Top things to do

Top Choice Thai in Pattaya

Glass House

Diners at this all-white beachfront spot plunge their toes into the warm sand as waiters deliver seafood, pizza and steak.
International in Pattaya


One of Pattaya's top restaurants, Mantra is fun even if you can only afford a classy cocktail (from 180B). The menu combines Japanese, Thai and Western dishes. The 1690B Sunday brunch is legendary among locals.
Live Music in Pattaya

Blues Factory

New management now runs this long-established live music venue, but the same rock and soul classics are still belted out nightly.
Bar in Pattaya


The neo-colonial facade belies the sports bar inside. There are lots of screens for watching English Premier League football.
Theatre in Pattaya


Family-friendly ladyboy show featuring lots of sequins, satin and songs, aimed largely at Chinese tour groups.
Monument in Pattaya

Sanctuary of Truth

Made entirely of 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 shrine and cultural…
Aquarium in Pattaya

Underwater World

The area’s largest aquarium is particularly child-friendly, with touch pools and koi feeding sessions.
Museum in Pattaya

Anek Kusala Sala (Viharn Sien)

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…
Buddhist Site in Pattaya

Khao Phra Tamnak

A giant golden Buddha sits atop this forested hill between Jomtien and south Pattaya. The serene Buddha figure of Wat Phra Yai dates back to when Pattaya was a small fishing village. On a neighbouring hill is Monume…
Thai in Pattaya

Mum Aroi

This long-established restaurant is perched beside the sea in the fishing-village end of Naklua. Old fishing boats sit marooned offshore and crisp sea breezes envelop diners as they devour fantastic Thai food. Try s…