Thailand’s famous beach resort town of Pattaya has developed a colorful reputation over the years. Located less than 200 km from Bangkok, it’s a convenient place to enjoy sun, sand and sea. The beach town has drawn tourists and ex-pats from all over the world ever since US soldiers “discovered” the once-sleepy getaway destination during the Vietnam War. Since then, Pattaya’s profile has steadily increased and it is now one of the most popular beach destinations in Southeast Asia.
|Day Trip||Time||1-4 pax||5-8 pax|
|Pattaya / Day trip||8.00-17.00||3,500||3,800|
Four Regions Floating Market
The first and only floating market in Pattaya, this bustling hive of commerce gives guests an opportunity to experience local living and indulge in excellent Thai fare. If meandering through the market doesn’t seem like enough excitement for you, hop on a tour that includes boat rides, visits to rice fields and traditional Thai houses, wicker crafting, and a stop at the kite museum.
Opening Hours : 09.00 – 20.00
A fun way to see the wonders of Thailand and the world, Mini Siam displays models of some of the most famous international sites. Among those on display:Bangkok’sVictory Monument and Wat Arun (also known as the Temple of the Dawn),New York’sStatue of Liberty,London’sTower Bridge,Sydney’sOpera House, andParis’Arc de Triomphe. Bookings should be made at least a day in advance.
Opening Hours : 07:00 – 22:00
PATTAYA TIGER ZOO (SRIRACHA)
Open in 1997, the tiger zoo covers a vast 400,000sqm area just 30 minutes’ south of Pattaya by car. The zoo is divided into four zones: tiger breeding zone, talent show zone, crocodile zone and animal zone. The main attraction is the tiger cub feeding room, which showcases tiger cubs and piglets living and feeding in the same cage. For an extra fee, you can feed the cubs and have your picture taken with them.
Opening Hours : 08:00 – 18:00
Underwater World Pattaya
A trip to Underwater World is not your average day at the aquarium. Here, at Thailand’s first modern aquarium, guests can spend the night among the animals, feed koi fish from bottles, and dive with sharks and rays. Other activities and tourist attractions include otter and shark feedings. Be sure to book in advance for diving, snorkeling, and other special programs.
Opening Hours : 09.00 – 18.00
Nong Nooch Village
Nong Nooch Garden is set in a 2.4sq.km. beautifully landscaped park and can easily make an all-day trip. The entire area is more like a theme park, with daily cultural shows, restaurants and accommodation as well as a vast area showcasing individually themed gardens. A leisurely stroll through the botanical park is like taking a journey around the world, through its many famous gardens, whether 17th-century French garden, Stonehenge, or European Renaissance garden. Equally fascinating are species-specific gardens, such as cactus and succulent plants, orchid nurseries, tropical palm gardens, bonsai and topiary garden.
Opening Hours : 09:00 – 17:00
Sanctuary of Truth
Billed as “the magnificence of heaven recreated on Earth”, this massive building is a study in Thai architectural styles. Every available space is intricately decorated with wooden carvings and the entire structure was built to pay homage to ancient religions and philosophies – a reaction to modern egotistical behaviors and attitudes. While visiting the sanctuary, guests can take in Thai cultural shows and Thai boxing, or go elephant trekking, horseback riding, or hop on a speedboat to get around.