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Things to do and see in Pattaya and day trips to visit different attractions within the area.

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Koh Larn Island Main Page
Koh Larn or Coral Island is a 45 minute boat ride away from Bali Hai Pier in South Pattaya, it has several fine beaches and nice clean water.

A night in Bangkok and a weekend in Pattaya
A couple of guys on holiday and an expat showing them around.

Pattaya Guesthouses and Hotels
The cheap, the expensive guesthouses and hotels of Pattaya, Jomtien and Naklua listed here.

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A listing of online webcams in Pattaya and the rest of Thailand.

Thailands Weather Forecasts
Weather forecasts for most of Thailand which are updated hourly.

Pattaya and Jomtien a gogo bars
The Go Go Bars of Pattaya and Jomtien, an indepth look at a few of them with pictures.

Pattaya, Jomtien and Naklua Restaurant reviews
Pattaya is renowned for its fantastic selection of restaurants, from places where you can get a fried rice for 25 baht, to places where you can dine on imported Angus steaks.

The road from Pattaya to Jomtien, a virtual tour
The road from Pattaya to Jomtien featuring the bars and restaurants.

Everything you need to know about Jomtien
A virtual tour down the whole length of Jomtien Beach, featuring most of the bars, restaurants and hotels.

Pattaya and Jomtien Mobile Vendors
A look at the goods for sale in Pattaya on mobile carts with photos.

Eating at Thai Food Stalls
Eat with the locals for less than a dollar a meal.

Cheap Thai Food Restaurants
Nothing over 3 dollars at these restaurants.

Restaurants and eating out in East Pattaya

The Markets of Pattaya and Jomtien
Pattaya has many markets selling everything from food to clothing, have a look through this thread and see some great pictures, from insect stalls to pirate dvd sellers.

Places outside of Pattaya
One of our members stays at Golden Beach, visits the Million Years Stone Park, goes to Silver Lake Vineyard amongst other places.

A first timers adventures in Pattaya

Want to Buy a motorbike or rent a Harley in Pattaya

Rent or Buy a Harley Davidson in Jomtien

Buying or Renting a Quad Bike ATV in Pattaya

Videos of Pattaya in the 80's

Pattaya Maps

Map of Eastern Pattaya showing Bars and Restaurants

You can view a map of Jomtien here and Pattaya here.

Beaches in Pattaya, Jomtien or within 60 kms of both.

Pattaya Light House
The light house is on the headland in South Pattaya and is a nice place to hang out to watch the sun go down, there is also a small open air bar there.

Bali Hai Pier
Baki Hai Pier is where you need to go if you want to go over to Koh Larn (Coral Island) for the day, the boat fare costs 30baht each way.

Pattaya Sea Rescue
This is inbetween Bali Hai Pier and the light house in South Pattaya, they have some nice rescue boats there.

Jomtien Beach
Probably the biggest and most commercial beach in the area, they have banana boats, parasailing and just about anything else you can think of.

Hu-Gwang Bay
A small sandy bay between Pattaya and Jomtien, very few tourists find this beach so there are no Thai touts to pester you, nice and peaceful beach to top up your suntan.

A trip to Koh Larn, about a 45 minute boat ride from Bali Hai Pier in Pattaya
Spending the night on Koh Larn.

Sugar Beach
A nice peaceful beach where for the most part you will be left alone.

Pattaya Beach

Sea Sand and Sun Resort, about 12 kms from Pattaya
Quite a nice upmarket resort if you fancy a few cocktails on the beach.

Hat Sai Torng Beach or Golden Sand Beach, about 15kms from Pattaya heading towards Sattahip
Has a couple of nice restaurants actually on the beach, best to get there before the sun goes down.

Hat Sai Torng, another review

There is a nice Indian restaurant at Hat Sai Torng

Sunset Beach, about 16kms from Pattaya

Sunset Village, about 20kms from Pattaya heading towards Sattahip
Another upmarket resort.

