Pattaya attractions

Buddhist Monument in Pattaya

Sanctuary of Truth

Made entirely of intricately carved wood (without any metal nails) and commanding a celestial view of the ocean, the Sanctuary of Truth is best described as a visionary environment: part art installation, religious …
Museum in Pattaya

Anek Kusala Sala

A popular stop for tour groups, this museum contains more than 300 impressive pieces of Chinese artwork, mainly bronze and brass statues depicting historical figures as well as Buddhist, Confucian and Taoist deities…
Island in Pattaya

Ko Lan

Day trippers head for this small island, 7km offshore from central Pattaya. On weekends, its five beaches entertain thousands of visitors and the aquamarine sea is busy with banana boats and other marine merriment. …
Buddhist Temple in Pattaya

Khao Phra Tamnak

This hill has a modest Buddhist temple as well as a much-revered memorial to the admiral who founded the modern Thai navy. There are marvellous views over Ao Pattaya and a little cafe terrace from which to enjoy the…
Buddhist Site in Pattaya

Wat Phra Yai

The giant golden Buddha figure of Wat Phra Yai sits atop this forested hill between Jomtien and South Pattaya. The serene Buddha dates back to when Pattaya was a small fishing village. You can walk here from the sou…
Aquarium in Pattaya

Underwater World Pattaya

The area’s largest aquarium is particularly child-friendly, with touch pools and koi feeding sessions. The long viewing tunnel is the highlight. It's on the main road about 4km south of Pattaya.
Gallery in Pattaya

Art in Paradise

Thais come here for the ultimate selfie as they pose amid cleverly designed 3D paintings of dinosaurs, waterfalls, ancient Egypt and, bizarrely, an elephant on a toilet.
Landmark in Pattaya

Dolphin Roundabout

This roundabout is a good reference point.