Thailand can be overwhelming, but it can also be beautiful, culturally engaging, and inspiring. From beach-front massages to the fantastic Underwater World aquarium, this list will only cover the five most essential stops for any traveller, especially a first time visitor. These five Pattaya attractions are the extremes of Thai nature, art, and tradition.
1. Thai Cooking Classes
You’ll see it at once. Be it a street vendor or a world class restaurant, Thai dining will pull you in. Inspired blends of flavours are certain to leave you satisfied, and maybe very curious. Cooking classes are widely offered in Pattaya. You can find courses that run from a few hours to ten days!
Pattaya is an old city within a much older culture. The traditional pottery and brass crafts are timeless. Textile was always significant in Thailand. Appropriately, Pattaya will show you a wide array of fine silks and fabrics. Keeping in with the times, you can also find great deals on technology and media.
Nothing could beat the first-hand experience of the majestic Gulf of Thailand. These exotic fish and unusual coral are best seen up close. Fortunately, Pattaya is full of equipment renters and experienced divers to help you on this journey.
4. Muay Thai Boxing
These training clubs are scattered about the city. This has been the case even before its resurgence as a result of the popular Ong-Bak series. Several gyms, such as The Scorpion and The Golden Gym, routinely hold fights that welcome spectators.
5. Ancient Temples
Thailand’s temples are known, the world over. If there is one standard by which all of the country’s temples may be judged, it’s the Sanctuary of Truth. This behemoth structure is 105 meters tall, and constructed entirely of wood, much hand-carved! As a work in progress, this one may warrant several return trips.