Pattaya: City of Ceaseless Energy
Relish the glaring nightlife and energetic culture of Pattaya City
Any diehard partygoer would know Pattaya to be the nirvana, the haven of all things good for night life. A dozen of discotheques, transvestite cabarets and karaoke bars take haven in Pattaya. Pattaya is indeed known for its fun-filled and rowdy bars and clubs but aside from the glaring neon lights and beer filled nights, there is much more to Pattaya. Many recreational sports are held in this city. The wild nights are instantly juxtaposed to sanctuaries for wild tropical animals like that of the Pattaya Crocodile Farm and Elephant Village. If you really want to make most of your Pattaya experience, unravel the pristine beauty of the place without centralizing your focus on the nightlife alone.
Pattaya’s Million Years Stone Park and Crocodile Farm is a must visit hotspot in the city. The beautifully landscaped grounds are home to grazing animals, fierce reptiles like crocodiles and rare albino bears. Animal performances are available in this park, suitable for every family or for just pure nature-loving travelers. If you still haven’t gotten hold of those fierce animals, try the Elephant Village, where you witness these giant yet peaceful creatures do tricks and entertaining performances. Take pride in witnessing in person the national symbol of Thailand, as performances include re-enactment of traditional methods and ceremonial rites with these amazing animals.
The tropical climate may not be too friendly at times, so to wear off those almost-blistering-feet due to incessant walking, cool down in Pattaya’s Park Beach Resort and Amusement Park. Located in the secluded area in Jomtien, this 240 meter resort hotel is perfect for the family or the lone traveler! Its magnificent view of the city is heightened by the ‘cable jump’ where travelers are able to feel that swift rush of adrenaline as they slide across a 170 meter line. To splash in and utilize the tropical climate as much, the Pattaya Water Park is best as it contains giant whirlpools and a swimming pool for children. The Jomtien area has a half moon beach almost 3 kilometers long. Tourists can choose any kind of accommodation suitable for them as there are many hotels, bars, restaurants and clubs within the vicinity.
Getting in touch with nature has never been so surreal in Pattaya. For those who delight in flowers, especially orchids, the Siriporn Orchid Farm is a hotspot in Pattaya that features dainty flowers such as cattleyas, vandas and pompadours. Visitors can even opt to purchase some flowers or plants, a perfect memoir from the golden city of Pattaya. Getting in touch with the most mystic area of earth, Pattaya offers a lifetime spectacle as the largest aquarium in Asia, the Underwater World Pattaya offers a 100-metre-long, 6.4-centimeter-thick Plexiglas tunnel that mirrors almost 4000 marine species. The wonders of nature are truly bursting at the seams in this underwater aquarium. Take delight with these natural attractions and feast with your pack as Pattaya also offers a myriad of restaurants and bars.
If you want to reconnect with your artistic side, well, the Bottle Art Museum is best for you. This out-of-the-box museum in Pattaya houses 300 bottles containing mini churches, temples and ships. The intricacy of such art is truly amazing, the simplicity yet arduous architecture resonating in every bottle. The bottle arts are created by the Dutch sculptor Mr. Peter Bedelais which he donated after. If you want to explore the more of city’s museums, then head to the Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Museum, which houses 250 unique items, exhibiting all of the weird and eccentric behavior or human, including an African voodoo doll and a mask made from human skin. It may sound really scary, but this Museum is surely going to make think out of the box, a manifestation of how otherworldly the human mind is. Also a Ripley themed park, the Ripley’s Motion Master Panorama Threat, a colossal high tech experience that includes giant screen projector, dynamic full seating motion and precise digital features, this place is truly a thingamajig of the future. Lastly for Ripleys, if you just want to relax and have fun with your pack, try Ripley’s Laser Trek, the modernized paintball that includes highly computerized laser guns and vests enough to make you and your pack go sporty and competitive in a day.
If you find all of these venues a little overwhelming, and you just want to take a stroll in a park or perhaps just revel in the beauty of nature, then, the Suan Nong Nooch Tropical Garden suits you best. This beautiful landscaped tropical garden houses thousands of flora, a botanical garden, waterfalls, orchid nurseries and a cactus garden. You can also canoe on the lake, and view an elephant show. The tropical garden also has an Art Centre, which shows traditional Thai dances, martial arts and cockfighting daily. You can opt to stay overnight as there are many dainty Thai cottages available within the venue.
The list goes on and on for Pattaya, Thailand. However, do not fail to put the Mini Siam on your itinerary list should you go travelling around Pattaya. This miniature city houses more than 100 perfectly built models of important statues and monuments in Thailand. It also models temples which are included in Thailand’s sacred symbols. This city has also mini models of other famous landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower and the Statue of Liberty. Revel in intricate architecture in this little city of beauty and creativity.
Your excursion in Pattaya shall not be complete if your palates have not tasted the heavenly taste of delectable Thai food. There are many native restaurants to choose from, one just ought to choose from the many viable options. There are many food stalls in the main road of Pattaya, you can almost dine al fresco in this city. Do not forget to grab authentic Thai food to fully heighten your Thai trip. If you are craving for German, Scandinavian or just Western touch in food, you need now worry as there are many food stalls that cater to these tastes.
In Pattaya it is just a matter of choosing. Pack yourself with some handy sneakers as the soles of your shoes would surely wear off as you slowly unravel the beauty of Pattaya. Countless smiles from only the finest memories shall be plenty as you discover the lovely city of Pattaya.