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Pattaya Night Bazaar

Visit the Pattaya Night Bazaar to have a pleasurable shopping experience. Unlike the outdoor markets which become too crowded and hot during the day, Pattaya Night Bazaar offers you the opportunity to shop in the relaxing covered and air conditioned structure. It is a perfect place to buy souvenirs of your journey or to shop for trendy summer outfits. There are a number of shops inside which sells assortment of items that you can buy as souvenirs like Thai Crafts, furniture and more. If you are looking for summer wares, you can get a lot of them at a very reasonable price. Whether it is jeans, t-shirts, shorts, tops, hats or scarves, you will find everything here. Pattaya Night Bazaar also sells a number of accessories like scented soaps, shoes and also bags and luggage. It is also known as Made in Thailand Market.

Location: Pattaya Second Road, South Pattaya
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Planet Earth Beach Club

This is one of the Thailand’s best open air pool clubs. There are parties almost every single day with different themes. The entire club is situated around a big swimming pool which is constructed in a shady area.

Highlights – There are different sized beds available in the pool which you can get on a first come-first serve basis free of cost; however you can pay for the same and pre book it if you need to book beds for a group. You can relax by the pool and have drinks along with your friends and family when you come here. Do not miss to enjoy the pool under LED lights.



Location
– Off Jomtien Beach Road on Soi 15.

Timings – The bar is open from 11AM to 11PM.

Price – Entry fee into the pool club is THB200 per person, which includes a complimentary drink as well. Minimum of THB1500 for advance booking of small beds for 4 people.


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Siam@Siam Design Hotel Pattaya

Bars are what define the nightlife of Pattaya. All the upmarket hotels in and around Pattaya have well-furnished bars that have state of the art technology in them. Siam@Siam Design Hotel is one of them. The bars at this high scale resort contain unique features and facilities, which blow your minds away. Oozing with luxury all around, this hotel is perfect when you want to celebrate any important event in your life.



Highlights
- This is the first wet bar in Thailand. The Roof-Top Sky Bar located on 24th and 25th floors is a must try in this resort. As you sip exotic champagnes, beers and other varieties of cocktails, you get to enjoy a panoramic view of Pattaya right beneath you. There is a theatre at this bar which airs classic English movies. Don’t miss to enjoy cocktails by the swimming pool when you are here.

Location – Tambon Nong Prue, at about 4min from the Art in Paradise Museum.


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Soi Buakhao

If you want to run away from the madness of Walking Street but don’t want to lose out on your share of fun during the nights in Pattaya, come to Soi Buakhao, the quieter sister of Walking Street. Though the place is not as busy or buzzing with bars and pubs like Walking Street, Soi Buakhao has its own share of night clubs that offer guests full value for money.

Highlights - Since it is located in close proximity to most of the tourist sites in Pattaya, Soi Buakhao is an instant hit among foreign tourists. There are lots of hotels here offering cheap yet quality accommodation and other services to guests who are looking for affordable options.



Location
– Totally about 1.5km in length, this area is located between Central Pattaya & South Pattaya Roads.

Price – At certain clubs in this area, a beer costs just around THB30.


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Candy Shop

If you are looking for a club that has one of the best music bars in Walking Street Pattaya, Candy Shop is the place to be. The live bands that play excellent music here attract lots of people – both local and foreign. These internationally popular bands perform some of the best hip hop & RnB numbers that mesmerise the young and energetic guests at the bar. The ambience is great, music is soothing, customer service is excellent and overall experience is enjoyable at this club.

Highlights – This is the only open air club on Walking Street. It has got a beautiful patio area , where you can sit and enjoy your drinks as you watch the crowds buzzling by Walking Street. Try out their excellent varieties of cocktails as well.



Location
– Only open bar, so it is unique and easily accessible on Walking Street.

Price – Around THB70 for a beer.


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Marine Disco

Marine Disco is the biggest and oldest (been around for 30 years) nightclubs in Pattaya and Walking Street area. The club is located on the first floor of Dollhouse bar and guests can get into the club through an escalator that is located right at the main entrance.

