Pattaya travel guide & hotels


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Thailand’s original tourist resort is a heady mix of naughty nightlife, great restaurants, sunny beaches, curious attractions, family-friendly leisure parks and good value shopping. Just one hour from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport, this lively town is a multi-cultural destination with everything from German stuβe to menus in Russian. It’s a popular fun weekend from Bangkok.

Pattaya tourist info Thailand

Pattaya is an energetic city, evident from the pace that stikes you when you arrive. For sure it’s a party city more than a quiet coastal destination, with plenty of activities both night and day. However you can escape to idyllic offshore islands, alternatively take the family to one of the amusement or themed parks, get in a round of golf, have fun with watersports, go shopping, do the spa ‘thing’, or enjoy the fun and slightly naughty night scene. We’ve got it all covered here.


Pattaya Bay is centrally located and a big attraction for tourists

Tourist information is freely available in Pattaya, and can be obtained from one of the several Tourist Information Centres scattered about the central area or, for a much greater variety, from any of the myriad of travel agents, tour operators or from your hotel foyer. With around four million tourists every year, Pattaya provides activities to suit all age groups and tastes, with many day-trips available by boat or car to surrounding attractions.

The English newspapers and magazines are full of interesting and creative ideas for the tourist; information includes local news, events and festivals, places to visit and where to eat. The Pattaya Mail, which comes out every Friday, even has a 24-hour television station (channel 6) and regular news bulletins on other channels full of advertisements for interesting days or evenings. As well as the beach life here, which includes swimming, diving, parasailing, jetskiing and fishing, the choice of over twenty golf courses and diverse other activities are enough to ensure that most people visit more than once.

Shopping is a great attraction in Pattaya for the tourist, with shopping malls and a profusion of smaller shops and cheap market stalls.






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