Songkran in Pattaya a fun yet dangerous time

In the bbc news today  a 31 year old British tourist fell naked from a balcony on walking Street and died.  At songkran the usual dangerous activities are made more risky because local Thais are also on holiday and everyone is consuming alcohol. In addition, roads are packed and water is being sprayed everywhere.

Although some girls return home, in Pattaya songkran lasts a full 8 days which is more than any other city in Thailand. So even if some girls leave they will be back shortly.

We have observed that some walking Street go gos are a little empty but that means you will have your choice of the full selection. Palace is the stand out line up but expect 2000 baht barfines.

Thankfully soi 6 pricing is still reasonable. Police and military have been spotted making id card checks and some dress standards have been put in place temporarily meaning more covered up. Due to the laws of physics a wet t-shirt means there is still plenty to see

richard coxley

Richard Coxley is a business consultant with over 12 years experience in Asia. He enjoys playing golf. He has travelled extensively in Thailand and currently resides in Pratumnak, Pattaya.

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