Pattaya is a resort city located in Chonburi Province in the eastern region of Thailand. It gained prominence in the 1960s when American GI’s started visiting it. Over the years, its beauty and care-free environment attracted many travellers, many of them opted to reside permanently. Today, the resort city is home to high-rise hotels, residential condominiums, modern shopping malls, and exclusive golf courses.
Pattaya Thailand Points of Interest:
Natural and Man made Attractions
1. Jomtien Beach
2. Naklua Beach
3. The Million Years Stone Park & Pattaya Crocodile Farm
4. Koh Phai
5. Koh Sak
6. Koh Lan
7. Pattaya Elephant Village
8. Walking Street – this part of Pattaya is similar to Khaosan Road in Bangkok in so many ways.
9. Underwater World Pattaya
10. Art In Paradise
11. Mini Siam
12. Pattaya Floating Market
13. Teddy Bear Museum
14. Cartoon Network Amazone Waterpark
15. Tiger Park – Pattaya
17. Thep Prasit Night Market
18. Silverlake Vineyard
19. Pattaya Night Walking Street
20. Ramayana Water Park
21. Pattaya Dolphin World
22. Ripley’s Believe It or Not!
23. Monster Aquarium
24. EasyKart Pattaya
25. Sanctuary of Truth
26. Wat Yan Sang Wararam Woramahawihan
27. Gran Buda
28. Khao Chi Chan Buddha
29. Phra Tamnak Mountain (Phrabat Mountain)
30. St. Nikolaus Church
For tourist spots all over the province of Chonburi, go to Chonburi Province Points of Interest.
How to get there:
The nearest airport to Pattaya is Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport. If you want to go directly to Pattaya from this airport, you can buy your ticket from the bus companies inside the airport. Bus fare is 120 baht.
If you are coming directly from Bangkok, take a bus or van at the Eastern Bus Station in Ekkamai or at Northern Bus Station in Morchit. Bus fare is more or less 120 baht. If you are coming from other provinces, go to the nearest bus station and inquire. If go by car, please check the map for reference.
Where to stay
Pattaya has more than a thousand hotels to choose from. Depending on your budget, you can book at the expensive five star for over 200 US$ or stay at affordable guest houses for less than 35 US$. Check out Booking.
See also: Chonburi Province Points of Interest.