Pattaya Travel Guide

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    Walking Street, Pattaya neon lights
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    The "Girls" of Pattaya Welcome You
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    Pattaya beach
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Pattaya Highlights

  • Pro
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    RoyJava says…

     sun ~ sand ~ sea ~ sex ~ smile ~ and some more! 

  • Con
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     Overrun by sex tourists, sometimes just downright depressing 

  • In a nutshell
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     A great little lively city with loads of entertainment and lovely hospitality 

Pattaya Things to Do

  • Ko Larn - Coral Island

    The best and cheapest way to koh larn island is by the ferry which goes from the pier near walking street. It is about 45 mins journey and worth it. They charge only 30 bahts and dont get into the trap of someone else. You pay while boarding. Once at the beach, select a proper site, book a seat with umbrella to ur taste and enjoy the sun and...

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  • Walking

    "The Walking Street" in Pattaya ... All quite on day time and turns into a colorful world after dark ... :) So many locals and tourists from all over the world are having a "walk" on this sreet, which offers all, bars, cafes, restaurants, night clubs, souvenir shops, massage parlors, ice cream vendors, tattoo shops and all else you can imagine...

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  • Beach

    To walk, to swim, to eat, to drink, to enjoy ... This is Beach Road Pattaya ... Day and Night, 24/7 full of colour and offers u all u wish, lots of shopping and great climate ... Just take a tuk tuk or Baht Bus and have a short trip on the beach road till the point of Walking Street ... U can anytime get off the baht bus by ringing the bell ......

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Pattaya Hotels

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Pattaya Restaurants

  • Street Food

    Am so addicted to yummy street food in Thailand, especially in Pattaya ... Wherever you are, there are always some locals to bring you some food as they carry themselfs or with small cars, tasty seafood, shrimps, chicken grilled on bamboos, sorted soups and noodles, amazing fresh and colorful tropical fruits and so on ... So many times I did...

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  • King Seafood Restaurant

    I was in Pattaya last weekends. Ppl recommend this place so we went there to have dinner. Firstly, the food there are very expensive as they are even higher than Malaysia and Singapore. Secondly, the service were bad after we place the order of their set seafood because we didn't order those expensive items. Lastly, they direct us to seat at the...

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  • Hard Rock Cafe

    Delicious food, giant burgers, ice cold drinks, choosen music .... What do u expect more from the Hard Rock chain ? .... :) The prices are normal, just expensive as compared to local food, but thats the price u have to pay for quality .... Just on the main road, on famous Beach Road ... Also keep some place for the icecream and desserts listed...

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Pattaya Nightlife

  • Walking Street

    The Walking street has dance bars and brothels on either sides playing music in high volume. They all are decorated with various colored dancing lights. In front of every bar, girls and lady-boys can be seen. Some of them were doing make-up, some of them were adjusting their dress just to get the attraction of the people passing by, and some of...

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  • Cabaret Shows

    Before I visited the Alcazar Cabaret show, the guide informed me that the performers in the show are not girls though they look like beautiful girls (with male voice). They are the lady boys of Pattaya. Outside the Alcazar theater, there were more than 2 dozen very beautifully dressed ladies posing for photos with the visitors. They were taking 40...

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  • Blues Factory

    Rock and Roll lives on at the Blues Factory . For good live music in a' a Go Go' setting this is the place to go .Thailand's guitar King Lam Morrison rocks out with his band and dancers most nights,playing cover version of classic rock tunes. There is also a Ladies Nights on Mondays.The staff are great , the beers cold and vodka Redbull will blow...

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Pattaya Transportation

  • Buses to Pattaya

    Tour Rabbit (thailand) offer Shuttle bus between bangkok (On nut) and pattaya. From Bangkok: On nut Market soi Sukhumvit 81, North side BTS On nut. From Pattaya: Opposite Golden Sea Hotel, soi Bua Khao Pattaya. Schedule from Bangkok(On nut) to Pattaya 8:00 9:30 12:30 14:30 16:30 19:00 from Pattaya to Bangkok(On...

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  • Taxis / Song-taews / Baht-buses

    You do not have a choice as all the taxi quote you Baht 200 anywhere you go in Pattaya. So we gave up flagging taxi and start to take Baht Bus. They are quite convenience. We took Baht Bus from Bus terminal in North Pattaya to Jomtien Beach. They charge us 50 Baht per person but they only leave the bus terminal when the bus is full (12 pax). They...

