Location, Climate: Pattaya is a vibrant seaside resort in Thailand. It is situated in the province of Chonburi and southeast of Bangkok. Pattaya features a cool season, hot season and rainy season. Most tourists prefer booking discount hotels in Pattaya during the cool season (November to February) when there is little rain and the climate is mild. Book online to enjoy huge discount on accommodation. Brief History: Pattaya used to be a small fishing village called “Pad Tha Ya” during the 1950s. The city became a tourist destination in 1959 and was established as a municipality in 1964. The American troops used Pattaya as a leisure center during the Vietnam War and because of that more hotels, bars and shops were built in the area. Events, Landmarks, Activities: Pattaya hosts numerous festivals annually and those who are into sports should definitely attend the Pattaya Marathon in July, Bang Saen Speed Festival in February and Chonburi Buffalo Race in October or November. A trip to Pattaya won't be complete without visiting its gorgeous beaches such as the tourist favorite Pattaya Beach and the more peaceful Jomtien Beach. The more popular attractions in Pattaya include the Sanctuary of Truth, Nong Nooch Tropical Garden, Mini Siam and Sri Racha Tiger Zoo. Transportation: Baht Buses are the most convenient and cheapest way to get around Pattaya. Just wave if you see one and press the buzzer located on top if you want to get down. Another great option is by riding a motorbike taxi with a driver wearing numbered vests. Rent a motorbike or a car to freely explore Pattaya.