Pattaya travel guide

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You're Going to Love Pattaya

Pattaya lies on the eastern coast of the Gulf of Thailand, existing for decades as a quiet fishing village until its beauty was discovered by American servicemen in the 1960s. Since then, the city has grown by leaps and bounds to include a thriving tourist industry, with a dining and nightlife scene that pulls out all the stops.

The local culture is rich and has deep roots, with Buddhist, Confucian, and Taoist influences. It is also a modern, tolerant society where everyone is welcomed by legendary Thai hospitality.

You'll fall under the spell of the sheer beauty of the area, which you can experience at sunset along the beach every night, and in places like the lush Nong Nooch Garden. From the sparkling waters of the Gulf to the neon lights of the nightclub district, Pattaya is ready to show you the time of your life.

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When to Visit Pattaya

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With a tropical climate and temperatures that average around the high 80s and low 90s 12 months of the year, Pattaya is a year-round tourist destination. The rainiest months are between May and November, followed by a hot, dry period between December and February, when there is an uptick in tourist visits.

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How to Get to Pattaya

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Where to Stay in Pattaya

At the lower end of the price scale, there are many modern apartment-style hotels at budget prices like the Sandalay Resort or Nova Gold Hotel. At the mid-level, you'll find properties like the Siam@Siam Design Hotel Pattaya, with its stunning vanishing pool. The ultramodern AVANI Pattaya Resort & Spa is a 5-star hotel with a full range of high-end amenities.

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How to Get Around Pattaya

The Cost of Living in Pattaya

Shopping Streets

CentralFestival Pattaya Beach shopping mall is the tallest building on the beachfront. Inside, you'll find over 300 retailers, including international brands, electronics outlets, and much more. Bargain hunters will enjoy the open air Thepprasit Market, where you can find clothing and other items, along with treats like noodle dishes to go.

Groceries and Other

Tops, Foodland, and Best are common supermarket chains in Pattaya. The Big C Supercenter in North Pattaya offers one-stop shopping for all sorts of foods, along with clothing and housewares. A quart of milk costs about ฿60, while a dozen eggs comes in at about ฿52.

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Where to Eat in Pattaya

Nang Nual is one of the most famous restaurants in Pattaya, with a huge menu of both Thai and Western favorites that emphasize seafood. You can choose your own fish in some cases, with main dishes starting at ฿180. The Sketch Book Art Cafe, set in the middle of lush gardens, is a quiet escape from the bustle of city streets, serving classic Thai dishes that start at ฿90. The Glass House occupies an all-white building right on the beach. The menu features classic Thai dishes along with pizza, steak, and other options, starting at ฿170.