Probably for those who love traveling, the name Pattaya is no longer strange. When telling about Pattaya, people will definitely not only think of beautiful beaches, vibrant bars and clubs, famous Gay Carabet Shows, but there are also many other interesting things for tourists to experience in Pattaya. An unavoidable question of tourists when visiting here is where to go in Pattaya, especially when travel Pattaya with friends.
This article below will give you information about 8 places to visit in Pattaya with friends.
Tourism in Pattaya is often divided into three main areas, which have their own characteristics. If you and your friends want to have a holiday in Pattaya, it will be helpful for you to make a list of the places your group wants to visit to save time and enjoy full of fun. Three main areas in Pattaya are as follows:
- Naklua area: located in the North, this is a quiet area that very few people come to here. Moreover, the beach is very calm and suitable for walking.
- Central Pattaya: this area is located near the sea so this place is almost crowded with tourists with a bustling atmosphere. There are three famous roads leading to the sea including Beach Road, Pattaya Second Road, and Pattaya Third Road. These three roads are usually crowded and noisy with many shops, restaurants and shopping centers. If you intend to rent rooms here, you should choose the motels in Pattaya Third Road because the area is much cheaper and quieter than the other two.
- Jomtien area: located in the South, this area has many cafes, restaurants near the romantic beaches. Furthermore, you can choose favorite food here at cheaper price than in the central area.
Here are 10 interesting places in Pattaya that you and your friends should not miss to have a fun and exciting trip.
1. PATTAYA BEACH:
Seemingly, you will be attracted by the beach in Pattaya right in the heart of the city. Pattaya Beach is about 3 km long in the center, so many visitors come here to enjoy bathing.
The sea here is considered to be a beautiful beach with white sand shinning under the sun, clear azure blue water. You and your friends can enjoy bathing for relaxing as well as take part in waters sports for fun.
An activities you should not miss to join with friends is Parasailing.
With the prices starting at about 600 baht, you can enjoy the unique view of Pattaya Beach as well as feel the high sky. Any day of the week when the weather is pretty good, you will see many brightly-colored parachutes criss-crossing the bay on the sky of Pattaya Beach.
Also see: 4 Best Beaches in Pattaya (Updated 2019)
2. CORAL ISLAND (KOH LARN):
Coral Island is about 7 km from the coast of central Pattaya but once you are first on Koh Larn, you will be impressed by its pristine beauty. Not only is the atmosphere cool with the sound of the waves, but there are also colorful reefs and diverse sea creatures.
Some things that you and your friends should experience when travel Pattaya are :
#1 Underwater walking:
This journey will take you down to the seafront with special diving helmets at 5 meters deep to discover the beautiful coral reefs in the turquoise water. It will be great to take underwater photos with friends.
Price: 1200 baht per person
Parasailing offers you the experience of height as well as the unique feeling when flying on Coral Island. If you and your friends enjoy the thrill of flying up and along at a high speed, this activity is not to be missed.
Price: 500 baht
#3 Banana Boat:
A Banana Boat ride is for pure fun with friends. A Banana Boat is a rubber boat in a banana shape about 3 meters long, which can hold up to ten people. This activity is the funniest game with friends on Coral Island.
Price: 200 baht per person
Besides, taking a trip with a semi-submersible submarine, surfing, nuggets, scuba diving are famous games on Koh Larn Pattaya.
Moreover, you can get the opportunity to enjoy cheap seafood on the island. In the evening, you can talk together with friends during enjoying music and cool sea breeze at Maharak Café.
Also see: A completed guide to Coral Island in Pattaya (Koh Larn Island)
3. WALKING STREET PATTAYA:
Address: Soi 13, 16 South Pattaya.
Walking Street Pattaya is always an attractive destination that anyone travel Pattaya wants to come. This bustling street is crowded with both local people and tourists from many other countries whether it is night or day.
Along the beach just before the Walking Street in Pattaya, you can find a lot of restaurants with various food from seafood, beef, lamb, buffets to traditional Thai dishes You and your friends can spend the evenings on this road to experience the cuisine of Pattaya and explore some of the cultural features of this place.
However, go inside the Pattaya Walking Street, mostly bar and expensive restaurants and there are also some food stalls but not so many and I have to say the price is higher than it should be.
If you come to the end of Walking Street Road, where a Pattaya symbol on the mountain, you can find a small night market here and mostly are Thai traditional cuision and cheap 🙂
#2 Bars/ Clubs:
When visiting here, you and your friends will be definitely impressed by many bars, clubs at Walking Street. Here you will be able to enjoy live music in the attractive shows with sexy bikini girls. Moreover, bars also offer drinks such local beer, draft beer, soft drinks, lady drinks, etc. Some famous bars at Walking Street you and your family can visit as follows:
- What’s Up A-Go-Go
- Baccara A Go Go
- The Iron Club Pattaya
- Airport Club
#3 Gay Cabaret shows
In Walking Street Pattaya there is a “special dish” that makes it known as “Ghost town”. That is the hot gay cabaret show on the street and in bars, of which the most famous are Pattaya Alcazar Show and Pattaya Tiffany Show.
