Pattaya is one of the most popular beach resorts in Thailand.
It is located on the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand, about 150 kilometres southeast of Bangkok in the province of Chonburi.
Walking Street is a tourist attraction that draws foreigners and Thai nationals, primarily for the night life. It is a red-light district and the area includes seafood restaurants, live music venues, beer bars,discothèques, sports bars, go-go bars, brothels, and nightclubs, and is illuminated at night by many coloured neon signs. It runs from the south end of Beach Road to the Bali Hai Pier. Walking Street is closed to vehicles from 6:00 pm and car parking is provided at the Bali Hai end.
But Pattaya offers more attractions: Nong Nooch botanical garden with breath-taking tropical flora, Mini Siam Park with miniatures of the most famous structures of Thailand and all over the world or crocodile farm with minizoo. Let us recommend trips to nearby beautifull Islands with white sand beaches and snorkelling in the turquise water of the Gilf of Thailand.
Pattaya is located 147 km from Bangkok and can be reached in a comfortable 2-hour drive. There are two convenient ways to get there.
1st class buses from Bangkok to the North Pattaya Rd bus station are air-conditioned, almost always have an on-board toilet, are essentially direct (i.e., no stops), and provide a no fuss, no frills, hassle-free service. Departures from the Eastern (Ekamai) Terminal and Northern (Mo Chit) Terminal are frequent (every 20-40 minutes, depending on the time of day) and usually take 2-2.5 hours; those from the Southern (Sai Tai Taling Chan) Bus Terminal are less frequent and take a little longer.
Taxi from central Bangkok or Suvarnabhumi Airport costs around 1500 THB and it will take about 90-120 minutes to get to your hotel.