Pattaya and its region, to discover Its many day and evening activities, and the hinterland
Pattaya, its region Its many Activities
Pattaya is a small fishing village until the mid-1960s. These are the U.S. military stationed at the air base of U-Tapao, some 40 km further east, who know the bay provided a nice beach arc 4 km long. They are the first to motivate the construction of bungalows and small restaurants. The Vietnam War ended and military parties, burgeoning tourism grows, which from 1980 will experience a rapid development.
Pattaya is located in the province of Chonburi, on the coast of the Gulf of Siam 147 km southeast of the capital Bangkok and 90 minutes from Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok. Some pictures showing the evolution of Pattaya and
Thailand Pattaya Bay in 1952
Thailand Pattaya Bay in 1964
Thailand Pattaya Bay in 1977
Thailand Pattaya Bay in 1982
Thailand Pattaya Bay in 2012
Since the 1990s, municipal authorities seek to mitigate the bad reputation of the city and directing activity towards family tourism. The new bourgeoisie Bangkok is particularly targeted because Pattaya is the closest resort to the capital .
Pattaya is now the first seaside resort in Thailand by the number of tourists attending . Pattaya city is mainly composed of two parallel avenues (Beach Road and Second Road) interconnected by perpendicular streets (so called) to the frenetic activity. Those wishing more peace will head to Jomtien area, south of Pattaya calmer. The islands around Pattaya are also worth a visit including Koh Larn famous for its reef and water activities.
Pattaya can also serve debase camp to discover Thailand, there are direct bus services to Bangkok VIP course, but also on Chiang Mai, Nong Khai to Vientiane Laos border management on Mukdahan and Ubon Rachatani (bridge Mekong opened in 2006 in the direction of Laos) and practically to all cities of Thailand.
The U -Tapao airport is located 30 minutes (tickets to Kho Samui and Pukhet) and the new Bangkok airport 90 minutes can radiate all Asia with low cost price.
Do not forget that the temples of Angkor are only 450 km , but unfortunately the Cambodian side of the road is not a highway.
Walk by the sea on Pattaya Beach
Central Festival Pattaya - Thailand
A beach on the island near Pattaya - Thailand.
The Great Buddha on the hill
Beaches in Pattaya (Dong Tan) Thailand
Beach Road. Strewn road of shops, restaurants and shopping centers along the beach over 4 km, Beach Road stops to give way to Walking Street (pedestrian street 19h at 3am).
Walking Street only comes only from dusk until late at night, Walking Street is the Mecca of nightlife in Pattaya, including many nightclubs (Lucifer, Tony's Disco, Navy, etc.., mostly free admission), restaurants seafood and bars of all kinds (gogo bar, BJ bar, beer bar).
Walk on Pattaya Beach Road
The beach and the beach in Pattaya
One of the malls along the Beach Road Pattaya, Thailand
the entrance to Walking Street Pattaya
Walking Street Pattaya
Central Festival Beach Road Pattaya
The bay and the beach in Pattaya
The Buddha on the hill in Pattaya, Thailand
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