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Day Trip to Pattaya City & Koh Larn Island Tour From Bangkok

1. Day Trip to Pattaya City & Koh Larn Island Tour From Bangkok

Depart from River City Bangkok city in the early morning and journey about 2.5 hours to Pattaya City, which is situated 150 km Southeast of Bangkok. Once arrived Pattaya city, you will take a boat ride for 40 minutes directly to Naban beach on Koh Larn, also known as Coral Island. Then, take local transport to Tawan beach, you can choose from a variety of activities depending on your interests for the day. Go snorkeling, or relax and sunbathe on the beach. If you'd like a faster pace, try some water activities like jet skiing, banana boat riding, sea walking, or parasailing. Then, enjoy lunch on the beach with a gorgeous view. Journey back to the mainland, arriving back in Bangkok in the early evening.

From Bangkok: Customize Your Own Pattaya City Tour

2. From Bangkok: Customize Your Own Pattaya City Tour

This fully customizable full-day trip from Bangkok to Pattaya allows you to craft your itinerary however way you want to. Enjoy a private vehicle and personal driver and add a local guide to your trip to enrich your time in the city. Visit three to four city attractions in one day. After pickup by an air-conditioned, private car, head to Pattaya to start your personalized itinerary. If you chose to also be accompanied by a local guide, they’ll join you and share historical details, cultural insight, and other stories about the attractions you choose to visit. Roughly a two to three-hour drive from Bangkok, Pattaya is Thailand’s city-by-the-beach, offering an alluring combination of seaside fun and urban entertainment. Whether you’re visiting the famous Big Buddha Temple, seeing the magnificent views from the Pattaya Viewpoint, taking in the sights at the Pattaya Floating Market, or simply chilling at the beach, you can always be guaranteed a fun time in Pattaya. At checkout, simply indicate the three to four attractions you want to see, with a few additional sights so that your driver or guide has several options to craft the best schedule for you based on geography and diversity. Not sure what to put in your itinerary? Some highly recommend sights include the Big Buddha Temple (Wat Phra Yai), Buddha Mountain (Khao Chi Chan), Pattaya Viewpoint (Khao Pattaya View Point) on Pratumnak Hill, and the Sanctuary of Truth.

From Bangkok: Day Trip to Pattaya City & Sanctuary of Truth

3. From Bangkok: Day Trip to Pattaya City & Sanctuary of Truth

Get picked up from your hotel in Bangkok at around 7:30 AM and ride about 2 hours to Pattaya City. Visit the Sanctuary of Truth, a large wooden structure constructed in 1981 by the sea at Laem Ratchawet. It was conceived from the concept that human civilization owes its existence to the religious and philosophical truth. You’ll learn how the grand castle has been built by ancient wood-joining techniques you can’t see elsewhere in the world including tongue and groove techniques, butt joint, dovetails, sapped spurs, and more. It’ll be your once-in-a-lifetime experience to participate in the construction of the miraculous national and world heritage. Continue your journey to Pattaya viewpoint which is located on Khao Phra Tam Nak which is a small hill on the South of Pattaya Beach. The location is the best spot to see the panoramic view of Pattaya City and its bay from above. On the hilltop, it’s also the site of Naval Radio Station where the monument of Krom Luang Chumphon Khet Udomsak, the Father of Royal Thai Navy, is situated alongside a sacred Buddha image. Enjoy your free time at Pattaya Beach, the half-moon-shaped Pattaya Beach that is 4 kilometers long with a road running parallel to the beach. There is a variety of restaurants, hotels, bars, department stores, and souvenir stores as well as other places of entertainment. Depart from Pattaya at about 3:00 PM and arrive at your hotel in Bangkok at around 6:00 PM.

From Bangkok: Pattaya Beach & Coral Island Small Group Tour

4. From Bangkok: Pattaya Beach & Coral Island Small Group Tour

Choose between heading straight to the meeting point or being picked up from your accommodation in central Bangkok. Sit back and enjoy the air-conditioned ride as you’re taken on a full-day trip to Ko Lan (Coral Island), a dreamy island just off the coast of Pattaya. Spend 4 leisurely hours on the island of Koh Lan. Swim and snorkel in the warm, clear waters, try some beach sports, or simply relax on the white sands. Once you’ve soaked up the sun, you’ll head back to Pattaya Pier. Explore Pattaya Viewpoint and take in panoramic views of the area. Visit the incredible Sanctuary of Truth temple. Although still under construction, it’s a striking piece of architecture with detailed woodworking. Take one last glimpse of the sea before being transferred back to Bangkok.

