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Pattaya - Nightlife, Sex Tourism and Beach

Most famous for its sex tourism and huge red light district, but the "normal" nightlife is good too.

Pattaya beach is too dirty to swim, even though lots of people still do it. People spend the day hanging in beach chairs, sipping drinks, having a massage and (henna) tattoos done. Modern and often noisy equipment such as speedboats, banana boats (you have to see it), parasailing and water scooters are available here. The beach further up north (Jomtien) is more acceptable for swimming.

If it's all too noisy for you, take the ferry to the nearby island of Koh Lan, where everything is still nice and quiet. The first resort just opened recently (2008).

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