A 90-minute drive from Bangkok, you arrive in Pattaya. Gone are the days where Pattaya is the one-dimensional resort town people think it is. In the recent years, it has successfully transformed and created a family-friendly persona, with attractions and restaurants for the young and old.
Pattaya Beach Road is a place you should not miss. With just a line of palm trees away from the shore, you can walk down the paved promenade and find many things to do in the day, before it transforms into its bustling nightlife when the sun sets.
Here are 5 things to do along Pattaya’s Beach Road with your family and friends!
1. Art in Paradise, Pattaya
This interactive art museum is where you can interact, touch and take pictures with three-dimensional optical illusion artworks that are displayed on the walls and floors. With several exhibits with different themes such as Underwater World, Wildlife and Dinosaur, it’s great fun with friends and family.
Before you visit, we’ve got some tips for you to make the best of your time there.
Tip #1: Visit on a weekday if you can because the crowds swell up on the weekends unless you’re prepared to wait a long time to take photos.
Tip #2: You have to take off your shoes in the museum (a plastic bag is provided) to protect the paintings from scratch marks. Bring a shoulder bag to carry your shoes so you have both hands free to go crazy with photo taking.
Tip #3: They’re optical illusions. Make sure you position yourself and your camera in the right direction to capture the right perspectives.
Address: 78/34 Moo 9, Pattaya Second Rd, Nongprue, Banglamung, Chonburi 20150
Tel: +66 38 424 500
Operating hours: 9am-10.30pm, Daily
Adult: (Foreigner) Baht 400; (Thai) Baht 200
Child* (Foreigner) Baht 200; (Thai) Baht 100
*Height less than 130 cm
2. Graffiti & Street Art at Pattaya Beach Road
You can easily reach this graffiti & street art that is a 5-minute walk from Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya. The wall art painted in 2017 features the work of various street artists, including Alex Face, Dotmasters, GohM and others.
You can spend a long time here checking out all the amazing graffiti at this art cluster. There are many fun and funky murals along the walls so make sure to stop by and snap these Instagram-worthy photos!
Address: The Bay Pattaya Shopping Mall, between Pattaya Soi 5 and Pattaya Soi 6.
Operating hours: 24 hours
3. Platong Seafood, Beach Road Pattaya
Platong Seafood is known for its fresh selection of seafood. With 3 branches in Pattaya, you can enjoy seafood right along Beach Road. Newly renovated and located just a 5-minute walk from Hard Rock Café Pattaya, this restaurant serves Thai and Seafood cuisine.
What’s worth ordering would be the fresh Thai seafood as they come in good portions at reasonable prices.
Address: Central Pattaya, Pattaya Beach Rd, Nongprue, Banglamung, Chonburi, Thailand 20150
Tel: +66 38 362 142
Operating hours: 8 am-midnight, Daily
4. Mae Sri Ruen Noodle
This popular chain of restaurants started as a humble noodle restaurant serving its legendary noodle with shredded chicken, in soup or stir-fried. Starting from just 45 Baht, they serve a variety of Thai dishes. Prices are very reasonable for the quality of food served and definitely a great choice to enjoy a simple fast meal.
Address: 241/616, Central Pattaya Rd., Nongprue, Banglamung, Chonburi 20260 (near Central Festival Beach Pattaya)
Tel: +66 38 421 111
Operating hours: 10.30am-9.30pm, Daily
5. Teddy Bear Museum Pattaya
The Teddy Bear Museum Pattaya is a fun, family-friendly experience with an area of over 2,500 square meters of space divided into 12 zones. This impossible-to-miss teddy bear themed building at the northern end of Beach Road is the first of its kind in Southeast Asia. Relive your childhood and have fun taking pictures with more than 2,000 teddy bears of all shapes and sizes.
Be treated to a special Teddy Bear show at the Fairytale zone every Saturday and Sunday. The Fairytale zone is also the zone for kids, with a small collection of slides and a tree house that they can play, bringing the level of interactivity to a high.
Remember to charge your cameras and empty your memory cards because you’re going to go home with an album full of photos!
Address: 436/49 Moo 9 Soi 1, Beach Road, Nong Prue, Banglamung, Chonburi 20150
Tel: +66 38 411 285
Operating hours: 9 am – 10 pm, Daily
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