Pattaya: Private Car or Minibus Charter with Driver

5. Pattaya: Private Car or Minibus Charter with Driver

Enjoy an all-inclusive private car hire in Pattaya City where you can pick the places you want to visit in comfort. Select your preferred duration for the rental starting from 4, 6 and 8 hours. The private charter is ideal for those who want to discover the city with no hassle.   In case you need inspiration for where to visit yet, this suggested itinerary includes many highlights for you to see while visiting Pattaya. The beach city is nestled along a picturesque bay on the East Coast of the Gulf of Thailand. Visit Leam Bali Hai, which offers spectacular views of what is the enormity of Pattaya Bay and beyond. Afterwards, proceed to Jomtien Beach where you can enjoy a long coastline of white sand. Find a peaceful spot on the beach at Jomtien. Along the straight beach road, browse among the many souvenir shops, and taste local food at food stalls and seafood restaurants.   Continue to Wat Phra Yai (Big Buddha Hill) where there is a huge image of Buddha at the top of the hill, so visitors can notice it from the distance. Climb the stairs and get closer to the enormous statue for an impressive view. Mingle with the flocks of visitors, who come to pay their respects and to wish for good fortune, according to their religious beliefs. At the top of Big Buddha Hill, which is on the peak of Pattaya Hill, you will have a spectacular view of the whole city. At the end of the rental, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Pattaya city.

Pattaya: Full-Day Customizable City Tour

6. Pattaya: Full-Day Customizable City Tour

Take a full-day tour of the Thai resort town of Pattaya. Customize the tour to your own interests by choosing to visit 3 or 4 of the attractions listed below: Big Buddha Temple (Wat Phra Yai): Situated atop a hill, the 18-meter golden statue of Buddha is a popular feature of the Wat Phra Yai temple. Take in the beautiful mosaic walls and see the many statues of Buddha in different poses. Pattaya Viewpoint: Enjoy the dynamic cityscape with a crescent-shaped shoreline as the backdrop from the best viewpoint in the city. Take in the spectacular views from Pratumnak Hill any time of day. Pattaya Gems Gallery: See fabulous, interactive presentations on gems and jewellery and browse the extensive gem collection. Wat Yansangwararam: This majestic Buddhist temple is known for its picturesque gardens, multi-influenced architecture (Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Swiss, etc.), and its large collection of Chinese artefacts. Mini Siam: The Mini Siam park is famous for its miniature replicas of some of the world’s most beloved landmarks. Think the Statue of Liberty, Eiffel Tower, Leaning Tower of Pisa, London Bridge, and more. Buddha Mountain (Khao Chi Chan): It’s called Buddha Mountain for a reason: a large 109-meter golden sketch of Buddha carved on the side of a mountain. Stand in awe of the magnificence of the mountain and its picturesque surroundings before snapping a photo of the famous Buddha image. Pattaya Floating Market: If you loved the floating markets in Bangkok, spend a few hours in the Pattaya Floating Market. Browse through the local produce and handicrafts, and do some souvenir shopping for family and friends. List of Attractions (choose 3 or 4 after booking): Wat Phra Yai (Big Buddha Temple) Pattaya Viewpoint (Khao Pattaya View Point) on Pratumnak Hill Pattaya Gems Gallery Wat Yansangwararam Mini Siam Khao Chi Chan (Buddha Mountain) Pattaya Floating Market

Pattaya: Full-Day Instagram City Tour

7. Pattaya: Full-Day Instagram City Tour

Snap Insta-impressive photos in some of the most picture-worthy spots in Pattaya on this full-day Instagram tour. Start the day at 9 AM and head to the first stop at Mini Siam, a site filled with miniature-sized replicas of famous landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and small-scale versions of the most famous Bangkok temples Wat Arun and Wat Phra Kaew. Spend time strolling through the gardens and delighting in the colorful world landmarks. Next head to the Sanctuary of Truth, a large wooden Buddhist-Hindu temple that also serves as a museum. Take a look at the immensely detailed designs and carvings of elephants, gods, and other creatures before stopping for lunch. Continue to the Pattaya View Point for an unparalleled view of the cityscape against the crescent-shaped shoreline. After taking in the amazing scenery, head to Khao Chi Chan. Also known as the Buddha Mountain because of the golden etching of a Buddha figure on the side of the mountain, Khao Chi Chan is the last stop of the day. Take in the views of the 109-meter Buddha figure and the beauty of the surroundings before finishing the tour

