is a stunning resort city in Thailand
, located to the east of the coast of Thailand, southeast of Bangkok. It is home to beautiful beaches that make one of the top attraction spots in Thailand. Beautiful resorts, modern homes, hotel apartments, high-end shopping malls, bars, and round-the-clock clubs and joints have slowly taken over Pattaya, once a joyfully quiet and laid-back fishing village.
Wat Phra Yai, an ancient temple built on the side of a hill, has one of Thailand's major attraction features, a statue of Buddha that stands eighteen meters tall, complete in a shiny golden look. Around the icon, there are beautiful lawns, parks, and manicured golf courses, from where visitors can partake the fantastic view of Pattaya Bay.
A beautiful waterfront completes the view of Pattaya amid all activities like parasailing and jet-skiing. The waterfront features rows and rows of lounge chairs with umbrellas for the perfect relaxation time, considering its busy daily routinely visits.
The south part of Pattaya features a shady and peaceful Jomtien Beach, famous for even more water activities like windsurfing. The beach is more relaxed and often less busy.
Walking Street is a busy point in Pattaya, often lined with traffic jams. The street, neon-lit, features a high number of clubs, bars, discotheques, and high-end massage points. The lovers of artwork and crafts are taken care of at the fabulous Art in Paradise, where three-dimension paintings and other interactive paintings are featured.
Naklua Bay, on the northern side of Pattaya, has more attractive spots. First, there are stunning blue-water beaches. Then there is a magnificent village setting, and then the Sanctuary of Truth that is completely attractive with its delicate Hindu and Buddhist carvings.
Usually, it becomes warm, pleasant, and dry from November
. This period forms one of the peak traveling seasons for Pattaya. However, from June
, the monsoons set in, and Pattaya receives heavy rainfall alternated with hot and humid days. One of the local events celebrated in Pattaya is the International Music Festival, which takes place in March
and is usually a platform for appreciating music and cultural dance amongst other talents' showcasing.
The Songkran or Thai celebrations for New Year are carried out in April
amid feasting, dancing, and more festivities. During the last days of December
, Pattaya celebrates The Pattaya Countdown Festival with colorful parties, celebrations, and fireworks to welcome the New Year in ecstatic countdowns.