Popular Other Activities
Pattaya has a wealth of activity meaning everyday can be a new experience. Even Expats living here can forget just how much there is to do, so a list like this is handy for everyone!
Thai Floating Market
A very popular attraction located on the Sukhumvit Road in the direction of NaJomtien. Very authentic with a wide range of shops offering good value souvernirs and food. Well worth a visit.
Nong Nooch Botanical Gardens
Officially the second best gardens in the world, this is a must see for everyone. Not only boasting stunning gardens but a Thai Cultural show, Elephant Show and Zoo.
Sanctuary of Truth
The Sanctuary of Truth is a gigantic wooden construction that covers over 2 rai. It stands 105 metres high. Seeing is believing. Located in North Pattaya in Naklua.
Central Shopping Festival
This huge and stylish shopping centre comes complete with over 65 restaurants, cinema and bowling alley. Located on Beach Road.
Art in Paradise
A relatively recent new attraction, this is an art gallery with a difference with paintings in 3D or with optical illusions. Located on second road, North Pattaya, just along from Big C. Entrance is 150 baht for Thais or expat residence with proof, or 500 baht for tourists.
Pattaya United Football Club
Thailand is fanatical about football and their domestic Premier League is improving every year. Well worth a Saturday juant to watch ‘the Dolphins’ play. Stadium located in East Pattaya.
Sriracha Tiger Zoo
With Tiger shows, Pig racing and performers putting their heads in crocodiles mouths; its certainly a new experience for the most of us. Located some 30 minutes from Pattaya, just get on the 7 highway and its clearly signposted. 450 baht entrance for foreigner and 150 baht for Thai Residents (this includes expats if you bring with you proof)
A fairly recent addition to the Pattaya attractions and proving very popular already. Located on Sukhumvit road in the direction of NaJomtien, its clearly sign posted. The show lasts about 1 hour and it is 500 baht for foreigners and 199 baht for Thais. Foreigners can pay same at Thai if can prove a resident (e.g. driving licence or work permit)
Are you a bit of a petrol head? Well there are numerous locations where you can race your friends in go-karts. You have a very nice track and facilities in Bali Hai, or Thepprasit Road, then there is Sukhumvit road next door to Mini Siam and McDonalds just along from the Bangkok Hospital, and finally on Highway 36 at the end of Soi Siam Country at Bira Racing Circuit.
Ripleys Believe it or Not
Located in the Royal Garden Plasa shopping centre which can be accessed via Beach Road or Second Road. This is a diverse entertainment complex with a host of attractions from Haunted House, Scream in the Dark, Infinity Maze, Louis Tussards Wax Museaum to their world famous museum of the strange and wonderful. A really fun day out. http://www.ripleysthailand.com/
The Million Years Stone Park & Crocodile Farm
It is not only a living museum of curious and beautiful things of all the three kingdoms-animal, vegetable and mineral, but it also offers you several kinds of amusing and exciting shows. Its most known for you being able to feed the crocodiles on fishing rod type instruments with chicken meat as bait. 15 minute drive from Pattaya Centre on East Pattaya. http://www.thaistonepark.org/
Fancy a kick about on the very latest astro turf technology among a friendly bunch of guys? They train every Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 5pm and 6pm at Planet Football Stadium in Soi Siam Country Club, East Pattaya. Great value at 60 baht too. Contact organiser Andi Glock on 0806 6741 9742