What Are The Best Things To Do In Pattaya Thailand At Night?
September 23rd, 2019, Posted by travelwith2ofus
Penned by Vinod and Divya
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Are you planning to visit Pattaya, Thailand? Do you want to know what the city has to offer when the sun sets?
What should I know about Thailand? Thailand is made up of many islands, is famous for its pristine beaches, excellent nightlife and is indeed a paradise for tourists.
Pattaya, Phuket, Krabi and Trang are some of its famous islands. It is surrounded by the Gulf of Thailand of the Pacific Ocean on the eastern coast and the Andaman Sea on the southwestern coastline.
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How to travel to Thailand?
The best and quickest option to reach Thailand is traveling by air. There are frequent flights throughout the day and night and there are six major international commercial airports.
The national carrier is Thai Airways International and Thailand's main airport is Suvarnabhumi Airport.
Within the city, you can use the famous tuk-tuks (auto-rickshaws), taxis, metro rail, and buses. In rural regions, you can also delve elephant rides.
You may wonder if flight and visa expenses are sky-high, but in reality, these two are the main reasons why tourists flock to Thailand. Thailand government has declared free "Visa on Arrival" for 21 countries until October 2019. Many low-cost carriers cut your ticketing expenses to the minimal.
If you're planning to spend just a few days or two weeks exploring Thailand you will definitely want to check out this Ultimate Thailand Guide so you won't miss out on the great places to visit. If you just want to know about the nightlife in Pattaya, then continue reading.
Best way to reach Pattaya
Pattaya is a tourist-friendly destination with people visiting throughout the year. There are plenty of options to reach Pattaya from Bangkok. The main Suvarnabhumi airport is about 40 km and closest to Pattaya compared to the other airports.
You will be surrounded by multiple cars, limos, and mini-van drivers to pick their service. Do not fall into their trap as they are costly. The easiest option would be to opt for a complimentary shuttle bus from the airport.
There are also air-conditioned buses that depart every 30 minutes from there. Most people prefer these buses. It takes around two hours to reach and costs around 120 THB.
Where to Stay in Pattaya?
Next comes lodging costs. Are the hotels expensive in Thailand? You can find all types of places in Thailand. Some of the best places to stay in Thailand are the area near walking street, Central Pattaya and Soi Bhuakao.
Prices vary, ranging from a few hundreds to many thousands. Choose a dorm room or a hostel if you are traveling in a really tight in budget. If you are eager to splurge, go for a private villa with all sources under a single roof.
Popular Hotels in Pattaya
These are three of the popular hotels with great reviews in Pattaya.
Mövenpick Siam Hotel Na Jomtien Pattaya, Sattahip
Some attractions close to Mövenpick Siam include:
Mimosa Pattaya - 5 minute walk.
Alangkarn Theater - 17 minute walk.
Love Art Park - 26 minute walk.
Some attractions close to Mytt Beach Hotel include:
CentralMarina shopping mall - 2 minute walk.
Pattaya Beach/Pattaya Beach Road - 12 minute walk.
Ripley's Believe It or Not - 20 minute walk.
Some attractions close to Pullman Pattaya include:
Wong Amat Beach - 13 minute walk.
The Sanctuary of Truth - 25 minute walk.
Pattaya Beach/Pattaya Beach Road - 27 minute walk.
Nightlife in Pattaya
The bustling nightlife is one of the first thoughts that come to mind when its Thailand. Pattaya is no exception. You can witness endless parties and never-ending night fun in this city. This aspect of Pattaya would best suit people who love to party and have fun.
THE TIFFANY’S CABARET SHOW
Showgirls represents an important part of Thailand's nightlife culture. One of the spectacular shows you shouldn't miss is the Tiffany's cabaret show.
With a history of over 25 years, this spectacular show has been drawing people from all over the world. People visit Thailand just to see this transgender cabaret show.
Tiffany's show was ranked 4th in the top 10 shows from around the world by travel.com magazine. This mega-show has a theater that can accommodate 1000 guests.
The show is approximately one hour and features extravagant high technology lights and music. The pretty showgirls display an awesome drama with stunning backdrops.
Show timings- 6.00-7.15 pm, 7.30-8.45 pm, 9.00-10.15 pm.
Ticket price varies among these shows. There are two types of seat VIP and normal seat. Rates start from 800 THB per person to 1050 THB per person. A child below three years can share a seat with their parents free of cost.
Nightlife is incomplete without night clubs. Enjoy a night out in Pattaya in the number of bars and clubs spread all over the island. Mixx Discotheque, Nightclub Pattaya and Club Insomnia are some of the best clubs.
Almost every street is filled with bars and loud music featuring the latest songs. You can party all night long with top DJs and enjoy exquisite drinks.
The best part of Thailand's nightlife is its Gogo bars. What's so special about them? It is easily something you will not get to experience anywhere else.
A Gogo bar is a strip clubs and bar combined where groups of women do pole dancing with flashy lights, mirrors and spotlights. This makes it irresistible for party goers and nightlife fun seekers.The party never ends in the nightclubs of these streets.
At Alcazar Cabaret in Pattaya. A whopping 400-team gang performs an hour-long show filled with glamour and glitz. The costumes, backdrop, lights are all larger than life.
