Location: Asia, Thailand
Gents, this is the place
to be. South Pattaya Beach is to Thailand what Las Vegas is to the
United States, except instead of slot machines, it's outright packed
out with more bars and bar girls than you can imagine. Yes, it would
seem as if all the girls you will meet in this small town are hookers
end each and every one of them is there to fuck and suck your brains
Ask me how many girls, how many bars, how many times you can score
with the women and my answer is, "Countless". I even attempted
to do a bar and bar girl count in South Pattaya and failed, due
to exhaustion. After counting more than 192 bars, with an average
of a good fifteen girls in each bar (that's a round figure of 3,000
girls), I got a migraine headache and had to quit. I know there
are more bars and girls because I never counted the large cluster
of bars on Soi 2 and vicinity (I'd guess there are a good 50 bars
there, at least). Add to the bar girls another 500 to 1,000 free
lancers (i.e., girls not employed by a bar) and you are looking
at enough willing ladies to last you a life time.
South Pattaya Beach Resort - yes, there is a North Pattaya and a
Central Pattaya - is a city within a city. It's basically a tourist
resort with nothing but bars, more bars, and even more bars. Okay,
so besides the bars you also have an endless number of hotels, great
restaurants (some fabulous places to eat!), daytime fund spots (such
as the zoo and water park) and enough shops and malls to keep you
busy for the next three months. In fact, if you bring your wife
from the states, she will also be in shopping heaven ...ahh, scratch
that. You don't want to bring the wife or kids on this trip.
Pattaya has something for everyone. If you don't like the fairer
sex, there are enough gay bars to wet your fancy. For example, if
you go to Soi Pattayaland 2, right around the corner you'll see
the sexy Boys Boys Boys bars. You can't miss it. Actually, I can.
Homosexuality is not my cup of tea. I like women. Now for you weirdo's
out there that don't like either men or women, Pattaya has something
for you as well. No, we're not talking animals ...well, almost.
Pattaya is infamous for what the Thai's call the "lady-boys",
that is, the transvestites. Yes, we are talking about men who dress
up as women, including a few of which have undergone surgery and
had dick cut off and then shaped into a pussy so they can facilitate
sexual intercourse from a man. Scary thought, if you ask me. Well,
back to the saner side of sex, the girls. If you are not getting
laid in Pattaya every single day, I gather you ran out of money
(there are few girls who will fuck you for free out here), or perhaps
you decided the life of a celibate is more noteworthy and became
a Buddhist monk (monks are forbidden to have any physical contact
with women). You could also be one of those guys who is so paranoid
of AIDS you think that just by looking at a Thai girl you'll explode.
My sympathies to any of you who fit those categories. Why? Because
then you would be missing out on the world's greatest sex destination,
South Pattaya Beach Resort
women are generally very petite, weighing between 85 and 105 pounds.
With the exception of the new fad to dye the hair blonde or add a
reddish tint, Thai women have extremely beautiful black, silk-like
hair. Most of the bar girls simply love sex and will surprise
you with a few positions and techniques of their own. Few of
them speak English, but most of them have mastered the line, "[Lets]
Go [to your] hotel [to have sex]...How much you pay me?" The
average Thai bar girl is motivated primarily by money, few by love
and romance. It is estimated that 10% of the population of women (about
30 million) in their mid to late teens and twenties work either part
time or full time in the sex industry. The most beautiful and exotic
women will be found in Bangkok, many originally from the northern
parts of Thailand. Most women who work the sex industry do so to gain
wealth and to help support their families, many of whom are in utter
poverty. While the mainstream media has portrayed most Thai bar girls
as prostituted children who are helpless victims of poverty, this
in nothing less than a myth; the reality is the vast majority are
mature adults who have willingly continued to work in the sex
industry not out of need, but out of greed. The average cute bar girl
probably earns a better salary, relatively speaking, than most college
graduates in the USA. Thai bar girls are extremely sensual, they praise
beauty and wealth, follow closely the virtues of Buddhism, understand
and service well the sexual needs of the foreigner, seeing him as
their ticket to a life of fame and fortune.
What to Expect
You can expect to easily get laid in Thailand seven nights a week,
365 days a year, with a bar girl in her early to mid twenties. The
problem you will have is not finding girls to sleep with, but avoiding
the thousands of willing women who will be begging you to take them
home for an evening of pleasure, I kid you not. There are so many
available women, it's staggering. Pattaya alone has over 250 active
bars and a good 4,000 (four thousand) women to choose from. Most Thai
girls are very passionate, extremely sensual and love to have sex.
All bar girls screw, about 50% will give head, and the occasional
bar girl will spread open all three holes. Expect to have more sex
with more women in a two week vacation than you've ever had in your
entire life. If you ever dreamed of having two girls at the same
time, getting a blow-job in "stereo", having one sit on
your face and another on your lap, this is the place to come. Expect
nothing less than pure sexual paradise; Thailand is the land of pussy.
The price for sex varies from city to city. In Bangkok,
an hour of sex will run you between $20 and $80, depending where you
go to (massage parlor, Go-Go-bar, coffee house, brothel, disco, outdoor
beer bar, street, etc.) and how beautiful the girl is (or at least
thinks she is). In Pattaya, Chiang Mai and Phuket, the price varies
between $5 and $60, again depending on where you go and how professional
the girl is. An expected price in general for all night long is $20
prostitution is technically illegal, the local police are corrupt
and the bars and brothel owners pay them off to turn the other way.
Prostitution is a protected industry and tourists are expected and
praised for taking bar girls back to their hotel for sex. As long
as one stays away from underage girls (under 18), does not force
himself upon any girl, and of course, compensates the girl for her
service, one will never have any problems with the police concerning
sex in Thailand.
There are some laws to know when visiting Thailand is that the Thai
Government prohibits the import of illegal narcotics (including hemp,
opium, cocaine, morphine and heroin) and obscene literature, pictures
or articles. Smuggling of hard drugs such as heroin may be punishable
by death. Import of firearms and ammunition must be registered in
advance with the Police Department or local Registration Office. Importation
of certain species of fruits,
vegetables and plants is prohibited.
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The most celebrated holiday
in Pattaya is the Water Festival or Songkran, starting April 14th
where the celebration begins up north and peaking out in Pattaya
on the 19th. The festival is indeed a sight to behold as Thai's
from all over the country go into a frenzy, throwing buckets
of water at anyone and everything that moves, round the clock.
Legally, one can hose down the Thai police, who on the 19th will
be seen walking around drenched in water, with their guns wrapped
in plastic. What that means is if you step out of your hotel room
anytime during Songkran, you will get drenched in water many times
over and smeared with talcum powder on your face often stinging
the eyes. Outside of hibernating in your hotel room or leaving the
country, there is no escaping the frenzy, leaving the old adage,
"if you can't beat them, join them". Put on your swimsuit,
buy yourself an oversized water gun (available all over town), and
have a blast.
will find the night life and adult entertainment in Pattaya runs
strong year round. That means you can go there anytime of the year
and have a great time. However, there is a huge surge of male tourists
who come there during the high season (December through February),
making the town quite congested and the availability of women a
bit more competitive. Therefore, if you wish to have a larger ratio
of girls than guys and avoid the rush of tourists, it's best to
come during the low season (March to October). During this time
the weather will be either extremely hot and dry (March thru June)
or semi cool from the rain storms (June through October). Actually,
coming in November (approaching the high season) is a great time
to come as the rains have stopped and yet not so many tourists have
|What to Bring
can buy just about anything you'll need in the way of toiletries (i.e.,
soap, shampoo, deodorant, shaving cream, etc.), clothing (sandals,
tennis shoes, dress shoes, socks, pants, t-shirts, suit and tie, etc.),
over the counter drugs. Of course you want to bring your razor, tooth
brush, brush, clothes, etc., Travel with the bare essentials, but
bring medications and, favorite brand of condoms.
