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Pattaya Uncovered: Witness the Thai City’s Unique Wonders

Pattaya, Thailand, is widely recognized as a prime vacation destination. As a prominent tourist spot, it offers the perfect getaway with its emerald-colored beaches, attracting numerous travelers worldwide.

Beyond its azure seas, Pattaya has plenty of attractions to visit. Let’s look around some must-see places during your trip to Pattaya.

Nong Nooch Village is a representative tourist spot in Pattaya. It is known for one of the largest gardens in Asia, sprawling over 2.2 million square yards. Here, travelers can enjoy the exotic tropical garden and watch elephant performances and traditional Thai cultural performances.

Nong Nooch Village also features large dinosaur sculptures, earning it the nickname Jurassic Park among tourists. You can see realistic dinosaur models here.

Nong Nooch Village is surrounded by refreshing scenery. It’s a recommended place to enjoy various flowers and plants and fully appreciate Pattaya’s nature while touring around.

  • Address: 34 1, Na Chom Thian, Sattahip District, Chon Buri 20250 Thailand
  • Operating Hours: 08:00~18:00
  • Admission Fee: Approximately 13 USD

Pattaya Floating Market was created to promote Thai traditional culture. The market is formed along an artificial lake where visitors can experience the scenery of Thai floating markets.

Selling food while rowing on the artificial lake is quite a unique sight. The Pattaya Floating Market sells a variety of local foods and souvenirs. A separate area to eat is equipped with a well-managed floating market.

  • Address: 451 304 หมู่ที่ 12 Sukhumvit Rd, Muang Pattaya, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri 20150 Thailand
  • Operating Hours: 09:00~19:00
  • Admission Fee: Approximately 6.6 USD

Sanctuary Of Truth is a massive wooden structure that has been under construction since 1981. It stands 344 feet tall, spans 328 feet wide, and has 170 pillars. The building’s weight exceeds 10,000 tons. Construction is still ongoing, with descendants continuing the work.

The Sanctuary of Truth embodies the hope for peace among humanity through religious harmony. The grandeur of the Sanctuary of Truth, harmonized with Pattaya Beach, is impressive. It’s a place where you can glimpse Thailand’s unique architectural style.

It’s worth a visit during your trip to Pattaya. Please note that entry may be restricted by wearing shorts or a short skirt.

  • Address: 206, 2 Pattaya-Na Kluea Rd, ตำบล หนองปรือ, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri 20150 Thailand
  • Operating Hours: 08:00~18:00, 18:30~20:30
  • Admission Fee: Approximately 16 USD

Big Buddha Hill is home to the Buddha statue in Pattaya. The statue is 39 feet (12m) high and strikingly golden. It was built for the residents’ health and the fishermen’s safety.

From Big Buddha Hill, you can glance at the broad sea of Pattaya. If you visit in the evening, you can enjoy the dazzling night view of Pattaya. You can witness a stunning scene if you time your visit to coincide with the sunset.

Big Buddha Hill is a bit far from downtown Pattaya, so it is generally recommended visitors take a taxi.

  • Address: 384 Regent Soi 2, Pattaya City, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri 20150 Thailand

Thepprasit Night Market is Pattaya’s largest weekend night market. It sells various items, from food to souvenirs, clothing, and accessories.

It’s well-organized and easy to browse. In particular, it’s fun to taste various local foods. It’s a famous night market among locals, too. Enjoy local food at reasonable prices and spend the evening in a bustling atmosphere.

  • Address: 18 Thepprasit Rd, Pattaya City, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri 20150, Thailand
  • Operating Hours: Fri, Sat, Sun 17:00~22:00
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