Pattaya is one of Thailand’s most popular tourist destinations and for good reason. Packed with bars and nightclubs, golden beaches and tropical sceneries, Pattaya buzzes with a hedonistic pulse. Visitors that look beneath the surface will discover a place with rich cultural heritage too.
One of Pattaya’s most popular attractions is Pattaya Beach, a golden stretch of sand perfect for relaxing during the day and partying well into the night. If you’re after something calmer head down to Jomtien beach. It’s not as busy as Pattaya Beach and offers plenty of opportunities to enjoy water sports such as jet skiing, parasailing and windsurfing.
A holiday in Pattya isn’t complete without exploring Walking Steet. The street closes each night to vehicles so that visitors can make the most of the enormous range of bars, nightclubs and restaurants. Scenes of revelry fill the neon-lit strip, offering a sensory overload and timeless memories for partygoers.
There are plenty of cultural monuments to visit in Pattaya after a late night of fun. Check out the Sanctuary of Truth, an intricately carved wooden temple that features various Thailand architectural styles. If you feel like a little exercise, head up Phra Tamnak Hill to see the temple Wat Phra Yai, known for its large golden Buddha statue and sweeping views of the area.