Planning a Fun Weekend in Pattaya – Adventures Galore!

From sightseeing and shopping to family activities and partying, Pattaya in Thailand has something for everyone. If you only have a weekend at this popular destination, here are some things you can do.

Sunbathing & Shopping

Spending lazy days at the beach is essential when in Pattaya! Resorts can be easily found within walking distance to the shore for all the sun, sand and surf you desire. Of course, in between, you can also get in some retail therapy at The Avenue mall, Royal Garden Plaza or CentralFestival Pattaya Beach.

Sightseeing & Family Fun

The ‘must see’ sights include the iconic Sanctuary of Truth, the idyllic Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden and the Big Buddha statue at Wat Phra Yai, located within easy reach of Avani Pattaya Resort. Those travelling with kids can look to visit the Cartoon Network Amazone waterpark, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! and the Teddy Bear Museum.

Nightlife Thrills

Pattaya is famed for its nightlife and you only have to visit the popular Walking Street to see why; beer bars, nightclubs and go-go bars abound, perfect for a night of bar and club hopping. You can also take in a cabaret show with Tiffany’s Show and the Alcazar Cabaret Show being popular choices.

Island Adventures

If you can squeeze in that extra day plan a day trip to Coral Island or Koh Larn where sun-drenched beaches, snorkelling amidst vibrant coral and exciting water sports await. Also, look to head to Khao Nom Viewpoint where you can take in breathtaking vistas of Pattaya City.

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Why you should love travelling to Pattaya – Endless wonder!

While mostly known for its adult-oriented activities, Pattaya is home to a whole variety of exciting experiences ready to be discovered. Want to know what you should check out?

Ripley’s

One of the highlights of any trip here, the place is home to five main attractions. The Ripley’s Infinity Maze puts you right into a maze filled with many wonderful illusions, lighting and sound effects that all add to the splendour as you try to figure your way out. Ripley’s “Believe it or Not” is a museum that is home to some amazing facts, figures and mind-blowing installations like a boat made with a million matchsticks for instance.

Cabaret Show

When in Pattaya, things to do can be plentiful, but to trip here is complete without checking out one of its world-famous cabaret shows. Tiffany’s Cabaret is a popular one that features dance performances amidst wonderfully decorated sets with light and sound effects.

Floating Market

If you’re tired of visiting malls, the floating market can be quite a unique experience to check out. Entrance is free but the items on sale may be a bit overpriced. If you’re looking for a good place to stay, there are many great options around, like the Avani Pattaya Resort for example.

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Food

Pattaya is home to an assortment of incredible delicacies that are a definite must try. You can check out dishes like Tom Yum or even Pad Thai. If you’re feeling a little adventurous, you can try some exotic snacks like fried scorpions as well.

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Tips on Travelling to Pattaya – Few things to Keep in Mind

Pattaya is a destination where tourists flock all year long. There are many attractions and loads of things to do on your visit here. Let’s go through some travel tips to remember when you are on vacation in Pattaya.

The weather

The climate here is a tropical one and so, it is enjoyable at any time of the year. The heaty months of the year are April and May. The wet season in Pattaya is in September and October. In case you plan a holiday in either of these months in a Pattaya beach resort, you don’t have to worry about not enjoying your time at the beach as rainfall mostly occurs at night.

Dining in Pattaya

There are plenty of restaurants, from small local ones to fancy high market ones. Dining is quite inexpensive, so, there is no necessity to be tight-fisted where food is concerned. An important tip to remember, however, is how you reward tips to different individuals, Usually, waiters are given tips in coins or notes while hotel maids and drivers may be given only notes.

Shopping

Shops are in plenty to address all your needs and wants. Clothes and perfumes are best bought from a specialized store while the ideal place to get your memorabilia would be the open market. Negotiating is allowed in all shops. Also, the local shops accept US dollars and Euros, it is still cheaper to use the local currency as banks offer a good deal when it comes to converting money.

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Other facts to remember

Since the culture is strict on discipline one should keep in mind not to converse or laugh in high tones. Simple conversations must be calm and in hushed voices in public places so as not to baffle the locals. In Pattaya, speaking out loud is considered rude and disrespectful. There are many places you can book for a good night’s sleep from budget hotels to luxury hotels like AVANI Pattaya Resort & Spa.

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