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Home/Pattaya/Food,Guide,Shopping,Spa,Stay/12 Things To Do in Pattaya! Who says Pattaya is just only nightlife?

12 Things To Do in Pattaya! Who says Pattaya is just only nightlife?

By Wilbur Suen

Did you know that Pattaya is one of the nearest beach resorts from Bangkok, other than Hua Hin? A 2 hour drive from Bangkok will get you to Pattaya, infamous in the past for its’ nightlife. Pattaya of old might probably be known more for its sex tourism because of the walking street, clubs, go-go bar but now, Pattaya is home to many popular attractions and theme parks which cater to a more family friendly crowd. Check out our list to see what Pattaya has to offer now!


Attractions

#1 Tiffany’s Show Pattaya (ทิฟฟานี โชว์ พัทยา)

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Pattaya is famous for its Tiffany’s Show. It’s no surprise since they are Thailand’s original leading cabaret show for over 40 years and it is said that they have one of the most beautiful transvestites around.

We were honoured to be taken to the backstage to see some “behind-the-scenes” action before the actual show.

This show that we watched was special because it’s a different Tiffany’s Show, it was “The World’s First Magic in Fantasy featuring Joe Labero and Tiffany’s Show”. So, aside from the Tiffany’s Show, we got to see magic performances by Joe Labero. Some of the magic performances really got me thinking, “How did he do it?!?”

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At the end of the show, everybody will get a chance to take photos with the lead performers and we got ours too!

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Tiffany’s Show will be in Singapore this December, on the 24th and 25th during Christmas celebrations! Don’t miss it!

Tiffany’s Show Pattaya
Price: 650฿ – 1050฿
Showtimes: 6pm, 7.30pm & 9pm


#2 Baan Sukhawadee (บ้านสุขาวดี)

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Baan Sukhawadee is made up of several complexes with the owner’s goal in mind – to let visitors discover the Truth of Living, and finally worship several holy images in the buildings such as the Lord Buddha, the Goddess of Mercy, King Taksin the Great and many more.

“Sukhawadee means pureness-happiness-wealth. All the main buildings are in both pink and blue. Pink stands for love and cupid is used as a symbol. There is a saying,“Without love, you will never succeed”. We need to be able to love and be loved and be unified with the group, to be able to discuss and to solve the problems to reach the goal. Blue stands for water. Water is the beginning of many lives. It can adjust its shape to any surrounding. If we can adjust ourselves with all the changes occurring in the world, we will be able to live happily in this society.”

This beautiful view definitely caught my attention and you should also get your feet on the largest carpet of Thailand too and it can be found in the Buddhabaramee Building.

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Baan Sukhawadee
Price: 500฿ (Adult), 300฿ (Child)
Operating Hours: 8am – 10pm


#3 Teddy Bear Museum Pattaya (พิพิธภัณฑ์ เทดดี้ แบร์)

Teddy Bear Museum Pattaya is the first and only museum of its kind in Southeast Asia. You can take photographs with the various teddy bears and it will be a place you will like if you love taking photos. Check out the video and you will understand what I mean.

Teddy Bear Museum
Price: 500฿ (Adult), 300฿ (Child)
Operating Hours: 9am – 10pm


#4 The Sanctuary of Truth (ปราสาทสัจธรรม)

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The Sanctuary of Truth (also called Wang Boran and Prasat Mai) is not a temple but a building which is always under construction in Pattaya. It’s actually an all-wood building filled with sculptures based on traditional Buddhist and Hindu motifs.

Every part of the building is filled with wooden carved sculptures. The owner’s goal is to use art and culture as a reflection of Ancient Vision of Earth, Ancient Knowledge, and Eastern Philosophy. Visitors will then understand Ancient Life, Human Responsibility, Basic Thought, Cycle of living, Life Relationship with Universe and Common Goal of Life toward Utopia.

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The Sanctuary of Truth
Price: 450฿ (Adult), 225฿ (Child)
Operating Hours: 8am – 6pm


#5 Thai Thani Arts and Cultural Village (ไทธานี หมู่บ้านวัฒนธรรมและศิลปะ พัทยา)

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The Thai Thani Arts and Culture Village is a place where you can experience the culture and traditions of old Thailand. It basically brings together specialties from each region. At Thai Thani, you get to experience everything at once.

