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The resort is very popular among young people and it is not surprising because you will not find so many discos and night clubs in any other city in Thailand. The beaches of Pattaya are simply perfect for unhurried rest. Here you will find simply everything for comfortable pastime.
The city of Pattaya offers numerous restaurants of different trends fitting every taste and budget. Pattaya guests will discover a vast choice of eating houses of Thai cuisine. The menu of … Open
Jomtien Beach is the ideal place for family rest. This place is relatively quiet and there are no strong waves here. Pattaya Beach is the closest one to the center. On the territory of the beach you will find several restaurants, discos and bars. This place is always crowded with tourists and local people. Near this beach you will see the embankment, along which are located large shopping centers, hotels, and resorts. The embankment will take you to Walking Street. All most popular night clubs and discos for all tastes are located here. Naklua Beach is considered the cleanest beach of Pattaya, so this place is perfect for those who enjoy or want to try scuba diving. Because of the special coral sand the water here is amazingly clear, so you can examine the beauty of the underwater world in details. Dongtan Beach is the furthest from the center; there are not so many people here, so the atmosphere is quite patient and cozy.
Gourmets should definitely visit local restaurants, which offer not only traditional Thai food, but also real delicacies. You will be offered to try ostrich meat, seafood delicacies and even a smoked crocodile – the imagination of the local chefs has simply no limit. Shoppers will definitely enjoy the large choice of shopping centers and stores. The main shopping street of Pattaya is Beach Road, but you can find small open-air markets, souvenir shops and food pavilions in every part of the city. However, jewelry stores remain the main peculiarity of Pattaya - you can buy really unique things there. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Rich cultural traditions are of real pride for local folks. Ancient crafts, bright and symbolic holidays and festivals, inimitable folk costumes and dressing, charming music and friendly and … Open
In the heart of the resort is a unique landmark of world significance - the Big Buddha statue. The unique statue created in 1977 was paid by the wealthiest Pattaya residents. It was decided to erect the 15-meter-high monument on top of the hill. Today, to reach the Buddha you need to overcome 120 steps. Near the statue of Buddha is the city's most popular observation deck.
The most splendid architectural monument in Pattaya is Sanctuary of Truth, the construction of which began in 1985. Despite the fact that its construction continues to this day, the temple is officially considered unfinished. This does not prevent it from being a popular tourist attraction. Rare woods, as well as beautiful finishing materials, are used in its building. The carved facade of the temple with its many towers and graceful statues is just mesmerizing.
The resort of Pattaya will be of great pleasure and interest for hiking fans who like to explorr scenic nature areas on foot and to visit different reserves and nature parks. However, apart … Open
Nature enthusiasts should definitely visit the Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden founded in the city in 1980. It is the largest park of its kind in the country. In the first years after its opening, this exotic corner of nature was daily visited by more than 2,000 people. Now the botanical garden is attractive with a variety of exotic plants presented on its territory. Every year beautiful green labyrinths and other interesting landscape decorations are formed in the park.
Fans of unusual tours cannot miss their chance to explore a miniature park called Mini Siam. In this beautiful park, besides exotic plants, visitors discover reduced copies of the most famous world sights. A significant part of the park is allocated for representation of Thailand's iconic landmarks. There is also a thematic zone called "Mini Europe".
Pattaya is the most buzzing and vivacious resort of the country. The resort area is of great popularity among beach recreation fans and hot parties addicts. However apart from numerous clubs … Open
An unusual cultural center is the three-dimensional art gallery called "Art in Paradise". Its opening took place in 2012. The museum's main exhibits are huge exotic 3D paintings. The area of about 6,000 square meters accommodates dozens of huge paintings. Visitors to the museum have the opportunity to become a real part of each of them as well as make some spectacular photos.
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Map of all shopping areas
Shopping streets in Pattaya
♥   Shopping area ' Beach Road' Pattaya, 0.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Pattaya
♥   National Park 'Khao Chamao-Khao Wong' , 91.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Khlong Lamngu' , 96.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Khuen Si Nakarin' , 102.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Nunthaburi' , 113.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Marine National Park 'Khao Sam Roi Yot' , 130.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Pattaya from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Phraya Nakhon Cave

From the series “Fantastic and Colorful Caves Inside the Earth”
One of the main decorations of Phraya Nachon Cave are unique stalactites and stalagmites, the formation of which has required hundreds of years. On one of the walls you can see old inscriptions that have been left here by kings who once visited the cave and the pavilion. Experienced travellers recommend visiting the cave early in the morning. At dawn, rays of the rising sun are penetrating into it and contribute to the formation of incredible landscapes. … Read further

Station Hua Hin

From the series “Top 14 Most Astonishing Railway Stations in the World”
The Station Hua Hin is one of the most outstanding stations not only in Thailand but also in the whole world. It is the only station, where have saved wooden buildings of almost a century old. If you have to wait for the train – relax on the old wooden benches. They are also a part of the historic station. … Read further

Bangkok

From the series “Permanently Sinking Cities and Regions”
The ground slumps are active thanks to the development of the tourism sphere. On the territory of the city were built a lot of high houses which are very heavy for the ground. The ice melting on poles also influence on the present situation. The magazine "Geophysical Research Letters" had an article, where there were explained the danger of the ice melting. First of all, this is crucial for equator states and islands. Superfluous water from the poles congregates near the equator due to the Earth’s gravity field. … Read further
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