If you’re looking for a unique city merging ancient Thai tradition with crazy adventures, Pattaya, Thailand is the perfect destination for you. While it used to be known as a quiet fishing village, Pattaya is now known for its explosive nightlife which attracts international travelers, expats, and weekenders from Bangkok alike.
Walking Street is the heart of Pattaya's nightlife. Located in South Pattaya, the 500 meter pedestrian street with a large array of nightclubs, bars, restaurants, and street performances. For a historic vision of Thailand, the place to be is the Sanctuary of Truth (Prasat Sut Ja-Tum) - a one of a kind structure speaking to ancient Thai tradition expressing the importance of religion and art in Thai culture. Another must-see in Pattaya is Wat Phra Khao Yai (Big Buddha Hill). The biggest Buddha in the region, it overlooks Pattaya and Jomtien beaches and is surrounded by a serene and peaceful atmosphere. Want to see more of Buddha? The largest stone engraving in the world can be found in Pattaya, found at Khao Chi Chan (Buddha Mountain). This popular attraction is also in the vicinity of other iconic Pattaya landmarks.
Pattaya is one of the most interesting places in the world, full of culture, history, and an exotic nightlife. For a less travelled Thai experience that most tourists will overlook, Pattaya is a city worth visiting.