Pattaya, a picturesque seaside resort, is located about 165 km southeast of Bangkok, in Chon Buri Province of Thailand, between 12°55'39"N latitude and 100°52'31"E longitude. It spreads over an area of approximately 208 sq km with a 15 km long and scenic coastline. Nearest international airport from Pattaya is Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok and one can reach Pattaya from the airport just in two hours. The city sits parallel to Sukhumvit Road on its east and the coastline on its west.
Pattaya-Chonburi Metropolitan Area
Apart from being a premier holiday destination, Pattaya is also the
center of the Pattaya-Chonburi Metropolitan Area and is a self governing
special municipal area. The place hosts a number of private industrial
estates for light industry.
The town has high mountains to the south and plain on the coast.
Eastern region slopes down towards the sea on the west. Coastal Pattaya
can be segregated into five sub-districts - North Pattaya (Pattaya Nua),
South Pattaya (Pattaya Tai), Central Pattaya (Pattaya Klang), Buddha
Hill (between South Pattaya and Jomtien Beach) and Naklua (just north of
Network of Roads
A feature of Pattaya is its fine network of roads. Beach Road runs
North-South along the Bay, bordering the main beach, Pattaya Second Road
and Pattaya Third Road as well as the main Sukhumvit Road coastal
highway. Beach Road and the Second Road are both one-way routes, running
parallel to each other. Several east-west streets (locally called sois)
connect these two main roads. Some other famous Pattaya roads are North
Pattaya Road, Central Pattaya Road and South Pattaya Road.