Pattaya is located off the Gulf of Thailand and is around 147 kilometers from Bangkok, the capital of Thailand. This was once considered as a famous small fishing village now has grown into an excellent beach resort offering all the options available at a typical beach resort. Pattaya also offer a wide range of water sports activates to the tourists. It also features a number of amusement parks, botanical gardens and a number of museums. Besides these, Pattaya become more active in night time where number of nightclubs, girlie bars, pubs, massage parlours and sex shops, which are buzzing with activity.
Pattaya Beach and Jomtein Beach are considered as a two important beaches where plenty of tourists are heading towards, which is divided by the Thepprasit Road. Pattaya Beach, a wide crescent-shaped bay that was one of Thailand’s first beach resorts in the 1960s. The Pattaya Bay area is also considered as one of Asia's largest beach resorts. While coming to the Jomtein beach area, it has a number of luxury resorts and also has a huge Entertainment park featuring a water park, roller coaster and numerous other joy rides. Tourist can also get to some of the islands (Ko Larn, Ko Sak, and Ko Krok) which is located 7 kilometers from the western shores of Pattaya Bay. Ko Lan or Coral Island is one of the Islands of the three where lot of tourist get there to experience Parasailing, Motor bike riding, Jet ski and more. This island also offers lodgings and restaurants facilities to the tourists. Ko Phai is another island little away from the Ko Lan Island which is famous for its Scuba diving. Still there are some neighboring islands also can be found around Ko Phai. These islands can be accessed through the Speedboat in less than 15 minutes or by ferry, about 45 minutes in approx.
Some of the other attractions in Pattaya includes 21 golf courses in Pattaya, Go-kart Racing, Theme parks and Zoos (Such as, Pattaya Crocodile Park, Elephant Village, Sriracha Tiger Zoo), Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden, Wat Khao Phra Bat, Underwater World, Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum, Cartoon Network Amazone (The world's First Cartoon Network themed water park Cartoon Network Amazone waterpark features 10 themed-entertainment zones), Walking Street, Sanctuary of Truth, Cabaret Shows were the notable sites in Pattaya where millions of tourist visit here. If you ever visit Pattaya during its festive season then your vacation will be even more interesting one, like during the New Year (Jan 1), Thai New Year & Pattaya which is being celebrated in the Mid-April where The Miss Pattaya beauty contest and many other sports competition are held during this time. The beach glitters due to the spectacular fireworks display and the various cultural performances/exhibitions are also held during this period. Pattaya is totally a package of fun and entertainment to its visitors. In short, Pattaya the second most visited city in Thailand, after Bangkok by tourists.
CHIANG MAI NIGHT BAZAAR
The Night Bazaar is located on the east side of the old walled city near the Ping River, on Chang Khlan Road between Tha Phae Road and Sridonchai Road. This Night Bazaar is one of the main night time attractions in Chiang Mai. This is not just the place to shop but also considered as one of the Chiang Mai's famous tourist spot. In the daytime the Night Bazaar looks ordinary but only in the night it comes alive and looks brighter where you can find many tourists are busy in shopping. This is best known for selling paintings & handicrafts products, you can also find other products as well, like designer goods, clothing, jewelry, shoes, toys, imported products, local Thai goods and lot more. But you should remember to bargain when you start your purchases. This Night Bazaar is not owned by any particular people or group, but it has many owners, where most of them are Thai.
Night Bazaar is also an excellent place for the food lovers, the real Thai and Chinese cuisine can be well explored here. There are number of small restaurants and burger, pizza shops & pubs can be seen along the Night Bazaar. Overall this is Night Bazaar is filled with brightly colored lights & music, the sounds of tourists bargaining and the aromatic smells of foods. This is not just the place to shop but it means a lot. Night Bazaar is a spot that shouldn't be missed out in your bucket list!