Pattaya

Pattaya [พัทยา], is 147 kilometers southeast of Bangkok, facing the Gulf of Thailand. It is Asia's premier beach destination attracting families, couples and single visitors. Pattaya's relaxing tropical ambience offers every ingredient for memorable holidays. Accommodation ranges from luxurious hotels with superb convention facilities to simple guesthouses. There is a plenty of sporting opportunities both on land and water including golfing, game fishing and scuba-diving. Theme and amusement parks, offbeat museums and botanical gardens offer a variety of leisure activities and entertainment for all family members.

North Pattaya or Pattaya Neu (พัทยาเหนือ) is adjacent to Haad Wong Ammat. Specifically, it starts from Dolphin roundabout or in front of Dusit Resort. It is the most quiet beach of all the three beaches of Pattaya. The gradual slope makes it a nice spot for swimming, while brown-red sand and light blue sea offers beautiful view. Moderate amount of the beach chairs, beach umbrellas and food stands can be found on this beach, whereas some hotels, restaurants clubs and bars are located along the seaside road. This area is more upmarket than other parts of the city in terms of accommodations and dining options.

Pattaya 2nd Rd. in the northern part of Pattaya, there is venue for some lively entertainment. It is where you can find the awe-inspiring and most spectacular performance in Pattaya, Alcaza and Tiffany Shows offering glamorous and dazzling shows by lady boys. There is also a shopping mall at the intersection between North Pattaya and Central Pattaya.
How to get there?
From Bangkok, take Motor Way Bangkok-Chonburi Rd. then drive along Sukhumvit Rd., pass Si Racha and Bang Lamung district until km 144 marker. You will reach the route to North Pattaya.

Central Pattaya or Pattaya Klang (พัทยากลาง) is the most popular beach with its beautiful brown-red sandy beach, accommodations options and all types of facilities you can imagine. At the end of North Pattaya, you will find the golden mermaid and dolphins marking the start of the beach of Central Pattaya. There is a concentration of the beach activities here such as jet-ski, banana boat and paragliding and numerous convenient stores, fast-food restaurants, coffee shops, cafes, beer bars, tour agencies as well as Tourist Police Station and Pattaya Immigration Bureau.

Central Pattaya is the location where a plenty of leisure and entertainment venues are located such as Ripley’s believe It or Not museum collecting extraordinary objects from around the world.
How to get there?
From Bangkok, take the Motor Way (Bangkok-Chonburi Rd.), then drive along Sukhumvit Rd., pass Si Racha and Banglamung district until km 145-146 marker where you will reach the route to Central Pattaya.

Pattaya [พัทยา], is 147 kilometers southeast of Bangkok, facing the Gulf of Thailand. It is Asia's premier beach destination attracting families, couples and single visitors. Pattaya's relaxing tropical ambience offers every ingredient for memorable holidays. Accommodation ranges from luxurious hotels with superb convention facilities to simple guesthouses. There is a plenty of sporting opportunities both on land and water including golfing, game fishing and scuba-diving. Theme and amusement parks, offbeat museums and botanical gardens offer a variety of leisure activities and entertainment for all family members.

North Pattaya or Pattaya Neu (พัทยาเหนือ) is adjacent to Haad Wong Ammat. Specifically, it starts from Dolphin roundabout or in front of Dusit Resort. It is the most quiet beach of all the three beaches of Pattaya. The gradual slope makes it a nice spot for swimming, while brown-red sand and light blue sea offers beautiful view. Moderate amount of the beach chairs, beach umbrellas and food stands can be found on this beach, whereas some hotels, restaurants clubs and bars are located along the seaside road. This area is more upmarket than other parts of the city in terms of accommodations and dining options.

Pattaya 2nd Rd. in the northern part of Pattaya, there is venue for some lively entertainment. It is where you can find the awe-inspiring and most spectacular performance in Pattaya, Alcaza and Tiffany Shows offering glamorous and dazzling shows by lady boys. There is also a shopping mall at the intersection between North Pattaya and Central Pattaya.
How to get there?
From Bangkok, take Motor Way Bangkok-Chonburi Rd. then drive along Sukhumvit Rd., pass Si Racha and Bang Lamung district until km 144 marker. You will reach the route to North Pattaya.

