news, analysis, lifestyle & travel from thailand and southeast asia header image 2

Things to do in Pattaya

March 13th, 2008 · No Comments

Pattaya is notorious as a sleaze and sand sort of place, but the city is starting to move upmarket and there are several interesting sights around the city. Greg Lowe goes in search of the other side of Pattaya.

‘Cultural’ and ‘Pattaya’ are words not normally used in the same sentence. The latter more often than not conjures up images of fat farang, dodgy women and a host of sleazy seaside bars.

Pattaya’s reputation as a seedy centre has grown ever since it became a stop off point for lust driven GI’s on their way to and from the Vietnam War. Such an image is understandably hard to shift, so it may come as a surprise that if you care to look beyond the neon haze of Bangkok’s nearest seaside resort town there are a number of enriching activities to partake in. read more…

Tags: features · publications · travel ·

0 responses so far ↓

  • There are no comments yet...Kick things off by filling out the form below.

Leave a Comment