From Pattaya: Bangkok Temples Full-Day Tour

8. From Pattaya: Bangkok Temples Full-Day Tour

Don’t miss out on visiting some of Bangkok’s most beautiful temples from Pattaya. This full-day tour of Bangkok’s most famous temples includes six unique sites you won’t see anywhere else. Start the day nice and early before heading to the first stop, the Bangkok Flower Market. Known locally as Pak Khlong Talat, it is the city's largest wholesale flower market and is open 24/7. See the colorful displays of flowers, before cruising across the river to the next stop: Wat Arun. Situated on the banks of the Chao Phraya river, Wat Arun, also known as the Temple of Dawn, is a Hindu temple named after the sun god Aruna. Spend some time here exploring and admiring the colorful spires that can be seen from most viewpoints in Bangkok.  Next stop is Wot Pho, a giant 46-meter long Buddha statue on its side. Besides housing hundreds of Buddha images, Wat Pho is also considered a leading school in Thai massage.  After wandering around Wat Pho, stop to buy lunch at a local restaurant, before heading to the Grand Palace. Once home to the Thai royal family and the seat of government, the Grand Palace still maintains many of its dazzling buildings and structures. Within the huge complex of the Grand Palace is Wat Phra Kaew, which is famous for its Buddha statue made entirely from jade. The last stop is Wat Traimit or "Temple of the Golden Buddha". See the grand 5.5-ton golden statue of a seated Buddha and take in the beautiful white and gold facade, before making your way back to Pattaya.

From Bangkok: Pattaya City Day Trip with Private Driver

9. From Bangkok: Pattaya City Day Trip with Private Driver

Get conveniently picked up in the early morning from your hotel in Bangkok and then drive 2.5 hours to the east coast of Thailand where the famous Pattaya City is located. First, visit Khao Chi Chan the famous place which features a giant sculptural image of Lord Buddha erected on the giant cliff. It was built 1995 as an initiative from the Supreme Patriarch who felt it was such a waste to leave the marble mountains which were already destroyed so he ordered to create the giant Buddha image on the cliff that was cut half already. It was also built to honor His Majesty King Bhumibol on the occasion of his Golden Jubilee. Then, make a visit to Pattaya viewpoint located on Khao Phra Tam Nak which is a small hill on the South of Pattaya Beach. The location is the best spot to see the panoramic view of Pattaya City and its Bay from above. On the hilltop, it’s also the site of Naval Radio Station where the monument of Krom Luang Chumphon Khet Udomsak, the Father of Royal Thai Navy, is situated alongside a sacred Buddha Image. Enjoy your free time at Pattaya Beach, the half-moon-shaped Pattaya Beach that is 4 kilometers long with a road running parallel to the beach. There is a variety of restaurants, hotels, bars, department stores, souvenir stores as well as other places of entertainment. Depart from Pattaya at about 3:00 PM and arrive at your hotel in Bangkok at around 6:00 PM.

Bangkok: Shore Excursion Highlights Tour from Laem Chabang

10. Bangkok: Shore Excursion Highlights Tour from Laem Chabang

In the morning, you will meet and greet with your private guide and driver at Laem Chabang Port. You will board a private air-conditioned car and drive to Bangkok, a journey which takes about 2 hours. First you will be visiting the former royal buildings of the Chakri Kings and the beautiful Emerald Buddha. This will feature the most impressive Buddhist statues and the holiest temple of Thailand. The next temple is Wat Pho. It's the largest temple in Bangkok and famous for its huge and majestic Reclining Buddha which is 46-meters long and covered in gold leaf. After lunch at a local restaurant, it’s time to discover Thai life around the river by boat. You will board your long tail boat and cruise though the canals, or "klongs", for about 1 hour. Following this you will be transferred back to the port in Laem Chabang, with an expected return time of about 6:00PM.

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based on 12 reviews

Our guide was incredible. Very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions. We were able to see some incredible sights and the tour was exactly as advertised. It was so nice having a private driver to take us from place to place and pick us up from our hotel. You can go at your own pace and our guide was extremely willing to help with photo ops! This is a great introduction to some of the amazing sights in and around Pattaya! The floating market was our favorite!

The Sanctuary of Truth is a unique experience and worth the visit. If you include this with Pattaya beach you may not have enough time for beach sports just a walk along the beach. The driver Sam was punctual, helpful and friendly. He helped us to allocate our time in a way that we could enjoy both attractions and also parked close to a spot where we could eat.

This tour was really great. I was in Bangkok for work and wanted to escape to the beach for a day, without the hassle of planning it. This trip was a great way to be able to enjoy the beach (although it's very touristy and lots of rubbish :-(( ), see a great lookout and the sanctuary was one of the most impressive buildings I've ever seen!

Yueee was amazing and so was mango such a great driver. Thank you for this wonderful time.

Loved every minute of my trip . Well worth going to.