Pattaya City Thailand, tourist information guide for Pattaya City Thailand

Pattaya City

 view of Pattaya from the hill
View of Pattaya City from Buddha Hill

Map of Pattaya
The booming resort town of Pattaya is situated about 150 km from Bangkok in the province of Chonburi on the east cost of the Gulf of Siam and can be easily reached by the newly constructed motorway within 2 hours.

First, Pattaya was a "Rest and Recreation" centre for the US Army during the Vietnam War. With in this, the Americans brought the sex tourism to Pattaya which has contributed up to now its bad reputation all over the world. In the meantime, national and local authorities have done their best efforts in order to abolish and change this situation.

For this, a more discerning couple and family clientele spend their holidays in the resort. The concerning numbers are set to increase dramatically by everyone's forecasts in the travel industry, and Thailand is always in the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Throughout the last decade, the influx of foreign visitors has risen from less than one million to almost three million per year.

A few kilometres away from Pattaya in the Rayong district it has seen a major growth industrial area, where more and more international companies are represented. Major developments are always sort after to enhance the area, so Pattaya is also quickly becoming one of the main congress centres of Eastern Asia. beach road Pattaya City Thailand
Pattaya is not only a destination for European tourists, but also well booked by other Asian nations, here especially Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, etc. Furthermore, Pattaya also attracts a high number of Thai clientele spending weekends and public holidays in the resort, as Pattaya's unique blend of European and Thai culture has proved itself not only to be a melting pot, but also a dynamic motor in the region of the Eastern Seaboard of political and social life.
Today, Pattaya is after all Thailand's first beach resort which provides high standard hotels , restaurants, sport, entertainment and shopping facilities. The resort is the most important diving centre of Thailand and a paradise for golfers.

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Whilst most people are happy doing the obvious things there are to be done in Pattaya, it would be a pity to be so close to some of the finest works of art, religious sites, historic places and specialized attractions not to see at least a few of them.

Pattaya is the centre for numerous half and full trips and overnight sightseeing excursions. Finding one to suit you will be no problem. As a matter of fact, the difficulty, will be whittling the list down to manageable proportions.

New want to  buy  train tickets! go directly to the Train Station on Soi Siam Country Club, turn left at the train tracks and this will lead you to the station. They are now on-line and can issue you tickets straight away.

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jomtien beach next to Pattaya City Thailand
Jomtien Beach
  The former paddy fields, have turned into a thriving beach. Only 3 km. down Pattaya Beach, Jomtien is highly recommended to those who seek a quieter resort, where the golden sand, bright sun and blue clear seas are always pleased to welcome all vacationers. It is a good place for relaxation with modern comforts and accommodation. Its 6 km. long straight coastline with a fringe of coconut and palm trees offer vacationers a pleasant atmosphere for relaxing and viewing the sun setting into the sea. Its calm sea is also suitable for swimming and playing all kinds of water sports the whole year round.         Map of Jomtien
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