The half-moon-shaped Pattaya Beach is 4 kilometers long with a road running parallel to the beach. From the mid-section to the southern end of the area, there is a vast array of restaurants, bars, department stores, souvenir stores, as well as other places of entertainment. To the north of the beach are various mini-resorts and hotels in a quieter atmosphere.

It’s actually free to stroll along the beaches, but operators will charge you for the services they provide, i.e. the beach chair. A price is roughly $0.5 per chair, though bargaining is rather customary in Thailand.

The variety of nighttime activities continuing until dawn is so diverse that every person would easily find diversions appealing to individual tastes and moods. Most likely any fantasy can be fulfilled, especially after sunset.

After dark, the extension of Beach road in Pattaya turns into a promenade (disallowed only for public transport), transformed into one of the hottest nightspot. A hunting ground beaming with neon lights and music, where fellow holiday-makers youths & aged alike, find an endless array of dining, shopping or entertainment establishments.
Worthy of notice is the disco in Pattaya. A disco is not just a dance palace, but more of a hi-tech extravaganza filled with flashing lights, trendy music, and fun loving crowds.

Pattaya is famous for its incredible nightlife activities, and is the jewel in its crown outshining the rest with an incredible array of things to see and do. One can enjoy Thai-boxing or some glaring erotic shows, a wide variety of fascinating shops, restaurants, bars, clubs, discos and other pleasurable establishments, side-by-side with all kinds of shopping. The only required skill is that of time management, so one can experience all the wonders and be on time for what is next.

Below is a list of recommended Pattaya bars:

Queen Victoria Inn: authentic traditional English pub, with excellent international menu and a good selection of imported beers on tap. Live music and carvery on Sundays. 437/137-8 Soi Yodsak (Soi 6), Pattaya, Chonburi 20260, Tel: 038 425 418, 38 362 523, Mobile: 086 060 6210, Fax: 038 424 941
Bamboo Bar: live music plays nightly in this busy bar and streetside lounge. Reasonably priced drinks. Near the seafront on South Pattaya Road. 410/35 Thappraya Road (near Jomtien Beach), Tel: 038 232 315, Fax: 038 232 315,

Hard Rock Café: DJ and house band spin discs and cover tracks in this popular international franchise bar with large cocktail menu. 429 Moo 9, Pattaya Beach Road, Nongprue, Banglamung, Chonburi 20150, Tel: 038 428 755, Fax: 038 421 673, Open: Mon-Sun 11.00 to 02.00.

Hopf Brew House: popular German beer hall hosting live music and fresh ale and a lively atmosphere. 219 Moo 10, Soi Yamato (Soi 17), Beach Road, Pattaya, Tel: 038 429 008.

Pig and Whistle: often packed English local with sports, quiz nights and a damn fine breakfast. 217/34 Moo10, Pattaya City, Chonburi 20260, Tel: 038 361 315, Fax: 038 361 272, open: 8.30 to 24.00.
Shamrock: fun and lively British-run ‘family’ bar, an oasis of sanity among the girlie bars of Pattayaland, South Pattaya, tel: +66 (0) 38 425 417.

Kum Pun: Thai country-and-western-style bar with nightly live music of the Thai folk, and soft rock variety. 380/5 Soi 2, Pattaya 2nd Road, Central Pattaya, Tel: 038 424 673

Mojo Club: relaxing jazz club where you can sing your blues away with the talented musicians. Jomtiem Complex Condotel, off Thanon Thep Prasit, Pattaya.

Green Bottle: cosy, well-run pub with a good reputation and central location. 216/3 M.10, 2nd Road, Pattaya, Tel: 038 429 870, Fax: 038 424 566, open: daily 11.00 to 02.00.



Cosmetic Surgery and Dental Holidays are more popular in Thailand as the word get out about the affordability, expertise and the wonderful care that is available to foreign clients.
Dental holiday packages in Thailand are becoming a favorite with the cost of dental being less than half, of similar treatments in America and Europe.

The hard part of your decision to go for dental care in Thailand is where to go. According to All About Me Holiday Makeovers, they chose The Bangkok Hospital Group particularly Pattaya and Phuket for the best places to go not only for your Cosmetic Surgery Holidays. But for, Dental, Medical and Reconstructive Surgeries as well. Not only do they have fully qualified and experienced surgeons, facilities and state-of-the-art equipment; their attention to clients needs has to be experienced to be believed.


Bangkok Hospital Pattaya
Pattaya city is a tourist resort known around the world. A huge number of international tourists visit this city each year. In addition, Pattaya is connected to the important industrial estates of the country on the Eastern Seaboard.

Bangkok Hospital Pattaya is trusted by 100,000 international patients each year (40 percent of total number of all our patients). The hospital provides interpreters covering more than 20 different languages to assist patients in all matters covering communication with the medical personnel, health insurance translations, and embassy liaison and also referral services.

The hospital also has a cultural and language training courses for the staff to make sure they understand the cultural differences and develop their language skills to provide the best service for the international patients. Of course, all patients are equally important for Bangkok Hospital Pattaya, with the same standards and medical technology.