Bring your own condoms as many of the American brands may not be available.
Also KY is higher priced in Thailand, so bring your generic brand
from the states with you.
Most hotels will do your laundry at a very reasonable price. However,
be aware laundry service generally is slow and takes 24 hours or longer,
regardless of how much you insist your clothes be clean by early next
day. With that in mind, be sure you have at least another day or two
worth of clothes before handing in all your dirty laundry; do not
have your laundry down the day before you are leaving town. I did
that recently and had to leave the country with my laundry still in
the dryer, waiting to be picked up on my next trip. Oh, well. At least
when I return to Thailand, I'll have a clean set of clothes waiting
|Passports and Visas
must have a valid passport to enter and exit the country of Thailand.
You don't need a visa if you will be staying in Thailand for less
than 30 days. If you're planning on staying more than 30 days, you
will need to purchase a tourist visa before entering the country.
You can purchase a tourist visa at any Thai Consulate just about worldwide.
If you lose your passport abroad it can be a nightmare. To avoid getting
ruining your vacation make sure you make copies of the inside of your
passport, the first page where all the info on you is printed. Make
3-4 copies and stick one in your fanny pack, one in your suitcase,
etc. This way if you lose the passport, you can go to the American
Embassy and show the copy to them to prove you are who you say are
without going through a lot of red tape and waiting. If your passport
will expire in 6 months or less, it is recommended you obtain a new
passport before traveling. Thailand may not let you into the country
or grant you a visa if your passport will expire in less than 6 months.
A visa will not be needed. A tourist visa obtained before you
enter the country will allow you to stay in the country of Thailand
for 2 months 59 days. As of February 2000, a visa will cost $15. Price
is subject to change. Any Thai Consulate will be happy to sell you
a visa. In Los Angeles, California, call the Thailand Tourism Authority
at 213 382-2353 for further information. Outside Los Angeles, call
information for the nearest Thai Consulate. Important: You cannot
obtain a visa in Thailand. You must purchase your visa before your
departure to Thailand. Allow 2-3 working days to obtain a visa.
you wish to stay in Thailand more than 30 days, as explained above,
you must purchase a two-month tourist visa before your departure.
Another option is to apply for an extension of your allowed 30-day
stay i.e., without a visa. It will cost you 500 Baht $12.50 at the
exchange rate of 40 Baht per dollar for a 10-day extension, which
can be obtained at any Thai Immigration office in Thailand. If you
have a visa and you wish to remain in Thailand more than the allowed
59 days, you can extend your visa while in Thailand for another
30 days, at the price of 500 Baht $12.50. If you wish to remain
in the country even longer, you can get another extension for two
more weeks, and then another 10 days. After that, adios! You must
leave the country, like it or not
be found at Embassies
& Consulates on the
Once you arrive at the Bangkok airport, you will need
to clear immigration and customs. On the plane, the stewardess should
hand you a customs and immigration form to fill out. With this in
mind, always have a pen handy when you travel. When you exit the
plane, just follow the crowd and signs pointing to immigration. At
immigration, you will be asked to see your passport and your filled
out immigration form (you can fill it out while waiting in line.
It's just basic information). When you approach an immigration officer,
he will take your passport and stamp it. The stamp will have the
date of arrival into Thailand and the date you must depart, 30 days
later unless you have a visa, then you can stay 59 days. From immigration,
you walk down the stairs to the luggage department and then on through
Unless you are bringing in things like a TV, full size computer
lap tops are no problem, furniture odd ball items like plants, illegal
drugs, animals or other weird stuff, you need not declare your goods.
Therefore, as you exit, look for the green sign which reads, Nothing
to Declare. That's where you exit from the airport to paradise.
Once you pass the customs section, you will be in the last section
of the airport. Here you will find crowds of people waiting to greet
their arriving friends, taxi drivers hustling you for a ride, and
people who are so bored with their lives they just like to hang
out at airports to see who's coming into town. As you pass this
crowd, on your left side opposite the street will be a Money Exchange
Booth. Be sure to exchange at least $200 before exiting the airport.
You will need to pay for your taxi in Thai baht the local currency
and probably be asked to pay in Thai baht for the first night stay
at your hotel. Yes, you can do a Visa or Master card cash advance
at the booth. Ask for 10,000 baht advance about $250 depending on
the exchange rate.
Money exchange booths open daily, generally 10 p.m. till
9 p.m. and ATM machines open 24 hours along Beach road, Walking Street,
2nd road, and along the Soi's side streets. There is an exchange booth/ATM
machine right outside the Royal Garden Plaza beach side and a Thai
Farmer's bank ATM machine on the third floor of the Royal Garden,
between the Food court and movie theater. The best exchange rates
will be at the exchange booths, rather than at your hotel. Note that
you will need to take your passport as ID when exchanging TC's or
doing a cash advance on your Visa or Master card; you need not have
your ID when changing US dollar into baht, but your US dollar must
be in pristine condition i.e., without any tears or marks whatsoever.
Be aware it is almost impossible to find an exchange booth that is
open before 10 a.m. or after 10 p.m., so exchange your money on time.
Hotel rooms as little as
$10 a night, eat filet steaks with the works soup and salad bar, desert
for $5, and sex for 500 baht or $12 up. Transportation 5 baht or .10
taxi. Go Go bar, bar fine 500 baht or $11 and staying in the higher
priced hotels Royal Garden Plaza at $100 on up per night plus dining
for $10 up at Bruno's restaurant. As little as $60 per day minimum.
5-10 per cent of your food bill is good. Tip
your maids about 40 baht per day. Don't tip taxis, they charge you
double as it is.
Pattaya is a two hour bus or taxi ride from Bangkok. While busing
it from Bangkok offers a more affordable means to transport to Pattaya,
hiring out a private taxi is the most convenient and expensive way
from the airport
IF you arrive at the Bangkok International Airport in the morning
or early afternoon you will be able to take a bus from the airport,
directly to Pattaya. After you go through Immigration and Customs
you will find yourself in the BKK lobby on the ground floor where
all the banks and info booths are. Walk to your left and there you
will find the Thai Airways International, which has a bus service
called "Thai Limousine Service". This services passengers
to Pattaya three times/day, 9a.m., 12:00 and 7 p.m. Tickets and reservation
in the arrival lounge. Tel 02 535-2801. One way is around $5-$6 (depending
on exchange rate which varies a lot these days). It drops off passengers
in the North part of the city where there are taxis waiting to take
you to your hotel for $1 to $2 (such taxis being notorious for over
charging tourists. Altogether, it's about a three hour hour trip.
Obviously, this is not the fastest nor easiest way to get to Pattaya.
