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From Bangkok: Day Trip to Pattaya City & Sanctuary of Truth

1. From Bangkok: Day Trip to Pattaya City & Sanctuary of Truth

Get picked up from your hotel in Bangkok at around 7:30 AM and ride about 2 hours to Pattaya City. Visit the Sanctuary of Truth, a large wooden structure constructed in 1981 by the sea at Laem Ratchawet. It was conceived from the concept that human civilization owes its existence to the religious and philosophical truth. You’ll learn how the grand castle has been built by ancient wood-joining techniques you can’t see elsewhere in the world including tongue and groove techniques, butt joint, dovetails, sapped spurs, and more. It’ll be your once-in-a-lifetime experience to participate in the construction of the miraculous national and world heritage. Continue your journey to Pattaya viewpoint which is located on Khao Phra Tam Nak which is a small hill on the South of Pattaya Beach. The location is the best spot to see the panoramic view of Pattaya City and its bay from above. On the hilltop, it’s also the site of Naval Radio Station where the monument of Krom Luang Chumphon Khet Udomsak, the Father of Royal Thai Navy, is situated alongside a sacred Buddha image. Enjoy your free time at Pattaya Beach, the half-moon-shaped Pattaya Beach that is 4 kilometers long with a road running parallel to the beach. There is a variety of restaurants, hotels, bars, department stores, and souvenir stores as well as other places of entertainment. Depart from Pattaya at about 3:00 PM and arrive at your hotel in Bangkok at around 6:00 PM.

Pattaya: Full-Day Customizable City Tour

2. Pattaya: Full-Day Customizable City Tour

Take a full-day tour of the Thai resort town of Pattaya. Customize the tour to your own interests by choosing to visit 3 or 4 of the attractions listed below: Big Buddha Temple (Wat Phra Yai): Situated atop a hill, the 18-meter golden statue of Buddha is a popular feature of the Wat Phra Yai temple. Take in the beautiful mosaic walls and see the many statues of Buddha in different poses. Pattaya Viewpoint: Enjoy the dynamic cityscape with a crescent-shaped shoreline as the backdrop from the best viewpoint in the city. Take in the spectacular views from Pratumnak Hill any time of day. Pattaya Gems Gallery: See fabulous, interactive presentations on gems and jewellery and browse the extensive gem collection. Wat Yansangwararam: This majestic Buddhist temple is known for its picturesque gardens, multi-influenced architecture (Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Swiss, etc.), and its large collection of Chinese artefacts. Mini Siam: The Mini Siam park is famous for its miniature replicas of some of the world’s most beloved landmarks. Think the Statue of Liberty, Eiffel Tower, Leaning Tower of Pisa, London Bridge, and more. Buddha Mountain (Khao Chi Chan): It’s called Buddha Mountain for a reason: a large 109-meter golden sketch of Buddha carved on the side of a mountain. Stand in awe of the magnificence of the mountain and its picturesque surroundings before snapping a photo of the famous Buddha image. Pattaya Floating Market: If you loved the floating markets in Bangkok, spend a few hours in the Pattaya Floating Market. Browse through the local produce and handicrafts, and do some souvenir shopping for family and friends. List of Attractions (choose 3 or 4 after booking): Wat Phra Yai (Big Buddha Temple) Pattaya Viewpoint (Khao Pattaya View Point) on Pratumnak Hill Pattaya Gems Gallery Wat Yansangwararam Mini Siam Khao Chi Chan (Buddha Mountain) Pattaya Floating Market

Pattaya: Full-Day Instagram City Tour

3. Pattaya: Full-Day Instagram City Tour

Snap Insta-impressive photos in some of the most picture-worthy spots in Pattaya on this full-day Instagram tour. Start the day at 9 AM and head to the first stop at Mini Siam, a site filled with miniature-sized replicas of famous landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and small-scale versions of the most famous Bangkok temples Wat Arun and Wat Phra Kaew. Spend time strolling through the gardens and delighting in the colorful world landmarks. Next head to the Sanctuary of Truth, a large wooden Buddhist-Hindu temple that also serves as a museum. Take a look at the immensely detailed designs and carvings of elephants, gods, and other creatures before stopping for lunch. Continue to the Pattaya View Point for an unparalleled view of the cityscape against the crescent-shaped shoreline. After taking in the amazing scenery, head to Khao Chi Chan. Also known as the Buddha Mountain because of the golden etching of a Buddha figure on the side of the mountain, Khao Chi Chan is the last stop of the day. Take in the views of the 109-meter Buddha figure and the beauty of the surroundings before finishing the tour

