10 Best Things to do in Pattaya Outdoors
10 Best Things to do in Pattaya Outdoors
From thumping discoteques to mega malls, there are many things to do in Pattaya. But what can you do outside during a visit to Bangkok’s beachside neighbor? Are there any adventure activities Pattaya visitors can try? Any culture to be had? Yes, yes, and more. From culture to wine, rainforests and even waterpark crawls, you are sure to find fun, sun and and unique outdoor activities galore in Pattaya. Here’s 10 worth checking out.
1. Discover Pattaya’s best kept island secret
A short 30-minute boat ride from Pattaya is Koh Larn: a beautiful, small island with turquoise waters. While this place is loaded with tourists during daylight, nearly all of them disappear come sun down. If you’re looking for an authentic Thai experience, stay overnight on Koh Larn and the only foreigner you’re likely to see is the one staring back at you in the mirror.
2. Do a Waterpark crawl
Forget the pub crawl. In Pattaya, you can do a waterpark crawl. Home to Thailand’s biggest waterpark (Ramayana) as well as Cartoon Network Amazone and Pattaya Park, you’re spoilt for choice in Pattaya. So if you have the time, why not do them all? Hours of fun, water and sun await.
3. Fly through Pattaya’s most stunning virgin rainforest
If you’re looking for adventure activities, Pattaya’s Flight of the Gibbon is as good as it gets. Located in Khao Kheow rainforest and wildlife reserve, this action-packed ziplining adventure has you zooming through the treetops of virgin rainforest in this fun adventure activity, renowned for its safe and thrilling experience.
4. Rocket to the skies
Kiss your cares to the wind as you get strapped into a steel ball (which is rubber banded to two towers) and then slingshotted into the sky! Located on Walking Street, Sky Pattaya Rocket Ball is an adrenaline packed ride that will leave you screaming with exhilaration.
5. Discover Thailand’s best wines
45 minutes away from Pattaya is Silverlake winery. Here you can tour the beautiful vineyards, discover how the winemakers produce award-winning vintages and even taste the delicious wines yourself. As the vintages here are surprisingly good, this place may forever change your opinion of Asian wines.
6. See a white tiger
While you’ve surely seen plenty of tigers in your life, you’ve probably never seen a white one. But all that changes with a trip to Khao Kheow Open Safari Park, home to a white bengal tiger. What’s more, at Khao Kheow you can also feed an elephant, feed a lion or tiger and go on a night safari. How cool is that?
7. Experience a garden...and then some
Then some? What else could you possibly see at a garden besides pretty flowers, trees and other horticultural delights? Well, at Pattaya’s Nong Nooch garden, you can also witness Muay Thai boxing, an elephant show and cockfights. This could just be the most unique garden you’ll ever visit.
8. Get away from the crowds on a quiet beach
Not all Pattaya’s beaches are packed with tourists. Travel a quick 20 minutes south of the city center, and you’ll reach Jomtien beach—which has a lovely, serene beachwalk free from Pattaya’s massive crowds. Worth a look if you’re searching for some quiet sands.
9. See the world’s largest Buddha engraving
130 meters high and 70 meters wide, Buddha mountain portrays the image of Buddha carved into a limestone mountain. Located 40 minutes from Pattaya, this gold-embossed engraving of the Buddha just so happens to be the biggest of its kind in the world. If you’re looking for a touch of culture on your Pattaya trip, a visit to Buddha mountain is worth considering.
10. Witness one of Thailand’s wildest spectacles
It had to be said. Walking Street is something like you’ve never seen—even if you never step foot in a discotheque. As you wander along its glittering street, you’ll see men step into a ring with cobras, cast your eyes upon wild themed discoteques such as Alcatraz and Airport club, and question whether the pretty girl you caught eyes with is the girl of your dreams or a ladyboy. A stroll down walking street is not an experience you’ll soon forget.
If you’re searching for what to do in Pattaya, we hope you give some of these fun outdoor activities a try. Whether you’re looking to discover beautiful beaches, fun water parks or culture, Bangkok’s beachside neighbor has something for everyone. And if you want to experience two of these exciting activities for the price of one, Flight of the Gibbon offers zip lining and a tour of Khao Kheow zoo for one low price. With this special offer, you’ll save time while you get the most fun and memorable experiences out of your trip to Pattaya. Contact us today to learn more.
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