Pattaya is a seaside resort on the Eastern Gulf Coast of Thailand, about 150 km southeast of Bangkok.
Pattaya City is an internationally well-known seaside resort, is also a vibrant city by night and by day. Pattaya offers a colorful potpourri of mixed nationalities from near and far. it has a vast range of tourism-related activities. Pleasures of Pattaya range from relaxing on the beach, to sea-based sports, to visiting the scores of local attractions in and around Pattaya.
The Pattaya Beach is 4 kilometers long with a road running parallel to the beachfront. From middle-section to the southern end of Pattaya Beach are many restaurants, bars, department stores, souvenir stores, as well as other places of entertainment. Khao Pattaya (Khao Phra Bat) is a small hill to the south of Pattaya Beach. The view point on the hilltop offers a panoramic view of Pattaya City and Pattaya Bay.
Pattaya has the most versatile nightlife entertainment establishments worldwide. It is not only famous for all kind of shows including the very famous transvestite shows and the incredible A Go Go presentation for men and women alike. But it also offers plenty of "ordinary nightclubs and discos for Young and Old.
Efforts by local authorities over the past few years have improved the quality of the beaches, but they are still lacklustre by Thailand's standards, and over-development has long since destroyed some of the natural charms the area once had. However, the plethora of hotels and guest houses, and easy access from the capital and airport, make it a popular weekend getaway. Catering for over five million annual visitors.
Pattaya is also able to offer an excellent range of eating options and a wide variety of things to do. Its population is a colorful mix of nationalities and ethnicities from near and far.