White Sand Beach in Maptaphut, about 50kms from Pattaya

Ang Sila, about 55 kms from Pattaya near Chonburi

Spend a while at Wong Duan Beach on Koh Samet

Mae Ram Pheung
Just passed Rayong and the next beach to Ban Phe, this is a nice place to spend a couple of days.

Pattaya Floating Market
To save a trip to Bangkok Pattaya now has its own floating market, about 10km from Pattaya on Sukhumvit Road heading towards Sattahip set on 25rai is an impressive market selling Thai food from all four regions of Thailand, also all the usual products tourists like to buy.
Can be got to by bus or sawngthaew, entry is free and should definitely be put on your to do list.

The Sanctuary of Truth
The Sanctuary of Truth is situated in Naklua so is easy to get to either by motorbike taxi or Songthaew.
Entrance fee starts at 500baht and does seem quite expensive, but I don't believe there is anywhere in the world you will be able to see something like this, a completely carved teak wood building which covers an area of around an acre, everything bar the floor boards have ornate carvings on them, on the grounds you can ride horses, rent an ATV, or just snack at there outdoor restaurant, worth visiting as it is quite an amazing building.

Silverlake Winery
Silverlake Vineyard is about 10km from Pattaya heading towards Sattahip and away from Bangkok, on Sukhumvit Road it is well sign posted and situated next to Khao Chi Chan (the mountain with Buddha image on it in gold). Silverlake Vineyard is extremely scenic set round a lake amongst the mountains, has a lovely restaurant there and also a pizza restaurant, across the road is an elephant village if you want an elephant ride.
In the local area is also Wat Yansangwararam and Wat Wihan Sian so probably worth renting a motorbike or car for the day, maybe stop at the Floating Market first for lunch.

Pattaya Go Kart Tracks

There are 3 Go Kart tracks in Pattaya, 2 are on Soi Theprasit and 1 on Sukhumvit Road next to Mini Siam, Pattaya Kart Speedway has 4 tracks and a variety of Go Karts for rent, 2 tracks are off road tracks and 2 are racing tracks.
KR Karting is also on Soi Thepprasit and is an international standard racing track.
At Pattaya Kart Speedway there is also a Paintball wargames site.
edit KR Karting has now closed down as of end of 2007.
July 2008 and EasyKart has opened in South Pattaya near Bali Hai Pier, more here.

Pattaya also holds a few Bikes or custom cars shows each year, this thread here is a mixture of bikes, trucks and cars.

Pattaya Bungy Jumping

Pattaya has at least 3 bungy jumping places, some can be found Here

Pattaya Water Skiing

Pattaya Lake Land is about 4 kms from Pattaya and has cable ski available from 300baht for 2 hours, open everyday.

Pattaya Lake Land Cable Ski

Shooting and Gun Clubs in Pattaya

There are quite a few shooting ranges in and around Pattaya including one just off of Koh Larn Island, bullet prices are quite expensive and generally are reloads.

Shooting Range just outside Pattaya in the Jomtien area

Koh Larn Shooting Association on Coral Island

Tiffanys also has a Shooting range, sometimes people commit suicide there

Pattaya Park

Water Park and hotel with restaurants, the restaurants charge foreigners more than the locals, also has 2 revolving restaurants.

Pattaya Park Tower and Water park

Pattaya Park Beach

Pattaya Park Hotel has fire drill

Pattaya Park Website

Fishing in Pattaya

Pattaya you have the choice of fresh water or sea fishing, for sea fishing Pattaya Sports club has weekly outings, for fresh water fishing there are several lakes and ponds, Jomtien fishing park is probably one of the better ones, there are also many small ponds where you can fish with a bamboo stick for small catfish, what you catch you have to buy, they will also cook them for you if you so wish.

