One of the largest cities of tourism in the world, Pattaya is situated in the southeastern part of Bangkok - the capital city of Thailand. Pattaya has lot to offer tourists. It is filled with lot of wonderful attractions and this made the city a popular tourist attraction.
Pattaya was a small unknown fishing village in Thailand till the end of 1960s. By the end of 1960s, some Bangkok residents came here to spend their vacation and made it a local tourist spot. It was used as an official rest and recreation center For the US forces during the Vietnam War. The city's growth to vibrant tourist center was very fast and now-a-days it is considered as Thailand's largest resort.
Pattaya, the beach resort with city status, holds a lot of attraction for every one. Unlike other resorts around the world, Pattaya has good natural surroundings and provides everything you think regarding recreation, entertainment, fun and sightseeing. It is ideal for all kinds of travelers including sports enthusiastic, couples of all ages looking for a break and leisure and those who are just looking for warm sunshine.
You can have the opportunity to visit open-air bars, nightclubs, cabaret shows and discos in the night. South Pattaya is considered as the nightlife center of Thailand. Shopping can be an evening attraction and you can buy Thailand's best buys such as silk, gems and jewelry, tailor made clothing and handicrafts from the malls of Pattaya.
Numerous accommodation facilities are available in Pattaya including luxury hotels with private beaches, bay side hotels and bungalows, economy class hotels and guest houses with small comfort. As Pattaya has an unbelievable option of accommodation to suit every pocket, you can choose your favorite accommodation facility that suits your pocket. Unlike other places, wide range of restaurants are available throughout Pattaya which offers Thai, Chinese, Indian, Japanese, French, German, Italian, Belgian, Lebanese and Mexican cuisines. Everybody can find mouth-watering food here in Pattaya at reasonable price.
The comfortable way to reach Pattaya is by bus. Buses are available from Bangkok's new Airport and the Eastern and Northern Bus Terminal in every 30 minutes. If you like to drive yourself and reach Pattaya then there are lot of options to rent a motorcycle, bike, car or jeep.
There is lot of options for active visitors in Pattaya. It is considered as one of the oldest diving centers in this part of Asia. Facilities for activities such as windsurfing, water skiing, sea walking, swim sunbathing, snorkeling, sailing and fishing are available at reasonable rates.
There is also an option to go for a trip to offshore islands. You can take water scooters for rent to explore the bay and motorcycles, cars or jeeps to explore the nearby beaches and other tourist spots outside the resort. Tennis lovers can play their favorite game and enjoy in the courts of leading hotels. Pattaya is also a perfect place for golf enthusiasts. There are around 18 golf courses around Pattaya. Most of the courses have international standard with 18 to 27 holes. It is considered as a best place to play golf around the world. You can also enjoy other activities such as bungee jumping, snooker halls, bowling alleys, shooting galleries and archery.
Pattaya is one of the most popular beaches in Thailand and is a mind-blowing place for both tourists and natives alike. The reason why Pattaya has became most popular among the tourists is that the city is situated near the shopping centers, bars and hotels. Visitors can find everything they need without much problem.
Jomtien Beach is another attraction in the city with lots of hotels and restaurants. The beach holds a large amusement center with water park attractions, a roller coaster, a monorail and fun attractions for children. There are several other attractions which Pattaya can offer including places for go-cart racing, Pattaya Beach Resort Water Park, the Sri Racha Tiger Zoo and Funny Land Amusement Park, a crocodile farm and museums. Several shopping centers are there in Pattaya which everybody likes to visit while in Pattaya. Visit this enchanting place for your next vacation.