Among all of the cities orientated towards tourism development in Thailand, Pattaya stands out as one of the most remarkable, accompanying with Bangkok and Chiang Mai. Every year, this city ranks high in the tourist attraction list of millions of local and foreign visitors to Thailand.
From the capital Bangkok, tourists just have to undertake an approximately 150-kilometre journey to the southeast to reach Pattaya. It is a magnificent seaside city on the eastern Gulf of Thailand. For the past two decades, with the Thai Government’s attention and investment, Pattaya has been radically transformed from a sleepy fishing community into an international resort. Nowadays, it is renowned not only for breathtaking beaches, but also for other attractive destinations. Read more tours in Thailand
Some of the world’s most impressive beaches
No a visit to Pattaya is perfect without a vacation in Pattaya beach in the city centre. This beach curves from north to south with the length of four kilometers, acting as a major venue from where you can visit Pattaya’s offshore islands by boats. It is noticeable for tourists due to the golden mermaid and dolphin marking the start of the beach. Pattaya beach is the most outstanding here, with its brown-red sand, crystal-clear water and the inspiring promenade.
You must be strongly impressed by the accommodation options for tourists of all backgrounds, ranging from exclusive beachside hotels with superb convention facilities to simple guesthouses. Compared with its tranquil northern section suited to water activities and sports; the central and southern parts of the beach seem to be more lively thanks to a system of shops, boutiques, supermarkets, beauty salons, bars and nightclubs. Besides Pattaya beach, tourists can opt for other beaches in the area including the 6-kilometre straight Jomtien beach or Wong Phrachan beach in the north of PattayaBay. Read more: tours in Cambodia
Koh Larn coral island
Located about 7.5 kilometres off the coast of Pattaya, Koh Larn is incredibly attractive to visitors due to its white-sandy beach, blue sea water and coral diversities, creating a pristine beauty for the island. Moreover, ninety percent of the island area is covered with virgin forest with diverse fauna and floral, rendering this land out-of-heaven in tourists’ eyes. Reaching the island, you can feel a brand-new atmosphere, different from that of busy Pattaya, as well as standing a chance of attending thrilling activities such as canoeing, surfing, parasailing and parachuting. Visitors are suggested not throwing away their chances of diving down to water to view how magnificent coral reefs are.
Nong Nooch Tropical Garden
If you want to find the largest and the most fascinating botanical garden in Southeast Asia, this is decidedly for you. Covering an area of 500 acres, this beautifully landscaped garden is a design of a Thai village style with recreation, also dedicated to education, research as well as the conservation of its vast palm collection and other tropical plants. You can easily see Nong Nooch is the reflection of Thai culture from ceremonies, graceful dance and sword fighting to martial arts, hill tribe music and elephant show as well as traditional Thai houses.
Pattaya is just above your imagination with other tourist attractions: Walking Street, RoyalGardenPlaza, MiniSiamMuseum, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not and ElephantVillage. Let come here and see with your own eyes!
The Indochina Voyages team.