Pattaya Beach is parallel to city centre and stretches from South Pattaya up to the famous walking street. Along Beach Road are value-for-money shopping malls and market stalls, a huge variety of restaurants, endless sports and leisure activities, and, of course, the bars and nightclubs. There are a few islands that are accessible by speedboat in less than 15 minutes and by ferry taking about 45 minutes, the main one being 'Ko Larn' known as the 'Coral Island'. Many of the islands have public beaches and offer scuba diving activities.
Underwater World Pattaya
Underwater World Pattaya is a leisure attraction showcasing the rich variety of marine life found around the region. It is situated in an enclosed area that resembles a tunnel that has been constructed in the depths of seas. With a 100-metre-long acrylic pedestrian tunnel, this attraction features over 4,000 marine animals, encompassing more than 200 different species from the area as well as some rare creatures from abroad.
Opening Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily (last admission 5.30 p.m.)
Sanctuary of Truth
The Sanctuary of Truth is constructed purely from wood using traditional Thai woodworking techniques and is a leading landmark in Thailand. There are four wings, each dedicated to different styles of philosophy and art, leaving visitors awe struck by the attention to detail of these carvings and the realization that the whole construction is carved from wood. There is also a dolphin show in the lagoon a couple times a day. Sanctuary of Truth (Prasat Sut Ja-Tum) is open for sightseeing for the tourists and local travelers on all days in a week from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Flight Of The Gibbons
Just about an hour drive from Pattaya is the Wildlife sanctuary, 'Flight of the Gibbons', famously known as the first ever zip line tour in Thailand as it allows you to experience the beauty and majesty in this jungle rainforest while you engage in fun and enjoyable adventures. Across 3 kilometers and 26 platforms peaking over tree tops to offer spectacular views of the ocean as you glide down through the canopy of the rainforest.
Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden
The Botanical Garden is situated on a 500-acre land in the town of Chonburi, and focuses on Southeast Asian, Tropical American and Central Africa species of Cycads, but a collection of almost every species can also been seen here. The garden is very famous for its cache of various kinds of fascinating and impressive Thai cultural and traditional dance shows. A culture and elephant show can be seen while taking a rest from your stroll through the magnificent surroundings.