Pattaya is a very established tourist destination and recieves millions of visitors a year and a just a 2 hour drive is an easy escape from Bangkok at the weekend. Pattaya is very popular with groups arriving on friends holidays enjoying the local bars and i also a port of call for visiting the local islands like Koh Chang and Koh Kood.
Getting to Pattaya
The most common way to arrive in Pattaya is to land in Bangkok and then get a bus or taxi down which is only a couple of hours drive. The is an airport nearby at U-Tapao which services internal flights from Koh Samui and Phuket as well as Internationally from Moscow, Inchoen and Siam Reap.
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Real Estate in Pattaya
Pattaya's property market is very well established and is generally in the more affordable market than most areas. There are now a large number of high end developments either under construction or just about to start so Pattaya will see a change over the next decade.
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Pattaya has a vast amount of well established hotels and resorts to keep everyone happy. There are more on the way looking to make the area more popular with families.
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Pattaya Weather Seasons
The temperature in Pattaya generally ranges between 28 and 36 degrees celcius and averages at about 31. Pattaya experience about the same amount of rainfall as all areas of Thailand but it is more spread out here. Rather than all coming in two months you may get an hour of rain every other day for around 3 months starting in June.
What to see around Pattaya
Pattaya is a fantastic beach resort with beautiful white sand and the ultimate in Thai nightlife. People coming to visit Pattaya may content themselves with simply relaxing at the water's edge and sinking a few beers after dark, but there is much more to the city than this. As time goes on Pattaya has ever more exotic attractions worth exploring for visitors who demand a little extra from the stay. For a comprehensive guide to Pattaya visit 1stopPattaya.com.
Pattaya Water Park and Resort
This gargantuan resort hotel in Jomtien Beach has a 240m tower with a trio of revolving restaurants featuring breathtaking views. But kids will be most interested in the huge slides in the adjacent waterpark as well as the whirlpools and jacuzzi. It might not be the most cultural attraction to visit in Thailand, but it might just be the most fun. 345 Jomtien Beach, Pattaya City, Chonburi 20150.
Keeping with the aquatic theme, Pattaya Underwater World is the largest ocean aquarium in Kingdom and boasts some truly unique facilities. The 100m Plexiglas tunnel takes visitors beneath some of the world's deadliest creatures whilst providing all the fascinating facts about these awe-inspiring wonders of the deep. The tour starts from beach and water’s edge before journeying down to some of the vibrantly-coloured coral. 22/22 Moo 11, Sukhumvit Rd., Nongprue, Banglamung, Chonburi 20260.
The expression of true astonishment on the faces of children visiting this Pattaya attraction makes it a worthwhile trip for any parent. But thankfully the experience is also brilliant for adults with the tricks of trained pachyderms wondrous to behold. Food is available from the attached restaurant and the rafting and elephant trekking combinations are great value for families on a budget. 48/20, Moo 7, Tambol Nong Prue, Pattaya City, Chonburi.
Beaches around Pattaya
Pattaya has many attractions but none feature as highly on tourists' agendas as the stunning beaches. Pattaya Beach is right in the centre of the city's life and features no shortage of watersports, bars and fun activities to keep both young and old occupied. The encircling promenade becomes alive with rollerblades and joggers at first light and dusk, whilst most prefer to lounge in the sun and perhaps retreat to one of the nearby restaurants to escape the blistering midday heat. Jomtien Beach is just around the southern headland and a more sedate affair. And for those who crave a little beach solitude there are a smattering of secluded offerings farther north from the town. For more on Pattaya beaches.
Just a short ferry from the centre of bustling Pattaya are the crystal clear waters and pristine white sand of Koh Larn. Also known as Coral Island, there is no better place for getting that sense of sheer paradise which so many of use crave on holiday. There is plenty of wildlife on the island and many beaches, each more beautiful than the last so take your time and make a full day of it. However, more and more tourists are warming to its charms so it pays to set off as early as possible.
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