In the Pattaya Information section you will find lots of links to live current affairs. In particular it focuses on the current news headlines, the weather forecast, and the latest job vacancies.
Bangkok to Pattaya; you've got two cheap, easy options for getting from the airport to your hotel... and one mandatory scam to avoid!
Pattaya Daily News; for the topical news about Pattaya that is making the international press, click this link to go to my 'Live Content, Daily News' page.
Pattaya Weather; to see the current weather and the forecast for the next few days, click this link.
Thailand Jobs; if you are interested in finding work in the land of smiles, this is a good place to start.
Map of Pattaya; to see a map of the whole of the Pattaya Bay area follow this link.
In terms of geography, Pattaya is easily accessed by car/taxi from the Bangkok international airport 'Suvarnabhumi Airport'. It is located about 160km from Bangkok and, with the excellent connecting roads, takes less than two hours driving time to get to. Many Thai's choose Pattaya for a holiday too - the ease of access from Bangkok makes it a popular destination for a day-trip!
Thailand is made up of 76 provinces; Pattaya is located within the Chonburi province to the east of the country. It has a west-facing coastline looking over the Gulf of Thailand. Within 10km of the coast are a number of small islands that are popular with Pattaya visitors. Koh Larn (pronounced Ko Lan) is the most popular and has several beautiful powdery white-sand beaches, some of which are more secluded than others, making them ideal for exploration.
The Hilton Hotel - very expensive
You can investigate Koh Larn by hiring a motorcycle for the day. Koh Larn is cheap to get to from Pattaya, around 60 baht or so by ferry, and takes about 40 minutes travel time. If you don't mind paying more, about 2,000 baht will get you there by speedboat much more quickly. I recommend Koh Larn, it is ideal for quiet daytime relaxation ahead of your big Pattaya night out!
If you are planning a trip to Pattaya, check out the hotel offers at Tripadvisor where you will almost certainly find the cheapest prices. Some of my favourite Pattaya hotels are:
For more Pattaya information about one of the specific topics listed below, please click on the relevant link
Economy of Thailand; you might be thinking that it is tourism that is driving the Thai economy.... but is it?
Pattaya History; for a little background information about the origins of the world's premier sin-city, click here.
Pattaya Climate; find out about the different seasons throughout the year and when to visit Pattaya for the best climate.
Cheap Flights to Thailand; to check out the best prices for flights from all over the world, have a look at this page.
For information about Pattaya-Adventures.com:
About Us; you can read some background information about how the website got started via this link
For Pattaya information about the maps of the area, have a look at the links below:
North Pattaya Map; this area is home to the infamous Soi Six. Also to be found are beer
bar complexes and the ladyboy cabaret 'Alcazar'.
Central Pattaya Thailand Map; you can find some of the best nightlife in the world in central
Pattaya. Soi 7 and Soi 8 Pattaya are really good.
Walking Street Map; this is home to the world famous 'Walking Street'. The nightlife here
is second to none.
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