35 Best Things to Do Around Pattaya (with 2700+ Reviews)

There is such a diverse range of things to do around Pattaya that no visitor, regardless of their age or interests, can find a single moment of dullness on their vacation here. From a wide spectrum of water sports that let you come face to face with the sea thrill to a range of activities that let you explore all sorts of places, the options are in great numbers. The region with its rich culture and natural heritage feature an intriguing collection of experiences for everyone. 


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A place worth visiting with family and friends, Pattaya can also be considered for an unforgettable solo trip as there is a lot to experience and explore. Pattaya and its surrounding regions boast a wealth of options for adventure seekers. 

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If you would like to try your hands on kayaking and speed boat riding, there are plenty of spots around here where you can try it. And if it interests you to explore the hypnotic underwater world, there are activities like sea walking, scuba diving, and snorkelling that allow you to see it all. Besides, there are a lot of varied experiences like Thai Massage, temple visits, elephant trekking, and whatnot which promise to relax you from within.

Check out the list of best things to do around Pattaya:

01

Enjoy Kayaking

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Enjoy Kayaking

Embrace an intimate experience with the sea and beaches of Pattaya by indulging in a sea kayaking experience around this fun coastal town. A popular choice among adventurers and thrill seekers determined to make the best of their vacation, kayaking is one of the most exciting things to do near Pattaya.

Thailand’s eastern gulf features numerous spots that are perfectly cut out for kayaking. However, for an uninterrupted kayaking session with grand vistas before your eyes, Sai Kaew Navy Beach is one of the most sought after spots.

Where to Enjoy: Sai Kaew Beach, Sattahip

Cost: Starts from INR 600/THB 1300

Distance from Pattaya: 29 km

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Snorkelling

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Snorkelling

You cannot call your trip to Pattaya perfect if you have not given snorkelling a try to explore the wealth of marine flora and fauna the region has hidden away in its underwater world. Snorkelling is one of the most common things to do around Pattaya and is definitely worth your time and money.

Whether it is your first time inside the sea or you are a professional, there are instructors and safety measures to ensure you have a safe and profound snorkelling experience.

Where to Enjoy: Koh Larn island

Cost: Starts from INR 3270/THB 1500

Distance from Pattaya: 12 km


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04

Improve Your Fighting Skills at Muay Thai

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Improve Your Fighting Skills at Muay Thai

If you think Thailand does not offer much to explore and experience other than its nature, a training session of Muay Thai will change your mind. Muay Thai is a boxing style or combat sport native to Thailand. From lessons on building up stamina to strength training tips, Muay Thai Gym training is a rewarding experience you must definitely take back from Pattaya which can prove  useful for an entire lifetime.

Irrespective of whether or not you are a gym freak, you can consider dedicating a few hours of your time in Pattaya to this valuable learning experience.

Where to Enjoy: Twin Tiger Muay Thai Training Camp

Cost: INR 650/THB 300

Distance from Pattaya: 110 metres

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Scuba Diving

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Scuba Diving

Outstandingly fun experience for people belonging to all age groups, scuba diving is easily one of the most fun things to do near Pattaya. The activity allows you to dive in the heart of the sea and become a part of the vibrant world teeming with an impressive range of vibrant aquatic creatures.

Both beginners as well as experienced divers can grab the opportunity to witness the real beauty of Thailand in guidance of an experienced instructor who will make sure you enjoy every moment of your time under water.

Where to Enjoy: Pattaya Dive Centre, Chon Buri

Cost: Starts from INR 9000/THB 3990

Distance from Pattaya: 3.3 km

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06

Take a Speed Boat Trip

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Take a Speed Boat Trip

Taking a speed boat trip in Pattaya is a great means to pump up your adrenaline level and create some unforgettable memories. An activity that is admired widely by daredevils as well as vacationers, speed boating will make you heart race and bless your eyes with some soul-pleasing vistas of Pattaya’s pristine beaches.

The activity is organized by professionals who treat your safety as their priority, so you may rest assured and just enjoy the thrill.

Where to Enjoy: Pattaya Boat Charters, Chon Buri

Cost: Starts from INR 3000/THB 1390

Distance from Pattaya: 13 km

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07

Try Thai Massage

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Try Thai Massage

Thai Massage is a traditional therapy that combines the principles of Indian Yoga with some exclusive acupressure techniques. If you are planning to visit Pattaya, make sure you undergo this heavenly treatment which relaxes your muscles and puts your soul at ease. The massage is available at a number of salons across Pattaya, and can be enjoyed by both men and women. From full body massage to shoulder massage, you take your pick according to your requirement and budget.

