Want to spend your time in Pattaya among celebrities, royalty, and some of the world’s most famous people? Head on over to Louis Tussaud’s Wax Works at the Royal Garden Mall and you will soon be hanging out with the likeness of famous people like Johnny Depp, the Dali Lama, Prince William, and many more.
Located on the top floor of the Royal Garden Mall in Pattaya, Louis Tussaud’s Wax Works is part of series of Ripley’s Entertainment attractions that occupy most of the floor. Here you’ll find other amusements such as Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, The Infiniti Maze, and Ripley’s Haunted Adventure.
The Wax Works is a self-guided tour through several different themed rooms, featuring over 100 wax figures. The collection includes:
- Pop Stars – Michael Jackson, Britney Spears, Prince +More
- Chamber of Secrets – A Harry Potter Room
- British Royalty – Princess Diana, Prince Harry, + More
- Political and Humanitarian – Barak Obama, Chairman Mao, + More
- Den of Horror – Dracula, Freddy Kruger, and of course Adolf Hitler + More
- Superheroes and Villains – Batman, Catwoman, the Joker + More
- Celebrities – Johnny Depp, Paris Hilton, Tony Jaa + More
Louis Tussaud’s Wax Work: A Brief History
Louis Tussaud was the great grandson of the famous Marie Tussaud, the creator of the world-famous Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in London. Louis worked as a wax figure sculpture at Madame Tussauds before opening his first wax museum in 1890. (Source)
One of his museums, Louis Tussaud’s House of Wax in Yarmouth, closed in 2012. It gained cult status because so many of its sculptures looked nothing like the actual people. It had been described as Britain’s worst museum. (Source)
With a lead in like that you might be wondering how bad the wax figures are in the Louis Tussaud’s Wax Museum in Pattaya. In all fairness, a lot of them are pretty bad. While they are all identifiable, mostly it’s because of their outfits or their surroundings. The best replicas are the Superheroes and Villains, it is apparently easier to recreate than human faces.
How bad are they? You can take a sneak peek at a few images below.
But the bad recreations are really what makes taking this tour fun. Seeing how ridiculously bad some of the models will surely put a smile on your face. While Louis Tussaud’s won’t make it on the list of the top 10 attractions in Pattaya, it’s a fun way to spend some time on a rainy day and worth combining with Ripley’s Believe It Or Not for a couple hours of amusement.
Location: Royal Garden Mall, Pattaya
Hours: 11 AM to 11 PM, Daily
Ticket Price: 500 THB (Can be purchased cheaper when bundling attractions)