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Highlights in Pattaya
- Bathing on Koh Larn
- The markets of Pattaya
- A trip to Wat Yansangwararam
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Sàwàddee in Pattaya! This means as much as "hello" and you will always be met in Pattaya with a friendly smile. In the past, Pattaya had to struggle with real image problems, which surrounded the seaside resort on the Gulf of Thailand. But after many changes Pattaya shines in new splendour and presents itself from its best side for an unforgettable bathing holiday. Accommodation here is literally like "sand by the sea" and they are tailored to your needs: from the vacation rental villa with its own pool a little inland to the holiday apartment on the legendary Jomtiem Beach to the small but inexpensive apartment on Pattaya Walking Street - on Holidu you are guaranteed to find what you are looking for!
Holiday in Pattaya
Location and orientation
Pattaya is a seaside resort in eastern central Thailand that nestles over 15 kilometres to the Gulf of Thailand. It belongs to the province of Chon Buri, but, like Bangkok, has special administrative status. Pattaya is not only popular because of its beautiful landscape with gentle, wooded hills in the hinterland, also its proximity to the capital Bangkok makes it particularly attractive for holidaymakers. It is located just 130 kilometres north of Pattaya and can be reached by public transport (quite uncomfortable) or private transfers. You can board the transfers directly at the airport and drive into the heart of Pattaya.
In April, as in the rest of Thailand, the Songkran festival takes place in Pattaya, which degenerates into a wild water battle - so don't forget your swimwear!
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Admittedly, the main beach of Pattaya, the Jomtien Beach, is not necessarily the most beautiful anymore. It is too crowded here and the water is too swirled up by jet skis, banana boats, speedboats and the like. But just 7 kilometres off the coast, a real tropical paradise awaits you: the island of Koh Larn. Here they still exist, the blossom-white beaches under palm trees, where you can bathe in crystal-clear water. And if you want to stay overnight on the island to secure the best spot on the beach the next morning, you'll also find pretty accommodation here, such as a small apartment or cottage bungalow.2. The markets of Pattaya
Going to a weekly market in Thailand is a very different experience if you compare it with our "ordered" weekly markets. A visit to the market in Pattaya means immersing yourself in a world of senses: smells, colours, laughter, all mixed into a colourful stream of cheerful people who trade and haggle. Here you'll find everything from (fake) T-shirts to "magic amulets" to bring you happiness, love and wealth. A special experience is the "Floating Market" at the Sukhumvit Road, which is located a little outside. This floating market takes place on an artificial lake. They sit in a little boat and let themselves be sailed past candy merchants and fruit boats and go shopping "from boat to boat". Also the Nightmarket with its exotic culinary specialities is definitely worth a visit!3. An excursion to Wat Yansangwararam
About 20 kilometres south of Pattaya's centre stands the Buddhist temple Wat Yansangwararam, short "Wat Yan". The temple may be a little less important than other large temples, but you can get a pure view of the beautiful nature here. The temple lies in the middle of a beautiful, gently rolling landscape with colourful flowering plants, hidden ponds and refreshing streams. Here you can walk for hours through nature (don't forget your drinks!) and collect unique impressions. And while you're here, drive a few more kilometres to Buddha Mountain, or Khao Chi Chan as it really is called. Here the world's largest Buddha image is milled into the rock - and on a few occasions during the year the Buddha outlines are illuminated by laser on the 130 meter high rock - a truly unforgettable experience. You can still see the spectacle from Pattaya - best of all from the Jomtien Tower and its roof terrace restaurant.