12 MAR 2009
Pattaya City Overview
Pattaya is small city located on the distance of about 100 km from Bangkok, capital of Thailand. It is 1.5 - 2 hours drive. So Pattaya is destination for most of Thailand tourists. Pattaya consists of three districts: South, Central and North.
Beachfront of Pattaya is washed by water from different bays, South by water from Jomtien Bay, Central by water from Pattaya bay and North by water from Naklua Bay.
South district concentrated on night life in Pattaya. There is infamous Walking Street in South Pattaya. Walking street is full of Go-Go bars and there is some discos. Also it have many restaurants. The north end of Walking Street is beginning of Beach Road and it crossed by South Road. Beach Road is crossed by the Central Road in the middle. North end of Beach Road is north border of South Pattaya district. Beach Road is street near Central Pattaya Beach. This Beach considered as dirtiest beach in Pattaya. It is not clean water and some trash on the sand. Many traders visiting Central Pattaya Beach to sell their goods to tourists. Also you can get massage right on the beach. However, i think it is not good choice. The South end of Walking Street is beginning of Arthachinda Road which is connected with Phratamnak Road. End of this road is connected Thappraya Road. If you go to the South end of Thappraya Road you will get to the Jomtien Beach Road. It is South border of South Pattaya district. It is location of Jomtien beach which is more family friendly because in Jomtien are only a little of Go-Go and beer bars. Sea near Jomtien beach is more clean than in Central Pattaya Beach but it is dirty too. Central district consists of parallel Beach Road ,Second Road and Third Road. These streets is crossed by Central Road. Second Road is full of beer bars and cheap and average priced restaurants. Third Road is a bit far from the sea but have more cheap restaurants and massage parlours.
North district consists from Naklua Road and northern part of Third Road. It is a quite district of Pattaya. There are only a little of Go-Go and beer bars in North district. It is near Naklua Bay. There is Wong Amat Beach in North district. It is very quite and cleaner than Central Pattaya Beach.
If you go for nightlife you should go to south district or central district. For relaxation at the beach you should go to Jomtien or to North district. However all beaches in Pattaya is dirty and most tourists go to the nearest island Koh Larn by ferry or speed boat.
Below is Pattaya Central Beach
Below is the links for the directories of pattaya hotel reviews for nightlife
South Of Pattaya
Phratamnak Road Pattaya 3* Hotels
Phratamnak Road Pattaya 4* Hotels
Second Road Soi 12 Pattaya 3* Hotels
Second Road Soi 12 Pattaya 4* Hotels
Walking Street Pattaya 3* Hotels
South Road Pattaya 3* Hotels
Soi Buakhaow Pattaya 3* Hotels
Beach Rd Soi 12-16 Pattaya 3* Hotels
Beach Rd Soi 12-16 Pattaya 4* Hotels
Center Of Pattaya
Center Pattaya Hotel Reviews: Central Road Pattaya 3* Hotels
Center Pattaya Hotel Reviews: Second Rd Soi1-11 Pattaya 3* Hotels
Sukhumvit Road Pattaya 3* Hotels
Below is links for the directories with Pattaya Hotel Reviews for tourist which want to go to Pattaya for spending most time at the beach.