Good food Wongamat Beach Pattaya, here are four restaurants that are worth visiting. The first one is Rim Talay located at the southern end of Wongamat, this is a great location for a cold beer on a hot day. Fresh prawns come straight out of huge tanks behind the restaurant.
Ice cold Leo at Rim Talay
Without a doubt the beach here is much cleaner than Pattaya.
Surf & Turf Pattaya Thailand beach side food wine
On the beach at Wongamat & part of the Longbeach Hotel this nice restaurant has a huge menu and reasonable prices. For a great room rate just book using THIS LINK.
No air conditioning but thankfully plenty of fans.
Xmas Day 2016
A great spot for lunch with friends.
Tasty clams at Surf & Turf
They have a huge selection on the menu, food prices are good but wine is a little expensive.
You have the choice to sit inside or out.
This rather spectacular restaurant is located in Zire Condominium right on the beach. At 9 pm the huge section of roof & walls slide out and cover the outdoor section of the restaurant.
A unique experience
Apart from the food it is worth going just to see the roof slide into place. 🙂
My pasta dish was fine however I must return to try some other dishes before I pass judgement on the food.
Beach Club at the Pullman Hotel
If there is a better place in Pattaya to watch the sunset I have not found it, apart from the Hilton of course which is exceptional as well.
Tapas at the Beach Club
One of the attractions here is you can swim in the two pools as well as the ocean.
You can also hire these sun lounges.
Sun lounges, what sun lounges? I don’t see any sun lounges. 🙂
For a great room rate at the Pullman hotel just book using THIS LINK.
Good food Wongamat Beach Pattaya
As you can see all these restaurants a very near each other, forget the dotted line just walk along the beach. Thanks for visiting my Good food Wongamat Beach Pattaya photo blog.
Beer Bars Babes Pattaya Thailand are everywhere in the city, many tourists who visit think Walking Street is the only entertainment area, however they couldn’t be more wrong. This post is designed to show you some other areas where you can find some good bars, from back street down & dirty beer bars to up market sky bars.
Soi 7 & Soi 8 run between Beach Rd & 2nd Rd, the photo shows the always busy Lucky Star bar on the Beach Rd corner of Soi 8. Always plenty of action in these two streets, lots of bars, restaurants & hotels.
Location Soi 6 to Soi 8
Jump on a Baht bus at 2nd Rd for a 5 minute trip, cost B10.
These two bars just happen to have been my local drinking holes for the last 15 years. Billabong was the Cherry bar until it was taken over in 2016, I don’t go there much now because of a particularly rude cashier who does not know how to treat regular customers properly. Consequently Atlantic Bar is collecting all my spare cash, the staff are much friendlier as well.
The Atlantic Bar opens at 6 pm until very late and is opposite Central Marina shopping mall.
Billabong 2 formally the Cherry Bar.
On the corner of Soi 3 & 2nd Rd, they have a good band that starts playing at 9 pm.
Soi 6 to the Atlantic Bar & Drinking St.
We are currently focusing on North Pattaya & will check out Walking St & LK Metro later.
There are around 25 bars here & these days in 2017 most of the time they seem fairly quiet. Then again I’m rarely out late at night so things may well kick on around midnight.
One very good idea in place here is that all bars play the same music rather than compete with each other as most other Pattaya bars seem to do.
From Drinking St to Soi 29 & 33 Naklua,
This area is very lively at night.
Soi 33 Naklua is a very good street
Further north through the Dolphin roundabout & 150 meters along is Soi 33. There are a few good beer bars but the big attraction for me are some excellent restaurants, Leckerle on the right is German, Grottino also on the right and Bella Italia opposite.
24 Beer bars Naklua Rd
Wongamat beach-side bars
One bar is lay back & casual, & one is upmarket & classy.
A perfect spot to enjoy a cold beer or two by the beach.
Perhaps you want to go a little more upmarket?
The Beach Club at the Pullman Hotel is arguably the classiest bar in Pattaya. Happy hour is 5 to 7 pm on a good selection of beer cocktails & wine.
For an excellent room rate at the Pullman just book through THIS LINK.
Western style bars on Beach Road
Staring in North Pattaya we have Tavern By the Sea which is part of the Amari Hotel. Happy hour every night from 5 to 7 pm.
Follow the dotted line to find lots of good bars, LK Metro & Soi Buakhao is where the locals go to drink. They tend to leave Walking St to the tourists. LK Metro is the L shape street where i-Rovers is.
LK Metro is jammed packed with bars.
One of the busiest bars areas in Pattaya.
Kåres Party Bar
There is no better happy hour in Pattaya for beer drinkers.
Sportman’s pub Soi 13
On of Pattaya’s most popular pubs, food is excellent. This is one of my favourite places for breakfast & Sunday buffet lunch.
There are hundreds of go go bars, beer bars, strip shows & restaurants. However my main purpose for publishing this Beer Bars Babes Pattaya Thailand photo blog is to show you there are many other interesting places to visit in this vibrant city.
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Farewell from Walking Street.
The Pattaya song
For an excellent budget hotel in north Pattaya just book through THIS LINK for a great rate.
