Pattaya – Thailand
The city of fun in the modern Thailand
Located only 120 km south-east of the capital Bangkok, Pattaya is one of the most popular seaside town of south-east Asia and can be considered the true entertainment capital of Thailand, thanks to hundreds of hotels and resorts scattered along the beaches of Pattaya , Jomtien, Nakluea and Bang sarei.
Hat Pattaya and Jomtien beaches are the busiest, and from morning till night offering all kinds of activities: rental of jet skis, speed boats, parasailing , banana boat , etc. According to statistics drawn up by TAT (Tourism Authoriy of Thailand) more than 30% of the tourists visiting the town of Pattaya especially in the period from November to April .
In particular, the town of Pattaya is the perfect entertainment place in Thailand, and is preferred by tourists who want a beach holiday without giving up the pleasures of the town’s facilities: shopping and funny night life!
The city of Pattaya has started its development in 1960, when the first marines Americans licensed began arriving in the then small village of fishermen: from that time the city has continued to expand and evolve!
Many tourists choose Pattaya as a destination not only for its beauty and richness of services, but especially to live a vacation in Thailand full of Golf ! A large number of locations in which to practice this noble sport, the Thai territory has in fact some golf clubs at international level. Other visitors choose Pattaya renowned for its scuba-diving centres. The city is also famous for its numerous restaurants, offering mouth-watering menu of fish and seafood.
The beaches of Pattaya
The crescent-shaped beach of Hat Pattaya, with its coconut palms that line the seafront of hotels, bars, restaurants and many souvenir shops have a certain charm, but the best beach according to InnTravel Asia is Jomtien: a stretch of sand of approximately 6 km to the south of Pattaya. In this beach the water is cleaner than the centre of Pattaya and the rhythms are more quiet and relaxed. Further north is then the beach of Naklua, characteristic to be the quietest.
Pattaya is one of the most organized across Thailand for the practice of water sports (water skiing, jet skiing, para sailing , etc.). In Pattaya is also possible go deep-sea fishing, windsurfing, sailing. As for diving, the nearby islands of Koh Lan, Koh Sak and Koh Krok offer the best backdrops especially for beginners; the more experienced will prefer instead to visit the town of Koh Man Wichai and Koh Rin, the islands off the coast of Pattaya.
Among other recreational activities that can be practised in Pattaya mention bowling, billiards, tennis, archery and horse riding. After sunset this location offers the best of themselves, and tourists looking for fun you’ll be spoiled for choice: bars, pubs, clubs and discos are scattered throughout the city! For singles or for the more transgressive in Pattaya there is a part of the promenade (Walking Street) which focuses most of local Thais, like the go go bar.
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