Jimmys Fishing Park now renamed Pattaya Barra Fishing Park

One of the Pattaya Fishing Parks near Jomtien

Baan Rai Chay Fishing Park, about8 kms from Pattaya

Fresh Water fishing

Jomtien Fishing park and some big fish

For a bit of carp fishing maybe visit Jimmys Fishing Park

A small Pattaya Catfish pond

If you have your own fishing tackle you could try Chaknork or Maprachan Reservoir

Nong Nooch Tropical Garden

Nong Nooch is about 16 kms from South Pattaya heading away from Bangkok. It covers an area of about 500 acres with a mini zoo, cultural shows and landscaped gardens. Open from 0800 - 1800 hours with an entrance fee of 300 baht for adults and 150 for kids (only 100 baht for adults if not wanting to see the cultural show, and 800baht if you want to go on an elephant ride.

Nong Nooch Tropical Garden
Another member visits Nong Nooch Village

Pattaya Monster World

Museum of weird, deformed and unusual animals from all over the world.
On Sukhumvit Road in the Jomtien area.
edit Monster world is now a shopping center without animals.

Fly Thailand

Microlight Trikes, Ultralight Trikes Flexwing / Delta wing, Autogyro Flying, and Balloon Flying at Eastern Airfield Pattaya.

Fly Thailand

Shows and Ladyboy Cabaret shows

There are at least 3 places in Pattaya that do Ladyman transsexual shows, the 2 main ones are Tiffany's and Alcazar on 2nd Road in North Pattaya, also There is Simons Cabaret in South Pattaya.

Check what movies are on in Pattaya Here
Tiffany's Transvestite Show in North Pattaya
Alangkarn, Thai dancing, laser show, etc etc, about 20 kms from Pattaya
The Alcazar is in North Pattaya on Second Road opposite Soi 5 and has Ladyboy Shows.
Ripley's Believe it or not Museum, 3rd Floor Royal Gardens

Parks in and around Pattaya

Suan Chaloemphrakiat Pattaya Fitness Park

Father of the Royal Thai Navy monument

Nong Nooch Tropical Gardens

Pattaya Animal Shows, Elephant Kraals etc

Pattaya Underwater World

On Sukhumvit Road in the Jomtien area, many different marine animals and has a 100 meter long plexi glass underwater tunnel to view the marine life, charges are 180baht for Thai people and 360baht for foreigners, you can get the Thai price if you have a work permit or a Thai driving license.

One of our members visits Underwater World

Website for Under Water World

An Elephant Krall in Jomtien

Pattaya Elephant Village, they charge a bit more for walk in Foreigners

The Million Year Stone Park and Pattaya Crocodile Farm, Double pricing here for Foreigners

Horse riding at Horseshoe Point International Riding School

The Soi's of Pattaya looked at in depth with pictures and videos

Pattaya Soi 17 now renamed Soi 8

Soi KorPai

South Pattaya Walking Street

Pattaya's Walking Street 2006

Thappraya Road and Pratumnak Road

Pattaya Short Time Bars in Soi Yodsak

A Video of driving down Soi Yodsak, you need to be a member to view videos on this forum

Pattaya Soi 7

Tony's Gym Pattaya 3rd Road

Pattaya Bottle Art Museum

On Sukhumvit Road, just past Pattaya Klang on the way towards Jomtien, Owned by a Dutch guy and charges foreigners more than Thai people to enter.
*Now closed down*

Mini Siam

On Sukhumvit Road nearly opposite the Bangkok Pattaya Hospital going towards Naklua and Bangkok, Has scaled down versions of areas in Thailand.
Also has a small Go Kart Track here with Go Karts for rent, and a Mc Donalds with drive thru.

Maybe Visit Naklua

Naklua starting from the Dolphin Roundabout in North Pattaya has many Bars and Restaurants, generally these are orientated to German Tourists although it is now attracting more Russian tour groups as well.

The Naklua Market, The Magic Tree, and The Sanctuary Of Truth Temple

WongAmart Beach in Naklua

Sri Racha

Sri Racha is about 35 kms from Pattaya and has a few attractions including the Tiger Zoo.

