10 Best Instagrammable Places in Pattaya

Strategically located on Thailand’s eastern Gulf coast, Pattaya is one of the most visited resort cities and for a good reason. Formerly a fishing village, the city has grown to be one of Thailand’s most sought after beach resorts. In fact, whenever people think of it, what first comes to their mind is beautiful islands and white sandy beaches.

Apart from the resorts, Pattaya also features a wide range of other natural attractions that makes it equally appealing to every kind of traveler. From stunning nightlife and cabaret bars to century’s old temples and high-rise condos, there is a lot that can make you leave whatever you are doing and book a flight immediately.

And if you are one of those people who love traveling around with their DSLR camera, it is also a great place for taking Instagrammable shots. Regardless of whether you are a photographer or just want to fill your Instagram feed, several places will give you interesting photo ideas as you explore this beautiful city.

To help you plan your trip well, here are the best 10 instagrammable places in Pattaya that you should visit.

10. Teddy Bear Museum

With so many beautiful attractions, most people in Pattaya often prefer taking pictures of the various places they visit. This is the single reason that led to the idea of the creating of the Teddy Bear Museum. The idea came from Mr. Kim Hyun Chol, the Executive of Teddy Bear Island LTD. He had visited Thailand over 10 times and always carried a camera wherever he went. Having fallen in love with the beauty of this place, he decided to create an attraction -Teddy Bear Museum – for anyone who wanted to take pictures.



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Today, visitors can enjoy the museum by taking pictures of its over 2000 collections of teddy bears. The dolls come in a wide range of sizes and each of them fit into the concept of each zone. Pictures taken here by visitors have a very unique impression that cannot be achieved in any other part of the world.

9. Mini Siam – Modeling Of International Sites

Being the first miniature replica of the wonders of the world, this is one of the most popular places to visit in Pattaya. The site comprises of several miniature models of the most notable attractions in the world including the Statue of Liberty, the London Bridge, the Pyramids, the leaning tower of Pisa, the Temple of the Emerald Buddha and Prasat Hin Phimai. All of them having been crafted at a scale of 1:25 makes the place perfect for taking pictures near that world-renown attraction you have always dreamt of visiting. For the best shots, consider visiting at night when the statues are all lit up and looking spectacular.


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8. Pattaya Viewpoint


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Being the best viewpoint in the region, this is the place to visit if you are thinking of getting those classic pictures of Pattaya’s backdrop. The best thing about this viewpoint is that the esplanade is quite long and wide enough that is can accommodate a large number of people. This means that you won’t have to wait for you to find a perfect position where you can take great shots of the backdrop. While here, you will have great views of up to as far as Pattaya’s bay. Also, you will have panoramic views of the entire Jomtien Beach all the way straight out to sea.

7. Coral Island

Beyond the numerous high-rise buildings and the hustle and bustle of Pattaya is the beautiful Coral Island. This is a little paradise that features endless cerulean blue sea and long stretches of pristine beach. The sand is clean and extremely white and surrounded by coral reefs. In addition to the island’s relaxed vibe, it is a great place to retreat and unwind as you admire the nearby beautiful scenery and take one or two pictures.


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6. Wat Phra Khao Yai (“Big Buddha Hill”)

Standing over 18-meters high, this is without a doubt the biggest engraving of Buddha in the entire world. And the area where this attraction resides – the “Silverlake” – is another great place to take beautiful shots. One of the highlights of this place is the striking staircase that leads up to the temple. As you make your way up the mountain, make sure that you make regular stops to look back because you’ll be treated with great views worth of taking shots.


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5. Art in Paradise 

Your photography session in Pattaya wouldn’t be complete without taking well-timed shots in this unique art gallery. Unlike other galleries in the world, you don’t have to roam around pictures glancing and admiring them. Instead, the art inside it is brought to life and you as a visitor can be a part of it. You can become part of the artwork by using clever tricks and various optical illusions. For example, there are parts of the gallery set up so perfectly that they enable you to take pictures in which you look like you were flying over the desert on a magic carpet.


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4. Sukhawadee House

Besides being a very important landmark in the area, this mansion is also one of the prettiest sights you will come across in Pattaya. The building is painted with light pastel colours that make it resemble a very expensive sweet treat. Also, there are geometric gardens that surround it and provide visitors with a perfect spot for taking instagrammable pictures in Pattaya. It is important to note that you can only take pictures of the mansion’s outer view but not it’s inside. This means that if you decide to go inside then you will have to leave your camera behind.


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3. Underwater World

If you love the ocean then you shouldn’t hesitate to visit this very modern aquarium for captivating shots. The aquarium is a very important landmark in Thailand. It plays a prominent role in terms of marine conservation. There is a 100-meter long underwater tunnel that helps you watch hundreds of different types of exotic fish up close and personal. The best part is you can also pay a little extra to dive with sharks as you take wonderful pictures to remember the rare moment.


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2. Nong Nooch Tropical Garden

If you are very passionate about landscaped gardens then you will love it posing for photos here. Covering over 2.4-Square kilometres of space, this garden features some of the most remarkable landscaped gardens. In fact, the garden has won many awards thanks to its unique symmetrical design and the vast collection of perfectly manicured shrubs. Apart from helping it win awards, this beauty also makes it provide the perfect place for taking beautiful pictures. So the next time you are spending an afternoon exploring the displays, remember to take out your camera and take shots of the intricately designed creations.


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1. Horizon Sky Bar

Apart from Pattaya’s numerous day time attractions, it is also a bustling nightlife hub. Many visitors, especially the young, come here to enjoy the infamous Pattaya nightlife. One of the best bars where they prefer to revel at night is the Horizon rooftop bar. It is located on the 34th floor of the Hilton Pattaya which makes it offer amazing 360-degrees views of the entire city including the bay. Thanks to its strategic location, it is the best place to head over if you are looking to smoothly capture Pattaya’s sophisticated nightlife. The bar’s ambiance is also very classy for taking a few instagrammable pics of Pattaya’s nightlife while you sip cocktails. Just pull out your best outfit, grab a seat near the window and prepare to get the most amazing nightlife shots.


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