Do you want to know Pattaya’s best attractions recommended by the Lonely Planet Guide? Just keep reading and you will find out.
There are valid reasons why we put so much trust in travel websites and publications such as TripAdvisor and the Lonely Planet Guide. And this is because they are pretty much spot on with their information and analysis. The Lonely Planet Guide was around long before we used the internet to do our travel research.
If you are currently on holiday in Pattaya or live there and want to find the best things to see and do, the below recommendations are from Lonely Planet. They detail Pattaya’s best monument, museum, market, and Art Gallery.
Pattaya’s Best Monument – Sanctuary of Truth
You can tell a lot about a country on how they construct their most treasured monuments. Nowhere in Pattaya city can match the Sanctuary of Truth regarding age-old construction values and aesthetics. It literally is one of Pattaya’s best. The Sanctuary of Truth is a gigantic wooden temple/construction which covers the area of more than two rais. At approximately 105 meters in height, it was constructed to withstand the wind and sunshine on the seashore.
The building was constructed in accordance with ancient Thai design ingenuities with a vast plethora of wooden sculptures and art that reflect an ancient vision of Earth, ancient knowledge, and eastern philosophy. The temple is a joy to behold, especially in its beachfront location in Naklua at North Pattaya.
Best Market in Pattaya – Thepprasit Weekend Market
Taking place on Friday and Saturday evenings from approximately 5 pm, the Thepprasit Road Weekend Market is Pattaya’s best place to shop for bargains whether you are a local Thai or Westerner.
The onsite food market alone is pretty spectacular, but when you take into account that the market is also a great place to buy amazing value for money clothes and fashion accessories, electronics, local handicrafts, and virtually anything you can think of, this market is simply the best in Pattaya for both visitors and Lonely Planet.
Pattaya’s Best Museum – Anek Kusala Sala (Viharn Sien)
Located in the Bangsaray countryside, under a 30-minute drive south from Pattaya, Anek Kusala Sala, also more commonly known as Viharn Sien, is not just the best museum in the region. But is also located in a spectacular old-style Chinese temple that is simply breathtaking. With a vast choice of ancient Asian artifacts and even a scaled-down version of the famous Terracotta Army, the museum delves into the beauty and history of SE-Asia.
Best Art Gallery in Pattaya – Art in Paradise
Pattaya might not be known as the epicenter of arts in Thailand, but it does have some excellent Pattaya art galleries. With the best hands-down being Art in Paradise. Predominantly known as a 3D museum, all the art that aligns the walls seems to jump out and offer an amazing visual effect. Art in Paradise is open every day. And when you want to experience a unique art gallery with phenomenal photo opportunities, this is the best art gallery in the Pattaya region.
Whether you live in Pattaya or are visiting here from Bangkok for the weekend, it’s always important to get the best recommendations. The Lonely Planet Guide’s list of Pattaya’s best attractions is always authentic. With so many things to see and do in the city, you don’t want to have an inferior experience. It’s even more important to find the best attractions in the city if you are only here for a few days from Bangkok. We hope you have a great time.
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