Taking a private air conditioned taxi (either from Bangkok International
airport or your hotel in Bangkok) will run you between 1,000 to 1,500
baht or $22 to $33. The price will vary depending on how greedy the
driver is and how much he thinks he can get out of you. Taxi drivers
are aggressive in searching out "falongs" (Thai word for
Western tourists), so finding a private taxi to go anywhere is rarely
a problem. Finding one who will give you a fair price is more difficult,
so bargain hard with several drivers before getting the price you
wish to pay. To catch a private taxi at the airport, just walk outside
the terminal and wave one down. Or go to the outdoor meter taxi booth
(right outside the terminal as you exit) and bargain a price with
From your Bangkok hotel
South Pattaya is a two hour bus or taxi ride south of Bangkok.
The exact length of time it will take to drive there depends on traffic
best to travel before noon or after 7 p.m., when the traffic is not
so heavy; weekends are always preferable as the traffic is lighter.
Actually the best time to leave from Bangkok to Pattaya is around
10 a.m. in the morning. That way you will be arriving in Pattaya at
noon, the perfect time to check into any hotel (noon is check out
time in most hotels, so that is your greatest chance of getting a
room of your choice).
The best and most expensive way is by private taxi. Some greedy
drivers may start you off as high as 1,500 baht. Such was the case
for me at the Nana, but I managed to bargain one driver down to 1,000
baht $25. How? I just told him, "Before I pay only 1,000." He tried
to get me to pay 1,300, but I stood firm with 1,000. Finally one driver
agreed to that price plus 100 baht for the toll fare which is worth
it. This is a fair price if you are traveling with a friend or two,
seeing that you can split the cost. The main advantages of hiring
out your own taxi is you can leave anytime you wish. Also, with a
private car the taxi will pick you up and drop you off at the doorsteps
of your hotel. With a private taxi you can make pee pee stops on the
way and you can enjoy the comfort of stretching out in a luxurious
car. Indeed, the last taxi I wrote in was a Mercedes with full leather
seats. You may not be so lucky, so make sure you inspect the car first
before committing to the ride. One other point. If you have a lot
of expensive luggage, it's best you take a private cab. If you get
on the bus with tons of valuables like a camera, a camcorder, a lap
top computer, and so on, it's best to be in a private taxi.
A comfortable and affordable way to travel to Pattaya is by public
air conditioned bus. Yes, riding the public buses are safe, provided
you are not carrying too much expensive luggage. From your hotel,
take a meter taxi to the Ekamai bus station on Sukumvit road. It's
about a twenty minute ride, depending on traffic. Have the front desk
at your hotel write out in Thai the name of the bus station. Then
just show that to the taxi driver. They all know where it is. At the
bus station, the first terminal booth will be the Pattaya booth. You
can't miss the big sign. There you buy a ticket 77 baht or $2 as of
February 2000 and then walk to the back of the bus terminal where
all the buses are parked. The very first parking space for the buses
will be the Pattaya bus the bus may not yet have arrived, but the
Pattaya sign is there and clearly visible. The buses leave every 30
minutes, from early morning to 9 p.m. Travel tip: When you purchase
a ticket, buy two tickets, one for yourself and the other for yourself.
No, I'm not turning schizophrenic on you. It's just that the seats
are a bit cramped and if you buy two tickets, you can hog two seats
and stretch out during the long two hour ride. The only way to go.
of the tourists and locals make use of the blue taxis or "baht
bus" that circle the main vicinity of South Pattaya. The blue
taxi is a pick up truck with padded seats in the back which holds
about ten passengers. The blue taxi has a particular route: it circles
the two main streets, Beach road and 2nd road which runs parallel
with Beach road. The fare "rakah" in Thai for a ride anywhere
along this path is 5 baht. However, many tourists hand 10, 20, even
50 to 100 note bills to the driver, and then walk off without collecting
their change, unaware the price is only 5 baht. To catch any
of the 700 blue taxis that circle Pattaya 24 hours a day, just wave
at one as it comes at you. Actually, the taxis are always obnoxiously
honking their horn at tourists, both those who want a ride and those
who wish they would disappear. Once they stop for you they can stop
just about anywhere, climb in the back. When you are ready to get
off, there is a buzzer on the ceiling. Ring it so the driver knows
to stop. Or pound on the ceiling and he'll stop. When you get out,
go over to the window in the front passenger side so you're won't
get run over by oncoming traffic and hand the driver 5 baht. If you
don't have change, keep your hand out to show him you are expecting
change. Otherwise, he will hope you don't know the price and try to
get away without giving you any change. Bastards! Travel tip: The
blue taxis have a specific route. If you ask them to diverge from
that route, the fare can climb as high as 50 baht. Therefore, if any
driver, after you get in the back, asks you, "Where you go?",
just ignore him. The rule is if you tell him where to go, you are
asking for a special ride and then he is allowed to charge you 40
to 50 baht for the fare. Therefore, when you get in, just let him
drive you along the beaten path. If you must go somewhere off the
main road, then of course you will have to pay the driver the higher
fare because he is diverting from his assigned route. Most drivers
will be happy to take you within town for 40 to 50 baht for example,
when going back to Bangkok, you can hire a blue taxi to take you to
the Pattaya bus station for 50 baht. Just wave one down right outside
your hotel, tell him where you are going and always, I repeat, always
agree on the price first before getting in. On a special fare, you
can sit in the front seat if you like. Obviously, if you have a lot
of luggage, sit in the back with the luggage.
Motorbike taxis remain the most popular form of transportation in
Pattaya, despite their danger. Make no bones about it, many tourists
and bar girls have taken some nasty spills, not a few to their graves.
Even with the new helmet laws, the motorbike remains a very dangerous
means of transportation. For that reason, if you must ride on one,
have a Thai motorbike taxi drive you, rather than drive yourself.
To find a motorbike driver, look for a cluster of Thai's wearing color
vests, sleeping next to their motorbikes. If you want to go somewhere
special, such as Pattaya Park or Sabailand Massage Parlor, you can
hire a motorbike taxi to take you there. The drivers are professional
and charge a fair price. Most of the time, a ride within town will
cost between 20 to 30 baht.
If you dare, you can rent your own motorbike for dirt cheap, as little
as $2.50 a day or higher, depending on the type of bike. You'll see
motorbikes that are for rent parked all along beach road opposite
the ocean and various side streets. 100cc bikes go for 150 baht per
day, a week about 800 baht. We recommend you rent the smaller bikes
as they are safer, cheaper, and easier to maneuver through traffic.
Plus, it does not come with a basket to carry stuff. WARNING: Traffic
laws and rules of the road differ in Thailand than in the states.
South Pattaya offers a wide range of accommodations, from budget
fan rooms $5 per night to five star accommodations at it's best $100
up. In choosing your hotel, keep in mind location plays a key role.
You want to be walking distance from Walking Street and the Royal
Garden Plaza where most of the bars, disco's, restaurants, shops and
exchange booths are.
White Inn Hotel
2nd road, Soi 15, is by far the best deal in town. Telephone from
the U.S. just dial 011-66-38-429-841. A no frills hotel but has an
excellent location, the rooms are clean and spacious, new air-cons
in some of them, western style toilets and shower, refrigerator and
TV. It has an elevator and it's own restaurant. It also has
a tour agency inside the lobby to book flights and tours. no problem
bringing in as many girls as you like It has been Dexter and Horn's
favorite hotel for the past ten years, their home away from home.
