Pattaya is a city located on the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand, about 165 kilometers southeast of Bangkok, in Chonburi province, eastern Thailand. It is one of the largest tourist centers in Thailand which attracts millions of tourists every year.
Pattaya is a self-governing urban area which is over the entire Nong Prue and Na Klua as well as parts of Huai Yai and Nong Pla Lai. Pattaya is the center of Pattaya-Chonburi - the urban area of Chonburi province with a total population of about 1,000,000 people.
Apart from the beautiful beaches, the island is also famous for its unique Sex Shows. Pattaya is divided into three zones, of which each area has a large and busy bus station. Naklua is the northernmost area. It is quiet and less noisy, but the beach is shallow and muddy. The middle is the center and the most attractive spot with two long streets running along the beach, the coconuts soaring on the beach, the bar, colorful lights, and a bustling atmosphere. At the end is Walking Street, which is extremely colorful and vibrant at night. Jomtien is the southern area located on the other side of the mountains with dreamy restaurants which is close to the beach.
The overview of Pattaya
The most popular destinations in Pattaya
The highest peak in Pattaya
It is the place to worship the Statue of Admiral. From here, you can see the spectacular Pattaya beach at night, join the traditional Burning firecrackers to pray for peace and good luck in life.
The world biggest Buddha Statue
The Buddha image is carved on Khao Chee Jan mountain peak with 999kg of gold. The picture is a combination of ancient Sukhothai and Lanna art, engraved in 1996 on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the reign of the King with the royal name of Phra Phutta Maha Wachira Utta Mopat Satsada (Buddha of the king). It is surrounded by many different kinds of meticulously-cared flower gardens. The Royal Thai Navy protects the area.
It is the favorite destination of many tourists. There are miniature world wonders such as miniature Siamese (Thailand), an exciting attraction displaying small models made by talented artists.
The exhibition area includes the Statue of Liberty, the Eiffel Tower, the Opera House and some of Thailand's main tourist attractions and temples such as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, the Temple of Khmer Phimai architecture and even Don Muang International Airport. You can travel around Thailand and the world in just over an hour.
Nong Nooch Garden
Located about 20 kilometers from Pattaya, this garden is known as one of Asia's largest resorts. It covers an area of about 240 hectares with more than 20,000 species of tropical plants collected from more than 50 countries.
Coming here, you will have the chance to visit orchid gardens and pottery villages, see national dance performances od Thai wedding and elephant circus.
The Buddha image carved on Khao Chee Jan mountain
Koh Larn Island
Located in the west, about 7.5 km from downtown Pattaya, Koh Larn is a must-come destination when visiting Pattaya. To get to Koh Larn Island, visitors can choose speedboat (takes 15 minutes) or by public ferry (takes about 45 minutes) from Bali Hai Pier.
Beautiful beaches in Koh Larn:
- Ta Wan Beach
- Tien Beach
- Nual Beach
- Khao Nom
- Thong Lang
Koh Larn island stretches about 4 km long and 2 km in wide, with 90% of mountains and trees.
Coming to this beautiful island, visitors have the opportunity to immerse in the clear blue sea and watch colorful coral and sea creatures, with unique scuba diving service. Besides, surfing, water motorbikes, banana boats, or fishing from the pier are also exciting games that you can experience.
Koh Larn Island
Where to stay when traveling to Pattaya
Top luxurious hotels in Pattaya
- Centara Grand Mirage
- Holiday Inn Pattaya
- Cape Dara Resort
- Dusit Thani Pattaya
- Amari Ocean
- Hard Rock Hotel
- Royal Cliff Beach
Top budget hotels in Pattaya
- Citin Garden Resort
- Green Park Resort
- Zing Resort & Spa
- Hotel Vista Pattaya
- March Hotel
- Nova Gold Hotel
- LK Presiden