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Pattaya: Alcazar Cabaret Discounted Admission Ticket

1. Pattaya: Alcazar Cabaret Discounted Admission Ticket

Enjoy one of the best cabaret performances in Thailand at the Alcazar Cabaret show, which has been delighting audiences from around the world since 1981. The Alcazar Show one of the most renowned and longest-running transgender cabaret shows in Thailand featuring great theater facilities, flamboyant costumes, and 400 talented performers. See traditional acts inspired by countries from all over the world including the Korean fan dance. Join a vibrant celebration of diversity, inclusiveness, and empowerment that symbolizes Thai culture. Appreciate the perfect blend of acting, stage design, costumes, and powerful performances that audiences of all ages can enjoy. Choose from 3 seating options, a standard seat on the 2nd floor, a deluxe seat on the 1st floor, or a VIP seat on the 1st floor. Find more information on the seating map in the image gallery.

Pattaya: The Sanctuary of Truth Discounted Admission Ticket

2. Pattaya: The Sanctuary of Truth Discounted Admission Ticket

Start the tour by making your own way to The Sanctuary of Truth Museum in Pattaya. From the base to the top, the Sanctuary is made entirely of wood with spectacular woodcarving sculptures in every corner. Marvel at the construction made by Thai craftsmen and artisans without a single nail. Discover this wonder built around the religious philosophy of impermanence. Explore the complex which has 4 wings dedicated to Thai, Khmer, Chinese, and Indian iconography. Take photos of the beautiful and unique architecture that is characteristic of Thai culture.  Then, watch a free cultural show which takes place at 11:30 AM and 3:30 PM daily. Watch an impressive Thai sword fight being performed. If you are lucky enough to be picked to perform the fight, be ready to win! Upgrade your tour by including a 20-minute sightseeing rowing boat or speed boat tour by picking the relevant option upon checkout.

Day Trip to Pattaya City & Koh Larn Island Tour From Bangkok

3. Day Trip to Pattaya City & Koh Larn Island Tour From Bangkok

Depart from River City Bangkok city in the early morning and journey about 2.5 hours to Pattaya City, which is situated 150 km Southeast of Bangkok. Once arrived Pattaya city, you will take a boat ride for 40 minutes directly to Naban beach on Koh Larn, also known as Coral Island. Then, take local transport to Tawan beach, you can choose from a variety of activities depending on your interests for the day. Go snorkeling, or relax and sunbathe on the beach. If you'd like a faster pace, try some water activities like jet skiing, banana boat riding, sea walking, or parasailing. Then, enjoy lunch on the beach with a gorgeous view. Journey back to the mainland, arriving back in Bangkok in the early evening.

Pattaya: 2-Hour Beginner ATV/Buggy Offroad Tour with Meal

4. Pattaya: 2-Hour Beginner ATV/Buggy Offroad Tour with Meal

Enjoy an amazing offroad tour, dedicated to having fun while riding through the unique Thai countryside. Explore the off-road trails on an awesome 330cc to 570cc ATV quad bike or a 660cc Monster Buggy.  Begin your 2-hour trip with a hotel pick up either at 9 - 9.30 am or 1.30 - 2 pm, depending on the option you choose. On arrival, receive a quick welcome briefing before gearing up and going for a practice drive.  The tour is a safe and action-packed adventure for the young and old, families, couples and groups of friends. The trip takes you along a 28 km long track, riding through a massive array of off-road terrains and scenic locations. You can enjoy the journey off the beaten track discovering adventures paths, whether in the sunshine or splashing through mud in the rain. During the tour, you will ride through pineapple, tapioca, palm oil, eucalyptus and rubber tree tropical plantations, as well as coconut jungles, beautiful farmlands and hillside tracks with amazing views. Experience riding over sand trails, mud trails and rutted dirt roads. After the tour, a complimentary deluxe beef, chicken or veggie burger with french fries and a salad will be waiting for you, along with a fresh fruit platter and free soft drinks.

