Pattaya is a Thai city on the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand, famous for its beaches. Back in the 1960s, it was a quiet fishing village, and now attracts thousands of tourists thanks to resort hotels, high-rise apartment buildings, shopping centers, bars with pop performances and clubs open around the clock. Not far from the city on the hillside is the temple of Phra-Yai with a golden Buddha statue 18 meters high. In Pattaya, several golf courses are broken with a unique landscape, with a wonderful view of the bay. The city is inhabited by 320,000 people.