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Pattaya is one of the major beach resort cities of Thailand. The coastal city is known for its fun water sports, sun-soaked streets, and vibrant nightlife. It is located roughly 170 kilometers southeast of Bangkok, the capital city of Thailand.
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Key Facts & Information
- Pattaya is located on the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand.
- It is located approximately 170 kilometers southeast of Bangkok.
- It is within the Bang Lamung District in Chonburi Province, but it is a self-governing area.
- The city covers the tambons Nong Prue and Na Kluea and parts of Huai Yai and Nong Pla Lai.
- A tambon is a subdistrict or township.
- The bay area is divided into two main beachfronts: the Pattaya Beach, which is the main beach, and Pratumnak Beach in the south.
- Pattaya experiences a tropical wet and dry climate.
- Throughout the year, it’s usually hot.
- From December to February, the season is dry; March and April are the humid days; and from May to November, it is usually rainy.
- The name Pattaya was derived from the famous march from Ayutthaya to Chanthaburi led by Phraya Tak, also known as Taksin the Great, the King of Thonburi.
- Shortly before the capital city of Ayutthaya fell to Burmese invaders in 1767, King Taksin and his army marched to where Pattaya is now located.
- In that vicinity, they encountered the troops of a local leader who was impressed with the king’s army and in turn, sought to join forces with them.
- That place where the two troops encountered each other was known as Thap Phraya, meaning “army of the Phraya.”
- Thap Phraya evolved into the name Pattaya.
- Up until the 1960s, Pattaya was just a sleepy and small fishing village.
- Its low profile changed when American soldiers stationed in Thailand started visiting Pattaya during the Vietnam War.
- Upon arrival in Pattaya, many American servicemen rented houses along the southern end of Pattaya Beach and stayed there for about a week. That part where they stayed is now commonly known as the “Strip”.
- After having a blast in Pattaya, they quickly spread the word about the village being the newest alternative to bustling Bangkok, which is how Pattaya became the tourist resort it is now.
SIGHTS TO SEE
- Over the years, plenty of establishments have been built in Pattaya that have made it an incredible holiday paradise.
- From sightseeing to entertainment, Pattaya has it all for tourists coming from any corner of the world.
- Pattaya is a world-class beach resort with a wide array of hotel accommodations, restaurants, and shops.
- There are a ton of sports and recreational centers in Pattaya, such as golf courses, go-kart race tracks, tennis courts, and Muay Thai gyms.
- If you’re into adventure, Pattaya does not have a shortage of water sports such as surfing, parasailing, water skiing, scuba diving, and speed boating.
- If you would rather have a chill and relaxing day or night, you may enter one of Pattaya’s many theaters, zoos, theme parks, bowling alleys, sauna and massage parlors, and bars.
- If you want to capture a full panoramic view of the city and a flawless bay view, it is recommended that you go to the small hills of Khao Pratumnak or Khao Phra Bat.
- If aquatic creatures pique your interest, the Underwater World in Pattaya is a sure treat. It is an aquarium housing a collection of marine species from the Gulf of Thailand.
- The busiest market in Pattaya is the Thepprasit Market. It is open from Fridays to Sundays.
- In the Thepprasit Market, you may encounter seeing insects being fried and served as street food, such as scorpions.
- Pattaya also has plenty of theme parks: the Cartoon Network Amazone was opened in 2014; the Splashdown Water Park was opened in 2016; and the RamaYana, one of Asia’s largest water parks, opened in 2016.
- A large wooden temple called the Sanctuary of Truth can be found by the sea at Laem Ratchawat.
- Mini replicas of famous Thai monuments and historical sites can be found into a miniature model village called Mini Siam.
- The Pattaya Central Festival is a festival scheduled in April to promote Pattaya as a tourist attraction.
- Water sports competitions, a float parade, cultural performances, colorful exhibitions, and an incredible fireworks display usually make up the Pattaya Festival.
- The Wan Lai Songkran Festival is also held in April as a water throwing festival.
- “Wan Lai” means Flowing Day in Thai.
- During the Wan Lai festival, certain ceremonies like water pouring for elders and water dowsing for everyone happen.
This is a fantastic bundle which includes everything you need to know about the Pattaya across 23 in-depth pages. These are ready-to-use Pattaya worksheets that are perfect for teaching students about the Pattaya which is one of the major beach resort cities of Thailand. The coastal city is known for its fun water sports, sun-soaked streets, and vibrant nightlife. It is located roughly 170 kilometers southeast of Bangkok, the capital city of Thailand.
Complete List Of Included Worksheets
- Pattaya Facts
- Presenting: Pattaya!
- History Blanks
- Sightseeing Match
- Festival Comics
- This is Pattaya!
- Souvenirs from Pattaya
- City Similarities
- Best of Thailand
- Learning Thai
- Must-See Tourist Spot
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