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Best things to do in Pattaya City

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Shopping Centre
“Central Festival is the largest beachfront shopping center in Asia, its a must see if youre on the hunt for upper end items and brands as they have everything from high end brands to foodcourts and to a cinema. This is one of the hangout spots for alot of tourists and locals when in Pattaya.”
125 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Sanctuary Of Truth - Very impressive and the work and attention to detail is amazing, many years of labour has been put into this place and temple.”
103 locals recommend
Route
“the iconic walking street is a must go place to experience Pattaya's night life.”
87 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Romantic chic place, beachfront eats and drinks, great breakfast and sundowners”
56 locals recommend
Floating Market
“Covering an area of 100,000sqm, the Four Regions Floating Market is separated into four sections – each representing and selling items from the four major parts of Thailand (north, northeast, central and south). Expect to find many eateries, fruit stalls, souvenir shops and some art galleries. There is also a cultural show every afternoon. The 350 million baht market has over 114 shops and water vendors selling authentic Thai food, desserts and specialties from all over the kingdom. For a floating market experience, hire a man-powered boat to get around and discover the richness of the surrounding Thai architecture and riverside life. Typically, the boat is big enough for four people and can”
46 locals recommend
Water Park
“One of the biggest water park in Thailand, it is worth value of money to visit.”
59 locals recommend
Buddhist Temple
“The Big Buddha Temple is one of the most suitable places to pay homage to the Buddha's blessing. And has a beautiful viewpoint in Pattaya Including near the other places of travel, the place is Khao Sato 5”
45 locals recommend
Night Market
“Total party place - there's a handout place for every taste. from cheap places to high end - this place has got it all. There's live music and good deals on drinks with some really nice music.”
32 locals recommend
Art Museum
“t in Paradise takes the traditional assumptions of what an art gallery should be and completely ignores them. Instead, the art is brought to life and the visitors can become part of it through the use of optical illusions and playing with perspective. Stand in the right position and take a picture from the right angle – all of which are clearly marked out for you – and it looks like you are flying a magic carpet in the desert, crossing a rickety bridge in the jungle, swimming with dolphins in the ocean or putting the finishing touches to famous masterpieces.”
41 locals recommend
Other Nightlife
“Walking Street is a Twenty Five Minute taxi or Baht Bus ride away. Get totally engrossed in the crazy pace of this place and then return back to your space to chill out after an exhausting day or night.”
48 locals recommend
Theatre
“It is the best show in Pattaya Thailand. Very spectacular. Costumes, set, music, sound quality all just extremely perfect. Artist are too talented and beautiful. ”
32 locals recommend
Aquarium
“Underwater World is a great way to see the remarkable sea life which resides in the waters around Pattaya, particularly if you are not a scuba diver (and even if you are and aren’t keen on Pattaya’s less-than-ideal underwater visibility). The 100-metre acrylic tunnel gives a unique perspective on more than 200 species of water-dwellers, including sharks, stingrays, sea otters and turtles. The live feeding shows are particularly popular, as is the option to don a wetsuit and swim with the residents or get a feel for them in the touch pool.”
29 locals recommend
Building
“Tiffany's Show is one of the world's most famous transvestie cabaret show with more than 2000 people every night enjoying or spectacular performances.”
33 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Distance from the villa: 10-15 minutes drive Pricing: $$$ Tips about the place: Popular beachfront restaurant. Great place to stop for a scenic lunch on the way before checking-in at our villa. Great ambiance with beautiful views of the sea. Meals can be on the expensive side though. ”
50 locals recommend
Sculpture Garden
“Mini Siam in Pattaya is where you can take a glimpse of famous attractions around the world in a limited time, offering replicas of sacred places and important historical sites in Thailand at a scale of 1 to 25. Such outstanding architectural works are, for example, the Temple of the emerald Buddha, Democracy Monument, Anantasamakom Throne Hall, Wat Phra Srisanpet, Bridge over the River Kwai, Prasat Hin Phimai and etc.”
34 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Mike Shopping Mall combines the air-conditioned environment of big shopping malls with the excellent prices of street markets. It has a selection of smaller brand stores such as Maybelline, Nike and Pierre Cardin, but these are vastly outnumbered by the vendors selling unbranded or copied clothing. It is also a great place to go looking for souvenirs and has a selection of cheap local dining options in and around it. Uniquely amongst the shopping options in Pattaya, it has a rooftop pool which is available for public use for a small fee.”
13 locals recommend