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Within easy reach of Bangkok, Pattaya is a coastal party town that's famous for its nightlife. However, if you only have three days here you may want to consider getting around to some of the cultural attractions exclusive to this thriving Thai city. With a bit of planning you can pack your three days in Pattaya full of fun, culture and entertainment.

Good for
  • Nightlife Seeker
  • Nature Lover
  • Foodie

12 Places

3 City Tips

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12 Places

Day 1

Big Buddha Temple

Sacred & Religious Sites

The Sanctuary Of Truth

Points of Interest & Landmarks, Architectural Buildings, Sacred & Religious Sites

Silverlake Vinelake

Sightseeing Tours

Art in Paradise Pattaya

Art Museums

MAYs Pattaya

Restaurants

Day 2

Million Years Stone Park & Pattaya Crocodile Farm

Parks, Zoos

Pattaya Floating Market

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Mini Siam and Mini Europe

Theme Parks

Alcazar Cabaret

Performances, Night Tours

Day 3

Khao Kheow Open Zoo

Zoos

RBB Pattaya Biking Tours

Bike Tours

ALANGKARN

Theatres

Kirsty S's City Tips

  • Ordinary taxis are plentiful and affordable too, and drivers are often willing to wait for you at an attraction or take you on a trip to see a few different sights. Always agree on a price for the whole trip before you set off.
  • One way to get around Pattaya is to use songthaews. You can jump on and off along set routes or strike a bargain to see if the driver will take you exactly where you want to go.
  • To get the most out of such a short time in Pattaya, it helps to plan out your days. Aim to see outdoor attractions early or late in the day, seeking out some shade to avoid the midday heat.
    Day 1
  • Big Buddha Temple
    Sacred & Religious Sites
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    Kirsty S Says:

    This beautiful golden Buddha sits on top of a hill with breathtaking views of the city and coastline, providing some excellent photo opportunities and allowing you to orientate yourself to the cityscape. There is a steep climb so visiting in the morning is a good way to avoid the heat of the day.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • If you can get there early enough, this is the perfect place to watch the sunrise.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #9 of 112 things to do in Pattaya
    • Wanted so much more. 01/02/2023
    • Nice to see temple 30/01/2023
    • Big Buddha Temple
    Address:
    Moo 10
    Pattaya 20150
    Thailand
    Other:
  • The Sanctuary Of Truth
    Points of Interest & Landmarks, Architectural Buildings, Sacred & Religious Sites
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    Kirsty S Says:

    A little north of central Pattaya, this impressive temple-like structure sits on the edge of the sea with more beautiful views to behold (and photograph), plus amazing Hindu and Buddhist sculptures.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • You can get a taxi to take you on a return trip for a very reasonable price (agree it before you go).
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 112 things to do in Pattaya
    • Amazing 29/01/2023
    • Beautiful architecture 24/01/2023
    • The Sanctuary Of Truth
    Address:
    206/2 Moo 5, Soi Naklua 12
    Naklua
    Pattaya 20150
    Thailand
    Phone:
    +66 38 110 653
    Price range:
    $0 - $0
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    8:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Other:
  • Silverlake Vinelake
    Sightseeing Tours
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    Kirsty S Says:

    If you like your wines and want some peace from the city, head out to Silverlake for lunch. With scenic views and peaceful surroundings, this is a working winery where you can spend a few hours relaxing, eating lunch from the Bistro and perhaps sampling a few wines.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Don’t miss a visit to the Buddha Mountain while you’re in the area.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #0 of 0 things to do in Pattaya
    • Holiday 24/10/2022
    • Silverlake Wine&Grill 17/08/2021
    • Silverlake Vinelake
    Address:
    31/62 Moo 7
    Pattaya 20250
    Thailand
  • Art in Paradise Pattaya
    Art Museums
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    Kirsty S Says:

    This is not so much an art gallery or museum as a creative, interactive art-based experience. It has fun art exhibits and optical illusions that are fascinating for both kids and adults. Take your camera for some unique holiday snaps. You'll need a good couple of hours to take in what this place has to offer.

    Good for
    • Friends
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • It’s cool inside, so plan your visit to avoid the midday heat.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #6 of 112 things to do in Pattaya
    • You don't have to die for being in heaven 05/10/2022
    • Fun place to have have cool pictures for your social media updates🤩 22/08/2022
    • Art in Paradise Pattaya
    Address:
    78/34 Moo 9 Pattaya Second Road
    Pattaya 20150
    Thailand
    Phone:
    +66 85 999 4467
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:00 am - 10:00 pm
    Other:
  • MAYs Pattaya
    Restaurants (Asian, Thai, Fusion)
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    Kirsty S Says:

    There are plenty of places to eat in Pattaya but many of them offer mainly western or international cuisine. If you want to experience some authentic Thai food this is a great place to try, with a diverse menu, friendly staff and delicious food at an affordable price.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Try the papaya salad and/or the sea bass with sweet and sour sauce.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #18 of 1,254 restaurants in Pattaya
    • Great design, poor soup 31/01/2023
    • Excellent food, probably need more staff. 30/12/2022
    • MAYs Pattaya
    Address:
    315/73 Thepprasit Road, Jomtien
    opposite KTB Bank
    Pattaya 20150
    Thailand
    Phone:
    +66 98 374 0063
    Price range:
    $5 - $14
    Hours:
    Tue - Sun
    12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    Other:
  • Day 2
  • Million Years Stone Park & Pattaya Crocodile Farm
    Parks, Zoos
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    Kirsty S Says:

