Everything you should know about Thailand | Pattaya

by CmanTang 22 days ago in asia

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Everything you should know about Thailand | Pattaya
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Pattaya is located 154 kilometers southeast of the capital Bangkok, on the Gulf of Siam between the Indian Peninsula and the Malay Peninsula. Pattaya tourist area is known as "Oriental Hawaii" and is a world famous seaside tourist resort. Pattaya has a long and narrow white sandy beach of 3km. Visitors can choose various water activities here, or take a ferry or hydrofoil to enjoy leisurely fun. Tourists who like quietness can go to Jomtien Beach, which also has golden sunlight, soft sand and clear water, but it is much quieter than Pattaya. In addition to enjoying Sunny Beach, Pattaya also has other rich tourism resources, including temples, museums, amusement parks, and floating markets.

Getting there

There is an airport in Pattaya, but it is not used as a civilian, and to travel to Pattaya, it is best to fly to Bangkok and then change to another means of transportation to Pattaya.

Airports to Pattaya

Taxi :

Pattaya is 147km from Bangkok and takes approximately 90 minutes.

Airport Bus :

BELL TRAVEL SERVICE provides direct transportation from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Pattaya.

Shuttle Bus :

Take the airport shuttle bus to the bus terminal of Suvarnabhumi Airport Public Transportation Center, take bus #389 there and go to Pattaya.

Trains

Trains from Bangkok to Pattaya run only Monday to Friday, once a day, and take approximately 3 hours and 45 minutes.

By car

Bangkok - Pattaya

It's much easier and faster to travel by shuttle bus than by train, as trains run very infrequently each day. There are buses to Pattaya from both the Eastern and Northern bus stations in Bangkok. Shuttle Bus from Bangkok to Pattaya take about 2 hours.

Bangkok's Eastern Bus Terminal (Ekamai) has a regular bus service between Bangkok and Pattaya every day, which takes about 2 hours and 30 minutes, every 40 minutes.

There is another bus terminal (Kamphaeng Phet II) with regular buses to Pattaya every 30 minutes.

Public Bus

There are two bus stops in Pattaya where buses travel to and from Bangkok. The big one is on North Pattaya Road and is called Air Conditioned Bus to Bangkok and goes to Ekamai, Morchit and Suvarnabhumi Airport, which takes about 2 hours.

There is also a small bus station at the intersection of Jomtien Beach and Chaiya Phruek Rd, where there is a police station and tourist information center.

Best time to travel

The best time to visit Pattaya is from November to March each year, when the temperature is pleasant, with an average of about 15-18°C. The best time to visit Pattaya is from November to March. Pattaya is most famous for its drag shows. If interested in this, you can visit Pattaya in March. Recommended not to travel in April-May, this is the most unbearably hot season in Pattaya, the average monthly temperature up to 30 ℃.

Sights

Pattaya Beach

Pattaya Beach is the sandiest and clearest section of Pattaya's 15km coastline and is about 3km long. The northern part of the beach is quieter and has a number of nice hotels and resorts for holidaymakers who wish to enjoy their holiday in peace and quiet. The southern part of the beach is packed with numerous small hotels, restaurants, bars, nightclubs and other commercial and entertainment venues for those who like to enjoy a quiet holiday. and exciting for young people. In addition to swimming and sunbathing, the beach has a variety of water sports and is a fun and exciting place to be all day long.

Jomtien Beach

Compared to Pattaya Beach, Jomtien Beach is more suitable for tourists who prefer a quieter environment. It also offers golden sunshine, soft sandy beaches and crystal clear waters, but Jomtien is farther away from the city and has significantly less entertainment than Pattaya Beach. Much less. If you want to enjoy the sunset in peace and quiet, Jomtien Beach is definitely the better choice.

The Sanctuary of Truth

Built of pure mahogany and teak wood, the Sanctuary of Truth is designed in the traditional Asian art style and the sumptuous style of the Thai Bangkok dynasty. There are two daily dolphin shows on the grounds, as well as horseback riding, carriage rides and speedboat trips to nearby bays. There are also horseback rides, horse-drawn carriage rides, and speedboat rides to the nearby bay. The wood carvings inside the temple are exceptional and there are also relics of past masters to be admired.

Nong Nooch Tropical Garden

Covering an area of over 1600 acres, it is a Thai country style leisure cum holiday park. There are Thai folk show, elephant show and a visit to the botanical garden in the park. place. It's actually a private forest garden, founded by one of the ten richest men in Thailand, and expanded to its current size because of the admiration of the Queen of Thailand.

Koh Larn

It is a famous diving spot. You can enjoy the wonders of the sea and sunbathing on the beach. There are many water sports such as banana boats and motorboats, as well as parachuting and diving in the sea. The main beaches are Darwin Beach, Thonglang Beach, Sangwan Beach, Sky Beach, Samet Beach and Ivory Bay. Ivory Bay has become the best choice for couples as it is rarely visited by people.

Koh Samet

Samui Island is located in Rayong, about 75 kilometres southeast of Pattaya and is connected by a small mountain range from east to west. The island is a national natural park with several natural beaches on the east coast and the west coast is famous for its sunsets. The island has many beautiful bays and beaches, the main concentration of people and entertainment is on the beaches in the northeast of the island, the further south you go the more tourists are attracted to the island. The less there is, the quieter it will be and the more pristine the beach will be.

Ko Sak

Located 10 km west of Pattaya Strait, it is a small horseshoe-shaped island with an area of 0.05 square kilometers. The island has only two sandy beaches, one in the north, 250 meters long, where cruise ships often stop and is a popular swimming and diving spot, and another in the To the south, there is a small beach that is only 80 meters long. There is a road connecting the two beaches. There is a coral reef on the southern coast of the island of Saa. The island has accommodation facilities for overnight stays.

Entertainment

Water sports

Pattaya isn't exactly the best diving area in Thailand, but due to its proximity to Bangkok, many tourists choose to come and enjoy water sports. Pattaya Beach and Koh Larn are good places for visitors to experience water sports.

Diving: Pattaya has moderate water temperatures throughout the year and Koh Larn and Ko Sak are perfect for beginners. For good divers, the more remote islands are a better choice, as they offer better visibility and more underwater life.

Banana Boat: Pulled by speedboats or jet skis, the Banana Boat is a fast boat that can be used to enjoy the thrill of riding the waves.

Parasailing: can be experienced at Pattaya beach, this activity does not require much knowledge and skill, the staff will show you how to operate.

Featured Show

The variety of shows on offer in Pattaya is sure to make your night out exciting, such as the amazing, Broadway musical impersonation of a transvestite! From intense children's shows that showcase the magic of the world, to adult shows that are big and tasty and seductive. With these shows, a night out in Pattaya will never be lonely again.

Pattaya Drag Show

Some people are under the misconception that a banshee show is a prude show. In fact, most banshee shows are very wholesome, of the same type as classic Broadway musicals, through the use of glamorous staging, elaborate The choreography is choreographed and the vivid performances of the actors are used to tell a story. It's just that the actors are a group of third-gender human demons performing a song and dance routine. From an artistic point of view, it is no different from a normal musical.

Pattaya Adult Show

In addition to the drag shows, Pattaya has numerous adult shows in the evening, such as the big 3-in-1 show and the 6996 show, as well as smaller ones. The show features a variety of shows such as the Golden Cat Show and Thai Bathing Models. There are a variety of flavors and scales to choose from, but it is not suitable for the elderly and minors, no matter how small the scale, it is very heavy.

Pattaya Children's Show

The Khann Show Pattaya

The Khann Show is Pattaya's first children's theatre showcase, using advanced computer art to create the world's first suspended theatre, cinematically... Take the quirky plot and bring the audience into the magical world. The story goes that Kaan is a young man who enjoys reading books on Thai literature at the library, and a librarian gives him a This book, he opens the book but enters the story of the book and starts an amazing adventure. They must go through 4 Thai fairy tales in order to find their way back to the real world.

This show showcases the power of Thai literature and gives us an insight into the unique Thai culture through the plot. The plot flows like a movie and we are transported to the magical world of Thai literature. It is suitable for all ages, especially for parents and children.

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