There are more than 20 themes featured in this show. It has something for all ages. In this show, you can witness a variety of acts. You can see a little bit of Thai, Russian, Chinese, Indian andKorean pop.
Tickets prices range from 600 THB for regular seats to 1000 THB for VIP seats. There is a complimentary soft drink which comes along with the tickets. Children can get in free of cost.
PATTAYA NIGHT BAZAAR
Shopping at night might sound like an odd idea. However, in Pattaya, it is a must-have experience. Pattaya Night Bazaar is a market with over 250 shops showcasing Thailand's culture. One can discover some unique handmade clothes, hats and beachwear for all ages.
Carry a little souvenir back home from their array of products. The night bazaar will definitely satisfy shopaholics.
Though it is referred to as a night bazaar, this market is open from 9am in the morning to 11pm at night.
If you're visiting Pattaya, there are a lot of interesting tours worth checking out.
Full-Day Pattaya Island and Snorkeling Cruise with Lunch
Embark on The Serenity, a 71 ft luxury Catamaran for 7-hour cruise in Pattaya with your family or friends.
You are catered with a full Thai buffet style lunch including various local cuisines. Snacks and beverages are ...
Koh Samed 4 Islands Adventure Day Tour from Pattaya including Lunch
Escape via ferryboat to the beautiful Ko Samet island off Pattaya's coast.
On this full-day excursion, enjoy a tranquil getaway with plenty of time for swimming, sunbathing, and simply just ...
The Amazing Pattaya Experience Tour
Explore Pattaya on a full-day tour with a guide who shows you sacred monuments, picturesque coastal views and famous landmarks.
You’ll visit the Big Buddha temple (Wat Phra Yai), head to a viewpoint that overlooks ...
Muay Thai is the national sports of Thailand which involves punching, kicking, knee/foot thrust and neck wrestling. This combat sport needs years of practice, agility, balance, coordination, and speed.
Competitors are trained rigorously to enter this sport. This tough game is watched all over by hardcore fans. Many matches are held in various categories involving men and women.
The arenas are open from 6 pm. The Thai boxing matches go until midnight. You can book tickets ahead or book at the venue depending on availability.
It is a bit of a costly affair starting from 500 and goes up to 2000 THB.
RIPLEY’S BELIEVE IT OR NOT MUSEUM
Bizarre, odd, and unreal are the apt words to describe the Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum. It has over 300 exhibits which are placed in 10 different categories.
As the name suggests, you will be left speechless at some of the displays such as shrunken human head, 4-eyed man and many more. Some of the artifacts are real while some are replicas.
There are seven sections in the museum:
▪ The vault laser challenge
▪ Odditorium with its macabre exhibits
▪ A ride into Scream in the dark which makes you scream out loud for the visuals you see
▪ Haunted Adventure room
▪ 9DX Moving theatre with the wildest simulator ride
▪ Louis Tussauds Wax Museum
▪ Infinity maze which takes you into a puzzle with atmospheric effects, sounds and lighting effects
There are tickets for each section in the Museum. The fare starts from 650 THB upwards. The museum is located in Royal Garden Plaza in Pattaya beach road.
The museum is open between 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM.
TRY THE BEST CUISINES OF PATTAYA
Pattaya offers a wide variety of street food. You can easily find food stalls at every corner. Apart from Thai cuisine, Indian food is also available. Chinese, Korean, American, British are quite easy to find as well.
Seafood is the main element in many of their dishes. Savor the freshly caught fish, octopus, oysters, shrimp cooked subtlety in delicate flavors.
It is so easy to access food at any time of the day. All your midnight cravings are taken care of in Pattaya due to its active nightlife. Some of the iconic Thai food is the Pad Thai noodles, sticky rice with mango, coconut ice-cream, rice crackers and much more.
THE WALKING STREET
Clubs, bars and restaurants, live music, tattoo bars, VIP XXX lounges and sports bars. Walking Street in Pattaya has something for everyone. From delicious food to jewelry to getting inked the choices are unlimited. The sun never sets in the walking street.
One thing to note is the walking street is not ideal for families with kids. The walking street is located on Beach Road.
Do not fall for their famous Ping Pong show, which is one of the biggest scams. You find people on the roads prompting you for the show.
The walking street is open between 7:00 pm to 3:00 am. The real fun begins after 10:00 pm.
2SKY-ROCKET BALL ADVENTURE
For people who love thrill, 2 sky-rocket ball adventure is worth a try. It is not for the faint-hearted.
It has a caged steel vehicle, which is connected to two steel towers. It has a maximum of two riders at a time. The riders are thrown in the air with a high-speed vertical launch at speeds of 100 mph in a second.
The adrenaline rush that you get out of this ride is something to be experienced. The rocket ball is a whole new adventure ride not to be skipped in Pattaya. It costs around 1200 THB for two people and is open between 5:00 pm to 12:00 am
About the authors:
Vinod and Divya both work in the IT industry and are enthusiastic about traveling. Their travel blog focuses primarily on travel tips and significant places to visit in each destination! You can follow them on Facebook for travel tips as well as advice on travelling with little kids.
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