Mini Siam on Sukhumvit Road, surrounded by Soi 33. 07:00-22:00 daily. Mini Siam features miniature replicas of iconic structures from Thailand and all over the world. It is one of the most famous model villages in the world. It celebrates the heritages of Thailand with miniature replicas of the most famous monuments and historical sites including the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Democracy Monument, Bridge over the River Kwai, Prasat Hin Phimai etc. Miniature replicas of the Tower Bridge of London, Eiffel Tower, the Statue of Liberty and Trevi Fountain are also displayed in the section called “miniworld”. 250 baht/adults, 120 baht/children.
Nong Nooch Tropical Garden, 163 Sukhumvit Rd (15 minutes east of town centre), Beautiful gardens with waterfalls, elephant shows, “Cultural Extravaganza” performances 4 times a day, restaurants and so forth – enough to fill an entire day. Foreigners 500 baht, Thais 200 baht.
Siriphon Orchid Farm 235/14 Moo 5, Noen Phlap Wan Rd (turn left for 800 metres from Sukhumvit Road, diagonally across the Pattaya Klang intersection). Inside the farm are various kinds of orchids to be admired and purchased such as Pompadua, Vanda, Golden Shower, and Cattleya.
Three Kingdoms Theme Park 100 Moo 9, Tambon Pong (adjacent to Horseshoe Point, 20 minutes from Pattaya) 10:00-17:00 daily. This is a Chinese-style garden filled with pagodas, murals and figures from the Chinese epic San Guo Zhi, it is more an expression of ‘filial piety’ than a theme park. Perhaps worth a quick look on a slow day, but unlikely to offer much to visitors not familiar with the story. 150 baht/adults, 80 baht/children.
Pattaya Park and Tower Sat-Friday 10:00-19:00, Sat 10:00-20:00. For those with a head for heights there is the ‘tower jump’ in which you can jump from the 250 foot tower with a safety harness. The sky shuttle service takes you directly to the beach. There is a revolving restaurant at the top of the tower which offers a international buffet for both lunch and dinner plus a terrific view of the Pattaya sky line and the beaches of Pattaya and Jomtien
The Park Tower has a monorail service which takes you to the various attractions near the tower such as an Amusement Park and a Water Park. Entrance fee 200 baht Adult/child
Silverlake Winery Pattaya- the only vineyard in the East of Thailand. The vineyards are becoming increasingly popular owing to spectacular natural views a manmade landscape ideal for snapping pictures, not only are there plenty of grape and vine products to buy, there is the opportunity to try your arm at small arms shooting or and you can explore the winery by foot or for the more adventures by riding an ATV, horse-drawn carriage, Elephant or under your own steam by bicycle.