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Attractions in Pattaya in Thailand

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A famed international playground in the sun where the action is non-stop. Enjoy yourself to the max in a dazzling kaleidoscope of sports and entertainment.

Pattaya is a phenomenon. Once a tiny fishing village, it has developed into a renowned international playground. Colourful and alive with activities, it is unrivalled as a beach resort, offering more attractions in greater profusion than any other single destination in Southeast Asia.

Located just 150 km. southeast of Bangkok and facing a wide bay and a long majestic sweep of beach, Pattaya has been groomed for international visitors over more than three decades, and today it boasts the unique distinction of a beach resort with a city status. This near paradoxical situation holds the key to Pattaya's rare attraction - it has something for everyone. Whereas most other beach resorts rely simply on natural surroundings for their charm, Pattaya makes an all-out attempt to provide the best of everything in an exhaustive mix of facilities. To the basic ingredient of a superb coastal location, it adds just about every other amenity one can think of for recreation, entertainment, sightseeing and fun. Website: www.pattayacityhall.go.th

Pattaya Beach

 

Koh Lan

 

Koh Lan

 

Viewing the Underwater World

 

Underwater World, Pattaya

 

Khao Chi Chan Carved Buddha Mountain

 

The Million Year Stone Park

 

Pattaya Crocodile Farm

 

Elephant Village

 

Mini Siam

 

Mini Siam

 

The Sanctury of Truth

 

Siriporn Orchid

 

Wat Yansangwararam

 

Wat Yansangwararam

 

Nong Nooch Village

 

Golfing in Pattaya

 

Go–Karts

 

Go–Karts

 

Bungee Jumping

Bungee Jumping

The Pattaya Bungee Jump has been running for 9 years and during that time many hundreds of jumpers have experienced the adrenaline rush only bungee jumping can provide. Also available at Paint Ball Park on Thepprasit Road.
Open daily 10.00 a.m. - 6.30 p.m.
0 3830 0608

Muai Thai

Muai Thai, translated into English as Thai Boxing, is the national sport of Thailand and is a martial art with origins in the ancient battlefield tactics of the Siamese (or Thai) army. Muai Thai is unique in having a splendid opening ritual, known as Wai Khru, a ceremony paying homage to the lighters teacher and guardian spirits before fighting. This shows gratitude for knowledge imparted and asks for victory in the fight ahead. Boxing venues are available on Thepprasit Road. Sityodthong Boxing Camp, Tambon Nong Prue, open daily 8.00 a.m. - 10 a.m. and 3.00 p.m. - 5.00 p.m.
0 3824 9018, 0 3873 0079
Pattaya International Muai Thai Training School,
open daily 5.30 a.m. - 9.00 p.m.
0 3841 0111

 

Beaches & islands in Pattaya

Pattaya Beach

The main beach at Pattaya, Amphoe Bang Lamung, is a majestic 3-km. curve fronted by a road shaded with refreshing tropical greenery. The northern section of the beach is largely tranquil and is the favoured spot for tourists for swimming, relaxation, and various water sports. The central and southern parts of the beach are packed with hotels, restaurants, department stores, gift shops, nightclubs and various amusement centres.

Koh Lan

Lying about 8 km. off Pattaya, a 45-minute ferry ride or 15 minutes by speed boat, the island measures 2 km. by 5 km. and offers several white sandy beaches, notably Hat Ta Waen, Hat Laem Thian and Hat Thong Long, the latter facing coral reefs. Visitors can either choose snorkeling or view the coral from glass bottom boats. Ferries to the island takes 45 minutes leaving the South Pattaya Pier every two hours daily from 7.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. and from Koh Lan back to Pattaya daiIy from 6.30 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. Cruises by sailing junks, with lunch provided are also available.

Hat Jomtien

The 6-km. long, largely straight beach, located around the headland from Pattaya, is popular with windsurfers and water sports enthusiasts. It is also quieter and more relaxing than Pattaya Beach. Hotels and other accommodation facilities are available along the road that runs parallel to the shore.

Hat Wong Phrachan

Situated on the northern side of Pattaya Bay,  this one-kilometre beach shares the same entrance as the Central Wong Amat Hotel. It is a quiet spot, good for swimming and relaxation.

