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.