Coming to Thailand, tourists can no way ignore the beautiful and diverse scenery of the Walking Street – the famous red light district in Pattaya. Pattaya Walking Street, which attracts a lot of foreign tourists as well as Thai citizens, are mainly active at night. This attraction includes infinite choices of entertaining service, from seafood restaurants, live music venues, bars, discos, sports bars and nightclubs. If tourists are planning on a trip to Thailand, be sure to note down this destination in your checklist.
Pattaya walking street at vibrant night
Apart from the special aromatic agricultural products, magnificent temples with beautiful architecture, holiness and colorful customs as well as festivals, Thailand is well-known for nightlife activities. Pattaya Walking Street is also mentioned as a highlight attracting tourists to Thailand. Walking Street is located in the middle of the central area and Jomtien – the south area, at the end of Beach Road in Pattaya City. This walking street is one of the reasons why Pattaya has another interesting nickname – “devil city”. The pedestrian street is quite recognizable with large neon signs.
During the daytime, Walking Street is a bustling flea market located in the middle of Pattaya city. Here, you can find any jewelry, souvenirs or toys,… that you need. Street vendors pushing traditional Thai food carts across the sparkling jewelry stalls is an interesting moment that tourists can capture for memorable photos. Stopping by Walking Street during the day is enough to satisfy both the shopping pleasure and curiosity for Thai culture of tourists. Visitors can easily catch street artists singing famous traditional songs of their homeland or playing with pythons, snakes.
When the sun goes down and lights are lit, Pattaya Walking Street officially transforms into one of the most bustling walking streets in Thailand. On both sides of the road are nightclubs, go-go bars from popular to luxurious, all sparkling and packed of locals as well as tourists. You can go to the bar, search for the best performances in town, drink elaborately crafted wine glasses from the best bartenders of Pattaya and immerse in the dance of the lively space inside the bar… The discoes and the glamorous girls on Walking Street are one of the reasons that make Pattaya a “devil city”. Tourists likely forget their ways home for these reasons as well.
In front of a bar at Pattaya walking street
If you plan on visiting this vibrant neighborhood at night, do not miss the opportunity to experience one of the following activities. Watching a live band performance in Pattaya is highly recommended for tourists. On any night, about 5-10 bands play music here. You can walk along the street; find a band you like, enjoy the fabulous drinks and dance along the vibe of their songs. Tourists can also watch Muay Thai boxing shows for free on Pattaya Walking Street. The most common venue for matches is in the middle of the street, opposite the entrance to Marine Plaza. Although the shows here are not professional like a real competition, they are still fun to watch. Tourists can even step into the ring to test your boxing skills and take photos with the boxers.
At one end of Pattaya Walking Street, is Pattaya Pier – a prominent landmark of the city. Ferries to Koh Larn Island of Pattaya also depart from here. If the crowds and bustle of the street becomes too overwhelming for you, then Pattaya Pier is a good place to take a rest, as it is very peaceful, scenic and romantic at night. Besides the bars and vibrant music, the walking street also serves a variety of special cuisines. In addition to the street food stalls, there are also restaurants specializing in seafood dishes that will keep your stomach full and satisfying.
Food vendors at Pattaya walking street
There are several ways to get to Pattaya Walking Street. Firstly, tourists can rent a motorbike by day with a fee of about 150 to 200 Baht / day. This way you can visit more places, not just the pedestrian street.
Besides, indulging in the cool breeze of the coastal city at night will give tourists unforgettable moment. Taxi or grab is the most popular way to get to Pattaya Walking Street. Taking a taxi here is very cheap, usually only costs 40-50 baht.
Another vehicle worth trying is Songthaew car rental. This means of transportation is especially convenient if you are traveling in groups. Each trip can carry up to 10 people with the cost of only about 10 Baht / person. Bus to Pattaya Walking Street is also available. The ticket price is about 30 Baht / person.