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Pattaya – Sin City?

While Bangkok is the “Sin City’ of Asia, Pattaya, with it’s exuberant Walking street and Soi 6 come very close. In a lot of ways Pattaya is the more favoured destination due to the variety of entertainment and the closeness of beaches.
Pattaya, probably the largest mass tourism destination in south east asia seems to have been a product of the Vietnam war where it was an R & R destination for American Soldiers. I was told it was difficult to find anyone actually born in Pattaya and true enough, everyone I asked had migrated there from bangkok or more northern regions for work. It was officially declared a city in 1978 and today is a hotch potch of development, entertainment and sex trade but, mostly the latter.

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