Pattaya has a bit of a hedonistic reputation, but the area is a popular one for Thai and foreign tourists alike, with plenty to do for all types of travellers. You can get there in about three hours from Bangkok by car or bus, and when you arrive there, you will see that there are a wealth of quality attractions and things to do. If you are planning on a trip to Pattaya and you want to plan your activities, below are some of the tops things to see and do when you enjoy a holiday in Pattaya.
Relax On The Beach
There are many beach resorts in Pattaya, Thailand that you can choose to stay at, with some of them enjoying private beaches. You can go swimming in the sea, relax and soak up the sun, enjoy a massage in the shade, or get some freshly cooked food and cold drinks, or you can chill by the pool in your resort.
Climb Big Buddha Hill
Wat Phra Khao Yai has the biggest Buddha statue in the area which stands at 18 metres tall, which is why it is also known as Big Buddha Hill. As well as seeing the statue of Buddha, you can also explore the temple grounds, and you will be able to enjoy fantastic views of Pattaya beneath you.
Fly Through The Trees
If you want a bit of adventure on your travels, then a trip to Flight of the Gibbon may be up your street. The zip line adventure is adrenaline-filled and will have you screaming in delight as you fly through the treetops. Anybody can enjoy this activity as long they are at least one metre tall, and their weight is less than 120kg.
Float Around The Market
Thailand has a number of floating markets and there is one that you can enjoy in Pattaya as well. The official name of the market is the Four Regions Floating Market, and you will be able to relax in your narrow boat as you are taken around the various stalls selling their wares.
Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden
Another excellent destination where you can relax and enjoy nature is Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden, which is on a 2.4 square kilometre plot of land and has plants from all over. You will get to enjoy some of the most beautiful flowers in the world, as well as see the 670 different species of orchid that they have.
Experience The Nightlife
There is also plenty of nightlife available in Pattaya, although a lot of what is on offer may only be suitable for adults. You can visit the famous walking street, enjoy a game of Jenga or Connect Four, which most bars seem to have, or enjoy some delicious seafood freshly caught that day.