Attractions of PattayaPattaya
Pattaya is nestled along a picturesque bay on the East Coast of the Gulf of Thailand, roughly 170 kilometers southeast of Bangkok. From a fishing village in the 1960's, Pattaya has emerged as the favorite Southeast Asian vacation center. A fascinating escape where tourists, holiday makers and vacationers from around the world unfold an incomparable array of possibilities to unwind during an exotic holiday beach vacation.
Unlike other beach resorts, where natural surroundings are used as magnets to attract tourists, Pattaya makes an all-out attempt to provide the best of everything. Here, everything means everything a tourist can imagine while on holiday: recreation, entertainment, sports, sightseeing and fun. To put it simply, Pattaya is a paradise for everyone, as it has a variety of attractions suitable for all types of visitors. This is the place where you can fill your day, from dusk to dawn, with endless activities, or you may choose to do nothing at all and relax.
Pattaya currently integrates the delights of a 1st class beach resort, city-like dining, shopping and night entertainment facilities with more than 300 assorted hotels, thousands of shops, restaurants and bars. In addition, there are an array of sports and recreational activities including beaches, golf courses, tennis courts, go-kart, gyms for working out, weight lifting and Thai-boxing gear. Pattaya offers a broad range of things to do. During the day, one may enjoy riding elephants or driving humble automatic mini-bikes, monstrous motorcycles, or even monster multicolored convertible Jeeps. Others go for shooting firearms, scuba diving and surfing, deep-sea fishing, speed boats, scooters, water-skiing, parasailing, or aerial sports such as gliding ultra-lights and flying motor-propelled gliders. On the other hand, at night, there are restaurants, bars, theaters, cabaret shows, night clubs, bowling halls, billiard & snooker clubs, discos, sauna & massage parlors, not to cite its absolutely incredible shopping which is available non-stop both day-and-night.
This exotic beach resort welcomes approximately 5 million visitors a year. The friendly and hospitable Thai nature boosts its promotion, frequently bringing back the repeat visitors and constantly increasing the number of newcomers.
Pattaya city is located on the eastern coast of the country at latitude 13 N and longit
ude 101 E in the area of Chon Buri province. It is 147 kilometers from Bangkok and lies parallel to Sukhumvit Road on its east and the coastline on its west. Pattaya occupies an area of 208.1 sq. km. that is divided into 53.44 sq. kilometers of land and 154.66 sq. kilometers of islands and sea. Its coastline is 15 kilometers long.
Pattaya has a plain on the coast with some high mountains to the south. The area on the east slopes down towards the sea on the west.
Pattaya City has been administered under a special autonomous system since 1978. It has a status comparable to that of a municipality and is administered separately by the mayor of Pattaya City, who is responsible for making policies, organizing public services, and supervising all employees of Pattaya City Administration.
Bottle Art Museum
The only Bottle Art Museum in the world is in Pattaya City. Thailand exhibited in a large air-conditional hall, you can find more than 300 beautiful miniatures in the bottles. The result of efforts by Mr. Pieter By De Lej from Holland and Mrs. Prapaisi Thaipanich from Thailand. Who have decorated approximately 14 hrs. daily for almost 15 years.
New experience of the bottle contained models of interesting place in the world. Experience more with real practice ("Try to do it by yourself") with friendly staff. Impression Experience with hand-made souvenir shop.
Mini Siam, The wonderful miniature city with the scale of 1 to 25. They built great structures from around the world. At Mini Siam you can enjoy great structures from Europe such as Eiffel Tower, Status of Liberty and many more.
At Mini Siam you can enjoy watching most important places in Thailand by one stop at here. Many wonderful historical Park like ancient Ayuthaya or main Palace, Wat Phrakeaw and more. If you visited Mini Siam after sunset, you can fine Mini Siam in other look. At Mini Siam they also has other activity for you can enjoy Ko-Cart too.
Mini Siam is open every day from 9:00 to 18:00.
Under Water World
Under Water World is a showcase of diverse marine species from the Gulf of Thailand. Through the glass tunnel, many schools of various kinds of fishes, seahorses, sharks and turtles swim and play close near you that you feel like you are really in the bottom of the sea.
Feeding animal shows under water and on surface is another lure of this place. This is definitely one major attraction in Pattaya.
Ripley's Museum(Believe it or not!) features over 300 weird but wonderful exhibits and artifacts from all over the world. This fascinating gallery is on the third floor of the Royal Garden Plaza in Southern Pattaya. What about you? You believe or not? Open every day from 11:00 to 23:00.