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Car Hire Pattaya
About Pattaya, Thailand
Pattaya is a city located 100km southeast of Bangkok on the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand. It was nothing more than a fishing village until the 1960s, when U.S. soldiers on leave during the Vietnam War began arriving. Nowadays it is a beach resort that draws more than 4 million visitors annually, with an abundance of resort hotels and Asia's biggest beachfront shopping mall, the CentralFestival Pattaya Beach Mall on Beach Road.
An infamous party destination, Pattaya City is trying to rebrand itself as a family holiday destination. The city centres on Ao Pattaya, a broad sickle-shaped bay that originated as one of Thailand's first beach resorts in the 1960s. Enjoy peaceful strolls and beautiful coastal views from the oceanfront promenade.
Car rental in Pattaya is a great way to explore the neighbouring beaches, such as Jomtien and Ko Phai. Take time to visit the Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden and the Sanctuary of Truth, a wooden shrine with glorious views of the ocean. Drive to Naklua Bay, directly north of Pattaya Bay, where the beaches are cleaner and more tranquil than Pattaya Beach. They include Naklua Beach, Crescent Moon Beach, Palm Beach, and Wong Amat Beach.