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Don't recognize the beach photo shot under the trees, don't look like Jomtien beach to me!, maybe wrong.

Was in Pattaya last week and visited Jomtien beach, traffic was horrendous, the picture of the traffic I think is the norm. Pattaya  is absolutely a nightmare to drive in. Witnessed a taxi motor bike rider hit and crushed under a pick up near terminal 21, his intestines were ripped open and splatted all over the road. Not a good start for my holiday.

That was my final trip to Pattaya, sorry to say but Pattaya has become a dive, the beach was littered with rubbish, the water was a dirty brown color, there were countless boats in the bay, it almost looked like a Marina. The beach was deserted, only a handful of swimmers. They still have a zillion cables hanging everywhere, walking street had little appeal, Chinese tour groups walking from one end to the other following there tour guide with their little flag, not stopping to spend anything. Many businesses were closed and what was open was nearly empty of patrons. The smell is not the best neither. I did notice the place was full of single male "farangs", I don't understand what they see in this place, maybe the cheap sex, I have no idea, as they say, "horses for courses", not my cup of tea.

I personally would not recommend this place to any of my friends in Oz.

I am sure many will disagree, its just my spin on the place.

 

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Very misleading photos by the authorities!  Might even be an old photo.  As noted it was raining earlier and here in Pattaya whenever traffic gets heavy the so call trained police have a habit of coning off side roads from Sukhumvit like Pattaya Klang, Pattaya Tai and sending them down to one major road like Theppasit stacking up vehicles at one major signal while the police sits in his box holding to the button.

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Just now, thailand49 said:

Very misleading photos by the authorities!  Might even be an old photo.  As noted it was raining earlier and here in Pattaya whenever traffic gets heavy the so call trained police have a habit of coning off side roads from Sukhumvit like Pattaya Klang, Pattaya Tai and sending them down to one major road like Theppasit stacking up vehicles at one major signal while the police sits in his box holding to the button.

Pattaya Tai intersection with Shukumvit have road works, 3-4 lanes are merged into one, just past Esso pump. 😉

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6 hours ago, CGW said:

Same demographics for a holiday weekend as they have been for the past 30+ years then 🙂 

I am staying not so far from Jomtien Beach, and it's not crowded,far from it. A lot of cars on Sukhumvith road doesn't mean anything.

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That road coming off sukhumvit is literally always a traffick jam. A picture of a Thai couple on Pattaya beach also doesn’t convince me of anything. The majority of people on the beach are vendors. why does this smell like propaganda? and what’s the purpose? Thinking is believing is reality? Yes, traffick sucks there, but this is not somehow a sign of this low season not being terrible


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This is thais in their oversized chariots. 

Off to sit on the beaches eating somtam and swilling sangsom down. 

 

No impact on the tourism sad plight.

For a country where tomorrow doesn't exist,  they are all hanging out with hopes of the farangs returning in November...

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7 minutes ago, FarangDoingHisThing69 said:

That road coming off sukhumvit is literally always a traffick jam. A picture of a Thai couple on Pattaya beach also doesn’t convince me of anything. The majority of people on the beach are vendors. why does this smell like propaganda? and what’s the purpose? Thinking is believing is reality? Yes, traffick sucks there, but this is not somehow a sign of this low season not being terrible


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And road works all over south Pattaya. The TAT-boss is always lying about numbers. Some parts in Thailand reported 30% less tourists,but he keeps lying. Everybody sees it,but him. Strange man. 

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1 hour ago, possum1931 said:

I thought Tonto was an Indian, silly me.

Aha! He must have been suicidal that particular day.

I didn't know he was Indian. I'm just too young to have ever seen the Lone Ranger, but I remember hearing references to Tonto.

That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.

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8 hours ago, keith101 said:

By looking at the photos I would say about 90% + Thai tourists and very few foreigners .

Great point....Plus, since they are all jam packed in traffic snarl Thais cannot drive fast enough to maintain the high motor vehicle mortality rates, good thing they will all arrive ALIVE. 

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Pattaya jam, packed for the holidays.

 

You guys read it all wrong.  Looked in Tesco and Lotus and couldn't find any,  must have sold out......

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2 hours ago, possum1931 said:

Is that more holidays again? When is there not holidays in this country?

Myanmar has 26 public holidays, from memory. One every 2 weeks averaged out. Three days for some full moon of significance. It's great!!

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5 hours ago, elgenon said:

Terminal 21 has a plane, is bigger and doesn't have a book store. Very different.

 

The owners are brilliant. Busiest malls. Should build one in CM.

It's the stupidest concept for a mall I've ever been in. It sort of gets a pass in BKK being so international but putting this theme in the sticks like Pattaya is just a bad joke. Like a suburb of Washington DC or Florida.

 

Excuse me...is there a B2B here? Yes, mister is on *Oceania* floor.

What FLOOR might that be miss?

Floor 3 sir...

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2 minutes ago, emptypockets said:

Myanmar has 26 public holidays, from memory. One every 2 weeks averaged out. Three days for some full moon of significance. It's great!!

Is that 26 weeks? They will soon be catching up with Thailand.:cheesy:

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