|A view of Pattaya|
Formerly a peaceful fishing village, Pattaya is now a vibrant seaside town with abundant facilities thanks to its sex tourism. Situated only about 100 kilometers from Bangkok, this town is commonly listed as an excursion of Bangkok tour packages, just like the exclusive tour offered by TRAVELdonk this time. The one-day visit to Pattaya was our agenda in the second day of the tour (for the first day record, click here).
We went to Pattaya by government bus from Ekkamai Terminal. This approximately-2-hour-trip was considered the cheapest and the most convenient way. One-way ticket cost 108 Baht only per person. The bus terminated at a bus station located on North Pattaya Road. Once we alighted there, we ignored the songthaew touts and walked out the station. Just few steps east of the terminal, we found a place like tourist information center where we could ask any questions about Pattaya and get a free map. Then, we kept walking east a little bit more till we found a T-junction with traffic lights. We crossed the road and took a white songthaew running along Sukhumvit Road to the south toward Pattaya Floating Market.