Pattaya is a city in Thailand, which is well known for beach resorts, and is popular with tourists and expatriates. It is located on the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand, about 165 km southeast of Bangkok within but not part of Amphoe Bang Lamung Banglamung in the province of Chonburi. Just over one hour drive from Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport, Pattaya is a lively beach town that draws visitors from around the world. With activities that include a wide array of water sports, golf, shopping, cabaret shows, an elephant village, and fascinating museums, it’s impossible not to have an action-packed Pattaya holiday. Unless of course it’s relaxation you crave for, there are beach chairs and umbrellas lining the Pattaya shore where wandering vendors will cater to your every need: from barbequed shrimp to foot massage. Pattaya is certainly a Thai beach resort that meets the needs of any visitor on any budget.