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Your comprehensive online travel guide to Pattaya, Jomtien beach and Thailand. Find everything you need to know about holidays, life and lifestyle in Pattaya and the Land of Smiles. Useful info for tourists, "long stayers" and expats alike.
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Pattaya Travel Guide
Since Pattaya's "discovery" by U.S. soldiers in the early 1960s, and its rapid transformation from a virtually "unknown" sleepy fishing village to Thailand's most popular tourist destination, Pattaya has gone through some significant changes but has always remained loyal to its good old "Funtown" image.
Less than a two-hours drive from the capital Bangkok and Suvarnabhumi Airport, Pattaya has become famous for its sunny tropical beaches, dozens of nearby tourist attractions, fantastic restaurants and shopping facilities but, most notably, its infamous nightlife and "sex industry" with thousands of bars and sexy girls, which initially laid the foundation for Pattaya's boom.
Pattaya in the 21st century, however, together with Jomtien Beach and Naklua, can no longer be reduced to its bustling nightlife, beer bars, nightclubs and massage parlours, but attracts millions of foreign tourists from all over the world every year.
Pattaya today has something on offer for everyone - single tourists, young and old, couples, families and pensioners alike. So no matter what you're looking for, you can be sure you'll find it in Pattaya.
Find Pattaya Hotels & Resorts
Pattaya, Jomtien Beach and Naklua, offer a wide range of hotels, beach resorts and guesthouses - from budget accomodation to five-star luxury seaside resorts.
In general, rooms in Pattaya are fairly cheap compared with other popular tourist destinations in Thailand - with room rates starting at less than 400 Baht per day.
To offer you an extensive selection of over 7,000 hotels in Thailand's top holiday destinations at discount internet rates starting at only US$10, we have partnered with Agoda.com - a Bangkok-based hotel reservation service specialized in securing the lowest prices in Asia. For a great choice of over 800 hotels and resorts in Pattaya, please use our hotel search box tool or browse Agoda's multi-lingual website.
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Pattaya Nightlife Guide
Alright gentlemen, we all know you're coming to Pattaya only for the beautiful beaches, the fascinating Buddhist temples and delicious Thai food. Fair enough; that's what I would tell my mom, too. But even if these assumptions were true ... If you have read Pattaya's history carefully, or just stroll down Pattaya's (in)famous Walking Street, you simply can't ignore the "naughty" side of Funtown. Pattaya is a true Disneyland for adults, revelers of all age groups and sexes, but particularly single male mammels. After all, let's assume this was the main reason why the U.S. soldiers in the early 1960s fell in love with Pattaya so quickly!
And if Thailand's amazing culture should really be your major subject of interest, you may still have heard that prostitution, in spite of not being "strictly legal" in the Land of Smiles, has a lively and much longer tradition in Thailand than modern-day mass tourism, and can't just be swept under the table? And Pattaya, let's not beat around the bush, provides the perfect environment for in-depth field research on this tricky aspect of Thai culture ...
Yep, now we're talking about Pattaya's notorious nightlife and its infamous so-called "sex industry", including thousands of bars and nightclubs, discos, pubs and GoGo bars; last but not least, let's face this pretty fact, Pattaya's beautiful and charming ladies ...
On our dedicated Pattaya nightlife pages you'll find all you need to know about Pattaya's notorious nightlife, Pattaya's beer bars and "girlie" bars, A-GoGo clubs and short-time bars, Pattaya's sexy bar girls, coyote dancers, Thai ladyboys ... and all the rest of it!
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Thailand Travel Guide
Our general Thailand tourist guide pages provide you with all the information you'll need before traveling to the "Land Of Smiles". Do I need a visa to travel to Thailand? If so, where can I find the nearest Thai embassy and what kind of Thai visa can I apply for? What is the current Thai Baht exchange rate? And what's the best season for a trip to Thailand?
Here you'll find all the info you need about Thailand's most popular tourist destinations, Thai history, people and culture, climate, holidays and festivals, and a guide on how to get around in Thailand.
This section features various Thailand-related articles of interest for tourists and expats alike, covering such diverse topics as Thai dating sites, golf and scuba diving in Pattaya, business, property and investment, health care, teaching English (TEFL) in Thailand, national holidays, the difference between traditional Thai and soapy massage, and the various kinds of "long-stay" visa available for Thailand.
Learn Thai language? Our Thai language pages give you a basic introduction to the history and structure of this fascinating language, including basic Thai vocabulary and lots of useful phrases.
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