Anyone who lives in or visits Pattaya on a regular basis will have seen a tremendous amount of new construction projects and tourist attractions being built over the last few years. South East Asia is rapidly developing and Pattaya is no exception. Let’s take a look at some new tourist attractions currently under construction or newly completed and see what they have to offer.
Ramayana Water Park will be South East Asia’s biggest water park and the first internationally designed, constructed and managed water park in Thailand and will be located next to Silverlake Vineyard and just 1.5 hrs drive from Bangkok. Ramayana is one of the great epic stories of India that explores human relationships and the concept of dharma. Rama is an avatar of the Hindu Supreme-God Vishnu and Ramayana simply means Rama’s journey. Rama is fundamental to the cultural consciousness of many South East Asian countries, including Thailand, so it is fitting that the water park be themed along this epic story line.
There will be 7 zones set in an exotic natural landscape.
Pattaya was chosen for this project because it is now the leading tourist destination with over 8.35 million visitors per year!
Ramayana Water Park is being built by WhiteWater West Industries, a specialist in water park construction since 1980 with over 4,000 completed projects. When complete Ramayana will cover approximately 160,000 sqm of land and offer the latest thrilling family rides and entertainment including a 70 meter long activity swimming pool plus a relaxation pool with spa’s and pool bar. Ramayana will be open to the public in early 2014, for up to date information and progress reports visit http://www.ramayanawaterpark.com/.
Mimosa, ‘The City of Love’, is one of Pattaya’s newest tourist attractions. Located on the Sukhumvit Road opposite. The Ambassador Hotel it is one of the most beautiful developments to have been constructed in Pattaya. The City of Love is already becoming a popular location for wedding photography and could easily become the most photographed attraction in Pattaya.
The design of Mimosa was inspired by ancient French architecture, which is characterised by bright colours. The city will transport you back in time into a fairy tale wonderland. This is a truly unique destination and is well worth a visit. There are many shops to browse and restaurants that offer a variety of international cuisine. There is a canal centrally located where you can sit and watch the swans and ducks swim, a square with a super-size fountain and there will be full size theatre, currently still under construction. Many staff wear themed costumes and are more than happy to have their photograph taken with you! So if you and your partner are in a romantic mood, or simply want to spend some relaxation time in beautiful surroundings, Mimosa is a must see attraction.
Thepprasit Road in South Pattaya is the location for an amazing new tourist destination, The Coliseum Show. If driving towards Jomtien you will be surprised to see the newly built Coliseum, based on the ancient Rome gladiatorial theatre. (Also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre and is an elliptical amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome, Italy.)
The Coliseum is currently under construction, but will definitely be a major attraction and tourist destination when complete. For up to date progress visit http://www.colosseumshowpattaya.com/.