Pattaya is a resort city located on the Thailand's east coast along the Gulf of Thailand, about 100 kilometers (62 mi) southeast of Bangkok. The city is a self-governing area and encompasses the Tambon Nong Prue and Na Kluea and parts of Huai Yai and Nong Pla Lai areas.

5 things you need to know about Pattaya
5 things you need to know about Pattaya

Pattaya is a resort city located on the Thailand's east coast along the Gulf of Thailand, about 100 kilometers (62 mi) southeast of Bangkok. The city is a self-governing area and encompasses the Tambon Nong Prue and Na Kluea and parts of Huai Yai and Nong Pla Lai areas.

If you are really serious about visiting this resort city, you would need to know the following.

1. Shed the Stereotype about Pattaya being all about sex

True, Pattaya is more popular for its sex industry than anything else, but this is not all there is to the city. There are a lot of family friendly attractions. Some of these include; 2Sky Pattaya-Rocket Ball, Tracks N Tails Pattaya, Scuba Dawgs Pattaya, Khao Kheow Open Zoo, Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden and many more.

2. The Buddha Hill

You can see the Big Buddha on the Buddha Hill for free. And no, this is not a joke. Buddha Hill is the highest point in Pattaya and it also happens to be the one place that you can see the rest of Pattaya with a bird's view angle. It is surprising that this is offered for free.

3. Museums and Galleries

Being an expat's friendly destination, Pattaya has slowly turned itself into one of the biggest art destination in the world. The main attraction on this segment is the Ripley out lets that consists of Ripley’s Moving Theater 4D, Ripley’s Infinity Maze, Ripley’s Believe it or Not, Ripley’s Haunted Adventure, and Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks.

4. Do not forget to get an elephant ride

There is nothing as majestic as riding an elephant through the Pattaya bushes while capturing the beautiful scenery on your camera. This is an experience that will help you make fond memories. Imagine the envy on your friends’ eyes when you show them pictures of yourself riding an elephant...

5. The showstopper is the Alcazar Cabaret and Tiffany’s Cabaret

The beautifully decorated sets, lighting and music effects will leave you thoroughly entertained. It is the kind of shows you take your kids to inspire them to follow their dreams.

Now that you a little about Pattaya, why don't you head there for your next holiday? You can even bring along your family and as long as you keep them off the sex districts, you should be able to have a lot of fun.

 


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