$10 per night.
same Soi as the White Inn, also an excellent location. The rooms
have a fantastic view of the city and ocean. The price is just a few
bucks more. Rooms feature good central air conditioning, TV with all
the cable channels and refrigerator. $16 per night.
Diamond Beach Hotel
373/8 M10 Beach Rd. Pattaya City 20260 Thailand Tel# 428071, 429855,
Fax# 424888 Rates: $19 / $55, 152 rooms fitness center, massage, rest,
2 pools, sauna, laundry, near the beach. It's located on Soi Diamond
which is were all the main Go Go bars are. In fact, the hotel also
has it's own V.I.P. massage parlor where we filmed the girls bathing
in our Travels to Pattaya tape. Although I didn't find the rooms anything
spectacular, they were decent. And as I said, location is the key
here and with the main bars at your door step and the beach just a
three minute walk away , you could not ask for more.
B400 Moo 10, Pattaya 2nd Rd. Pattaya. Tel: 428281 fax: 421184. This
hotel has a really nice pool and features a brunch and dinner buffet
everyday for a few bucks each. Price: $10 per night.
B560-630 Soi 8 South Beach Rd. Pattaya. Tel: 411655 fax: 426403
B600-1600 Soi Pattayaland 2. Pattaya. Tel: 429639 fax: 421747
B560-640 Soi 13 , 2nd Rd. South Pattaya. Tel: 425550 fax: 426629
Royal Garden Resort Link
B1900-37000 South Beach Rd. Pattaya. Tel: 412120 fax: 429926,
B600 2nd Rd. North Pattaya. Tel: 429386 fax: 429188
B700 Moo 10, 2nd Rd. South Pattaya. Tel: 422222 fax: 426444
Lido Beach Hotel
B500-800 Moo 10 South Beach Rd. Pattaya. Tel: 422959 fax: 424572
Dynasty Resort in Pattaya
378/3-11 Phra Tamnuk Rd., Moo 12 Pattaya City 20260 Thailand. Tel#
66-38 250-721 to 23 , Fax# 66-38 250-772 Rates: $26 to $51. Teakwood-furnished
rooms, free transport from Bangkok to Pattaya, restaurant, laundry,
satellite TV, swimming pool, Jacuzzi, Internet service.
you are looking for authentic Thai, fast food American i.e., McDonald's,
KFC, Burger King, German, Italian, French, Mexican, specialty such
as vegetarian, you name it, you'll find it here. The food is both
inexpensive $1 per plate if you eat at the outdoor food stalls and
tasty. It's also available round the clock, indeed, the largest chain
of outdoor food stalls will be found right on Walking street at -
believe it or not - 2 a.m. onwards as the hundreds and hundreds of
bar girls who get off work late at night crave their favorite Thai
dish. Where to eat in Pattaya? For a wide variety of meals breakfast,
lunch or dinner in a pleasant surrounding i.e., air conditioned, go
to the Royal Garden Plaza, beach side about a five minute walk from
Walking Street. In or next to the Royal Garden, you will find McDonald's,
Burger King, KFC, the Pizza Company, Swensen's Ice Cream, Sizzler,
Au Bon Pain, and so on. If you enter the Royal Garden and go to the
third floor, you will find the Food Court open 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
where you will find a wide selection of inexpensive food stalls serving
mostly Thai dishes. Note: Thai's generally enjoy spicy food, so to
avoid having your mouth on fire, tell the cook or waiter to serve
your dish, "Mai pet", meaning not spicy. What causes the
food to burn your tongue are the tiny red and green peppers which
are usually smashed into the dish. Actually, these peppers serve to
flavor the dish considerably, so while you stride to avoid the burning
sensation, you end up losing much flavor by ordering your food not
spicy. Tip: if you find your mouth burning up from eating a spicy
dish, a spoonful of sugar tends to ease the pain. Ice water doesn't
help much. As for sanitation, it's best you eat at the air-conditioned
restaurants rather than with the locals on the streets. Upper scale
restaurants: Bruno's opposite Big C, serving fine Thai and Western
cuisine $10 per meal on up; Paradise opposite Royal Garden, 2nd road,
serving roast lamb, rabbit, fish, and other delicacies $5 to
$10 per meal; Mama's Soi Diamond, serving filet steaks and salad bar
$5 to $7; Five Star Vegetarian corner Pattaya Thai/3rd road, serving
Thai vegetarian cuisine and usual fresh squeezed drinks $2 to $5 per
meal; New Orleans Soi Pattayaland 2, serving authentic Cajun dishes
$5 to $10 per meal.
Do not drink the water from the tap. Always drink
bottles water. They have it in restaurants, hotels and 7-11's all
over town. The finer restaurants you may drink the water but to play
it safe always drink bottled. Do not brush your teeth with the water
from the tap, use the bottled water too.
Thailand, the main language is Thai. A lot of the Thais will speak
some English. If a girl speaks really good English, this is a sign
she may have been to the US or she's been around Falangs alot, which
means she's been around the block as well.
Pattaya and is probably one of the safest places to hang out on this
planet. Granted, no place on this earth is crime free and on rare
occasion you will hear of incidents, such as tourists getting pick
pocketed or on rare occasion, a robbery or murder you may have heard
about the Orchid Inn owner in Angeles City who was robbed and murdered
in Pattaya. The suspect s are not Thai's, but Middle East foreigners.
During the past ten years I've traveled to Thailand, plus the two
years I lived there, I never had any security problem whatsoever and
all my friends who live there many who continue to live there now
will tell you the same. Pattaya is very safe and tourists are well
looked after by the Tourist Police.
Tourism Authority of Thailand office, at 382/1 Pattaya Beach Rd, Tel
42-9371. As anywhere in Thailand, they provide speedy assistance to
Soi 8 Pattaya Beach Rd, Tel 42-9409
Soi Post Office, Central Pattaya
Pattaya Beach Rd, Tel 42-8223
is typical of the bar girls throughout Thailand Pattaya being no exception,
bar girls are experts at scamming male tourists. The biggest scam
occurs when a tourist makes the fatal error of falling in love with
a bar girl and ends up supporting her after he has left Thailand.
While the tourist continues to send support money from abroad, the
bar girl plays like she has quit the bar and has stopped sleeping
around with other "falongs" Western tourists. The falong,
thinking only with his dick, falls for her story and keeps sending
her money usually monthly believing that she remains faithful only
to him. The fact is she is not faithful at all, but is still working
the bar or has changed bars so he doesn't know what she is up to and
continues to fuck other falongs on a regular basis. When the falong
returns to Thailand, she once again plays like she is so in love with
him, working him for as much money as she can get. Eventually, with
a bit of luck and sense of reality, the falong finally discovers his
beloved bar girl is not the faithful princess he's dreamed of and
cuts her off. However, at that point it's too late because the girl
already has another two or three other guys she has seduced from around
the world playing into her game, all sending her money at the same
time. The moral of the story being if you are thinking seriously about
falling in love and supporting a bar girl, more power to you. But
just remember while you are back home depositing more money into her
ATM account, she will be passionately sucking the cock of another
falong who has fallen in love and would be in shock to discover he
is not the only love of her life. Note: This is true of 99% of the
bar girls in Pattaya who have men support them. If you are currently
supporting a bar girl, despite your believe "she would never
do that because she's not like the others", the fact is that
is exactly what she is doing. In fact, good chance she is the very
girl my friend or I just banged the other night. Sorry, the it's our
job to tell it like it is.
good news is you don't have to visit a doctor to get most prescription
drugs in Pattaya. Simply walk into any of the pharmacies along 2nd
road, Walking street or Beach road and tell the English speaking pharmacist
what you want. If they don't have it, most likely the next one will.
