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Location of Pattaya



Pattaya resort is located on the eastern coastline of Thailand's exotic Gulf of Siam and is approximately 140 km southeast of the capital city of  Bangkok and about 160 Km from Bangkok International Airport. Which four parts : Central Pattaya, North Pattaya, South Pattaya and Jomtien Beach.



Central Pattaya

     Pataya  Klang, or Central Pattaya, is a little  funkier than the Northern district. The hotels  are not so grand, the restaurants smaller, and here you will find the beginning of Pattaya's bar-beers, or open-air bars. There are plenty of tailor shops, and some go-go bars. Pattaya police station, and the Immigration Office are here. Two main shopping malls, the Royal Garden Plaza and Mike's Place, are both in Central Pattaya. In addition to the action along  Beach Road, many of the sois are very lively: Soi Post  Office, and Soi Pattayaland 1, 2 and  3 in particular. There is a Tourist  Police office on Beach Road near the junction with South Pattaya's Walking Street. The sois will all take you through to Second Road, where there  are more bars and restaurants, and a couple of dive shops. There are many small hotels and guesthouses here, offering good value accommodation and no-frills Western and Thai dining.



North Pattaya / Naklua

     Naklua means "salt fields", after the main occupation of the area before the rise of tourism and industry. There is still the air of an ancient village to Naklua today, for here you will see old wooden houses and narrow streets, traditional noodle shops and working fishing boats. The old houses over the creek are especially picturesque, and a walk through the streets will reveal plenty of little shops selling handicrafts and domestic  goods. The  Dolphin Roundabout and the beginning of Beach Road  mark  the junction with North Pattaya, and the surroundings change dramatically
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