Pattaya Beach Sunset – It is beautiful at dusk.
Pattaya is the beach resort located near Bangkok. There are many ways to get there, however whichever way you go, There will be enough time to get there in 2 to 3 hours.
So we can go and enjoy opening tropical beach easily from Bangkok. Pattaya’s beach is not as beautiful as the beaches located in Southern Thailand. but its atmosphere is just like a beach resort. Perhaps there are a large number of Chinese or Russian’s tour groups who are a little bit noisy, but that is only a trivial problem. You do not need to worry about that, you should just enjoy the sunshine, water sports, the sunset, and seafood.
But on the other hand, there is also a big problem. I think this is caused by its relaxing atmosphere. Every beach resort in Thailand has the same atmosphere, but Pattaya’s is extremely relaxing. Even Lonely Planet, which is a world famous guide book, describes Pattaya as “Synonymous with sex tourism”.
I heard that Pattaya has been growing as a resort for the American military, so it probably has a tendency to be more synonymous with this than other beach resorts in Thailand. I myself don’t care about what other tourists do. If they want to do that, go ahead. But I feel like this town has too many tourists like that, and too many women (or ladyboys) expect more and more trade.
Of course, I don’t say that they are bad. Sometimes I go to Go-go bars like them too. Actually, I used to go there every night LOL. But I think everything has their own limits, and if they go over it, it will be a crazy world. I think Pattaya has come very close to beeing one of them. But maybe I could feel that way because of the scale of Pattaya town. If Pattaya was a large city like Bangkok, it probably wouldn’t need to stand out like that.
In the end, I think that depending on purpose of travelers, people might have different perspective about Pattaya.
Anyway, I took these pictures about 4 years ago. That time, I arrived there in the evening (around 6:00pm) from Koh Samet. Pattaya’s beach looks like it is a little bit different from other Thai beach resorts because it also has many Thai tourists. Because the strong sunshine burns their skin, Thai people dislike sunshine, so they want to swim at dusk, and this beach also has a lot of umbrellas.
I think Pattaya Beach is really beautiful at dusk, there are not so many people looking at the scenery, though.