Pattaya

Pattaya

Things to do - general

Stay at Pattaya and soak in absolute frolic. With exotic beaches dazzling in sunlight, swaying palms providing cool breeze by the beach and innumerous exciting water sport activities, Pattaya keeps you busy all day long and as the night falls, it has all the more new surprises for you! Get to the zesty Bangkok then, a one-of-its-kind city that buzzes round the clock, offers you lip smacking food, exciting attractions and gets you rolling all time with one or the other thing. Enjoy Thailand in your own unique way.
As one of the premier tourist destinations in Thailand, Pattaya has innumerable attractions, ensuring that visitors with any interest will find something to keep them entertained on their Pattaya holiday. The following are some of the most popular attractions in Pattaya
Pattaya is147 kilometres southeast of Bangkok, and faces the Thai Gulf. Pattaya is Asia’s premier beach resort, and caters with equal appeal to families, couples and single visitors. Pattaya’s relaxing tropical ambient is synonymous with every ingredient for memorable holidays. Accommodation ranges from luxuriously appointed beachside hotels with superb convention facilities to simple guesthouses. Sporting opportunities abound both on land and water, and include some of the finest golfing, gamefishing and scuba-diving anywhere in Asia. Theme and amusement parks, offbeat museums and lush botanical gardens offer numerous forms of leisure activities and cultural entertainment for all family members.And, after dark, Pattaya offers all the allure and magic of a truly vibrant nightlife with a spectacular variety of restaurants, nightclubs, bars, discotheques, cocktail lounges and cabarets.Pattaya can be brash, bold, beautiful and bucolic, and offers everything an authentic international beach resort can.

Local culture:
Within twenty years, Pattaya has been transformed from a sleepy fishing community into an international resort often referred to as the ‘Thai Riviera’. Pattaya is literally a place where East meets West , both in colour and character, and is probably the most cosmopolitan place inThailand after Bangkok Major Beaches and

Islands Pattaya Beach
Some 4 kilometres long, this beach faces Pattaya Bay, the major venue from where boats visit Pattaya’s offshore islands. The beach curves fromnorth to south and is largely paralleled by a treelined promenade and beach road which is lined, in the northern and central parts, by hotels and restaurants. The northern section of the beach is largely tranquil, while the central and southern parts become increasingly lively, thanks to a position of shops, department stores, boutiques, beauty salons, supermarkets, bars, discotheques, restaurants and nightclubs. The central area of the beach is a major shopping area, while the southern end is one of Pattaya’s major nightlife areas.

Jomtien Beach
This 6-kilometre long, largely straight beach, some 4 kilometres south of Pattaya, is the most notable of several beaches south of the resort. The beach is popular with windsurfers and watersports enthusiasts, largely because the area enjoys brisk and fresh breezes sweeping island from the Thai Gulf, and because the seas are less congested with boats than is Pattaya Bay. Jomtien is also a major residential area with beachside hotels, bungalow complexes, condominiums and restaurants.

Languages spokenThai
Currency usedBaht

Sports & nature

Pattaya has a tropical wet and dry climate, which is divided into the following seasons: hot and dry (December to February), hot and humid (March and April), and hot and rainy (May to November). A glittering tiny island in the Gulf of Thailand, Koh Laan is one of the best islands located near Pattaya. Stretching for about 4 km and about 2 km, the island has a very interesting mountainous terrain which is covered with thick green vegetation. With six amazing beaches to flaunt, Koh Laan is undoubtedly a tourist favourite. Sports and nature image

Nightlife info

Pattaya has derived part of its reputation as a tourist destination due to the sex industry and the resulting nightlife, and in many ways the city has become what it is now because of this. Prostitution in Thailand is technically illegal but reality shows that it is tolerated as is the case for Pattaya with its vast numbers of host bars, gogo bars, massage parlours, saunas, and hourly hotels, serving foreign tourists as well as locals. This is prevalent in the Walking Street as well as other areas around the city. Efforts have of late been made to clean up the city's image. Pattaya also has Asia's largest gay scene based around Boyztown and Sunee Plaza. The city is also famous for its flamboyant kathoey cabaret shows where transsexual and transgender entertainers perform to packed houses.Nightlife image

Culture and history info

The name Pattaya evolved from the march of Phraya Tak (later King Taksin) and his army from Ayutthaya to Chanthaburi, which took place before the fall of the former capital to Burmese invaders in 1767. When his army arrived in the vicinity of what is now Pattaya, Phraya Tak encountered the troops of a local leader named Nai Klom, who tried to intercept him. When the two met face to face, Nai Klom was impressed by Phraya Tak's dignified manner and his army's strict discipline. He surrendered without a fight and joined his forces. The place the armies confronted each other was thereafter known as "Thap Phraya", which means the "army of the Phraya". This later became Pattaya, the name of the wind blowing from the southwest to the northeast at the beginning of the rainy season. Pattaya was a small fishing village until the 1960s. Then, during the Vietnam War, American servicemen stationed at nearby U-Tapao or other US bases in Thailand began visiting Pattaya. One story, unverified by a reliable source, has it that it all started when a group of 500 American soldiers stationed at the military base in Korat were driven to Pattaya on 29 June 1959 for a week of rest and relaxation (R&R). They rented several houses at the south end of the beach from a prominent Thai, Lord Sunthorn. Despite their short stay, the GIs had a great time and raved about the place. The word spread among other American soldiers stationed in the region and Pattaya quickly became a hot alternative to Bangkok. Pattaya developed into a popular beach resort. Now greatly expanded, it attracts over 4 million visitors a year. Fishers' huts along the beach were replaced by resort hotels and retail stores, including Asia's largest beachfront shopping mall, the CentralFestival Pattaya Beach Mall and hotel (Hilton) on Beach Rd in central Pattaya. Today Pattaya is making efforts to clean up its image to become a family-oriented seaside destination.Culture and history image
The Romeo Palace Hotel

The Romeo Palace Hotel

Romeo Palace Hotel Na Kluea Soi 18 Pattaya City, Chon Buri 20150, Pattaya
The Romeo Palace Hotel is situated at the tranquil end of north Pattaya, yet only a minute away from More info

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