Paaaataaayaaaaaa


I always wonder if Nasi Pattaya has anything to do with this place.. Anyone care to enlighten me?

Pattaya is one of the best beaches outside of bangkok, only a few hours away from the capital, it is one of the most accessible cities. Several long-distance buses depart from Bangkok’s Northern Bus Terminal (Mochit), the other being Southern Terminal (Ekamai).  Bus tickets in Thailand are relatively cheap and you’ll get to enjoy the scenery along the way.

Here are some pictures of my trip to Pattaya… Let the pictures do the talking.

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Entrance to the bus hub is guarded by security personnels.
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Don’t worry about getting lost
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The place is well organised and easy to navigate.
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Counter 48 near to the first floor exit is where you can purchase tickets to Pattaya
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This place is full of Thais and Tourists going to all destinations in Thailand.. as well as to Laos and Cambodia.
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Grab some snacks and drinks for your journey..
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Left baggage is private-run, use at your own risk.
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Cross over to the departure platform to board your bus.. Ask a local or the staff if you’re unsure where.

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I would say that the bus is well maintained and comfortable, comparable or even better than some Malaysian buses.
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Arrival at Pattay! Read the signboard carefully…
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…it isnt even air conditioned?
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Remember to check out the return timing to Bangkok, Mochit.
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There are also buses to Suvarnabhumi Airport
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The Bus that brought us here
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Lots of tuk tuk and taxi drivers waiting to ketok you, remember to bargain!
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took a motorbike and alight here
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Overall first impression of the beach is okay, it is a pretty touristy, long and narrow beach. Otherwise, really convenient to access from the nearby hotels.
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I wouldn’t mind spending one afternoon here just people watching and chill
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Good holiday vibes at Central Festival Pattaya
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Busy streets at night.
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This is where you can get cheap facial treatment, unfortunately this mall is almost due for redevelopment
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Typical bar scene in the red light district

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Spot our local brand
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again.. Spot our local brand

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Only in Thailand you get to see Ronald doing a wai and at his usual posture.
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Other than gogo bars, beer bars, this street is filled with seafood restaurants too.

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Muay Thai bar
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walking street pattaya
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Steps leading to Wat Phra Yai Temple

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18 metre tall Buddha
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Can’t help it but it does feel like Buddha is really please with his offerings
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Buddha Approves.. hahaha
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Beautiful sky, it was nearing sunset.
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View from Pratumnak Hill is really gorgeous
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Excellent view of Pattaya town and the gulf of Thailand
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Naval Monument with statue of  Thai Admiral Kromluang Chomphonkhetudomsak credited as the founder of the Royal Thai navy. Many Thais visit here to pray and make merits. You can also offer firecrackers as an utmost respect.
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Chance upon another temple at the hilltop, but i didn’t get the name of the temple. Let’s just name it the cat temple.
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Haven’t seen more cats in the same compound ever in my life.

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Spent like an hour here…

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Will i come back again? hmm probably yes for the cheap and worthy facial treatment at mike shopping centre. Not my kind of place (mainly caters to farangs who come for the sex industry), but i really enjoy the vibes and beautiful beaches.

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