Pattaya After Dark
True to its city status, Pattaya, unlike other beach resorts, shows no slackening of pace after sundown. Evenings are as full of fun as the day time, with a wide selection offine dining, entertainment and shopping. Excellent restaurants abound throughout Pattaya, and as varied as the venues are the menus. Fresh succulent seafood is, of course, a favourite, although visitors can relish an international array of culinary delights, from spicy Thai and classic Chinese to the national cuisines of Europe.
After-dinner options include open-air bars, nightclubs, cabaret shows and discos. The nightlife centre is South Pattaya, popularly known as "The Strip", but if this is a trifle brash and noisy for some tastes, there are alternative, quieter spots for evening Fun in more relaxed style.
Shopping, too, can be an evening attraction. Most establishments close late, and the dedicated bargain hunter can find all of Thailand's best buys — silk, gems and jewellery, tailor-made clothing, handicrafts and more.