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  • Limousines from Bangkok Airport

    Pattaya Taxi service is the easiest, cheapest car to Pattaya that I have found. It is easy to arrange, just send an email from their web page giving your name, arrival time and flight number. They take care of the rest. On the last trip, I used their service. I sent the required email and got a reply the next morning. When I arrived at 11:00 PM,...

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Pattaya Shopping

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  • Mike Shopping Mall

    Shame that mikes has gone down hill. My wife and I I recimave been visiting mikes for 5years and things have definitely taken a downwards turn. After paying 200baht (£4) to go into the pool area we we only to find dirty water in the pool and beer bottles every where you looked. The food we ordered turned up wrong (turned out to be another...

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  • Royal Garden Plaza

    The Royal Garden Plaza is a four storey shopping mall located between Beach Road and Second Road. The main shops include FCUK, Adidas, Benetton, Boots, Clarks, Guess, Lee, Levi's, Nike and Timberland. The main reason for coming here is the Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum and theatre which takes up a large area on the second floor. There are also...

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  • Central Festival

    If you are getting a wee bit tired of classic Thailand villages and food stalls and seedy soi's, why not treat yourself to a sensory overload at a huge 6 story shopping mall. The design inside and out is ultra chic and modern, almost the anti Thailand. The stores and restaurants inside cover the gamet from budget to expensive and ultra hip. Great,...

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Pattaya Local Customs

  • Muay Thai, Pattaya, Thailand

    If you are a fan of combat sports, "The Fairtex Muaythai Stadium" in South Pattaya hosts Muaythai fight nights every "Monday & Thursday" evening. Fights start at 8pm and finish around midnight.What all sources agree on is that Muay Thai began as a close combat battlefield fighting skill. More deadly than the weapons it replaced. The sources aren't...

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  • A new, independent Pattaya board

    There are many many " big " boards about Pattaya. You may aware, all of them sponsored by bars and serve the commercial intersest, so the free opinions are limited and many fake posts to promote the business. Our board don't want to compete with the big boards, our goal is to share the honest opinions in light hearted mood... Please visit us and...

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  • Visit the Big Buddha

    This Buddha image is very big and quite impressive too.I found it very interesting as I watched the locals, to see what the local customs where in regards to how the Buddha is worshiped with flowers, gold leaf, prayers, incense etc.. You can walk around the temple complex and just absorb the peaceful atmosphere. There is also a great view of...

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Pattaya Warnings and Dangers

  • ship trip for iranian tourist

    This maybe helpful for iranian tourist looking for a night ship trip in pattaya, be aware its not like in bangkok or any place you may find one by khayam the owner that you must really void, its just a place gathered women for men not atall suitable for family even gentlman, just go if you don,t mind who travels with you, its really immoral, we...

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  • WARNING FOR TOURISTS IN PATTAYA

    There are Cute Looking, young with stunning beaties roaming around on Pattaya beach road with their MAMA (OLD LADY BOSS) to hook gullible customers by quoting very low for massage and "boom boom" from 100 to 500 Bhat. They will take you to their massage centre, u dont find anybody inside until you reach the room, the doors preopened and kept, after...

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  • WARNING FOR GOING WITH FREELANCER GIRLS...

    There are Cute Looking, young with stunning beaties roaming around on Pattaya beach road with their MAMA (OLD LADY BOSS) to hook gullible customers by quoting very low for massage and "boom boom" from 100 to 500 Bhat. They will take you to their massage centre, u dont find anybody inside until you reach the room, the doors preopened and kept, after...

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Pattaya Tourist Traps

  • Sanctuary of What?

    The Sanctuary of Truth is advertised on Local TV. I read about it in the Thai Newspaper, so I had to see it. The first problem is getting there. The Baht bus does not go there directly from Pattaya Beach road or second road. It is in the North end of North Pattaya. I did not see a good way to get there, so I spent 200 Bt. for a mini-motorcycle. I...

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  • Pick pocketing

    Pick pocketing is a big problem in town mostly in crowded places like Walking street try to follow the basic rules like don’t carry your passport or more money that you need with you and try to have exact money for motorbike taxis

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  • Tickets to Koh Larn Island @ Ferry...