The chain of pharmacies, Boots, will be found on Walking street right
before Soi 14 and in the Royal Garden Plaza, 2nd floor. Being the
most professional, they may not sell you prescription drugs without
a doctor's prescription. No doubt, you're wondering if you can get
Viagra and how much it will cost. The answer is 100 mg. run about
$12 and are not available at the pharmacies, but VD Clinics. Try the
clinic on Pattaya Tai, opposite side of Thai Farmer's bank, about
half a block before 3rd road. It has a big blue sign, "Have Viagra".
24 South Pattaya Road 34/32 Open: Daily 24 HRS.
Watson Big C
Central Festival Center Pattaya Second Road 78/54-56 Open: Daily 10:30
Many Internet Cafes can be
found all over Pattaya, mostly along beach road, 2nd road and Walking
street. Most charge 2 baht per minute, with a 10 minute minimum. However,
not are all equal in modem speed, some taking minutes just to get
on line. By far, the fastest and newest computers will be found at
the Internet cafe on the 2nd floor of the Royal Garden Plaza beach
side, last store as you exit to Swensen's Ice Cream parlor.
Most Internet cafes are open at 10 a.m. and close between 11 p.m.
and midnight. If you need to send a fax or make an international
call, do not do it at your hotel as the prices are highly inflated.
Rather, go to My Office on Walking street, next door down from Marine
There are internet shops with Internatioonal phone
service all over town. You can buy a phone card and use that to make
long distance calls. Without the card you may pay up to $8 per minute.
Look for the shops that advertise special low rates for calls to the
US or other international countries.
The age of consent in Thailand is
15 fifteen, the age in which a Thai passes from childhood to adulthood.
At the age of 15, a Thai girl is eligible to obtain a passport and
an official ID card in which she no longer carries the title "dek
ying" female child, but "nang sahw" or "miss",
meaning an adult woman. At that age a Thai can marry and travel internationally
on his/her own. The fact that a Thai girl or boy has passed from childhood
to adulthood at the age of 15 does not mean a foreigner can have sex
with him/her without legal repercussion. Indeed, pressure from
anti-sex groups who wish to impose their standards of morality on
others, have resulted in laws against "falongs" Western
tourists engaging in sex with prostitutes under the age of 18. Such
laws carry more severe penalties if the prostitute is under 15. What
this means is if you seek out sex with a prostitute under 18 or even
worse, under 15, you are treading on dangerous grounds. Since the
vast majority of bar girls and free lance hookers in Pattaya are 18
and over, the chances of you running into a prostitute under 18 is
slim; the chances of running into a prostitute in Pattaya under 15
is on the side of miraculous. With that in mind, it is not an issue
one need be too concerned with.
Pattaya undoubtedly has the hottest night
life in the Orient, if not in the entire world. The wide range of
Go Go bars ie., air conditioned strip clubs and sex shows, open
air beer bars outdoor bars to meet girls, disco's pickup joints,
and so on make this small beach town one of the best places in the
world to party and get laid. To give you an idea of just how many
bars there are out here, I did a "lazy man's" bar count,
meaning I didn't count them all, and came up with 192 bars, starting
from the bars along Walking Street on up to the large cluster of
bars on Soi 7 and 8. I never made it to Soi 2 and vicinity, which
must have at least another 50 bars, making the grand total well
over 250 bars. Average in about 15 girls per bar and you will be
looking at nearly 4,000 horny women, able and willing. Add to that
another 500 free lance hookers who hang out either along Beach Road
ocean side, from late afternoon till about midnight, the malls especially
Royal Garden Plaza, and at the disco's Tony's, Marine bar 1 &
2, Hollywood, etc., and you have the world's greatest concentration
of luscious Asian ladies the world has ever known. As a general
rule, most of the bars are open from 8 p.m. and close at 2 a.m.
However, this is very general as many bars are open in the afternoon,
closing at dawn while some seem to never close. Note: many
bars are simply "open till late" which means the bar will
close after the customers stop buying drinks or the police come
in and tell the management to call it a night. Tony's disco
gets going around 11 p.m. and is "open till late" usually
between 3 a.m. and 4:30 a.m., while Marine bar 1 gets going around
2 a.m. and is "open till late" usually around 4
a.m.. After the Marine bar 1 closes, the crowd then heads over to
Marine bar 2 which blasts music till dawn, giving Pattaya the world's
reputation as the town that never sleeps.
An outdoor beer bar is an open-air bar that features blasting music,
a well stocked bar, and a small to medium cluster of overly friendly
girls i.e., hookers. Most beer bars get going around 8 p.m. and
close at 2 a.m.. However, many are open during the late afternoon
and some never seem to close or close when customers stop buying
drinks. The beer bar is the most economical way to drink and pick
up girls in town. A coke will run you less than a dollar and a local
beer around $1.50. Lady's drinks are generally around 90 baht or
$2. The bar fine is 200 baht $5 and the girls expect a minimum of
500 baht for a real quick fuck up to 1,000 baht for a full night
of passion. The best time to get to the beer bar, if you want the
best selection of women is around 8 p.m. as most girls begin to
make their way in. Beer bars are scattered all over South and Central
Pattaya, with the greatest cluster on Soi 2, 7, 8, along Beach road
Best Friends bar, bars next door to Marilyn A Go Go and Walking
street Soi Happy a Go Go. The dress in any outdoor beer bar is as
casual as it gets, most tourists showing up in shorts and T-shirts.
Pattaya most likely has the largest cluster of open beer bars in
the Orient, if not the entire world. It's an amazing town.
1 A Go-Go Bar
2000 A Go-Go
Niteclub A Go
Venus A Go-Go
Spicy Girls a Go-Go
Carousel a Go-Go
Tim Beer Bar
G Show Club
Tahitian Queen 2
3 Mega Club
When you first walk into
any of the massage parlors mentioned above, there will be a huge
glass plate window. Behind the window will be anywhere from ten
to fifty girls, all of which have number tags on their beautiful
gowns. The purpose of the number tags is so you can tell the attendant
which girl s you want to massage you. Yes, you can have a sandwich
massage, in which you get two girls at the same time. When you see
a girl you like, just tell the attendant, "I like number 24"
and he will get on the microphone and call out her number. The girl
will then come out from behind the window and accompany you to the
room where the massage takes place. Of course, you must pay in advance
before the massage takes place. The price varies, but most parlors
in Pattaya are very reasonable and charge only 600 baht $15 or so
for an hour and half massage. Unlike the major massage parlors in
Bangkok, this price does not include tip money for sex. So if you
wish to get a blow job or screw one of the massage parlor girls,
you will need to tip her. If you just want a massage and no sex,
that also is fine. There is no obligation to have sex with the girl
although she will be disappointed because she will not get her expected
high tip. In the room where the massage takes place, there will
be a huge bed, a bath tub, and various lights and mirrors to set
the mood. The rooms are really quite nice and yes, it's safe. Indeed,
most of the clientele are rich Asian business men who come here
to relax, if you know what I mean. When you enter the room, the
girl will go in with you and then leave. She's going to get the
mattress, probably a few towels, and other toys. When she comes
back, she will start the water in the bath tub and probably have
you strip down. She will also disrobe and when the tub is filled,
climb in the bath tub with you naked. Yee hah! She will then scrub
you down. After the bath, she will then accompany you to the large
floor space where an inflated mattress will be. You are then to
lie down on the mattress and the fun begins. Caution: As you move
from the bath tub to the mattress, the floor is tiled and because
of the soap suds extremely slippery. So walk carefully and slowly.