Central Pattaya or Pattaya Klang (พัทยากลาง) is the most popular beach with its beautiful brown-red sandy beach, accommodations options and all types of facilities you can imagine. At the end of North Pattaya, you will find the golden mermaid and dolphins marking the start of the beach of Central Pattaya. There is a concentration of the beach activities here such as jet-ski, banana boat and paragliding and numerous convenient stores, fast-food restaurants, coffee shops, cafes, beer bars, tour agencies as well as Tourist Police Station and Pattaya Immigration Bureau.

Central Pattaya is the location where a plenty of leisure and entertainment venues are located such as Ripley’s believe It or Not museum collecting extraordinary objects from around the world.
How to get there?
From Bangkok, take the Motor Way (Bangkok-Chonburi Rd.), then drive along Sukhumvit Rd., pass Si Racha and Banglamung district until km 145-146 marker where you will reach the route to Central Pattaya.

South Pattaya of Pattaya Tai (พัทยาใต้) is not the southern-most part of Pattaya as the name suggests but the are is next to the southern end of Pattaya Beach. It extends inland to the north and south of South Pattaya Rd. Buddha Hill headland and Jomtien are the most south but they are not included in South Pattaya. This area includes Pattayaland and Walking Street. Despite the fact that there is only one sandy beach for swimming in South Pattaya, the area has myriads of leisure and entertainment activities to offer to the tourists along its 500 meters long walking street which is the main tourist area. There are shops stores, restaurants, bars, discotheques and nightclubs, opening until very late at night.
How to get there?
From Bangkok, take Motor Way (Bangkok-Chonburi Rd.), drive along Sukhumvit Rd., pass Si Racha and Banglamung districts until km 147 marker. You will reach the route to South Pattaya.

Jomtien Beach (หาดจอมเทียน), is a straight 6 km sandy beach located about 2 km from South Pattaya and 4 km from Pattaya City. It has been a spot for those who enjoy tranquility and would like to escape from the hustle and bustle of the entertainment area. Despite the fact that property development of high-rise condominiums, hotels and resorts is burgeoning in this area, Jomtien beach is still peaceful and popular amongst the locals, Bangkokians, family travellers and retired expats.

Its sandy beach is fringed with pine trees, quite narrow and has a small slope into the sea. There are restaurants and cafes along the beach for tourists to enjoy fresh seafood and drinks while looking out into the sea. Entertainment and leisure activities are ample to enjoy a lively nigh tout. A galore of water sports are available including kite surf, para sail, jet ski and windsurf.
How to get there?
From Bangkok, take Bangkok-Chonburi Motorway (Highway no.7), drive along Sukhumvit Rd., pass Si Racha, Banglamung and Pattaya until 150 km marker, turn right into Jomtien Beach.

Bangsaen Beach (หาดบางแสน) is situated approximately 100 km southeast of Bangkok and 13 km from Chonburi town. Often, the beach is crowded with tourists, especially Thai families on weekends and national holidays. The beach stretches approximately 2.5 km long. It was once one of the popular destinations but with the eclisp by Pattaya, it has become the destination for locals rather than international ones. The beach now attracts those who enjoy strolling along the long sandy beach and tasting the delicious seafood available from vendors along the pavement. The color of the sand is not white as the sediments from Bang Pakong River are mounted here. However, the texture of the sand is fine and the gradual slope makes it nice and safe to swim. There are reasonable-priced accommodations along the beach. At the northern end of the beach, there is Laem Taen cape that serves as a public park. The nightlife here is more peaceful and easy-going compared to Pattaya beach. Therefore, it is a great spot for those who seek tranquil night by the beach. The residents of the town are young as it is a home to a university.

How to get there?
From Bangkok, take Bang Na-Chon Buri motorway. Before entering Chonburi province, turn-off to Bang Sai to the right. On the right, there is a new road going straight to the beach.

 


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