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.
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.
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.
Fritzjames Stephen is a travel writer, who writes content based on the myriad of experiences and indulgences that the world has to offer travellers across all walks of life. Google+