Pattaya (Thai: พัทยา, RTGS: Phatthaya, pronounced [pʰát.tʰā.jāː] (listen)) is a city in Thailand. It is on the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand, about 100 kilometres (62 mi) southeast of Bangkok, within, but not part of, Bang Lamung District in the province of Chonburi. Pattaya City (Thai: เมืองพัทยา, RTGS: Mueang Phatthaya) is a self-governing municipal area which covers Tambon's Nong Prue and Na Klua and parts of Huai Yai and Nong Pla Lai. The city is in the industrial Eastern Seaboard zone, along with Si Racha, Laem Chabang, and Chonburi. Pattaya is at the center of the Pattaya-Chonburi Metropolitan Area—a conurbation in Chonburi Province—with a population of roughly 1,000,000.
The name Pattaya evolved from the march of Phraya Tak (later King Taksin) and his army from Ayutthaya to Chanthaburi, which took place before the fall of the former capital to Burmese invaders in 1767. When his army arrived in the vicinity of what is now Pattaya, Phraya Tak encountered the troops of a local leader named Nai Klom, who tried to intercept him. When the two met face to face, Nai Klom was impressed by Phraya Tak's dignified manner and his army's strict discipline. He surrendered without a fight and joined his forces. The place the armies confronted each other was thereafter known as "Thap Phraya", which means the "army of the Phraya". This later became Pattaya, the name of the wind blowing from the south-west to the north-east at the beginning of the rainy season.
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Aneta Andreeva | Feb 14, 2018
Overcrowded beach with boats. It seems everyone goes there. It has a nice boardwalk, but the beach it self is not a big deal. Water is polluted from all the diesel/gas from boats. You are better off going to Jomtien beach. Nice, calm, quiet, and clean. Not to mention barely any boats there.
Gary Daniels | Jan 23, 2018
This is actually quite a pleasant beach. I was surprised. I didn't spend a great deal of time on this beach but I have no complaints. It is a very busy beach, which I expected. But what I didn't expect is that it is pretty clean (including the water) and there are plenty of activities.
Tse-Hsiang Chang | Jan 29, 2018
I like the convenience here. You can easily get almost any food and drinks on the beach. They also provide nice massage. One thing I don't like is that there are still some people smoking here although it is forbedden by law.
Tejas Chavan | Mar 3, 2018
Pattaya beach is best place to chill n fir sunbath. Here u can see all the tourist enjoying the beach view & swimming in the pure turquoise coloured water.
jazer nada | Feb 25, 2018
Pattaya is the closest destination away from Bangkok. The city it self is great with lots of attraction. JUST BE CAREFUL OF TRICKY POLICE OFFICERS WHO WILL MAKE ALL THE PROBLEMS IN YOUR VISIT TO PATTAYA.
Zeeshan Ahmed Sheikh | Apr 12, 2018
Nice experience. Overall love the place and environment. People are very cooperative and caring. I find the place a bit expensive. You have to bargain for everything and there's almost a chance that you can get the thing at 25% to 80% less of the initial given price. If you come Thailand, slate some time and do come here for a visit. Good luck!
smytb | Mar 6, 2018
AWESOME! ! ! So many Beautiful,Sexy Women available for a good price! And great clubs, go-go's, restaurants and shopping for almost anything else you want or need!!! Outstanding Services are available......
Batika Rai | Mar 29, 2018
Awesomely awesome. Calm peaceful and safe place. Night walk is sooo soothing
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