The coastal city of Pattaya in Thailand has made a splash on the travel scene, earning the 7th spot in TripAdvisor’s prestigious ranking of the “Top Emerging Destinations” worldwide.
The ranking, announced on January 12th, 2024, is based on millions of reviews and ratings submitted by the TripAdvisor community throughout the past year. With less than 1% of the platform’s 8 million listed places receiving the coveted Travellers’ Choice Award, being named a “Top Emerging Destination” is a true testament to Pattaya’s excellence in the tourism industry, notes TripAdvisor in its announcement.
According to the list, Pattaya secures the 7th spot globally among the 25 emerging destinations.
“Visiting the city of Pattaya is an excellent way to explore the beautiful beaches along the Gulf of Thailand,” TripAdvisor says in the announcement. “Jomtien Beach, with its relaxing atmosphere, is particularly suitable for family outings and is a popular spot for water sports and seaside massages. The large Buddha statue at Wat Khao Phra Bat also serves as a guardian for the city. Meanwhile, the ancient grandeur of the Sanctuary of Truth showcases reverence for Buddhist and Hindu art and architecture. In the evening, numerous bars and dance clubs offer a variety of entertainment options for adults.”
The following is a glimpse at the top 10 emerging destinations according to TripAdvisor:
- Tokyo, Japan
- Seoul, South Korea
- Halong Bay, Vietnam
- Palawan, Philippines
- Sa Pa, Vietnam
- Bogota, Colombia
- Pattaya, Thailand
- Alajuela, Costa Rica
- Phnom Penh, Cambodia
- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia