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Pattaya Nightlife and Attractions: Pattaya is one of Thailand’s tourist hotspots. The short distance to Bangkok makes it easy to reach for thousands of tourists every year. What else Pattaya can offer than the notorious nightlife can be found in travel magazine.
Pattaya Thailand – All about sights, safety and nightlife in Pattaya
General about Pattaya:
Pattaya was mentioned in history as early as 1767, the actual story begins Pattaya but only in the 1950s. Initially, the bay of Pattaya was inhabited only by a few fishermen families. Furthermore, it was also won in those days the sea salt in salt fields. In the early 1960s, the city began abruptly to convert. At the time of the Vietnam War Pattaya was very close to a U.S. Navy base and the nearby airport U-Tapao was built by the Americans for the Air Force. Initially only the soldiers came from the nearby bases, to recover to the then clean and quiet beaches. Soon after Pattaya was then appointed to the “Rest and Recreation Area”. There were more and more GIs and even after the end of the Vietnam War, the place was getting more popular by tourists. 1979 Pattaya was officially appointed to the big city.
How to get to Pattaya:
Pattaya is easy to reach! The close location to Bangkok (150km) allows fast and convenient transportation. Pattaya can be reached daily by train. However I recommend to book a mini-bus shuttle. This can be done in any travel agency and costs about 300 baht. Even public buses, are still a bit cheaper.
The airport U-Tapao allows connection to and from some destinations in Thailand. However, a connection Bangkok-Pattaya does not exist!
Transportation in Pattaya:
In Pattaya itself the transportation is very simple. Baht buses run through the whole city and only cost 10 baht per trip. Simply hail and jump. After dismounting the driver pin up 10 baht. The buses run along the main road and go along Beach Road to get back.
Although there are taxis, but these are much more expensive and therefore not recommended.
There is also the possibility to rent a cheap scooter itself and to explore the area. This is also an interesting and independent alternative.
Sights in Pattaya:
Known far beyond the border of Thailand and the symbol par excellence. Where every night instead of the vibrant Pattaya Nightlife. Countless people crowd on the Walking Street in search of pleasure. Mostly Lady Bars and Gogo Bars are located here. Countless Thai ladies here offer tourists their services.
Jomtien Beach is often referred to on street signs as Chom Tian. Jomtien is a family beach. Many hotels and resorts can be found here. The 56-story Pattaya Park Tower is visible far. It is Even the largest hotel in Asia with 4000 rooms and is located on this beach. The rule is: Lying close together!
Pattaya Beach / Beach Road:
Pattaya Beach is located directly across from countless hotels and shopping centers. Due to the enormous mass of jet skis, too many tourists, and other circumstances, the water quality has suffered greatly. Again, there are sun beds and chairs close together.Pattaya Beach: Blick von der Beach Road auf den Strandabschnitt
Nong Nooch Botanical Garden:
A beautiful park that invites the whole family to walk. The complex is very well maintained. In the middle is a salon with cool sport cars. An elephant show and a dance performance are included in the admission price. Located just outside of Pattaya (about 20-25 minutes).
34/1 Moo 7 Na Jomtien, Sattahip, Chonburi 20250, Thailand.
Sanctuary of Truth (Prasat Sut Ja-Tum):
The wooden temple is beautifully decorated and about 105 meters high. The system is by no means old, but has only begun to build in 1981. The project will be fully completed in 2025.
Big Buddha (What Phra Yai):
Who has mastered the ascent to the Big Buddha, is rewarded with a great view over Pattaya. The Big Buddha is not the only reason worth seeing. Those who seeking peace and relaxation will also find it here. Although the area is very touristy, but many also come to meditate over here.
Yansangwararam Wat is located about 20 kilometers south of Pattaya in a lightly wooded landscape. The Buddhist temple is an important center of Thammayut-Nikai monks. The temple was completed in 1976 and houses a school and a hospital. The temple tower in Indian style allows a wonderful view to the gulf of Thailand.
Khao Chi Chan (Buddha Mountain):
The artwork of a Buddha Statue is burned with a laser into the rock. The figure is 130 meters high and knees about 70 meters wide. It should involve to the world’s largest Buddha image. Khao Chi Chan is just a few kilometers south of Wat Yansangwararam.
Million Years Stone Park und Crocodile Farm:
The park is located about 15 minutes from Pattaya and was opened in 1992. Here you can see some bonsai trees and over 100 years old fossilized trees. In the park is also Thailand’s largest artificial waterfall. The Crocodile Farm invites with crocodile shows to stay. Next door there is a petting zoo, the children especially pleased.
Pattaya is famous for its vibrant nightlife in the world.
Especially on Walking Street is full of life every night until the early morning. In addition to beer bars, go-go bars and several restaurants there are also many nightclubs on Pattaya Walking Street.
Here is a brief overview of the most recommended sites from the Pattaya Nightlife:
Pattaya GoGo Bars:
One of the better A-GoGo bars. Pretty Gogo dancers here care mostly male guests. But couples are also welcome here.
Usually pretty full GoGo club. The Windmill is one of the solid institutions of Pattaya and should be visited in any case.
Weitere GoGos: Air Port Club, Whats Up, Happy A-GoGo, Angelwitch, Baby Dolls, Casino Club,…Pattaya Walking Street: Air Port GoGo Club
-Carousel Bier Bar:
Two rotating bars directly to the Walking Street.
-Hard Rock Cafe:
Live music and dance mainly attracts a younger audience.
The bar opposite the Marine Disco offers live music every night.
Pretty located in the middle of Walking Street, invites the Insomnia with top European DJs and stylish furnishings open from 11pm.
At young people very popular nightclub. Many young Thais come on the weekends all the way from Bangkok to celebrate for the weekend. Admission is free, the drinks but slightly more expensive.
The Marine disco exists for 40 years in Pattaya and has become an established institution. The club was always adapted to the latest trends and still haunts him the reputation of being the best looking girls are here to find. Admission is free here.
Pattaya Walking Street: In der Lucifer Diskothek wird jede Nacht gefeiert…
What else in Pattaya:
-Pattaya Beer Garden:
A popular meeting place in Pattaya. Many Thai Girls come here to meet Western foreigners. The Pattaya Beer Garden is open from 10 am to 2 clock clock in the morning.
Safety in Pattaya:
In general, it is safe in Pattaya. The famous Pattaya Nightlife provides of course the usual dangers to which you would go anywhere else in the world. Here is an overview:
Road transport: As everywhere in Thailand, particular caution in traffic.
Swimming in the sea: Pay attention to jet skis and speedboats in your area. Swimmers are difficult to detect and often came there too severe accidents.
Raids: Chance may occur raiding. Completely drunk and lurching home alone to be sought out here specifically because they represent an easy target.
Never carry large amounts of cash around with you and place it on display. Also, expensive watches and flashy gold chains draw the eye.
Theft: At the Beach Road there may be pickpockets. Who innocently moved here and his wallet was not well stored, is to blame. Even in crowded baht buses may occur pickpockets. Pay attention to your valuables.
Eat and drink in Pattaya:
There are restaurants and bars in Pattaya more then enough. Finding good Thai food stalls, is somewhat difficult, at least in the area around the Beach Road.
Marina Diskothek – Baccara – Walking Street – Buddha Mountain – Wat Yansangwararam – Nong Nooch Botanical Garden – Big Buddha