Na Jomtien Pattaya
Na Jomtien Pattaya. Jomtien (จอมเทียน) or Jomtien Beach (หาดจอมเทียน, Haat Jomtien), on road signs and road maps also often written Chom Tian, is a town on the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand about 165 km southeast of Bangkok in Chonburi Province. It is about 3 km south of Pattaya and is home to high-rise condominiums, beach side hotels, beaches, and restaurants.
There has been a construction boom in the last several years with many new condominiums as well as housing developments built in the Jomtien area. It has become quite popular with Bangkok residents seeking a second home, as well as with retired expatriates.
The Jomtien Complex includes a large group of shophouses, many restaurants, bars and stores. A recent trend has been the opening of many upscale restaurants along Thappraya Road, the main thoroughfare connecting Pattaya and Jomtien. Also Second Road (running parallel to Beach Road about 400 m inland) was completed in the last few years and now features many new developments and the Jomtien market adjacent to another complex of about 60+ open-air bars.A large number of Russian and Scandinavian nationals visit or live in the area.
Jomtien Beach is known for its water sports (jet skis, para-sailing, scuba diving), and for several annual sponsored sports events and festivals, attracting visitors from around the world.
A 265-meter section of Jomtien Beach (also known as Dongtan Beach) is Pattaya’s only gay beach.
- Getting there by Road
- Via the Bangkok-Chonburi-Pattaya Motorway (Highway 7) The motorway is linked with Bangkok’s Outer Ring Road, (Highway 9) and there is also another entrance at Si Nakharin and Rama IX Junction.
- Via Bang Na-Trat Highway (Highway 34) From Bang Na, Bang Phli, across the Bang Pakong River to Chonburi there is a Chonburi’s bypass that meets Sukhumvit Road., (Highway 3, passing Bang Saen Beach, Bang Phra to Pattaya.
- City roads
- Jomtien Beach Road: this street runs parallel to the beach
- Jomtien Second Road (Thappraya Rd extension): this four-lane road runs parallel to Beach Road and connects to Thappraya Road to the north and Soi Wat Boon to the south.
- Thappraya Road: commences at the northern end of Jomtien Beach Road and at the junction of Jomtien Second Road turns left (north) and forms the main access road to Pattaya.
- Thepprasit Road: this street connects Thappraya Road to Sukhumvit Road.
- Soi Wat Boon: This street connects south Jomtien Beach Road to Sukhumvit Road.
- Soi Chayapruek: This street connects south Jomtien Beach Road to Sukhumvit Road.