Pattaya: Full-Day Instagram City Tour

5. Pattaya: Full-Day Instagram City Tour

Snap Insta-impressive photos in some of the most picture-worthy spots in Pattaya on this full-day Instagram tour. Start the day at 9 AM and head to the first stop at Mini Siam, a site filled with miniature-sized replicas of famous landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and small-scale versions of the most famous Bangkok temples Wat Arun and Wat Phra Kaew. Spend time strolling through the gardens and delighting in the colorful world landmarks. Next head to the Sanctuary of Truth, a large wooden Buddhist-Hindu temple that also serves as a museum. Take a look at the immensely detailed designs and carvings of elephants, gods, and other creatures before stopping for lunch. Continue to the Pattaya View Point for an unparalleled view of the cityscape against the crescent-shaped shoreline. After taking in the amazing scenery, head to Khao Chi Chan. Also known as the Buddha Mountain because of the golden etching of a Buddha figure on the side of the mountain, Khao Chi Chan is the last stop of the day. Take in the views of the 109-meter Buddha figure and the beauty of the surroundings before finishing the tour

From Pattaya: Tandem Skydive

6. From Pattaya: Tandem Skydive

Get the ultimate rush of adrenaline on this tandem skydive with pickup from Pattaya. Fall to earth at high velocity whilst secured by your expert instructor for the ultimate thrill ride. After pickup from your accommodation in Pattaya, arrive at the skydiving center and get checked in. Watch a safety training video before meeting your skydiving instructor. Before you jump, have some photos taken with your friends before you take off into the air. Feel the anticipation as you get set for your jump from a cruising altitude of 15,000 feet. Admire the fantastic views of the Gulf of Thailand, Lake Nong Kho, and vast mountain ranges. Next, hear the door open and feel your heart palpitate as you get ready to jump. Securely fastened to your instructor, leap out of the airplane, and plummet to the ground at high speed. As you accelerate to terminal velocity try to catch a glimpse of the earth coming closer towards you. Once the parachute opens, glide back down to the ground as you take in the fantastic views. Afterward, you can choose to purchase photos of your experience.

From Bangkok: Pattaya Beach & Coral Island Small Group Tour

7. From Bangkok: Pattaya Beach & Coral Island Small Group Tour

Choose between heading straight to the meeting point or being picked up from your accommodation in central Bangkok. Sit back and enjoy the air-conditioned ride as you’re taken on a full-day trip to Ko Lan (Coral Island), a dreamy island just off the coast of Pattaya. Spend 4 leisurely hours on the island of Koh Lan. Swim and snorkel in the warm, clear waters, try some beach sports, or simply relax on the white sands. Once you’ve soaked up the sun, you’ll head back to Pattaya Pier. Explore Pattaya Viewpoint and take in panoramic views of the area. Visit the incredible Sanctuary of Truth temple. Although still under construction, it’s a striking piece of architecture with detailed woodworking. Take one last glimpse of the sea before being transferred back to Bangkok.

From Bangkok: Day Trip to Pattaya City & Sanctuary of Truth

8. From Bangkok: Day Trip to Pattaya City & Sanctuary of Truth

Get picked up from your hotel in Bangkok at around 7:30 AM and ride about 2 hours to Pattaya City. Visit the Sanctuary of Truth, a large wooden structure constructed in 1981 by the sea at Laem Ratchawet. It was conceived from the concept that human civilization owes its existence to the religious and philosophical truth. You’ll learn how the grand castle has been built by ancient wood-joining techniques you can’t see elsewhere in the world including tongue and groove techniques, butt joint, dovetails, sapped spurs, and more. It’ll be your once-in-a-lifetime experience to participate in the construction of the miraculous national and world heritage. Continue your journey to Pattaya viewpoint which is located on Khao Phra Tam Nak which is a small hill on the South of Pattaya Beach. The location is the best spot to see the panoramic view of Pattaya City and its bay from above. On the hilltop, it’s also the site of Naval Radio Station where the monument of Krom Luang Chumphon Khet Udomsak, the Father of Royal Thai Navy, is situated alongside a sacred Buddha image. Enjoy your free time at Pattaya Beach, the half-moon-shaped Pattaya Beach that is 4 kilometers long with a road running parallel to the beach. There is a variety of restaurants, hotels, bars, department stores, and souvenir stores as well as other places of entertainment. Depart from Pattaya at about 3:00 PM and arrive at your hotel in Bangkok at around 6:00 PM.