Highlights - The pub is so huge that there are 7 pool tables here that occupy around 33% of the club area. One can find a huge stage where a live music band plays almost twice a week, during weekends. On other days, this stage is used as a big dance floor for guests to showcase their dancing skills. Foreign tourists are the main clients of Marine Disco. You can find a lot of freelancer girls working in this bar, with whom you can make gentle advances, based on your requirements.



Location
– Right in the centre of the Walking Street, it is hard to miss this place.

Price – Around THB100 for a beer.


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Iron Club

Located in the busy Walking Street, Iron Club is one of the biggest adult bars in Thailand and is one of the most entertaining too for those who seek spice in their lives. The soothing music of the DJs and the beautiful waitresses here are two of the most attractive features of this bar. The interiors are not too great, but the hospitality of these girls more than make up for the same.

Highlights – Visit the bar for its music and customer-friendly services. All your requests are granted with a smile by the girls working in this bar. Do not miss the Jacuzzi performances if you want ultimate excitement. Heineken beers are served chill, just the way you want, at this place.



Location
– Walking Street, just opposite to Soi 15.

Price – A draught Heineken costs around THB85 and cocktails are around THB125.


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Sukhawadee Mansion

Sukhawadee Mansion is on the right side of Sukhumvit Road while one arrives from Bangkok to Pattaya. It is one of those structures that one definitely cannot miss! It is considered to be a legacy to the Thai Kingdom and there is no other legacy like this to be found elsewhere in the whole country. The pastel colors that are employed to harmonize the different parts of the mansion are worth the admiration. Cameras are not allowed inside the mansion, as there are few areas where you are not allowed to take photographs. The most interesting thing here is the inclusion of Chinese Figure that is considered as a hailer of good fortune.



Highlights
: Conference/ Meeting Rooms, Cafes, Restaurants, Location: Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri, Thailand. It is undoubtedly the best place to visit if you have ample of time and money with you but the visit is worth it.

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What You Should Know More About Pattaya

  • Travel Advice

    • Pattaya is a very famous tourist destination which is packed with travelers and hence, it is advised for you to pre-book your accommodation.
    • Because Pattaya is frequented by tourists, there are a lot of scammers who try to dupe tourists by trying to sell tour schemes, water sports packages or jewelry. Do not fall for such scams.

    • Check for your stay facilities before you pay for it.

    • The crime rate against tourists in Pattaya is very low but still, it is not safe to carry a lot of cash or wear expensive jewelry on the trip.

    • Take care of your belongings while being on the beach or travelling.

  • Drinking Laws

    According to the alcohol consumption laws of Thailand, the minimum age to consume alcoholic drinks is 20 years of age.


  • Our Recommendations: What you can’t afford to miss?

    Well, what’s new and exciting in waking on the streets? If this is the thought that came to your mind, you need to experience the vibrant street culture on Pattaya’s Beach Road. The bright neon signs, thumping music mixed from all the bars and clubs, street food vendors and street performers will give you a different type of energy to pump up your soul and get the best out of your trip.

    Sanctuary of Truth

    This structure, made up of teak wood depicts the importance of religion, philosophy and art which is associated with human development. It is a humble demonstration of human behavior and skill and you will witness a completely different atmosphere, which is the most unique part of this sight-seeing destination.

    Pattaya Floating Market

    The Pattaya floating market is a wonder to see, where vendors row small boats and sell fruits, food, artwork, handicrafts, souvenirs, postcards and traditional clothing as well as demonstrate cultural shows.



    Cartoon Network Amazone Waterpark

    There is more to Pattaya than just beaches and luxury resorts. There are over 30 innovative water slides at this park with fun activities, entertainment shows and aquatic fun. There are Cartoon Network mascots which will make you feel nostalgic and keep you occupied for the entire day. You can give yourself some thrill and enjoyment at this theme park.


    Tiffany’s Cabret Show

    There are many cabaret clubs in Pattaya, but Tiffany’s Cabaret Show is the one you should choose to see. This is because their performance is as dazzling as their costumes. It is a breathtaking hour long show which will leave you totally awe-struck. There is a pattern of scenes from different cultures from Indian. Korean to Chinese and so, this show is worth seeing.

