The name Pattaya evolved from the march of Phraya Tak (later King Taksin) and his army from Ayutthaya to Chanthaburi, which took place before the fall of the former capital to Burmese invaders in 1767.
Places to see at Pattya :-
Ramayana Water Park :-Ramayana WaterPark offers 21 of the biggest, best, most exhilarating rides, including four that you will find nowhere else in Asia. All are constructed of the highest quality materials to the most exacting internationally-approved safety standards, all are watched over by highly trained operatives and life guards. Our premium water slides are all made by White Water West in Canada, the world’s leading manufacturer and the water we use throughout the park is sourced from our own wells – pure, crystal-clear and safe enough to drink! Ride as much as you want, as often as you want – once you’ve purchased the great value entrance ticket all the rides are free, all day long!
Big Buddha :- Lovely located on top of a high hill, close to Pattaya bay, one can enjoy the view and admire the great Buddha statue. Worthwhile to visit. It is free
Koh Lan ( Coral Island) :- The beautiful beaches of Koh Larn-an idyllic island located just west of Pattaya – make a perfect day trip to visit Coral Island by speed boat – Coral formations and the beautiful underwater life , Take this opportunity to enjoy the various water Sports activities like Parachute , Water Scooter, Banana boat , Under sea walk etc., (Optional cost on your own) Spend the day on the beach Swimming Snorkeling and Sunbathing.