Bangkok Hospital Phuket

The hospital opened on the 22nd of May 1995 for locals and tourists, whether Thai or from any of the 127 nationalities who have gone to make Phuket one of the premier tourist locations in the world.

Bangkok Hospital Phuket a member of the fastest growing Bangkok Hospital Network in Thailand, a high quality International hospital in South East Asian region. Bangkok Hospital Phuket is the forefront of hospital advances in comprehensive ranges of medical treatments and medical technology with a unique Thai-ness hospitality.



Top three recommended family friendly hotels in Phuket, Thailand are as follows :


The Real Touch of Andaman's Pearl

Relax and enjoy your day outdoors in a large swimming pool with Jacuzzi, together with separate Children's pool for kids.

Taste various select cuisines in the Suites Restaurant and enjoy your favorite snacks and beverages at our The Poolside Snack Corner.

Spend your sporting time in our Fitness Center, 2 Tennis Courts and also a Sauna.

A Kids Room provides a place for children to relax and enjoy recreational activities. Our Library and Internet corner provides the place for keeping up-to-date with recent news and information. Feel at ease at our Lobby Bar with several beverages.

The hotel's spacious Lobby provides comfort and convenience with fully equipped communication devices.

Suitable for all kinds of meetings and parties, our Conference Room can serve for business meetings to private parties.

Learn Fruit Carving or enjoy our various educational activities with your friends and family with support by our friendly staff.

Thai Food Cooking Class: have fun creating your own Thai dishes instructed by our experienced chef and get your certificate after the class.


A tropical retreat in the heart of Patong

Hotel boutique resort Royal Phawadee Village is 100 meters from the beach and two minutes walk from the world famous nightlife and shopping of Patong beach.

Yet despite its proximity to everything you need in Patong, there is a stillness and quiet inside the resort that ensures a completely relaxed stay on your vacation.

Within a day of your arrival you will start to feel the benefit of our outstanding location and the entirely natural surroundings.



Patong Merlin Hotel provides superb facilities and services. Enjoy, unwind and relax by experiencing an authentic Thai Massage or by visiting Merlin' Spa where you can rejuvenate and recharge yourself.

The Spa uses natural products prepared by well-trained staff which will sooth through your nerves giving you a relaxing feeling.

Kids between 5 to 12 are free to come in Kids Club. Activities are available twice a day, There are many interesting activities like making pictures with wool, drawing, funny sand activities, balloon marking, making pictures with dried and fresh flowers, mask making or playing jigsaw.



The Songkran Festival lasts for several days and is a traditional celebration that welcomes in the Thai New Year. It is one of the biggest and brightest celebrations in Thailand making it a great time to visit the country to participate in this fun and friendly event.

On the first day it is traditional for Thais to clean their house in preparation for the year ahead. The following day is given over to the preparation of food and special meals to be consumed over the coming days. The third day is the start of the Thai New Year.

On the third day, it is marked by religious ceremonies which usually take place early in the morning. Come the afternoon, it's time for the water fights which rage through the streets during which everybody, including tourists, are targets. The day is celebrated all over the country with various special events and attractions.

A popular town with tourists, Chiang Mai is a great place to soak up the atmosphere of this unique festival. The whole town gets involved in the celebrations with beauty pageants, feasts, parades, ceremonies and, of course, a huge water fight.

For more information :

Tourism Authority of Thailand Northern Office (Tourist Info)
105/1 Chiang Mai-Lamphun Road
Amphoe Mueang
Chiang Mai 50000

Tel +66 53 248 604.



The Meaning of Songkran Festival in Thailand

Songkran is the Thai traditional New Year and an occasion for family reunion. At this time, people from the rural areas who are working in the city usually return home to celebrate the festival. Thus, when the time comes, Bangkok temporarily turns into a deserted city.

The festival falls on April 13 and the annual celebration is held throughout the kingdom. In fact, “Songkran” is a Thai word which means “move” or “change place” as it is the day when the sun changes its position in the zodiac. It is also known as the “Water Festival” as people believe that water will wash away bad luck.

This Thai traditional New Year begins with early morning merit-making offering food to Buddhist monks and releasing caged birds to fly freely into the sky. During this auspicious occasion, any animals kept will be set free. Paying homage to one’s ancestors is an important part of the day. People will pay their respects to the elders by pouring scented water over the palms of their hands. The elders in return wish the youngsters good luck and prosperity.

In the afternoon, after performing a bathing rite for Buddha images and the monks, the celebrants both young and old, joyfully splash water on each other.

The most-talked about celebration takes place in the northern province of Chiang Mai where Songkran is celebrated from April 13 to 15. During this period, people from all parts of the country flock there to enjoy the water festival, to watch the Miss Songkran Contest and the beautiful parades.
In Bangkok, the Buddha image “Buddhasihing” is brought out from the National Museum for people to sprinkle lustral water at Sanam Luang opposite the Grand Palace.