From Bangkok: Pattaya City Day Trip with Private Driver

4. From Bangkok: Pattaya City Day Trip with Private Driver

Get conveniently picked up in the early morning from your hotel in Bangkok and then drive 2.5 hours to the east coast of Thailand where the famous Pattaya City is located. First, visit Khao Chi Chan the famous place which features a giant sculptural image of Lord Buddha erected on the giant cliff. It was built 1995 as an initiative from the Supreme Patriarch who felt it was such a waste to leave the marble mountains which were already destroyed so he ordered to create the giant Buddha image on the cliff that was cut half already. It was also built to honor His Majesty King Bhumibol on the occasion of his Golden Jubilee. Then, make a visit to Pattaya viewpoint located on Khao Phra Tam Nak which is a small hill on the South of Pattaya Beach. The location is the best spot to see the panoramic view of Pattaya City and its Bay from above. On the hilltop, it’s also the site of Naval Radio Station where the monument of Krom Luang Chumphon Khet Udomsak, the Father of Royal Thai Navy, is situated alongside a sacred Buddha Image. Enjoy your free time at Pattaya Beach, the half-moon-shaped Pattaya Beach that is 4 kilometers long with a road running parallel to the beach. There is a variety of restaurants, hotels, bars, department stores, souvenir stores as well as other places of entertainment. Depart from Pattaya at about 3:00 PM and arrive at your hotel in Bangkok at around 6:00 PM.

Pattaya: Tour to the Big Buddha Temple with Massage and Yoga

5. Pattaya: Tour to the Big Buddha Temple with Massage and Yoga

Embark on an adventure and go on this relaxing Big Buddha Temple tour with wellness activities. Enjoy a Thai massage and sunset yoga on the beach to reset the vacation vibes.  Stop at the Big Buddha Temple and marvel at this famous site atop a hill which is known for the large 18-meter statue of Buddha that watches over the area. Walk through the sacred site known as Wat Phra Yai, taking in the colorful mosaic walls and the many statues of Buddha in different poses. Head to the Pattaya viewpoint next, which offers some of the best views of the cityscape. Take out your camera and snap photos of the crescent-shaped shoreline before heading to a local restaurant to savor the local cuisine for lunch. Spend some time relaxing at the beach after lunch. Whether one chooses to lounge on the shore, take a dip in the clear waters, or explore the nearby kiosks, it’s the perfect time to unwind. Up next is a Thai foot massage on the beach, give your feet a much-deserved pampering they need after all that time walking around.  End the day with a soothing yoga session at Ban Amphur Beach. Listen to the instructor and flow with the golden sunset as your backdrop.

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What people are saying about Pattaya

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 197 reviews

I really enjoyed this trip because of the city's attractions being close to the beach. I booked a private tour (probably because the group tour option was unavailable). So, the Sanctuary of Truth was amazing to see and I highly suggest that anyone visiting Bangkok, Thailand, visit Pattaya City. Also, the markets alongside the beach are worth visiting because of the multitude of attractive services open mid-day. The Big Buddha shrine at the top of the hill is also another interesting attraction for tourists to visit.

Don was my guide for the day. He sat down with me to go over all my options. I had a list of everything I wanted to do and he quickly made a plan to fit it all in. He was so helpful and kind. He even offered to take pictures for me. Would highly recommend this tour option, definitely worth it.

Donny and the driver were so patient and welcoming. I enjoyed every second of my tour and got many great great pictures taken from Donny. He’s a magician with his camera. Definitely will have tours with him again and highly recommend!

Had a very great day tour! Our guide was prompt, courteous, and so incredibly friendly and helpful-definitely recommend!

Mr. Tania was amazing when it came to showing us around