Pattaya city looked prosperous as same as Bangkok in that time. Not only the population is growth dramatically, but also the migration of population, number of tourists and other components. The civilization took place beyond the government’s expectation. As a result, Thai government need to launch new Thailand Constitutional Act to rule Pattaya. Pattaya city became the special administrative region which the local people can tackle the problems and contribute the special laws for rule in Pattaya only. The status of Pattaya is equivalent to Bangkok or metropolitan administration. Pattaya had not been gradually growth for tourism only but also for Industrial and logistic. Pattaya is the gateway to industrial area to the portal zone which is the main logistic in the Eastern Thailand. The growth in economy require Pattaya to have laws and restrictions differently from other local areas.
Pattaya is divided into main three parts; North, South and central Pattaya. The three main zone is quite different as following
Northern Pattaya is quite serene and tranquil. In the past, most of local people did fishing and salt farming for living. The tourists can see the old architecture styles in this area. The tourists truly understand the slice of life of local people when they visit Northern Pattaya. The main highlight in Northern Pattaya is the long beach which you can take off your shoes, enjoy bare foot and walk along the seaside. If you drive your own car, you can begin from the Dolphin roundabout which is the starting point of the long beach link through the southern Pattaya. The local shop, restaurant, hostel and all kind of entertainments are located along the seaside road. You can enjoy shopping and sightseeing as you prefer. Moreover, you can experience the spectacular performance from Tiffany show or Lady Boys show at Alcaza. It is located in the Northern Pattaya district. If you would love to have BBQ in your own place, you also can find fresh seafood in Naklua market which is the oldest market that serve raw material to all restaurant in Pattaya.
Central Pattaya is the fully nightlife city. This zone provides range of accommodations which you can choose upon your budget. Moreover, this is the red district which you can find the pub and bar in every single foot step, for example, the striptease clubs. Moreover, there is plenty of convenient store, fast-food restaurants, café, and department stores. You might face the difficult time to find the parking lot. However, the tourist police are always around there to facilitate you and clear the traffic at the prime time. Central Pattaya not only provides the entertainment venues for tourists in the night, but also offers the amazing museum and Thai boxing center.
The hottest spot in South Pattaya is Pattaya walking street where everyone visit Pattaya need to be here for shopping. The local people will offer the handmade stuffs for tourists. There are plenty of goods and services for your choices. Moreover, South Pattaya is also included Jomtien beach where is the highlight of Pattaya. It is the nice place to chill out along the beach. You can have sport activities such as sailing, swimming, windsurfing, parachuting and playing Banana boat around here. You can choose the services from the middle man that mostly control and hold the sports equipment nearby. Price is quite high but you can negotiate it which is depend on the quantity.
Transportation to Pattaya
Pattaya is not far away from Bangkok only 147 Km. You can drive by only 1-2 hours depend on the traffic. The main street to Pattaya is Sukhumwit Road which you can drive via Bangna Trat Highway, Highway Number 34. Another way, Bangkok-Chonburi-Pattaya Motorway or Highway Number 7.
You can take the train to Pattaya from Hualumpong train station. Generally, it departs daily at 6.55 am and arrive Pattaya around 10.34 am. For the return, the train leave Pattaya at 2.21 PM and arrive Bangkok 6.25 PM. Booking in advance is not required. The tourists can have slow life by taking the train to see the local people and natural beauty from the window side views.
It is the public transportation that quite comfortable for the tourists. The bus station is located at Ekamai, Eastern Bus Terminal which is linked to sky train. Moreover, there are another bus station to offer this service such as Mochit (Northern Bus Terminal Station). The bus leave for Pattaya every hours and it run service daily. The price is affordable. The Bus service provides both air-conditioned and non-air-conditioned coached.
There are range of activities to do when you visit Pattaya. Pattaya is not only the heaven for the nightlife people but Pattaya also offers the variety of choices for elderly people, kids and even for the seminar or the company outing trip. You will never get bored when you visit Pattaya. However, you can have a general idea to organize your trip for the long holidays such as adventurous trip, cultural trip and so on.
