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Cultural Melting Pot Pattaya

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Pattaya is a melting pot of culture which gives Pattaya it's own unique Pattaya culture.

Located about 15 kilometers southeast of Bangkok, nestled on the Gulf of Siam and its famed beaches, Pattaya attracts people for diverse backgrounds and with diverse interests.

The Pattaya culture has an interesting story and has become a resort city sought by millions of travelers over the last five decades. Many people refer to Pattaya as the Thai Riviera and a true "east meets west" city. The city has a life of its own and the diversity of its people is part of what makes Pattaya an attraction to millions. The Pattaya culture is one of many cultures.

The primary cultural influences include Thai, Indian, Chinese, Malay, Vietnamese, American and Australian influences. This diversity ads to the allure of Pattaya and is one of the many reasons it remains extremely popular.

Melting Pot of Restaurants

The fact that Pattaya has a melding of cultures is partly the reason there are many diverse and fantastic restaurants. Pattaya cuisine is made up of many cuisines influenced from visitors from around the world. You can explore a variety of different cuisines while staying in Pattaya including: Ali Baba (Indian), Ciao (Pizza/Italian), JJ Pizza (Pizza/Italian), Queen Victoria Inn (English Pub), Rice Mill (Chinese), Vientiane (Thai, Indonesian), Tips (Breakfast), Pig 'n Whistle (English Pub), Heidelberg (German) Henry J. Bean's (Mexican, Steak), Lobster Pot (Seafood), Pectopah (Russian), PIC Kitchen (Thai), Bruno's (French), Royal Cliff Beach Hotel (Indian), Shenanigans (Pub) and Sugar Hut.

Every night of the week you can enjoy a different, completely diverse menu at the incredible restaurants of Pattaya. This is one of the many aspects of the Pattaya culture that keeps the city vibrant.

Pattaya: Diversity of visitors

In addition to the melding of cultures in restaurants, diverse groups of people also enjoy Pattaya. From families, singles and couples, to gays and lesbians, bikers and revelers, there is something for everyone in Pattaya. The diverse cultural blend makes Pattaya a tolerant city that welcomes all visitors.

Pattaya: welcoming Thai culture

The Thai culture is an accepting culture. People are always respectful and travelers should be aware of that. Show proper respect when transacting business, entering a place of worship, etc. Make sure you never touch a Monk as this is highly inappropriate.

The diversity and welcoming attitude of Pattaya is one of the main reasons it remains a popular destination for local and International travelers looking for the ideal holiday location. Incredible beaches, terrific daytime and nighttime recreation, great food and affordable, high quality accommodations all add to the allure of this melting pot known as Pattaya.

Last Updated: 15 Jan 2008

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