In recent years Pattaya has transformed itself into one of Asia’s most pulsating modern cities. The city is both a dynamic business-like city and a must-visit tourist destination. As a result, there is a huge variety of interesting things to do in Pattaya which will appeal to all ages.
Discover the vast array of interesting attractions and activities in Pattaya
Water sports equipment and instruction is available and in general safety standards are very high. Boat trips to explore the nearby islands in the Gulf of Thailand is also a popular pursuit, while dedicated fishing expedition charter boats depart from the beach on a daily basis.
For a more natural approach there is the Pattaya Fitness Park which has a running track and exercise stations. For Siam Royal View Pattaya residents and their guests, staying in trim is a breeze with a network of jogging paths in the estate, then cool down with a refreshing dip in your private pool or the large community swimming pool. Beyond the village, the Hash House Harriers organise a weekly social run and for those that want to test themselves to the limit there is the very popular Pattaya Marathon every July. Other fun sporting action to be had includes Pattaya horse riding, paintball, biking, archery and high octane go-karting.
There are also offshore islands to explore with soft sandy beaches and a variety of watersports. The closest and most popular of these is Koh Lan which is linked by regular ferries. In the city itself while away a fun afternoon at one of the several entertainment complexes such as Pattaya Park Tower or spend a day at the kid-pleasing amusement and Pattaya water parks. Other unique attractions include the lush orchid gardens of Nong Nooch Village Park (which includes sprawling botanical gardens and spectacular cultural shows), two large zoos, Elephant Villages, a crocodile farm and a Floating Market village.
Pattaya is awash with lively discos and clubs too and serves up its own distinctive big city vibe for a night out, such as the world famous Ladyboy shows at Alcazar and Tiffany theatres, and glitzy Vegas-style Pattaya cabaret.
Thai people love a festival and Pattaya doesn’t disappoint with a large number taking place throughout the year, such as the famous International Music Festival, numerous food festivals, the lights festival, the water festival, and many other vibrant community festivities. Almost every weekend throughout the high season, there are fireworks displays illuminating the skies over the city. On the terrace of your Siam Royal View villa, you have the best view in the city to watch the dazzling pyrotechnics. Pattaya expat clubs also organise regular evening social events for their members.
However, nowhere in the country offers quite the array of first rate golf facilities as the Pattaya area. The eastern seaboard’s delightful climate allows for year-round play and you will find the service and course management at Pattaya golf courses among the very best in the world. They are arguably the best value for money anywhere. Caddy service is pretty much obligatory, with well-trained (usually female) caddies who know the course layout well enough to help you improve your score by a few strokes.
Most courses have refreshment bars every three holes or so, where you can have a drink and a snack and take your time – in typical Thai-style.
here are 21 golf courses within just an hour’s drive of the city and 15 of these are championship standard. The courses are rarely crowded and there is no need to book weeks ahead. Pattaya is truly one of the most golfer-friendly locations on the planet.
For a colourful introduction to local culture, the Alangkarn Theatre hosts nightly Thai cultural shows complete with spectacular pyrotechnics. The city also has a buzzing art scene with modern and traditional art galleries showcasing the work of talented local and international artists.
For a more cosmopolitan flavour, Bangkok is less than two hours away and has a typical big city buzz with a wide choice of high-brow culture and entertainment options from Broadway shows, to classical music, opera, big name pop and rock acts and outstanding art galleries.
These activities cover a wide variety of interests from sport, business and culture and there is something to suit everyone.Among these are the Lions Club, Rotary Club, Pattaya City Expats Club, various volunteer charity groups, the Hash House Harriers, Bridge Club and International Ladies Club, to name just a few.
Announcements of meeting times and the latest news and information about upcoming special events can be found in the many local multilingual publications.
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