Pattaya is a beach city in Thailand, popular with tourists and expatriates. It is very colorful place for travelers. It draws attraction millions of Thai and foreign tourists from all over the world in every year.
Pattaya is located on the eastern coast in Thailand. It is a self-governing municipal area. The city is under Chon Buri Province. Atop rated tourist spot in this world. It has occupied an area of 208.1 sq. km. Its seashore is 15 km. long. It is a suitable place to have sun, sand and sea. It is a destination for adult and sex tourism. The place is discovered by US army during the Vietnam War. It was a fishing village until the 1950s. It is on the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand, about 120 kilometers southeast of Bangkok airport. From Suvarnabhum airport there is direct bus service. It takes one and half hours. Thai is the main language, but English and Russian are most popular language here. People of Thailand are very friendly and helpful. It is now one of the most popular beach destinations in Southeast Asia. Eighty percent of population is Buddhism, 16% is Muslim and 2% is Christians.
Tourist Spots in Pattaya Thailand
- Pattaya Bay
- Coral Island
- Alcazar Show
- Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden
- Sriracha Tiger Zoo
- Alangkarn Show
- Underwater World
- Samet Island
- Koh Si Chang
- Tiffany Cabaret Show
- Jomtien Beach
- Elephant Village
- Walking Street
- Sanctuary of Truth
- Bira Circuit
- Floating Market
- Statue of HRH Prince Jumborn – the father of the Royal Thai Navy.
- Phra Tamnak
- Teddy Bear Museum
- Dolphin World
- Million Years Stone Park & Crocodile Farm
- Mini Siam & Mini Europe
- Art in Paradise – Location : Pattaya 2nd Road
- Water Park – Thapphraya Road, to the north of Jomtien Beach,
- The Bottle Art Museum – 145 of Sukhumwit Road.
- Wat Yannasangwararam – A temple under H.M. the King’s patronage is unique for its modern Thai architecture. Located at km. 160 of Sukhumwit Road, 20 km. to the south of Pattaya,
- Khao Chichan’s Engraved Buddha Image
Main Attraction Entertainment and Nightlife
There are three main beaches are here. They are Pattaya main beach parallel to city centre, Naklua beaches and another is Jomtien Beach in the southern part of the bay area. The popular tourist destination is Koh Larn aka Coral Island and walking street. Along the Beach Road, there are restaurants, shopping areas, and night attractions.
Going to Koh Larn is very simple. From Bali Hai Pier, where the ferry boat is docked, they take you there. It cost 30 bath each, each way. Cost of speed boat to the Island is within 1500baht and 2500baht.Visitor should stay at list one night in this Island. There are good hotels and resorts are here within low cost.
Main attraction of Pattaya is hundreds of bars, nightclubs and discos bar, thousands of sexy bar girls, GoGo dancers, P.S. Bowling, ladyboys and more. There are more then 2,000 entertainment venues all over in Pattaya. Walking Street is the main focus of Pattaya’s nightlife.Visitor can get many massage parlors on road side. It is a proper Disneyland for adults foreign tourists. Water sports, like diving is available near sea beaches area.
Hotels and Accommodations
There are many hotels and resorts in Pattaya. It may cost 700B to 3500B. Most of the places tourist can get wi-fi internet swimming pool and hot water facilities. Foot and body massage are popular in here.
How to reach in Pattaya (Transportation and Communication)
Pattaya can be reached By Car, By Bus or by By Train. By car and bus it will take 2:30 hours and by train it will take 3:30 hours. Buses are departing from the Eastern Bus Terminal locally known as Ekkamai, Northern Bus Terminal (Mochit) on Kamphaengphet Road and Southern Bus Terminal on Borommarat Chonnani Road throughout the day. The train service departing from Bangkok’s Hua Lamphong Station at 06.50 AM (Mon-Fri). There is a direct bus from Bangkok airport to Pattaya from gate 8.Local transportation is minibus. Locally known as TukTuk. Fare is within 20B-30B. Pattaya Map will be helpful for a visitor.
Climate – Here weather has divided into 3 parts. It has a tropical wet and dry typical weather, hot and dry from December to February, hot and humid from March and April, and hot and rainy from May to November. Every time of any season it is good.
Emergency Telephone contact Information
- Tourist Police – Tel. 1155 (national hotline) or 038-429 371
- Tourist Assistance Hotline – Tel. 1337 (multiple languages, 24h service)
- Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) – Tel. 038-429 113, Hotline 1672
- Pattaya Immigration -Tel. 038-252 751, Hotline 1178
- Airport Information-Tel. 02-535 1111
- Thai Airways International – Head Office Tel. 02-288-7000