he fast road to Pattaya
(Phattaya)-and the world's longest elevated express-way - passes trough Chonburi, a charmless provincial capital, Si Racha, noted for locally made chili pepper sauce that bears its name, and Bang Saen, a seaside resort popular with Thai families, before reaching the string of beaches further down the Eastern Seaboard.
Pattaya began attracting visitors from Bangkok in the 1950's, thanks so the ease with which is long white-sand beaches could reached. Accommodation was a few simple bungalows, and the first hotel did not open until 1965. Development accelerated during the Vietnam War, when thousands of American soldiers went there on leave, and by the mid-1979's it had become a major resort, with hotels, restaurants and nightclubs extending the entire length of main beach. The environmental cost of such rapid expansion has been high, and most of Pattaya's natural charms are gone, though the water has improved greatly in recent years. The free-wheeling nightlife has been cleaned up slightly in response to foreign media criticism, and the town's new status as a residential and educational hub for industrializing Easter Seaboard means there are now malls and family attractions too, such as Ripley's Believe It Or Not and Pattaya Aquarium. Many visitors still enjoy its rowdy, laid-back atmosphere, however, and continue to come in large numbers. Those who prefer s quieter atmosphere and more privacy, at least after nightfall, can go further to less developed beaches like Jomtien or to offshore islands such as Koh Larn and Koh Sak. There are several golf courses in the area, as well as shooting ranges and other land-based sports facilities.
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It is built along the river, six or seven miles away from the mountains. About one third of the population is composed of Christian Annamites. The rest is mostly composed of Chinese. Their ancestors sailed all the way from Cochin-China hoping to fish in the northern of the Gulf of Siam. Little by little they settled in Chantaburi
KHO SICHANG a paradise island who's name has become a title of a song. Located nearby Chantaburi.
KHO CHANG The second largest island after Phuket lies off the coast of Trat Province, near the Cambodian border. Along with fifty nearby islands, Kho Chang is a beautiful marine national park, with numerous beaches and coral reefs. However, the government has targeted the islands for development, and the subsequent construction now threatens the ecosystem. Ferries leave several times daily for the island from Laem Ngob on the mainland, and an airport at Trat now serves the islands.
Walking Street with its color foul bars and discos located in the south area of Pattaya, has most to offer for almost every one who wants to find any kind of entertainments. The New TV right on the beginning you hardly can't miss because its shining even on Pattaya'a daytime so brightly to invite you to slip in to the most knowing Red light district in Thailand.