Museums in Pattaya

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Pattaya Museums are not great in number or vast in size, but they are unique and full of surprises. You will remember them forever.

The Bottle Museum

This is an air conditioned museum that displays hundreds of works of extraordinary bottle art. They say this is the only bottle museum in the world, and it offers an excellent opportunity to see something you cannot see elsewhere. The sparkling light reflecting on and through the colored glass bottles gives off an ever-changing, rainbow-like decoration to the rooms. Guided tours of the Bottle Museum give an insight into how the bottles were made, and it ends with a visit to the souvenir shop, where you can buy beautiful mementos of your visit.

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum

Located on the third floor of the Royal Garden Plaza on Beach Road is one of Pattaya’s favorite family museums, the spooky Ripley’s Believe It or Not! This eerie museum is based on the popular television series, and while some of the exhibits are replicas of Mr. Ripley’s own items, some are genuine. They are categorized into optical illusions, ancient torture devices and peculiar lifestyles of weird people. Another section offers a master theater with flight simulator technology. This museum is busy on most days but especially on local holidays.

The Sanctuary of Truth

Although not considered a traditional museum, this is a huge historical teakwood structure featuring ancient hand carvings. It will be one of the most memorable sights you will ever see in your life. Pattaya Museums will surprise you at every turn, and this museum is no different. You can get up very close and personal with two very playful dolphins. The sprawling estate has its own coastline and a man-made lagoon where the two dolphins entertain and pose for photos with visitors. Visit the temple and marvel at its extensive wood carvings. Take an elephant ride around the temple. There is also a restaurant, Thai dancing and workshops where you can try wood-carving.

Other Pattaya museums to visit are the Golden Triangle Museum, the Million Years Stone Park and the Royal Temple of Wat Yansangwararam. Pattaya museums must be seen to be believed.

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