Pattaya really is a great place to holiday, whether you are looking for a party-style vacation, a relaxing getaway or you are traveling with your family. Although Pattaya is more famous for its nightlife exploits, there are lots of opportunities to tour around Pattaya in a single day and visit lots of attractions at the same time. If you are a Pattaya culture lover, or just like to see something new and interesting, why not get yourself a taxi or a rental car and see some of the recommended places of interest in a single day.
10 am – Art in Paradise – Pattaya Culture
Start your Pattaya culture day off with a little bit of Art in Paradise, which is Pattaya’s only 3d art gallery, located on Pattaya Second Road Soi 1 in North Pattaya. Set over an area of approximately 5,800sqm, the venue is known as an “illusion” art gallery with lots of paintings that seem to just jump out of the wall and touch you on the nose. The museum features ten galleries – the Camouflage Room, Under the Ocean Room, Wildlife Room, Classical Art Room, Civilization Room, Surrealism Room, Dinosaur Room, Waterfall Room, Scenery Room, and Exhibition of Art Room. Whether you are an art lover or just enjoy something different, Art in Paradise is a great way to start any day.
Midday – Mini-Siam
Next stop is the Mini-Siam miniature theme park located on Sukhumvit Road next to Mcdonalds in North Pattaya. Firstly constructed in 1986 and set over 29 rai of land, you will find Mini-Siam and Mini-Europe which are models of famous attractions and monuments around the world and Thailand built to scale. Take a trip around the most historical sites in Thailand such as its majestic temples. Mini-Europe is home to models of the Eiffel Tower, the Great Pyramids of Giza and much more. This is a great couple of hour’s fun, especially if you love culture or are with your family.
3 pm – Ripley’s Believe It or Not!
The next attraction on the itinerary is the world’s most unusual museum, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Located on the 2nd floor of the Royal Garden Plaza shopping mall, the museum features world-class entertainment attractions such as 350 fascinating real exhibits and things you can’t see anywhere else. Be exhilarated with Ripley’s 4D Moving Theater, a high-tech simulator amusement ride guaranteed to thrill both the mind and body. Venture into your worst nightmares at Ripley’s Haunted Adventure. Be dazzled with imaginable special effects and live actors that will send shivers down your spine from the moment you enter ‘til the time you escape! Journey into new magical worlds at Ripley’s Infinity Maze. There really is lots to do for people of all ages at Ripley’s.
5:30 pm – Sanctuary of Truth
For the final visit of the day, we take the short drive over to Naklua, North Pattaya, to see what is known as one of the most beautiful and grandest spectacles in the region – The Sanctuary of Truth. This amazing temple that sits ocean-side is an architectural masterpiece. The temple is a gigantic wooden construction that covers the area of more than two rais. The top point of the building is about 105 meters high. The building was constructed according to ancient Thai ingenuity and every square inch of the building is covered with wooden sculptures. Although the temple is not finished yet, as it takes decades to build such a masterpiece, some of the backdrops against the sea at sunset time are awe-inspiring so make sure you take your camera along.
If you want to explore many Pattaya culture sights in a single day, just follow our day trip itinerary to get the most from your Pattaya holiday experience.