While the main attractions in Rayong are its tranquil beaches, Pattaya has plenty of other attractions to add to your itinerary. Pattaya too has a spectacular beach – it’s three kilometres long and it runs along the length of the city, but if you are looking for something a little different, head to head inland to Buddha Hill, the highest point in Pattaya. You’ll be treated to breath-taking views, especially at sunset.
Pattaya also has plenty of museums and galleries to discover, particularly the Anek Kuson Sala gallery, which hosts modern art exhibitions as well as special cultural exhibits and events.
If you’re travelling to Pattaya and Rayong with children, then there are plenty of theme parks including a Ripley’s Believe it or Not exhibition, the delightful Nong Nooch Tropical Garden, and the Cartoon Network Amazone Waterpark for younger travellers.
If you time your visit you can also experience some of Thailand’s traditional culture at the Bhumiburi Sri Rayong Festival, which incorporates the ancient art of puppetry, music, dance, and entertainment, as well as authentic Thai food.