Only a 2-hour drive from Bangkok, Pattaya is a popular destination for visitors craving for a healthy dose of sun, sand and sea. Aside from the beach where kids can splash around and build sandcastles while parents watch and relax, there are plenty of other family-friendly attractions that Pattaya has to offer. Here are some of them.
Nong Nooch Tropical Garden
Nong Nooch Tropical Garden is the largest botanical garden in Southeast Asia, spanning over 2 square kilometers. The garden features an impressive range of plants in many beautifully-manicured themed zones such as Garden in the Sky, French Garden, Stonehenge Garden, Butterfly Hill and Orchid Garden. The Nong Nooch Dinosaur Valley next door featuring giant sculptures of different dinosaur species will certainly be a highlight for dinosaur-loving kids too. Located about 30 minutes away from Pattaya city, Nong Nooch Tropical Garden is a great place for families to explore.
The Sanctuary of Truth
The Sanctuary of Truth is a magnificent construction made entirely out of wood using ancient wood construction techniques. The museum is covered with exquisite carvings of Eastern mythological deities and literary figures both on the exterior and the interior of the building. The intricate carvings depict stories and scenes that spark questions about the meaning of life. The Sanctuary of Truth is located in the north of Pattaya, right by the sea. It takes around 30 minutes to get here by car from Pattaya Walking Street.
Art in Paradise 3-D Museum
Families will surely enjoy lot of fun and laughter taking Insta-worthy pictures with the 3-D artwork in Art in Paradise 3-D museum, which comprises different zones such as wild animals, nature, past civilisations and optical illusions. Aside from merely taking ridiculous photographs, visitors can enjoy a heightened experience and work their imagination further with the Art in Paradise Augmented Reality mobile application where the artwork comes to life right before your very eyes. The museum is just 1 kilometer away from Terminal 21 Pattaya.
FROST Magical Ice of Siam
Get away from the heat and escape to a winter wonderland at FROST Magical Ice of Siam with your family. The indoor area where you can find many ice sculptures, an ice slide and an ice bar, has freezing temperatures that could go as low as -15ºC. Outside, there are also large sculptures of Thai mythical beasts – another perfect photo spot. FROST Magical Ice of Siam is located about 18 kilometers north-east of downtown Pattaya.
With all these family-friendly attractions in Pattaya, we hope you have been inspired to visit Thailand. For more recommendations on what to do around Thailand, visit https://tourismthailand.sg/ or follow us on Facebook and Instagram.