Where to Enjoy:  This activity can be availed at various places like 7 Spa Luxury Pattaya, Marina Massage, Salon, Colour Nail Pattaya

Cost:
Starts from INR 2070/THB 950

Distance from Pattaya: 5 km


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Enjoy at Banana Boat Ride

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Enjoy at Banana Boat Ride

An ecstatic activity to try when you are experiencing Pattaya, banana boat ride is deserves to be a part of your checklist. Riding a banana boat in the Gulf of Thailand is an exciting adventure not only for adults but also for kids, and can be full of surprises and giggles.

This is one of those activities that you can try with your family as a banana boat can easily accommodate 5 to 6 people. Being a coastal town, Pattaya has a lot of sites where you can try this sport.

Where to Enjoy: Tien Beach

Cost: INR 3050/THB 1400 for six people

Distance from Pattaya: 12 km


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09

Sea Walking

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Sea Walking

The wide spectrum of water sports in Pattaya gives you a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to realise your dream to sea walk. The activity involves going under water and walking through the magnificent aquatic world graced with the presence of coral reefs, exotic plants and various species of sea fish.

The crystal clear sea water around Pattaya that facilitates sea exploration makes this underwater thrilling activity all the more rewarding.

Where to Enjoy: Koh Larn

Cost: INR 2615/THB 1200

Distance from Pattaya: 12 km

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10

Visit Mu Ko Chang Marine National Park

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Visit Mu Ko Chang Marine National Park

A treasure trove of rare aquatic species, Mu Ko Chang Marine National Park is a must visit tourist attraction for all kinds of tourists planning a Pattaya vacation. Covering an area of 650 sq km in the Gulf of Thailand, this national park conserving the rich marine life in the region spans across 52 islands.

An exploration of this marine park would include kayaking witnessing some breathtaking views while boating and kayaking. Besides, the park offers great opportunities for snorkelling and diving.

Where to Enjoy: Mu Ko Chang Marine National Park

Cost: INR 435/THB 200

Distance from Pattaya: 256 km

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11

Kai Bae Viewpoint

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Kai Bae Viewpoint

Located on the western side of Koh Chang, Kai Bae offers a spectacular view of the four major islands located near Pattaya. A journey to the vantage point is interesting in itself - you can hike or swim to the location, or simply take a walk along the golden beach to get here.

Kai Bae offers serenity and tranquillity, paired with vistas that please the eyes and relax the soul. Enjoy looking out over the clear blue waters of the ocean, take some stunning photos, and relax like you never have before.

Location: Ko Chang, Ko Chang District

Cost: Fee entry

Distance from Pattaya: 270 km

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12

Stand Up Paddling Koh Racha

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Stand Up Paddling Koh Racha

For adventure sports lovers, there is nothing quite like the adrenaline-releasing, goosebumps-inducing thrill that you get when you go stand up paddling. There are plenty of facilities near Koh Racha that offer equipment and trainers for the same. Enjoy sailing through the azure waters, feel the wind in your hair, and soak in the bewitching views.

There are beginner boards for rookies and expert equipment for seasoned veterans. Enjoy a fun-filled activity with your kids and take some memorable photos.

Location: Racha Yai, Thailand

Cost: Starts from INR 1740/THB 800

Distance from Pattaya: 31 km

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13

Visit Namtok Phlio National Park

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Visit Namtok Phlio National Park

A treat for the eyes of any tourist and a heavenly delight for nature and photography lovers, Namtok Phlio National park is perched at the top of several magnificent mountains. Take the 1 km trail to soak in the natural splendor, and witness the breathtaking sight of water falling in a cascade over rocks.

If you get peckish, there is a series of food stalls, and while you are here, you can also visit the ancient Stupa used for meditation by Buddhist monks.

Location: Amphur Lam Sing, Chanthaburi

Cost: Free

Distance from Pattaya: 190 km

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14

Elephant trekking at Klong Prao Beach

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Elephant trekking at Klong Prao Beach

Nothing can beat the excitement of elephant trekking at Klong Prao Beach, and that is why it is counted among the best things to do near Pattaya. The beach is famous for its elephant camps that give visitors an opportunity to befriend elephants, feed them, swim with them, and ride them through the tropical foliage.

The natural environment makes the experience all the more enthralling for everyone. The activity is available for kids as well as adults, so it is a perfect plan for a fun day outing with family.

Where to Enjoy: Klong Prao Beach, Koh Chang

Cost: Starts from INR 1750/THB  800

Distance from Pattaya: 268 km

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15

Go on a Hiking Trail

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Go on a Hiking Trail

If devouring delicious seafood in Pattaya has added a few additional pounds to your body weight, go hiking, burn some calories, and get an opportunity to enjoy some mind-blowing views. Even though there are no towering mountains around here, you can easily find some hiking trails that take you through verdant forests to hilltop viewpoints.

