Pattaya tour packages & holidays
Pattaya is one of the premier destinations in Thailand, that conjures up images of exoti temples, sun-kissed beaches and deliciously spiced noodle dishes. There is little doubt as to why Pattaya, a seaside resort community has become a staple destination for holiday travelers. It is located about 150 kilometers southeast of the capital city of Bangkok. Pattaya is not only popular with foreign tourists, but with vacationing locals as well, so a visit to the beaches here will put you side by side with locals, allowing you to spend your holiday immersed in Thai culture.
While Pattaya is known for its beautiful beaches, it has many other attractions to offer the traveler as well. There are a number of ornate Buddhist temples here, showcasing the architecture of some of the different periods of Thailand's history. A number of local markets sell typical Thailand handicrafts such as silk garments and shawls, hand carved statue and woven baskets. There are a number of different dining options in Pattaya. Taste local fare available from local merchants and street vendors. Fine dining options are also available in scenic seaside restaurants.
The city of Pattaya can be divided into three sections -- north, central and south. There are also two beach areas, Jomtien and Bangsaen. Traveling around Pattaya's districts can be done by rental car, motorbike, bicycle, bus or taxi. A number of vendors rent personal mopeds and cars by the hour, day, week and month, depending on how long you plan on staying. The public bus system in Pattaya is cheap, efficient, and easy to use. If you want to make Thailand your next holiday destination, be sure to include ample time to visit Pattaya.