Long before Hua Hin and Cha-am became the favored beach resort towns for Bangkokians, Chonburi’s Pattaya was the go-to place for a short weekend holiday. A mere 90-minute drive from Bangkok, Pattaya has been labeled as a more nightlife-oriented spot in recent years.
But, if you look hard enough, you will find that this beach town offers so much more than just parties and shopping: it’s also a great place to make memories with the family! Here are some places you don’t want to miss on your next visit:
Teddy Bears hold a dear place in most of our hearts, and what better way to revisit your childhood than to explore the plushy world of the Teddy Bear Museum! More than 2,000 bears are waiting for you to take selfies and family photos with them, in 12 differently themed zones, including a winter wonderland, outer space, and a magical fairy tale theme.
Open: Daily 09:00 – 22:00
Address: 436/49 Moo 9 Soi 1, Beach Road, Nong Prue, Bang Lamung, Chonburi 20150
Tel.: +66-3841-1285, +66-3841-1285
If you appreciate beautiful, interactive art and illusions, then you do not want to miss out on Art in Paradise. This 3D art museum houses 10 galleries, with hundreds of different paintings for guests to enjoy. There are countless ways to pose with these amazing paintings, and it’ll be an art experience the whole family will never forget!
Open: Daily 09:00 – 21:00
Address: 78/34 Moo 9, 2nd Pattaya Road, Nong Prue Bang Lamung, Chonburi 20150
Enjoy an afternoon of globetrotting when you visit Pattaya by entering Mini Siam, where guests get travel across time and borders to see miniature versions of world-famous monuments. Separated into two zones, the Mini Siam zone takes guests to famous historical sites in Thailand, while the Mini Europe zone takes visitors throughout the world: from Asia to Australia, the USA, and Europe, families can enjoy an entertaining and education day together.
Open: Daily 07:00 – 22:00
Address: 387 Moo 6, Sukhumvit Road, Pattaya City, Naklua Bang Lamung, Chonburi 20150
Best of all, these attractions range from a 5-minute stroll to a 15-minute car ride from Amari Pattaya!