Pattaya is a vibrant coastal city located only 147 km from Bangkok, located on the coast and boasting a vast shoreline of sandy beaches.  It is a fantastic travel destination attracting couples, families, backpackers as well as business travelers. Pattaya has plenty on offer and caters for numerous tastes - for those who like adventure and sports there are options ranging from golf, horse-riding and bungee jumping, to water-sports such as scuba diving, jet-skiing, windsurfing and kite surfing. Pattaya has a wide variety of shopping opportunities including numerous markets, large malls/shopping centers, night markets and a floating market.  There are many popular attractions in the area, including the Sancutary of Truth, Nong Nooch Tropical Garden and an array of cabaret shows. Pattaya is well known for its vibrant nightlife, providing many restaurants, bars and clubs, along with the famous 'Walking Street'; there are also plans to build a super casino imminently, the first casino in Thailand!  However, the city also caters for families offering quieter areas such as Jomtien, which also has numerous restaurants and entertainment venues.