Furthermore, the city boasts of a range of hiking trails starting from the ones that perfectly suit beginners to the ones that hold a feeling of challenge and thrill to them. One of the most popular choices for hiking here is Khao Yai National Park.

Where to Enjoy: Khao Yai National Park

Cost:  INR 4350/THB 2000 approx. per group

Distance from Pattaya: 194 km


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Explore Caves in Koh Si Chang

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Explore Caves in Koh Si Chang

Pattaya and its surrounding regions are replete with marvels of nature, and caves in Koh Si Chang are proof. A pure treat for nature lovers and caving aficionados, some of these caves also have a religious significance as they are part of religious shrines. An exploration of these caves is sure to give you a sense of tranquillity while tickling your curious bone.

Among a long list of caves that can be explored in Koh Si Chang, a cave called Tham Saowapha is worth checking out as it extends over a kilometre.

Where to Enjoy: Koh Si Chang

Cost: Free

Distance from Pattaya: 27 km

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Boat Trip along the Chao Phraya River

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Boat Trip along the Chao Phraya River

There is nothing quite like floating in a boat on the river, far away from the hustle and bustle of city life, enjoying the cool breeze and witnessing the stunning natural beauty around you. A boat ride on the Chao Phraya River offers something similar - a complete disconnect from the realities of everyday life and complete relaxation in the middle of untouched natural beauty.

Hear the birds singing in the background, enjoy the sound of rustling leaves, and hum along the river. Make memories worth cherishing for a lifetime on the boat trip as it is one of the most delightful things to do around Pattaya.

Location: Bangkok

Price: INR 35/THB 15

Distance from Pattaya: 237 km


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18

Take a Thai Cookery Lesson

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Take a Thai Cookery Lesson

When you go back from Pattaya, take along some great recipes and flavours from Thai Cuisine – enroll yourself for a Thai cooking class. There are numerous cooking schools run by professional chefs across Pattaya where you can book a spot and enjoy a unique learning experience while advancing your culinary skills.

From a wide range of seafood delicacies to some refreshing beverages and desserts which are exclusive to Thai Cuisine, there is a lot you can claim expertise at after taking a couple of classes.

Where to Enjoy
: Happy Chef Thai Cooking School, Pattaya

Cost:
 INR 2180/THB 1000

Distance from Pattaya:
1.9 km

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Visit Koh Yai National Park

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Visit Koh Yai National Park

Spread over 2000 kilometres, the national park consists of deep forests and lush green grasslands. Nature lovers will find themselves right at home here, among beautiful animals like bears and gibbons, 150-meter tall waterfalls, and verdant greenery. You can also go hiking into the woods, and follow the 50 km trail to explore the stunning beauty of this place.

Or simply take a relaxing walk through the nature preserve and feel an unparalleled calm descending over you.

Location: Nayok District, Nakhon Nayok

Cost: 400 Baht for adults, and 200 Baht for children

Distance from Pattaya: 195 km


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20

Go for Sea Fishing

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Go for Sea Fishing

One of the best things to do near Pattaya in order to get one step closer to its authentic culture is partake in a fishing experience with a local fisherman. You can easily book in advance a fishing tour in Pattaya that takes you on an interesting journey where you can learn a lot about fishing while having the time of your life.

For non-vegetarians, this experience comes with the bonus of cooking the delicious fish in the local style and savouring it bit by bit. As for vegans, the excitement of catching fish in the crystal clear waters of the coast is worth a while nonetheless.

Where to Enjoy: Koh Khram, Sattahip District, Chon Buri


Cost: INR 3485/THB 1600

Distance from Pattaya: 30 km

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21

Visit Waterfalls

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Visit Waterfalls

Pattaya may boast of a number of man-made marvels, but the real joy can be attained by exploring the myriad waterfalls located in and around its territory. Whether you enjoy photographing scenic places or you prefer relaxing and soaking in the refreshing vibes, a visit to these waterfalls will enthrall you in many ways.

To catch these cascades plummeting with all their might and enveloped in a thick foliage, plan a visit around the rainy season. Krating Waterfall, Plew Waterfall, and Chantathen Waterfall are some popular choices.