On the mattress the girl will do things you never dreamed of. She
will use both her pussy and her breasts to massage your legs, your
thighs, your back, your arms ...man, if there is a heaven this is
where I want to go. After the "body to body" massage,
as the Thai's call it, the girl will then dry you off and accompany
you to the bed. There you will get another dry massage with either
baby oil or powder. After a few minutes, the girl will solicit herself
sexually. If you want a blow job and/or hand job, let me tell you,
most of these girls know what they hell they are doing. You can
also fuck the girl, but be aware 99% of them will absolutely insist
you wear a condom not a bad idea, actually. These girls go through
a lot of customers every day. My suggestion is you pass on the fuck
and let the girl give you head. Most these girls has mastered the
art of oral sex, let me tell you. As stated, sex is not included
in the price of the massage, so you must tip the girl if you wish
to have sex. Unfortunately, many of the' Customers who come here
are wealthy Japanese or Taiwanese businessmen who over tip the girls,
so they are used to 2,000 or even 3,000 baht tips. I doubt you will
want to pay that much, so I strongly suggest you first find out
from the girl how much she is expecting before getting too passionate.
I would try to bargain the girl down to 500 baht for a blow job
or hand job. Most likely she will want at least 1,000 baht, maybe
The massage parlors in
Pattaya, as in Bangkok and elsewhere are really just high class
whore houses. Yes, you do get a massage, an incredible one at that,
but the main function of the parlor is to offer sex in a very comfortable
and luxurious setting. The massage parlor is more like a brothel
in that it is set up for you to have sex in the parlor itself. Hint,
hint, if yon have a girlfriend or wife that you brought with you
to Thailand, the massage parlor is a good place to enjoy sex without
her finding out. Ahh, the Thai's Don't they think of everything!
102/1 Soi 3 Pattaya 2nd Road Pattaya City, Chonburi 20260 Tel: 038
429-037, 422-806 Open 1:00 pm - 12 midnight
78/20 Moo 9 Pattaya 2nd Road Pattaya City, Chonburi 20260 Tel: 038
435/52 Moo 9 Pattaya 2nd Road Tel: 038 361-659/60 Sabai
Heaven Entertainment Complex
149/352-61 Moo 9 Sukhumvit Road Pattaya, Chonburi 20260
Tel: 038 377-170/3
Nansy Body Massage
111/208 Moo 10 South Pattaya Road Pattaya City, Chonburi 20260
Tel: 01-946-4407, 01-945-4850
PP Body Massage
92/26-28 Moo 9 Soi Jirapol, 3rd Road Pattaya City, Chonburi
Tel: 038 411-111, 424-800, 429-828-9
Soi 4 Beach Road Pattaya City, Chonburi 20150 Tel: 038 428-916,
V.I.P. Massage located on Soi Diamond, part of the Diamond Beach
Hotel. Features the "sandwich massage where you can pick
two girls from the "fishbowl" and have both of them massage
you in the tub, on the mattress and on the bed. Then one will give
you head and the other will finish you off by mounting you while
the other watches. Price will run you about $75 to $100 total.
where you'll find most of the freelancers that work in Pattaya.
These are the girls who charge you a flat rate for sex and there
is no bar fine, since they are working on their own. The going rate
is about 1,000 Baht for short time. One of the bad things about
some of these discos is that the lighting in them is usually very
poor and you may not know what you're "really getting"
as far as a man or a woman. Always check them out closely by getting
them out side in the light before you invest lots of time into them.
The list of discos that have the hottest babes are on our members
Marine Bar disco 1 is located on Walking street, right above
the new Doll House A Go Go and the large Thai boxing area. The escalator
takes you to the second floor where you then immediately turn left
rather than walk straight, which takes you into a Go Go bar. Inside,
the disco blasts a type of "trance" music, perfectly suitable
for the wild hookers and male tourists. The disco is air conditioned
and rather dark inside, making the girls look all too often a bit
prettier than they actually are tip: walk the girl you're thinking
of taking near the bar and bathroom area where the lighting is better
to check her out. There is no cover charge, but the drinks a bit
expensive 100 to 200 baht for a soda or beer. I see no harm in buying
one drink and keeping the place in business. It is a great place
to pick up on girls, especially between 2 a.m. and 3:30 a.m., when
the girls pack it in. Most girls will expect a tip of 500 to 1,000
baht for either a quick fuck or entire night of passion. After the
Marine bar 1 closes, follow the crowd to Marine Bar 2 at the Marine
Plaza hotel where you can dance till dawn and pick up on Thai hookers
who either cannot get enough sex i.e., they just came back from
fucking a customer and now are looking for seconds or even thirds
or cannot get any sex at all i.e., nobody has yet picked them up,
making the price for short time sex a real bargain most want 500
baht for a quick fuck, but I've had a few offer it for as little
as half that price. Wow!.
Tony's is located on Walking street, about a two minute
walk past the Marine bar heading away from Beach road. Tony's is
a popular spot in Pattaya when it comes to disco dancing, good music
and picking up on all the freelancers you can handle. Some beer
bar girls go there after their bar has closed, as late as 3 a.m.
Tony's has a live band nightly which blasts your favorite MTV type
rock music. You may wish to wear ear plugs as the band is extremely
loud. There is no dress code, but it's suggested you dress
up a bit tennis shoes, jeans and nice shirt as it tends to attract
a more sophisticated crowd especially on weekends than the Marine
bar disco. There is no cover charge, but between the pushy waiters,
flower salesgirls, Tequila salesgirls, and cigarette salesgirls
who never seem to leave you alone, there is no doubt the clubs highest
priority is to squeeze you for every dime they can get out of you.
Drinks run 95 baht for a soda, 70 baht for a shot of Tequila, and
150 baht on up for beer and mixed drinks. While most of the girls
who come to Tony's are hookers looking for a customer, you do get
the occasional non-bar girl who is there just to party hence, not
every girl there will go with you. Most girls will expect 700 to
1,000 baht tip if you take them to your room, even if it is only
for short time. Tip: once you order your drink, rather than sit
static at your table waiting for some babe to look you up, stroll
around the entire disco checking out all the women. When one smiles
as you pass her by and holds out to click your glass saying, "Choke
dee" cheers!, that's your cue to make your move.
Royal Garden Plaza
During the mid afternoon to early evenings noon till 9 p.m., you
can pick up on girls as they hang both inside and outside beach
side, along the outdoor tables the Royal Garden Plaza. Go upstairs
to the third floor where the food stalls are, grab a coke or some
Thai noodles. You'll see a handful of cuties hanging around looking
for customers. How do you know which are the free lancers and which
are regular girls? You can usually tell by how they respond to you.
