Tourism Authority of Thailand
License Number: 11/2802
Just 2 hours drive from Bangkok is Pattaya, the renowned recreation center on the east coast. Its fine sand, blue sky and warm calm sea are among many other good things that prove irresistible to tourists.
Last Modified On: Thursday, 02/November/2006 01:06:52am
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Just 2 hours drive from Bangkok is Pattaya, the renowned recreation center on the east coast. Its fine sand, blue sky and warm calm sea are among many other good things that prove irresistible to tourists. All manner of water sports, motor racing, offshore coral islands, variety of accommodation from budget bungalow to luxury hotel and a vibrant nightlife comprise Pattaya’s main attractions. Other popular attractions around Pattaya include the offshore islands, particularly Larn Island with its clear water and coral beds, Khao Kieo Open Zoo with a wide range of wildlife wandering its 2,000 acres area, Sri Racha Tiger Farm which combines tiger-breeding facility, crocodile farm, scorpion farm and daily performances.To the South is Nong Nooch Village, a botanical garden famous for its orchids and palms, which also puts on daily cultural and elephant show. Wat Yansangawaram is a royal sponsored temple with numerous pavilions of different national designs. Highly popular is the Chinese Pavilion housing antiques and art objects.Bang Saray, a fishing village with numerous good seafood restaurants around its pier, is also famous for visitors who enjoy fishing activities. In the evening from here you will see sun set over the Bay of Thailand which are spectacular as the slow sinking of the great red ball of the sun where sky and ocean meet.
Pattaya Beach: This beach resort has something for everyone from a wide range of water sports to bargain shopping and nightlife. The climate and warm water provides ideal condition for swimming, windsurfing, water skiing, sailing, para sailing or taking a trip to the coral islands and scuba diving. For those who do not like water activities, Pattaya offers various kinds of entertainment such as tennis, shooting, horse riding, archery, bowling, and go-cart. Golfers can visit beautiful landscaped and challenging golf courses around Pattaya. Fresh seafood and various nationality cuisine are offered in the restaurants to suit the visitors’ taste. For night owls, transvestite cabarets offer fascinating night shows with broad popular appeal while the most brightly colorful spot in south Pattaya are the place where all kinds of entertainment are offered.
Jomtien Beach: Only 3 km down Pattaya Beach, Jomtien is recommended to those who seek the quieter resort. It is a good place for relaxation with modern comfort and accommodation. Its calm sea is suitable for swimming and playing all kinds of water sports for the whole year.