Pattaya along with its more demure neighbour Jomthien are Bangkok's nearest beach resorts
just a couple of hours from the capital. Some people may think of Pattaya as a schizophrenic town. On the one hand it has a reputation for wild night life and on the other its more refined side. North Pattaya is perhaps the quietest part of Pattaya and one that resembles the old town with its air of an ancient village characterised by traditional wooden houses, bobbing fishing boats, narrow streets and little shops selling of the worldis leading hotels to choose from ranging from the Amari and Dusit group hotels, the Montien, Marriott and the unique Rabbit Resort. There is a plentiful supply of budget and super-budget accommodation.

Pattaya has many attractions to keep child and adult occupied for a long weekend, The Elephant Village is a sanctuary where former working elephants can live out their remaining years in dignity and peace. There are elephant treks and daily shows to showcase the majesty of these magnificent creatures.

Pattaya Underwater World is the largest ocean aquarium in Asia. This theme park has over 4,000 marine animals and from 200 species ranging from the common to the rare.

Rippley's Believe It Or Not Museam is a collection of over 250 weird and wonderful exhibits that include African voodoo dolls and masks made from human skin. The Motion Master Panorama Theatre is a high tech ride that features dynamic seating and digital surround sound to thust you into the middle lf the action of specially produced movies a real thrill ride.

Other attraction include Pattaya Water Park with its swimming pools, whirlpools, and waterslides. Take in spectacular views of Pattaya Bay from the revolving restaurant at the top of the Tower.
As well as a range lf water sports like diving, sailing, snorkeling, and water jetting, you can experience the thrill of sky diving or taking a flight in a microlight aircraft.

For a quieter stay but not too far from the action and excitement of Pataya, Jomthien is the perfect location. Pattaya's night time delights are just a song taew ride away. Jomthien beach is no where very far from anywhere in Pattaya.

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