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05 Most Amazing Things to do in Pattaya – A City of Many Allures

Pattaya is not just a party central; on the contrary, the sunny city caters to all types of travellers including families and couples. Chilling on secluded islands, enjoying warm sandy beaches, taking on city tours and sightseeing expeditions are all on the cards.


Explore Siam Pattaya and Chanthaburi Sapphire Mines

This is one of the city's most popular tours and should not be missed. Siam Pattaya is home to miniature replicas of Thai heritage icons, as well as wonders from across the world. There you can visit, in one go, the temple of the Emerald Buddha, Prasat Hin Phimai, bridge over the River Kwai, the statue of Liberty, the Eiffel Tower, the Pyramids and London Bridge. As interesting as this tour is, a visit to the sapphire mines of Chanthaburi will turn out to be fascinating, take on a tour and witness the cutting and polishing process of the precious stones. Those based at accommodation options in the region the likes of AVANI Pattaya Resort & Spa can plan an excursion to both the park and mines which are ideal attractions for the entire family.


Enjoy a Cabaret Show

This one is for the adults and promises loads of fun, Pattaya style. The cabaret shows of Alcazar and Tiffany are very popular and iconic experiences many visitors to the city look forward to. Promising to be nothing short of fabulous the Tiffany cabaret is performed by Thailand's famous 'ladyboys' while Alcazar is taken on by glamorous cross-dressing performers. Depicting the Indian Raj, the history and heritage of Siam as well as Chinas illustrious past, the shows are a combination of music, dance, and song in both English and Thai. One of the best Pattaya things to do, for innocent fun, you can choose to catch one of the three to four shows held daily.


Dare Yourself to Have a Go On the SKY Pattaya Rocket Ball Ride

If you are looking for a rush, away from the bars and nightlife of Pattaya, the SKY Pattaya Rocket Ball Ride will prove to be a pretty awesome experience. Made up of steel towers which suspend and hold the vehicle in which two riders fit, the rocket ball promises to get your adrenaline pumping. Spinning and bouncing with a thrilling velocity, this is not for the faint-hearted.


Fly Like a Gibbon

Flight of the Gibbon is a thrilling canopy ride via zip line that stretches 3kms across 26 platforms in the Khao Kheow Open Zoo. Add a Jungle Safari to the tour and you can enjoy a full day's activity. If you are travelling with kids, those above 1 metre in height may take on a zip line independently.


Explore Beautiful Koh Samet Island

The beach, obviously, cannot be left out of any tour to Pattaya, and Koh Samet is just as perfect as you would expect. Better known locally as Paradise Island you can get there via ferry from the Ban Phe fishing village. There you are treated to a sparkling white sand beach, loads of sunshine and crystal clear waters to swim in.