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Whats good and bad about Pattaya at Christmas???

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Whats good and bad about Pattaya at Christmas???

I am booked to go Pattaya this Christmas 21st Dec for two weeks.

Ive been before but never at Christmas. What is good and what is bad about Pattaya at this time of year???

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1. Re: Whats good and bad about Pattaya at Christmas???

Good: Perfect weather & Perfect weather

Bad: Busy busy busy! Hotel rates tend to be steeper.

Bangkok, Thailand
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2. Re: Whats good and bad about Pattaya at Christmas???

Good - as above.

Bad - as above plus drunken Brits, Russians, Americans etc etc. Xmas is not a holiday in Thailand.

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3. Re: Whats good and bad about Pattaya at Christmas???

Besides the normal higher hotel room prices some hotels also add a "party" surcharge to your hotel bill.

Pattaya, Thailand
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4. Re: Whats good and bad about Pattaya at Christmas???

christmas is a holiday - Pattaya and even swampy airport is dressed up for this major holiday when Father Christmas will come.

- pay more and see lots of santa hats. :D

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5. Re: Whats good and bad about Pattaya at Christmas???

Since when has the christian religious festival been a holiday in Buddhist/Muslim Thailand? When did that change?

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6. Re: Whats good and bad about Pattaya at Christmas???

Well you tell me why there is all decorations everywhere? LOL

Don't forget there are Thai Christians. :) Former ex was catholic. :D

Edited: 30 August 2012, 20:53
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7. Re: Whats good and bad about Pattaya at Christmas???

thais only celebrate xmas for tourists

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8. Re: Whats good and bad about Pattaya at Christmas???

Exactly. The majority of decorations are for the King's birthday, the rest are a sop to commercialism.

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9. Re: Whats good and bad about Pattaya at Christmas???

^but point is its still celebrated - commercial or not. :)

I've been to places that do not celebrate it and there would be no clue there ever was such a thing.

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10. Re: Whats good and bad about Pattaya at Christmas???

I think pattaya is heart of city