattaya city, but public transport (buses) to get there is difficult (Tropical garden "Nong Nooch" on a map of Pattaya). On foot or by bike is not worth it. The easiest way to get to the Park take a taxi or a motorcycle taxi (this trip will cost about 300 baht and well worth it if you are some people). A great option to get to the Park is the will join a group tour (see excursions in Pattaya). These excursions organized by the Park, are sold everywhere (on the street on racks tour-information) and cost 550 baht. The price includes your transportation in a mini bus from the hotel to the Park, entrance ticket, guided tour (very informative and interesting), national show and elephant show in the Park and shipping back to the hotel.
Buddha hill (Buddha Hill), viewpoint and Khao Phra Tam Nak or Khao Phra Bat
The Buddha hill and Khao Phra Tam Nak are two of a small hill, located between Central Pattaya and Jomtien. Tourists usually take these two hills in one or constantly confuse them. For most tourists these places in the first place, the point, offering stunning panoramic views of the city and the Bay that has become a hallmark of Pattaya. No photos or video footage is not complete without a frame from the observation platform, located on the hill.
On the hill of the Buddha is the largest Buddha statue in Pattaya. On another hill the locals climb to visit the temple Wat Khao Phra Bat and pay homage to the statue of Kromluang Chomphonkhetudomsak and Suan Chaloemphrakiat. A large part of the top of the hill covers a Park with lots of paths for Jogging, playgrounds for fitness, and benches with a gazebo for relaxing. It is necessary to warn Russian tourists despite the fact that the Park seems empty and deserted, the perfect place for solitude, it is not necessary to go into your privacy here too far: even in this deserted place you are always under video surveillance the Thai police.
On the slope of the Northern hill there is a huge letters of the name of the city, situated on another review site, only at a lower level.
Mode of operation:round the clock.
Location, how to get there: the Buddha Hill and Khao Phra Tam Nak is midway between Central Pattaya and Jomtien (hills position on the map). To climb the hills on foot, moving along roads, and short ladders, one of which is located at the foot of the hill-side letters with the city and the other near the lighthouse on the shore.
Sanctuary of truth (Sanctuary of Truth)
This gigantic wooden structure is situated on the beach in North Pattaya (marked on the map as Wooden Temple). Very interesting temple, built entirely of wood in 1981. Building height of 105 meters, and every square inch of it is covered with carved sculptures.
Entrance: 500 baht depending on the program, which may include your choice of dinner, horseback riding, etc. a Child ticket of 350 baht.
Mode of operation:daily from 9 to 18 hours.
Location, how to get there: the Temple is located on the shore in the Northern area of Naklua. The position of the Sanctuary of truth on the map. You can get here by taxi or on foot: the road to collapse Naklua Road in Soi 12 and move toward the beach. You are sure to get lost in the intricacies of the streets, so you'll have to ask locals the way.
Mini Siam (Mini Siam)
Mini Siam is a Park of miniature copies of famous architectural structures around the world and work of horticultural art.
The Park consists of two exhibitions – Mini Siam and Mini Europe. In the first – presented copies of Thai architectural sights and second, respectively, copies of Western architectural works. Among the exhibits you will find the temple complexes of Bangkok, the Royal Palace, the ancient capital of Thailand – Sukhothai and the river, the Eiffel tower, Sydney Opera house, the Chinese Temple of Heaven and statue of Liberty. Russian monuments attention is not deprived and are presented in the form of St. Basil's Cathedral and the monument to the defenders of Stalingrad on the Mamaev Kurgan.
Around copies of growing miniature trees, made up of gardens, flower beds, streams and fountains. In the lake in the Park you can feed the fish and relax in the shade of the trees on the shore.
Night in the Park lighting of the exhibits, so if you arrive at Mini Siam around 17:00, you can see everything in daylight and in the light of evening lights.
Entrance: entrance fee for adults is 300 baht.
Mode of operation: daily from 7 to 22 hours.
