Pattaya is the first seaside resort in Thailand, located 147 km southeast of Bangkok. This city will enchant the young and carefree, those who are looking for go-go bars and nightlife in a coastal destination. Moreover, it has also become an ideal place for a Thailand tour thanks to its many fun attractions and activities to discover. Let us give you the best advice for spending 1 day in Pattaya.

1 day in Pattaya

Gorgeous beauty of Pattaya

Best Time to Visit Pattaya

Pattaya has a tropical climate. This climate can be divided into two types: a rainy season and a dry season.

The rainy season starts in May and lasts until October. During this period, a lot of rain falls and tropical storms and hurricanes can occur. The dry season (December to March) is the best time to visit Pattaya since the temperature at this time is more pleasant.

How to Get to Pattaya?

By bus

To go to Pattaya, the most convenient way is the bus. It will take you 2 hours to catch a bus to Pattaya from Bangkok. You can pick them up at the Ekamai Terminal or the Mochit Terminal.

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By plane

Otherwise, Pattaya has its airport in Utapao and flights from Koh Samui or Phuket. Surely, this way will cost you more but make you comfortable and time-saving in return.

Best Destinations to Spend Time During 1 Day in Pattaya

Sanctuary of Truth

The Sanctuary of Truth, Pattaya

The Sanctuary of Truth, Pattaya

This is a magnificent wooden temple, built according to ancient tradition and covered with sculpture, a gigantic work of art not to be marked in Pattaya. Visitors to this site will understand ancient life, human responsibility, basic thinking, life cycle, life relations with the universe and the common goal of life towards utopia.

Sriracha Tiger Zoo

Located 25 km from Pattaya, this zoo presents many shows staged with tigers and crocodiles. In addition, Bengal tigers and huge elephants will accompany you on your Sriracha Tiger Zoo tour. Discover all the secrets of one of Thailand’s most important zoos during 1 day in Pattaya.

Jomtien Park (better known as Pattaya Park)

It is a large amusement park in the city. Located at the edge of Jomtien beach, this park is a lovely destination for family holidays as it offers many activities for children and adults.

Sukhawadee House

Sukhawadee House, Pattaya

Sukhawadee House, Pattaya

If you spend 1 day in Pattaya, Sukhawadee House is surely a must-visit site! You will pass by its gardens and you will benefit from a traditional spectacle. At the entrance to the park you can stroll through the elegant gardens and take a buggy ride. You can also enter the ten blue and pink buildings. Inside, you will find the congress hall or the statue of the Goddess of Mercy. An image adorned with precious stones that will amaze you!

Nong Nooch Garden

A beautiful space with a wide variety of plants: bonsai, tropical palms, orchids, etc. It is advisable to rent a bike to discover all the different theme gardens of the park. It is a destination not to be missed during your tour in Thailand.

Underwater World

Inaugurated in 2003, Underwater World Pattaya is Thailand’s first modern aquarium. It is a huge aquarium where you can walk a glass tunnel with a length of 105 meters including a large number of aquatic species: sharks, tropical fish, sea turtles, etc.

Art in Paradise

Opened recently in 2013, the Art in Paradise Museum prides itself on being the largest interactive art museum in the world. It is a large interactive art museum where visitors can be part of the artwork and have fun posing for photos.

What to Eat for 1 Day in Pattaya?

Som Tum (Spicy Green Papaya Salad)

1 day in Pattaya

Som Tum, the highlight of Pattaya salad

It is a very spicy salad prepared with green papaya slices crushed with fish sauce, lemon juice and lots of pepper! This salad is a real drug for some Thais, the mixture of peppers with green papaya, lemon juice and the rest of the ingredients has a very tonic effect.

Tom Yam Kung (Spicy Thai soup with shrimp)

Tom yam, tom yung kung or tom yum is a spicy soup from Thailand or Laos. It is widely served in other Southeast Asian countries and has been popularized around the world. It’s a tasty soup, spicy and comforting!

Yum Woon Sen (Spicy Glass Noodles)

Fresh and gourmet salad, yum woon sen is a Thai dish of vermicelli and ground pork flavored with fresh herbs, and sprinkled with crushed peanuts and fried shallots.

Krapow Moo Saap Pad (Basil and fried pork)

This is essentially a sauteed pork or chicken dish cooked with lots of basil, garlic, chillies, etc. It’s a perfect meal any time of the day (hangover days included). Like most meals in Thailand, specify the level of pizzaz you want. Otherwise, you may end up with something ridiculously spicy.

Pad Thai

The specialty Pad Thai

The specialty Pad Thai

These are thick noodles, garnished with a variety of shrimp or chicken (even pork or beef), bean sprouts, egg and tofu, sautéing together in a wok. You can even find Thai street pads more delicious and authentic than in restaurants.

Hopefully, I hope that this article helped provide you with useful and detailed information about experiences in Pattaya. Customize your tour to explore further this stunning land!

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Bich Ngoc

As a true Vietnamese enthusiast of music, books and coffee, Bich Ngoc loves researching into those typical cultural characteristics of Vietnam as well as exploring further destinations in the country of thousand years of civilization.

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