If you are planning a holiday in Thailand, Pattaya is probably in your plans and who could blame you for wanting to spend time in a tropical paradise. Chonburi is located on the eastern seaboard and Pattaya has long been popular with local and foreign tourists alike.
Here are a few of the local attractions to add to your list of places to go.
Nong Nooch Tropical Gardens – If you spend any time in Pattaya, you simply must visit Nong Nooch Tropical Gardens. From the beachfront hotel in Pattaya, you can probably see the gardens and many people return for a second visit. This unique village has something for everyone, with many small themed gardens; the French Renaissance and topiary gardens, while there are tropical corners with rare species. The grounds are impeccably kept and you’ll feel like you are in a different world; make sure you have lots of memory in your camera.
Sanctuary of Truth – No one in their right mind would visit Pattaya and not see the Sanctuary of Truth; the epic structure is made entirely of hardwood and is the brainchild of Lek Viriyaphan, a Thai businessman and the structure is a blend of Buddhist and Hindu themes. The amazing thing about this epic building is the fact that building has been ongoing since 1981; this is without a doubt one of the most amazing things you will ever see.
Wat Yan – The full name is Yangsangwararam Temple, which is one of the outstanding Buddhist temples in Thailand. Enjoy the expansive palm tree lawns and appreciate the fine Thai architecture; remember to dress conservatively when entering any Buddhist temple, otherwise you are free to walk around. Click here if you are interested in taking out a franchise.
Day trip to Koh Larn – Known as the coral island, if you love marine life, you will be in heaven snorkelling the reefs off this picturesque island. A short 30-minute speedboat trip from Pattaya and you can drop anchor at one of the top dives and you can spend a couple of hours snorkelling before enjoying a seafood lunch.
Ramayana Water Park – What better place to go than a water park? The hot summer days are made for riding the water features you can find at this unique park. This is no doubt the best water park in Chonburi, if not Thailand, with a total of 21 different water rides for you to enjoy; Whether you prefer gentle or knuckle-gripping rides, this park has it all, and some! Check out their website for more details, including admission prices and amenities.
Pattaya is only 2 hours drive from Bangkok and it is the number one destination for Bangkokians, as well as the top destination for many foreign tourists. It is a good idea to check with the Thai government regarding Covid restrictions, which could change at any time. The Internet can help you to plan your holiday and before you know it, the time for flying is upon you.