Information on Pattaya Thailand
Pattaya is located about 2 hours south of Bangkok on Sukhumvit road. I have lived in Pattaya 2 different times on my 10 year stay in Thailand. I really like the city because it has many things to do. If you all mall shopping the shopping in Pattaya is very good. You can't beat the nightlife of Pattaya but more on that below.
Pattaya City Areas
North Pattaya also called Pattaya nua, starts from the dolphin circle and goes north. The area is experiencing a rebirth right now and many new condominium projects. This area has a lot to offer so make sure to check it out. The area has some great North Pattaya hotels.
Central Pattaya is from soi 1 to Soi 20. This area has many beer bars on the lower sois. When i was there last they were taking out a lot of the old bars and replacing them with shop houses. Also the holiday Inn and other more expensive Pattaya hotels can be found in this area.
Soi 6 is a great place to go to hang out with your friends or make a quick encounter. The area is loaded with bars on both sides of the road on a 500 meter long road. This is a great road to hang out on and walk up and down. A real fun place to spend a Sunday afternoon. The hard Rock Cafe and other Pattaya hotels and not to far from this central located area.
Soil 7 & 8 are two very great beer bar sois with a few ago-go scattered in between. There are also a few good restaurants and lower priced Pattaya hotels all mixed together. This is a very fun place to hang on and meet a new Thai girlfriend.