Pattaya happens to be one of the world’s busiest cities. It is also a remarkable vacation destination that is worth visiting at least a couple of times. When you drop by Thailand, keep in mind that Bangkok is not the only place you can visit- Pattaya should be first on the list. The Pattaya beach is perhaps the most visited coast in Asia with hundreds of thousands of tourists who travel to the place each passing year.
Traveling to Pattaya
Pattaya is to be found some 150 kilometers southeast of Bangkok and it is most definitely Asia’s premier destination for all sorts of vacations. Whether you are traveling with your family, going on a honeymoon or just touring the world alone, you will find the tranquil tropical ambience offered by Pattaya to be truly great. A trip to this city will prove to be unforgettable. The city is packed with a plethora of leisure opportunities; you just have to find the best for each activity. Pattaya has several notable beach Resorts:
– North Pattaya
– Central Pattaya
– South Pattaya
North Pattaya (Pattaya Neu)
This is the most peaceful beach out of the three. It is the finest spot for a swimming as it has a gradual slope- not too steep, not to flat, just ideal for a good swim. The light blue waters of the sea provide an exceptionally striking view for all who lay eyes upon them. The sand is also just perfect for basking. If you are planning to go on a family vacation in Thailand, then North Pattaya passes the test. There are plenty of accommodation services, dining options are in no short supply as well as. The problem with this region is that it can be a little bit too expensive- especially the hotels. Probably that is why it is the most peaceful beach.
There are several places you must visit while in North Pattaya:
– Mermaid Dive Center- an excellent spot for scuba diving
– The Sanctuary of Truth- an awe-inspiring architectural masterpiece
– The Bottle Art Museum- you will be impressed by those bottle art. Have you ever wonders how someone builds a house inside a bottle or a ship for that matter?
– Pattaya Floating Market
Central Pattaya (Pattaya Klang)
Unlike North Pattaya, Central Pattaya usually has lots of people. It is the most popular beach thanks to its attractive soft sands. This beach is ideal for so many activities including jet-skiing and paragliding. So if you are looking to enjoy a sporty vacation in Thailand this is the place you should go. It is an enjoyable place for families which have teenagers. It has everything you could need while on vacation. If it is a fast food restaurant, cafes, coffee shops, affordable accommodation, you will find all of them here at Central Pattaya.
Central Pattaya hosts several interesting places that you must visit. However, there are two that stand out prominently:
– The Ripley’s Believe or Not Museum- believe it or not- it is found in Thailand, not in the US as most people tend to assume. It is worth visiting to check out some of those interesting things such as the replica of the Titanic made from matchsticks.
– Wat Chai Mongkhon- it is a temple and an attractive one at that.
– Dancing , Street Walking and Restaurant in City
Interestingly this beach is not as south as the name may suggest but either way, it is also packed with lots of entertainment opportunities. Leisure here is compulsory not necessarily swimming. The Phratumnak Hill is perhaps the best place you can visit to get a view of the crescent bay of Pattaya. It is extremely popular amongst tourists particularly during sunset and at night when the city lights come to life. It provides a picturesque view of the city of Pattaya. Of course there are several other places you can visit in South Pattaya, museums, religious buildings etc.
Getting around the city
If there is a city in this world where you cannot get lost it has to be Pattaya. The city style is pretty simple to understand and even the way people do their things. There is public transport so you do not have to hire a car. However, if you are traveling with your family it is highly advisable. Once you are in Pattaya you will be absorbed into the extremely interesting lifestyle of this city.