Pattaya is the favorite destination of holidaymakers traveling to Thailand. It is situated within Bang Lamung District in Chonburi Province. The climate of Pattaya is tropical savanna and features three distinct seasons: hot and humid, warm and dry, and hot and rainy. Those who want to enjoy the beach should book cheap hotels in Pattaya from November to February when the weather is mild and sunny. Earn points for each cheap hotel reservation made online.
The city was originally called “Thap Phraya” which means “Army of the Phraya”. The city's name commemorates the time when Nai Klom's army surrendered to Phraya Tak without any struggle. Thap Phraya later on evolved to Phatthaya which means the north-easterly wind during the start of the rainy season, and then Pattaya.
Events, Landmarks, Activities
The best time to visit Pattaya is during Mid-April when the Pattaya Festival is held. This is one of the biggest events in the city and features a beauty pageant, floral floats, water sports competitions, firework displays, exhibitions and cultural performances. Pattaya is perfect for the whole family because of it has many fun attractions suited for both adults and children including Jomtien Beach, Pattaya Elephant Village, Sriracha Tiger Zoo, Khao Kheow Open Zoo, Oasis Seaworld and Underwater World.
The most preferred mode of transportation in Pattaya are the songthaews or also know as Baht Buses (pick-up trucks converted to buses) which can be found mainly on the beach circuit. There are also moto-taxis that are cheaper, but a little risky. Cars are perfect for exploring outside the city.