Pattaya: Full-Day Customizable City Tour

9. Pattaya: Full-Day Customizable City Tour

Take a full-day tour of the Thai resort town of Pattaya. Customize the tour to your own interests by choosing to visit 3 or 4 of the attractions listed below: Big Buddha Temple (Wat Phra Yai): Situated atop a hill, the 18-meter golden statue of Buddha is a popular feature of the Wat Phra Yai temple. Take in the beautiful mosaic walls and see the many statues of Buddha in different poses. Pattaya Viewpoint: Enjoy the dynamic cityscape with a crescent-shaped shoreline as the backdrop from the best viewpoint in the city. Take in the spectacular views from Pratumnak Hill any time of day. Pattaya Gems Gallery: See fabulous, interactive presentations on gems and jewellery and browse the extensive gem collection. Wat Yansangwararam: This majestic Buddhist temple is known for its picturesque gardens, multi-influenced architecture (Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Swiss, etc.), and its large collection of Chinese artefacts. Mini Siam: The Mini Siam park is famous for its miniature replicas of some of the world’s most beloved landmarks. Think the Statue of Liberty, Eiffel Tower, Leaning Tower of Pisa, London Bridge, and more. Buddha Mountain (Khao Chi Chan): It’s called Buddha Mountain for a reason: a large 109-meter golden sketch of Buddha carved on the side of a mountain. Stand in awe of the magnificence of the mountain and its picturesque surroundings before snapping a photo of the famous Buddha image. Pattaya Floating Market: If you loved the floating markets in Bangkok, spend a few hours in the Pattaya Floating Market. Browse through the local produce and handicrafts, and do some souvenir shopping for family and friends. List of Attractions (choose 3 or 4 after booking): Wat Phra Yai (Big Buddha Temple) Pattaya Viewpoint (Khao Pattaya View Point) on Pratumnak Hill Pattaya Gems Gallery Wat Yansangwararam Mini Siam Khao Chi Chan (Buddha Mountain) Pattaya Floating Market

From Bangkok: 10-Hour Pattaya Private Car Hire

10. From Bangkok: 10-Hour Pattaya Private Car Hire

Escape the busy Bangkok and head to the beach city, Pattaya. Get conveniently picked up from your hotel in Bangkok and then drive 2.5 hours to the east coast of Thailand where the famous Pattaya City is located. Enjoy the 10-hour service to explore what the holiday city has to offer at at your own pace. Get an option to have a guide joining your trip if you wish to dig deeper on the historical and culture sides. Explore one of the most visited cities in Thailand on your own schedule or with the guidance of an English-speaking guide. Whether you would like to marvel at unique shows like KAAN Show, Tiffany's Show or Alcazar Show, relax on the beach and sunbath, see the breathtaking Sanctuary of Truth or explore 3D museums or theme parks, you can plan them all out on this journey. This 10-hour service is perfect for those who are staying in Bangkok and would want to see Pattaya in a day on a short day trip. It is ideal for couples or families traveling in a party. This will give you a hassle-free experience indeed.

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What people are saying about Pattaya

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 330 reviews

If you want to get out of busy Bangkok for a day to relax and enjoy a pretty beach, I recommend this trip. Travel a little less than 2 hrs comfortably in a nice car with AC to Pattaya, you've time to get a cup of coffee before getting the 50 min ferry across to to Koh Larn Island. The beach is clean with clear waters. You've a beach chair to stay under the shade or move out under the sun. Lots of water activities to chose from if you want. Food is good and driver was friendly. Yui was my guide, taking care of tickets, our food, water activity, shower, anything we needed. I loved that she dealt with the locals on my behalf while also staying away from us, giving us space to relax. Loved this trip!

First time doing skydiving. Overall experience was great, staff was friendly and professional. The only negative thing is the amount they charge for video and pictures. $107 seems a bit high, tbh. And then there is another additional charge if you want to get a video from your instructor’s GoPro. A bit too much.

Yui was an incredible host! sorted everything out for me so I didn’t have to worry about it and was running me through everything about Pattaya. Couldn’t have had a better host and a beautiful day out :)

Enjoyed the tour! Everything was well organized and our tour guide, Jacky, he was great. He was very kind and knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend!!

Very relaxed tour! great guide We recommend! Many Thanks.