Pattaya once a quiet fishing village and one of the Thailand’s first beach resorts with crescent-shaped bay. Now is always switched on and fun! The bay is lined with resort hotels, high-rise condos, huge shopping malls, cabaret bars and 24-hours clubs. Even if you know exactly what to expect of Pattaya, it still has its ways to surprise!
The expansion of this dynamic coastal city started in early 1980s. And now it became a multicultural and super touristy town with many great value places to stay and eat. Even though the city is not a tropical paradise, from sunrise to sunset hundreds of water sport lovers and sun worshipers take their way to the beach. After dark, the crowds shift to the streets to explore Pattaya’s exciting nightlife where they find endless partying and stay drinking until dawn.
City’s reputation as a sex capital is well earned, streets full of beer bars, go-go clubs and massage parlors attracts thousands of visitors every year. Massive number of retired expats moved and are living here. Apart from water sports and nightlife, Pattaya offers endless possibilities when it comes to accommodation and entertainment. If you seek relaxing stay here, base yourself outside the central area. City center is dedicated to numerous markets, sun-seeking tourists and enormous tour groups who stroll around like in a constant stream. It is safe to state that Pattaya has something for everyone!
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