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|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.
|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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What You Should Know More About Tours in Pattaya
Thailand’s bustling city, Pattaya is a home to gorgeous temples, beautiful beaches, vibrant streets and recreational parks. One of the most popular tourist attraction is the Coral Island. Also known as Koh Hae, the island is a beautiful getaway destination. The pristine waters surrounded by stretches of fine white sand make it one of the most sought-after tourism destinations in Thailand. Wat Phra Yai Temple featuring an 18m-tall golden Buddha is yet another popular sightseeing location. Prasat Sut Ja-Tum, Buddha Mountain Chi that is situated about 20 minutes away from Pattaya, Khao Pattaya Viewpoint, Underwater World Pattaya , Nong Nooch Tropical and Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum are the other popular places to check out.
Thai Thani Arts and Culture Village is one of the popular place in Pattaya for camping and knowing the culture, history and traditions of Thailand. One can witness the cultural shows, exuberant performances and indulge in gastronomical delicacies besides the bonfire and camping overnight. There are lot of camping sites in and around the popular Jomtien Beach. Another cultural village, Pattaya Elephant Village is also popular and good for camping. One can watch the elephants bathe, eat and even ride one in the evening to her jungle hideaway . Comfortable camping options are available at the Elephant Lodge inside the village.
Pattaya is blessed with a large number of Elephant population, reptiles, mammals and other wildlife species. One of the best place to experience the city’s wildlife is the Elephant village. Set up in 1973, visitors to the sanctuary get an opportunity to watch talent and demonstration of the gentle giants. One can undertake an exquisite Elephant ride in the nearby jungles under the watchful eyes of experienced mahouts or just watch the elephants enjoying a bath. Another place wherein one can view the wildlife of Pattaya such as camels, Kangaroos, crocodiles and tigers is Sri Racha Tiger Zoo. The zoo also hosts crocodile wrestling, animal circus and races of pigs.
Wat Phra Yai, a temple built in the 1940s is a popular religious destination in Pattaya. Also known as the Big Buddha Temple, the intricate design of the Buddha statue and the temple complex is captivating. During festivals and public holidays, the place gets crowded. One can enjoy partial views of Jomtien Beach from the temple premises. Ringing the line of bells with a big stick at the temple is said to be auspicious and supposed to call good luck to whoever completes the task. Close to Wat Phra Yai, there is a Chinese Shrine complex dedicated to Confucius, Guan Yin, and a Taoist temple. Other spiritual places at Pattaya are Sanctuary of Truth and Wat Yansangwararam temple complex.
Koh Larn located west of Pattaya is a perfect destination to relax and soak up the peaceful ambience. Also known as Coral Island, tourists here spend their day by taking part in swimming, snorkeling and sunbathing. Spot the colourful corals and underwater world from the Glass-bottom boat or by diving In. River Kwai is another great place to visit by and admire the serene ambience. There are many cruises available in and around Coral Island to make one’s journey more exciting and memorable one.
The northern and eastern part of Pattaya are good to explore by bikes and cycles. Riding along the streets of East and North Pattaya, one can come across beautiful shrines, markets and other tourist attractions. Ride along the coastal line along Wong-Amat and Palm-Beach and stop by the nearby local fishing pier. The Sanctuary of Truth, lake Map Prachan, southeast of Jomtien, the Silver Lake area around Na Jomtien and Ban Amphur are other great places that are good to cycle around.
The choice of venues for walking in and around Pattaya are many. If you are looking for something fun and different walking experience, then Walking Street is the place to head to. The bustling street that is closed to traffic post 6 pm is packed with nightclub, beer bar, restaurant or go-go bar. Deserted by day and packed by night, strolling across Walking Street is a once-in-lifetime experience. The street comes alive with the neon lights, food vendors, street performers and party animals from around the world. Another place that tops of list of walking tour in Pattaya is Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden. A 500-acre botanical garden, the place is best explored by foot.
Songkran, the water festival that marks the beginning of the traditional Thai New Year is conducted on April 13 every year. Needless to say, this is the important festival for locals and the streets of Pattaya during this time are crowded and wears a celebrated look. The number of visitors including foreign travellers are high. This is the best time to travel to join the party and enjoy Songkran celebrations. The annual Chiang Mai Flower festival that takes place on the first week of February at Pattaya is also a great time to visit. There are quite a few festivals too observed during this time.
Catching a Tiffany Cabaret show is one of the must-do activity. Get blown away by an hour-long riot of sound, colour and light. Performed by the transvestite dancers, the show touches upon Bollywood-style musical, Korean fan dance, slapstick burlesque to Broadway spectacular through dance, skit and. songs. The show is considered to be the first ever truly transvestite cabaret show in South East Asia. Every day, three shows are held at 464 M.9, Pattaya 2nd Road. During holidays , the demand shoots up and tickets gets sold out within few hours.
Pattaya is one of the world’s foremost snorkelling and scuba diving hubs. Bamboo Island also known as Koh Phai is a great scuba diving and snorkelling site. As the dive sites around Koh Phai are shallow, for beginners it is a great place. The underwater life teems with seahorses, thorny sea urchins, pink anemone fish and various crabs. The island can be reached by a boat ride mainland Pattaya. Ko Lan, or Coral Island, is another popular place and offers visitors an array of beautiful marine life. It is about an hour boat ride from Pattaya. Ko Krok island and Ko Rin are equally popular water-based activities. The lavish sets, choreography and the stunning costumes worn by performers all through the show are the highlights of the performance.
For shopaholics, Pattaya is a paradise. One can find great bargains on a range of products such as clothes, electronic goods, cosmetics and unique souvenirs. One of the biggest and certainly the most famous shopping area is Kankheha Thepprasit Market. Shoppers can find mobile phone accessories, clothes, jewellery, make-up, toys, gadgets and souvenirs at cheap prices. Another popular halt is the ‘Made in Thailand Market’. Small electrical gadgets, clothes, fashion accessories, cosmetics and souvenirs are popular buy here. Pattaya Night Bazaar, Mimosa Pattaya. Soi Buakhao Market and Pattaya Floating Market are the other popular shopping markets.
Pattaya’s highlight is definitely the renowned Pattaya floating market and a visit to it is highly recommended. Unlike the normal shopping, at floating market one can shop and discover the riverside life by hiring a man-powered boat making it a unique shopping experience. Along the boat ride, discover the food stalls and souvenir shops set in an artificial floating market theme. The boat could be hired for around 30 minutes or more. What more, there is a cultural show held every afternoon at the market premises. Authentic Thai food and desserts such as noodle soups, pad thai (stir-fried rice noodles), kanom jean (rice vermicelli) are sold by the vendors inside the premises.
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