    Coral Island

    If you imagine yourself being on a pristine blue beach away from all the hustle and bustle, this is the place you need to be. The Koh Larn Island, which is also known as Coral island, and visitors can visit here for a day and see some of the most beautiful corals directly, as the sea waters around the island are totally transparent.

    Wat Phra Yai

    One of the most significant sight-seeing monuments in Pattaya, located near the Jomtien beach, this is an 18 feet tall Buddha statue popping up through the trees. This is a highlight of a Buddhist temple built in the 1940s and the intricate design on the statue and the temple complex is worth witnessing. The mellow smell of incense sticks and wrath of flowers will make you feel especially positive.


  • What you will like there?

    Crystal clear beaches

    Pattaya has got some of the most naturally beautiful and yet one of the most glamorous beaches in Thailand. With crystal clear blue waters and glowing white sand, mornings, evenings ad well as nights on the beach are an experience on their own and no matter how many beaches you visit all over the world, you will never forget the charm of beaches in Pattaya.

    Mixed Culture

    Pattaya is a perfect blend of traditional culture along with a vibrant and happening atmosphere. People here have adapted many modern concepts like clubs and nightlife as well as street culture, but are still rooted to their religion and traditions.

    Shopping

    You can shop for some of the best luxury brands in Pattaya, along with getting some of the best apparel, accessories and souvenirs in big malls as well as street shopping stores. No matter how shopaholic you are, it is guaranteed that you will drop down while shopping here.

    Street Culture

    Many people think that streets are not something worth remembering from a place, but not until you see the streets of Pattaya. The glowing neon signs, compact bars and clubs, themed restaurants, street food and shopping stalls and street artists- there is each and every type of entertainment, present right on the streets.


  • Recommended reads for destination

    Website :

    Pattaya Travel Website


    Forum :

    TripAvsisor Travel Forum

    Books :

    Pattaya Crazy


  • When is the best time to visit Pattaya?

    Pattaya is amongst those few places which are open to tourism whole year round and people can enjoy here throughout the year. Being located in the tropical region, the weather is hot and humid in most months. The best time to visit Pattaya is:

    November to February- This is the best to visit Pattaya as the weather is pleasant most of the time. It is neither too cold nor too hot and short spells of rain also occur.

    March to May- the weather becomes very hot during this time, making it uncomfortable for a lot of people. If you can handle the heat, then it is a decent time to visit Pattaya.

    June to October- Pattaya receives heavy rainfalls during this period. The hotel prices and the crowd are significantly low during this time. So if one wants to enjoy a cheap trip, then this would be the best time for them.

  • How to reach Pattaya?

    Pattaya is amongst the top tourist destinations in the world. This makes the city very accessible one and there are several ways to reach it.

    By Air- The nearest airport to Pattaya is the U-Tapao Airport in Sattahip. Sattahip is 30 km away from Pattaya and after landing at the airport, one will have to go to Pattaya by car.

    By Train- Pattaya is well connected by the other cities of Thailand by rail. A train runs daily between the Hualamphong Station of Bangkok and the main station of Pattaya.

    By Road- Pattaya is very well connected with Bangkok by road and is just 145 km away from it. A bus service, which operates in every 2 hours, is available between Bangkok and Pattaya. One can also hire a cab, if they want to, from Bangkok to reach Pattaya.

  • Which are the major tourist attractions in Pattaya?

    A number of people go to Pattaya every year so that they can visit the main attractions of the city. The major places to visit in Pattaya are:

    • The Elephant Village
    • Jomtien Beach
    • Koh Lanta Island
    • Coral Island
    • Sukhawadee Mansion
    • Sriracha Tiger Zoo
    • Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden
    • Anek Kuson Sala

  • What are the things to do in Pattaya?

