It’s hard to briefly sum up Thailand’s most infamous beach city, but Pattaya is a mini universe unto itself. Sure, there are go-go bars, cabaret clubs, and all-you-can-guzzle eateries, but you will also find night markets, botanical gardens, and themed parks. Pattaya is a great destination, whether you’re a solo traveler or with family. Just half an hour from the city center is Silverlake Vineyard, the most Tuscan landscape east of Florence, complete with a Tuscan-style residential village. Then there’s the recreation of a 17th-century Versailles garden in Nong Nooch Tropical Garden and even a Swiss Sheep Farm. To chill away from the crowds, Jom Tien is a quiet beach with a few bars and restaurants and plenty of empty beach stretches to find yourself again. Don’t miss the one-of-a-kind music, arts, and food festival, Wonderfruit every winter led by a strong ecological ethos.