Pattaya is a city located on the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand, 165km southeast of Bangkok. In the past, it is used to be a small fishing village. But when its beauty is discovered, Pattaya has become a famous destination in Thailand. Let me tell you about top 6 tourist attractions in the coastal city Pattaya now!
- Beautiful beaches
There are plentiful of beaches waiting for you to explore like Pattaya, Jomtien, Naklua, Wong Prachan, Wong Amat… Clear blue water, cool air, yellow sandy beaches surely make you satisfied. It is also possible for you to go fishing, boating, water skiing, surfing, hunting and other activities.
In the daytime, travelers can wander along beaches. When the night falls, the vibrant life welcomes tourists with hundreds of bars, pubs or nightclubs.
- Big Buddha Hill
Big Buddha Hill is a wonderful place to have an entire view of Pattaya city from above. It’s ideal to come here in the late afternoon to admire the glorious sunset.
You should visit Wat Phra Yai – the famous temple having the golden Buddha with the height of 30m.
Besides, you can also go sightseeing Khao Phra Bat Temple well-known with the model of Buddha’s footprint.
- Pattaya Floating Market
If you have the chance to come to Pattaya, there is nothing more interesting than going to the floating market. Dubbed the biggest floating market in the world, it is divided into 4 parts symbolizing 4 regions of Thailand. This place is full of restaurants, souvenir stalls, art exhibitions, shows and food boats.
The most impressive thing is both sellers and buyers commute by boats. To go around this market, tourists can hide a boat which is able to carry four people.
- Sanctuary of Truth
This is a giant wooden temple built in the style of Buddhism and Hinduism, 105m in height. It is filled with fine carvings of legendary characters. Sanctuary of Truth aims to be used for artistic and cultural purposes. It serves as a means of reflecting old perceptions of the Earth, knowledge and Eastern philosophies.
Being a prominent tourist spot in Pattaya, Sanctuary of Truth welcomes from 200 to 500 visitors each year though it is still being built.
- Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden
Among destinations in Pattaya, this site is highly appreciated by many visitors. It gives travelers opportunities to enjoy themselves in nature of Thailand.
Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden is a self-contained tourist area with restaurants, high-quality resorts, artistic stage and performance area of 42 tamed elephants. Nong Nooch Orchid Garden is the biggest and prettiest botanical garden in Asia with over 20000 tropical floral species.
- Yannasangwararam Temple
This temple is located in a peaceful area, 20km far away from Pattaya. If you want to learn about Thai architecture, Yannasangwararam is a reasonable choice.
Like other temples of Thailand, Yannasangwararam helps tourists have an insight into not only Thai traditional architecture but also social values inside.
In addition, backpackers also have their own space on the right of temple. That is a path leading to the ancient temple beside a poetic lake.
Like Bangkok or Phuket, Pattaya is also considered one of the most attractive tourism paradises because of its bustle. Those sites I listed here are only some famous destinations in this beautiful city. To discover all places, why don’t you explore Pattaya in this summer?