Pattaya City The world famous holiday resort is located on
the eastern coastline of Thailand's exotic Gulf of Siam south of the
capital city of Bangkok.
Getting here is simple from Bangkok International
Airport, using the Chonburi Highway by car, taxi or air-conditioned
bus. One-way fare by taxi is about US$ 45. If you are on a tight budget,
take the V.I.P. air-conditioned bus for US$ 5. Taxi and bus are available
at the airport just after customs.
Getting around Pattaya:
Once you have arrived in Pattaya, getting
around is easy and cheap.
The common way of transport is the "Baht Bus", a converted
pick-up truck with a covered back and seats to accommodate about 10
people. These "buses" are plentiful and operates 24-hours
a day. You never have to wait more than a minute or two for the next
one to come along. Rental cars, jeeps and motorcycles of all styles
are also available for the more adventurous.
Pattaya has restaurants to cater every taste and budget. Delicious
Thai, Korean, Japanese,
Chinese, French, Italian, Indian food, to mention just some
of the more exotic dishes. In addition,
of course, European and Western foods are available close by.
There are also many international fast food restaurants such
as Pizza Hut, McDonalds, KFC,
Mister Donuts, Hard Rock Cafe, etc. For the self-caterer, supermarkets
such as Foodland, Tesco Lotus, and Carrefour are also available.
Department stores and shopping centers such as Royal
Garden Plaza, Mikes Shopping Mall, BigC, Factory Outlet Mall offer
all the local and international stores including The Body Shop, Boots,
Esprit, Watsons, Chaps, Lacoste, etc. There are hundreds of small
shops and street side vendors selling anything and everything from
beautiful locally made hand crafts, Thai arts and jewelry to tailor
Sporting and health activities:
Pattaya's numerous superb golf courses are from
3-5 km away and on the Beach are various forms of water sports such
as jet skis, water skiing, para-sailing, wind surfing, speed boats,
scuba diving, fishing, etc. Other activities such as horse riding,
shooting, go-kart racing and paintball park are also available.
Thailand is known as the Land of Smiles. Thai people
are amongst the most gracious in the world. Pattaya is well known
as the fun city for its fantastic nightlife. Once in Pattaya it is
difficult to get bored as so many activities are available day and
|Pattaya Beach A 4 kilometer-long, half-moon-shaped
beach. To the north of the beach is a variety of mini-resorts and
hotels providing quiet and peaceful atmosphere. From the middle and
the south of the beach are numerous of restaurants, bars, department
souvenir stores, and other entertainment venues.
Chomthian (Jomtien) A one kilometer-long beach just north
of Pattaya. As it is more peaceful than Pattaya, it is a site for
relaxation, swimming and water-sports.
Ko Lan Island only 45 minutes by ferry from Pattaya. Ko Lan
occupies the total areas of 10 square kilometers offering many white,
sandy beaches including Hat Ta Waen, Hat Laem Thian and Hat Thong
Lang. The beautiful coral ranges are in front of Hat Thong Lang. Glass-bottom
boats and surface-diving are available. Hat Samae is located to the
southwest while Hat Ta Phan stands in the west of the island. Khao
Pattaya is a small hill to the south of Pattaya Beach.
Khao Pattaya Where the monument of Krom Luang Chumphon Khet
Udomsak, the Father of Royal Thai Navy, is situated. There is also
a sacred Buddha image on the hilltop. Tourists can enjoy a panoramic
view of Pattaya City and Pattaya Bay from the top of the hill.
Pattaya The first and biggest transvestite/transgender cabaret
show in Asia with 1,000 seats and offering 3 shows daily. Since
1974 Tiffany's Show Pattaya has entertained millions of guests
and received several accolades as the best in Asia.
Pattaya Elephant Village Offers stage shows demonstrating
how to catch wild elephants, elephants-at-work in the jungle, elephants
playing football and a grand war elephants parade. Elephant riding
Mini Siam Wonderland of miniature replicas of Thailand's most
famous sites and attractions including the Temple of the Emerald Buddha,
Democracy Monument, Bridge over the River Kwai and Prasat Hin Phimai.
Mini Siam also displays numerous of replicas of the world's renowned
places in the "miniworld" area. These include the Tower
Bridge, Eiffel Tower, the Statue of Liberty and Trevi Fountain.
Sanctuary of Truth A gigantic temple-like structure entirely
made of wood located by the sea
at Laem Ratchawet in North Pattaya. With exquisite architectural features,
the sanctuary was
conceived out of the vision that human civilization has been achieved
and nurtured by religious
and philosophical truth.