Top 5 Tourist Attractions in Pattaya You Should Not Miss
If you are interested in hiking, climbing, discovering adventurous amusements, and admiring ancient spectacles, you totally should not miss these tourist attractions in Pattaya mentioned below.
1. Flight Of The Gibbon
Flight of the Gibbon through the majestic Chompoo rainforest gives you a chance to admire from tens of meters as well as fly freely amid airy scenery. It is so much more fun and longer than just a normal Zipline tour; you are totally immersed in an adventurous journey with 24 stops requiring continuous different challenges such as passing sky bridges, climbing spiral staircases, and abseiling down from treehouses suspended high up above the valley floor. Above all, safety during your journey is completely guaranteed, there will be 2 sky rangers training and guiding your group carefully.
Zipline Canopy tour, Pattaya
Besides the Ziplines Canopy tour, the Khao Kheow Open Safari tour is also the must-see highlight of Flight of the Gibbon. There are many choices for visitors to experience this tour: Zoo Tram Rides, Journey to the Jungle, Wild Khao Kheow, Elephant Trek, and Night Safari. Flight of the Gibbon will sate your desire for adventure.
2. Floating Market
Floating market in Pattaya
Walking or taking a boat on the traditional floating market, you will see many delicate handicrafts and featured specialties from many regions of Thailand. The market is 11 hectares wide and has more than 100 stalls along the canal which have just renovated recently to become one of the largest and the most famous markets in Thailand. Travelers can admire the changes and differences in unique architectural styles on two riversides, from the Northern pointed-roof houses to the Southern cottages carved exotically while wandering and exploring the market. I highly recommend you should visit the market in the afternoon to enjoy the free traditional culture performances in colorful costumes of local dancers. Pattaya floating market opens every day and is used to be very crowded at the weekends.
3. Nong Nooch Tropical Garden
Nong Nooch Tropical Garden, Pattaya
Nong Nooch Tropical Garden is one of the largest and the most beautiful botanical gardens and is also one of the top attractions in Thailand tour.
The Nong Nooch Tropical Garden is divided into 3 main areas: The area of many beautiful gardens such as French Garden, Italian Garden, Stonehenge Garden, Butterfly Hill, Bromeliad Display Garden, Mammoth Garden, Flamingo Garden, Cars Garden, etc; the area of Animals Kingdom with dinosaur, walrus, caracul, cheetah, meerkat, crocodile, moose, etc. and the area of exotic plants such as Mitrephora Maingayi, Cycads collection, Oxyceros Lucidus, Magnolia Liliifera, etc.
There is also the stage for visitors to enjoy traditional Thai cultural performances, traditional weddings, and dances.
4. Sanctuary of Truth
Sanctuary of Truth, Pattaya
If you love arts and delicacy, the Sanctuary of Truth is an ideal destination in your itinerary. This superb palace was built on the Rachvate Cape coastline, in northern Pattaya. It is called Prasat Satchathem or Prasat Sut Jatum, including Dolphins Lake, Orchids garden, crocodile, elephant farm. Thailand mobilized a large number of 250 carvers working day to night to create such a unique Sanctuary of Truth at the present. Due to the meticulosity and elaboration, 25 years later, the work is finally 90% completed.
The architectural style of the Sanctuary of Truth is inspired by Hindu beliefs and is divided into 4 different parts. This part depicts the Chinese charism. The other part reminds us of the monumental architecture of Angkor Wat. The next part is bold Indian mythology and the final part is the traditional Thai style. At first glance, the temple was designed in Thai architecture but every small detail of the Sanctuary is influenced by four different arts and philosophies of Thailand, Cambodia, China, and India. It usually opens from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
5. Mini Siam
Mini Siam, Pattaya
The name Mini Siam means A little Thailand, it is easy to misunderstand that Mini Siam park just displays the miniature works of Thailand. But actually, there are also many other feature buildings from around the world such as the Eiffel Tower, the leaning tower Pisa of Italy, American Statue of Liberty, The Tower Bridge, the L’arc de Triomphe de I’Etoile and Opera House of Sydney, etc.
You can spend the afternoon photographing the impressive miniature model in Mini Siam. This campus is a pleasant place to walk around with carefully trimmed gardens. The evening is usually the best time to visit when the air is cooler and all the mini buildings are illuminated magically at night.
And of course, there are many things more to reveal about Asia. You will never regret visiting Indochina at least once in your lifetime. So, why not?
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