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Kanchanaburi or Pattaya??

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Kanchanaburi or Pattaya??

I'm going to be in Bangkok for a few days and then have a few more days before I fly to Chiang Mai. I was thinking that I would go to either Kanchanaburi or Pattaya because it's relatively close to Bangkok. Which should I go to? I really want to see Erawan Falls but have heard that it's really crowded (especially in November?). Pattaya sounds nice because I wouldn't mind hanging out on the beach but then I've read some negative reviews of this place. Is the beach really that dirty? Is the ocean really too gross to swim in? Which of these two locations do you prefer? And why? Thanks!!

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1. Re: Kanchanaburi or Pattaya??

Depends on what you want - Kanchanaburi is very relaxing and peaceful, bit boring after a day or so.

Pattaya - excellent nightlife with lots/see and do. Beaches are horrid as the water. However can take a speed/slow boat over to Koh Larn which negates the bad beaches in Pattaya proper.

Personally I'd do Pattaya, but I am biased. ;)

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2. Re: Kanchanaburi or Pattaya??

For me it would be Kanchanaburi, less sleazy than Pattaya!

Depends on what you're looking for I guess.

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3. Re: Kanchanaburi or Pattaya??

The beach is not gross. There are cleaner beaches, but I have no problem with Jomtien Beach - Staying in Jomtien is nicer than Pattaya City centre also.

If you are already planning a trip up country to CM then you may want to miss Kanchanaburi and have some time chilling on a beach.

OK Pattaya/Jomtien can be a bit brash, but it's all fun.

After all - what's another crowded waterfall......

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