    The real reason many come to this attraction is not to enjoy the animal exhibits and feed the crocodiles (although if you like that kind of thing, you won’t be disappointed). No, the real draw for most people are the prehistoric fossilized trees and the fascinating ancient stones.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Stick to the Stone Park if you don’t like seeing animals in captivity.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #16 of 112 things to do in Pattaya
    • Excellent for people who wants to see something that doesn’t exist in Europe since many years 03/01/2023
    • Worth the visit 30/12/2022
    • Million Years Stone Park & Pattaya Crocodile Farm
    Address:
    22/1 Moo 1
    Nong Plalai
    Pattaya 20150
    Thailand
    Phone:
    66 0 3824 9347-9
    Other:
  • Pattaya Floating Market
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Kirsty S Says:

    Sprawled across 100,000 square-meters, Pattaya Floating Market has something to catch everyone’s interest and features some of the best local street food in the area. If you’d prefer to bypass the deep fried cockroaches, think noodle soup, pad thai, tom sum and plenty of Thai sweet treats.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Tips
    • The Pattaya Floating Market is around a 20-minute taxi ride south of the walking street area of Pattaya.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #54 of 112 things to do in Pattaya
    • Enjoyable couple of hours but need more tourists so that more stalls can open up again- covid is still apparent:( 21/01/2023
    • Floating market 03/01/2023
    • Pattaya Floating Market
    Address:
    451/304 Moo 12, Sukhumvi Road
    Nongprue, Banglamung
    Pattaya 20150
    Thailand
    Phone:
    +66 38 706 340
    Price range:
    $0 - $0
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:00 am - 8:00 pm
    Other:
  • Mini Siam and Mini Europe
    Theme Parks
    Kirsty S Says:

    Showing miniature monuments from all over Thailand and the rest of the world, this is a fascinating attraction that can be covered in just a couple of hours.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • The evening really is the best time to visit as there’s very little shade during the day, plus the exhibits are floodlit when the sun goes down.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #15 of 112 things to do in Pattaya
    • Good fun 29/01/2023
    • Mini & Mini 01/01/2023
    • Mini Siam and Mini Europe
    Address:
    387 Moo 6 Nong Prue
    Banglamung
    Pattaya 20150
    Thailand
    Phone:
    +66 38 727 333
    Other:
  • Alcazar Cabaret
    Performances, Night Tours
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    Kirsty S Says:

    If you’re looking for some flamboyant evening entertainment and just a taste of what the masses come to Pattaya for, put an hour aside for this multicultural dance and cabaret show. The show encompasses many international dance styles and the performers are local ladyboys, but it’s still far removed from the seedy side of Pattaya and even suitable for families.

    Good for
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Performers pose for photos after the show, but you pay for every picture you snap and they may ‘forget’ to tell you that in advance.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 13 Concerts & Shows in Pattaya
    • Worth it 09/01/2023
    • Entertaining 06/03/2020
    • Alcazar Cabaret
    Address:
    78/14, 2nd Pattaya Road
    Pattaya 20150
    Thailand
    Phone:
    +66 38 410 224
    Price range:
    $35 - $35
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:00 am - 8:00 pm
    Other:
  • Day 3
  • Khao Kheow Open Zoo
    Zoos
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    Kirsty S Says:

    This is a huge zoo with open spaces and well-kept animals. In fact, most westerners would consider it more of a safari park or wildlife reserve. It does take some time to see everything, so you could easily spend a full day here, but if you’re short on time you can hire a golf buggy to get around, stopping off at the parts you’re most drawn to.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • If you want a quick tour of the zoo and an interesting physical challenge all wrapped up in one, book a Flight of the Gibbon Zipline tour.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 15 things to do in Si Racha
    • Good family day out 25/12/2022
    • Terrible 15/08/2022
    • Khao Kheow Open Zoo
    Address:
    235 Moo 7
    Bang Phra subdistrict
    Si Racha 20110
    Thailand
    Phone:
    +66 38 318 444
    Price range:
    $0 - $0
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    8:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Other:
  • RBB Pattaya Biking Tours
    Bike Tours
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    Kirsty S Says:

    To see areas of Pattaya you probably wouldn’t see otherwise, and to get some exercise at the same time, try a tour with RBB Pattaya Biking tours. Your guide will take you to local schools, communities and points of interest that you’d probably never find alone. This is a chance to see a side of Pattaya most visitors rarely do.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • The pace is gentle and most of the terrain covered is flat, so don’t be put off if you don’t consider yourself particularly fit.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #10 of 149 Outdoor Activities in Pattaya
    • great day out in pattaya 07/05/2019
    • Excellent day trip... 06/01/2019
    • RBB Pattaya Biking Tours
    Address:
    157/58-59 Pattaya-Naklua Road
    Naklua Subdistrict
    Pattaya 20150
    Thailand
    Phone:
    +66 86 788 8007
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    8:00 am - 11:00 pm
    Other:
  • ALANGKARN
    Theatres
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    Kirsty S Says:

    While in Pattaya, make sure you grab dinner and a show at Alangkarn, a spectacular performance depicting the story of Thailand. The stage is huge – and needs to be since there are elephants on it at one point – and cast members will entertain you and pose for photos as you stroll through the gardens before the show.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • See if you can get a deal through a tourist information booth. They offer good value packages including the buffet dinner and transport.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #0 of 0 things to do in Pattaya
    • Poor Web Page NOT Stating "Seasonal ONLY" or Simply Closed !! 26/04/2019
    • Beautiful 02/03/2019
    • ALANGKARN
    Address:
    Sukhumvit K.M.155
    Na-Jomtien
    Pattaya 20250
    Thailand
    Phone:
    +66 38 256 007
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