Pattaya: Beaches

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Pattaya Beach

PattayaSome 4 kilometres long, this beach faces Pattaya Bay, the major venue from where boats visit Pattaya’s offshore islands. The beach curves from north to south and is largely paralleled by a tree-lined 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 juxtaposition 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 Pattayas major nightlife areas. 

Jomtien Beach

JomtienThis 6-kilometres 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 inland 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.

Wong Prachan Beach

Wong PrachanWong Prachan Beach is on the northern side of Pattaya Bay. The 1 kilometer beach shares the same entrance as the Central Wong Amat Hotel. A quiet spot, the beach is ideal for swimming and relaxation. 

Getting There Pattaya

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By Car    

Pattaya can be reached in a comfortable 2-hour drive along Sukhumvit Highway via Bang Na, Bang Pakong, Chon Buri and Si Racha. 

By Bus   

Airconditioned, and non-airconditioned, coaches regularly leave from the Eastern Bus Terminal near Soi 63 (Soi Ekamai) on Sukhumvit, and the Northern Bus Terminal on Phahon Yothin Road throughout the day. Departure times and fares may be obtained by telephoning the Eastern Bus Terminal (392-9227 for airconditioned coaches and 391-2504 for regular coaches) and the Northern Bus Terminal at 279-4484-7 for airconditioned coaches.  

By Train   

The State Railways of Thailand offers daily train services departing Bangkok’s Hualampong Station at 7.00 AM. Tel: 223- 7010 or 223-7020 for further details. 

Airport Limousine 

Thai International operates an airconditioned limousine service between Bangkok’s Don Muang International Airport and Pattaya. Bookings in Pattaya may be made by telephoning (038)423140-1.
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Taxi to Pattaya 

Baht 1,500-2,250 contact Thai Limousine counter No.7 at Terminal 1
Baht 2,500 contact Airport Limousine counter No.2 at Terminal 1 and No.4 at Terminal 2.

Baht 1,200 contact Public Taxi counter in front of Terminal 1, 2.

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Pattaya: Nightlife

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Night LifeNightlife in Pattaya is liberated and exciting. Discotheques, transvestite cabarets, nightclubs, coffee shops, karaoke bars, open air bars and restaurants with live music and entertainment compete for attention.

Most nightlife entertainment are located in South Pattaya, Beach Road, Pattaya 2 Road and Soi Post Office in North Pattaya.

Pattayaland Soi 1 and 2, also known as “Boys Town”, is the center of Gay and Go Go Bar.

Major hotels in Pattaya also operate gourmet restaurants, cocktail lounges, discotheques, nightclubs and supper clubs which offer excellent food, drinks, music and international entertainment. Such establishments are ideally suited to family entertainment.


Undoubtedly, Pattaya is the capital of cabaret shows. Featuring song, dance and comedy routines, Pattaya’s cabaret shows are famous throughout the country and are known worldwide. Here, female dancers are so pretty, lovely and attractive, however, these beautiful weman were actually born “male”. Their performances are so magnificient and amusing and the settings so fascinating that the show is a must for all visitors to Pattaya. 

Major cabarets in Pattaya are listed below:

Alcazar, Second Road North Pattaya, Call (02)410-0505.

Simon, Walking Street. Call (038)429-929 for details.

Tiffany Show, Second Road (North Pattaya). Call (038)421-700.


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Some of Thailand’s choicest seafood is found in hotel buffets and several specialty restaurants. Steakhouses, coffeeshops and fast food outlets provide attractive alternatives.

Gourmets and gourmands alike find satisfaction in numerous restaurants featuring regional Thai cuisine and French, Swiss, German, Italian, English, Scandinavian, Indian, Arabic, Indonesian, Japanese, Chinese and Korean food.

Shopping in Pattaya

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South Pattaya is the major shopping area for beachwear, souvenirs, films, tapes, pharmaceuticals and liquor. The resort’s major gems, jewellery, silk, cotton and handicraft shops, tailors and boutiques are located in the vicinity of, or adjacent to, major beachside hotels.

The Pattaya 2 Road is also a favourite haunt for shoppers, with several handicraft and Thai silk shops.

Department stores and allied bazaars in Central Pattaya offer other shopping experiences.

On North Pattaya Road, A multi-million Baht shopping complex offers a handicraft center, bazaar and shopping arcade with small bars, nightclubs and an outdoor seafood restaurant.

For those who looking for local products such as handicraft, basketware, dried seafoods, may like to visit the following principal markets which are popular among Thai tourists. They are located out of Pattaya city. 

