Pattaya Tourism

Pattaya is a beautiful city on the eastern coast of Gulf of Thailand and even 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 center 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. The city is one of the best destinations to party in the region as there are many pubs and discos that you can enjoy here. Travel to Pattaya and explore the allure of this fascinating beach destination. There are many diverse things to do in Pattaya at night also as many places are open even at night time. So people who like to wander in night will be more excited and happy by experiencing Pattaya nightlife.

Pattaya city was a small village where fishing 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. The city is also known for its flavorful and savory food that comes highly recommended by travellers all across the globe. The city truly has something in store for every traveller that comes its way. Each one of you should visit Pattaya city at least once and experience all that it has to offer considering the best time to visit Pattaya city.

Essential travel information and Pattaya tips for your visit

Essential Information

  • Time Zone: Daylight Saving Time (DST) UTC +7
  • Currency: Thai Baht
  • Electricity and Internet: 240 Volts, there is internet available in the city.
  • Languages: Thai, Most Thais speak English.
  • Security: Emergency medical assistance 038 488 882, Police Office 191, Fire Brigade 199 and Tourist Police - 1155
  • Tipping: Tipping is appreciated but not mandatory.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Pattaya

  • Save 7% 2 SKY Pattaya Rocket Ball Ride
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    2 SKY Pattaya Rocket-Ball is a truly breathtaking experience where two brave riders are catapulted high up into the air at to...

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  • Save 5% Alcazar Cabaret Show with Transport
    Alcazar Cabaret Show with Transport4 Reviews

    Duration: 2 Hrs 30 Mins

    Like the Moulin Rouge in Paris or the famous shows of Las Vegas, the Alcazar cabaret in Pattaya is a full-scale theatrical ev...

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  • Save 4% EasyKart - Go Karting (Pattaya)
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    Duration: 32 Mins

    EasyKart - Go Karting PATTAYA (Bali Hai pier). The biggest safest and most high tech track of Asia. A great place to spend a ...

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  • Save 7% Pattaya Arrival Transfer
    Pattaya Arrival Transfer23 Reviews

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    Travel from either the Bangkok Airport or hotel to your Pattaya Hotel. Transfer services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days...

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  • Know the pollution level of Pattaya before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 74.32 (High)
    • Water Pollution 81.25 (Very High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 62.84 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 75.66 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 55.92 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 67.11 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 66.03 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 76.39 (High)
  • How safe is Pattaya for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Pattaya.

    • Burglary and Theft 62.88 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 58.5 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 62.5 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 81.25 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 45.75 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 53.75 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 47.28 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 70.54 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 69.61 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 38.97 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 47.25 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 35.89 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 64.95 (High)
  • Quality of Life Index of Pattaya is 85.66 (Moderate)

    • Safety Index 42.78 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 74.96 (High)
    • Pollution Index 83.36 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 31.3 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 44.06 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 80.18 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 27.99 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 27.08 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Pattaya

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.06 USD
    • International Movie per seat 4.58 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 43.47 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 105.44 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 70.29 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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