Pattaya City, especially the Beach-road and the famous Walking-street is famous for its nightlife and bustle. So if you love parties and fun, then this might just be the perfect place for you.
This neighborhood has numerous large shopping centers as well as numerous restaurants, bars, shops, cinemas, massage parlors, and numerous other entertainment centers, enough to keep you entertained all 24/7.
Without a doubt, it is the most popular and populated city in Thailand next to Bangkok so expect traffic on the streets and activities till daybreak.
It has a beautiful beach always buzzing with fun seekers looking to enjoy the open view and beautiful scenery. In Central Pattaya, everywhere you go, there are always attractions that are within walking distance. When moving around, you don’t need a vehicle, as its eventful streets are enough to keep you entertained while on the road.
Are you living in Thailand, or do you plan to visit soon? Pattaya city is certainly a great place to stay — especially if you like busy neighborhoods. Pattaya city, however, has limited high-end housing stock, so don’t expect to see too many new residential constructions. There are numerous luxury branded hotels and affordable cheap guesthouses, and smaller hotels with affordable rent to make up for this.
If you are visiting as an expert, we can also help with apartments close to work. Central Pattaya is a place with endless fun, with so many places to see and visit.
Activities and Tourist Attractions in Central Pattaya
If you are within Central Pattaya, ensure you visit the observation deck on Pratumnak Hill and enjoy the amazing bird’s eye view of the city. From the deck, you will see the picturesque panoramas. The best part of visiting the deck on Pratumnak Hill is not just the beautiful view, you will be able to take as many pictures as you want and a lot of sites to relax and chill. There are benches, gazebos, picnic areas, and spy glasses.
Nong Nooch Tropical Garden is also Worth Visiting. This is one of the most amazing places to visit in Thailand, especially if you love nature. This garden has a huge collection of succulents, cacti, and orchids. The park has different sections or thematic areas, as well as places where you can relax. There are lots of things to do here that will keep you occupied all day.
Host a night party on Walking Street. Walking street is the king of nightlife; the street is clustered with lots of events at night, endless music, and entertainment for everybody. At night this street becomes populated with fun seekers. Once it’s dawn, you’ll see lots of promotions and neon signs illuminate.
Explore the Sanctuary of Truth. This magnificent structure is guided by Buddhism and Hinduism’s beliefs and philosophy; this beautiful structure has been under construction for about 32 years. The building goes beyond aesthetics; it also has a deeper meaning; every image, spire carries, and corner has meaning attached. The structure is primarily made from wood; it also has different figures and ornaments. This is an extraordinary temple you should visit.
Get the full Pattaya feelings. Central Pattaya gives you an overview of what it feels like to live in Pattaya. You can get all food native to Pattaya in this neighborhood street food market, from seafood to spicy tom yum soup and fried insects. Native Thais themselves frequently patronize this market. If you are looking for where to eat, start your search from places where locals gather.
Meditate near the Golden Buddha mountain. This is not just a giant structure, but the biggest image of Buddha you’ll find anywhere in the world. Don’t forget that this is not a statue but a 130-meter rock painting made in gold. This image was first carved with leasers then it was plated with gold. You can also visit its park with its calm meditation pavilion located just at the foot of the mountain.
Visit Koh Larn Island, Koh Larn has six main beaches and several smaller beaches which are not mentioned here. All beaches have white sand and clear blue water.
Accommodation can be found on Samae and Tawaen beaches. Beach chairs cost around 100 baht in most places. Since you pay for beach chairs, you can bring your own food and drinks if you wish, saving money.
Some taxi drivers offer island tours with short stops at each beach to briefly explore each beach, then drive to the beach that suits you best. The price of a tour around the island is around 400 baht. You can rent a motorbike for 300 baht a day, just make sure you know how to handle a motorbike.
Visit the Flight of the Gibbon park and feel like a gibbon. This park allows visitors to conduct fun tours that include overcoming; you will be appointed an instructor and a three kilometers zipline, that’s not all. It also has more than twenty platforms and rappelling stations. This park is packed with lots of fun activities and beautiful sites; it is adorned with nature and animals.
Meet monkeys on the uninhabited island of Koh Ped (often called Koh Lin). This journey is one adventure you can’t afford to miss. You can get to the island with a tour team or on your own; all you need to do is rent a boat from the pier in Pattaya. When going to the island, ensure you don’t go without getting something for the monkeys. These monkeys are friendly as they are already used to having visitors. Additional tip: keep your valuables close as they are notorious for snatching things.
Restaurants Within and Around Pattaya City
Royal Grill Room & Wine Cellar
This is a premium restaurant located within the Pattaya area; it serves top-notch quality meats and seafood. It also serves premium wins, both new and old, carefully selected by wine connoisseurs. Diners are allowed into its underground wine cellar for sampling.
This is one of the best places for Pattaya residents to get the best Thai foods; they also put up amazing food carving shows and host Thai cultural music and dance. Ruen Thai restaurant represents everything Thai and is one of the favorite spots for both locals and tourists.
Horizon Rooftop Bar and Restaurant
Are you looking for a nice classy restaurant within the Pattaya area? Then Horizon Rooftop Bar & Restaurant is a perfect place; you need to try it out and enjoy the premium cocktails like the Pattaya Sling & Long Island Iced Tea with your gang. Imagine sipping tasty, colorful cocktails while enjoying the panoramic view from the 34th; trust me, that’s an experience you’ll never forget.
This is, without doubt, one of the best Indian restaurants you’ll find in Pattaya; it is a family-run restaurant that specializes in serving Indian traditional dishes with a mix of modern innovations. Foods served are actually worth every penny you pay.
What stands out for me is the Prawn Asparagus salad with coconut shavings that give you a feel of the Indian fusion cuisine. There are diverse dishes for you to choose from; they also serve different wines and local desserts to round up your sumptuous meal.
This is another awesome place to dine in Pattaya. It has a classy, chill, and elegant aura, located around the beach at the Jomtien bay. Its outdoor sitting area has a patio-like design and a glasshouse for indoor dining, equipped with air conditioning. The entire restaurant area is adorned with palm trees that help with shade so that you can enjoy lunch in the hot afternoon; it also offers amazing sunset views.
On the menu, you have a wide variety of items; there are a lot of delicious seafood dishes on the list and a couple of international dishes—a perfect location for romantic outings.
This is a very popular seafood eatery operating for 30 years; Lungsawai is not too far from Central Pattaya, just close to Jomtien Beach Road. It looks more like a rustic-styled Thai restaurant that gives you a cool sea breeze. Location: 31/1 Moo 1, Jomtien Beach Road, Na Jomtien.
There’s no way you will visit Pattaya without spending some time in Pattaya city, not just because it is located in the center, but also because it houses all the important buildings. It is also the heart of entertainment for everybody living in Pattaya. A good place to live.