Art in Paradise

Art in Paradise (Pattaya, Chonburi Province)
 พิพิธภัณฑ์ภาพวาด 3 มิติ


Adults/ผู้ใหญ่ –
Thai/คนไทย: 180 Baht
Foreigners/ชาวต่างชาติ: 300 Baht
(66.67% more expensive for foreigners*)

Children/เด็ก –
Thai/คนไทย: 120 Baht
Foreigners/ชาวต่างชาติ: 200 Baht
(66% more expensive for foreigners*)

Have you been to this place? Were you able to get the Thai price? Was it good value for money if you had to pay the “farang” price? Let us know in the comments…

* Please note, the difference in price was 233% but the foreigners price has now been dropped.

17 responses to “Art in Paradise

  1. Thai Drivers License will get you in for the Thai price

    • Hello Peter,
      It didn’t get me at least in Grand Palace, Thai Temples, National Parks to name a few. Yes some national Parks do accept work permit but there are few who don’t and there is no way you can complaint about them. I tried sending email to DNP but no response.

  2. That’s crazy that foreigners have to pay 233% more than Thais! There is no way I would want to pay 500 Baht for an art museum. 250 Baht is more than enough. They are being too greedy. I won’t be visiting here.

  3. Yeah, I thought the Farang price was way too high, so I didn’t go in. My girlfriend’s kids did, and they enjoyed it. I grew up around D.C. and went to the Smithsonian museums many times for free! 😛

  4. Maybe they are just trying to get what foreigners are used to paying in their own countries? Hang on though, on a recent trip to London in the UK I discovered to my amazement that most museums and art galleries had no admission fees at all. Even if you were Thai!

  5. 500b instead of 150b is a massive leap.

    Disgusting. My family certainly won’t be giving them any service, and just further ingrains how disgusting true ‘Thainess’ is to us.

    • David
      I’m totally agree with you and another but please understand not all Thai people are that way .I’m also Thai too and I also have foreigner boyfriend so me and him facing the same matter as you are. my point is not all Thai people are greedy a lot of us also kind and friendly .please open ur mind and think positive about us. thanks.

  6. @thip: maybe you are right that not all Thai people are like this, but a hugely disproportionate amount are!! I have lived in poorer countries than Thailand where there is very little of this nonsense. There is a much greater spirit of equality and solidarity between local people and foreign residents in countries in Latin America for example.

    I believe this is because you Thai people are taught in school “trick the farang before he tricks you” and also you actually believe Thai culture is superior and more moral than European culture. There is a saying in Thai, “farangs who knows too much is not good”. I have been living in Thailand for almost three years, spent over a year learning to speak and read Thai because I foolishly thought this would allow me to fit in, and am so sick of the racism and discrimination here and behavior of MANY Thai people, in the land of FAKE smiles… it’s despicable and you people make me sick!!!

    Ready to get the heck out of here.

    • You’re right, there is still a lot of discrimination that goes on and I too am sick of it. Luckily though, I do see that there are nice, hard working locals who would never rip me off.

      Also, I do speak Thai, which helps but the people I get along with best are those who have some knowledge of the outside world and act as though they are long lost relatives and can speak about any topic – in Thai, even though we just met. And no, not boring or childish topics like “do you like Thai food” but rather about politics, border relations with Laos, the AEC, talking about my business etc. Not the ones who ask questions about “how come my Thai is so good” although it’s nice to get compliments it does get tiring after a while, especially if the same people make the same compliments a year or two after I first met them or almost every other time we meet. I think unless they have some kind of memory problems repeating the same things over and over again becomes irritating to both the speaker and listener. Again, I haven’t experienced this often, but I have experienced it hence the reason I brought it up.

      The Thais that give me one subtle compliment but then move on get my respect but those that react in an exaggerated manner are not worth interacting with. Fortunately though, apart from the occasional compliment most Thais don’t treat me in any special way and I greatly appreciate that. I just want to be treated the same – not better, not worse but the same.

  7. Now change price

    Thai 180
    Foreigners 300

    Thai 120
    Foreigners 200

  8. วันเกิด อาร์ท อิน พาราไดรซ์ ปีที่2

    ขอขอบคุณทุกกำลังใจที่ติดตาม อาร์ท อิน พาราไดรซ์ มาโดยตลอด
    เราสัญญาว่าจะสร้างความสุข ความประทับใจ ให้กับทุกท่านตลอดไปครับ

    2nd Birthday of Art in Paradise;

    We are so appreciated with all the constant supporting from viewers who visited us and also would like to say ‘Big Thanks’ to all. We will not stop and promise to keep-on creating happiness and memorable moments to our visitors^_^

  9. I would be more than happy to pay 1000 Baht for entry to any national park, museum whatever as long as every Thai also pays the same as me. It’s never about the money, but always about the principle. And if I happened to be a student or a senior citizen, then there should be discounts too, but of course as we all know, very, very few Thai businesses give discounts for seniors despite all the rhetoric about how Thai culture “respects the elderly”. No it doesn’t, because it doesn’t give them discounts! And it laughs in the face of foreign elderly because they are certainly not entitled to any of the very few senior discounts that may be on offer in Thailand.

    Anyway, since it will take a long time for the discriminatory practice of charging foreigners more than Thais to disappear, I will continue to visit the much, much more interesting and nicer sights of China, which although they might charge 100 Yuan or even more, also charge that same price to the locals. I can even get a student discount there, while my parents can get a senior’s discount. I feel so much happier when I visit the Skypark national park in Mengla, southern China, or perhaps the Kunming botanical gardens, or the Leaping Tiger Gorge national park or any one of the many other fascinating natural and man made places in China. And some museums now even have free entry! Wow! Even more reason to go. Maybe Thailand could learn a thing or two from China’s experience?

  10. I will never visit any tourist attraction that has a dual pricing system and I advise all friends not to visit or if tourist ask me directions to a dual price location i tell them not to visit. Imagine the outcry if the U.S.A, charged tourists more for their theme parks, there would be an outrage,but Some Thais think it’s ok, a lot of Thais I know are embarrassed !!!

    • Bad example James, as USA have dual-pricing too !
      I remember very well Disney World in Florida where us, from Europe, had to pay more than double the price Americans pay !
      So please look at home first before criticize an other country.

  11. I am from Myanmar. I would like to come to Art In Paradise , Pattaya. I would like to come with group about 20 people. I would like to know is can we get discount for the entry fee?

  12. Thinking about going here this weekend. I went to the one in CM with my work permit for the Thai Price and it was great. Now I have a 11 month old boy so it will be great to get him in some photos too! Hopefully I will get the Thai price again with my previous work permit, and free entrance for him as he is under 1.

  13. I have lived in Thailand for 19 years, and have a family here.
    When in the early years of living here, I understood this, since then I have stubbornly refused to spend any holidays here in Thailand. We make usually 3 holidays per year, and we travel to other countries; one important reason is this racist dual-pricing system.
    Yes, I know that with many documents of mine I could get Thai price, but that does not change the policy of the racists towards foreigners.
    I have also managed to educate tens and tens of our friends to avoid Thai tourist attraction; and I am happy of that!
    The Grand Palace is the best example how this racism is rooted up to the highest bodies of this country.
    I do not care if the difference is 50%, 500% or 1 000 percent; even a baht more due to your ethnicity is wrong!
    Keep your holiday spending OUT of Thailand!

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