Pattaya, Chonburi [ พัทยา, ชลบุรี ] is 147 kilometres southeast of Bangkok facing the Gulf of Thailand. It is Asia’s prime tourist destination drawing family, couple and single visitors to experience its enticing nature as well as vibrant ambience it has to offer. Different parts of Pattaya offer distinguished atmospheres to suit a wide range of preferences. Family travellers may prefer a quiet atmosphere of Jomtien. Worldly known as entertainment city, Pattaya offers a variety of vibrant nightlife for fun-loving visitors with a number of nightclubs, bars, pubs and shows in South Pattaya and something in between will also find the likes easily here. Accommodation ranges widely from 5-star hotels to easy-going guesthouses located throughout the town. Myriads of sports and activities on land, in water or even in the sky are available including golf, fishing, jet ski, kite surfing, and paragliding. Sightseeing opportunities are plentiful such as museum, theatre, gardens, zoos, amusement parks and many more.
Pattaya City s main beach is separated in North / Central and South area, going from a more family oriented to the iconic night life walking Street in the South Pattaya area. The destination, originally a small fishing village, has known an exponential growth in the last twenty years and is well on its way to become a premier beach destination. Both local and international chain hotels are well established. All the development and hotels are separated from the main beach by the beach road, running from North to South.
is a widely popular Seaside destination for local tourists and day trips from Bangkok, mainly famous for the local seafood restaurants. The other main attractions are :
The far northern tip of Pattaya Second Road, at the junction with North Pattaya Road, marks the beginning of the Naklua Area towards the North.
It has kept the feel of a village, with some old houses, narrow streets, traditional noodle shops, the traditional temples, a fishing pier, and many locals.
the Sanctuary of Truth.
is a crescent shape, approximately 3 kms long beach.
The absence of mass tourism, gives the place a secluded, intimate charm. Naklua Beach, further north,
is similarly calm. It has a long fishing pier and windsurfing equipment can be hired.
Khao Phra Tam Nak or Khao Phra Bat (เขาพระตำหนัก หรือ เขาพระบาท) is the small hill is located between South Pattaya and Jomtien. The panoramic view from there covers the whole city of Pattaya and its crescent bay. Locals as well as visitors come here to pay homage to Khao Phra Bat on top of the hill as well as to the monument of Kromluang Chomphonkhetudomsak, who is regarded as the “founding father of the modern Thai navy”
Dongtan Beach is located between Jomtien Beach and Pattaya Beach, south of Pratumnak Beach.
About 2 kms south of Pattaya Beach lies Jomtien Beach; a long, straight 6 kms stretch of sandy coastline that is a lot less chaotic and crowded than Pattaya.
Bangsaen Beach is a famous beach near Pattaya, Thailand, that has enjoyed lasting popularity.
further South from Bangsaen, has become over the years more and more popular destination for both tourists as well as long term foreign residents, with a number of housing estate being developed. Aside of this, there are the following places of interest to visit :
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