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Unlike other floating markets in Thailand, Pattaya Floating Market does not actually float. The 27-acre site (opened in 2008) is a very large lake within which ‘islands’ of shops & cafés have been built on stilts – all connected by wooden walkways.
The style of each of the island buildings reflects, to a degree, the architecture of Thailand’s four regions.
A bit touristy but still a well thought-out and an interesting place to visit, with opportunities to buy authentic art & craft products, sample some pretty good regional Thai food and watch Thai dance & martial arts displays.
shop Updated: 12-Dec-2019
BangLamung District, Pattaya
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This huge temple-inspired, wooden structure is located by the sea on Naklua Road, North Pattaya.
The Sanctuary of Truth contains carved wood sculptures that have been inspired by ancient Thai civilisations.
206/2 Moo 5, Naklua 12 Naklua Road, Banglamung, Pattaya
The beautiful 500-acre Nong Nooch Garden features themed botanical gardens and many walks. Of particular note are the Cactus, French and Roman gardens and the floating oasis.
Inside, visitors can enjoy watching traditional Thai dance and the very popular Elephant Show. The newly opened Dinosaur Valley is also worth seeing.
Located about 18km south of Pattaya. Open daily from 8am-6pm.
at km 163 on Sukhumvit Road, Pattaya
weekday: 08:00 - 18:00
weekend: 08:00 - 18:00
You don’t need to be a guest to have a fun day out at the ‘Lost World’ Water Park which is located at the beachfront Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort.
Features a massive pool, rafts, slides and a gym. Pretty good restaurants, too. Just turn up, pay and play. 500 baht entrance fee.
restaurant, swimming pool, spa Updated: 16-Aug-2019
A small tropical island located 7 km offshore from Pattaya. Koh Lan is just 4 km long and 2 km wide.
The island has 6 white sandy beaches with clear blue water. The most popular beaches are Hat Ta Waen, Laem Thian and Thong Long.
Koh Lan has many restaurants and beach bars, making it a great day-trip destination from Pattaya. There are regular ferry boat services to Koh Lan from Pattaya (45 minutes each way).
bar, restaurant, beach Updated: 12-Dec-2019
Located about a 45-minute drive from Pattaya, the Khao Kheow Open Zoo covers over 2,000 acres of forest landscapes and contains over 8,000 animals and over 300 birds species.
Part of the zoo is used for recreational areas and research facilities for breeding endangered species. Transfer options for Bangkok and Pattaya and several tour packages are available – visit the website for details.
cafe, restaurant, shop Updated: 12-Dec-2019
235 Moo 7, Bang Phra, Pattaya
weekday: 08:30 - 18:00
weekend: 06:00 pm - 21:00
A beautiful temple, set within 147 acres of peaceful landscaped grounds located about 15 km south of Pattaya. The compound features international pavilions and a scenic lake.
The large chedi contains the sacred relics of the Lord Buddha. Proper clothes are required (no shorts) to enter the temple. Great for a one-day excursion or a picnic. No admission fee.
at km 160 on Sukhumvit Rd, Pattaya
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