    Pattaya is blessed with a number of beautiful beaches which attracts lots of tourists. But apart from going to these beaches, one can do several activities in Pattaya.  Some of them are:

    • Parasailing- Parasailing is one of the most sought-after activities in Pattaya as the danger to one’s life is not much in this activity. It is very popular among elderlies and is advisable to everyone.
    • Paragliding- paragliding is a wonderful activity because people feel as if they are flying. One also enjoys the view of the beautiful surroundings while doing this activity.
    • Scuba Diving-The experience one gets while doing this activity is amazing. It feels as if one is in a dream because they swim with fishes and get to hold them in their hands.
    • Sky Diving- this is by far the best adventure activity available in Pattaya. The adrenaline rush which one gets while doing it is immense. The feeling of falling from such a great height cannot be expressed in words.

  • What is the local food of Pattaya? Which are the best places to taste this food?

    Pattaya is one of the top attraction for people visiting Thailand. Therefore, it has restaurants for almost all types of cuisines. The local food of Pattaya are soups, noodles, and rice. The best places in Pattaya to taste these local cuisines are:

    • The Glass House
    • Ruen Thai Restaurant
    • Suttangrak Pattaya
    • Moom Aroi Seafood Restaurant
    • LungSawai Seafood
    • Rim Talay Seafood & Steak

  • What is the best public transport to commute around Pattaya?

    Pattaya has a very well connected road system and there are many public means of transport available in the city. The minibus or the songtaew is a very affordable and quick way to travel in the city. They allow tourists to gain the experience of the local culture. The service of local buses is also available in Pattaya. Currently, there are only 3 routes in which they are available. One can also book cabs if they want to travel within the city. The hotel staff are generally amicable and help people to book cabs.

  • What is the local language in Pattaya and which are the most commonly used greetings?

    The language which is widely spoken in Thailand is Thai, and the just like the rest of the Thailand, the local language of Pattaya is also Thai. Thai is a very sweet language and some of the greetings in Thai are:

    Hi-Sawasdee

    How are you- Koon sa bai dee mai

    I’m fine- sa bai dee

    Thank you- kob kun

  • Which are the best shopping places in Pattaya and what are they famous for?

    Shopping in Pattaya is one of the best experiences one can get here. Since it is amongst the top tourist spots of the country, there are many places where tourists can go shopping. Some of them are:

    • Central Festival Pattaya- It is one of the biggest malls in the city. Central Festival Pattaya has almost all the top brands of the world and the collection of clothes here is outstanding. You are bound to exceed your budget if you start shopping here.
    • Pattaya Floating Market- Pattaya Floating market is a top tourist attraction as people have to go to the market on boats. The market has an amazing collection of clothes, arts, handicrafts, and jewelry.
    • Mimosa- it is a recreation of the French City, Colmar. Mimosa has more than 300 shops and is renowned for its handicrafts and Thai arts.
    • Mike Shopping Mall- this mall is the perfect blend of a high-end air-conditioned mall and the street market. The shops present in the mall sell items which are generally sold on street markets of a place and they show the culture of the people.

  • Which are the most famous beaches in Pattaya?

    One of the major reason why people all around the world come to Pattaya is its beaches. Everyone wants to sit on the beautiful beaches of Pattaya and enjoy themselves. There are some outstanding beaches in Pattaya where one just wants to relax, sunbath and enjoy the atmosphere at the beach. The best beaches of Pattaya are:

    • Wong Amat Beach
    • Jomtien Beach
    • Koh Larn Beach
    • Pattaya Beach
    • Dong Tan Beach
    • Bang Sean Beach
    • Naklua Beach

  • What are the best pilgrimage sites to visit in Pattaya?

    Thailand is a country which has a very religious culture. The people of Thailand follow Buddhism and there are a number of temples in the country which one can visit. Pattaya also has a few pilgrimage sites which are very beautiful. The best pilgrimage sites to visit are:

    • Big Buddha Hill
    • Sanctuary of Truth
    • Buddha Mountain
    • Anek Kuson Sala

  • Which are the best places to experience the nightlife of Pattaya?

