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A breathtaking beach resort and a serene holiday is a real treat to a soul. Pattaya is among the cities that will soothe the mind and soul. It is 165 km away from the national capital, Bangkok and located off the Gulf of Thailand. Pattaya stands as a favorite destination for retired people to settle down. Not only do the local expatriates prefer this destination but also foreigners. Thailand has a special visa for people aged over 50 which allow them to come and settle in this city. Pattaya is not only a pleasant city to live in but also very affordable for a decent life style.
Though the official transliteration is still ‘Phatthaya’, this city is known to the world as ‘Pattaya.’

The name of this city is derived from the name ‘Thap Phraya’ only to become later as Phattaya. Phattaya means wind blowing from the southwest to the northeast at the beginning of the rainy season. Pttya has always been a small village with fishing as its major occupation. During the Vietnam War American servicemen arrived to this city for relaxation. This arrival for rest transformed this city into a famous beach resort. Over 14.5 million tourists visit Pattaya in a year. Hotels and resorts adorn the beaches of Pattaya now. The Central Festival Pattaya Beach Mall and hotel, Asia’s largest beachfront shopping mall, is also situated on Beach Rd in central Pattaya. The Pattaya Bay Area is one of Asia’s largest beach resorts and the second most visited city in Thailand, after Bangkok.

Jomtien Beach is another famous beach which offers some water sports like jet skis, parasailing and small sail boat hire. The islands are divided into Near islands, Far islands and Ko Larn (main land). These names are only for the touristic purpose. These are not shown on any maritime charts published by the government. Many of the islands offer scuba diving activities and also have public beaches.

Pattaya is popular for activities such as playing golf, diving and scuba diving. Some of the major attractions in this city are Sri Racha Tiger Zoo, Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden, The Million Years Stone Park, Pattaya Crocodile Farm, Pattaya Park Beach Resort Water Park, Funny Land Amusement Park, Siriporn Orchid Farm, Silverlake Winery, Underwater World Pattaya (world-class aquarium), the Thai Alangkarn Theater Pattaya (cultural show), Bottle Art Museum, Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum, and Underwater World, Khao Phra Tamnak or Khao Phra Bat, Sanctuary of Trut, Mini Siam, Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Democracy Monument, Bridge over the River Kwai, Prasat Hin Phimai, Tower Bridge of London, Eiffel Tower, the Statue of Liberty and Trevi Fountain and Wat Yanasangwararam Woramahawihan.

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stephen bruce says:

she can't even say pattaya properly and some of the video is of phuket not pattaya lol

Urban Fox says:

I just go there to score hot girls.

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