Tap into local sights-and-sounds and experience the pleasure Pattaya has to offer! A vibrant city, Pattaya has something for everyone. Book a private excursion on Royal Cliff's catamaran and travel to any of the surrounding islands for diving, sunbathing or adventurous exploring! Families can bring their children to Pattaya Park a local amusement park featuring water rides for all ages and even some for the very brave. For the nature and culture seeking travelers, they will be stunned by Pattaya's temples and tropical gardens. Nightlife and shopping is always exhilarating. Our professional and knowledgeable staff will be able to best guide your choices and make certain you are headed in the right direction. For sightseeing around Pattaya, the Royal Cliff tour operator located at the Royal Cliff Beach Hotel are happy to assist you.
Pattaya's main attractions include:
Temples: The most famous Pattaya temple is Wat Yan Sangwararam, located 15 kms south of the resort. Visitors can walk around its large, park-like compound to view a replica of the Buddha's footprints, relics of the Lord Buddha and his disciples as well as pavilions of various countries, including an excellent showcase of Chinese art in Viharn Sien.
Elephant Village: At this home for elephants and their mahouts, visitors can feed and ride the elephants on short treks through the countryside. Daily elephant performances highlight the skills and strength of these national symbols of Thailand.
Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Gardens: A vast array of palms, tropical flowers, orchids and other plants are beautifully laid out in these vast gardens, together with an aviary and mini zoo. Cultural, dance and elephant shows are held throughout the day.
Entertainment Shows: Alcazar and Tiffany put on highly enjoyable cabarets that showcase the mimicry and entertainment talents of vivacious lady boys. In contrast, Alangkarn focuses on depicting Thai history in a nightly Las Vegas-style cultural extravaganza filled with dynamic performers and elephants.
Shopping: The advent of large, contemporary shopping plazas with their boutiques, restaurants and entertainment outlets has given shopping in Pattaya a real shot in the arm.
Underwater World: Discover the immense variety of Asia's tropical fish at this huge aquarium, where visitors get close to the marine life via a walk-through plexiglass tunnel that goes under the water.
Water Sports: Pattaya is an active resort, renowned for its wide range of on-water activities including jet skis, water-skiing, banana boats, parasailing, windsurfing, diving and fishing. For sailing enthusiasts, Pattaya Marina has yachts for charter, while smaller boats sail and race out of the Royal Varuna Yacht Club.
Golf: There are 18 golf courses within easy reach of the resort, some designed by golfing greats Jack Nicklaus, Pete Dye, Nick Faldo and Robert Trent Jones. Course layouts are excellent, coupled with stylish clubhouses and wonderful caddies to ensure a truly unforgettable golf holiday.
Snorkeling & Private Charters: The resort's catamaran can provide private excursions to the nearby islands. Guests can relax on our comfortable sun-beds while enjoying refreshing cocktails. Activities arranged at the island destination include snorkeling, fishing and picnic meals.
Go-Karts: Get your speed and adrenalin rush at Pattaya's exciting go-kart circuits, racing the tiny karts around tracks suitable for beginners up to experts.
Sanctuary of Truth: Built in the Chaturamuk and Ayuttaya style and made completely of wood, it is considered one of Thailand's architectural marvels. It stands in Pattaya as a memorial to reflect Buddhism and the artistic vision of mankind.