The free lancer hookers will look you right in the eye, smile, and
if they see you smile back, wave you over to sit with them to chat.
Of course, there won't be much to chat about since you don't speak
Thai and their English is limited. To get down to business, simply
say, "Go short time" or "Go hotel". If they
nod their head in a quick up and down fashion, that is the Thai
way of agreeing. Most of these girls will be happy with 500 baht
as a tip for an hour of sex. Be sure you first consult with the
girl if she "smokes" if you want a blow job; it's assumed
they all fuck.
Along Beach Road
From late afternoon till midnight, you will see girls sitting
on the cement benches on the beach side of Beach road from Soi Pattayaland
2 on up to Soi 8. They may be sitting alone or in a small group
of girls. All you have to do is walk along the sidewalk and smile
at any one of them and they will smile back and ask you, "where
you go", or "where you stay." Some will be shy and
you will have to come up to them and start the negotiations. Most
of them will go short time for 500 baht. Some will stay with
you all night, in which you should tip them 700 to 1,000 baht.
Post Office the next street up from the Royal Garden Plaza has a
cluster of short time brothels in which the girls specialize in
oral sex. One of the most famous is "Nice with Ice" in
which the girls will put ice on your dick and in their mouth to
give that extra tingling feeling. Rates vary from about 350 baht
for a quickie on location to 700-800 if you wish to have the girl
come to your room and suck you off there.
Most photo shops in Pattaya charge about the same price for developing
film about 6 baht per 4 by 6 print, but vary drastically in workmanship.
The highest quality film developing will be found at the Central Color
lab, located on 2nd road, directly across the street from Soi 7. This
is without a doubt the best place for near professional workmanship.
As is the case with most photo shops in Pattaya, your film can be
developed within an hour or two, provided you request it so if not,
they may have it ready in three to four hours. If you are simply after
medium grade prints, then any of the small photo shops along Beach
road or the photo shop inside the Royal Garden Plaza first floor,
will suffice. Be advised that pornography is illegal in Thailand and
while few shops will bother to turn you over to the police if you
attempt to develop your porno there, it's best to wait to develop
it in the states. That's assuming of course that your models are all
clearly over the age of 18. If not, trash your film immediately and
start thinking of better way to make use of your camera. "Child"
under 18 pornography in both Thailand and the US is illegal and can
lead to imprisonment if caught. As for developing soft porn, such
as panty shots and topless, you should not have any problem developing
that anywhere in Pattaya, again provided the models do not appear
to be under 18 years of age. If in doubt, trash your photos and snap
shots of girls with bigger tits and more hair on their pussy.
Pattaya Beach is about 4km long and has Beach Road running parallel
to it from north to south. The northern part is the more quiet area
while the southern part is on both sides of the street lined up
with shops, restaurants, discotheques, bars and nightclubs. We recommend
you do not do any swimming at Pattaya Beach due to its pollution.
windsurfing, water- and jet-skiing and parasailing: you can either
book up in the outlets along Pattaya's Beach Road or head down to
Jomtien itself and sign up there - Surf House hotel and restaurant
at the north end of Jomtien's Beach Road rents out water-sports
equipment, as do several nearby shops. Average prices start at about
B1000 per hour for water-skiing, B200 for windsurfing, and B250
for one round of parasailing. Laser dingies start at about B300
an hour and Hobie Cats at B500 an hour.
Getting there: Jomtien Beach is a small beach resort just a short
taxi ride from South Pattaya. To get there from Pattaya, simply
walk along 2nd road and wave down any blue taxi. The price is 10
baht. It's only about a 6 minute ride.
Sex: Jomtien has a very limited number of Go-Go bars Champion a
Go-Go is the best and outdoor beer bars located right as you turn
towards the beach from 2nd road, both gay and heterosexual. The
main advantage of Jomtien is the serenity - there is much less traffic
and fewer tourists. Also, the ocean water is clean enough to swim
in and if you enjoy bathing in the sun, you'll find much company
in the way of tourists mostly European from all over the world.
north of the actual Pattaya Beach. It is more quiet than Pattaya
is 45 minutes by ordinary boat or 15 minutes by speedboat, it is
the largest of Pattaya’s offshore islands. A Bor Kor Sor ferry departs
for Ko Larn daily from the fishing pier at 9:00 and 11:00; return
is at 3:00p.m Round trip fare is 40 Baht.
Attractions include: viewing coral reefs from glass-bottom boats,
snorkeling, scuba diving, windsurfing, water-skiing and parasailing.
Deep-sea fishing is popular in the waters around Ko Larn and the
neighboring smaller islands. There are many seafood restaurants
on the island’s main beaches. Small boats for 12 person can be rented
for 600-1500 Baht. Big boats for up to 100 persons cost 3,000 Baht.
Warning: Watch out for sea urchins along the shore and shallow water.
The sea urchin looks like a black ball with very sharp spikes sticking
out. If you step on one, you will not exactly be happy.
The Bhira International Circuit:
Located at Km14 on state highway 36 Pattaya-Rayong, home to the
the motorcar and bike community. International motor and motorcycle
racing on week-ends. The 2.4 kilometers circuit is ideal for pickups
and formular 3 races. New 1080-meter track is available for professional
racers. Open everyday.
north of Soi 5, Pattaya 2 Road, has twenty bowling lanes B40
per game and ten snooker tables B100 per hour and opens daily from
10am to 2am.
Located inside Pattaya Kart Speedway. There, you can have a Bungee
Jump too! Tel.: (038) 300608. Fax: (038) 426 243.
Ground floor of Tiffany Building Pattaya Sports Bazaar, Pattaya
2 Rd Tel 42-9642, 42-1700 to 3 9:00-21:00 daily Daily range fee
120 Baht Single bullet prices .22 cal 3 Bath, .38 cal 9 Baht, .45
cal 12 Baht; 9 mm 14 Baht; target 6 Baht. Shooting, with hand guns
and field rifles, is offered at Tiffany’s which has an aircon range
with 19 fully equipped galleries.
Lakeland Lagoon Water Park
It's a huge man-made lake with a cable-pulley system that whips
you around a lake which is about 4 feet deep. Better be in shape
for this one. daily 10am-9pm; B300 for two hours on Sukhumvit Road,
about 5km north of Pattaya.
K.R. Go Karts
Tel: +66-38-300347-8 Located at Pattaya Thepprasit Road, just a
few kilometer's from the towns center is one of Thailand's most
exiting Go-kart circuit a 1,100-metre, world-class racing track.
Go Kart Circut
in Jomtien daily 10am-6pm;
B50-200 for 12min. Tel:
+66-38-300347-8 Located at Pattaya Thepprasit Road, just a few
kilometer's from the towns center is one of Thailand's most exiting
Go-kart circuit a 1,100-metre, world-class racing track.
Pattaya Park Beach Water Park
Featuring a 55 story hotel structure and a water park on the shore
near the Jomtien Beach, this facility offers waters slides, whirlpool
and swimming for children and adults, as well as a "tower jump"
off the top of the tower and gliding down in about one minute to
the ground 200 meters below. The Tower also features an aerial car
sky shuttle and speed shuttle. A revolving restaurant giving the
visitor a panorama view of the Pattaya area and of the Gulf of Thailand
is also found at the top of the Tower. Phone: 364-110; fax 251-209.
