About. 1.5 hours by car on new highway from Bangkok you will find Pattaya, Jomtien and Pratumnak.
The Thai government has recently invested large amounts of infrastructure in the region, which has major effect both short and long term for the region. Major investors from Thailand and abroad are planning construction of new shopping malls and activity parks, etc.
Pattaya is a vibrant city with 20 high-quality golf courses, several water parks, large activity parks and zoos. In recent years there have been new high-class shopping centers that provide shopping-friendly tourists and residents endless choices. If you want a snorkeling trip, island tours and water sports activities, this is a great starting point. There are many international and local restaurants that can satisfy all needs and a wide range of nightlife. Pattaya has become a big city with a high international presence.