THINGS TO SEE AND DO IN PATTAYA
Pattaya has so many things to see and do around the clock. Pattaya pulses with excitement 24 hours a day. With water parks, themed resorts, over the top night life, bars, clubs, and Go Go bars, museums that range from Ripleys Believe it or not, to Art in Paradise a 3D art display, and other unique points of interest found only in Pattaya Beach.
Pattaya is a beach destination and with it's proximity to the sea, and year round breezes under the tropical sun it makes it an ideal place for year round water sport fun. In addition to all the beach activities and other water play, there are a number of water parks in and around Pattaya.
Ramayana Water Park
Thailand's biggest water park is Ramayana Water Park, and is full of amenities to make your stay a great one. Cabanas are available for rental, as well as locker rooms. Other services such as massage and fine dining are also available, and there is WiFi throughout the park. The shop is filled with brand names from around the world. Ramayana is located in Na Jomtien about 20 minutes from down town Pattaya by car or taxi.
Amazone Waterpark by Cartoon Network
Arguably the most recognizable waterpark in Thailand is the Amazone Waterpark by Cartoon Network. The park is filled with loveable characters from the zany television channel. This park puts on daily shows for entertaining the kids, and they get to interact with the cartoon characters they know and love from Cartoon Network. Everything else you could need for the day is available at the park, and it too is only about 20 minutes from downtown Pattaya.
Pattaya Park, Pattaya's original water park is located right on the beach. Pattaya Park is smaller than the other parks in town, but the view is unbeatable. Relax in the whirlpool while gazing at the ocean, or slide down the slides that overlook the sea. The location is extremely convenient being right in the middle of down town Jomtien Beach. In addition to the water rides there are a number of carnival style rides to enjoy, like a roller coaster, and the dragon swing.
Splashdown Adventure Waterpark Pattaya
Last is Splashdown Waterpark Pattaya, the first Adventure Waterpark to open in Pattaya. What is an adventure park? It is filled with crazy obstacles around the water that will chanllenge you physically and push your fun limit to new bounds.
ou want a water park and then some, check out some of the themed resorts in Pattaya. The Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort in Pattaya is a great place to begin. Located just north of Pattaya in the fishing village of Na Kluea the resort is a sprawling jungle complex that will remind visitors of Treasure Island. With rope bridges, huts with bamboo rooves, and waterfalls built into the rocks all right on the coast. For a quieter resort atmosphere try Siam Bayshore Resort and Spa, a traditionally styled Thai resort right on the beach.
The night life in Pattaya is legendary. We recommend leaving your rental car at home to experience the best of Pattaya's nightlife safely. Walking Street doesn't allow driving after dark anyway. There are literally hundreds of bars, ranging from beer bars, Thai bars, Go Go bars, and Discotheques, plus a handful that play various styles of live music including rock and roll, heavy metal, reggae, country, and other genres. There are restaurants lining the water overlooking the bay, as well as restaurants in the bay that are lit up neon when the sun goes down.
Museums, and Other Points of Interest
Pattaya is home to a number of other odd things to see and do that we recommend you check out, especially if you are looking for something a little different, or some of the best photo ops in the country. Below are our top picks for off the beaten path things to see and do in Pattaya.
Art in Paradise
The Art in Paradise gallery is a 3D art gallery that allows visitors to interact with the art work. This unique way of making 2D paintings come to life is excellent for those looking for the best photo ops to be had. There are exhibits ranging from under water, to safari, classic art such as depictions of the Mona Lisa, and other ancient cultures such as Ayuttaya, Egypt, dinosaurs, and even a fantasy and toy exhibit where imaginations run wild.
Thunder Rock Dinosaur Park
For another fun day out with the family for some excellent photos the Thunder Rock Dinosaur Park is a great choice. Come face to face with scale model dinosaurs. Triceratops, Tyrannosaurs Rex, and more. One of the best ways to see these giants is by riding an elephant. Riding on the earth's largest land mammal today while taking a tour of the giants from the past really puts things in perspective. The jungles of Thailand mimic the temperatures that were common during the peak of the dinosaur race.
Sanctuary of Truth
The Sanctuary of Truth, perpetually under construction by an eccentric Thai billionaire, is truly a sight to behold. This wooden temple by the sea is completely carved by hand and begins eroding the moment it is finished so the temple is in a constant state of being updated. The temple is meant to showcase the earth, the heavens, the gods, and how they are all in harmony together. The craftsmanship is some of the best in the world and you can view it happening right before your eyes. There is a daily show in the late afternoon with traditional Thai dancers. It is quite easy to spend half a day or more exploring the grounds.
Ripley's Believe it or Not Museum
For 350 exhibits you will see nowhere else in the world then Ripley's Believe it or Not Museum cannot be missed. Challenge yourself and your perception in the Ripley's Infinity Maze, or have a screaming good time in the Haunted Adventure.
Teddy Bear Museum Pattaya
Then there is the museum that was built with the specific purpose of taking fun pictures. Treasure Hunting with Teddy Bears at the Teddy Bear Museum in Pattaya. Find over 2000 bears, spread out over 12 zones, such as outside zone, Inca zone, Dinosaur zone, Fantasy zone and more.
Pattaya is much more than simply night life and beaches. There are a number of fun unique and interesting things to see and do in Pattaya. As you can see from posing with dinosaurs, participating in an aquatic obstacle course, to scaring yourself at Ripley's, or inspiring yourself at the Sanctuary of Truth. Please take our suggestions, and if you need further assistance finding something fun to do while you visit Pattaya, do not hesitate to contact a staff member.
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