You can try traditional Thai snacks, eat the famous Khan Tok from the North, enjoy cultural performances, try umbrella painting and even experience Songkran.

Thai Thani gives you a good insight to the different cultures in the different regions of Thailand all at one place, in a convenient location.

Thai Thani Arts and Cultural Village
Price: From 300฿ – 900฿
Operating Hours: 10am – 6pm


#6 Rama Yana Water Park Thailand (สวนน้ำรามายณะ)

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There are many water theme parks in Pattaya but Rama Yana is the newest and biggest water park, covering over 100 Rai. You can find 21 water rides, including four that you will find nowhere else in Asia.

Their premium water slides are all made by White Water West in Canada, the world’s leading manufacturer and the water used throughout the park is filtered and safe to drink. If you love playing with water, this is the place to be!

Rama Yana Water Park
Price: 1190฿ (Adult), 890฿ (Child)
Operating Hours: 10am – 6pm


#7 Pattaya Viewpoint

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At every country, it is always nice to be right on a peak to take magnificent views of the city. The same goes for Pattaya and at Pattaya View Point, you get to see the coast line with the buildings, many boats and activities on the beach itself.

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And if you drive pass the beach in the morning, this is what you will see. There are lots of activities on the beach such as Parasailing.

Pattaya View Point
Operating Hours: 7:30am – 9pm


Food

#8 Jejuk 3 Seafood Restaurant (เจ๊จุก สาขา 3)

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When you are at a beach resort, it makes sense to have seafood by the beach and here we are at Jejuk 3 Seafood Restaurant. It is along Pattaya beach and we got to enjoy the sea breeze and sounds while enjoying our delicious seafood.

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Jeju 3 Seafood Restaurant
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm


#9 Cabbages & Condom Restaurant

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When we heard that we were going to Cabbages & Condom Restaurant, we had to admit that we felt skeptical because it was a themed restaurant. Being the last dinner in Pattaya, we wanted it to be a delicious meal.

Upon entry, we of course saw several things made with condoms which left us thinking, are we going to have a condom meal? Thankfully there was just a condom salad made from rice rolls.

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The other dishes were simply Aroi Mak Mak and every dish was so on point. Look at the amount of food we ordered and you will know how happy we were with the food. Oh, I have to mention that we had the best Coconut here! I was scraping every last bit of the coconut flesh because it was so good!

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Cabbages & Condom Restaurant
Opening Hours: 11am – 11pm


Shopping

#10 Pattaya Night Shopping

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Pattaya Shopping Street stretches for quite a distance near the vicinity of Central Festival Pattaya. You can find the typical items found usually in most Thai night markets.

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While the shopping street is more for shopping, Pattaya’s Walking Street caters to a totally different category. If you like pubs, shows, performances, this is the place for you. The vibe is similar to what you get at Phuket or Bangkok’s Patpong district.


Spa

#11 Oasis Spa

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No trip is complete without a spa / massage session. There are many massage parlours around Pattaya but if you want to go for quality, Oasis Spa is one of the places to be. You get good service as well as the expertise of experienced masseuses to ensure you quality spa treatment.

Oasis Spa Pattaya
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm


Stay

#12 Woodlands Suites Serviced Residences

We were glad to be hosted by Woodlands Suites, located just next to the entrance to Pattaya’s Beach. With the convenient location, we could easily access Pattaya Beach or Shopping Street by foot.

Just outside the street, you can find many restaurants, cafes and pubs without having to venture far. Definitely a good place to check out the next time you are looking for somewhere to stay in Pattaya.

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Pattaya is no longer the same Pattaya it used to be. Pattaya is now home to many popular attractions and theme parks.

AirAsia now flies direct to Pattaya (U-Tapao) from Singapore, 3 times a week. If you are bored of Bangkok, this is a new destination to explore!

Wilbur Suen

Wilbur Suen

AroiMakMak.com is the brainchild of Wilbur Suen. He is based in Singapore but loves Bangkok so much that he keeps returning. He loves travelling, eating, technology and has high standards for them. In his free time, he will be sourcing for new places to visit so that he can document and share. Try to catch him in Bangkok eating local dishes, enjoying aromatherapy spa or chilling at a rooftop bar.

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