On the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand, about 100 kilometers southeast of Bangkok, is situated a resort city – Pattaya. It is a small city, but a city full of adventures – with a population of roughly 1,000,000. The name Pattaya evolved from the name “Thap Phraya”, which means “army of the Phraya”. The climate here remains tropical wet and dry. The best time to visit Pattaya is between November to February. The weather at this time is neither too hot nor too cold and remains mostly pleasant.
It’s actually very easy to get to Pattaya from just about any corner of Thailand. So unless you are taking one of the few direct routes to Pattaya, you will first plan a route to Bangkok, and then from Bangkok to Pattaya. Once you reach Pattaya, you can go around the place using Baht Bus in Pattaya, Pattaya Motorcycle Taxi, Meter Taxi or you may hire a Motorcycle and enjoy your ride.
Pattaya has it all- be it theme parks and zoos, or activities like golf, go-kart racing, or enjoying clubs at Walking Street. For the animal lovers- Pattaya Elephant Jungle Sanctuary is a perfect attraction. It offers you the opportunity to interact with elephants by feeding them, taking them for a mud bath and shower them. If you want to uncover the creature underneath the sea without getting wet, visit Underwater World Pattaya. And to get the touch of nature, place to visit is The Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden and Khao Khew Open Zoo. You cannot miss giving yourself the adrenaline rush by visiting Flight of the Gibbon. Pattaya famous Cabaret shows are also a must watch.
And if you are a party animal, then you can hit the renowned party destination – the famous Walking Street. The place is full of glittering nightclubs.
Don’t miss out shopping at Pattaya’s vibrant, bustling stalls. Spare an evening and check out the amazing night markets in Pattaya-Thepprasit Road Night Market, Jomtien Beach Night Market, Pattaya Night Bazaar, Pratumnak Night Bazaar, Pattaya Floating Market.
Well, Thailand is famous for its local food. You must try the Tom Yum, Pad Thai, and the street snacks!
So, as some famous person once said- “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” The journey to Pattaya will be that miracle for you because here every day is a day worth remembering.
See you in Pattaya!