Location, how to get there: Mini Siam located North of Pattaya on Sukhumvit road near the intersection with Soi 33 (the position of Mini Siam on a map of Pattaya). You can get there by taxi, minibus or on foot. By taxi you need to get to the end (intersection with North Road Sukhumvit Road near the bus station). At the T-junction North Road from Sukhumvit Road, turn left on Sukhumvit Road, next to cross on the pedestrian bridge to cross to the opposite side of the road. From the intersection to the Mini Siam, about 200 meters.
Underwater world (Underwater World)
The aquarium, which has marine animals of the Gulf of Thailand. The aquarium is made in the form of a long tunnel 105 meters and is divided into 4 zones. Great place for kids.
The first area includes beautiful and rare species of fish. The second zone of the cartilaginous fish, including sharks, rays. The third zone - commercial fish species, turtles. In the fourth area represented fish from the Amazon river and the largest specimens of fish.
At a certain time in each of the zones of feeding of aquarium inhabitants, presented in the form of a small show.
Entrance fee: for foreigners 500 baht for adults and 300 baht for kids.
🕐 Working time:from 9 to 18 hours daily.
Location, how to get there: the address of the "Underwater World" 22/22 Moo 11 Sukhumvit Road. It's about a 15 minute drive from the centre of town and approximately one kilometer from "Tesco Lotus mall" in a southerly direction along Sukhumvit road on the right side of the highway (the position of the Underwater World on a map of Pattaya).
To get yourself, you can take a taxi to Tesco Lotus then walk 1 kilometer along Sukhumvit on foot, or, without going to Lotus to get on the Shuttle bus to the aquarium (see about taxis here). From Jomtien you can reach the aquarium by foot, if a lot of forces and time.
Elephant village (Elephant Village Pattaya)
If you haven't visited one of the many nurseries of elephants in Thailand, Pattaya provides you with the opportunity. In the elephant village you will see the daily life and training of elephants. During the visit you will demonstrate how elephants can play soccer and basketball, to draw, to drive, to play instruments. You can see how to catch wild elephants in the jungle, as well as make hour or three-hour elephant trekking on an elephant through the jungle.
It is fair to say that if you are a particular fan of elephants and looked, for example, show when you visit the Park Nong Nooch, the show here and you can skip, especially because it costs 650 baht.
Cost: the ticket price for the show is 650 baht (the show takes place at 14:30). The cost of walking an elephant from 1000 to 2000 baht.
🕐 Working time: elephant show: 14:30; time tracking: 09:00, 10:30, 12.30 and 16.30; jungle trekking: 10.30 and 16.00.
Location, how to get there: elephant village is located in Sukhimvit road on Phattanakarn road 7 kilometers from the center (the position of the elephant village on the map). You can get there by taxi, motorbike or a tour.
The million years stone Park and crocodile farm (The Million-Year Stone Park and Crocodile Farm)
This beautiful Park is located on square of 28 ha in a 15-minute drive from the city centre. In it you will see a lot of interesting, and we recommend it to you in the program of the holiday in Pattaya.
In the Park you will see amazing petrified trees aged over 1 million years old; formed in Thai style trees older than 200 years; dwarf trees; garden of rare trees and colourful flowers; exotic zoo animals; a crocodile farm and crocodile show; a small elephant show and so much more interesting. Definitely brings back their children, especially given the low cost of tickets to visit the Park.
Cost: tickets cost 300 baht for adults and 150 baht for children.
🕐 Working time: from 8:00 to 18:30 daily. Crocodile show is held 7 times a day from 9.00 to 17.00 every hour.
Location, how to get there: the Park is located to the East of Sukhumvit Road in North Pattaya (the location of the Park on the map). Unfortunately, the Park is not so easy to reach by public transport, but by taxi or motorcycle taxi will take you there from the centre in 15 minutes. An alternative way to get may be the purchase of excursions in the Park of travel agencies on the streets (kiosks, Tourist Information), while, as a rule, delivery is free of charge, you only pay for the entrance tickets.
