RAMAYANA WATERPARK: Located just 15 km south of Pattaya City, the newly opened RamaYana Waterpark is one of the biggest water theme parks in Southeast Asia. The design is made to resemble a long forgotten city, dotted with the remains of ancient buildings, walls, and scul ptures, and there are 21 awesome water rides to choose from, such as the hair-raising Aqualoop and Freefall slides. Other highlights include the double wave pool, the lazy river ride, two dedicated kid zones, a floating market, cultural shows, and an elephant park. You can even rent a private cabana for the day. The park’s construction meets the highest international standards so both your fun and your safety are guaranteed. Open daily from 10am to 6pm. www.ramayanawaterpark.com
One of the city’s most popular family-friendly attractions is the Cartoon Network Amazone Waterpark, especially since everyone’s favourite TV cartoon heroes are part of the fun. The park is open daily from 10am to 6pm, and visitors can arrange for transport from downtown Pattaya—B400 round trip—via the website. Get set to get wet!
While it’s not quite as new and flashy as its competitors, Pattaya Park offers visitors a waterpark right in the heart of the city. In addition, the 240 metre high Pattaya Park Tower—which you ascend using the Sky Shuttle or Speed Shuttle—features panoramic views and the death-defying 170 metre high zip-line Tower Jump.
HARBOR MALL: The recently opened Harbor Mall (190/25 Moo 9, Pattaya Klang Rd) may seem like an ordinary community mall at first but once you get to the 4th floor Toys’R’Us store, things get very kid-centric very quickly. Floors 5 through 7 are collectively known as Harbor Land, which is billed as the largest indoor playground in Asia, and each area has it’s own pricing system. Get set for three floors of arcade games, carnival games, merry-go-rounds, trampoline, and super slides (plus an indoor skating rink due in September). However the ear-splitting screams and squeals of ecstatic children fill the air without pause, so be warned! www.harbor.co.th
Featuring a 100 metre long underwater tunnel which takes visitors underneath the aquarium’s thousands of marine creatures, Underwater World Pattaya is an exciting and educational introduction to the brilliance and diversity of undersea life.
ART IN PARADISE:
The 5,800 sq.m Art in Paradise Interactive Art Museum is a visual funhouse where visitors interact with three dimensional, optical illusion artworks painted on the walls and floors. Charge up your camera batteries and go crazy!