Want to know which is the best tourist attraction in Jomtien, Pattaya? The answer is none! Because they are all excellent and you could not possibly pick from amongst this diverse and entertaining crowd. Of course, unless you’re lucky enough to live in the Land of Smiles, you won’t possibly have time during your stay to visit them all. So, to help you out, we’ve compiled a list of what we think are the absolute top five things to do in the seaside city of Pattaya. So, without further ado, let’s get on and learn more.
1. Mini Siam Park
The best way to see the whole world in one day is with a visit to Mini Siam, located just 15 minutes out of town. This park showcases over 100 wonders of the world in miniature 1:25 scale. Take a tour around the world to see such famous sites as the Paris’ Eiffel Tower and L’arc de Triomphe; London’s Tower Bridge; the Sydney Opera House; New York’s Statue of Liberty; Singapore’s Merlion; Beijing’s Temple of Heaven, and locally, Bangkok’s Victory Monument and Wat Arun.
2. Ripley’s Believe It or Not!
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! is the home of all things odd and eccentric. This world-famous oddity museum lets you explore over 300 exhibits of the weird, wonderful and wacky. Relying only on true stories, the surprising and shocking displays prove that the truth often is stranger than fiction. Expect to see things like a mask made from human skin, primitive torture devices, a wax figure of a four-eyed man and a Titanic model made of more than one million matchsticks.
3. Art in Paradise
Art in Paradise takes traditional art displays and flips them on their head – literally! Here, art is not static; it’s brought to life on the walls, floor and ceiling for visitors to become part of it through clever 3D trickery. Across its different zones – classic art, Egypt, ocean world, safari, dinosaurs, fantasy – visitors can make the most of unique photo ops, like tickling a whale’s belly, flying on a magic carpet, crossing a rickety bridge in the jungle and swimming with dolphins in the ocean.
4. Four Regions Floating Market
Known locally as the “Pattaya Floating Market”, this massive 100,000 sqm attraction showcases all of Thailand’s major regions: north, north-east, central and south. This representation comes in the form of 100+ shops and stalls selling their wares from traditional boats and canoes or stilted cottages, connected by covered walkways and bridges. The market sells a range of souvenirs; fresh fruit and vegetables; food, arts ‘n’ crafts; and clothing. There are also demonstrations and cultural shows on offer; at what is considered one of the premier tourist attraction in Jomtien, Pattaya.
5. Coral Island
And lastly, let’s take a week trip 7.5 kilometres west of Pattaya Beach and over the ocean to Koh Larn, aka Coral Island. This little piece of paradise is world’s away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The car-less island is suffused with cerulean blue waters, long stretches of pristine beach, water sports, monkeys and adorable beachside cafes and bars. Since the island is not very far away, you can easily hop a ferry (45 minutes) over in the morning, stay for a couple of hours soaking up the sun and then come back in the afternoon.
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