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Pattaya
Travel Guide

Koh Lan showing boating and general coastal views

Rent a boat to explore the floating market, learn about Thai philosophy in a sanctuary and party until the early hours at go-go bars.

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.

Where to stay in Pattaya

X2 Vibe Pattaya Seaphere
X2 Vibe Pattaya Seaphere
4 out of 5
Soi Na Jomtien 32, Na Jomtien, Sattahip, Chonburi
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $37 per night from Jul 18 to Jul 18
Located in Na Chom Thian, this spa hotel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Ban Amphur Beach and 2 mi (3.2 km) from Cartoon Network Amazone. Phoenix Golf and Country Club ...
4.1/5Very Good! (51 reviews)
"ที่พักสะอาด ใกล้ชายหาด สิ่งอำนวยความสะดวกมีพร้อมในห้องพัก พนักงานบริการดีมาก เงียบสงบ แต่ค่อนข้างห่างจากตัวเมืองพัทยา เครื่องทำน้ำอุ่นปรับอุณหภูมิค่อนข้างยาก แต่โดยรวมแล้วพอใจมาก"

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2021

X2 Vibe Pattaya Seaphere
Hilton Pattaya
Hilton Pattaya
5 out of 5
333/101 Moo 9 Nong Prue, Banglamung, Pattaya, Chonburi
The price is $86 per night from Jun 21 to Jun 21
Located in Central Pattaya, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Pattaya Beach Road, Pattaya Beach, and Central Festival Pattaya. Soi L K Metro and ...
4.3/5Excellent! (995 reviews)
"Nice place for relaxing during holiday . Love this hotel"

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2021

Hilton Pattaya
U Pattaya
U Pattaya
5 out of 5
70/14 Moo 8, Soi Na-Chomtien 56/3, Sattahip, Chonburi
The price is $89 per night from Jul 12 to Jul 12
Nestled on the beach, this Sattahip resort is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Bang Saray Beach and 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Cartoon Network Amazone. Ban Amphur Beach and Ban ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (352 reviews)
"The hotel located in a private zone and that’s great for vacation. Anyway, it’s been better once I’ve been here last time (maybe due to epidemic situation) But one thing that take me down on this stayed was from hot water machine problem so I have to take a shower with cool water even I’ve report ..."

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2020

U Pattaya
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Carpediem Hotel
Carpediem Hotel
3 out of 5
327/18 Sukhumvit Road, T. Noen Phra, A. Muang, Rayong
The price is $21 per night from Jul 6 to Jul 6
Situated in Rayong, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Dr. Sarot Market and Passione Shopping Destination. Star IT Center and Star Night Bazaar are ...
3.8/5Good! (4 reviews)
Good choice for you.
"The room (already renovation) was ok ,clean and comfortable but no breakfast."

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2020

Carpediem Hotel
Private Pool Villa Rayong House
Private Pool Villa Rayong House
3.5 out of 5
81/26 Soi Panthong 2 Moo 5, Neonmayong Rd T.Taphong, Rayong
Situated on the boardwalk, this villa is within 1 mi (2 km) of Khao Laem Ya - Mu Ko Samet National Park and Mae Rumphung Beach. Suan Son Beach and Ao Prao Beach ...
Private Pool Villa Rayong House
Wisdom Hotel & Residence
Wisdom Hotel & Residence
3.5 out of 5
8 Moo 5, T.Thap Ma, Rayong
The price is $29 per night from Jun 20 to Jun 20
Located in the heart of Rayong, this golf aparthotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Passione Shopping Destination, Dr. Sarot Market, and Central Plaza Rayong. Star ...
4/5Very Good! (9 reviews)
Good short break location
"Good clean and fairly comfortable room. Disappointed that there was not table and chairs, no cooking utensils, cutlery or crockery. Good pool and it was quiet when we stayed. Communication could be an issue if you don't speak Thai. Ha in a car is essential"

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2018

Wisdom Hotel & Residence
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Getting around Pattaya

As is the case across Thailand, you’ve got numerous options for getting around Pattaya. Much of the transportation is very cheap, but varies in speed and comfort. The classic form of local transit is the songthaew, also known as the baht bus, which is a pickup truck with a metal roof bolted on top. For more personal space jump on the back of a motorbike taxi, or take a taxi for the most comfortable ride. Visit the Department of Land Transport website.Browse Pattaya rental cars.

Best time to visit

You’re never likely to feel chilly in Pattaya, with average high temperatures around the late 80s F (early 30s C) throughout the year. May to October is the rainy season, which puts many travelers off; however, thunderstorms are often over quickly, and you can get great hotel deals at this time of year. The rest of the year is the dry season, when you’ll have more competition for space on the beach.

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