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... when American military personnel frequented it during the Vietnam war. It has since, some fifty years later, evolved into a sex capital for Thailand, with its famous Walking Street being analogous to the Red Light District of Amsterdam. Walking Street is a huge tourist attraction, particularly for Russians, as evidenced by the signage everywhere in Russian. We spent a couple of hours one evening ...
... to the train station and boarded the train that takes you up the last 70 or so kilometers of them"death railway" where so many allied prisoners of war and conscripted civilians were killed to build the rail line from Thailand to Burma for the Japanese war machine. It followed some pretty rough terrain but as we headed further and further up the line Donna's arms and legs got more redder and blotchy. Even wiping down with ...
... across the street about the Chinese Market on Feb 9-10. They are getting ready to celebrate the Chinese New Year here.
I started early this morning to get my bus ticket taken care of. It is around 10 a.m. now and I am enjoying the walk to the beach.
This part of the beach is the most shady and most popular. There are lots of high sugar palm trees here. Dongtan beach is in the area of The Royal Thai Fleet.
... and was great to float around in. Limited vendors (food, gifts etc) available as many do not work over Songkran. Saw some European guys drive a jet ski into a stationary ski and argue over what appeared to be a large repair bill put forward by the Thai operators. Left at 4pm and arrived at the pier at 5pm. Walked down "walking street" after arriving looking for a good meal as ...
... they keep having to fix certain bits etc, the temple represents the circle of life and Thailand's mixed cultures the place was amazing. Other sites were the big giant Buddha and some great view points of the whole Pattaya city.
Pattaya a mixed city which we were glad to experience, not sure we would want that experience again but glad we saw this place and our eyes are wide open :-)
Next Stop will be Koh Chang a beech island (hopefully free of the ping pong ...