Pattaya is a city on Thailand’s eastern Gulf Coast known for its beaches. Up until the 1960s the place was a quiet fishing village, but now it is lined with large hotels, apartment buildings, shopping centers, bars with cabarets and clubs that are open 24 hours a day. In the nearby Wat Phra Yai temple on a hill there is an 18 m high golden Buddha statue. The area also has several golf courses designed by well-known architects, some with a view of Pattaya Bay.
Hundreds of thousands of visitors are drawn each year to Pattaya to windsurf, water ski, swim, sunbathe, snorkel, sail, or take trips to nearby Islands. Other activities include Bungee Jumping, Cycling, Skydiving, Go-Karting, Muay Thai (Thai boxing) and Paintball. Golfers, both novice and expert, are well catered to as well, with a wide selection of golf courses around Pattaya. Another major draw for visitors to Pattaya is the wide selection of restaurants serving some of Thailand’s freshest Seafood. Due to the high number of expatriate foreigners in Pattaya, there is also an excellent selection of authentic foreign eateries serving French, Italian, Swiss, German, Hungarian, Scandinavian, English, Indian, Arabic, Japanese, and Chinese cuisine.
The Sanctuary Of Truth
Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden
Pattaya International Hospital
255/4 หมู่ที่ 9 Central Pattaya Rd, Muang Pattaya, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri 20150 www.pattayainterhospital.com
Bangkok Hospital Pattaya
301 หมู่ที่ 6 Sukhumvit Rd, Muang Pattaya, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri 20150 www.bangkokpattayahospital.com
Pattaya Memorial Hospital
328 1 M.9 Central Pattaya Rd, Muang Pattaya, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri 20150 www.pattayamemorial.com