Places to visit - International Walking Street-Pattaya
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Thai restaurants, nightclubs and massage
International and Thai restaurants, humble street stalls, nightclubs, discotheques, beer and go-go bars are plentiful. Thai body and foot massage
is a relaxing option to the hectic lifestyle from around 250 baht an
hour it's not to be missed. Shopping Malls like Mikes Mall and The
Royal Plaza along the beach road offer an amazing array of products
from ice cream to designer clothing and bags at very sensible prices,
open until 11pm as well as live markets giving you plentiful
opportunity to empty your credit card accounts. First second and third
roads are filled with shops and carts selling their wares of every
description and amazing prices - be prepared to barter, its custom,
light hearted and fun except for the fixed price shops of course.
Had enough shopping then take a stroll along the floodlit beaches of Pattaya or Jomtien and cool those feet off in the warm sea or take a cool shower and get ready for the night ahead.
Thailand evening and night activities
The evenings activities start at around 8pm, the heats turned up around 10pm, restaurants and bars are open earlier and Pattaya and Jomtien go on until dawn. The center of activity in Pattaya is undoubtedly "Walking Street" just a ten minute ride from Jomtien by baht bus or taxi, everyone who is in the area will visit the famous Walking Street for a trip or two - some hardly ever leave! Walking Street is a neon extravaganza with bars and restaurants, the seafood restaurants perched on stilts out into the bay. After 6.30pm Walking Street is pedestrianised but as the night goes on its very busy.
Pattaya provides more live entertainment than you could ever visit in a single trip, outside Walking Street you will find Hollywood disco on South Pattaya Road, lady boy shows (a must) at Tiffany's and Alcazar, entertaining and unbelievably brilliant.
Pattayaland is a place to go for the gays with many western eateries in the area just a few hundred meters from Walking Street. The mall at the southern end of beach road includes, curiously, a Ripley's Believe it or Not, an entertainment center with roller-coaster simulator, cinema all of which are open till late.
Jomtien has many bars, restaurants and go go bars even English fish and chips so there is no need to visit Pattaya center as many facilities are available locally, however, a visit to Jomtien/Pattaya without a trip to walking street would be a hugely missed experience.