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Calling all beach lovers! It’s time to celebrate so head on over to the world renowned city by the sea, Pattaya! Starting out as a fishing village, Pattaya has grown considerably to become a prime destination for all vacationers. Gentle waves and sun kissed beaches along with the thrill of outdoor water sports is what makes this city so alluring. There are also islands nearby, nestled in crystal clear waters and a little further away you can go spot various herds of delightful grass eating animals dotting the hills of Khao Keaw. Let’s not forget to include the numerous shopping venues, bars and fresh seafood restaurants serving delicious giant crabs. After the sun sets, it is time to party or if you are tired, you can just relax under soft blankets at one of many three to five star hotels and resorts scattered throughout the city.

Pleasure can be found in a variety of ways here and there is always something for everyone. Whether you are an explorer, water sports fanatic, antiques collector, eco tourist, food taster, shopaholic, or a party animal, you will surely fall in love with Pattaya.

Top attractions and activities

Nothing but the sand, sea and us.

Put on your sunscreen and set off to the beautiful beaches of Pattaya. The stunning landscape offers views of long stretching bays dotted with trees, whether you are at the beach in north, center or south Pattaya. It is a city of natural beauty yet modernized to suit all lifestyles. If you feel like living an islander lifestyle, jump on the boat at Bali High port and head towards the clear blue waters of  Koh Lan which is just 30 minutes away. If you are looking for peace and tranquility, then sail towards Koh Srichang and while you are there, don’t forget to visit the historical royal palace.

Rush of Adrenaline

Get your hearts pumping with Pattaya’s exciting adventure facilities including an international standard racetrack, shooting range, bungee jump and jungle zip lines. If that’s not enough, you can also go shooting at the BB-gun range, horse riding, diving or even sky diving! Ready when you are!

Get It All at Pattaya

Pattaya is a place for all ages and offers more than just scenic beaches. The Floating Market gives you a chance to revisit the past while experiencing a range of Thai cuisine and shopping for products made from all over Thailand. Next, hop on a golf cart and take a tour through the vineyards of Silver Lake. After that, take a trip around the world at Mini Siam Pattaya without even needing a plane ticket. Miniature models of famous attractions from every corner of the world await your arrival. If you love flowers, then Nong Nooch Garden is just for you. Their extravagant floral displays are not to be missed. Another great attraction to cool you down is the Pattaya Underwater World. There are numerous aquariums on display here with all sorts of aquatic life. The Thai Alangkarn Theater is another attraction worth visiting. It presents Thai performing arts in a panoramic concept. But, if you are looking for something a little more exciting, then try Mr. Tuxedo’s Magic Castle for an unpredictable evening. Don’t tire just yet because the Walking Street is up next. This street offers an unbeatable nightlife and of course, the famous Tiffany and Alkazar show. All this is just a small example of things to do in Pattaya but in reality, there is so much more.

Art in Paradise

Changing the scene from outdoor activities to indoor activities, we recommend a visit to the 3D Art Museum called Art in Paradise. Unlike other museums which housed past artefacts, Art in Paradise is an illusion art museum where you will find selections of interactive 3D paintings that will trick your eyes. These painting are so real that they appear to be popping out of the wall and the challenge is for visitors to create their cool pose in an angle that will make the 3D painting ‘alive’.


PrasartSatchatham (the Sanctuary of Truth) is another must visit place for visitors who appreciate the finest architecture, as it is Thailand’s biggest castle carved entirely out of wood and also the largest wooden architecture in the world.

Floating Market

This floating market encapsulates culture and traditions of the 4 regions of Thailand into one location. Visitors can relish the atmosphere whilst sampling food and buying souvenirs from the 4 different regions as well as watch the daily shows that depict the uniqueness of each region.

Delicious Menus to Choose From

Now that you are in a seaside city, don’t pass up the opportunity to feast yourself on fresh seafood such as prawn, shellfish, crab and fish. You can purchase them on the beach, at a roadside stall or even a high end restaurant. The choice is yours. Also try the “Somtam Talay”, or papaya salad with seafood if you are watching your weight or the “Somtam Poo Mah” which is a spicy papaya salad served with mouthwatering blue crabs.
As for dessert, try the stuffed bamboo segments filled with sweet black or white rice and topped with black beans, custard or sweet potatoes called “Khao Lam”. It can be found at Nong Mon market and comes in many sizes. It is the perfect blend of saltiness and sweetness not soon forgotten. Another sweet treat is “Kanom Jaak”, which makes a great gift for family and friends.

Get There Quick with Bangkok Airways

Good news from Bangkok Airways! Never has travelling from the east to south of Thailand been so easy, especially for those planning a trip to Pattaya. We help to conserve your travelling funds and effort so there will be plenty left for future journeys. You can fly with us to Pattaya, landing at the international U-Tapao airport. This airport is designed for convenience and comfort, meeting all international standards of safety. As you wait to board your flight, get distracted in Bangkok Airway’s duty free shopping center. You can find it in the passenger lobby.

Connecting Your Travels Your Way

If you are ready to move on from Pattaya but still love the beach, then grab your sunglasses and wide brimmed hat. There is more fun to be had in the southern islands of Samui and Phuket! U-Tapao Airport offers hassle-free flights to both destinations at least once a day. It takes approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes from Pattaya to Phuket. From Pattaya to Samui, it takes only 1 hour and 10 minutes.

Route One way
Pattaya - Phuket 2,240 THB
Phuket - Pattaya 2,290 THB
Route One way
Pattaya - Samui 4,240 THB
Samui - Pattaya 4,490 THB

Quick Facts

  • Currency

    Thai Baht (THB)
  • Electricity/Socket Adaptor

    220V 50Hz
  • Language

    Thai, English
  • Time zone

    UTC +7
  • Tel code

    +66 2
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  • JUN - NOV

    Rainy season - wet and humid
    30°C - 35°C
    Prepare for rainy days
  • DEC - FEB

    Cool season - breezy evenings and comfortable weather
    26°C - 30°C
    Great time for sightseeing
  • MAR - MAY

    Hot season - sunny and blazing hot
    30°C - 40°C
    Bring plenty of water when out and about