Pattaya offers more than just beaches and nightlife. It features a number of fascinating attractions and entertainment for visitors to enjoy. Water sports can be found on all main beaches at reasonable prices. Fun activities are lined along most main roads, to be accessed by taxi or on foot.
A pleasant surprise that always delight travellers less than an hour away on ferry, are quieter, unspoilt islands awaiting to be enjoyed. And since Pattaya is the 'capital' of ladyboy shows with fabulous costumes and dazzling performers, make sure not to miss this spectacle while you're in town!
Although Pattaya is known as a well-developed coastal city, don't be surprised to find several animal sanctuaries under an hour's travel distance from the city. Pattaya Elephant Village, visitors will be delighted by entertaining animal shows, get up close and personal with elephants, for example, and even take short rides on them.
Pattaya Tiger Zoo offers more than what its name implies. There are also bears, chimpanzees, pigs, elephants and of course tigers! (Read more...)
Surrounding Pattaya are several small islands with beautiful beaches, fringed by azure shores and lush tropical greenery. Koh Lan, just seven kilometres offshore, has major attractions and activities like sightseeing tours along coral reefs viewed from a glass-bottomed boat, snorkeling, windsurfing, water-skiing, and more.
Neighboring islands like Koh Phai and Koh Sak are much quieter for a good day out, and perfect spots for deep-sea fishing and diving. The best way to explore these islands is with an organised tour. (Read more...)
Coming to Pattaya and not seeing a ladyboy show is like not having a dip in the sea when on the beach. Its ladyboy cabaret shows are renowned, plentiful and highly entertaining. Combining elaborate ensembles, killer heels and some camp classics to mesmerizing effect, it makes for two hours of dazzling entertainment.
For something a bit tamer, there several cultural shows providing entertainment through traditional Thai art forms such as musical instruments, dancing, puppetry and singing. Thai boxing is another highlight; always lively and a hit with visitors. (Read more...)