Described by some as a seedier version of Bangkok, Pattaya is known for its sex industry and go-go bars that parade under-dressed boys and over-dressed queens. Though there is a gay beach, most of the action happens at night around Jomtien Complex, BoyzTown and Sunee Plaza, where you’ll find a large selection of the city’s lively gay bars and dance clubs. This is what the city does best: wild times and unbridled hedonism.
Just a 2-hour drive from the Thai capital, Pattaya is where you can let go of your inhibitions and get down and dirty – as long as you’re willing to pay for it.
Languages spoken | Thai, English
Population | 120,000
Best time to visit | Nov-Mar
LGBT discrimination | Low
Equal age of consent | Yes