First Time Tourists Guide in Pattaya City

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Some people will think Bangkok is the only most visited city in Thailand

While in fact, Pattaya ranks fifteenth as the most visited country in the world

This city is famous for its beautiful beaches as it's located on the coast of the Gulf of Thailand

The geographical site makes Pattaya cooks delicious seafood cuisines

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SIGHTSEEING

Sanctuary of Truth is a wooden-based building, with a mixture of castle and temple. This building illustrates about Thai craftsmanship such as elephant, human, and landscape carvings. Wat Phra Khao Yai or Big Buddha Hill is the landmark of Pattaya. This building is 18 meters tall and layered with gold.

Sanctuary of Truth

Built complete with carved wooden carvings, a 20-story complex that has not yet been completed

Address : 206/2 หมู่ที่ 5 ถนน Pattaya-Naklua, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri 20150, Thailand

Wat Phra Khao Yai

Wat Phra Yai, known in English as Big Buddha Temple, is a Buddhist temple on Ko Phan a small island off the coast of the northeastern region of Ko Samui, Thailand

Address : Pattaya, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri 20150, Thailand

DOWNTOWN

Walking Street is located downtown Pattaya. It's a place where tourist can find some nightlife attractions such as seafood restaurants, live music venues, beer bars, clubs, sports bars, and other nightlife spots.

Walking Street

Walking Street is an entertainment and red-light district in the city of Pattaya, Thailand

The street is a tourist attraction which draws foreigners and Thai nationals, primarily for its night life

Address : Walking St, Pattaya City, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri 20150, Thailand

SHOPPING

Pattaya Floating Market is a unique shopping center because sellers and buyers use wooden boats to trade. You can find a lot of things such as souvenirs, fruits, foods, art works, handicrafts, clothes and many more. There is also Central Festival Pattaya, a shopping mall famous for its branded things for sale.

Pattaya Floating Market

Traditional market

Address : หมู่ที่ 12 451/304 Sukhumvit Rd, Pattaya City, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri 20150, Thailand

Central Festival Pattaya

Shopping Centre

Address : 333/99 Pattayasaisong Rd, Muang Pattaya, Bang Lamung District, Chang Wat Chon Buri 20260, Thailand

FOOD & DRINK

Tom Yum Goong is a must-try food while you're in Pattaya. It is a soup that contains shrimp as the main ingredient. This soup tastes spicy, but slightly sweet and sour. You should also try the authentic taste of Thai tea right in its original country. This drink is very famous worldwide because it offers the collaboration of tea and milk.

CULTURE

The majority of Thai people embrace Theravada Buddhism. So, don't be surprised if you find so many temples in this city. Then, they have this tradition of facing their palms together, like a praying pose, in front of their chest while bowing called 'Wai'. They use it as a way of greeting and gratitude.

BEST TIME TO VISIT

November to February is the best time to visit Pattaya because the weather is in a good temperatures and some festivals held by the local people.

HOTEL

Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya is the best hotel in Pattaya. This hotel provides an easy access to Wong Amat Beach and Naklua Beach. Tara Court Hotel is another option for low budget travelers. This hotel has affordable price but with comfortable facilities.

Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya

5 star hotel

Address : 277, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri 20150, Thailand

Tara Court Hotel

3 star hotel

Address : 338/109 หมู่ที่ 12 ถนน พระตำหนัก ซอย 5 Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri 20150, Thailand

RESTAURANT

The Glass House restaurant offers authentic Thai foods. The comfortable place will make you feel at home. Another highly recommended restaurant is Ruenthai Restaurant Pattaya 2nd road. This restaurant offers some local Thai menu and tourists can mingle with local people too.

The Glass House

Good cocktails · Comfortable · Relaxing

Address : 687 หมู่ที่ 5 Zire wongamart Condominium Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri 20150, Thailand

Ruenthai Restaurant Pattaya 2nd road

Comfortable · Relaxing · Suitable for children

Address : 485 Pattayasaisong Rd, Muang Pattaya, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri 20150, Thailand

CAFE

La Boulange French Bakery provide some authentic fresh bread. Tourists can order coffee and various kinds of bread. The Coffee Club - Terminal 21 Pattaya also provides interesting menus. Tourist will find Asian and Western menu as the option. Not only foods and drinks, tourists can also buy souvenirs in this cafe too.

La Boulange French Bakery

Bakery

Address : หมู่ที่ 9 245/166 Pattaya 3rd Rd, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri 20150, Thailand

The Coffee Club - Terminal 21 Pattaya

Comfortable · Casual · Group

Address : Terminal 21,M Floor Gate 5, N Pattaya Rd, Pattaya City, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri 20150, Thailand

BAR AND NIGHTLIFE

Cabaret Show is a famous show in Pattaya. This show has unique things to offer such as the existence of lady-boy. This show is held for 70 minutes located in Pattaya Second Road.

Cabaret Show

Cabaret show

Address : 464 หมู่ที่ 9 Pattayasaisong Rd, Muang Pattaya, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri 20150, Thailand

INTERESTING PLACE

Pattaya Elephant Jungle Sanctuary is an interesting place tourists should visit. Here, tourists can witness elephants with their own eyes. Buddha Mountain (Khao Chi Chan) is a giant sculptural image of Buddha and the largest in the world. This sculpture has 130 meters tall and 70 meters wide.

Pattaya Elephant Jungle Sanctuary

Conservation

Address : 3 347 Pattaya 3rd Rd, Muang Pattaya, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri 20150, Thailand

Buddha Mountain (Khao Chi Chan)

Buddha Mountain

Address : Soi Khao Chi Chan, Na Chom Thian, Sattahip District, Chon Buri 20250, Thailand

INSTAGRAMMABLE SPOT

Coral Island is the part of island in Pattaya. This island has an amazing scenery perfect for sightseeing. There is also this Nong Nooch Tropical Garden that has 17th century French style design.

Coral Island

Tourism places

Address : Ko Lan, Pattaya City, Amphoe Bang Lamung, Chang Wat Chon Buri 20150, Thailand

Nong Nooch Tropical Garden

Garden

Address : 34 Na Chom Thian, Sattahip District, Chon Buri 20250, Thailand