Pattaya is one of the best tourist spots to visit in Thailand as same as Chiang Mai, Phuket and Bangkok. Pattaya not only offers the hot beach but the tourists can explore the fully night life in the same place. The turning point that make over Pattaya become tourist city is the construction of Main Street in Pattaya. The first main street is called “Pattaya – NaKlua” which is built under the Pattaya Development project by the governor. At that time, no one knows Pattaya. Pattaya become famous among Thai tourists after the journalists of PleanJit Publishing Company went there. The journalists and the columnists visited Pattaya beach. They had a mutual agreement that this beach is much more beautiful. All of them illustrated the beautiful scenery and published it through newspapers. Consequently, Pattaya is well known over a night.
After that, several group tours visited Pattaya which each group served 30-40 people. Moreover, Pattaya is even more popular in that time due to the short distance between Pattaya and Bangkok. However, another turning points that encourage Pattaya became an international tourist city has resulted from the US army. According to US army asked Thailand government to use U-Tapao airport as their base in Vietnam War, the American soldiers came to Pattaya frequently for relaxing in the weekend. The hotels, bars, sport clubs, restaurants and others are built to serve US army. This is the biggest step that Pattaya is well known among international tourists, especially in the United Stated. Moreover, Pattaya is also named as “Rivera of Asia” which meant the beautiful beach as same as in Italy.