Pattaya is a lively coastal city with entertainment districts full of bars and restaurants. It is known for its nightclubs and beer bars with go-go dancers, though it also has a family-friendly side and opportunities for cultural outings. Get a sense of the range of cultures and ethnicities in this fast-paced municipality.

Among the fascinating cultural icons is The Sanctuary of Truth in the northern outskirts. Marvel at the large, wooden structure of the temple and inspect the many wooden sculptures. Learn about Eastern Philosophy through themes such as the Cycle of Living, the Goal of Life and the Ancient Life. . Rent a boat for a small fee for this intriguing bazaar, where stalls float on a lake. Bring the kids to Mini Siam for its model villages from across the globe.

Go to Pattaya Beach to sunbathe and enjoy the views of the Gulf of Thailand. Stroll between the palm trees of the coastal boulevard of Pattaya Beach Road and dine at one of the many restaurants facing the water. Expect a tropical climate with the dry season from December to February and wet weather from May to November. for the city’s famed nightlife and red-light district. Dine at a seafood restaurant and enjoy live music at the bars and nightclubs. Walk up and down this street, which is pedestrianized at night, to experience the delights and eccentricities of Pattaya.

Find Pattaya on the eastern side of the Gulf of Thailand in the southern part of the country’s northern half. Fly to Pattaya International Airport and take a taxi or bus north for 25 miles (40 kilometers) to get here. Bangkok is 68 miles (110 kilometers) farther north.

Pattaya is a cosmopolitan giant that showcases its cultural gems by day and its nightlife entertainment after dusk.

Known for

Shopping, Beaches and Family-Friendly

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Where to stay in Pattaya

Central Pattaya
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Central Pattaya

Beaches, Shopping, Family-Friendly

Central Pattaya is a welcoming neighborhood with many tasty options for restaurants and bars. Take in the natural beauty of the beaches and island views—or broaden your horizons with the local shopping.

Pattaya Bay
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Pattaya Bay

Beaches, Shopping, Bars

Known for being walkable and romantic, the Pattaya Bay neighborhood offers many convenient options for bars and restaurants. You can experience the local shopping and live music, or enjoy the natural beauty of the beaches.

North Pattaya
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North Pattaya

Spas, Beaches, Waterparks

North Pattaya is a welcoming, relaxing neighborhood. Part of the neighborhood's charm is its sunny weather. Many visitors come to enjoy the natural beauty of the beaches.

South Pattaya
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South Pattaya

Beaches, Walking, Family-Friendly

South Pattaya is a welcoming neighborhood with many tasty options for bars and restaurants. Other highlights include the local shopping and the natural splendor of the beaches.

Ban Bang Saen
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Ban Bang Saen

Beaches, Universities, Friendly People

Ban Bang Saen (1) is a neighborhood that welcomes all visitors. The neighborhood has many appealing features, among them its friendly people and college atmosphere.

Pratumnak Hill
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Pratumnak Hill

Seafood, Adventure, Sea

Pratumnak Hill is a welcoming, relaxing neighborhood. Many visitors come to enjoy the natural beauty of the seaside.

Top Hotels in Pattaya

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Grande Centre Point Pattaya
5 out of 5
456, 777, 777/1 M.6 Na Kluea, Pattaya
$111/night
Aug 15 - Aug 16
4.4/5Wonderful! (295 reviews)

"Amazing location great services and very friendly staff"…"

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2019

Grande Centre Point Pattaya
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Hilton Pattaya
5 out of 5
333/101 Moo 9 Nong Prue, Pattaya
$146/night
Jul 31 - Aug 1
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,218 reviews)

"Good customer's service, location conveniences, friendly staff"…"

Reviewed on May 18, 2019

Hilton Pattaya
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Siam@Siam Design Hotel Pattaya
4.5 out of 5
390 Moo 9, Tambon Nong Prue, Pattaya
$68/night
Aug 6 - Aug 7
4.3/5Excellent! (1,675 reviews)

"convenient location, walking distance to all Pattaya attractions. Roof-top swimming pool and bar has the nice view of Pattaya beach."…"

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2019

Siam@Siam Design Hotel Pattaya

Popular things to do in Pattaya

Buddha Mountain
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Buddha Mountain

Marvel at a golden Buddha image carved into a mountain and admire breathtaking landscapes of fields, lotus-filled ponds and vineyards.

Pattaya Beach
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Pattaya Beach

Action packed water-sports, exquisite boutique hotels, relaxing days in the sun and legendary night life make this beach favorite with sun-lovers the world over. 

Jomtien Beach
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Jomtien Beach

Enjoy magnificent sunsets and watersports, family entertainment, Thai cultural shows and striking views from a lookout at this sweeping beach resort.

Walking Street
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Walking Street

From international restaurants to late night go-go clubs, Pattaya’s most famous road should be your first stop if you’re looking to party.

Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden
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Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden

Walk amid magnificent gardens, enjoy boating on scenic lakes, ride on an elephant’s back and watch Thai cultural shows at this family-friendly theme park.

Pattaya Floating Market
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Pattaya Floating Market

Enjoy a stroll or boat ride around this traditional water-based market, where you’ll find delicacies and handicrafts from every region of Thailand. 

Top activities in Pattaya

Tiffany's Cabaret Show With VIP Seating
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Tiffany's Cabaret Show With VIP Seating

$41

Experience the first-ever transvestite cabaret show in Southeast Asia. Be amazed by more than 100 professional performers in dazzling costumes presenting creative impersonations through songs, dance, and tales of romance and adventure.

Private Standard Car: Bangkok - Pattaya
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Private Standard Car: Bangkok - Pattaya

$78

Enjoy convenient private transportation between your Bangkok City Center hotel and Pattaya hotel in the comfort of a standard car. For transfers to and from Bangkok City Center, the zones to select from include: Bangkok City Center Available neighbor

Pattaya Sanctuary Of Truth -Ticket Only
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Pattaya Sanctuary Of Truth -Ticket Only

$18

Sanctuary Of Truth is a gigantic wooden construction which covers the area of more than two rais.The truth that was shown through the Sanctuary is the relationship between human beings and the universe, which are the father, the mother, the earth, the sky, the sun, the moon and the stars.

Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum
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Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum

$12

If you dare, wander into the world's strangest museum, Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Museum in Pattaya, to see more than 350 fascinating exhibits and things not found anywhere else. See 1–7 zones—including galleries of artifacts, interactive displays, and works of art—that make this such an odd place.

2-Day Bangkok to Pattaya Cycling Adventure
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2-Day Bangkok to Pattaya Cycling Adventure

$448

Our two-day tour takes you south-east of Bangkok, we start from Min Buri where the road is flat and less traffic, cycling through paddies field and head to Bang Kla Floating Market and transfer to Pattaya after lunch.

Koh Larn Coral Island Day Trip with Lunch
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Koh Larn Coral Island Day Trip with Lunch

$32

Escape to the beautiful Koh Larn Coral Island—only a short distance off the Pattaya coast via speedboat. Have a day at your leisure, relax on the beach, or try out some fun water activities.

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