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8 places to visit in Pattaya

Pattaya is a town on Thailand’s East Gulf coast with a wild nightlife, famous for its exuberance and energy. Originally a quite fishing village in the 1960s, it is now dotted with resort hotels, high-rise condos and a large seaside mall. Jet skiing and parasailing are considered to be some of the attractions for adventure lovers.

Pattaya

Pattaya

Walking Street

It is a tourist attractions that draws many tourists and even Thai nationals, especially for it’s extremely wild nightlife. It is a red-light district with many go-go bars and brothels and even entertainments like live music shows and restaurants.

Walking Street

Walking Street

Sanctuary of Truth

This is a temple construction made entirely of wood, and the peak of the temple reaching a height of 205 meters. This temple is filled with sculptures inspired by Buddhist and Hindu motifs. It is also called Wang Boran. Initiated by Lek Viriyaphant in 1981 is expected to finish by 2050.

sanctuary-of-truth

sanctuary-of-truth

Sriracha Tiger Zoo

This project was started 5 years ago and has recorded a total of 200 Bengal tigers successfully bred in the reserve itself. It also offers various attractions like Scorpion Queen, Pig racing and Kenya Aerobics.

sriracha tiger zoo

sriracha tiger zoo

Thai Alangkarn Theater

This theater offers traditional and cultural shows in panoramic concept, a way not shown anywhere else in Thailand. The 32 acre spread boasts of a 70 meter long stage, almost 3000 seats and an assortment of artworks.

Thai Alangkarn Theater

Thai Alangkarn Theater

Bira Circuit

It is a motor racing track named after a Thai prince. It is a 2.41 km motor and bike racing track with a go-kart facility and a stand capable of accommodating 30000 people.

Bira-Circuit

Bira-Circuit

Ko Phai

About 21 km west of Pattaya, on a small uninhabited archipelago is the Ko Phai, the largest island. Also named as the ‘Bamboo Island’ has a highest point of 150 meters with a lighthouse on the summit. The coral reefs are the main attraction with the wreck of a vintage Thai Navy ship deliberately sunk to create an artificial submerged reef. The wreck is an excellent area for scuba diving.

Ko Phai

Ko Phai

Floating Markets

This tourist attraction presents cultures and traditions of all the parts of Thailand. Various kinds of goods like wooden sculpture, silverware, sailing-boat models are sold from boats in a canal.

Pattaya-Floating-Markets

Pattaya-Floating-Markets

Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden

This 500 acre botanical garden is not only a tourist attraction but is also a dedicated Cycad research center with its own Cycad Gene Bank. Some of the gardens here are French Garden, Stone Henge Garden along with cactuses and also an Ant Tower.

Nong_Nooch_Stonehenge_garden

Nong_Nooch_Stonehenge_garden

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