Top 10 Tours in Pattaya
Everyone loves a great tale of adventure and romance. But this is nothing like watching “Moulin Rouge” on Blu-Ray or even at an IMAX 3D Theatre. In a breathless hour-long riot of sound, colour and light, experience a theatrical event that spans the entire hemisphere through song, dance or skit, from a Bollywood-style musical to Korean fan dance, slapstick burlesque to Broadway Spectacular.
It’s been said that if you want to see beautiful ladyboys, go to Tiffany; but if you want to see a great show, head over to Alcazar. Pattaya has made good of its long-time love affair with ladyboys. Extravagant costumes, convincingly stunning ladyboys, spectacular stage sets are all part of a grander show that delights you with non-stop fantasmic entertainment, from the Russian stage to K-Pop to Persian harlem and even outer space.
Pattaya Coral Island
A 45-minute boat ride west of Pattaya, Koh Larn (Coral Island) offers a change of pace from the upbeat dynamism of Pattaya beaches and make a perfect day-trip. This former sleepy fishing village boasts translucent blue waters brimming with an abundance of coral and marine life. Relax on the fine white sand, get that perfect suntan, plunge in for a swim, or board a glass-bottom boat and watch the dramas unfold underneath your feet.
Nong Nooch Tropical Garden
More than just a landscaped garden dotted with tropical plants and blossoms, this verdant theme park blends elements of Thai culture and family entertainment to create a fun day out for adults and children alike. Enjoy cultural performances, parades and a string of talent shows by a lovely troupe of Thai elephants. Other recreational activities include elephant riding, bicycling and paddle boating.
Underwater World by Submarine
Thanks to the Beatles, we have all heard about the yellow submarine, but wouldn’t it be great to actually be inside the real thing? At Pattaya, you can. Traveling at a maximum speed of seven knots, this bright yellow vessel can dive to the depth of 100 metres.
Declaring itself ‘The Extravaganza Show’, Alangkarn is a cultural theatre, circus, musical and world-class stage production all in one. It touches on facets of Thai history, culture and traditions in the two-hour production that proves to be both entertaining and spectacular.
Pattaya Tiger Zoo
At Pattaya Tiger Zoo, you will find Bengal tigers, dogs and pigs living together in harmony, thanks to the zoo’s rather unique feeding programme. Witness mother pigs feed tiger cubs alongside its own piglets. Have your pictures taken with the cubs, watch the crocodile show, or enjoy riding on elephant back.
Flight of the Gibbon Adventure
See the Jungle Through the Eyes of a Gibbon! Experience the beauty, magic and adventure of Thailand’s rainforest like never before. High in the treetops of a pristine national park, you’ll glide through the jungle canopy via 3km of thrilling wire zip-lines, scenic sky bridges and adrenaline-including abseils.
Highly recommended for those new to Pattaya or short on time, the Pattaya Discovery Tour brings you north of Pattaya city to a popular beach town of Bang Saen. Here, the beaches are less crowded and feel more laid-back than its bigger sisters in Pattaya.
Pattaya Golf Package
The ‘tamer’ side of Pattaya emerges in the form of acres of sprawling green turf, set amidst exotic plant life with mountainous backdrops. Pattaya has more than 20 golf courses, catered to a wide range of skills, styles and budgets, from Jack Nicklaus-designed courses to standard 18 holes with elegant clubhouses atop a picturesque hill to luxurious 27-hole courses with a hotel, spa and gourmet restaurant attached.