Pattaya is home to a growing number of cultural and action-packed attractions and international restaurants.
The city is built around Ao Pattaya, a wide, crescent-shaped bay that was one of Thailand’s first beach.
A visit to Pattaya is a wonderful way to explore the beaches along the Gulf of Thailand. Relaxed and family-friendly Jomtien Beach is a hot spot for watersports and seaside massages. The giant Buddha of Wat Khao Phra Bat keeps watch over the city, and the wooden Wang Boran Sanctuary of Truth pays homage to Buddhist and Hindu art and architecture. At night, tons of bars and clubs attract an adults-only crowd.