Walking street (Walking street)
The world famous street of vices and debauchery, dream and desire of many tourists. It is the center of nightlife in Pattaya and Thailand in General. Day street is a little different from all the other streets of Pattaya, but with the coming of night her face is changing: the lights, the street is filled with tourists from all over the world, everywhere rattling music on the street show different funny show, running greeter on a show for adults. Here the largest concentration of restaurants, bars, Go-Go bars, strip clubs, adult shows, brothels and even Boxing matches for the entertainment of the audience.
But, do not be afraid of this place if you come with children. All that you cannot see children hidden behind the walls of institutions, and in numerous opening night sales outlets are sold even children's toys (it is for children, not adults). You can come here every evening, and no shows and entertainment, in addition to walking along this street in Pattaya, you may not need.
Location, how to get there: Walking street on the map.
Tiffany show (Tiffany's Show)
It is one of Pattaya's world-famous transvestite show (another show – Alcazar). Tiffany show became the first transvestite show in Southeast Asia, he is already 37 years old. The show takes place in a large, equipped with modern light and sound hall for 1000 spectators, and performances involving over 100 artists, of course not really women. And not men in General.
The show is very beautiful, bright and colorful and one hundred percent worth a visit, no matter how you react to transvestites. I'm sure you'll like it. Of course, you do not have to attend both shows, Tiffany and Alcazar, you can choose one of them, although they do vary.
Do not confuse Tiffany with Battistini show for adults on Walking street. This is a serious performance involving professional artists, they're just transvestites. No vulgarity and sex, although children under 12 years are not allowed. By the way, in 2001, Tiffany's show is ranked fourth among all world-show, behind only "Moulin Rouge" in Paris and two shows in "Las Vegas". Now the show consists of nine productions and lasts half an hour.
Taking pictures inside is strictly prohibited, but after the performance the actors come out and there are already they can take pictures or make a photo with them, but for an additional fee.
Still in the building Tiffany show is shooting (Tiffany's Shooting Range), where you can shoot from a serious firearms.
🕐 Working time: performances are held daily, 3 times a day. Beginning at 18.00, 19.30 and 21.00. The show lasts an hour and a half.
💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: the average price for the show is 600 baht. To buy tickets, including Shuttle service, available everywhere in Pattaya (travel agencies, hotel reception and just the pushers on the street), accordingly, the price varies anywhere. To book tickets including Shuttle service here http://www.sightseeingpattaya.com or here http://www.hotels2thailand.com one of the lowest prices.
⇪ How to get: in most cases the transfer is included in the ticket price, but can be reached on foot or by taxi. There is a building show on second street to see the position on the map.
Alcazar (Alcazar Pattaya)
Another show of transvestites, known to the world, is located in Pattaya. It is a competitor in Tiffany's show, and virtually anything he does not agree. Exactly the same as Tiffany is a serious quality shows with artists, professionals, high quality music and modern light effects. The program includes traditional songs and dances, modern music, gorgeous costumes and "unrecognizable" in drag. Alcazar proudly claims to be the largest show in Asia and its members are the most beautiful. You just have to check it out.
The only problem you will face is the difficulty of choosing between the Tiffany and the Alcazar. If possible, visit both shows.
As well as in Tiffany, photography inside is forbidden, but after the show the artists face the street and can be photographed for an additional fee.
💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: the Cost is about 600-800 baht including transfer. To buy tickets, including Shuttle service, available everywhere in Pattaya (travel agencies, hotel reception, and just the pushers on the street), accordingly, the price varies anywhere. Photographing with the artists after the show costs 40 baht.
🕐 Working time: performances are held daily, 3 times a day. Beginning at 18.30, 20.00 and 21.30.
⇪ How to get: in most cases the transfer is included in the ticket price, but can be reached on foot or by taxi. There is a building show on second street to see the position Alcazar show on the map.