- Pattaya Alcazar Show:
Address: At Alcazar Theatre, 78/14 Pattaya 2nd Road
Opening hours: 17:00; 18:30; 20:00 and 21:30
Ticket price: 499 baht for a regular seat and 599 for VIP.
- Pattaya Tiffany Show:
Address: At Tiffany Theatre, 464 Moo 9, Pattaya 2nd Road.
Opening hours: 18:00; 19:30; 21:00.
Ticket price: about 900 baht
A small note for you is that Walking Street, like other lively entertainment destinations, is very crowded and busy so you should pay careful attention to your belongings.
Also see: All you need to know about Pattaya Walking Street 2019 (Price included)
4. PATTAYA SHEEP FARM:
Address: Nong Pla Lai, Pattaya, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri 20150, Thailand.
Open hours: 9 am – 7 pm
Pattaya sheep farm – an enjoyable destination for those who love nature and animals – will impress you by the super-cute scene and mischievous sheep look like a cartoon world. You and your friends are free to walk on the farm and stroking the little sheep.
In addition, you can also pretend to be a sheep farm owner when taking care of sheep, feed them and learning about reproductive processes, sheepskin processes. All activities are very special experiences for tourists. Why don’t you take pictures with your friend when being a farmer? It would be fun.
5. ART IN PARADISE:
Address: Moo 9 78/34 Pattaya Sai 2 Rd, right in the center of Pattaya
Ticket prices: 500 baht for adults – 300 baht for children and foreigners
Another place to travel Pattaya is Art in Paradise, which is considered the first and largest 3D museum in Thailand (then appeared in Bangkok and Chiangmai). The museum is an area of over 5.800 m2 with over 200 graphics, many themes, and contents.
All arts are painted 3D on the flat screen but lively as they are in the real world. The 3D museum has 6 main themes including wildlife, classical art, the architecture of Korea, Thailand, Khmer, Egyptian pyramid, etc.
Therefore, you and your friends can not only take amazing pictures with unique themes but you also have opportunities to experience and learn about the culture of the world as well as the culture and history of Thailand.
6. JOMTIEN BEACH:
Jomtien Beach is located south of Pattaya, just 15 minutes from central Pattaya by bus or taxi (take a taxi for 10 – 20 baht). Jomtien Beach is one of the most luxurious places due to the presence of two well-known resorts: Rabbit Resort and Avalon Beach Resort.
Additionally, Pattaya Park is available for children’s activities. You with your friends visiting here can join many sea sports such as surfing, boating, swimming, skateboarding, snorkeling and more.
You can also have a great relaxation with massage service at the beach, enjoy fresh seafood of Jomtien and go shopping at the shopping malls such as the 91st-floor Ocean 1 or the Jomtien Complex.
One special beach is called Dongtan, where gay guys gather to have fun and make friends. When the night falls on the beach, it is the time for Beach Bar Club. This vibrant and bustling club is an ideal choice for you and your friends to have fun until 2 – 3 am.
7. NONG NOOCH BOTANICAL GARDEN:
Address: 34/1 Sukhumvit Road, Na Jomtien
Open hours: 9:00 – 17:00
Nong Nooch Botanical Garden is about 2.4 square kilometers. This is a beautiful park covered with many famous garden from 17th-century French gardens, Stonehenge garden to Renaissance garden.
Moreover, the plants here are very rich and various. You will see more than 670 species orchids, tropical palm garden, succulent cactus with strange shapes, etc. Besides enjoying fresh atmosphere here, you also have the opportunity to the traditional Thai dance and the circus performance of elephants.
Because the area of garden is quite large, you and your friends should rent bicycles to discover every corner of the garden comfortably. Nong Noong Botanical Garden is an appropriate choice if you want a day trip with friends.
8. FLOATING MARKET IN PATTAYA:
Address: 452/304 Mu 12, Sukhumvit Road, Tambon Nong Prue, Amphoe Bang Lamung, Chon Buri
Open hours: 10:00 – 23:00
Floating market in Pattaya is also known as “Four-domain floating market” because the merchants here represent the four main areas of Thailand: North Thailand, the Northeast, the Central and the South.
This market sells many kinds of goods such as souvenirs, fruits, handicrafts, postcards and clothes. In addition, there are regular parades and street art shows along both sides.
The most interesting thing is the snacks, desserts and specialities which will give you an exciting culinary experience You should rent a boat when going with friends. It must be fun when floating on the river to shop and see the beautiful architecture.
Surely you and your friends will have impressive and memorable moments when coming to this special market.
Here are 10 places that you and your friend should not miss when visiting Pattaya. You will save more time to consider carefully about things to do in Pattaya with friends. I hope these shares will help you and your friends have a memorable trip.
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