The beaches and islands in Pattaya offer a wide variety of watersports, snorkelling options, restaurants, cafes and souvenir shops, making it ideal for families, friends and couples. The nightlife in Pattaya is quite famous for being loud, flashy and handsy.

Walking Street in Pattaya is characteristic of bright streets lights and signs hovering over open bars, go-go bars and women standing along the streets. Cabaret shows such as the Alcazar Show and Tiffany’s Cabaret Show also are popular tourist attractions during the night. Located within a two hours drive distance from Bangkok, most tourists to Pattaya come via trains, buses or cars from the capital.

Visit the Sanctuary of Truth

A flagship structure of Pattaya, the Sanctuary of truth is one of the most popular tourist attractions located by the sea. Standing tall at 105 meters to the north of Wongamat Beach, The Sanctuary of truth or Satchatham Temple is an iconic structure of Pattaya. Crafted entirely out of teak wood adorning intricate designs and carvings, the place is more like a fusion of temple and a palace.

It was established by a local business tycoon with an aim to create a place of philosophy, art, culture and faith designed by the founder of the Ancient City at Samut Prakan Province, Lek Wiriyapan. The temple represents the soul and spirit of Eastern civilization and art through its impressive architectural work ornamented with sculptures of Hindu and Buddhist Gods and other mythological figurines. Built-in traditional style, the temple of truth exhibits peace and serenity and has been honoured with the award of Outstanding Tourist Attraction by the Tourism Industry Awards in 2008.

Shop at Pattaya Floating Market

One of the most amusing marketplaces of Pattaya, the 4 Regions Floating Market or Pattaya Floating Market is quite popular among tourists located in the middle of a huge pond. Spread across a huge area of 100,000 sq. meters, the 4 Regions Floating Market is a hub of commerce holding a great experience of culture and local lifestyle for its tourists.

With over 114 shops selling the authentic Thai food, desserts, fruits, one can also see plenty of such floating shops for eateries, fruit stalls, souvenir shops and some art galleries. One must try some traditional food such as kanom jean (rice vermicelli) with different kinds of curries, thong yip (sweet egg yolk), noodle soups and pad Thai (stir-fried rice noodles).

Apart from these stalls, there are different types of Thai style of houses featuring four regions of Thailand. The Thai cultural shows including Thai traditional dances and sea boxing show are the key highlights of the evening. The wood craving museum exhibits the brilliant craftsmanship of the local artisans. The best way to explore the entire market is by hiring a boat to get a taste of rich Thai culture. Four people can ride in one boat for around 30 minutes that too for a small fee.

Watch the Tiffany’s Show

Tiffany’s Show is a highlight of the Pattaya itinerary offering its spectators a truly amazing cabaret show equally appreciated by locals. Started in 1974 from a tiny bar in South Pattaya, TiffanyÍs Cabaret Show is undoubtedly an overwhelming experience contributing to the popularity of beach city of Thailand, Pattaya. With a stage experience of over 28 years, the show was announced as the 4th on Top Ten Show around the world by TravelCom Magazine in 2001.

Oozing elegance and charm, one can enjoy the world-class performance dazzling with special lights, stylish costumes, tantalizing choreography, extraordinary effects, and music and enjoyment worth experiencing. This first-time transvestite cabaret show in South East Asia attracts myriad of international visitors from all around the globe to enjoy the skill and talent of the performers.

Stroll the Nong Nooch Botanical Gardens

Spread across a vast area of 2.4 sq. km, Nong Nooch Botanical Gardens is more of a small village with well-manicured gardens that are host to a variety of amusement options. One of the major tourist attractions of Pattaya, the place is home to a plethora of plants and flowers species, a must-visit for nature lovers.

One can enjoy a great collection of bonsais, orchids, colour pineapples, cactus, ferns and almost all kind of palms one can imagine. Other than well-decorated gardens, the village also houses a zoo catering to a large number of animals with a facility of feeding food to animals.

Elephant show is the major crowd attraction where one will get to see amusement acts performed by the huge animals. There are also dance performances, Thai boxing, fighting, and theatre, exhibiting Thai culture and traditions. A view of the garden from above during skywalk is a sight to cherish.

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