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Your comprehensive online travel guide to Pattaya, Jomtien and Thailand - now completely revamped and with an all new design. 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 offers a wide range of hotels, resorts and guesthouses, from budget accomodation to five-star luxury seaside resorts.
In general, rooms in Pattaya are fairly cheap, with 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 in Pattaya, please use our hotel search box tool or browse Agoda's multi-lingual website: Pattaya Hotels
Pattaya Travel Guide
Since Pattaya's "discovery" by U.S. soldiers in the 1960s, and its rapid transformation from a virtually unknown sleepy fishing village to one of Thailand's most popular tourist destinations, 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 Bangkok and Suvarnabhumi Airport, Pattaya has become famous for its sunny tropical beaches, dozens of nearby tourist attractions, excellent restaurants and shopping facilities but, most notably, its infamous nightlife and "sex industry" which initially laid the foundation for Pattaya's boom as a tourist destination.
Pattaya in the 21st century, however, can no longer be reduced to its bustling nightlife, thousands of beer bars, nightclubs and massage parlours. Pattaya today attracts millions of foreign tourists from all over the world every year and has something on offer for everyone: single tourists, young and old, couples, families and pensioners alike. Some of the "must-see" tourist attractions include, e.g., the Sanctuary of Truth, the Pattaya Floating Market, Crocodile Farm, Elephant Village, Nong Nooch Tropical Gardens, or Pattaya's own "coral island" Koh Larn. Other daytime activities, aside from shopping and sunbathing on the beach, include scuba diving, bungee jumping, deep-sea fishing and Golf, to name but a few. To cut a long story short: No matter what you're looking for, you can be sure you'll find it in Pattaya!
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Pattaya Nightlife Guide
Yeah, right, gentlemen, we all know you're coming to Pattaya only for the beautiful beaches, fascinating Buddhist temples and the delicious Thai food. Fair enough; that's what I would tell my mom, too. But even if these assumptions were true ... If you've read Pattaya's history carefully, or just stroll down Pattaya's (in)famous Walking Street after sunset, you simply can't ignore the "naughty" side of Funtown. More than half a century after U.S. soldiers initially discovered Pattaya as an R&R destination, Pattaya is still a true Disneyland for adults and particularly single male mammals. After all, let's assume that Pattaya's nightlife and the city's seemingly endless supply of beautiful Asian ladies were the main reasons why the U.S. soldiers of the Vietnam war era fell in love with Pattaya so quickly!
And if Thailand's amazing culture should really be your major subject of interest, well, you may also have heard that prostitution, in spite of not being "strictly legal", has a lively and much longer tradition in the kingdom than modern-day mass (or "sex") tourism and is deeply ingrained in its culture? And let's not beat around the bush now: If you wish to study this tricky aspect of Thai culture more profoundly, then Pattaya is the perfect environment for in-depth field research at the grass-roots level!
Yep, now we're talking about Pattaya's notorious nightlife and 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 will find all you need to know about Pattaya's notorious nightlife. Let's sneak a peek at what you may expect in a typical Pattaya "girlie" bar or GoGo bar. Learn how to spot a ladyboy; how much to pay for a "lady drink"; what is the so-called "bar fine"; what's the difference between a traditional Thai and a soapy "body massage" ... 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? Where can I find the nearest Thai embassy in my country, and what kind of Thai visa can I apply for? What is the current Thai Baht exchange rate? What's the weather like in Thailand at the moment? 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 also 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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Pattaya Pattaya - From Fishing Village To "Funtown"
To give you an idea of how Pattaya has changed over the decades since it was first discovered as a tourist destination in the early 1960s, here's an amazing slideshow of old photos of Pattaya taken between 1960 and 1990. By contrast, the clip on the right - Pattaya's self-titled favourite party song - shows Pattaya and its world-famous nightlife as we know it in the 21st century. Yep, the times are truly changing ...
Pattaya-Funtown Redesigned ...
Dear friends and visitors, in accordance with the 6th anniversary of Pattaya-Funtown in February 2014, our website has undergone a major "facelift" and was not only completely updated but also thoroughly redesigned. We sincerely hope you will like the result. As usual, your feedback and constructive criticism are highly appreciated here! Moreover, if you wish to submit your own Pattaya-related stories which might also be of interest for other visitors, you're very much welcome to submit your articles, holiday photos, or any other stuff here. Please contact us for details.
Popular with tourists and expats alike, Pattaya city has attracted nine million visitors in 2013 and is mostly famous for its sunny beaches, legendary nightlife and 24/7 party atmosphere. Here at Pattaya-Funtown we'll always seek to equip you with all the info you need before traveling to Pattaya. How to get to Pattaya? Need a hotel room or guesthouse? What to do and what to see? And what should single male tourists expect when they venture out into Pattaya’s nightlife? Find the answers to all your questions here on our website!
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Pattaya by night - Disneyland for adults!