Last weekend I went to Chonburi, with just about one hour drive the closest beach town from Bangkok and therefore one of the most popular short time trips for Bangkokians. It didn’t take long until I realized why most of the tourists (especially foreigners) prefer heading one hour further down the coast to Pattaya. I …
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Pattaya Highlights

Last updated: November 8th, 2017 | in Central Thailand | Chonburi | Pattaya | Traveling

So many people say they don’t like Pattaya and they wouldn’t go there just because they are told it has the biggest red light district in Thailand. This is true, Pattaya shares along with Patong in Phuket the reputation of the South East Asia’s go-go bar capitals, with Pattaya being by far the bigger one. …
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There’s not that much about Nonthaburi and not so much to do there, but it can be interesting exploring this place to the north of Thailand’s capital with only few foreigners around. Unless you take a taxi which will set you back about 250-300 baht from Sukhumvit Bangkok, you might rather choose to travel there …
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Pattaya is without doubt the all-time¬†favorite for short time trips from Bangkok. So how to get there? Bangkok to Pattaya by Bus Take the BTS Skytrain to Ekkamai station. Leave the station at Exit No. 2 and you are right at the Ekkamai Bus Terminal. There are buses to Pattaya every 30-60 minutes from 5am …
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A short trip from Bangkok to Hua Hin or Cha Am is a more relaxed alternative to Pattaya, with less tourists, less lady bars, less… madness. So how to get there? Bangkok to Hua Hin / Cha Am by Minivan Minivans to Hua Hin and Cha Am leave regularly (every 30-45 minutes) from Victory Monument. …
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There is only one practical way to get from downtown Bangkok to Koh Samet. Go to the Eastern Bus Terminal located in Ekamai, Sukhumvit (therefore often just called Ekamai Bus Terminal) and take a air-con bus to Ban Phae¬†(3 hrs, 166 Baht). These buses leave every 1-2 hours from 7:00am to 6:30pm. They also offer …
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