Shows for adults
Pattaya – sin city. And not to mention special attractions like a show for adults. It's not about Go-Go bars (many take it for show, not even knowing what it is really), where between the tables, on the tables, on the bar dancing Asian girls in bikini. Talking about the show for adults in which girls (and sometimes men or women paired with men) do all the "acrobatic" numbers with the reproductive organs. Such shows are sex shows, ping pong shows or even faking show. There are probably other names depending on the content.
and the talk show is not for children. But to visit Pattaya and not visit such a show is simply impossible. Despite the extremely negative reviews of those who have not even seen the show, showing off magic tricks in the show are simply amazing and worthy if not of admiration, at least, surprise.
🕐 Working time: Shows begin after dark.
💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: the cost of the show varies greatly from the type and location of the show. Originally called Barker the price traded, and even actually lower it twice. Bargaining should be a greeter, and not at the entrance. Important! Keep enough small bills in baht to give the show a tip.
⇪ How to get there: the Show is held in different places of the city in special clubs. You don't have to search these places. Enough to walk on evening streets, especially on Walking street, and you just get flooded with offers to visit such shows. To help you understand where you tout, Barker will show you pictures and descriptions of shows, including in Russian. Read carefully, otherwise you can not get on the show. By the way, these shows illegally.
Wat Yan temple (Full name Wat Yansangwararam Woramahawihan)
This is a very wonderful and beautiful temple. Pattaya in General is not full of beautiful and significant temples, and if you are unable to attend during your vacation temples of Bangkok, Chiang Mai and elsewhere in Thailand, this temple is a must visit. Its design is very unusual, as indeed its name, which almost no one can pronounce. The temple is relatively new, built in 1976. Hence its unusual design.
But the famous temple not only for its unusual appearance and the fact that, as they say, the stupa on the temple grounds are the remains of the Buddha, and in another building on the territory exposed to the footprint of the Buddha.
🕐 Working time: daily from 8:00 to 16:00
💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: free
⇪ How to reach: to reach the temple only by taxi or rented transport. Temple is located 15 kilometers from Pattaya (Wat Yan temple on a map of Pattaya).
Floating market in Pattaya
If you are not able to visit the floating markets of Bangkok and visit the provincial floating markets during tours of Thailand, you will have the opportunity to experience such Exotica in Pattaya. Of course, today, the floating market in Pattaya is not the real market. It's just a tourist attraction, where the customers are exclusively tourists, and the range consists of Souvenirs, crafts and Thai food. But if another opportunity you will have, why not drop by. Just don't expect too much, and be careful with shopping. In fact, the Souvenirs are much more expensive than in urban markets or in stores.
In addition to the trade in the market is arranged a variety entertainment show and entertainment, such as traditional dances, Thai Boxing, boating, etc. Website http://www.pattayafloatingmarket.com
🕐 Working time: from 10:00 to 23:00
💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: until recently the entrance to the floating market was free, but in 2012 was charged at 200 baht per person (and some days the price somehow rises generally up to 400 and 800 baht).
⇪ How to get: floating market Pattaya is beside Sukhumvit road about 10 kilometers from Central Pattaya (floating market on a map of Pattaya). You can get here by taxi or a special bus for 30 baht, which is five times a day ply the streets of Pattaya at picking up passengers. Detailed information about the route and time of movement of the bus is on the site http://www.pattayafloatingmarket.com.
A Museum of 3D paintings (Art Museum, Art in Paradise)
The recently opened Museum of 3D paintings – new popular place in Pattaya. It contains more than 150 paintings, which can be photographed, and the optical effect creates the illusion of reality. Thus, each can become an integral part of the picture. Especially interesting Museum and you will enjoy to be photographed and exciting companies.
🕐 Working time: daily, 9.00 – 21.00 (sale of tickets ends at 20.00)
💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: adult – 500 baht, depends on children's growth: up to 100 cm free of charge, from 100 to 120 cm – 300 baht. In the presence of a Thai driver's license – adult – 180 baht.
⇪ How to get there: the Museum is located at the end of 2 streets opposite the Tiffany show, before North street and fountain with Dolphins (Museum on a map of Pattaya). After the big C in the direction of the dolphins will be a small market, turn on the right. Guideline for turn – shop Food Mart. After 100 meters you hit the Museum.