Where to Enjoy: Chantathen Waterfall, Near Wat Khao Mai Daeng

Cost: Free Entry

Distance from Pattaya: 50 km

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22

Quad Biking in Koh Racha

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Quad Biking in Koh Racha

Koh Racha is a stunning island near pattaya covered by lush green jungles and coconut plantations, and quad biking through the serpentine roads of the island is one of the easiest ways to explore the place. It offers awe-inspiring views of the city, a chance to connect with the vibrant community and soak in the natural beauty sprinkled around like confetti.

Watch the orange sunset views from the Batak Bay, breathe in the fresh air, and feel your body rejuvenating. Quad biking is also a cheap way to enjoy all that the island has to offer.

Location: Racha Yai, Thailand

Cost: Starts from INR 2180/THB 1000

Distance from Pattaya: 31 km

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23

Catamaran Cruise in Koh Samet

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Catamaran Cruise in Koh Samet

One of the most interesting things to do around Pattaya includes a luxury Catamaran tour to Koh Samet and explore the natural splendour of the island in its untainted and raw form. The tours allow you to leave behind crowds of tourists and enjoy a regal experience - floating on a yacht and witnessing nature from up close.

You can also drop the anchor and go for a swim, or enjoy snorkelling and scuba diving. The tours come with lunch and drinks - so pamper yourself to the fullest.

Location: Koh Samet

Cost: Starts at INR 3270/THB 1500

Distance from Pattaya: 74 km

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Trek in Khlong Plu Rainforest

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Trek in Khlong Plu Rainforest

Exotic species of flora, gushing streams, and endless calm await you to soak it all in on the trek. Truly a delight for any adventure junky visiting Pattaya, trekking on the scenic trail that begins at Khlong Plu Waterfall is a must try activity. This adventure takes you through verdant forests of Koh Chang and lets you breathe the freshness of the atmosphere here.

The trek is essentially exciting and can be undertaken even by beginner level trekkers even though some uphill stretches are involved.

Where to Enjoy: Koh Chang

Cost: Free

Distance from Pattaya: 270 km

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Visit San Jao Phaw Khao Yai

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Visit San Jao Phaw Khao Yai

Enrich your overall experience in Pattaya by visiting this gorgeous Chinese temple when you travel to Koh Si Chang. Encompassing several rooms and caves, the temple complex features a fascinating architecture and collection of religious articles. However, the major attraction the temple boasts is a footprint of Lord Buddha that is on display in a building above the main building.

To see the temple thronging with Chinese visitors, be here in February to become a witness to grand Chinese New Year celebrations.

Where to Enjoy: Koh Si Chang

Cost: Free

Distance from Pattaya: 27 km

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Chantaboon Area of Chanthaburi

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Chantaboon Area of Chanthaburi

Chantaboon is a romantic, waterfront community in the quaint town of Chanthaburi, offering stunning views and serene environs. There is much to see and do in Chantaboon - magnificently designed buildings with breathtaking architecture,  jewellery and gemstones shops where you can buy precious items, and old shops with charming decor.

Check out the local church which is stunning in its design and tranquil in its environs. Engage with the vibrant community that is eager to share its culture and heritage, taste the speciality dish made of durian, or just relax and drink some coffee in the cafe overlooking the river.

Location: Chang Wat Chanthaburi

Cost: No entry fee

Distance from Pattaya: 180 km


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Water Fight During Songkran

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Water Fight During Songkran

If you happen to be in Thailand in April, you will get to witness the most amazing sight of your entire life. Songkran marks the beginning of the New Year according to traditional Thai culture, and it is celebrated for five days throughout the nation.

It is similar to the festival of Holi in India - participants throw coloured powder and water on each other, drink cold drinks, and dance without abandon to pop music. Have fun like you never have before at Songkran.

Location: Held nationwide

Cost: No entry fee

Distance from Pattaya: Held in several cities around the country

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Visit the gem markets of Chanthaburi

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Visit the gem markets of Chanthaburi

Gemstone market of Chanthaburi attracts traders from all over the world to trade in precious metals and gemstones. It is held on Fridays, Saturday, and Sundays from 10 am to 3 pm. The market is located in the city center, a colourful area bustling with crowds of tourists and traders. There are about 120 shops in the market, and each one has a wide array of items to choose from.

If you go on Saturday, you will get to witness the trading happening and buy gems at wholesale prices.

Location: Chang Wat Chanthaburi

Cost: Free entry

Distance from Pattaya: 180 km

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Visit Wat Khao Sukim

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Visit Wat Khao Sukim

Wat Khao Sukim enjoys a picturesque and premium location, perched on top of a hill and overlooking the lush green blanket that covers the valley. It is encircled by groves of orchard trees that not only lend serenity to the Wat, but also fill the air with a tantalising fragrance.