Koh Sak

Located 600 metres from Koh Lan, some 10 km. west of Pattaya Strait, Koh Sak is a small island with two sandy beaches. Overnight stays on the island are possible.

Koh Phai

Lying about 14 km. west off Pattaya, this small island with a beautiful white sandy bench is located 7 km. away behind Koh Lan. It takes about one hour from inland. Under the supervision of the Royal Thai Navy, Koh Phai is one of the most outstanding scuba diving areas in Pattaya with superb coral reefs. Feel free to contact the Koh Phai Tourist Centre at Flipper Lodge Hotel, Central Pattaya.
0 3842 6401-2, 0 3841 1655-6

 

Attractions in Pattaya

Underwater World Pattaya

Located on Sukhumvit Road, Tambon Nong Prue, this aquarium offers an insight into the area's rich marine life. Underwater World Pattaya is a modern aquarium with a 100-metre state-of-the-art acrylic tunnel where visitors can walk through an underwater environment filled with dozens of marine species including the rare shovel-nosed ray, a hybrid between a shark and a stingray, providing visitors with the unique experience of viewing the displays at close quarters through crystal-clear water. The aquarium plans to have a variety of dolphin shows in the near future.
0 3875 6979

Thunder Rock Dinosaur Park

Located on Sukhumvit Road, 4 km. from South Pattaya, this place brings you face-to-face with life-size replicas of the creatures that lived two hundred million years ago including a Tyrannosaurus Rex, a Velociraptor and a Petinosaurus. Come and wander through the Dinosaur Age, imagining the Earth when it was inhabited by the fierce predator T-Rex. Open daily 10.00 a.m.- 6.00 p.m.
0 3870 6055 or mobile phone 0 1576 0035

Khao Chi Chan Carved Buddha Mountain

The cliff face inlaid with gold leaf in the outline of a sitting Sukhothai-Lanna Buddha is dedicated to the commemoration of His Majesty the King's Golden Jubilee, the 50th anniversary of his accession to the throne. This 130-metre-high Buddha's royally-bestowed name is Phra Phuttha Maha Wachira Utta Mopat Satsada, which means His Lord Buddha is virtuous and glorious as Maha Wachira (the Great Wisdom). The surroundings are a wide variety of flowering plants and a number of pavilions for meditation and rest. Directly in front of the cliff face are shrines, elaborate gardens, and a number of terraced pools stocked with lotus flowers.

Khao Phra Tamnak

This small hill also known as Khao Phra Bat, its peak accessed by an asphalt road, affords panoramic views of Pattaya City and Pattaya Bay. Khao Phra Tamnak has been developed and is currently the site of the So To Ro 5 radio station, where there is a monument to Kromluang Chumphon, known as the 'Father of the Royal Thai Navy' . A Buddha image is enshrined on the hilltop.

Viewpoint of Khao Phra Tamnak

 

Chaloem Phra Kiat Park

Located on Phra Tamnak Road at the foot of Khao Pattaya, the small park is dedicated to the commemoration of His Majesty the King's sixtieth birthday on 5 December, 1987. The gardens boast a wide variety of flowering plants, while the park also includes jogging trails and exercise facilities.

The Million-Years Stone Park and Pattaya Crocodile Farm

This place is a popular attraction for Thai and foreign tourists. Covering an area of close to 40 acres, the compound comprises rock gardens and a botanical garden of rare plants and beautiful landscapes. Top sights include fossilised plants over a million years in age and a 200-year-old Thai style bonsai, plus dwarf horses, ostriches, crocodile pools and a collection of rare animals such as albino bears. Crocodile round-ups, magic and animal performances are major attractions. Open daily 8.00 a.m.- 6.30 p.m., with six crocodile shows from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
0 3824 9347-9
www.thaistonepark.com

Elephant Village Pattaya

Located on Sukhumvit Road, which lies off Highway No. 3 at the 146-km. marker, this elephant camp focuses on the working life of elephants and their mahouts. Visitors can enjoy riding on an elephant's back and cart, road trips, and trekking. There is a daily performance of elephants at work and play, as well as a grand war parade at 2.30 p.m. Open daily 8.30 a.m. - 7.00 p.m.
0 3824 9818
www.elephant-village-pattaya.com

