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Travel Guide To Pattaya

Ko Phai-wide
  • Thailand
  • Pattaya
  • 22.2 km²
  • 30°C, Wind
  • UTC+7
  • Thai Baht
  • Thai
  • 107,406

General Information About Pattaya

Pattaya is a town on Thailand’s eastern Gulf coast known for a wild nightlife scene that attracts international visitors, weekenders from Bangkok and expats. A quiet fishing village as recently as the 1960s, it’s now lined with resort hotels, high-rise condos and a large seaside mall. Jet-skiing and parasailing are popular activities at Pattaya's busy beaches.
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Pattaya Culture and History

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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 southwest to the northeast at the beginning of the rainy season.
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Popular Places in Pattaya

Ruby Club
437/46-47 Moo 9, Soi 6 (Yodsak), Chonburi, Pattaya, 20150, Thailand. Tel. : +66 38 426 854
Horizon Bar Hilton Pattaya
34th Floor, Hilton Pattaya, 333/101 Beach Road, South Pattaya. Tel. : +66 (0)3 825 3000
Tony Disco
Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri, Thailand.
Tequila Reef Cantina Restaurant and Bar
Beach Rd, Pattaya, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri 20150, Thailand. Tel. : +66 38 414 035