Pattaya is a popular place for both Thais and foreigners because the city has everything tourists need. Traveling there is easy as you can take your own car or ride a bus, a van, or a cab from Bangkok. There is also a ferry service from Hua Hin to Pattaya, which takes about an hour.
There are so many different kinds of places for you to stay in Pattaya such as big hotels, resorts, guest houses, condominiums, and serviced apartments. Most of these places are right next to the beach.
There are many activities you can join in Pattaya such as water sports, sunbathing, go-karting, bungee jumping, horse riding, golf playing, diving, cabaret show watching, and many more.
During night time, all the way down Pattaya road is full of various entertainment options. Here you can always find something to eat, drink, and just somewhere to chill out.
Rayong is a province on the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand with a 100-kilometer-long coast. The city is a center of seafood and various kinds of fruits. With its richness of food and beautiful places, Rayong is one of the must-see cities responding to various styles of visitors. Rayong is famous for naturally peaceful life lovers; it is a place where you can rest peacefully with your love ones or even your very own self. Koh Samet is the island for beach lovers. Hat Sai Kaew is a beach for having fun and parties, while Hat Praow gives you a peaceful beach. Visitors can also enjoy chilling views on the beach in the mainland by going to Mae Pim cape for stunning view. They can also go swimming in clear water and gentle waves.
Apart from tourist attractions, Rayong owns joyful festivals and traditional activities especially Rayong Fruit Festival occurring annually during May when fruit reaches its peak season. There is a lot of activities such as fruit parade, fruit competition, Miss Fruit Gardener Contest, and you can buy fruits in cheaper price.
Once visiting Rayong, you cannot miss eating fresh seafood which is available along the beaches and in the restaurants. Shrimp paste, dried salted shrimp, dried squid and salted fish from Ban Phe market are popular products which are well-packed for convenient transport.
There is a great variety of Thai food for you to try, both main dishes and desserts. You can also try local foods, which are different in each part of the country. Northern Thai meals usually feature sticky rice, Nam Prik (spicy chili paste), fresh vegetable, and soup, northeastern Thai meals are famous for their spicy and sour dishes and an essential condiment Pla Ra (fermented fish sauce), while traditional southern foods are well-known for their herbs and spices.
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