Its youthfulness does not seem to hinder its appeal however as five million tourists make their way here every year to take in the sights, sounds and girls on offer. For many visitors the sex tourism industry that booms here is part of the attraction but Pattaya is increasingly becoming an appealing destination for families.
There are countless girlie bars and shows on offer for every tourist, with most of them being centered on Walking Street. However, for those who wish to visit as a family quieter areas and manmade attractions such as zoos, museums and elephant parks offer great diversions from the night scene.
This areas takes up most of the Banglamung coastline and is divided into a larger section, which extends east of Naklua Beach (the most northern beach in Pattaya), and Pattaya Beach (the main beach) as well as the cape of Buddha Hill, which is south of Pattaya Beach. This area is perfect for people wanting to escape the frenetic nature of the main beach.
This beach lies just outside the main drag of Pattaya and is popular with local Thais heading out of Bangkok for the weekend and families. However, while it is quieter than the center of Pattaya, there are still many bars and restaurants to choose from.