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What places to visit in Pattaya?

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What to see in Pattaya

Generally, foreigners come to Pattaya for the beach and to party and do other activities that we will not detail here. But there are still some interesting visits to do in Pattaya. The most interesting monument in the town is the Sanctuary of Truth a beautiful wooden building built according to ancient techniques. Pattaya Big Buddha also worth visiting.

Must-visit places in Pattaya


Sanctuary of Truth

My opinion :
Probably the most interesting monument in Pattaya, this temple by the sea in the area of Naklua is gigantic wooden construction built according to ancestral techniques

Pattaya Big Buddha

My opinion :
Perched on the hill between the sulfur area of South Pattaya and Jomtien, the 18 meters high statue of Buddha seems to watch over the city. This is the largest statue of its kind in the Province.

Koh Larn island

My opinion :
This small island just opposite Pattaya has much prettier beaches and is easily accessible by boat. Most people just come there for the day but personally I recommend spending the night there, it allows you to enjoy Koh Lan before and after the horde of tourists.
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Other nice places to visit in Pattaya

Pattaya Floating Market

Pattaya Floating Market

built from scratch, this floating market is certainly artificial, but still a nice place to shop, stroll and eat especially if you have not yet had the opportunity to see this type of market. The choice of wooden and bamboo houses and boardwalks gives it an appreciable semblance of authenticity even if the place is still far from a real traditional Thai floating market.
Khao Chi Chan

Khao Chi Chan

mountain a few dozen kilometers from Pattaya with a large Buddha image drawn on one of its walls. It is located in the district of Sathahip.
Koh Si Chang island

Koh Si Chang island

Located opposite the town of Si Racha, a little north of Pattaya, Koh Sichang island is quite rocky with only two sandy beaches but between its viewpoints and landscape, its temples, its seafood restaurants and the location of a royal residence which was dismantled and rebuilt in Bangkok, it is an island very popular with Thais who come in large numbers on weekends and public holidays. It is a short trip from Bangkok.
Wang Sam Sien

Wang Sam Sien

on the hill between South Pattaya and Jomtien, just before the Big Buddha, this small Chinese temple is especially interesting for its wall where you can read short stories and Chinese legends

Other visits suggestions in Pattaya

  • Koh Larn
    In Thai it means the island reef. Boarding is on the dock at the end of Walking Street (journey time approximately 20 minutes)
  • Mini Siam
    small little world that offers miniature replicas of the Emerald Temple, Democracy Monument, River Kwai Bridge but also the Eiffel Tower, the Statue of Liberty or the Sydney Opera House to just name a few.

Places to see elsewhere in Thailand

Chanthaboon Waterfront

chanthaboon waterfront

and the old town of Chanthaboon, the former name of Chanthaburi. With its wooden houses, the street that runs along the river at the bottom of Wat Bot and goes to the bridge leading to the...

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Wat Tha Sung (Crystal Temple)

wat tha sung (crystal temple)

It is the most famous and visited temple, especially by Thais, in Uthai Thani province and it is therefore obviously a must-see place! And it is very photogenic, especially its Golden Castle!

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Tha Khao Waterfall

tha khao waterfall

This small waterfall does not look like much but remains pleasant for its forest setting with a small waterfall without anyone (many tourists do not know about it). It is also super easy to access.

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Khao Na Nai Luang Dharma Park

khao na nai luang dharma park

This temple located at 70 kilometres from Khao Sok or at the same distance from Surat Thani city offers incredible views from its elements arranged on 4 mountain peaks culminating at 300 meters of...

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