Did you Know?
- Situated between Jomtien and Pattaya in a lush tropical private estate overlooking the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Siam.
- Pattaya City has introduced an air-conditioned bus service with scheduled stops along designated routes.
- The northern section of the beach is largely tranquil, while the central and southern parts become increasingly lively, thanks to a juxtaposition of shops, department stores, boutiques, beauty salons, supermarkets, bars, discotheques, restaurants and nightclubs.
- Currently, Pattaya is booming again: TAT claims 5,338,000 visitors for 2005 (up 6.5% from 2004), of which two-thirds were foreigners, and the new Suvarnabhumi Airport (located to the east of Bangkok, alongside the expressway to Pattaya) is due to become operational soon, making further increases in tourism revenues inevitable.
- Unlike Koh Samui and Phuket, Pattaya is not really a family holiday destination and has obtained a reputation for being sleazy, although some effort has been made to clean up this image, the main issues still remain.
- Pattaya, on the eastern coast of the Gulf of Thailand, was a small fishing village until the early 1960's when it was 'invaded' by American soldiers and sailors seeking rest and recreation while on leave from serving in Vietnam.
- Located about 3 kilometers south of Pattaya on the famous cliff overlooking the Gulf of Thailand, the Asia Pattaya is for vacationers wanting a holiday in their own private paradise.