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
Gulf of Thailand
Gulf of Thailand about 165 km south-east 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
1 The town
4 See also
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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
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. In particular there are 2 large Norwegian colonies, called
Nordic and New Nordic on the Pratumnak Hill.
Jomtien Beach is known for its water sports (jet skis, para-sailing,
scuba diving), and for several annual sponsored sports events, such as
a Jet Ski World Cup event, and festivals, attracting visitors from
around the world.
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
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
Soi Wat Boon: This street connects south
Jomtien Beach Road to
Soi Chayapruek: This street connects south
Jomtien Beach Road to
Pattaya is served by frequent bus services from Bangkok's Northern Bus
Terminal (Mo Chit) and the Eastern Bus Terminal (Ekamai). Buses from
Pattaya serve nearby provincial towns and direct long distance routes
serve many provincial capitals. City and suburban services are mainly
provided by blue songthaews. They are available to the
bus terminal to take passengers to Jomtien Beach.
There is now a regular bus service from the bus depot on Thappraya
Road (just north of Theprasit Rd intersection) to Suvarnabhumi
There are some metered taxis and air-conditioned vans operating for
private hire from some hotel car-parks. Songthaews (aka "bahtbus") are
the most popular mode of public transportation, and run from Jomtien
Beach to north Pattaya. On the regular route the cost is 10 baht for
shorter distances and most
Pattaya destinations or 20 baht for north
Pattaya and beyond. However they can be much higher if asked to go to
a designated destination. Motorbike taxis generally operate in the
town and suburbs, and are mainly used by locals for short distances.
Jomtien Beach is about 1-1/2 hours, or 120 km by road from
Suvarnabhumi Airport, the Bangkok international hub. By road, it is
Sukhumvit Road and Motorway 7 from Bangkok. There is a
new airport bus service terminal located on Thappraya Road just north
of the Thepprasit Road intersection. South of
Jomtien Beach the
U-Tapao International Airport (UTP) is now open to air traffc, it is
about 50 min drive, or 40 km by road.
Jomtien travel guide from Wikivoyage
Coordinates: 12°52′56″N 100°53′37″E / 12.882335°N
100.893728°E / 12.882335