If you are sports lover and you would like to sweat out, you can go to Pattaya for that. You can do the Bungee Jumping at Pattaya by seeing the Lake view before jumping. You can trust the large elastic cord from this standard attraction. It has serviced international tourists for a long time. You also can cycling or biking around Pattaya from renting the gear shop. Cycling along the beach while sunset is a must activity when you visit Pattaya. Moreover, Go-Karting is fun activity that you should try. Pattaya provide all ranges of car racing size to serve all ages. It also offers the Go-Karting field for racing as a group among your team. This kind of activities is pretty safe because it is organized by professional officers. Scuba Diving is also the popular activity among domestic and international tourists. However, you need to take an exam for getting the proper license before becoming the scuba diver. The Dive centers are located at Pattaya. You can learn how to dive here and get the license here. You also can dive here all the year round due to the constant temperature. Moreover, you can experience other activities such as watersports besides the beach or at Cartoon Network Amazone Waterpark. You also can learn Thai boxing or play paintball with your accompany.
Every tourist should not miss Alcazar Cabaret Show which is the fantastic performance including comedy, impersonation and other unique performances. This outstanding performance are presented by talented lady boys and male artists around 400 people with the spectacular backdrops, lively lighting, special effects and the great choreography. Moreover, the tourist can visit the Temple of Truth which made of carved wood. You will be amazed by the ancient sculptures in every square inch. You can have a wonderful time to experience top Thai local products and Thai traditional from Pattaya Floating Market. It combines the best of local products from 4 regions. You will see the handmade stuffs, the original Thai desserts, some performances and plays and other activities that show how Thai people live in the past. If you would like to explore the world in a nutshell. Mini Siam Pattaya is the good choice. It is well known park that imitates the top attractions around the world in the same place, for instance, Eifel Tower from France, Pyramid from Egypt and others. Thai Stone Park is a good place for visit also.
There are also another kind of trip such as Ecotourism by visiting the Silver Lake or grape farm. You can enjoy a day trip by doing farm activities, for example create grape-made products, ride elephants and feed the cow. For the garden lover, Nong Nuch Park is the great park for jogging, relaxing or having a picnic. Pattaya is the one stop tourist spot that provide all kind of activities to serve everyone needs.
Pattaya Night Life
According to Pattaya is very popular among international tourists and many foreigners stay at Pattaya for a long time, they are several kinds of for pubs and bars for your selections. The cluster for the night life is located at Soi7 /Soi8, Walking Street, Beach Road, Soi Buakhao and along the Sothern Pattaya road until the Jomtien Beach. You can have new experience with go-go bars, transsexual show, packed disco, gay and lesbian bar and so on. If you would like to bring a bar girl or anyone back to your place, you might need to be charged for extra expenses from your hotel.
Pattaya offers the wide range of choices both day and night time for your preference. Visiting Pattaya can fulfill your trip beyond your expectation.
Food at Pattaya
According to many foreigners have been lived at Pattaya for good, there are many international food such as Italian, American, Mexican as your choices. The tourists can enjoy either local Thai food or international food which is upon their budgets. However, the standard living cost in Pattaya is quite lower than Bangkok or Phuket which is the tourist city. The tourists can enjoy eating at Pattaya with reasonable and affordable price tag.
Pattaya provide range of accommodation for selections. You can choose to stay at Pattaya over a night or for a few months. There are plenty of kind of services to accommodate you, for example, condominiums, apartment services, single houses, hotels, hostel, bed and breakfast, resort and so on. If you plan for short stay, you can find the information easily from the internet website such as Agoda. You can book the rooms by getting the cheapest price at that time via agoda.com. Moreover, the feedbacks and rating system after using the hotel service would help you make a decision easier.
For long stay, you can contact the real estate agent for laws and restriction. There is load of information to facilitate expatriates and foreigners. In the foreigner point of view, you can ask information from the expatriate community. You will get more insights for your better consideration. If you love cooking and prefer personal kitchen in your place, the single house might be the right choices for you. However, the service apartment or condominium is might be suit for you, if you would love to use swimming pool, gyms and central facilities. There are many sea view condominium that are ready to accommodate you, particularly in Jomtien Beach. Check the price at website now.