Pattaya is a famous town of Thailand with beach resort. It has earned lots of reputation as tourist destination for many years due to its colourful environment and a number of tourist attractions. It is located nearly 200 kilometres away from Bangkok, the capital city of Thailand. Tourists from all over the world can conveniently enjoy the sun, sea and sand in this coastal city. It is connected with all parts of Thailand through road and air. Today Pattaya is one of the most popular tourist destinations of Southeast Asia.
After reaching at international airport of Pattaya, U-Tapao International Airport, situated 40 km away from the main city, between Pattaya and Rayong, one can easily reach the main city as well as other nearby seaside towns through bus service or taxi services available near the airport terminal.
Though Pattaya has a number of attractions for adults like Walking Street etc, it also attracts families. The Thai government has developed a number of attractions for kids including an aquarium and water parks etc. during recent years. Some of the tourist attractions are listed here under to help you in enjoying with your family during your vacations in Thailand.
This six kilometre long beach, situated four km away from the main city. A great spot to escape the hustle and bustle of the city’s busy lifestyle. You can take shelter in the shade of the trees on the edge of the beach or sunbathe and take in the scenic views on this beach. Jomtien is also known for various water activities like kite-surfing, jet-skiing, windsurfing and parasailing etc. You can also find lots of cafes and restaurants around this beach to enjoy fresh local seafood.
Tropical Botanical Garden Nong Nooch
This garden, situated in Nong Nooch village, offers opportunity for the families to enjoy a wide variety of activities including walking through a number of themed gardens like European Renaissance garden, topiary garden and French Garden of 17th century etc. All of these gardens include certain species of tropical plants like bonsai, palms and succulent plants etc.
Big Buddha or Wat Phra Yai
This tourist spot is on the top of Pratamnak, a wooded hill in the south of Pattaya. There is an 18 metres high relaxed and peaceful golden statue of Buddha. You can reach near this statue by climbing steep stairs decorated with golden naga snakes on both sides. There are several small Buddha statues surrounding the main statue. People usually pray here for their prosperity and good health.
Sanctuary of Truth
This spot is considered as the haven created on the earth as it is a monument built entirely in Thai style of architecture with wood. Every space available at this monument is decorated with complex carvings on wood to pay homage to ancient philosophies and religions.
It is one of the impressive temples or wats of Thailand. The temple introduces you not only with traditional architecture and designs but also with the values of the Thai society. Extensive gardens studded with palm trees surround the temple, which was dedicated in 1988. This was in the honour of the 42nd year of the reign of the King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
Accommodation in Pattaya
Like any other tourist destination Pattaya also provides you all types of accommodations to suit every budget. Some of these accommodations may include:
Tewaree Villa 4 bedrooms
This villa offers all types of luxuries including outdoor garden and pool along with parking and free Wi-Fi. However, it also offers a good standard of accommodation for people on a budget. This detached villa is located in central Pattaya. Around 3 km away from the best nightlife options available at Walking Street Pattaya.
Movenpick Siam Hotel Na Jomtien Pattaya
This hotel offers suitable accommodation for mid-range tourists. It not only offers private and perfect areas on the beachfront along Na Jomtien but also a large lagoon swimming pool, free Wi-Fi and panoramic views of the sea from all the rooms of the hotel.
This is one of the 5 star luxury hotels of Pattaya. It is situated just 2 minute’s walk away from Pattaya beach. The high rise hotel offers a 180 degree view of the beach along with a 40-inch flat-screen TV in each room. Facilities also includes a fitness centre, spa and an infinity pool for its guests. On the top of this hotel there is a Central Festival complex for celebrating festivals of Pattaya Beach.