    Thailand is one of the best places in the world to party. Pattaya also boasts one the best nightlife in the country. There are numerous lounges and bars in the city. People here, tend to forget about all their worries and just enjoy their night to the fullest. The best places to experience the nightlife of Pattaya are:

    • Pattaya Walking Street
    • Horizon Bar
    • Hard Rock Café
    • Planet Earth Beach Club
    • Fflic Cliff & Pool Club

  • Where can I enjoy the thrill of skydiving in Pattaya?

    Skydiving is one of the most dangerous adventure activity of the world. Even though it is very dangerous, the experience which one gets from this activity is breathtaking. One is made to jump off a helicopter from a height of 10000 feet. The adrenaline rush which one gets is outstanding. The feeling one gets while doing this activity cannot be expressed, it can only be experienced by people. One can enjoy the thrill of skydiving in Nong Kho.

  • What are the best things to do for couples in Pattaya?

    Pattaya is one the most romantic places for couples where they can spend some quality and private time. They can get intimate here without any interruptions and can also enjoy this beautiful array of activities that Pattaya has to offer:

    • Spa - couples can go for couple spa in luxurious resorts like the Hilton Hotel to spend a lavish vacation and relax with their loved ones.
    • Mimosa Pattaya - for the couples who believe in retail therapy and love shopping, they can spend a day here and enjoy the time.
    • Romantic dinner by the beach - couples can plan out romantic candlelight dinner by the beach and enjoy the beautiful sky at night and the sound of the waves crashing on the shore.
    • Cabaret Show - couples can also enjoy this beautiful show which represents the culture present here through dancing, singing, and comedy.
    • Adventure sports - for the couples who like being adventurous, they can carry out various sports like snorkeling, scuba diving, parasailing and so on.

  • What are the best water sports adventures in Pattaya?

    The beaches in Pattaya are the best in the world. People visit Pattaya just to enjoy and have fun on its beaches. Nowadays many water sports have been developed and these adventure sports in Pattaya are carried out mostly in beaches. Since Pattaya has world-class beaches, they also let the people visiting them enjoy the several water sports they have to offer. The best water sports one can do in Pattaya are:

    • Parasailing- one is tied to a jet ski and is attached to a parachute in parasailing. When the Jet Ski starts moving, the person in the parachute goes up in the air due to the speed of the Jet Ski and gets a feeling as if he is flying.
    • Kitesurfing- Kitesurfing is a very fun activity. One holds a rope attached to a motorboat while standing on a surfing board. When the boat starts moving, the person also starts to surf due to the speed of the boat.
    • Scuba Diving- scuba diving is an amazing experience one gets to see the marine life very closely. It is not advisable to people who do not have any swimming experience.
    • Banana boating- a group of people are made to sit on a boat shaped like a banana. They are then made to row their boat on a river through the currents.

  • Which are the best places to enjoy romantic dinners in Pattaya?

    Pattaya can be said to be a very romantic city because of its natural features. Beautiful beaches and starry nights resonate the aura of romance. Places, where one can enjoy romantic dinners in Pattaya, are:

    • Moonlight Restaurant
    • Pattaya Beach Restaurant
    • The Glass House
    • Restaurant Brezeo

  • Where can one go for road tripping from Pattaya?

    Road trips are the best way to enjoy a trip. The fun of going on a vacation is amplified when one goes to the place on the road as they are able to enjoy the trip in its true sense. They get to see beautiful sites which they would not have been able to see otherwise. Road trips from Pattaya are also a lot of fun. One can go to Bangkok, Phuket or any other city in Thailand.

  • Which are the most beautiful spots to go scuba diving in Pattaya?

    Scuba diving in Pattaya is one of the most wonderful water activity one can do. It gives one the most breathtaking experience of its life. One gets to see things which they had only seen in pictures. They get to see beautiful marine animals and marine plants. The most beautiful spots in Pattaya for Scuba Diving are:

    • Seafari Dive Center
    • Koh Rin
    • Koh Phai
    • Koh Man Whichai

  • Where to go for dirt biking in Pattaya?