Ang Sila

A fishing village about 5 kilometers away from Chonburi. Ang Sila was formerly one of the oldest seaside resorts. The village is famous for its cottage industry, producing stone mortars and animal sculptures, like elephants, horses and tigers. Ang Sila also boasts a number of seafood restaurants. On the beach, one can find villagers shelling fresh oysters. A wide array of local handicraft are also available for sale to tourists.

Ang Sila is located in the same district as Bang Saen Beach

Bang Saen Beach

Nong Mon Market

A market famous for Chonburi’s local handicrafts and souvenirs about 1 kilometer from the junction leading to Bang Saen. Among its well-known buys are different types of dried seafoods, kao lam or gluttonous rice baked in bamboo. hormok (spicy steamed fish cakes) hoi-jor (deep fried shrimp cakes), sweetened-banana and taro chips. sweetened-fruit preserves as well as tattan and bamboo basketware from Panatnikom, a district known for its unique and intricate weaving techniques.

Nong Mon Market is located in the same district as Bang Saen Beach

Bang Saen Beach 

Basketware Village

Basketware VillageSituated at Mu 1-11, Tambon Railakthong but mostly a Mu 10 in the vicinity of Wat Kohkaew Klong Luang, about 4 kilometers from the district along the Panamnikom-Chacheongsao Road and continuing right for a distance of another 4 kilometers.

Bamboo is woven into such objects as ladies’s handbags. baskets, betelnut sets, etc. in various colors and designs. They can be purchased at stalls situated behind the Municipal Daily Market (Talad Kao). 

Pattaya Local Festivals

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Pattaya Festival  

April , Pattaya city, Chon Buri

Well-known as a seaside resort, this eastern city enjoys the summer by holding an annual festival. Food and floral floats. beauty pageants, stalls selling delicious cuisine, and a spectacular display of fireworks on the beach are some of the activities that attract those who want to participate in the fun. 

Chon Buri Buffalo Races

September 1 , City Hall, Chon Buri

Chon Buri Buffalo RacesThe water buffalo has always played a significant role in agriculture in Thailand, but in this yearly event, they can be seen in more unusual and entertaining ways than ploughing fields; namely, buffalo races and contests pitting buffalo against man. Elegant beauty pageants and various other fun activities are included, which attract visitors from all over. 


Pattaya Travel Guide

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Pattaya, a small city in Chonburi Province, is an international play ground of renown, located on the east coast of the gulf of Thailand and facing a wide bay. Pattaya has the rare distinction of being both a beach destination and a full fledged city. This near paradoxical status ensures the creature comforts and entertainment facilities of a major metropolis plus all the delights of sun, sea and sand. Such is the variety, Pattaya offers that it is ideal for all kinds of visitors.

Accommodation in Pattaya ranges from luxuriously appointed beach side hotels with superb convention facilities to simple guesthouses. Sporting opportunities abound both on land and water including some of the finest golfing, fishing game and scuba diving anywhere in Asia. After dark, Pattaya offers all the magic of truly vibrant night life with spectacular varieties of restaurants, nightclubs, bars, discotheques, cock-tail lounges and cabarets.

Pattaya is literally a place where East meets West, both in colour and character and is probably the most cosmopolitan place in Thailand next to Bangkok.


Attractions in Pattaya

Beaches & Islands

Pattaya Beach, Jomtien Beach, Wong Prachan Beach

Koh Larn & Koh Phai
If the beaches are not enough, then you can enjoy idyllic cruises to various offshore islands. Nearest to Pattayais Coral Island (Koh Larn), just a 45 minute boat ride away, where there are full facilities. 
 Sporting Opportunities

Sporting Opportunities

There are ample provisions for all kinds of watersports and land sports. Not only is all the necessary equipment available, there is also expert instruction.

Water Skiing, Windsurfing, Sailing, Game Fishing, Scuba Diving, Parasailing

Land Sports
Golf, Go-Karts, Paintball, Motor Racing, Shooting, Horse Riding 

Out off Pattaya City Attractions

Pattaya is just a part of Chonburi province. Let’s see what’s cool in other parts of this province.

Sattahip District
Nongnooch Tropical Garden, Yan Sangwararam Temple

Bang Saen Beach
A famous beach that has enjoyed lasting popularity.

Sri Racha District
Sri Racha Tiger Zoo, Koh Loy, Khao Kiew Open Zoo

Koh Si-Chang
A large island about 12 kilometers from Sri Racha shore attracts visitors with its beautiful nature, tranquil atmosphere, and fresh air.

Parks, Museums, Zoos and Others

Pattaya Elephant Village, Mini Siam, Million Years Stone Park, Crocodile Farm, Water Park, Bottle Art Museum, Ripley’s Believe It or Not