Pattaya is not just about the night scene, although that is of course still a major focal point. There are temples, beaches to explore, shopping, shopping and shopping and more.
We also have a handy guide of things not to do in Thailand.
Sanctuary of Truth
This incredible temple is made of teak and, as it is not treated, is in constant decay and replenishment. Worth the short trip from Central Pattaya to marvel at this superb temple.
Pattaya Floating Market
The Four Regions Floating Market is a mixture of floating and conventional market and stalls selling a wide range of handicrafts, souvenirs, food, art and even entertainment.
Wat Phra Khao Yai (Big Buddha)
18 metres high and situated on a hill overlooking Pattaya and Jomtien Beaches it can be seen from miles around and provides stunning views. An active temple you must observe local customs to visit the many statues and temple areas.
Closed to vehicles after 6.00pm each evening, Walking Street is the much imitated entertainment area that still offers an incredible range of bars and entertainment much of it very much aimed for an adult audience.
Tiffany Cabaret Show
An hour long Ladyboy show that combines theatre and dance including traditional Thai culture as well as taking inspiration from elsewhere in Asia. suitable for all of the family.Coral Islands Tour with stopover for Parasailing, Fishing & Banana Boat full day tour from £69 per person.
Around 7km from Pattaya and easily accessible from frequent boat trips is the island of Koh Larn. With six different beaches to explore it makes a pleasant day trip and there are a number of hotel options for longer stays.
Sample Thai Food
When you battle past the McDonalds and other western chains there is still some excellent Thai food on offer, you just may need to look for it a bit harder than in other places.