    Dirt Biking is an activity where one rides a bike called dirt bike on uneven land. Dirt biking is not an easy activity to carry out. One needs a lot of training before they can properly ride a dirt on those uneven lands. Riding dirt bikes is a very adventurous activity the person who rides it enjoys a lot. Dirt biking is not advisable to people who do not have prior biking experience. One can go to Banglamung to carry out this activity.

  • What’s so special about the Alcazar Cabaret Show in Pattaya?

    The Alcazar Cabaret Show of Pattaya is one of the most iconic shows of Thailand. It has been going on since 1981. Beautiful ladyboys in stunning costumes are one of the reasons why people go to this show. One can enjoy itself to the fullest by going to this show. The dance performance, music and the lighting of the Alcazar Cabaret Show are simply stunning. One can get the fun of a Russian dance show to Persian Harlem in this show. It is a must for everyone visiting Pattaya for the first time and everyone else who has not seen it.

  • Which are the best architectural marvels to visit in Pattaya?

    Thailand is a country which is filled with marvelous things. One gets confused when they visit Thailand because there are so many things to do but time is limited. One thing that everyone should do when they visit Thailand is exploring the architectural marvel of the country. Pattaya is also filled with several monuments which will make anyone speechless. Some of these monuments are:

    • The sanctuary of truth- it is a large wooden structure and was made in 1981. The concept behind its construction was that human civilization owes its existence to religion. The sanctuary of truth is considered to be one of the world’s top architectural marvels.
    • Big Buddha- the Bug Buddha Hill is one of the religious sites of the city and can’t stop marveling the huge statue of Buddha. It is a lovely statue and feels lifelike when seen from close range.
    • Mini Siam- it represents all the architectural marvels of the world. Mini Siam contains replicas of the famous monuments of Thailand and celebrates its heritage. In the mini world section, one can find replicas of Eiffel tower, the statue of liberty, tower bridge of London and other marvels of the world.

  • What are the best wildlife experiences in Pattaya?

    Pattaya is swarmed by thousands of tourists every year. Everyone come to Pattaya for different reasons and enjoy their vacations differently. Some photography enthusiasts visit Pattaya round the year to capture some rare moments of animals. Pattaya has wildlife sanctuaries as well as zoos where one can easily find animals capture their beautiful moments. One gets amazing wildlife experience in Pattaya as one gets to see all kinds of animals here. Some of the places to experience it are:

    • Pattaya Elephant Village
    • Sriracha Tiger Zoo
    • Khao Kheow Open Zoo

  • What cultural experiences can one have in Pattaya?

    Thailand is a country which is very rich in its culture. This richness in culture is also reflected in its city, Pattaya. One can visit Pattaya and get a taste of the Thai culture there. The truth sanctuary is a monumental masterpiece which speaks volumes about their culture. The floating market is one of the famous tourist spots of Pattaya. One can learn a lot about the Thai culture there by watching the items present in the shops. The Big Buddha Hill is nothing short of a magical statue. The statue seems life like when looked at a close range. The people of Thailand follow Buddhism and this statue reflects their religious culture. One can get to about the culture of Pattaya by even the tiniest thing there, like the cleanliness of their city.

  • Here are the best tips Thrillophilia has to offer for your trip to Pattaya.

    Pattaya is a very famous tourist spot and therefore it gets really crowded during the tourism season. It is advised to book everything beforehand rather than regretting later. There will be many scammers present in Pattaya who will coax people to purchase their fake tour or water sports packages. One should not fall for these fraudulent people and must be careful of them. The crime rate in Thailand is low but still should not leave their belonging in the open and should take care of it. All in all, Pattaya is a beautiful city with crystal clear beaches and amazing activities which one can do. One should definitely visit it, as it is very difficult to a find a city as pretty as Pattaya.

Traveller Tales from Pattaya

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JAYAPRAKASH JAYAPRAKASH

19 October 2016

Wonderful experience. Thanks to Thrillophilia team for organizing it perfectly for us. Great team at pattaya. Team at pattaya was great and very experienced. They taught and helped us to learn the basics of Scuba diving. Had wonderful time diving in the Sea. We recommend Thrillophilia team for all interested in the activity. Keep the good work guys. Thank you

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