Bottle Art

The Museum, located on Sukhum vit Road, at the 146-km. marker, showcases art contained in glass bottles. The exhibits are the creations of Dutch sculptor, Mr. Peter Bedelais, who has crafted various intricate pieces and assembled them in glass bottles of different shapes. Open daily 9.00 a.m.- 8.00 p.m.
0 3842 2957, 0 3841 5783

Mini Siam

This miniature city is on the left-hand side at the 143-km. marker on Sukhumvit Road before reaching Pattaya town. The models, made to a scale of 1 to 25, cover places of worship, ancient remains and famous sights in Thailand and abroad. Open daily 7.00 a.m.- 10.00 p.m.
0 3872 7333, 0 3872 7666
www.minisiam.net

Pattaya Park

This amusement centre at Hat Jomtien features a large water park with giant slides, a sky-high basket/hopper and other fun activities. There is also a tower topped with a revolving restaurant that commands panoramic views of the area.
0 3825 1201-8
www.pattayapark.com

The Sanctuary of Truth

Construction of this gigantic architectural structure, located on the shore at Laem Ratchawet on Na Klua Road, North Pattaya, was begun in 1981 by Mr. Lek Wiriyaphan, founder of the Ancient City in Samut Prakan, and today has assumed colossal proportions. Made entirely of wood and with exquisite architectural carvings, the building was conceived our of the vision that human civilisation has been achieved and nurtured by religious and philosophical truth. Open daily 8.30 a.m.- 5.00 p.m.
0 3836 7815, 0 3822 5407, 0 3836 7229-30
www.sanctuaryoftruth.com

Royal Theatre

Also at the Royal Garden Plaza, this theatre offers high-tech screenings of motion and movement experienced in real life. Open daily 11.00 a.m.- 11.00 p.m.
0 3842 8057

Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum

The museum, at the Royal Garden Plaza, Pattaya Beach, houses a collection of more than 300 strange and amazing things from around the world. Open daily 11.00 a.m.- 11.00 p.m.
0 3871 0294-6, 0 3841 2120-2
www.ripleys.com

Monkey Show

Located in Soi Chaiyaphruek, off Highway No. 3 at the 151-km. marker, cockfighting and a snake show. Open daily from 8.00 a.m.-5.00 p.m.
0 3875 6367

Siriporn Orchid

Located at 61/1 Mu 7 Tambon Nong Prue, the farm has a wide array of different orchids. Visitors may purchase plants or cut flowers. Open daily 8.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.
0 1732 6975

Horseshoe Point Club

Ten km. off Sukhumvit Road, Horseshoe Point Club offers horse riding at all levels of proficiency, as well as dressage, cross-country jumping, polo and lodges are also available. Open daily 8.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.
0 3873 5050 Website: www.horseshoepoint.com

Three Kingdoms Park

Situated close to the Horseshoe Point Club, the Park contains several beautiful Chinese-style buildings and art objects. Open daily 10.00 a.m.- 5.00 p.m. on weekdays and 10.00 a.m.- 6.00 p.m. on weekends.
0 3842 1428-9
www.3kingdomspark.com

Wat Yansangwararam

Located 15 km. south of Pattaya, off to the left of Sukhumvit Road at the 160-km. marker, Wal Yansangwararam was dedicated to the Supreme Patriarch in 1976 and was later graciously put under the patronage of His Majesty the King. It is a superb example of modern Thai religious architecture, while the park-like grounds also contain pavilions designed in different national styles.

