The Kingdom of Thailand is well known around the world for it's unsurpassed hospitality and for it's unique tourist attractions. Pattaya is widely known as the tropical paradise of Thailand. Internationally Pattaya is well known for many attractions. Some of them are,
Pattaya is 147 kilometres southeast of Bangkok, and faces the Thai Gulf. Pattaya is Asia’s premier beach resort, and caters with equal appeal to families, couples and single visitors. Pattaya’s relaxing tropical ambient is synonymous with every ingredient for memorable holidays.
Accommodation ranges from luxuriously appointed beachside hotels with superb convention facilities to simple guesthouses. Sporting opportunities abound both on land and water, and include some of the finest golfing, game fishing and scuba-diving anywhere in Asia. Theme and amusement parks, offbeat museums and lush botanical gardens offer numerous forms of leisure activities and cultural entertainment for all family members.
And, after dark, Pattaya offers all the allure and magic of a truly vibrant nightlife with a spectacular variety of restaurants, nightclubs, bars, discotheques, cocktail lounges and cabarets. Pattaya can be brash, bold, beautiful and bucolic, and offers everything an authentic international beach resort can.
Within twenty years, Pattaya has been transformed from a sleepy fishing community into an international resort often referred to as the ’Thai Riviera’. Pattaya is literally a place where East meets West , both in colour and character, and is probably the most cosmopolitan place in Thailand after Bangkok.
These days Pattaya offers something for everyone. Whether you are for holiday, golfing, enjoying nightlife or looking for real estate, your stay in Pattaya will be a pleasant and a memorable one. There are tourists from many countries around the world who visit Pattaya every year for their holiday. This tropical resort is well known for it’s value for money aspect, modern facilities and the good quality infrastructure. Pattaya and surrounding areas offer many tourist activities such as all kinds of water sports, diving, fishing, go-karting, shooting and many other adventure sports such as bungy jumping. There are many foreigners who are long term residents of Pattaya. For both long term or short term visitors Pattaya and surrounding areas also offers many professional golf courses, international schools, shopping centers and hospitals.
Pattaya’s real estate market is very attractive. There are many different properties available for a very reasonable price with all important features finished to very high western standards. In Pattaya you will find a real estate that will fit any kind of a budget high to low from as low as Baht 1 million or less for a purchase and Baht 10,000/= or less for a rental.
Some 4 kilometres long, this beach faces Pattaya Bay, the major venue from where boats visit Pattaya’s offshore islands. The beach curves from north to south and is largely paralleled by a tree lined promenade and beach road which is lined, in the northern and central parts, by hotels and restaurants. The northern section of the beach is largely tranquil, while the central and southern parts become increasingly lively, thanks to a position of shops, department stores, boutiques, beauty salons, supermarkets, bars, discotheques, restaurants and nightclubs. The central area of the beach is a major shopping area, while the southern end is one of Pattaya’s major nightlife areas.
Starting from Dusit Resort Hotel in the area called North Pattaya to the small hill in the South, Pattaya beach and its parallel beach road is about 3 kilometres long. Apart from swimming and sunbathing, the beach also offers excellent facilities for water sports enthusiasts of all kinds.
The northern part is a more quiet area of resorts while the southern part is a place of hustle and bustle, where both sides of the street are lined up with department stores, restaurants, discotheques, bars and nightclubs and shops of all kinds.
This 6-kilometre long, largely straight beach, some 4 kilometres south of Pattaya, is the most notable of several
beaches south of the resort. The beach is popular with windsurfers and water sports enthusiasts, largely because the area enjoys brisk and fresh breezes sweeping island from the Thai Gulf, and because the seas are less congested with boats than is Pattaya Bay. Jomtien is also a major residential area with beachside hotels, bungalow complexes, condominiums and restaurants.
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 sea are always pleased to welcome all vacationers.
It is a good place for relaxation with modern comforts and accommodation. Its long straight coastline of 6 kilometres with a fringe of coconut and palm trees offers vacationers a pleasant atmosphere for relaxing and viewing the sun setting in the sea. Its calm sea is also suitable for swimming and playing all kinds of water sports for the whole year. Jomtien Beach is especially the best spot for windsurfing and instruction is widely available for beginners.
Above Information is provided by T.A.T (Tourism Authority of Thailand)