If you want some peace and quiet away from the humdrum of city life, exploring this Buddhist temple is the perfect idea to spend a peaceful afternoon. You can also check out the religious artefacts, and wax sculptures of the monks placed around the temple.

Location: Tambon Khao Baisi, Amphoe Tha Mai, Chang Wat Chanthaburi

Cost: No entrance fee

Distance from Pattaya: 160 km

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Rubber Plantation Tour in Koh Mak

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Rubber Plantation Tour in Koh Mak

There is no dearth of things to do around Pattaya, and a rubber plantation tour in Koh Mak is one of the best experiences the region has on offer. Rubber Plantations are an inseparable part of the terrain of Koh Mak and serve as major tourist attractions. This activity is light on your budget and is usually a part of the tour of Koh Mak Island.

On the short tour, you will come across a vast stretch of land adorned with rubber plantation, and the guide accompanying you will enlighten you about the history of these plantations and the process involved in developing a finished product.

Where to Enjoy: Koh Mak Island

Cost: Island tour costs 200 Baht

Distance from Pattaya: 212 km


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31

Ride the Sky Train

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Ride the Sky Train

One of the cheapest ways to travel in Thailand is to ride the SkyTrain. The train connects almost all the places in and around Pattaya, and offers scenic views of the city skyline. Not only is it fast,  but it is also a smooth and clean ride.

Witness the iconic buildings running past you in a haze, enjoy the vibrantly coloured city life, and feel the salty sea wind in your hair. Connect with the locals while on the train, and feast on local delicacies in the fabulous restaurant on board.

Location: Krung Thep Maha Nakhon, Bangkok

Cost: Starts from INR 45/THB 21

Distance from Pattaya: 149 km


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Visit The Bangkok Puppet Show

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Visit The Bangkok Puppet Show

Known as one of the most popular things to do around Pattaya, the puppet show tells in-depth stories and folk tales from Thai culture. Puppeteers are a part of the show and control everything about the puppets. They also dance to live music along with the puppets.

The show is set in a grand and magnificent design, and the symphony of music and storytelling is extremely entertaining. Enjoy the folk dances and a live orchestra, take in the rich cultural history and witness the Thai mythical creatures come to life.

Location: This activity can be avail at various places like Aksra theatre, Joe Louis Thai Puppet etc

Cost: INR 5445/THB 2500

Distance from Pattaya: 149 km

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Visit Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

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One of the most interesting things to do around Pattaya if you love architecture is paying a visit to the biggest church in Thailand, known as the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. You can visit the church on your trip to Chanthaburi - it is only a hop, skip and jump away from the stunning waterfront community.

The breathtaking architecture of the church is enough to bedazzle any tourist. In addition, the cathedral offers a quiet place for introspection and meditation to its visitors.

Location: Mueang Chanthaburi District, Chanthaburi

Cost: Free

Distance from Pattaya: 170 km

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Moh Koh Chang National Park

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Koh Chang National Park is the third largest in Thailand, and offers a scenic getaway far from the throngs of tourists that usually plague the rest of the country. There are some activities to keep yourself entertained - like elephant trekking, scuba diving, and hiking. But mostly, this place is meant for quiet introspection and getting close to untouched natural beauty.

The trail through the deep woods provides an excellent opportunity to enjoy some quiet time in the lap of nature, and the end offers a breathtaking view of the island from a hilltop.

Location: Koh Chang

Cost: INR 435/THB 200

Distance from Pattaya: 280 km


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Visit Koh Mak Museum

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The small tropical island of Koh Mak features a few places of interest, and a major one and the latest addition among them is Koh Mak Museum. The museum was founded in 2008 by a seafood restaurant owner in a 90-year-old house that belonged to his father. A tour of this small but interesting museum is one of the recommended things to do around Pattaya.

A rare collection of artifacts and old photographs depicting the history of the island is the most prominent attraction in the museum. Quite interestingly, you do not have to pay to take a tour of this museum.

Where to Enjoy: Koh Mak

Cost: Free Entry

Distance from Pattaya: 212 km


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The Stone Bell

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The small island of Koh Si Chang houses a great list of tourist attractions including The Stone Bell which is located next to the Royal Palace. The Stone Bell is basically a large rock which, when hit by a blunt object, makes a chiming sound. When you are in Koh Si Chang, find a stick and unravel the mystery of this rock on your own.

Since the rock is located in close proximity to other places of interest, you can easily include it in your itinerary. Due to the peculiarity of the sound created by the rock, this experience is one of the most interesting things to do around Pattaya.

Where to Enjoy: Koh Si Chang

Cost: Free

Distance from Pattaya: 27 km

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