Central Pattaya - Pattaya Klang (พัทยากลาง)
Central Pattaya (Pattaya Klang) is the area of Pattaya adjacent to the middle of Pattaya Beach and extending inland to both the north and south of Central Pattaya Road. This is one of the most popular and lively areas of the city. In Central Pattaya you will find a wide selection of accommodation and dining options, and all kinds of facilities you can imagine as many convenient stores, large malls, bazaars, fast-food restaurants, coffee shops, beer bars and tourist agencies. During the day along the beach there is also a high concentration of the beach activities like jet-ski, banana boat and paragliding, as well as many speedboats at anchor waiting for customers who want to reach Koh Larn. Large numbers of people are drawn by this stretch of Pattaya Beach and the immense CentralFestival Pattaya Beach shopping and entertainment complex. Extending on the entire block next to Soi 9 between Pattaya Beach Road and Pattaya 2nd Road, it's the largest shopping mall in Pattaya. The mall covers an area of 200,000 square meters on 7 floors and houses more than 370 retail shops, 5 anchors, an entertainment complex, a five-floor central department store and a parking for 2,000 cars. By night the nightlife of nearby Soi 7 and Soi 8 that is possibly an even bigger attraction. Although still noisy, these sois have long been a popular alternative to Walking Street, being a more relaxed bar area with generally cheaper drink prices. In recent years quite a few beer bars have been erased to make way for new hotels, but it still remains one of the busiest night spots in Pattaya.