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Glass House

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

Sketch Book Art Cafe

This gorgeous, leafy art cafe offers pleasant respite from the normal Pattaya vibe. It's surrounded by a sprawling garden, and the restaurant’s walls are covered with the owner’s artwork. Smoothies are lush and the …
Seafood in Pattaya

Nang Nual

One of Pattaya’s most famous seafood restaurants spreads across both sides of Walking St. The massive range of dishes (including plenty of Western options) is good, and the fish are all on display. The waterfront se…
Thai in Pattaya

Rimpa Lapin

With spectacular views looking back over the entire Pattaya bay, this clifftop restaurant conjures up excellent Thai fushion food. Reservations are needed around sunset. Private transport is required to get here.
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.
Thai in Pattaya

Bang Sare

Around 20km south of Pattaya is Bang Sare, a fast-developing resort with a narrow, long strip of sand and some trendy, tasty international and Thai restaurants and cafes. It gets busy at weekends.