Pattaya - a self-governing municipal unit, covering the areas of Naklua, Nongprue and Huay Yai districts and Nongplalai. The city is located in the so-called Industrial zone of the East coast of Thailand. The city remains primarily a tourist center, and the industry is poorly developed.
The subequatorial climate of Pattaya. The city clearly pronounced wet season that lasts most of the year, from March to November inclusive, and clearly dependent on the level of solar radiation. The most precipitation occurs in may (first maximum) and September-October (the second main maximum). In June-August precipitation decreases, as the sun retreats further into the Northern hemisphere. The dry season lasts from December to February. During the precipitation is very rare, making this an optimal time to relax. From the North the beautiful sandy coast (length about 4 km) is limited to the Cape Banglamung, on the South by the headland of Pattaya. At the Cape South of the city starts on the sandy beach of Jomtien (length 14 km), narrowing at its southern end to a few meters. Pattaya is called the "Queen of Asian resorts" and "the Riviera of Thailand". The resort is beautiful because of its natural conditions: cool climate, fresh sea breeze, the air is permeated with the smell of fragrant flowers and wild herbs. Even the sun seems mild and gentle, but a tan from it lasts a long time.
All year round on the beaches of the coast and nearby Islands, noise different dialect of tourists from all over the world, not fading even at night, among the glowing advertisement of bars, shops and various souvenir shops. Very often fireworks, racing balloons, various rallies, etc. And those who a little sea and sun, it will be very difficult to leave the atmosphere of Oriental Bazaar, trade, one and all, ongoing year-round in the Gulf of Thailand. The coast rocks on the water, a flotilla of motor boats, move by water skiers, windsurfers, water scooters.
Near the town there are several crocodile, tiger, elephant and oyster farms that are constantly organized various animal shows, tastings, there is a good Oceanarium "Underwaterworld". There is also a beautiful Botanical garden, Madame Nong Nooch with one of the most beautiful in South-East Asia Orchid Park. Directly in the city Park miniature copies of world landmarks Mini Siam. Special historical or architectural attractions in the city. You can write a small temple complex Wat Simontron (Temple of doom) on South street and the sanctuary of Truth — building a wooden temple on the shore of the Gulf of Thailand. To the South of Pattaya, is the temple complex of Wat Yanasangwararam, or abbreviated to Wat Yan. On Pratumnak hill is the most beloved landmark and a place of pilgrimage for Thais and foreigners — a Big Buddha statue. Around it are the statues of the Buddha to days of the week. At the foot of the hill, the Big Buddha is the Chinese goddess of mercy temple, in whose territory there is a Large bell, the statue of Confucius, Lao Tzu and other Chinese leaders, and was built in Chinese style. On the mountain Khao Chee Chan, close to Pattaya, is rock Buddha image. Height image of Buddha — 109 meters, together with the signature of 130 meters. It was performed in 1996 in honor of the anniversary — the 50 anniversary of being on the throne of the king of Thailand Rama IX. Today it is the largest Buddha image made of gold. In the heart of Pattaya the zoo is of the open type at Khao Kheow, Pattaya: Sriracha Tiger zoo and a Dolphinarium "Pattaya Dolphins".
In recent years, Pattaya has seen rapid construction. And this applies to both hotels and private houses, cottage villages. The most common advertising the sale or lease of real estate. Every year, over 500,000 thousand of tourists from different countries come to Pattaya for different periods of stay. The main ethnic group are the Thais, there are also Chinese, Japanese, Koreans, Vietnamese, people from South-East Asia, Gulf countries, Europeans, Russians, Americans, Australians. The world is represented by people from all polovkov our planet.
Thailand is always glad to visitors. Smiling country and the climate, "heaven in life". Live here, come here and enjoy the colours of life. Pattaya is waiting for you!