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Everybody wants to visit amazing places in their holidays where they can enjoy to their fullest with their family, friends or only with their soulmates. Thailand is one astonishing location which will be perfect for everyone as this destination is full of adventures, fun, entertainment and much more. You should travel Bangkok and Pattaya for your holidays.

Pattaya, a city on the coast (the Pattaya beach is ugly) two hours from Bangkok has the bad reputation of being the center of sex tourism in Thailand and, perhaps, in Asia as a whole- its actually a dozen or so streets out of 1000’s. The beaches are so/so but at the neighboring resort, Jomtien, they're better beaches, and a 10 BT /10 minute bus ride. There's several malls- two enormous and world class. Lots of other shopping. Tons of temples, view points and other free walks of interest for families.

The weather is great 9+ months a year - and too hot for a couple of months. Thais are tolerant - the idea of whitey bashing isn't one they'd consider as a national sport. They're fun people too. Immigration is less welcoming, but not impossible to work with or around! There's stuff to do. The tourist stuff. Cycling groups, sports etc etc- even a decent chess club.

Here you will see a completely different culture as all the type of people are available there and also everyone there feels like home no matter if one is poor or rich. So it will be fascinating to talk to them and know about their culture and lifestyle. You can select any of the Bangkok Pattaya tour packages so that it will be easy for you to utilize your holidays.

It has two world class award winning water parks, and the third park is older but is OK for the 3 bucks entry fee. It has an amusement park attached- quite old but its all clean. There's a decent aquarium. A crodile farm with shows and nice gardens. Dolphin show too. Even an open air art park.

Here we have discussed some interesting places which you can visit during your trip to Bangkok and Pattaya. Have a look.

Things to do in Bangkok

Here are the top things to do in Pattaya:

1. Chanthaburi Sapphire Mines

If you are curious to know why gemstones are so precious and how they look so amazing, you must visit this place while on your trip to Pattaya. Here you will get to know how much hard work does it take in cutting and polishing sapphire stones so that you can purchase it from the market. So do visit Chanthaburi Sapphire Mines and enjoy your trip.

2. Mini Siam

Here you will find replicas of many famous sites like the Pyramid, London Bridge, Prasat Hin Phimai, Statue of Liberty, etc. This is also known as the first miniature model of Thai heritage and all the replicas of wonders of the world are made here. So take a tour there and enjoy as you are going to have a lot of fun at this place.

3. Cabaret Shows

Cabaret Shows at Pattaya are conducted to entertain you, and these shows are claimed to be one of the most loved by the people and especially tourists. There's a couple of lady boy shows, Alcazar being probably the most famous. These shows are performed by ladyboys and cross-dressing performances makes it more interesting. Moreover, these are performed on various timings so that one can enjoy at whatever timing they want.

Ladyboys have their charms above-average ladies, they know man’s weaknesses as they are either used to be men-once or they are ladies now. Those in Pattaya, please be extra careful as it’s a hub of ladyboy’s who hang-out after dark!

Its a great evening out for all the family- miming, spectacle and comic turns. There's nothing the Pope would be offended at. One word of caution, though. After the show, the cast members will wait outside of the theater and audience members will naturally ask to take a picture with them. They'll charge you $5 for the picture. That's per person. So if you've got 4 of them hanging on your arm to take a snapshot, be prepared for a $20 tip.

4. Koh Samet Island

Koh Samet Island is called the Paradise Island by the people of Pattaya because it is a white sand island and is located near Pattaya mainland. The astonishing white sand, beachfront, and crystal blue water of the island is the most attracting place which you will find here. You can sit here freely and enjoy the sightseeing and children playing all around.

5. Nong Nooch

Nong Nooch is great for kids of all ages. Really is a world class attraction. Book on line for 10 bucks a head with the shows. One has 60+ Elephants in it! Skip the the 10 bucks buffet.

6. Khoa Chi Chan

Khoa Chi Chan is a 30 minute drive and well worth the effort, particularly if you follow the back lanes and catch the lake and Chinese temples on the way. Numerous markets are about every night. Literally world class restaurants. Along with great stall food starting at a dollar. The islands aren't the best in Thailand but for all that they're not bad and make a nice day trip.

There's 3 multi screen cinemas. A decent Muay Thai stadium, you can get on the telly as an audience member. Go Cart tracks. Mini Siam park. Dozens and dozens of fast food joints- the shit which gives the US a bad name but the shit kids love.

7. Walking Street

The Walking Street is a mixture of Soi Cowboy and Khao San Road (Bangkok), that is to say a street for tourists in which the majority of the premises are dancing bars with girls (Go Go Bars). Upon entering, the girls approach and try to pay for a drink, while others dance at the bar. The areas traditionally famous for sex tourism are becoming a kind of new tourist attraction, a bit like the Red Light District of Amsterdam. Its still relatively inexpensive.

Its possible to take the kids and they see nothing more risqué than a bikini at midnight parading past.

8. Nightlife in Pattaya

The nightlife in Pattaya is, for the most part, centered around three main areas. If you avoid these areas you wouldn’t even notice it except for the occasional beer bar complexes. The nice thing about them is you can enjoy them whenever you like but if you avoid those areas they are not in your face and the greater Pattaya area is just like any other small city.

9. Food in Pattaya

Food is great, not only the Thai food but restaurants from around the world. Its possible to find whatever you fancy at good prices.

Accommodation too is often quite posh and not expensive- although it runs from tin shack to the Princesses palace at Pratamak - both more or less side by side.

So above mentioned were the things which you can do during your Bangkok and Pattaya tour. Also, don't forget to take the Bangkok Pattaya tour package so that you will be able to cover all the places and explore Bangkok and Pattaya. You are going to have lots of fun and adventure on your trip.

Safe Journey!
Kalyan Panja Kalyan Panja Author


  1. The sapphire mines I bet are stunning, I would love to visit them

  2. Bangkok is near the top of my list of places I want to go. I do want to see the reclining buddha and the palace and also I need to get some dental work done. seriously. My friends go to Thailand for their work and are all happy with it.

  3. I would love to visit Bangkok it looks stunning!! It is definitely on my bucket listt

  4. Great list! I hit Tokyo a couple years ago, Bangkok and Singapore are next on my list!

  5. Hi there
    I have wanted to go to thailand for such a long time but time never seem to be on my side,if I have to fly for 12 hours then the minimum I want to stay is two weeks, but with my employment giving Maximum 2 weeks vacation at a time, this has made things difficult but I have not forgotten the time I enjoyed in Thailand(sa koh-na kohn)and Roihet don`t even know if I spell them correctly.

  6. The river with the reflections of the colorful buildings is so lovely. And I would love to visit the white sand island!

  7. These places both sound amazing. I'd love to visit the sapphire mine and take that river cruise.

  8. We had a busy few days in Bangkok. We spent a full day at the Grand Palace. The only scam we had was with a tuktuk that wanted to take us shopping first. We did also love a night boat ride along the river. I can see why you refer to Bangkok as the “Venice of the East”. We were so sorry though that we missed the caberet shows and the ladyboys. We definitely want to return to Bangkok.

  9. Some great ideas and you covered the classic sites in the city! Pattaya is a great vacation destination and there are so many resorts that welcome families. Glad that you had fun during your stay there and thanks for sharing the info with us! @

  10. I don't think Pattaya is family friendly if it's the centre for sex tourism in the area! Is there anything catering for children at all?


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