Pattaya Tourist Spots

Pattaya, is a city in Thailand situated 147 kilometers southeast of Bangkok, facing the Gulf of Thailand. It is Asia’s premier beach destination attracting 10 million annual visitors that includes families, couples and single visitors. Pattaya’s relaxing tropical environment will make your holidays memorable. There is also plenty of sporting opportunities both on land and water. And if you prefer to party then Pattaya’s electrified nightlife scene, where drinking and partying continue until dawn will surely delight you.

Where you want to stay in Pattaya depends on your taste. Some may want to stay close to the nightlife while others will prefer to get a good night’s sleep and prefer quieter locations. Fortunately, there’s a good choice of hotels to match everyone’s standards. Hotels are quite affordable as price could start from around $8 per night.
The range of restaurants in Pattaya is fantastic. The selection includes an abundance of national and international cuisines. The price range starts from less than a dollar ($). The settings of these Pattaya restaurants are equally varied and unique. For example, you can eat like a local from the street vendors or enjoy the breath-taking beach views from the top of the city’s tallest buildings or maybe taste the freshest seafood right on the beach.

November to February is the best time to visit Pattaya when the weather is neither too hot nor too cold and remains mostly pleasant.
Most people travel to Pattaya by Bus. You can get a bus directly from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Pattaya or from Bangkok’s Ekkamai Eastern Bus Terminal. These buses cost around 100B(2.83$). You can also take a train from Bangkok’s Hua Lumphong Station to Pattaya, the rain departs from Bangkok weekday mornings around 7am and costs less than 40B(1.13$) . Pattaya’s airport is U-Tapao Airfield, 33km south of town. Bangkok Airways and Air Asia fly from here.

Tourist spots of Pattaya

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Sanctuary Of Truth

The Sanctuary of Truth (in Thai Prasat Sut Ja-Tum) is a giant temple-like structure made entirely of wood (without any metal nails) situated dramatically on a rocky point of the coast just north of Pattaya, in the small town of Naklua. This architecturally impressive construction is divided in four wings dedicated to Thai, Khmer, Chinese and Indian religious iconography. Every square inch of the building is covered with wooden carve sculpture. Opening hours: 8am-6pm. Entrance fee: 500 Baht (about 13$), 250B (about 6.5$) for children To get here: It is best to rent a car or motorcycle to make your way to this place from. Take Highway No.3 and turn to Pattaya Nakluea Road. The Sanctuary of Truth is at the end of Nakluea Soi 12. For more information visit: http://www.sanctuaryoftruth.com/
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Pattaya Viewpoint

Located between South Pattaya and Jomtien Khao Pattaya Viewpoint is a small hilltop that offers spectacular view of all of Pattaya Bay, from Bali High Pier to the northern point of the bay at Naklua. The sacred Wat Kho Phra Bat temple is also located on the hill and is one of the major attractions here. Opening hours: 7:30 am – 9 pm. To get here: A Songtaew (baht buses) can take you to the viewpoint which cost only 10B (0.28$).
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Jomtien Beach

Jomtien is located just a few kilometers south of Pattaya and within 10-minute driving distance from the city center. This 6 km straight stretch of sand is considered as a more relaxed alternative to Pattaya and an ideal place for family holiday. You can either sunbathe on the Beach chairs, enjoy a relaxing Thai massage on the beach or take a speedboat to Pattaya’s own “coral island” (Koh Larn). To get here: Pattaya’s characteristic “Baht bus” drive up and down Jomtien Beach Road basically 24/7 and connect Jomtien with South Pattaya.
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Pattaya Floating Market

Pattaya Floating Market, the biggest floating market in the world, is located on the main Sukhumvit Road between South Pattaya Road and the junction to Chomthian (Jomtien) Beach Road. The Four Regions Floating Market is separated into four sections – each representing and selling items from the four major parts of Thailand. You can also enjoy daily several cultural performances, native to the four regions of the country such as, like Thai classical dance, martial art demonstrations etc. Opening hours: 8.00 am. - 12:00 am daily, Shops are open from 9.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m. daily Entrance fee: 200 B (5.67$) (Price are subject to change) To get here: There are buses available for visitors to go Pattaya Floating Market 5 times a day (every 2 hours), cost approximately 20B (0.57$).
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Pattaya Elephant Village

Pattaya Elephant Village is a place that showcases daily life of retired elephants, which generally are able to wander freely around the camp. You can either ride through the jungle on an elephant's back or just observe these gentle giants going through their daily rituals, choice is yours. It also offers elephant shows which are held at 2.30 pm. Opening hours: 8.00 am-5.30 pm daily Entrance fee: 650 B (18.41$) for elephant show, 1,000 - 1,200 B (28.33-33.99$) for elephant trekking and 2,000 B (56.65$) for combination tours. To get here: Hire a “Baht bus” or taxi to go there. You can also drive to Soi Praphanimit ,then go straignt on to Suthawat Temple (about 5 kilometers from Sukhumvit Road), and after that, turn right for approximately 2 kilometers the village is there. For more information visit: http://www.elephant-village-pattaya.com/
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