Since 1960, Pattaya has a steady transformation from a small fishing village to an enticing beach resort city. This Thai tourist destination has become a preferred holiday retreat in Asia.
Many expatriate residents of Pattaya have found it to be an ideal place to spend the rest of their days here. Because of its growing popularity tourism in Pattaya has gained ground and the Thai government has enacted many policies and rules to encourage Pattaya tourism.
Pattaya Tourism is not just its beautiful sprawling white sand beaches and its adventurous water sports; it also offers other interesting sites such as the Phra Tamnak Hill, an ideal point to see the Pattaya bay. Built in the Chinese style, the Buddhist Temple of Wat Yannasangwararam is another important tourist spot. Don't miss the Bottle Museum which has over three hundred miniatures of global monuments in the bottles.
Pattaya Tours takes enthusiastic tourists to cruises across the Coral Islands that offer them a glimpse of the coral reefs from glass-bottomed boats. Nong Nooch Village with a tropical garden steals the show with its organized cultural shows. Other Pattaya attractions include Million Year Stone Park with its rare collection of flora and fauna. The Sri Racha Tiger Zoo is home to majestic Bengal tigers and interesting shows of pig racing.
Another highlight of Pattya tourism is the Elephant Village which offers exciting elephant safaris. Minisiam has interesting replicas of miniature temples and palaces and the Alcazar Cabaret Show showcases brilliant performances of male dancers.