Pattaya gets a bad rep for being one of the seedier cities in Thailand, but recently it has been on a mission to change its image into a family fun place to visit. This is awesome because there are a whole bunch of fantastic things to do in the city, so much so that we are giving you a list of our favorites.
Ramayana Water Park
Ramyana is a world-class water park and is the best in Thailand and the second best in Asia. If you are a thrillseeker, you can hit the boomerang and the terrifying floor-dropping looping slide. For family fun, there are plenty of two-person dingy rides and a massive lazy river for everyone to enjoy.
Pattaya Ethical Elephant Sanctuary
Pattaya’s ethical elephant sanctuary re-homes elephants that have been rescued from unethical elephant riding companies. Here, you can spend the day hanging with land’s biggest mammal, feeding them and giving them mud baths.
Alcazar Cabaret Pattaya
When in Thailand, you have to go see a show. They’re exciting, visually stimulating and always over the top. It’s a great way to spend an evening.
A short ride from Pattaya is the paradise island of Koh Samed. It’s a beautiful getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Pattaya’s aquarium is incredibly impressive and has a huge collection of tropical fish. If you book in advance, you can go swimming with sharks and stingrays. If this isn’t your cup of tea, you can feed the fish and watch shows too.