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Opens 1st August according to a sign out front.

The rooftop restaurant will be popular.

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On 5/19/2022 at 7:18 PM, SatEng said:

Pattaya beach could well become the "Vegas strip" of Asia and quickly outshine Sihanoukville and Macau as a destination

Let's hope not.

 

Sihanoukville and Macau are polar opposites, the only thing they have in common is Chinese gambling.

 

I have visited both and like neither, as the Chinese have almost completely destroyed Sihanoukville. My first (of several) visit was in 2004, and it was a beautiful beach resort, now, it is a concrete monstrosity with absolutely none of the charm that drew early tourists to visit there. 

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2 hours ago, Mr Meeseeks said:

Let's hope not.

 

Sihanoukville and Macau are polar opposites, the only thing they have in common is Chinese gambling.

 

I have visited both and like neither, as the Chinese have almost completely destroyed Sihanoukville. My first (of several) visit was in 2004, and it was a beautiful beach resort, now, it is a concrete monstrosity with absolutely none of the charm that drew early tourists to visit there. 

Whether you like it or not the new Space hotel, the intended shopping village next to the Pullman, the "Aquatique" development next to Hard Rock Hotel and the marina development at Band Saray - not to mention the huge condo developments in Jomtien, are all signs of the transition that Pattaya is making from sleepy fishing village to mass tourist market.

Maybe not for you in the future

The beauty of Thailand, though, is that there are still hundreds of beach villages with a strip of 4-5 bars and restaurants that are relatively unspoilt, even just along the Rayong and Chantaburi coastlines, but if you are looking for a resort that is fairly lively, with a large proportion of bars and cheap bar girls to tourists then this is only for a fleeting time in any resort area development.

I do not know where these currently are, but if they are around then anyone compiling a travel guide/blog with a focus on this may be popular.

If/when I retire I may think of doing this.    

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9 minutes ago, SatEng said:

Whether you like it or not the new Space hotel, the intended shopping village next to the Pullman, the "Aquatique" development next to Hard Rock Hotel and the marina development at Band Saray - not to mention the huge condo developments in Jomtien, are all signs of the progress that Pattaya is making from sleepy fishing village to mass tourist market.

 

 

Let's hold off on  the "sleepy fishing village " line , maybe a 100 years ago. The progression your making is  about all the developers coming into Pattaya riding piggy back on a fairly lively seedy ,3rd string seaside resort full of bars and cheap girls. I don't pretend to be knowledgeable about the projects planned  you listed above. But so far doesn't it remain to be seen if they are going to be supported ?

 

 

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1 hour ago, morrobay said:

Let's hold off on  the "sleepy fishing village " line , maybe a 100 years ago.

Prone to exaggeration much?

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3 hours ago, morrobay said:

Let's hold off on  the "sleepy fishing village " line , maybe a 100 years ago. The progression your making is  about all the developers coming into Pattaya riding piggy back on a fairly lively seedy ,3rd string seaside resort full of bars and cheap girls. I don't pretend to be knowledgeable about the projects planned  you listed above. But so far doesn't it remain to be seen if they are going to be supported ?

 

 

Not 100 years ago but up to the early 1970s Pattaya was just a small fishing village - google it

 

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3 hours ago, morrobay said:

Let's hold off on  the "sleepy fishing village " line , maybe a 100 years ago. The progression your making is  about all the developers coming into Pattaya riding piggy back on a fairly lively seedy ,3rd string seaside resort full of bars and cheap girls. I don't pretend to be knowledgeable about the projects planned  you listed above. But so far doesn't it remain to be seen if they are going to be supported ?

 

 

Yes, it does remain to be seen if these and other projects are supported - but the Space hotel is existing and opening in August - the others are backed by large enterprises such as CP.

 

But of course you are right - you would neve see that sort of progression would you - hold on though - how about the small railroad town in Nevada which suddenly boomed with bars and brothels to cater to the constriction workers making the Hoover Dam, and then 10 years later had its first "themed" hotel and casino - I wonder where that was?

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