Pattaya is a resort town in Thailand. It is on the east shore of the Gulf of Thailand. Pattaya is about 100 km south-east of Bangkok. The Pattaya City is a self regulating city which consist of the whole tambon Nong Prue and Na Klua and parts of Huai Yai and Nong Pla Lai. The city is in the commercial Eastern Seaboard zone along with Si Racha, Laem Chabang, and Chonburi. The name Pattaya comes from the march of Phraya Tak and his military from Ayutthaya to Chanthaburi, which took place prior to the fall of the former capital to Burmese invaders in 1767.
Beaches and Islands in Pattaya
The main pass of the bay area is split into two major beach fronts. Pattaya Beach is concurrent to city centre and flows from Pattaya Nuea south to Walking Street. Alongside Beach Path are restaurants, shopping areas, and night attractions.
Pratumnak is on the south area of Pattaya. Pattaya Park and Pattaya tower are at the south end of Pratumnak and the Pattaya Exhibition And Convention Hall or P.E.A.C.H is at the north end of Pratumnak.
Jomtien is split from Pattaya by Thepprasit Road. It comprises of high-rise condominiums, beach side hotels, bungalow, shops, bars, and restaurants. Water sports include things like jet skiing and parasailing.
Festivals and Events of Pattaya
Chinese New Year, Burapa Pattaya Bike Week, Pattaya International Music Festival, Pattaya Songkran festival, Top of the Gulf Regatta, Miss Tiffany Universe, Pattaya Marathon, Pattaya Classical Guitar Festival, Loi Krathong, Miss International Queen.
Tourist Spots in Pattaya
Sri Racha Tiger Zoo, Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden, Million Years Stone Park, Pattaya Crocodile Farm, Pattaya Park Beach Resort Water Park, Funny Land Amusement Park, Siriporn Orchid Farm, Silverlake Winery, Underwater World Pattaya, the Thai Alangkarn Theater Pattaya, Bottle Art Museum, Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum, and Underwater World, Cartoon Network Amazone, RamaYana, Sanctuary of Truth.
Transportation in Pattaya
Air Transportation : Pattaya is about 120 kilometres by road from Suvarnabhumi Airport which is the country’s biggest airport. It can be access from Sukhumvit Road and Motorway 7 from Bangkok by road. Charter flights via U-Tapao International Airport is available which is 45 minute drive south of the city.
Rail Transportation: A everyday service works on the Eastern Line of the State Railway of Thailand between Pattaya and Hualumphong Station in Bangkok.
Bus Transportation : Bus services is available from Bangkok’s Northern Bus Terminal (Mo Chit) and the Eastern Bus Terminal (Ekamai). It links to Pattaya’s main bus terminal on Pattaya Nuea near Sukhumvit Road.
Taxis : Some metered taxis and AC vans function for private hire from hotel car parks. Nicknamed “baht-buses” in Pattaya, songthaews are the most popular mode of public transportation.
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