One good place to visit for culture in Pattaya is the big golden buddha. Called the big Buddha Hill or Wat Phra Yai you can see the biggest Buddha of all Chonburi province, visible from far away approaching the hill. The Buddha image is located on top of Pratamnak Hill, just South of the city of Pattaya. Driving up the road to the top of the hill will give you some very nice views of the Pattaya bay area.
Difficult to miss it. When you arrive at the entrance you have a long stairway flanked by two golden colored Naga snakes leads to the Buddha image. The big golden colored Buddha image is around 18 meters high.
Apart from the Big Buddha there are 7 smaller Buddha images on the temple grounds as well as a pavilion. Local people come to the Wat Phra Yai to pay respect and pray for health, happiness and wealth among other things.
Otherwise it is a nice place to see all the surrondings. Some of the best view of Pattaya and surrounding area including Koh Larn island can be had from the hill on the other side of Pratamnak road.
If you search a little culture and visit in Pattaya, go to see the golden buddha.