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Exciting Soi Buakhao Pattaya

September 9, 2015 by David Herd

Bright lights & markets

Exciting Soi Buakhao Pattaya

Exciting Soi Buakhao Pattaya

 Exciting Soi Buakhao Pattaya is not just one of the main night life centres that is extremely popular with the locals. It also boasts of one of the cities best markets which opens Tuesdays & Fridays. Add to this a huge number of affordable restaurants, hotels & condos and you have one of the most exciting places in Pattaya to live or just to visit.

The market

Exciting Soi Buakhao Pattaya

 Soi Buakhao is a two way street that connects  Central Pattaya Road and South Pattaya Road, the market is only 50 meters from South Pattaya Road.

Coffee shop & bar at the market

Exciting Soi Buakhao Pattaya


Send the wife shopping while you sit here and enjoy a cold beer. 🙂

Great smile at Soi Buakhao market

Exciting Soi Buakhao Pattaya

In case you didn’t realise that is a frog kebab above. I guess you will be rushing to get one soon. 🙂

Interesting food at the markets.

Exciting Soi Buakhao Pattaya Looks fairly spicy to me. 🙂

Thai staples

Exciting Soi Buakhao Pattaya Thai people have taken street food to an art form.

Who could resist a frog kebab? 🙂

Exciting Soi Buakhao Pattaya I could quite easily. 🙂

Witherspoons pub & restaurant

Exciting Soi Buakhao Pattaya

Typical Pattaya pub & restaurant with lots of TV screens and serving good cheap food.

There are many low cost hotels in this area, for a good rate use this link. I have several friends who stay at the Sutus court which is almost next door to Witherspoons, great value currently at $22 per night.

Mates Bar

Exciting Soi Buakhao Pattaya

Cosy little bar in Soi Buakhao, here Hamish Elton and Andrew enjoy a cold beer or two. Andrew with the tattoos is the new owner.

Cafe Pitini Soi Buakhao

Exciting Soi Buakhao Pattaya

This nice cafe is opposite mates bar, I think Andrew eats there 6 days a week. 🙂

Cafe Pitini breakfast

Exciting Soi Buakhao Pattaya

They serve a very good breakfast for around $4 usd and lucky for me have provide the Bangkok Post to read. 🙂

Exciting Soi Buakhao Pattaya

Exciting Soi Buakhao Pattaya


Some people may find it exciting to be nearly knocked over by a 183 centimetre LadyBoy walking along Soi Buakhao but not me. 🙂 Apologies for the blurred photo but I guess my hand was shaking a little out of fear of being accosted. 🙂 🙂 🙂


Exciting Soi Buakhao Pattaya


Corner of Soi Buakhao & Soi Lengkee

Restaurants Bars Soi Lengkee Pattaya 

         My mistake I think this is one street north of Lenkee.

Pook Bar

Exciting Soi Buakhao Pattaya

 Pook bar closed in mid 2014. It used to be located on Soi Buakhao in Pattaya, Thailand. In its day it was the largest and best known ladyboy bar in the city. The same owner has a Pook Bar in Soi 6.

Corner LK Metro and Soi Buakhao

Exciting Soi Buakhao Pattaya

One of the many go go bars in the area.

Sabai Wing Soi 1 North Pattaya



Sabai Wing Soi 1, 3 swimming pools and nice rooms, 100 meters from BigC, great value at only $23 usd per night as of August 15. I live in the high-rise in the background, Markland. For a great room rate book here.

For a more upmarket hotel on Beach Rd



Just use THIS LINK for a terrific rate at the Wave Hotel.

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