    If you are taking a ferry to Koh Larn island, beware of tour package sellers at the ferry terminal, they'll tell you there are no more ferries to Koh Larn island, so that they can sell you packages for Elephant ride and Tiffany show at 1500baht instead. Just go to the end of terminal where the ferries are, ferry departs every hour from morning to...

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Pattaya What to Pack

  • pack light, stay a while

    golf clubs, shorts and sun tan lotion golf shoes, sandals, a hat all these things can be bought there compact camera bought and toss golf gear or sports gear is expensive there. I golf and bring my own clubs and shoes

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  • Sun Block is a Must!!!

    Small hand carry luggage would be enough for travellers... Coz there's nth much to shop around in Pattaya... Beachwear, sandals, sunglasses, and most important... BIKINI!!! If you don't have one... nvm... Get it there... it's everywhere... and price are really cheap after bargain... Sunblock is a must due to hot weather... Suntan lotion for those...

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  • Pack light, Pack little, Pack only a...

    How much shopping are you wanting to do? Pattaya has a great selection of bags, wallets, handbags all avaliable for the traveller. In fact carry one large backpack and day pack. If you are on a shopping trip you can always get more while you are out and about. Sneakers (trainers), flip flops, Umbrella for the rainy season...but you could get this...

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Pattaya Off The Beaten Path

  • Swimming Pool, Mike Mall, Pattaya,...

    Thats a nice option for Pattaya, as being away from crowd but also to stay in city ... On the roof of Mike Shopping Mall which is located on the main "Beach Road", there is also a swimming pool for your convenience ... Clean and quite, with an amazing view of "Pattaya Bay", also snacks and drinks are offered if you request, very recommendable to...

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  • Giving back to the Community

    While we were all in Pattaya our ship arranged for volunteers to go to Chanthaburi (approximately 2 hours South East from the port in Sattahip) to paint a school and take a tour of one of the local gem factories. I was happy to do my part to make Thailand a little better of a place. I had such a good time in Pattaya Beach that I figured I owed the...

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  • Visit the Food Market

    On Pattays South road there is a shopping area that starts opposite the temple and extends eastward for several blocks. Along the street there are many stores selling clothes, jewelery and other sundries. If you go in the back, you will find a typical Asian food market. You can see flower stands, meet, fish, frogs and a few surprises like the pig...

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Pattaya Sports & Outdoors

  • Scuba Diving

    They also offer Scuba Diving for a fee of Baht 1200 for 25 minutes as they will be using Oxygen! it's worth an experience to be undertaken at Pattaya.

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  • Para Gliding at Pattaya Beach

    It's an wonderful experience to be experimented. For ten long minutes you are up in the air with the help of a speed boat and a parachute. For a fee of Baht 600 it was an wonderful experience for Munu. They take you in speed boat to the middle of a floating dock, there you have the choice of undertaking Para Sailing or watching other Para Sailing....

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  • Speed Boat Ride

    Pattaya sea is fully exploited to the core, you name any beach activity they have it. We experienced speed boat for nearly one hour for Baht 300 from Pattaya beach to Koh Laren and back. They take the boat speed up to 70kms per hour! A must for all travelers to Pattaya.

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Pattaya Favorites

  • Very Hospitable People of Pattaya!

    What do you say, when some very ordinary people asks you where are you from? When they know, that you are from India and your name is after Buddha, they offer you seat and offer breakfast, they were having! Well this is exactly happened with me the day I was leaving from Pattaya after visiting "Wat Chaimongkorn Royal Monastery", these were very...

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  • Pattaya By Night : Glimpses at the beach...

    Here every pictures speaks something, though the picture quality is not good. They were taken from running Song Tiew and at low shutter speed! But it ha captured enough to get the theme out of it!

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  • Pattaya By Night : Few Glimpses at the...

    It will be a good idea to hire a Song Tiew ( Pattaya Tuk Tuk) and take a ride on the beach front to see the night life in the evening. Unlike Bangkok, in Pattaya life starts at around 11.00 AM and goes till the morning hours till 3.00 AM. In Bangkok the day starts at 7.00 am , when people from all over comes for work and Bangkok closes by 8.00PM...

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