Pattaya, Nite Life Unlimited
||Only a couple of hours southeast of Bangkok is the
seaside resort of Pattaya. The first thing that comes to mind when talking about Pattaya,
other than the bright blue sails, the gentle green hills, or the glittering silvery sand,
is its legendary nightlife. Here, there is never a dull moment, especially if you are a
night worshipper. Nightlife is eternally young at this seaside resort with over 2,000
bars, nightclubs and discos.
|While the picnic basket is being packed and the beach mat is
being put away at sunset time, Pattayas nightspots begin to awaken for the
free-spirited souls. Colorful neon lights begin to flash one by one; to signify the
beginning of the night out. A variety of night havens: beer bars, top star lounges, a
go-go shows and laser-lit discos await.
Among the more interesting
venues are the Marine Bar and Disco. The Marine Bar is a great fun spot. There are around
a billion young local ladies at the bar, and lots of Thai fisticuffs (Thai kick boxing).
This is arguably one of the most "get-down." places.
Theres boogie type discos, too. Disco Duck at the
Little Duck Hotel is another wild spot. With a fantastic mix of live and recorded music,
this is a great spot for those who like to be with the "in crowd". Lighting is
controlled by a couple of crazies in a booth up near the roof. The effects they get with
more than 1,000 spotlights has got to be seen to be believed. If the booth gets too hot to
boogie, grab a coffee out at Duck Corner restaurant. This venue has everything.
|For a way out of futuristic boogie, get down to the Palladium
Disco, which is among the largest and wildest discos in Asia. With lights swinging and
smoke clouds billowing, its not hard to imagine youve somehow warped into a
scene from "Close Encounters," only of the Thai kind
|Of course, there are so many other spots that I can't mention
due to lack of space. But together, they give Pattaya an ambience of its own.
a date to spend a fun night at one of these top resort spots and you and several thousand
instant friends will have a ball.