is all around. Rent a scooter or a car and enjoy the many stunning places. You can also ask the travel agencies at the hotel and on the roadside for their offers and programs. Some tours are guided and for the more adventurous just jump a Baht taxi and explore. Always negotiate the price in advance and get the identification of the driver or tour operator.
The vantage point on the hill of South Pattaya offers panoramic views of the whole city of Pattaya, its crescent bay and night lights. This is also the site of the Naval Radio Station. On the top of the hill, a sacred Buddha image is enshrined as well.
The elephant training camp is situated on Pornprapanimitr Road. The village is well-known for elephant performances which are held at 14:30, lasting about one hour. Elephant jungle rides are also available.
The park is situated 15 kilometers South of Pattaya, covering an area of some 500 acres and features magnificent landscape comprising the botanical gardens, orchid nursery, and Thai-style-houses. The highlight to the garden is the cultural performance and Thai classical dance as well as elephant shows, held daily at 10:15 and 15:00.
Located three kilometers North of Central Pattaya, this place displays Thai and European heritage on a miniature scale. This is the third miniature city in the world after Netherlands and Taiwan which collects models of important objects and historical sites of different cultures, together in one place. More than 100 models, each on a scale of 1:25 are represented, surrounded by the natural scenery. Open from 7:00 to 22:00.
This is a royal temple, located 15 kilometers South of Pattaya. The temple was dedicated to Somdej Phra Yansnagworn, the present Supreme Patriarch in 1976 and was admitted under the patronage of His Majesty the King. The temple comprises a pavilion, which enshrines a replica of the Buddha's footprints, and a large Pagoda which houses the relics of the Lord Buddha. Nearby there stands Vihan Sian, a Chinese-style building which houses antiques and art objects from China.
The village is about 16 kilometers from Pattaya City, a few kilometers off Sukhumvit highway at kilometer 165. It is visited for game fishing and seafood restaurants. A deep-water bay which lies on the Southern part of the village is the ideal place for fishing; boats may be rented for fishing or diving to see the coral beds. To the North, there is a park with a sandy beach good for swimming. There are also local accommodations with recreational facilities available.
The park and farm are located nine kilometers from Pattaya town, consisting of breeding pens with more than 1,000 crocodiles, zoo, and bonsai garden decorated with rock formations. Open daily from 8:30 to18:00. There are also crocodile shows at 11:00, 14:00 and 16:30.
The flower park is located on Pornprapanimitr Road, offering the tropical garden setting with fishing ponds and fishing equipment available for rent. Accommodation and swimming pool are also available for visitors.
This is the only one road opened for pedestrians during the nighttime, there are small shops selling handicrafts and various kinds of products along the street. And, of course this is also one center of the famous night entertainment scene of Pattaya.
This is the only Bottle Museum in the world, containing an interesting kind of art. Well-known tourist attractions, such as churches, temples, palaces, ships both Thai and foreign in a form of miniature artworks are put in glass bottles. These creations result from the ceaseless efforts of Dutch sculptor, Mr. Peter Bedelais who crafted diverse intricate parts and brought them together in glass bottles in different shapes. Open daily from 9:00 to 20:00.
The water park located on Thapphrava Road, Jomtien Beach, is offering an amusement park, swimming pools, and gigantic water slides. It is an ideal site for family relaxation. In the park, there stands Pattaya Tower, the highest seaside tower with revolving restaurant on top. From about 240 meters of its height, you can enjoy panoramic view s over Pattaya. Accommodations are also available. Open from 9:00 to 18:00.
The Sanctuary of Truth is a gigantic temple-like structure entirely made of teak wood and is situated by the sea at Laem Ratchawet at Soi 12, off Pattaya-Naklua Road, North Pattaya. With exquisite architectural features, the sanctuary was conceived out of the vision that human civilization has been achieved and nurtured by religious and philosophical truth.
The museum is located on the third floor of the Royal Garden Plaza Shopping Center at Pattaya beach road. A collection of curious objects from every corner of the world of Mr. Ripley's are displayed here. These extraordinary objects are divided into over 250 categories such as visual illusions, peculiar lifestyle of unusual people and devices of human torture from ancient time. Open daily from 10:00 to midnight.
It is a remarkable experience to visit the local markets in Pattaya, you will see the daily life of local people doing their trades, creating the vibrant and lively atmosphere. The nice markets not to be missed in Pattaya are Theprasit Market and Naklua Market. The first one is a bit off the normal track, taking a motorcycle taxi is suggested. There is a wide variety of products sold at the markets at cheap price, from clothes to foods. The other market , Naklua is situated on the North of Pattaya. It is good to come early because this is a fish, fresh food and fruits market that opens from 5:00 to 9:00 in the morning.