Overview……..Pattaya is a premier beach resort in Chonburi province in the eastern gulf of Thailand. It ranks along with Bangkok, Phuket and Ko Samui among the most popular tourist destinations in Thailand. The town itself, offering every conceivable amenity for tourists at low cost, is dominated by its nightlife where its reputation derives from its time as a rest and recreation facility for US servicemen in particular, during the Vietnam War. However regardless of its reputation this short tour demonstrates that there is still ample opportunity to venture beyond the beaches for the more adventurous.
Itiniary……..For full report click on travel log
Day 1-3, Bangkok to Pattaya (3 nights stay).
Day 4, Pattaya to Bangkok via Chachoengsao.
Excursions.....(These were entirely by car).
Anek Kuson Sala (Wihan Sian), Wat Yanasangwararam Woramahawihan, Phra Phuttha Maha Wachira Uttamopat Satsada, Bang Saray, Sattahip Royal Thai Naval dockyard, Pattaya and Jomtien beach.
Pattaya……Orchid Mansion type-apartment, aircon, hot shower, accomodation only, rating....satisfactory, price 7000-9000 baht/month, daily/weekly rates available.
Orchid Mansion is convenient to South Pattaya where the options for dining out of every description are too numerous to mention while there are very affordable restaurants nearby on Sukhumvit highway.
minivan from Bang Kapi to Pattaya, 130 baht.
Pattaya to Chachoengsao by Ordinary train 20 baht, from Chachoengsao to Minburi by bus 35 baht, Minburi to kilo 8 Bang Khen negligable.
some sun amid tropical rain storms