The city of Pattaya on the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand is known for its beaches. A peaceful fishing village until the 1960s, it is now lined with hotel complexes, high buildings, shopping malls, cabarets and clubs open 24 hours a day. Spending 2 days in Pattaya will be an interesting experience during your travel to Thailand.

1 day in Pattaya

Gorgeous beauty of Pattaya

Best Spiritual Places to Visit on 2 Days in Pattaya

1. Big Buddha (Wat Khao Phra Yai)

The Big Buddha of Wat Khao Phra Bat Temple is one of the most remarkable sites in Pattaya because of its size, color and hilltop location! In addition to its huge 18 meter high Buddha statue, this place will help you enjoy the best panoramic views of this city and its coastline in a unique environment where religion, art and nature come together.

2. Sanctuary of Truth

The Sanctuary of Truth, Pattaya

The Sanctuary of Truth, Pattaya

Located north of Pattaya, the Sanctuary of Truth is a gigantic wooden construction. This building, also called “Wang Boran” or “Prasat Mai”, measures nearly 105 meters high and covers an area of ​​about 4000m2. Combining the religious symbols of Southeast Asia and centuries-old craftsmanship, this is a destination not to be missed during your 2 days in Pattaya.

3. Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden

Cẹarrdin is the largest botanical garden in Southeast Asia. You will discover not only the richness of Thai flora, but also a French garden, a traditional Japanese garden, a collection of bonsai, orchid park, a gallery of ferns and more than 1,000 species of palms. In addition, you will be able to see the largest freshwater fish – the Arapaima – that lives in the ponds of the garden.

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4. Khao Chi Chan

It is one of the most indisputable sites in Pattaya. Khao Chi Chan is a place known for its giant sculptural image of Lord Buddha erected on the giant cliff. It was built in 1995 on the initiative of the Supreme Patriarch of the time, who felt that it was so disastrous to leave these marble mountains destroyed. It was also built for the 50th birthday of King Bhumibol’s.

Some Extraordinary Museums and Expos

1. Art in Paradise

By visiting the Art in Paradise Pattaya, you can be part of 3-dimensional artwork in an innovative and fully interactive gallery. More specifically: You can take a picture of yourself floating on the Venetian canals, escape a shark attack or safari in Africa and more than 100 individual works of art in 10 thematic sections.

2. Mini Siam/ Mini-Europe

Neuschwanstein castle in Mini Siam park

Neuschwanstein castle in Mini Siam park

The Mini Siam is a famous attraction of the Pattaya miniature park, Chonburi, Thailand. this park features incredible miniatures of local monuments, as well as some of the most famous in Europe. It is an ideal destination for your family tour in Thailand.

3. Bottle Art Museum

This one Bottle Art museum in the world is a destination not to be missed if you like minatutes, imagine reproductions of temples of monuments of Asia of the neighboring countries and also some of our temperate countries, all this in small bottles or large and of all shapes.

Top Ecotourism Areas, Parks & Shows for 2 Days in Pattaya

1. Underwater world

Inaugurated in 2003, Underwater World Pattaya is Thailand’s first modern aquarium. This World site gives you the opportunity to get an essence and enjoy the beauty of the underwater world without having to dive into the ocean.

2. Million year old stone park and crocodile farm

This place consists of a rock garden and rare plants, wood exhibition of a million years, plants of 200 years and a zoo where you can find wild animals, including freshwater and saltwater crocodiles. It is a park that offers incredible shows, walks among exotic animals and a beautiful work of landscape throughout the park.

3. Elephant Village

Riding elephants is certainly the highlight of this attraction of Pattaya. When you visit it, you have the choice to take a single walk or you can pay for an extended experience, taking almost a day.

4. Cartoon Network Water Park

This park is located a few kilometers from the botanical garden of the city, ideal to combine the two tours in one day and end with a moment of relaxation.

5. Cabarets

A cabaret show in Pattaya

A cabaret show in Pattaya

Visit Pattaya involves going through one of the most famous cabarets of the city. Symbols of Thailand, cabarets are famous throughout the globe. They are an integral part of the nightlife. The “ladyboys” get together to do the show in front of the impressed tourists, the costumes shine brightly and the shows are breathtaking. The 2 main cabarets in Pattaya are: Tiffany’s cabaret show and Alcazar cabaret.

Best Places to Go Shopping for 2 Days in Pattaya

Pattaya is a great destination for all shopping lovers! This city has a large number of modern shopping centers and also traditional markets.

1. Central Festival

Opened in 2009, Central Festival Pattaya Beach is the largest shopping center in Eastern Thailand. If you want to go shopping in Pattaya, you will undoubtedly find your happiness by strolling through 370 stores located on 5 of the 7 floors of the shopping center. In addition, you can find shops of the biggest brands such as Zara, Diesel or even Kenneth Cole Reaction.

2. Terminal 21 Pattaya

This center presents the atmospheres of six major cities around the world: Paris, London, Tokyo, Italy, San Francisco and Hollywood. It is a must destination for 2 days in Pattaya.

3. Pattaya Floating Market

Pattaya gorgeous floating market

Pattaya gorgeous floating market

This floating markets takes pride in its more traditional appearance. Indeed, all stands are carefully made of wood and bamboo. It is open to the public, tourists and natives, every day with its 100 stands, well supplied and busy along the canals. Its boats and wooden pontoons are the charm of the place. Take a stroll in the market or take a boat trip to admire it from the water.

Best Food to Try for 2 Days in Pattaya

Here are the dishes to taste during your 2 days in Pattaya:

The specialty Pad Thai

The specialty Pad Thai

1. Som Tum – the famous spicy green papaya salad.

2. Tom Yum Goong (Spicy Shrimp Soup) – one of the best dishes of Thai cuisine.

3. Yum Woon Sen (Spicy Glass Noodles) – a refreshing Thai glass noodle salad with chopped fresh vegetables, herbs and a ginger and lime zinger vinaigrette.

4. Pad Krapow Moo Saap (Fried Basil and Pork) – A popular dish that you can find very often at the street food restaurant in Thailand.

5. Pla Pao (grilled fish with lemongrass) – an authentic Thai dish.

6. Khao Niaow Ma Muang (sticky rice with mango) – the most famous dessert of Thailand.

7. Pad Thai (Thai Fried Noodles) – a traditional Thai pasta dish that is popular and widely consumed throughout Thailand.

8. Khao Tom (rice soup) – a delicious traditional Thai dessert made from glutinous rice, banana, coconut milk, all wrapped in a banana leaf.

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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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