Pattaya (Thailand): tourist information, weather, seasons, shopping
General information about Pattaya
Pattaya (Pattaya) – popular, world famous tourist resort city. Located on the coast of the Gulf of Thailand 160 km South-East from Bangkok, in Chonburi province in the so-called Industrial zone of the East coast of Thailand (Pattaya on the map of Thailand).
The pronunciation of the name: the name of the city is pronounced Pattaya, Pattaya, Pattaya, Pattaya with the stress as the second syllable and the last letter. In dictionaries, as well as local residents, the emphasis is only on the last letter.
Pattaya is famous for its go-go bars, night clubs, show, show of transvestites, street prostitution. But along with these vicious adult entertainment in Pattaya lots of fun for the whole family, sports and water attractions, beaches, shopping malls, local markets, restaurants. Near the town are the most beautiful Orchid in the Botanical garden, crocodile and snake farm, temples, Holy places and many interesting and beautiful places. In Pattaya are all entertainment that you may wish to tourist. Travel agencies can arrange scuba diving, fishing, bungee jumping, swimming to the Islands, yacht trips and much more. Anyway, in terms of diversity tours Pattaya can hardly compete with any other resort in Thailand. From here you can explore not only in any part of Thailand but also in neighboring countries.
We can safely say that this is one of the most affordable resorts in the world. It is suitable for tourists of any gender, age and nationality, and on any budget. Any tourist will feel here "at home", whether it is elderly or very young. Among the beach resorts of Thailand, Pattaya is the cheapest.
For a pure beach holiday Pattaya is not very suitable. Radical beach lovers believe that the beaches of Pattaya beaches can not be called, although the average taste of the beaches here is quite good. The town's main beach stretches along the city limits, and actually far from being perfect and clean, but the beaches in the North (Naklua) and the South (Pattaya) itself is quite clean and comfortable.
Officially registered residents in the city listed a little over 104,000 (2010), while the real population is always greater than 500,000 people at the expense of the resident tourists. Annually, Pattaya is visited by about six million tourists, a huge part of whom were Russian tourists, in which locals and foreigners began to call the city "Pettigrew".
Weather and tourist seasons Pattaya
The climate of Pattaya is tropical, warm all year round. Pattaya is located in a Bay naturally protected from storms and strong winds. The sea here is calm all year round, with almost no waves.
There are three seasons: the rainy season from may to October; dry season from November to February; hot season from March to may.
The perfect time and the peak tourist season is the dry season from November to February, when we have winter. At this time the amount of precipitation is small, and even though the temperature is high, but easily transportable.
However, to visit Pattaya in any time of the year. There are no contraindications to visit her at one time or another. Here is absolutely you can always relax and so the flow of tourists never dries up.
In the season of rain from may to October, the rains here, though, is often very abundant, but they are short and rather serve as a relief from the heat. Sometimes it even rains this rainy season may not be for a few days or even weeks. The sky is almost always clear, but even if it is covered with clouds, you can perfectly sunbathe. At this time (especially may to July) Matures most exotic fruitsthat you can't try at other times of the year. For many independent tourists this time is the most favorite to visit Thailand.
In the hot season from March to may, really hot. The sun was mercilessly shining almost at the Zenith, but the heat saving air conditioners, which are in the hotels, in every store or shopping Mall. But in the evening (after 18 hours), when dusk falls, comes the long-awaited coolness.
The seasons Pattaya by months*
* best time to visit;
appropriate time to visit;
not a recommended time to visit
Weather forecast Pattaya forecast for the near future:
Time in Pattaya
Time difference between Pattaya and Moscow is +4 hours in winter and summer.
This is perhaps one of the most enjoyable time of provajderi for women in Pattaya. To buy in Pattaya, everything is possible, and fairly inexpensive. Another question - where exactly? The most popular malls: "Lotus", "Tops", "Big C," "Royal Garden Plaza", "Central Festival Pattaya", "Friendship supermarket", "Mike Shopping Mall", "Outlet Mall", "Carrefour". Here you can find a great variety of clothing, footwear, goods for home, perfumes and cosmetics, children's goods, etc. branded and local production of good quality.
Located everywhere in the streets and open-air pavilions at local markets sell everything from clothes to Souvenirs. The prices are low, but the quality sometimes leaves much to be desired.
Among the specialized souvenir shops I want to emphasize "Lukdod" and "Otop" is a wholesale gift shops. It is believed that the prices are much lower than in stores, the range is more time for the purchase of gifts is minimal. To bargain here, unlike other stores, not accepted, so the prices are fixed. You just go like the supermarket and put the groceries into the basket, and are calculated at the checkout. If to speak about the truth, then prices in these stores are not quite minimum (if you search long and bargain, you can buy cheaper), but here you will meet almost the entire range of popular mass consumption of Souvenirs all in one place.
Those who are interested in electronics, you can go to a specialty store "Tuk com", where a huge selection of computer hardware, spare parts, cell phones, photo and video equipment and much more. However, if, again, the purity, the price of most goods here is higher than in Russian stores.
And once again, the main advice: in Thailand on the street, at markets and even in some shops it is customary to bargain, and then, as someone once quipped, is one of the unnecessary things you will be able to buy two :-).