Situated on the east coast of Thailand, Pattaya is a city brimming with life, fun and excitement. There’s always action anywhere you go and you’ll never run out of things to do and places to visit.
Aside from its beautiful beaches, Pattaya has more to offer when it comes to entertainment. From ancient Thai traditions to modern activities, you are spoiled for choice when you’re in this vibrant coastal city.
If you’re planning your itinerary, don’t forget to include these 5 attractions in Pattaya you shouldn’t dare miss!
Nong Nooch Garden
Measuring about 600 acres, Nong Nooch Garden which opened in 1980 is one of Asia’s biggest botanical gardens. It’s a lush paradise that showcases different themed gardens as well as daily cultural shows, restaurants and accommodations for travelers.
With its vast size, you can easily spend a whole day in this location. You can enjoy a leisure walk or rent a bike to go at a more comfortable pace to explore the different gardens.
The orchid nurseries is a popular spot that holds the country’s largest collection of 670 species and hybrids. Meanwhile, you can find exotic-shaped leaves and blossoms at the cactus and succulent plant garden.
Check out the highlight of the French garden – the perfectly manicured shrubs inspired by the gardens of Versailles. Before you head off to your next destination, don’t forget to stop by at the 1.1km elevated skywalk that brings you to the European garden, butterfly hill and the remaining gardens.
Opening Hours: 09:00AM – 5:00PM
If you’re a traveler who loves taking instagrammable pictures for social media, Tutu Beach is a destination you have to visit!
Tutu Beach is a pink café that is popular among the locals and when you step foot in this café, you’ll understand why! It’s a beachfront venue with indoor and outdoor seating areas. But if you ask us, we suggest the outdoor area so that you can admire the sea view while munching on afternoon snacks and a summer drink in hand.
Cr: Tutu Beach
It’s a great place to chill and enjoy Pattaya’s tropical weather if you’re looking for some downtime before you get going with the rest of your day’s plans.
Opening Hours: 10:00AM – 7:00PM Daily
Ramayana Water Park Pattaya
As the city’s biggest water park, you can expect to spend the whole day in Ramayana Water Park taking on the thrilling water rides with your friends and family! If you’re visiting with kids, no worries because they have two dedicated kids zones for the little ones.
It’s a massive water park with 50 attractions in total. You can pay for a daily or annual admission as well as rent for a towel, cabana and locker for a whole day’s use.
They offer a private van to pick you up wherever you are in Pattaya for just 120 Baht so it’s very convenient if you decide to include this in your itinerary.
To ensure that guests are safe while enjoying the water park, Ramanaya only sources equipment from international world-leading partners who supply only premium quality materials. They also show their commitment to their community by financially supporting blind children and giving them time to play in the park.
Opening Hours: 11:00AM – 6:00PM
Tiffany’s Ladyboy Cabaret Show
You can’t visit Pattaya without watching the Tiffany’s Ladyboy Cabaret Show – Pattaya’s world-famous cabaret extravaganza that’s been around for 30 years. It is so famous that it gets hundreds of spectators every time.
It’s an hour-long show that takes place in a grand theater with performers dressed in dazzling costumes from glittering ball-gowns to intricate headdresses and revealing swimwear. Tiffany’s Ladyboy Cabaret show has a reputation of producing quality performances so expect to be entertained every minute of the show. To fully enjoy the performances, you can go for the VIP seat, as often, standard seats are too far away from the stage.
Guests are not allowed to bring food and drinks inside though so better fill up before the show starts.
Bor Bua Klang Jai
Last but not the least is Bor Bua Klang Jai. Of course, a Pattaya travel guide wouldn’t be complete without featuring a restaurant that serves local Thai food. So for foodies out there, here’s a spot you should definitely go to.
Bor Bua Klang Jai is a Thai restaurant surrounded by nature. It’s a spacious restaurant with different seating options to choose from and a great ambiance where you can relax as well. They’ve been closed since last year due to Covid but recently opened last May and are ready to welcome and serve guests again!
Their menu offers a variety of food from desserts to refreshments and local Thai cuisine. The price is a bit high but considering the location and ambiance, it’s worth a visit. The place is beautifully designed as well so don’t forget to take pictures while you’re here!
Opening Hours: 10:00AM – 7:00PM Daily
We hope you find this guide helpful for your next trip to Pattaya!