Brewski Sky Bar Radisson Blu Bangkok on Sukhumvit Road near Soi 25 claim to be the only rooftop craft beer bar in Bangkok. I’m not into craft beers however an Asahi bottle was reasonably prices at B160, or $4.50 USD.
Brewski Sky Bar Radisson Blu Bangkok
To state the obvious when visiting Bangkok Sky Bars it’s always best to arrive before sunset to get the benefit of seeing the city in day light, dusk & night.
Brewski Sky Bar Radisson Blu Bangkok
The crowd was building up, mainly Thai locals.
I’m guessing this abandoned has bees sitting here for at least 10 to 15 years.
Hello welcome Pattaya Beach Rd Thailand, everybody who visits the beach side city will regularly hear this as they pass the many bars, shops & massage parlours. “Hello welcome” is probably the most repeated phrase in Thailand. 🙂
There is always something to see on Beach Road Pattaya, I’m so happy to wake up and see the wonderful view every day.
This post highlights the interesting things I see on Beach Road every day.
And here is my view
Is that magnificent or what?
Morning exercise on Beach Road
Most mornings I walk along Beach Road about 8 am, there is always something to photograph.
Above we have the healthy, below the not so healthy.
I have read many super models smoke to control their body weight, clearly in this case it has not worked. 🙂
This centuries most popular female entertainment
A females favourite pastime, when too many selfies is never enough. 🙂
My favourite selfie
Taken March 24 2017.
It doesn’t get much better than this. 🙂
Good to see these guys wearing crash helmets, too bad about the pedestrians on the footpath, let’s not forget “this is Thailand”.
My tyres are fatter than yours
Not too sure what the advantage is have fat tyres on a bicycle, unless you are a fat guy like me. 🙂
Your tyres aren’t fat, these are fat. 🙂
Big super blue boom box, block the footpath, no problem this is Thailand.
Cielo Sky Bar Restaurant Bangkok is another spectacular venue to add to the many other “must do” places to visit in this great city. Located between Sukhumvit 69 & 71 only
five minutes walk from Phra Khanong BTS station.
Cielo Sky Bar Restaurant Bangkok
As usual with Bangkok Sky Bars it’s always best to arrive before sunset to get the benefit of seeing the city in day light, dusk & night.
Who is this guy?
He greets you as you arrive at Sky Walk condominium, he could almost be saying “take me to your leader”. 🙂
Here we are at the bar
If you fancy a cocktail Pina Colada, Mojito or Mai Tais are around 200-250 Baht.
OK, back to the wonderful view
The late afternoon traffic is starting to build up.
Open from 6 pm to 1.30 am.
Compared to many of the other Bangkok Sky bars drink and food prices are quiet reasonable starting at B120 for a Singha beer.
The city lights are coming on
In my opinion enjoying a cold beer or a Margarita & watching the city lights come on in Bangkok is the perfect way to spend an evening.
Pra Khanong district
Pra Khanong district is a middle class residential area rather than a commercial district.
Only 12 minutes by Sky Train from Nana.
I usually stay in Soi 11 Nana and it only takes 12 minutes by Sky Train to get to Pra Khanong station. Then take exit 3 and walk 5 minutes along Sukhumvit to the Sky Walk Condo.
As you can see the restaurant is stunning
A small beautifully designed intimate room with chandeliers to add to the opulence.
Well worth a visit
On this occasion I dined elsewhere however I certainly will return to Cielo try out the intimate restaurant.
Siam Discovery Bangkok Shopping Mall has a rather sophisticated concept of presenting it’s fabulous products, compared to most other Bangkok shopping malls is quite fabulous & unique. For instance the above photo is at Dean & Deluca which is a chain of upscale grocery stores.
Dean & Deluca
I never thought I would say it but Bangkok now rivals Tokyo with the highest quality shopping experience in the world. It’s certainly not by accident however as the concept in this store was created with the help of a Japanese design company called Nendo, and the result as you will see is quite remarkable.
No problem, grab one of these mini Segways & make a nuisence of youself on the sidewalk. 🙂 They say you can travel up to 20 km on a single charge. Here’s a tip from the FiveStarVagabond, you will buy a lot cheaper on Lazada. 🙂
Need something to hold onto?
No problem, this is the one for you.
Openned in mid 2016
Quickly gained the reputation of being the best shopping mall in Bangkok.
I’m sure these gadgets are going to cause lots of headaches in the future.
Lots of models to choose from
They are becoming very affordable.
It’s no secret everybody in Thailand loves elephants.
The WOW! factor is everywhere
Full marks to the staff who have put all this together.
There is a surprise around every corner.
The people who put this store together are to be congratulated.
I recently flew on this local airline to Koh Samui, in fact it’s probably the 20th time I have done so since 1998. Follow this link to see one of Thailands best islands.
Siam Discovery Bangkok Shopping Mall caters for everything you could ever want.
So much to see & such little time. 🙂
Everybody knows MBK shopping Mall, Siam Discovery is diagonally opposite.
Bangkok Reclining Buddha Wat Pho is rated number 1 out of 517 things to do in Bangkok by TripAdvisor. Not sure how they come to this decision, however it certainly is very impressive, as is The Grand Palace & Wat Arun. Above is a couple of tourists posing with a Thai Guardian Statue.
