Pattaya is a beautiful city on the eastern coast of Gulf of Thailand and a day trips to Pattaya will also make you fall in love with the place. It is approximately 150 kms from the city of Bangkok. Pattaya has experienced a great transition, from a military centre during Vietnam War to a tourist destination.All Pattaya travel itineraries can be designed for tourist of different interests because of the diversity of that place.
The city of Pattaya is famous for its beach resorts, religious temples, water sports, theme parks, zoos, Botanical Gardens, Walking Street, and lot many other places to visit. Pattaya offers an exotic natural beauty and amazing night life to the tourists who visit this place. Travel to Pattaya and explore the allure of this fascinating beach destination.There are many diverse things to do in Pattaya at night also..So peopele who like to wonder in night will be more excited and happy by experiencing Pattaya nightlife..
Pattaya city was a small village where fising was done until the 1960s. Many American servicemen have also witnessed Pattaya city on R&R (rest and relaxation) basis. Pattaya developed into a popular beach resort. Now greatly expanded, it attracts over 4 million visitors a year.Each one of you should visit Pattaya city at least once.
Pattaya experiences a tropical wet and dry climate during the year. The weather in Pattaya comprises of Hot & Dry season which last from December to February, Hot & Humid season which lasts from March to May, and hot & rainy season which lasts from June to November.
The summer season in Pattaya can be extremely hot. The best time to visit Pattaya is from November to March when the climate is cool and pleasant. Plan your trip to Pattaya around these months to make the most of it..Things to do in Pattaya in June and July are not that good as tourist season ends at that time..Plan your trip in October as it is best time ever to explore tourist attractions in Pattaya Thailand.
One can reach Pattaya by plane through Suvarnbhumi Airport which the closest airport to Pattaya. The Airport is located approximately 120 kms away from Pattaya. Air conditioned Buses and taxis from the Airport can used to reach Pattaya. It is well connected to Bangkok by road through Motorway 7 and Sukhmvit road. The Pattaya trip planner suggests the ‘Baht Buses’ or Blue Buses for cheap transportation.
Motorbike taxis is a good choice for local commutation within the city. Motorcycle and Car also available on rental basis or one can opt for walk to explore the city.
WHAT TO SEE
Pattaya is known for its beaches, offshore islands, theme Parks, Underwater attractions and the list is endless to say. Following are the major tourist attractions in Pattaya which one can explore in and round the place.
WHERE TO BE
Pattaya has several shopping Malls which provide wide variety of products and shopping in Pattaya can be an interesting activity for tourist of all ages.
PLACES TO STAY
Various options are available for accommodation in Pattaya. They vary from Luxurious hotels, exclusive beach resorts to simple Guesthouses as per requirement. Here one can find accommodations ranging from 5 stars to 3 star hotels, theme based hotels with various exclusive facilities. Following is the list of Hotels, Resorts and Guesthouses which are very popular in Pattaya. Where to stay in Pattaya is not a matter to worry with so many hotels and resorts in Phattaya.
PLACES TO EAT
The restaurants in Pattaya serve delicious variety of cuisines which varies from authentic Thai Food, Chinese cuisine, Italian Cuisine, Indian Cuisine.
Thai Cuisine: Restaurants like Thamanthai, Suttangrak best Thai dishes and Pataya seafood specialties like stir fried Sea Crab with curry Powder. Even the Street food can taste amazing for those who want to get the real taste of Cuisine. Pok –Pok or SomTam thai Salad, Kebabs, Thai curries, salt egg salad, Sweet Mango and Coconut Rice Stalls, Duck noodle Soup at Buakhao market, Issan Food or North Eastern Thai food like soh Larb Pbet and many other Thai street food are quiet popular.
Seafood: There is abundant fresh seafood in Phattaya and restaurants like Oriental Star, Sattahip, Mom Aroi are very popular.
International Food and other Cuisines: Eastiny Plaza Restaurant, Ahaar, Café New Orieans, Ace Café, PAN PAN Restaurant, Fuji Restaurant, Swiss food Restaurant, Irishman Bar, Saigon Bistro, Hard Rock café are few places in Pattaya which serve International food and several other cuisines.
There are many festivals and events that are held throughout the year which mainly includes Chinese New year, Loi Krathong and Pattaya Songkran are all cultural events. Events like International Festival, Pattaya Classical Guitar Festival are also hugely popular.
Chonburi Buffalo Races: Take place in October.
Pattaya Vegetarian Festival: Take place in October.
The Pattaya Festival: Take place in November.
Loy Krathong Festival: Take place in November.
Thailand Speed Festival: Take place in nov or dec.
Trip Plans for Pattaya