A two hour drive from Bangkok, Pattaya is one of the most famous resorts in Thailand. Walk sugary sands lapped by emerald and turquoise waters and delve into the resorts leisure activities, like scuba diving, fishing and golfing. Stop by the five floors of the Central Festival shopping mall at Pattaya Beach and browse over 300 exclusive stores and local boutiques. Be sure to visit the floating market with boat-stores selling handmade goods and Thai produce. Take a trip to the Gems Gallery Pattaya and shop at a massive jewellery store with endless rows of fine rings and necklaces studded with rare stones. Encounter elephants and tigers at wildlife sanctuaries and spend a day strolling unique attractions like Art in Paradise, an interactive art museum with 3D artworks that put you in the picture. Take a boat tour to one of the beautiful surrounding islands, like Koh Larn Island, and explore more divine beaches. Head to the north of Pattaya to the Naklua district and find a more traditional Thai atmosphere. This part of the city enjoys a relaxed, laid-back vibe with golden sands shared by local fisherman. It's a great place to get a taste of everyday Thai life. The area's also home to the stunning Sanctuary of Truth, an ornate wooden building made without a single nail.