City of Pattaya
The city of Pattaya is a self governing special municipal
area which covers the whole tambon Nong Prue and Na Kluea
and parts of Huai Yai and Nong Pla Lai.
It is located in the heavily industrial Eastern
Seaboard zone, along with Si Racha, Laem Chabang, and
Chon Buri. However, it remains mostly a tourist city,
with very light industry. Pattaya is second only to
Bangkok in high rise buildings, as many condos for
foreign residents are built, and has a modest skyline.
The city's economy benefits from its relative proximity
to Bangkok. Pattaya is also the center of the
Pattaya-Chonburi Metropolitan Area, the conurbation in