Pattaya is a resort city on the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand, located 100 km southeast of Bangkok. Rapidly growing and developing, the place is a mix of beachfront hotels and towers, shopping, and some seedier elements. The best places for running in Pattaya are the wide beach-side paths along Pattaya Beach and Jomtien Beach. It’s also fun to take a hilly run up Phra Tamnak Mountain and around Buddha Hill to enjoy great views and see the Golden Buddha and Giant Buddha. We’ve also researched some of the best parks and roads that that are good for running in Pattaya and vicinity. Ko Lan Island, a 45-minute ferry ride from Pattaya, is a popular day trip — and features some nice beach and road running there.
A couple of notes about running in Pattaya: the weather is hot and humid nearly year-round — best to go early! Many of of the roads in Pattaya are congested and don’t have a sidewalk, so please use caution. Also, there can be petty theft, so be careful about carrying money/phone.