Travel a bit Further and see the coastline of Sri Racha and dine at one of their seafood restaurants

Khao Kheo Open Zoo in Sri Racha

Saithip Butterfly Farm near Sri Racha

Sri Racha Tiger Zoo, charges more for Foreigners


Bangsaen is about 45kms from Pattaya heading towards Chonburi. Has an aquarium that allows visitors for a very small fee.

Bangsaen Food Market

Bangsaen Beach

Bangsaen Monkey Mountain

Bangsaen Chinese Temple

Ban Chang

Ban Chang has some great beaches and seafood restaurants, also has a street of short time bars and a couple of very good European Restaurants, about 45 kms from Pattaya.

Had Nam Rin Beach

Had Phayun Beach

Had Phala Beach

Ban Chang, Miracle fruit, a beach, some bars and a restaurant

Kaw Son Poo Nim Seafood Restaurant

Rayong Things to do and see

Rayong is about 60kms from Pattaya so is an easy drive for a day out, they have an aquarium here and a couple of nice beaches.

Ban Phe is the ferry point for koh Samet but does have some nice restaurants and some cheap shopping

Laem Mae Phim Beach, a very quiet beach

Mae Ram Pheung Beach

Suan Son Beach is nice for an afternoon of drinking and eating


Chanthaburi is about 180 kms from Pattaya but on good roads, there are some great beaches there, waterfalls, National Parks and other tourist attractions like Oasis Sea World in Laem Sing where you can swim with the Dolphins.

Things to do and see in Chanthaburi

Bang saray or Bang Sare as it is sometimes spelt

Bangsaray is about 15kms from Pattaya heading towards Sattahip. Nice quiet beach and many Sea Food Restaurants set out over the sea.

RimHad SeaFood Restaurant

Ruan Talay SeaFood Restaurant in Bang Saray

Ban Amphur Seafood Restaurant

Malabar SeaFood Restaurant

BangSaray Beach

Wat Khorng Kha Temple

Sattahip and its Beaches

Sattahip is about 35kms from pattaya and has some nice beaches which are Royal Thai Navy run.

Sattahip Naval Base

Dancing Lady Beach

A day trip to Sattahip and Jomtien

White Sand Beach

The Fishing Boats of Sattahip

Wat Wihan Luang Poreah Temple

Street food in Sattahip

Sattahip Kilo Sip

Eating at the night market in Sattahip

Golf Courses in and around Pattaya

BangPra Golf Club
Laem Chabang Golf Course
Phoenix Golf & Country Club
Chonburi Century Country Club
Eastern Star Resort Country Club
Great Lake Golf & Country Club
Khao Kheow Country Club
Natural Park Hill Resort Country Club
Natural Park Resort Country Club
Noble Place Golf Resort & Country Club
Pattaya Country Club
Phutaluang Royal Thai Navy Golf Course
Rayong Green Valley Country Club
Royal Lakeside Golf Club & Resort
Siam Country Club Golf Course
Soi Dao Highland Golf Course
Sriracha International Golf Club
St. Andrews 2000 Golf Club
The Century Golf & Country Club Rayong
Treasure Hill Golf & Country Club

Pattaya Annual Events, Festivals and Celebrations in and around Pattaya

Pattaya Marathon 2007 pictures and videos

Loy Krathong at Jomtien Beach

Loy Krathong in Pattaya

Pattaya Annual Vegetarian Festival every Octocber

Pattaya Asaka Buscha Day July 2007

Jomtien Buddhist Lent at a Temple 2007

Pattaya often has Fun Fairs visiting it

Pattaya Photo Competition

Pattaya Rugby Festival

Pattaya Annual Mountain Bike Race

International Regatta at Ocean Marina

Hobie Championship at Royal Varuna Yacht Club

Miss Tiffany Universe LadyBoy Contest

Pattaya-Phuket Amateur Ryder Cup

Rice Harvest Celebration

Pattaya Windsurfing Cup

Nong Nooch Thai Elephant Day

HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Cup for Body Building

Pattayas Soccer competition held on Jomtien Beach Jomtien Beach Football Competition Jomtien Beach Football

