Mini Siam

mini Siam
Overview of the sights of Thailand at Mini Siam.
Mini siam
The "mini" Temple of the Emerald Buddha.

 
It's cheesy, it's tacky and it's cliche, but busloads of tourists still make their way to this attraction on the main highway in Pattaya. Mini Siam is a re-creation in miniature of many of Thailand's major tourist attractions, as well as reconstructions of a few structures from the past. Here you'll find copies of the Temple of the Emerald Buddha from Bangkok, the ancient Khmer temple of Phimai in Nakorn Ratchisima province, and even Bangkok's Don Muang International Airport.

Upon entering Mini Siam, and before you get to the Thai portion, there's also a front garden filled with miniature recreations of many notable monuments from around the world, such as the Eiffel Tower, Statue of Liberty and Abu Simbel. Of course, there's also some souvenir shops as well as a few side-show games.

Admission Fee

Mini Siam
Miniature reconstruction of the old royal temple in Ayutthaya.

 
Mini Siam is open every day from 9:00 to 18:00. Admission is 300 Baht (8.02 USD).

Mini Siam is located on the the main highway - Sukhumvit Road - near the north side of town. It's one of the first things you'll see to let you know you've arrived in Pattaya.