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 the Burmese invaders in 1767.
When his army arrived at the vicinity of what is now Pattaya, Phraya Tak encountered the troops of Nai Klom, who tried to intercept him. When the two leaders met face to face, Nai Klom was awed by Phraya Tak's dignified manner and his army's strict discipline. He then surrendered without a fight. The place the two armies confronted each other was called Thap Phraya, which means the Army of the Phraya. This was later changed to Phatthaya, which means the wind blowing from the southwest to the northeast at the beginning of the rainy season. Today the city is officially known as Pattaya.
For centuries, Pattaya was a small fishing village. But a change occurred on April 26, 1961, when the first group of about 100 American servicemen who were fighting in the Vietnam War arrived in Pattaya for relaxation. From this beginning, Pattaya became a popular beach resort which now attracts over 4 million visitors a year. Fishermen's huts along the beach were replaced by resort hotels and retail stores, including Asia's largest beachfront shopping mall, the CentralFestival Pattaya Beach Mall.
Every Room Has
Every Room Has
- High Quality Bedroom Furniture
- Western Standard Bathroom & Shower
- King Size Bed (no additional guest charges)
- Wall Safe
- Free Wifi Internet Connections
- 42 Inch LCD TV & DVD players
- Fan and Air Conditioning
- Secure key card entry system and CCTV
- Tea and coffee facilities
- Table & Chairs
- Daily Towels & Lined
- Free bottled water
China Garden Restaurant & Hotel
Moo 10 Soi Lengkee, Pattaya, Bang Lamung,
038 4250 01
+66 (0)83 886 9558