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Where is the best area in Pattaya to stay?

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On 5/18/2019 at 3:06 PM, CGW said:

The "Darkside" worked well for me, spent 15 years living there, the "madness" of downtown is just a drive away when you want it, need to have your own transport though, preferably four wheels.

Once he arrives at the 'madness' of downtown where would he park a vehicle with four wheels? Sometimes it's hard enough finding anywhere to park a two wheeled vehicle.

 

It's as much a headache running any sort of vehicle in Pattaya as it can be in any other city. Few cities have a transport system that is as efficient or as cheap as that found in Pattaya. I used to use a Yamaha motor scooter in Pattaya but it was not worth the expense of running or the worry of owning it.

 

Baht buses are cheap as chips, as are the more speedy M/C taxis and regular metered taxis are also very economical.

 

If he's not bothered about girly bars and wants somewhere quiet and peaceful he'd be best off in Jomtien or the Darkside and just using public transport for journeys into town.

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On 5/18/2019 at 10:03 PM, Pattaya46 said:

Quiet for sure, and I would even say dead as soon as the night arrives :sad:

Most Pratamnak is not on or near a bahtbus route and very few people would choose to walk to Pattaya: 2-3 km going up and down the hill ! You must have a bike if you stay in this area.

I remember a whorehouse called the Ginnery in the middle of Pratamnak, that was pretty exciting 

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2 minutes ago, yogi100 said:

Once he arrives at the 'madness' of downtown where would he park a vehicle with four wheels? Sometimes it's hard enough finding anywhere to park a two wheeled vehicle.

 

It's as much a headache running any sort of vehicle in Pattaya as it can be in any other city. Few cities have a transport system that is as efficient or as cheap as that found in Pattaya. I used to use a Yamaha motor scooter in Pattaya but it was not worth the expense of running or the worry of owning it.

 

Baht buses are cheap as chips, as are the more speedy M/C taxis and regular metered taxis are also very economical.

 

If he's not bothered about girly bars and wants somewhere quiet and peaceful he'd be best off in Jomtien or the Darkside and just using public transport for journeys into town.

So true about the parking

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Once he arrives at the 'madness' of downtown where would he park a vehicle with four wheels?


Couldn't you park a car at Central Festival, the Avenue, Mike Shopping Mall, T21?

The main problem with cars is the wasted time being stuck in traffic

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10 minutes ago, yogi100 said:

Once he arrives at the 'madness' of downtown where would he park a vehicle with four wheels? Sometimes it's hard enough finding anywhere to park a two wheeled vehicle.

 

It's as much a headache running any sort of vehicle in Pattaya as it can be in any other city. Few cities have a transport system that is as efficient or as cheap as that found in Pattaya. I used to use a Yamaha motor scooter in Pattaya but it was not worth the expense of running or the worry of owning it.

 

Baht buses are cheap as chips, as are the more speedy M/C taxis and regular metered taxis are also very economical.

 

If he's not bothered about girly bars and wants somewhere quiet and peaceful he'd be best off in Jomtien or the Darkside and just using public transport for journeys into town.

The only times I went into town the last ten years I lived in Pattaya was during the daytime, there was enough multi storey parking five years ago, has that changed?

 

I know very little about Baht buses, in my 31 years in Thailand have used them only a handful of times, personal choice was to use my own transportation, when I first moved to Pattaya traffic and parking was never an issue, when that situation changed I never did! too old and stuck in my ways I guess 🙃

Each to their own 🙂 

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18 minutes ago, Mukdahanman said:

I remember a whorehouse called the Ginnery in the middle of Pratamnak, that was pretty exciting 

You don't remember it very well? "K" ring a bell :wink:

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1 minute ago, CGW said:

You don't remember it very well? "K" ring a bell :wink:

No, help me out

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1 minute ago, Mukdahanman said:

No, help me out

Kinnaree? 😉

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1 minute ago, CGW said:

Kinnaree? 😉

My spelling has let me down once again 😞 but it was a pretty cool place right?

 

 

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3 minutes ago, Mukdahanman said:

My spelling has let me down once again 😞 but it was a pretty cool place right?

It was - back then there were a lot of good daytime bars, Harley Bar, Winchester, Butterfly & Belgium Embassy the forerunners - sure there are still a few good ones around.

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    I usually say do some thinking about what a typical week will be for you here.  How will you be spending your time?  My partner and I have lived about everywhere except the darkside and Cosy Beach.  Liked Pratamnak but no public transportation. South Jomtien proved to be too far a  hike to central Pattaya--we tend to hit the malls 2 or 3 times a week.  We're on the beach in Wong Amat and liking it so far. Still no public transportation but using back roads it's easy to get to Terminal 21, the hospitals, Central Festival, and Central Marina.

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1 hour ago, scubascuba3 said:


 

 


Couldn't you park a car at Central Festival, the Avenue, Mike Shopping Mall, T21?

The main problem with cars is the wasted time being stuck in traffic

 

You might not want to be visiting Central Festival, the Avenue, Mike Shopping Mall, T21 or somewhere with a car park.

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Cosy beach is great place to stay. Plenty of restaurants,quiet,yet I can get to walking st for 60baht on mbike taxi, or walk to baht bus takes 20 mins.. Good views, no sexy ladies looking for work.only problem is too many rude Russians in high season. 

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Pratamnak Soi 4 or 5 with a balcony open to the sea breezes. Restaurants, bars, street food, nice beach end of Soi 5. Motorbike taxis down the hill into town, then switch to baht bus on regular route, if you don't have your own.

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You might not want to be visiting Central Festival, the Avenue, Mike Shopping Mall, T21 or somewhere with a car park.
then you get the baht bus or god forgive, walk
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