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“Terrible - unethical tourism”

Walking Street Pattaya
Reviewed 2 August 2014

I was in Pattaya volunteering with local street children - this street is terrible. It may seem like it is just a bit of fun, but the consequences are not fun for those who are left behind dealing with unethical tourism which has created a massive economy in Pattaya.

There are men outside the clubs who offer you a menu which offers various different sexual services/shows - if you are going to visit this street, please remember that the women here often have few other options with regards to providing a living for their children/ families.

Whilst i was there, we saw families on holiday with children. This really isn't somewhere children should be taken on holiday. It is very much an adult environment.

5  Thank twickenhamteacher
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Reviewed 1 August 2014

When I was planning my trip to pattaya, I read reviews about the Walking Street and the TABOO it was associated with. While in Pattaya, I decided with my wife to actually see, what it really holds and we went around 8:30 pm local time, and the street was already abuzz. There are a horde of bar girl teams wooing their patrons for a quick massage/drink/dance/*%#@$ and everything left to ones imagination. It was hard to believe, but its true. There's no shame. There are these local stunt boys trying to catch the attention of passer byes. We strolled till the end of the street and came back, there are other merchandise shops too on the streets but it was almost closing time for them and they did not seem affected by the street wearing a new look by the night. It is safe to be there till 9-9.30 pm, as per my guess & the environment there - only the curious satiate their desire....tread with caution & do not engage with locals there.

1  Thank Loven27
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Reviewed 31 July 2014

The street is nice to walk around at night. It is empty during day time. There are many shops and restaurants on the street. We had dinners at a seafood restaurant. One warning is that you have to pay a lot to take pictures with the Thai kick boxers after their shows.

Thank BangkokSachse
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Reviewed 29 July 2014

If you are looking for some sleeping partners, Walking street will be the good option. However beware of some bars who offer you cheap cheap sex but then they rob you with you valuable, cash and may be your undies too !!! For other, just enjoy the atmosphere without any tension and be happy in your life !! Stars from 11 pm onwards till dawn ....

3  Thank SumitTurakhia
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Reviewed 28 July 2014

Interesting place to grab some yummy street food and a few beers and just people watch!! So much going on, ping pong shows, boxing, tour groups going up and down, one evening was enough though

Thank LeeLee883
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