Naklua & Wong Amat Attractions
What to See in Naklua & Wong Amat
There are not many Wong Amat and Naklua Beach attractions, but this relatively quiet part of town is home to Pattaya’s most iconic structure. London has Big Ben, Rome has the Coliseum, Sydney has the Opera House and Pattaya has the Sanctuary of Truth.
The area has a collection of other notable attractions, mostly of a cultural nature. Further towards the north of Naklua, you get away from the westernised parts of the city and into more traditional Thai communities, with their narrow streets of wooden shop-houses, which are also worth a visit. Closer to town, the main attractions in Naklua Beach and Wong Amat Beach are, in fact, the beaches, which are rated amongst the best in town for their clear waters and clean sands.
All Attractions in Naklua & Wong Amat
The Bottle Art Museum is a quirky attraction displaying painstakingly constructed models of boats, houses and famous landmarks from all over the world. Here you will see scale models of windmills from Holland, ornate Japanese pagodas and more than a few boats from pretty much everywhere! Originally started by a Dutch expat bottle art enthusiast, the Bottle Art Museum has since outgrown its premises and been passed on to a new owner who moved the exhibition to its new home on Sukhumvit Road, in the grounds of Kingston Park school and technical college. Read More...
- Location: 297/1-5 Moo 6, Sukhumvit Road, Naklua
- Tel: +66 (0)3 842 2957
A wonderful day of exploration is to visit some nearby fishing villages, less then 20 minutes drive from Pattaya City. The fishing villages give a glimpse of what life in Pattaya must have been like 30, 40 years ago. The villages of Bang Saray, Chong Samaesan and Ang Sila have some great beaches too, and the local community is friendly and hospitable. Boats can be rented for fishing or diving, and some good restaurants abound.
Bang Saray is the most popular, and is located not too far from the 'kilometer 165' sign on Sukhumvit Highway. Chong Samaesan is another ideal place for swimming, diving and fishing. Several tiny islands dot the area, such as Koh Samaesan, Koh Raet, Koh Chuang and Koh Chan. These islands all fall under the supervision of the Royal Thai Navy. Daytime sightseeing is permitted, but overnight lodging is a big no-no. Ang Sila, just five kilometers from Pattaya and one of the oldest seaside resorts in the area, is famous for its cottage industry, producing stone mortars and animal sculptures of elephants, horses and tigers. On the beach, one can find villagers shelling fresh oysters, while a wide variety of local handicrafts are also for sale.
- Location: along Sukhumvit Road
Million Years Stone Park & Crocodile Farm
Despite its age, the Million Years Stone Park is still one of the best attractions in Naklua, and certainly one of the most popular. While the park may not be millions of years old, some of the exhibits – which include petrified trees and grotesque rock formations – are hundreds of millions of years in age. The Thai-style trained trees are estimated to be over 200 years old, but the crocodiles in the adjacent farm - which is the largest of its kind in the country - are much younger than that. Bred for their skins and meat, some of the animals also get special training to appear in the special shows. There are also tiger and elephant shows, with the option of posing for a picture with each of the performers. There are two prices for entry, with foreigners paying about 300 baht and locals paying 100 baht.
- Opening Hours: 08:00 – 18:30
- Location: 22/1 Off Highway 7, Naklua
- Tel: +66 (0)3 824 9347
This miniature city displays replicas of 100 sacred places and important historical sites around Thailand and some international attractions at a scale of 1 to 25. Highlights include the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Anantasamakhom Throne Hall, the Bridge over the River Kwae, the Sydney Opera House, the Eiffel Tower, the Statue of Liberty and London’s Tower Bridge. The Democracy Monument in Bangkok was the very first model built at Siam. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 07:00 – 22:00
- Location: 387 Sukhumvit Road, Naklua
- Tel: +66 (0)3 872 7333
- Tour Available: Mini Siam
Pattaya Boxing World
The martial art of Muay Thai boxing is celebrated with all the glitz and glamour of Madison Square Garden at the stadium next to Mini Siam. Alongside a daily cultural show, which demonstrates the more ancient practises of the art, there are live bouts at least once a week featuring top-class Thai and international athletes. Far from the half-hearted tourist shows of Walking Street, these are genuine matches as part of the Muay Thai World Championship. With an exciting atmosphere and modern facilities, Pattaya Boxing World captures the feeling both of traditional Muay Thai and international boxing.
- Opening Hours: 18:00 – 24:00
- Location: 387 Sukhumvit Road, Naklua
- Tel: +66 (0)3 872 6203
- Tour Available: Pattaya Boxing World
Pattaya Sheep Farm
Pattaya Sheep Farm is a very-much hands-on zoo of fluffy creatures, making it extremely popular with children, particularly city-dwellers from Pattaya and Bangkok. Along with the sheep are deer, rabbits, ponies, alpacas, pigs, donkeys, buffalo and others. There is an aviary with resident parrots, turkeys, peacocks and other winged inmates. The majority of the animals can be at least petted while the larger ones can also be ridden. The farm is also home to a small collection fairground rides, a Dutch-style windmill and The Barn Steakhouse, which serves a mean lamb chop! Entry is 50 baht for adults and free for children under 110cm.
- Opening Hours: 09:00 – 19:00
- Location: 73/8 Off Highway 7, Naklua
- Tel: +66 (0)92 321 6718
What do Bengal tigers, dogs and pigs have in common? They are members of the animal kingdom alright but they come from completely different families. At Pattaya Tiger Zoo, though, you will find them all living together in harmony, thanks to the zoo’s rather unique feeding programme. Witness mother pigs feed tiger cubs alongside its own piglets, have your pictures taken with the cubs, watch the crocodile show, or enjoy riding on the back of an elephant. Also, meet and feed the ostriches, single hump camels, kangaroos and an aviary of exotic birds. This is one place for families to enjoy quality time together. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 08:00 – 18:00
- Location: Sriracha
- Tel: +66 (0)3 829 6556
- Tour Available: Pattaya Tiger Zoo
Rising 105 metres into the sky and exquisitely carved entirely out of teak wood, The Sanctuary of Truth is a gigantic wooden construction that's one of a kind in the world. A strange fusion of religion, philosophy, art and culture, it's neither a temple, nor palace, even though it looks a bit like a hybrid of both. Best described as a monument to Thai craftsmanship, and a place to reflect, its awe-inspiring wooden sculptures and cravings pays homage to and is a reflection of the "Ancient Vision of Earth", "Ancient Knowledge" and "Eastern Philosophy". Read More...
- Opening Hours: 08:00 – 18:00
- Location: 206/2 Moo 5, Soi Naklua 12, Naklua
- Tel: +66 (0)3 836 7229