Pattaya is Thailand largest resorttown located 150 km to the south-east of Bangkok. It is located right on Gulf of Thailand coast. Its proximity to Bangkok make it a popular holiday destination for both foreign and Thai tourists. Pattaya’s coastal location in central Thailand means it experiences no real extremes of heat or cold, making it an all-year-round destination.
This holiday city offers almost everything a tourist may be looking for: beaches, hotels suitable for any budget, hundreds of restaurants, big malls, a nice island nearby (KoLarn) and many, many bars. Itis best known for its fast-paced lifestyle. While the city is a “party place” (with good reason), there is also something for those who like adventure, curiosities, culture or just a place in the sun.
Pattaya Beach is a 3 kilometer long beach which stretches from Walking Street at the southern end, to the DusitThani hotel at the northern end. The beach is a central feature of the city; it is long, but rather narrow, with a promenade running its length.There’s more than sunbathing on offer: parasailing, jet skiing and the classic banana boats are all available for you to enjoy, as well as beachside shacks that can prepare your favorite Thai dish.
Another popular area of the town is Jomtien Beach. Only 3 kilometers down from Pattaya Beach, Jomtien is recommended to those who seek a quieter resort than central Pattaya. This5-kilometer long, straight beach is popular for windsurfers and water sports enthusiasts. Hotels and other accommodation facilities are available along the road that runs parallel to the shore.
Further south there is a little know Na Jomtien Beach.The beach is an extension of the more popular Jomtien Beach but lacks the busy road that Jomtien Beach has running in parallel with it.The shore is slightly wider than others in the area and offers an excellent retreat for holidaymakers.It is an excellent location for families with children as they can play safely along the sands.There are of course restaurants and bars nearby and a number of holiday resorts.
Pattaya is a place that has not only bars and restaurants but it also has many activities that it is impossible to get bored here. Families with kids have the choice of two great water parks to choose from: the Cartoon Network Amazone and the thrilling Ramayana Water Park. Don’t forget to visit PhraTamnak Hill where you can see a panoramic view of the whole Pattaya Bay and the city. The hill is most popular in the evening because of greatsunset views.There is also the Big Buddha statue not to be missed. For those seeking a thrill and adrenaline of real adventure we highly recommend the “Flight of the Gibbon”. It will allow you experience the magic and adventure of Thailand’s rainforest whilegliding through the jungle canopy via 3 km of wire zip-lines and scenic sky bridges.One of the most interesting attractions in Pattayais the Sancturay of Truth. This astonishing teak-wood structure consists of sculptures of deities, angels, Brahman andking of Nagas. If you want toenjoy white sandy beaches, blue-green and very clear seawater, head off to Koh Larn Island, located just a 30 min speedboat ride from Pattaya. A visit to Nong Nooch Garden is a must. It is a large and very well maintained botanical garden located 30 min drive from Pattaya center. If you are into cabaret shows you have a choice of Alcazar and Tiffany shows.There is also the Ocean World which is the largest Ocean Aquarium in South East Asia with over 4000 marine animals both from Thai waters and worldwide on view in the 100 meter long tunnel.
Koh Larn Islandnear Pattaya is a little piece of paradise beyond the hustle and bustle of Pattaya. This little idyllic island offers white sandy beaches and clear blue waters. It is located just a short speedboat ride away from Pattaya. It has long been an alternative retreat for those who have become jaded with Pattaya’s overdeveloped and overcrowded beaches. Since the island is not so far away, visitors can easily go there in the morning, stay for several hours and then come back to Pattaya Beach in the late afternoon. The most convenient way of doing this is by taking a guided tour.
Khao Kheow Open Zoo is located among picturesque hills some 45 km to the north of Pattaya. It is a place for adults and kids to enjoy and relax. The zoo occupies an area of more than 144 sq.km, comprising a mountainous terrain covered by a dense rain forest. Many interesting programs are provided in various zones such as the Animal Show, After Dark, Butterfly Garden, Cats Complex, Walk Through Aviary, Deer Park and African Savanna.
Experience the thrill and adventure of the zip-line canopy tour! The Flight of the Gibbon is located inside the Khao Kheow Open Zoo, which in turn is inside the Chompoo Wildlife sanctuary. Only one hour drive from Pattaya. Immerse yourself in the real Thai rainforest. Asia’s #1 Zipline Eco-Adventure Canopy Tour gets you soaring in no time. See the jungle from above and feel the rush of adrenaline as you fly from tree to tree through 3 kilometres of ziplines.
Ramayana is Thailand´s biggest waterpark, with 21 water rides, and over 50 attractions in total. Located some 20km south of Pattaya, close to the biggest Buddha image (Khao Chee Chan) and just beside "Silverlake Vineyard".Try the thrills and spills of our awesome water rides - some totally unique - that vary from screams to gentle swings, 2 dedicated kid zones, a record big double wave pool, an amazing ride in the lazy river with mystical caves, geysers and bubbles, relaxation and activity pools and so many things to do.Ramayana is much more than just a waterpark. Built on an ancient, long forgotten city, explore the remainders of ancient buildings, walls, sculptures, and waterfalls. Visit the floating market and experience the amazing nature in and around the park with green hills, lakes, and rivers. Simply Thailand at its best!Ramayana Water Park is built to the highest international standards – using only premium equipment and even crystal clear drinking water from the park’s own wells. So – not only your fun but also your safety is guaranteed with our professional lifeguard team, where every member is certified by the American Lifeguard Association.
Experience One of A Kind Adventure at Cartoon Network Amazone Pattaya, the Top 10 Best Water Parks in Asia!Featuring 10 Cartoon-Themed Entertainment Zones, get ready to dash down over 25 crazy, exhilarating rides and surf up at the only Flow Rider attraction in Pattaya! Witness 22 captivating live shows by our All-Star performers incorporating the latest smart-screen technology and dance to fun, catchy tunes with your favorite Cartoon Network friends!Cartoon Network Amazone’s biggest water park attraction holds 150 different features! Slip and slide down slopes to meet a splashy ending! Get rained on by gargantuan Splash Buckets! All these and more only at CARTOONIVAL!Cartoon Network Amazone is nestled in the charming seaside town of BangSaray, about a 20-minute drive from Pattaya City
Located about 15 km south of Pattaya, Nong Nooch Tropical Garden is best-known as the most beautiful garden in Southeast Asia. The entire area of some 500 acres is beautifully landscaped with an orchid nursery as well as other tropical and botanical gardens. The gardens always have some fresh features such as new plants and arrangement ideas to create a wonderful new ambience. In addition to many styles of gardens, you can experience various kinds of fascinating and impressive Thai cultural and traditional performances demonstrating religious ceremonies and how the Thais fought in ancient battles. Nong Nooch Tropical Garden also presents a mini zoo with wild animals, colorful birds and fish as well as remarkable elephant shows which include elephant playing football, basketball, bowling and dancing.
Show times: daily, 09.45-10.45 hrs, 10.45-11.45 hrs, 15.00-16.00 hrs and 16.00-17.00 hrs
It´s been said that if you want to see beautiful ladyboys, go to Alcazar; but if you want to see a great show, head over to Alcazar. Pattaya has made good of its long-time love affair with ladyboys. Extravagant costumes, convincingly stunning ladyboys, spectacular stage sets are all part of a grander show that delights you with non-stop fantastic entertainment, from the Russian stage to K-Pop to Persian harlem and even outer space. Whether you are in for the beautiful ladies or the show, you´ll get your money worth at Alcazar.
Show times:17.00 hrs., 18.30 hrs., 20.00 hrs., 21.30 hrs.