Arm Wrestling Competiton at the Royal Garden Plaza

Nong Nooch Northern Thailand Festival

Sizzler Byte CII World Championship at Royal Varuna Yacht Club

Maka Buscha Day Pattaya Maka Buscha Day Pattaya Visaka Buscha Day

Pattaya Gay Festival

Pattaya MotorBike Week

Pattaya Chinese New Year

Pattaya Triathlon

Pattaya Jazz Festival

Pattaya Carnival

Pattaya Air Show

Pattaya Long Boat Races at Mabprachan

Pattaya and Jomtien Songkran

Jomtien Jet Ski Jomtien Tozen Jet Ski Championship

Pattaya Music Festival 2006

Pattaya Music Festival 2007

Pattaya Crocodile Egg Eating Competition

Pattaya Loy Kratong

Apagorn Day celebrated on the Pratamnuk Mountain

Pattaya Annual Table Tennic Championship

Pattaya Jesters Care 4 Kids Charity Bash

Temples, Wats and Mosques in and around Pattaya

Pattaya - Krom Luang Chumphon Khet Udomsak, next to Buddha Mountain

Wat Khao Sao Tung Torng

Bangsaen Chinese Temple

Wat Sawangpha - Naklua Temple

Wat Tepprasat between Pattaya and Sattahip

Wat Nong Prue is near Maprachan Lake

Large Thai Temple on Soi Nern Plub Wan

Rayong, Wat Ta Pong

Sattahip - Wat Wihan LuangPoreah Temple

Ban Chang - San Jao Laung Tai Chinese Temple

Ban Chang - Wat Suvanrangsan Temple

Ban Chang - Chinese Cemetry

Wat Maikatingtong Temple - Jomtien

Gurudwara Sahib Sikh Temple - Pattaya

Wat Chaimongkron Temple - South Pattaya

Sattahip Church/Assemblies of God

Church of Jesus Christ - Jomtien

Wat Boon Temple - Jomtien

Wat Yang sangwararm near Pattaya

Koh Loy Temple - Sri Racha

Pattaya - Buddha Mountain

Wat Viharrsien about 15 km from Pattaya

Khao Chee Chan - Pattaya

Wat Suttawat Temple in Pattaya, not worth visiting but pictures here

Pattaya Shopping Malls and SuperMarkets

Best Supermarket, near the Dolphin Roundabout at North Pattaya, nice selection of imported foods.

FoodMart, Thappraya Road Just before Soi Thepprasit.
Has a nice selection of imported foods, also does Yorkies Pies, Belucky products, Big Joes curries.

Foodland, Pattaya Klang or Center Road, good butchers, Deli and also has a pharmacy.

Friendship Supermarket, South Pattaya Road, nice selection of imported foods.

Makro Cash & Carry, South Pattaya on Sukhumvit Road heading towards Sattahip.

Big C, 2 locations, North Pattaya Road and Sukhumvit road near South Pattaya Road.
Big C

Lotus, Sukhumvit Road heading towards Satahip.

Carrefour, Large shopping mall on Pattaya Center Road with probably the best selection of foreign foods in their supermarket.

Royal Garden Plaza, Pattaya Beach Road, large shopping mall.

Tops Supermarket, nice selection of food on Pattaya Center Road down near Beach Road.

Central Festival is the latest shopping mall in Pattaya to open, it is situated between Pattaya Beach Road and Second Road next door to View Talay 6
Pattaya Central Festival
Pattaya Central Festival

The Avenue on Pattaya Second across from Soi Yamoto and Soi Post Office isn't as big or popular as some of the others, but does have a Villa Supermarket.
The Avenue