Pattaya is a popular, coastal resort city located on the coasts of the Gulf of Thailand. It is around 150 km away from Bangkok. The vast range of hotels and guest houses here make it a popular weekend retreat that offers a wide range of things to do, along with a myriad of multi cuisine eating options. It is mainly populated by a vibrant fusion of various cultures from all over the world. The family-friendly Jomtien Beach nearby is recommended if the visually raunchy feel of Pattaya does not appeal to you.