Thailand Getaway in Bangkok and on Beaches of Pattaya
On this nine-day, seven-night vacation in Thailand, you’ll split your time between the capital city of Bangkok and the beaches of Pattaya. With ample free time, you can customize the trip to your liking, whether you’re interested in partying, relaxing on a quiet beach, or strolling through Buddhist temples and flower markets. The package includes roundtrip airfare to Bangkok from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), San Francisco International Airport (SFO), McCarran International Airport (LAS), O’Hare International Airport (ORD), John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ), or Vancouver International Airport (YVR).
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Days 1–5: Explore big-city life in Bangkok
After touching down in Bangkok, you’ll be transported to the Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok, located on the banks of the Chao Phraya River. Named the best hotel in the city by TripAdvisor in 2012, it’s steps from a number of cultural and historical attractions. You’ll get to explore the city on a guided sightseeing tour that includes a visit to Chinatown, where you’ll see the famous Golden Buddha statue at the temple of Wat Traimit and wind your way through tiny alleyways lined with food stalls.
- Wat Pho, the largest temple in the city, houses a 150-foot-long reclining Buddha statue. Traditional Thai massages are performed here, and for a small donation you can receive a blessing from a monk.
- The city has many floating markets, including Damnoen Saduak, where vendors sell fruits, vegetables, and sweets from long-tailed boats.<p>
Days 6–9: Relax on the beaches of Pattaya
On the morning of Day 6, you’ll board a shuttle to make your way from Bangkok to Pullman Pattaya Hotel G, a chic beach resort. You can spend your time here however you like: lounge in a cabana beside the beautifully tiled pool, rent a bike and explore the town, or unwind with spa services administered beside a lotus pond.
Pattaya got its start as a quiet fishing village, but the arrival of US service members in the 1950s brought a crop of rowdy nightclubs and bars. It’s still pretty easy to find neon lights and blaring music if you’re looking to party, especially in the southern part of town. But there are also fine-dining restaurants, music festivals, and even regular polo matches. After you’ve sampled both sides of Pattaya, you’ll be taken back to Bangkok on the last day of the trip to catch your flight home.
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