Nong Nooch Village

About 18 km. south of Pattaya (Pattaya-Sattahip route), off to the left of Sukhumvit Road at the 163-km. marker, Suan Nong Nooch is a recreation park in a typical Thai setting, with tropical gardens, elephants and cultural shows. Open daily 8.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.
0 3870 9358-62 or 0 2252 1786, 0 2658 4034

 

 

Sporting opportunities
in Pattaya

Golf

There are several excellent golf courses in the Pattaya area, among the best known are:
• Asia Pattaya Beach Hotel
0 3825 0577, 0 3825 0401-11, 0 3825 0602-6  Fax: 0 3825 0496
www.asiahotel.co.th
• Bangpra lnternational Golf Club
0 3834 1149
www.bangpragolf.co.th
•  Burapha Golf Club
0 3837 2700- 1
www.buraphagolf.thailand.com
• Khao Kheow Golf Club
0 3829 8224-7
• Laemchabang International Country Club
0 3837 2273
www.laemchabanggolf.com
• Natural Park Hill Golf Club
0 3839 3001-8
www.nparkgolf.com
• Natural Park Resort Golf Course
0 3834 9370
www.nparkgolf.com
• Noble Place Golf Course
0 3826 3158-601
• Pattaya Country Club
0 3842 3718-9, 0 3826 3445-7
Fax: 0 3842 3719
www.pattayacountryclup.net
• Royal Lake Side Golf Course & Resort
0 3857 3275-9
• Siam Country Club
0 3824 9381-6 Fax: 0 3824 9387
www.siamcountryclub.com
• Sriracha International Golf Course
0 3833 8375 Fax: 0 3833 8379
www.srirachagolf.com
• Treasure Hill Golf and Country Club
0 3842 0766 Fax: 0 3842 0767

Tennis

Tennis courts are available at many of Pattaya's leading hotels. Courts are normally open to all, but guests are given preference.

Squash

Squash can be played at major hotels where facilities are also available for visitors' convenience.
• Dusit Resort Pattaya
0 3842 5611-7
www.pattaya.dusit.com
• Ambassador City Jomtien Hotel
0 3825 5501-40 Ext: 115-6
www.amtel.co.th/pattaya/index.html

Badminton

The Pattaya Badminton Court on Soi 17 is open 24 hours a day.

Bowling

Pattaya has three bowling alleys of international standard.
• Pattaya BowI on Pattaya II Road in North Pattaya.
Open daily 10.00 a.m.- 2.00 a.m.
0 3842 9466
• Wave Bowl on the first floor of Jomtien Palm Beach Hotel and Resort
on Jomtien Beach Road
0 3823 1350-67
www.jomtien-palmbeach.com
• P.S. Bowl on the 3rd floor of P.S. Plaza in Central Pattaya.
Open daily 11.00 a.m.-2.00 a.m.
0 3842 0965-6
www.psbowling.com/bowlcenter_eng.html

Jogging

There is a jogging track at Suan Chaloem Phra Kiat. Jogging is also pleasant along the promenade facing Pattaya Bay.

Go-Karts

Go-Karts are available at the 400- and 700-metre tracks on Thepprasit Road
• Pattaya Kart Speedway
0 3842 2044
• K.R. Go-Kart Grand Prix, open for both professional and amateur
drivers daily from 9.30 a.m.- 6.30 p.m.
0 3830 0347
• Siam Karting Circuit
0 3872 7410

Motor Racing

The Bira International Circuit on Highway No. 34 and Highway No. 36 (Pattaya-Rayong) 15 km. away from Pattaya town periodically holds International motor and motorcycle races, while there are daily opportunities for speed enthusiasts to drive their own two-or four-wheeled vehicles around the challenging track.
0 2971 6450, 0 2522 1731-8 or mobile phone 0 1782 1441

Shooting

An air-conditioned handgun and rifle range is located at Tiffany's on Pattaya II Road. Open daily 9.00 a.m. - 10.00 p.m.
0 3842 1700-5, 0 3842 9642

Horse Riding

Available at Jojo Horse Club at Marina Inn Hotel Tel. 0 3822 5149, open daily 7.00 a.m.-7.00 p.m., and Horseshoe Point Resort, located 10 km. from Pattaya, open daily 8.30 a.m.- 6.00 p.m.
0 3873 5050

Paintball Game

Paintball is a game of skill, strategy and challenge normally played outdoors in a woodland setting. Available at Paint Ball Park on Thepprasit Road. Open daily 9.00 a.m. - 9.00 p.m.
0 3830 0608
www.paintballpark-pattaya.com

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