Pattaya became one of Thailand's first beach resorts in the 1960s. Having the useful location of being less than a 2 hour drive from the city as well as having much cleaner waters than opposing Hua Hin, it is easy to see why. It is now a very popular place for Thais from Bangkok to visit for a weekend break where they can dine by the water and take scenic strolls along the coast.
As well as the beachside attraction that Pattaya has there is also a lot more to do then just laze by the beach. To the north of Pattaya sits the Sanctuary of Truth, a temple made entirely of wood. This stunning complex is dedicated to Thai, Khmer, Indian and Chinese religious iconogrophy. Tours of the temple are highly recommended. No place in Thailand is complete without a giant shiny buddha and Pattaya is no exception. On the top of Pattaya Hill sits Khao Phra Tamnak - a gleaming golden buddha that looks out across the land. Built when Pattaya was merely a fishing village and from up here you can almost imagine how it would have looked!
The nightlife here is legendary and eventhough some parts of Pattaya are famous for the more 'modern Thailand' tourism - there is also lots of excellent restaurants, bars and cafes. If you wish to see a bit of Thai Boxing then head to Pattaya Boxing World for an evening of traditional Muay Thai fighting and locals gambling!
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