Take a blue taxi or motorbike. Outside your hotel, assuming you
stay at the White Inn, walk across the street and either wave down
a blue taxi or motorbike taxi. Just tell them you want to go to
Pattaya Park, about a ten minute ride. The fare will be around 50
baht or so. Blue taxis who divert from their designated path are
not supposed to charge more than 50 baht for a ride anywhere in
town, with as many people as you like. Be sure you agree on the
price with the taxi before you get in. Once you arrive at the park,
it will cost 100 baht entrance fee per person . The fee is for all
Pattaya Park Tower:
Between South Pattaya and Jomtien, a high tower with a revolving
restaurant. Try the Free Tower Jump (170 meters high), or the Sky
Shuttle, included in the ticket. International restaurant with seafood
at the 52nd and the 53rd floor.
Scuba and Snorkel
Numerous dive schools in the Pattaya area offer PADI and other authorized
training courses in diving, including their own boats to take students
to dive areas and supervise their diving. Courses are taught in
English, German, Russian, Japanese, Spanish, Chinese and Thai, depending
on the particular dive shop.
GREEN WAY DRIVING RANGE 15/22 Moo 13 Sukhumvit Road, Nongprue,
Banglamung Phatthaya, Chonburi 20260 ph.: 232-083 fax: 232-084
Pattaya Golf Club
3/65 Moo 6 Third Road North Phatthaya, Chonburi 20260 ph.: 01-813-7371,
Phu Hu Nuang
Chonburi 20260 ph.: 423-686 ext. 2057
Tommy Driving Range
336/1 Moo 12 Thepprasit Rd. Phatthaya, Chonburi 20260 ph. 251-564.
54/1 Moo 2, Tambol Nong Prue, Pattaya City, 20260 Chonburi.
Tel: Office: 038-428158, 428645-8 Village: 038-249818 A well known
place for lovers of elephants and nature! The first of its kind
and one of the very few places where elephants are kept in their
natural environment. Only 10 minutes away and easy to reach by taxi
or bus. The Pattaya Elephant Village now offers a package known
as "Combination Trekking", which combines elephant riding,
a jungle walk, rafting and an ox cart ride back to the Village.
Million Year Stone Park & Crocodile Farm
22/1 Moo 1, Nongplalai, Banglamung, 22/1 Moo 1, Nongplalai,
Banglamung. Tel: +66-38-249347-9. Located on a nearly 7 acres piece
of land just a 15 minutes drive from Pattaya, this Park & Zoo
is a new striking tourist attraction created with more than 20 years
of efforts, for all nature lovers. Daily Shows: Crocodile Wrestling
10.00, 11.00, 13.00, 14.00, 15.30, 17.00. Thai Martial Art 10.45,
13.45 Magical Performance 11.00, 14.00
Sri Racha Tiger Zoo
341 Moo 3, Nongkham, Sri Racha, Chonburi Thailand 20260 Tel:
+66-38-296556-8 Starting five years ago Sri Racha Tiger Zoo became
the biggest zoo of its kind in the entire world providing a home
for over 200 of this big and powerful animals. Set up in a beautiful
natural atmosphere approximately 30 km outside of Pattaya the zoo
is undoubted one of the best day attraction in the Eastern Seaboard.
in Thailand is an easy proposition especially if you have tips like
Gold in Thailand is 24K for the most part. There is no reason to
buy any other gold there, as the purpose of buying gold there is
because of good prices. 24K gold is less expensive than 18K. The
“price per weight” “baht-weight” that is, for necklaces and bracelets,
is set by the government and written in the newspapers every day.
The price of earrings and other non-machine made hand-made items
are not set in the paper. On these items, you will need to bargain.
For example 6,500B/baht-weight…..one baht-weight is ½ ounce The
bath-weight price is based on the international price of gold. “One
Saloon” is ¼ baht weight or 1/8 of an ounce. Necklaces and bracelets
can be 1 saloon, 2 saloon, etc.
necklace in the store
your told that it is 2 baht in the window you see the price of gold
is 6,300B. This means 6,300B per baht-weight. The sales man or woman
will pull out his/her calculator and punch out 2 x 6,300 = 12,600
baht. a smaller piece as well. It is a small bracelet. The salesman
says it is 2 saloon. 2 saloon = 2/4 x 6,300 = 3,150 baht.
As the price per weight for 24K machine-made items bracelets
and necklaces is government regulated, it does not really matter
where you go, EXCEPT some shops will try and add on a workmanship
fee. Workmanship fees, or a price that is not set by weight, is
fare only for items that are not machine-made earrings.In order
to buy where the locals buy, avoid tourist areas. Only a very limited
amount of English is necessary to buy some gold, so do not worry
about being away from a tourist area when shopping. And again, as
long as you are buying necklaces and bracelets, it does not really
matter. There are gold shops in markets, shopping centers, street-side,
etc. You will find them all over the city. They all get their gold
from large factories, so the designs will be the same all over the
Souvenir shopping in Pattaya is really fun and is one of the
main reasons why many tourists all over the world wind up doing
their shopping there. While the malls are always the most
convenient and comfortable to shop in, the best bargains will be
found the further away you get from the air conditioned malls Mike's
Department Store, Mike's Shopping Mall, Royal Garden Plaza, Big
C, etc. and the indoor/open-air shops along Walking street , Beach
road, and 2nd road. To get to the real bargain areas such as the
outdoor night bizarre opposite Big C mall, your best bet is to have
a Thai such as your Thai girlfriend take you there as they are often
more difficult to find. Actually, to get rock bottom prices, you
would need to appear as though you were a Thai national, seeing
that when a "falong" Western tourist approaches any shopping
vendor in Pattaya, the price immediately quadruples due to the Thais
philosophy that you, being a rich foreigner, should pay more. Yes,
even in Pattaya, the Western tourists pays at least double in price
what a local Thai would pay. The only way around this is to master
the art of bargaining, which begins with the understanding that
any price a Thai vendor quotes you is already inflated tenfold.
Knowing that, when a Thai street vendor hands you his handy-dandy
calculator to show you the price of the item, you must gently take
the calculator and with a smile, cut the price at least in half,
better yet in third. The Thai will then drop his price only slightly,
you raising yours only slightly. Eventually both of you will either
agree on a price or you will walk away at which point the Thai will
probably call you back accepting your lower price, proving your
strongest position in bargaining is when you begin to walk away,
hint, hint!. Most shops and malls are open in Pattaya from
10 p.m. till 11 p.m. late night shops will be found on Walking street.
Open on Tuesdays and Fridays, this "under-the-tent"
shopping area has some of the best deals in town. Difficult to find
located off Pattaya Thai, Soi Bucow, so have your Thai girlfriend
take you there. Extremely hot and dusty. Mostly low quality clothing.
Made in Thailand
On 2nd Road opposite Soi 10. This is an open-air marketplace
with a wide selection of shoes, clothing, Thai silk, and odd ball
items. Be aware it gets extremely hot during the heat of the day,
proving that shopping in the comfortable air-conditioned malls is
often worth the inflated price.