Mimosa Pattaya opened in 2013 with great hopes for it to become Pattaya’s and Jomtien’s newest and best tourist attraction. Constructed to resemble the city of Colmar in France, Mimosa is designed to recreate the feeling of being in a European village.
The site is lined with buildings built in the old timber frame style meant to echo the architecture of the Renaissance, and they are painted bright and beautiful colors. Self-named as the City of Love, Mimosa Pattaya does it’s best to recreate a romantic atmosphere with quaint walkways, seating areas, and it’s very own canal. The setting is very beautiful and a fantastic spot to take some photos.
The main attraction for Mimosa is their Ladyboy Cabaret show which takes place at the musical fountain area several times a day. Shows start at 17:00, 19:00, and 21:00 and each lasts about 1 hour. Admission to the show costs about 300 THB.
The Mimosa concept is really designed to bring in tourists, both foreign and local, to shop and eat. When the place opened there were to be over 50 shops and restaurants to choose from. Some with nice atmosphere overlooking the canal or water fountain. But recent visitor reports suggest that the majority are now vacant, limiting your options.
There are two additional attractions, Art in Mimosa and Marine Monsters. The Art in Mimosa is similar to the Art in Paradise in Pattaya, but not nearly as good. Marine Monsters is their small aquarium with a variety of aquatic animals on display.
Mimosa Pattaya holds a variety of events every year, most notably the Mimosa Queen Pagent. This is a ladyboy beauty competition that brings in quite a good crowd.
The biggest complaint about the place is the costs. The price to enter is about 300 Baht for foreign tourists, which is a lot to pay to enter a place that is not much more than an outdoor themed shopping mall. Then you need to pay extra to see the ladyboy cabaret and other attractions. Now that the number of shops and restaurants are dwindling it makes even less sense to pay the entrance fee.
Take a look at some recent reports from trip advisor, and judge for yourself before heading out there.
Hours: 10:00AM to 10:00PM daily
Location: Jomtien off Sukhumvit Rd
Address: 28/19-20 Sukhumvit Rd, Na Chom Thian, Sattahip District, Chon Buri 20250, Thailand
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mimosapattaya/ (Postings in Thai)