Chinese stone sculpture
There are many different statues & sculpture at Wat Pho including these imposing Chinese stone sculptures.
Symbolic offereings to Buddha
Candles, lowers & insence are some of the items used to honour Buddha.
The blue sky enhances the beauty of the buildings.
Ashes of the Royal family
According to Wikipedia many of these structures contain the ashes of the Royal family in years gone by.
As you can see it’s an 18 minute taxi ride from MBK or Siam Center, will only cost about B80 in a taxi.
Too many Buddhas is never enough
Wonderful ornate Golden Buddhas.
Open from 8.00 to 17.00
Entrance fee B100 which is far better value than B500 at the Grand Palace.
The wonderful reclining Buddha
At forty six meters long and 15 meters high it is one of the largest Buddha statues in Thailand.
Beautiful from any angle
In 2013 I visited the Reclining Buddha in Yangon, it is in fact larger than Wat Pho, 66 meters long & 17 meters high.
Bangkok Reclining Buddha Wat Pho
In my opinion however this one at Wat Pho is the most beautiful.
The Bell Tower
Installed to call the monks to prayer.
Lots of tourists
Is it any wonder with such a beautiful blue sky to enhance our photos. 🙂
Another wonderful statue
Around every corner awaits another surprise.
Ancient golden statues
There are multi linguel guides you can hire to explain the meaning of all the statues, paintings & symbols.
Shinkansen Japan’s high speed bullet trains are the perfect way to see this wonderful country. Rather than arrive at an airport 2 hours before your flight simply travel to the centre of one city to centre of the next.
Tokyo was the start of my trip
My good friend Kayo came to Tokyo Station to help me sort of all the tickets for my trip to six cities I had never seen before.
Currently a Japanese rail pass can only be purchased outside the country however from March 8th 2017 selected Japanese stations will sell them at a more expensive price.
One thing to keep in mind, I stay in budget hotels which are usually near the station. In many cities you can’t check in until 3 or 4 pm. Often I would just leave my luggage and head off to the nearest attraction.
My hotel was great value in a perfect location with free WiFi, book through THIS LINK for an excellent discount.
How about the edible gold leaf?
Kanazawa’s history with gold leaf began 400 years ago. Kyoto and Edo (modern-day Tokyo) used to make gold leaf, Kanazawa now is the only remaining production hub of the coveted craft.
The final leg of my Shinkansen rail trip through Japan.
I would certainly recommend the hotel Ascent, for a very good discount just book throughTHIS LINK.
Craving a change of cuisine
As much as I love Japanese food after 2 weeks I was craving a change. The fabulous pizza is a speciality at Gorm’s, part of a Danish restaurant chain, opened 2014 in Nagasaki & shortly after in Fukuoka.
Fukuoka was anther surprise packet, lots of things to see and do. Think about flying into Tokyo & out of Fukuoka as I did, travel by bullet train in between these 2 cities.
Tsukiji Sushi Teriyaki Tokyo Station were the main areas where I spent my time in October 2016. Three nights and 2 days is just not enough time to fully enjoy this great city. It was however my staring point for my 2 week 6 city adventure on the Shinkansen or bullet train.
I have stayed in two excellent budget hotels very close to Sushizanmai, use these links to book and get a very good rate. Hotel Tokyu-Stay and Hotel Ban.
Tsukiji Sushi Teriyaki Tokyo Station
Around the Tsukiji market area there are many sidewalk stores selling fresh seafood. The huge market was supposed to relocate by now, the 81-year old fish market is one of the largest of its kind in the world and is a Tokyo cultural icon.
Many stores will cook for you
Many people rate the market as the number one attraction in Tokyo.
Everyone deserves a break
He probably started work at 3 am so it’s time for a break. 🙂
My hotel was great value in a perfect location with free WiFi, book through THIS LINK for an excellent discount.
The theatre dates to 1889 & has been destroyed by fire, earthquakes and war. It re-opened in 2013 and attracts 900,000 visitors a year.
Tokyo love buildings with a twist
One of the great attractions in Japan is seeing the oild and the new.
Back in the 1990s real estate in the Ginza was unbelievably expensive, one square meter of land was over 100 million yen. Prices now in 2016 have fallen dramatically however the area is still very expensive.
You can buy anything in the Ginza
Just make sure you have your black Amex card with you. 🙂
Kayo & I at a Spanish restaurant
Close to my hotel there were a number of restaurants including this Spanish one.
Kayo had a snack & I stuck to the beers & red wine.
Instead of Spanish I chose a busy noisy Japanese restaurant
I had only been in Tokyo 24 hours so I was craving Japanese food.
These look more Chinese than Japanese. 🙂
This is more like it
Chicken Yakitori delicious.
So many restaurants
And such little time. 🙂
There is now a bus from Narita that will bring you to a stop opposite Tokyo Station or Sukiyabashi crossing in Ginza for only 1000 Yen.
Adjacent to Tokyo Station
The lights of Tokyo at night are magnificent.
famous for its hundres or perhaps thousands electronic shops.