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Every time I see tourists who go swimming in that water off Pattaya beach, I just shake my head.

 

There are some nice beaches in Thailand, but you have to get away from the built up areas

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So the general attempts to clear the seedy lewd image that Pattaya has as the world's sex capital  ...and people start noticing for the first time that the town has a beach! ...and a filthy disgusting one at that!

 

Anyone else think that turning Pattaya into world class beach resort for families might just be mission impossible? 

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On my first trip to Pats more than 12 years back I concluded the sea there  was an unhealthy place to swim.

STILL nothing being done ???

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6 hours ago, phantomfiddler said:

I recall seeing a plaque halfway down the beach stating that Pattaya Beach had been voted the cleanest beach in S.E.Asia. Hilarious ! Instead of hassling the bars, the authorities should be spending more time and effort limiting the amount of sewage being directed to the beach.

Well whoever did the voting must’ve been paid because Nha Trang beach in Vietnam is 10 times cleaner than Pattaya and you can actually swim in the clean water

 

 

 

 

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1 minute ago, Asiantravel said:

Well whoever did the voting must’ve been paid because Nha Trang beach in Vietnam is 10 times cleaner than Pattaya and you can actually swim in the clean water

 

 

 

 

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WOW! Beach chairs set up properly! Imagine that!

 

Rocket science is it not?

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7 hours ago, Thechook said:

You would never get me into the disgusting ocean in Thailand.  The seas are putrid and you would have to be suicidal.

actually, the Andaman Sea is quite nice, especially as it laps against our shores in Koh Lanta

-but that is the other side of the country, and not near a teeming stinking out of control metropolis

plus all the pollution and garbage flowing from Bangkok into the sea via Chao Praya

-ANYWHERE in Gulf of Thailand, i won't even walk on the beach!!!

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39 minutes ago, WhizBang said:

Every time I see tourists who go swimming in that water off Pattaya beach, I just shake my head.

 

There are some nice beaches in Thailand, but you have to get away from the built up areas

yup!!! our beaches in Lanta are quite nice...

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They are just too busy, a situation just over their heads, building toll booths, widening Beach Road, putting up cross walk signals that have all been abandon, painting impressive color traffic lines and stops for Songthaw, digging a tunnel that is behind schedule, but the BIB, are setting up stings for violators who are tired of waiting for it to open. Now they are planning a light rail system all at a cost of millions/billions. While Pattaya continues to grow with no real master plan to improve the system as they continue to add to the sewer.

You forgot cutting down the trees in Jomtien

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I recall seeing a plaque halfway down the beach stating that Pattaya Beach had been voted the cleanest beach in S.E.Asia. Hilarious ! Instead of hassling the bars, the authorities should be spending more time and effort limiting the amount of sewage being directed to the beach.

Dude you have to take a pic of that

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...this is the sick, sad, reality....

 

...total disregard for anyone or anything.....except...profit....any which way....at any cost...
 

 

 

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10 years ago, during my discharge interview by a Thai doctor at Bangkok Pattaya Hospital, he recommended that I NEVER go swimming in the sea anywhere near Pattaya. He was convinced that the water was polluted by so many pathogens that it represented a serious health hazard. 

I think someone should translate this Thread in to Russian and tell them not to let there kids swim in the sea.

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Reminds me of the expression 'surfing a turd '

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no point comparing it to Vietnam or the Andaman, the Gulf of Thailand is enclosed and very shallow and has a huge industrial area and city and port on its shores, even if they clean up their act its never going to compare to those places on the open ocean

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