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

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

    • Air Pollution 80.82 (Very High)
    • Water Pollution 78.82 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 70.49 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 79.05 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 58.11 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 71.96 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 72.33 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 76.76 (High)
  • How safe is Pattaya for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Pattaya.

    • Burglary and Theft 50.94 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 49.04 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 53.29 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 77.5 (High)
    • Car Stealing 36.89 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 44.99 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 43.91 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 61.76 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 73.37 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 46.05 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 46.04 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 31.86 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 56.12 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Pattaya is 90.47 (Moderate)

    • Safety Index 49.06 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 74.96 (High)
    • Pollution Index 88.45 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 24.88 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 48.47 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 74.03 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 21.77 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 23.4 (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 6.44 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 39.03 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 101.26 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 70.83 USD

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

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