Chonburi province, the nearest seaside town where located at the Bay of Bangkok at the northern end of the Gulf of Thailand. It is approximately 80 kilometers from Bangkok. The area boasts abundant natural resources, which are highlighted by delightful beaches, local colors, traditions, delicacies and fresh seafood. This is a popular resort among Bangkokians who seek the nearest escape from hectic weekly schedules as Chonburi has something for everyone.
Pattaya, 147km southeast of Bangkok, is Thailand's busiest beach resort, with many hotels and guesthouses from bugeted to high end spread along Hat Pattaya and adjoining Naklua and Jomtien beaches.
The original name of Pattaya was from the march of Phraya Tak which later known as King Taksin the Great and his followers from Ayutthaya to Chanthaburi just before the fall of the Ayutthaya Kingdom to the Burmese invaders in 1767.
Nowadays, Pattaya is not only famous with its beaches paradise and night life but also temples and fun park. Do pay a visit to one of the uniquely built Thai-Indian style temple namely Wat Yangsangvararam, quite a tongue twisted temple name.