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Thailand: Pattaya Part 1


Weclome To Pattaya

Brief introduction

Pattaya is a resort city located on the eastern coastline of Thailand. Is about 140 km southeast of the capital city of Bangkok. Pattaya city is packed with many tourists from all over the world. You can find countless entertainment like pubs, go-go bars, clubs, floating making, shopping mall, etc.

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Despite the fact that is a beach resort, there's nothing spectacular about Pattaya beach except for the infamous walking street.

Unlike Koh Samui or Phuket, Pattaya is not an ideal place for sight-seeing due to the heavy development of residential building and entertainment facilities. In other words, you won't find beautiful clear crystal seawater or clear greenery hills.

Although it maybe a top attraction in Thailand, it is not a highly-recommended place for nature-lovers especially.

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Pattaya Soi 4 (left picture) and Pattaya main beach (right picture)

Most of the times you would find Pattaya crawling with sex tourists due to Pattaya's ubiquitous night clubs and bars which i find it quite depressing at times. However, that doesn't mean you must skip Pattaya because i'm going to show you that Pattaya can be just as awesome as any other beach resort in any tropical country. :)


How to go to Pattaya?

Take the BTS sky-train and alight at Victory Monument Station (picture below). Go to exit 2 and you will see a Century shopping mall just beside the station. Take the stairs down and walk to a side road filled with parked white mini-buses. The ticket office is located just beside the shopping mall.

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Victory Monument Station

You will find many ticket booths there. Look out for the booth that provide transport to Pattaya. The price is 120 bhat per person and is a 2 hour journey. Is not going to be comfortable but is cheap and the fastest way to get there unless you want a cab which could cost up to 2000 bhat!.

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Mini-bus to Pattaya

Posted by LesCrazy 23:01 Archived in Thailand Tagged beaches Comments (0)

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