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Your visit to Thailand would be incomplete without a trip to the vibrant city of Pattaya! Apart from the very happening nightlife that Pattaya promises, there is a lot up for grabs in this city. From beautiful temples to beaches, art galleries to floating markets, Pattaya has enough in store to keep you entertained during your entire stay. With all these things to do and see in Pattaya, you can easily spend at least 2 days (if not more) in this city. To make your time here worthwhile, we have curated a Pattaya travel guide that you could use to plan your trip-

1.     Chill out on Pattaya Beach

Head over to Pattaya beach which is just perfect for lounging on as the beach has ample lounging chairs up for grabs. You could head out for a swim in crystal clear blue water that has designated swimming zones. In the evening the beach is lined by a number of beach bars and restaurants that serve delicious Thai food.

2.     Marvel at the Sanctuary of Truth

We used the word marvel because the Sanctuary of truth is truly an architectural marvel. Sitting right at the edge of the ocean, this striking Buddhist temple is 105 meters high and made entirely out of teak wood. The entire temple is a collection of intricate wood carvings and detailed designs that will have you enthralled by its beauty.

3.     Hike up to Pattaya Viewpoint

Hike your way up to Pattaya viewpoint in time to see a picturesque sunset overlooking the Pattaya Bay. This is the highest point in the city and offers a panoramic view of the scenic Pattaya Bay. Watch the mesmerizing sunset right before the city lights come to life!

4.     Watch a Cabaret Show

Pattaya is best known for its highly entertaining cabaret shows where staggeringly beautifulladyboys, dressed up in shimmery ball gowns and vibrant headgears perform a cultural show all with music, dance and even celebrity impersonations! Do not leave Pattaya without attending a cabaret show!

5.     Party at Walking Street

Walking Street is the biggest party hub in all of Thailand! At night, itbecomes a pedestrian only street that is lined with hip pubs, flashy bars, open air cafes, restaurants and a number of street food vendors. The entire street feels like the inside of a nightclub!

6.     Splash away your time at Waterparks

Pattaya has a number of spectacular waterparks which are also the biggest in all of Thailand. Ramanyana Water Park, Cartoon Network Amazone Waterpark and Pattaya Park are just a few among others. These parks have a number of waterslides which offer varied levels of thrill. Visiting a waterpark is a great way to beat the heat and also is an enjoyable experience to have especially if you’re travelling with your family.

7.     Visit Coral Island

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Get away from the hustle-bustle of Pattaya and escape to an island with a long stretch of pristine white sandy shore, surrounded by sparkling turquoise water. Welcome to Coral Island which is situated about 7.5 km away from Pattaya Beach and can easily be reached by a short speed boat ride. Coral island is a hub for watersports. Banana rides, jet skis, parasailing and even a seabed walk is what you can indulge in apart from soaking in the warm sun! The water is pristine and is perfect for swimming and even snorkeling.

8.     Visit the Art in Paradise Museum

Art in Paradise is an illusion art museum wherein the walls are painted in a way that everything seems to be in 3D! The museum is a great place to click some goofy pictures and is definitely a place that will be loved by kids and adults alike!

9.     Head to WatPhraKhaoYai

This temple that is situated in the south of Pattayahouses the biggest Buddha statue in the region giving it the name of Big Buddha Hill. The golden Buddha statue is 18 meters high and is seated about 100 meters above sea level. The stairs that lead up to the Buddha are lined with dragons gliding around the stairs. The whole temple is quite striking and the view from the top is spectacular.

10.Experience the local life at Pattaya Floating Market

There are floating markets all over Thailand. The floating market in Pattaya is lined by hundreds of traditional wooden houses. You can purchase fresh grocery from the floating market or buy some delicious Thai food which you can enjoy as you cruise past the wooden houses.

11.Visit the NongNooch Botanical Garden

The NongNooch Garden is a beautifully landscaped park and can easily make for an all-day trip because of the sheer size of the garden. The entire area is more like a theme park, with daily cultural shows, restaurants and accommodation as well as a vast area showcasing individually themed gardens. A stroll through the botanical park is like taking a journey around the world, through its many famous gardens, such as the 17th-century French garden, Stonehenge, or European Renaissance garden. The garden houses a huge variety of plants, trees and flowers. Don’t miss out on visiting the orchid nursery which houses over 670 species of the flower! The best way to explore the park would be to hire a bicycle!

12.Time for some Adventure sports

Pattaya will have your adrenaline pumping in no time with its long list of adventure sports. If heights don’t scare you, you can choose to go skydiving, bungee jumping, or become a human slingshot! And if you prefer the depths of the ocean than being high up in the sky, you can go fly boarding or scuba diving!

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Pattaya is an exciting city to visit that offers truly unforgettable experiences to all its visitors! All of these unforgettable experiences that you’ve had deserves to be chronicled in the best manner possible, and for that we recommend you to hire professional travel photographers from Travographer. Hire one of our photographers to follow you around as you create beautiful memories in this vibrant and bustling city!Our photographers are the best at what they do and are locals; hence they'll know all there is to know about the best locations for an incredible photoshoot! So go on and hire a photographer to follow you around as you create beautiful memories in this city!