Introduction of Pattaya:
Pattaya's relaxing tropical ambiance is synonymous with every ingredient for memorable holidays. Sporting opportunities abound both on land and water, and include some of the finest golfing, gamefishing and scuba-diving anywhere in Asia. Theme and amusement parks, offbeat museums and lush botanical gardens offer numerous forms of leisure activities and cultural entertainment for all family members. And, after dark, Pattaya offers all the allure and magic of a truly vibrant nightlife with a spectacular variety of restaurants, nightclubs, bars, discotheques, cocktail lounges and cabarets. Pattaya can be brash, bold, beautiful and bucolic, and offers everything an authentic international beach resort can.
Key Attractions of Pattaya :
Pattaya Serene beaches
Pattaya Beach :
The major venue from where boats visit Pattaya's offshore islands. The northern section of the beach is largely tranquil, while the central and southern parts become increasingly lively,thanks to a juxtaposition of shops, department stores, boutiques, beauty salons, supermarkets, bars, discotheques, restaurants The central area of the beach is a major shopping area, while the southern end is one of Pattaya's major nightlife areas.
This 6-kilometre long beach, south of Pattaya, is the most notable of several beaches south of the resort. The beach is popular with windsurfers and watersports enthusiasts, largely because the area enjoys brisk and fresh breezes sweeping inland from the Thai Gulf, and because the seas are less congested with boats than is Pattaya Bay.
Million Years Stone Park & Pattaya Crocodile Farm
An over-100 -rai Park and farm from central Pattaya, this bucolic enclave features a landscape of native Thai flora, a fascinating collection of Bonsai trees, and massive ancient rocks imported from Kanchanaburi province. Artfully landscaped with flowers and trees, the park contains a crocodile farm, a select collection of wild animals native to Thailand and nearing extinction, a pool containing giant catfish native to the Mekong River, and a restaurant.
Ripley's Believe It Or Not Museum
Located next to the Royal Garden Resort Hotel inside Royal Plaza Garden, this museum, only the second of its kind in Asia, features a high technology theatre adapted from a pilot-training simulator, permanent and special displays of oddities such as animal freaks and unusual human feats, based on the popular cartoon feature of the same name which is featured in newspapers throughout the world.
The other attractions of Pattaya include Pattaya Park with colourful water slides,whirlpools and shallow pools popular with families, Pattaya Park Tower that contains a revolving restaurant and offers an exhilarating view of city. Pattaya Elephant Village features trained elephants demonstrating time-honoured forestry skills, enjoying themselves playing football, re-enacting wild elephant a small course at the Asia Hotel.
The world's sole Bottle Art Museum at 145.3 Km on Sukhumvit Highway, has more than 300 displays of miniature bottles.
Pattaya's Annual Festival:
Each year, usually during April, the week-long Pattaya Festival is celebrated with a wide range of entertainment spectacles, including parades, beauty contests, concerts, food festivals, fireworks and an exciting calendar of sporting events, in-cluding Grand Prix and go-kart motor-racing, sailing regattas, windsurfing competitions, power boat racing and fishing contests. Special exhibitions and shopping opportunities abound as Pattaya celebrates in a style befitting its stature as Asia's premier beach resort.
South Pattaya is the major shopping area for beachwear, souvenirs, films, tapes, pharmaceuticals and liquor. The resort's major gems, jewellery, silk, cotton and handicraft shops, tailors and boutiques are located in the vicinity of, or adjacent to, major beachside hotels. The Pattaya 2 Road is also a favourite haunt for hoppers with several handicraft and Thai silk shops. Department stores and allied bazaars in Central Pattaya offer other shopping experiences.
Pattaya : Gourmet Delight
Some of Thailand's choicest seafood is found in hotel buffets and several specialty restaurants. Steakhouses, coffee shops and fast food outlets provide attractive alternatives. Gourmets and gourmands alike find satisfaction in numerous restaurants featuring regional Thai cuisine and French, Swiss, German, Italian, English, Scandinavian, Indian, Arabic, Indonesian, Japanese, Chinese and Korean food.