Pattaya city is located on the eastern coast of the
country at latitude 13° N and longitude 101°
E in the area of Chon Buri province. It is 147 km. from
Bangkok. It lies parallel to Sukhumwit Road on its east
and the coastline on its west.
Pattaya occupies an area of 208.1 sq. km. that is divided
into 53.44 sq. km. of land and 154.66 sq. km. of islands
and sea. Its coastline is 15 km. long.
The climate of Pattaya can be divided into 3 periods:
cool to warm (from November to February), hot and humid
(from March to May), and hot and rainy (from June to
Pattaya has a plain on the coast with some high mountains
on its south. The area on the east slopes down toward
the sea on the west.
Pattaya city has been administered under a special autonomous
system since 1978. It has a status comparable to a municipality
and is separately administered by the mayor of Pattaya
city who is responsible for making policies, organizing
public services, and supervising all employees of Pattaya
Standard Thai language. English is widely used.
90% of labour in Pattaya work in tourism that is the
highlight of Pattaya. Tourist attractions including
land and marine destinations, and nighttime entertainment.
There are no native products.
Internet cafes are ubiquitous and hotels often have wi-fi for guests.