Pattaya might be well known for its night time venues, but that does not mean it has nothing to offer during the day – in fact, this could not be further from the truth. A break in Pattaya may offer you the chance to become immersed in Thai culture in a way that few other places offer. Here are seven unusual tourist attractions to visit.
Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden Na Jomtien
The Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden at Na Jomtien is an interesting attraction to visit hosting a series of incredible landscaped gardens to explore and enjoy, the botanical garden has something to offer everyone with some of the most beautiful flower displays anywhere.
Among the many highlights of this truly unmissable tourist attraction are the 17th-century-French-style gardens. You may also want to explore some of the 670 native and hybrid orchid species to be found here.
Sanctuary of Truth
The breathtakingly Sanctuary of Truth is often described as “the magnificence of heaven recreated on Earth”, and is one of the most incredible examples of Thai architecture. Wooden carvings adorn almost every inch of the building and there are lots of activities to enjoy nearby, such as elephant trekking, horseback riding, Thai boxing displays and cultural shows.
The floating market of Pattaya is without a doubt one of the most incredible sights that Thailand has to offer. Known locally as the Four Regions Floating Market, it is split into sections to represent each of the four main areas of Thailand, meaning you get a sense of the whole country’s culture by exploring each section.
The floating market has many regular cultural shows and demonstrations that are well worth attending, and where you are able to buy intriguing handmade crafts.
Mini Siam features tiny replicas of some of the world’s most famous sights, from the Statue of Liberty off the coast of New York City to the Sydney Opera House. This attraction is extremely popular so you may want to book at least a day in advance to avoid disappointment.
Ripley’s Believe It Or Not
If you are looking for a fun yet unusual day out, you may want to head to Ripley’s Believe It Or Not. This tourist attraction boasts around 300 unique exhibits that are truly mind-boggling, with a series of rides and a waxwork museum among the main highlights. There is also a 12D Moving Theatre while the Sky Rider offers some of the most incredible views of Pattaya.
Underwater World is one of Pattaya’s most fascinating tourist attractions where you are offered the chance to feed koi fish from their own bottles and even spend the night among the animals that call Underwater World their home. If you are feeling adventurous, take the opportunity to swim with sharks at Underwater World, while diving and snorkelling are on offer too.
At the end of Pattaya’s Beach Road is about 500 metres of the most amazing sights and sounds and nightlife unlike anything else you may have experienced before.
Almost every building in this part of Pattaya is a bar or nightclub of some kind and street performances and food vendors contribute to its unforgettable party atmosphere. Walking Street is named that way due to the fact that it closes to traffic at the start of the evening’s activities, turning the area into a mass of human life.