Bangkok Pattaya Phuket
Now the question has to be, what is your instant reaction when you think about each of these City names? We talked to over 150 people, ranging from Ex-pats to Tourists, and their reaction was quite interesting, if not, some what predictable.
Bangkok is mainly regarded as a hub of commercial activity and entertainment. A city deep in culture and tourism as well as having a vibrant and diverse night life scene. The city is not for the cheap charlies, the cost of living is on par with what to expect from a Capitol city, along with the entertainment pricing. The city has a lot of mystery about it, many areas are often either overlooked or simply unknown. Bangkok is a shoppaholic’s heaven with huge shopping malls hugging the main roads, towering over people passing by.
The tourist perception is mainly of the Chao Phraya river that weaves it’s way through the city, dividing suburbs. The King’s Palace and Wat Phra Kaew Temple (Emerald buddha) that you just can’t miss, nor should you, when you visit the magnificent capitol. The nightlife, when the sun sets, Bangkok has a very diverse range of entertainment on offer. Nana Plaza and Soi Cowboy for those who enjoy the gogo scene. The nightclubs that draw thousands of people through their doors, the most popular being LEVELS, this is the #1 at the time of writing. Bangkok is the capitol, it is a hub of activity and when we completed our Bangkok Pattaya Phuket survey, Bangkok was most described in one word as BUSY
Pattaya has more tourists attractions in Thailand than any other city or region. Strangely enough, despite the very obvious night life scene, many families come from all over the world to Pattaya for exactly that reason. Pattaya has a beach area, not picture perfect by a long way, but it is busy and popular. With beautiful islands nearby, Pattaya is a great location for a busy city with beaches, it ticks a lot of boxes. Koh Larn is just short ferry ride away that has lovely beaches for you to relax in. Of course Pattaya has a very large night life scene, you only have to search in Google and streams of girl related articles and photos appear. Walking Street is one of the most famous streets in the world. Travellers come from all corners of the globe just to say they have walked that famous Street.
Pattaya is a resort location that offers you every conceivable cuisine imaginable. You can dine in 5* luxury overlooking the Gulf of Thailand, or alternatively you can sit back and enjoy a traditional Pad Thai dish for less than a £1. There are more “Daily Special” offers available than you can imagine, every street, signs scream at you, begging you to take a seat. Pattaya has a lot of “Balloon Chasers,” people who thrive on FREEBIES often given out on Birthday parties and celebrations by pubs and clubs.
Pattaya has a very active night life scene, men come in their thousands to enjoy the city nightlife. The city is packed with beautiful girls in all directions. It doesn’t matter where you are when you visit Pattaya, you are always just meters away from a beautiful girl, ready to party the night away with you. Despite the current efforts of the local authorities to clean up Pattaya, and despite having so much to see and do away from the night scene, when we completed our Bangkok Pattaya Phuket survey, Pattaya was most described in one word as GIRLS
Phuket, home to picture perfect postcard beaches. This rainforested, mountainous island offers visitors miles of sandy beaches. The island is home to many high-end seaside resorts, spas and restaurants. Phuket City, the capital, has old shop houses and busy markets. Patong, the main resort town, has many nightclubs, bars and discos to dance the night away. Phuket has developed over the last two decades and a lot of it’s beauty and tranquility has disappeared. However, Phuket also boasts some of the most stunningly beautiful islands all within a very short boat trip. Phi Phi island, Similan islands, Racha island and coral island are just a few of the stunning locations nearby.
Phuket has an active night life scene. Patong Beach is a vibrant and energetic area of Phuket, young travellers swarm the area ready to party the night away. There is an adult scene, mainly Bangla Road that offers many beer bars and clubs to enjoy. If you love clubbing Sensations is the most popular of the clubs right now.
If you enjoy diving and love being underwater, well Phuket has some of the most breathtaking and beautiful coral diving locations in the world. From complete novices to experienced divers, Phuket is a perfect location. When we completed our Bangkok Pattaya Phuket survey, Phuket was most described in one word as BEACHES
So what do you think? What are your impressions of these three very poular locations here in Thailand?
Bangkok Pattaya Phuket = BUSY, GIRLS, BEACHES