Pattaya has been getting a lot of bad press recently by the international media. The Daily Mirror tabloid proclaimed that Pattaya is the sex capital of the world. They also claimed that there are 27,000 prostitutes here. I am not sure how they came to that number. Did they go around counting them? I am not going to stand here and say that there are no prostitutes in Pattaya. I will leave that to Thailand’s junta leader. However, I do want to say that Pattaya is not just about bar girls and nightlife. It can be family friendly if you know where to go. So, I set myself a challenge to find the other side of Pattaya. I am doing this with the help of my Twitter followers and Facebook friends. With their help I put together this google map of family friendly places. I am now visiting some of the highlights over the next three days.
Space Inspirium, 30 minutes north of Pattaya, is an interesting place for kids. The exhibits are all bilingual. Admission is only 50B/20B. pic.twitter.com/oDe2HUbS95
My only criticism of Art in Paradise (apart from the two prices) is that there are not many signs about where to stand to take the photo pic.twitter.com/WJuNs9Jg0h
Ripley's Believe It or Not! in Royal Garden Plaza Pattaya is the kind of place that I loved as a kid. Optical illusions & amazing things pic.twitter.com/dP8EQLCSaQ
Tiffany's Show in Pattaya was a lot of fun if you like cabaret shows performed by transgender ladies. Very popular with the Chinese pic.twitter.com/EoiaLsk6EW