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The Thailand Discovery YouTube channel has captured an empty Pattaya beach front for the first month of 2021. The first month of any year would usually be one of the busiest months of the year and the beaches should be heaving with tourists in the post Christmas/New Year break and the lead up to the Chinese New Year travel burst.

But not this year.

Long stretches of pristine, empty beach and perfect 30 degree days. Sounds perfect, unless you are one of thousands of workers who have been displaced due to the restrictions, lockdowns and border closures.

“Pattaya Beach January 2021 by Drone” is a brutal reminder of the on-the-ground impact of the latest restrictions (many lifted in the past few days… read more HERE) and closure of the Thai borders to tourism.

As you can see in the video, the beaches along the the city’s coastline have never looked better or cleaner and it truly is a great time to visit if you’re able. And, from tomorrow, you will be able to visit the Chon Buri province again without having to get special permissions or paperwork to get in and out of the province. Chon Buri is now, officially, a designated Orange Zone.

“Its very quiet in Pattaya right now due to the partial lockdown, so will Pattaya ever recover from the CovidVirus. Watch the video and make up your own mind.”

“Pattaya is a city on Thailand’s eastern Gulf coast known for its beaches. A quiet fishing village as recently as the 1960s, it’s now lined with resort hotels, high-rise condos, shopping malls, cabaret bars and 24-hour clubs.”

Fly with Thailand Discovery as they cruise above Pattaya’s coastline, along with ironically ‘happy’ music, as they perfectly convey both the beauty of the beaches at this time along with the pain of the town’s businesses and employees.

Please visit the Thailand Discover YouTube channel and see some of their other videos too. The Thaiger has no links or financial interest in the channel.

You can also watch The Thaiger’s closer review of the impact on Pattaya businesses HERE.

 

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10 Comments

10 Comments

  1. Toby Andrews

    Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 10:58 am

    Try as I might I cannot feel horrified.
    I’ll try again. ERRRR! No nothing there.
    Anyone else feel horrified?

    • Brim

      Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 7:37 pm

      You beat me to the punch Toby.
      Plenty of more suitable adjectives to choose from.

  2. EdwardV

    Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 11:38 am

    Not in the least. A bit nostalgic but that’s it. After all I have it on good authority (cough, cough) that everything is just fine in Thailand.

  3. Das

    Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 3:24 pm

    Looks bliss, although not a patch on Mai Khao in Phuket. Literally no-one for hundreds of metres.

  4. Philippe Beeckmans-Cop

    Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 11:22 pm

    one reaps what one sows

  5. Patrick Kelly

    Monday, February 1, 2021 at 12:34 am

    It’s great to see the dirty foreigners not polluting the Thai beaches. Unless your in the tourism industry. Then this picture becomes problematic. Will be years before the Kingdom sees crowded beaches. The paranoia does not subside until the economy reaches untenable levels. Then the government will welcome back the dirty foreigners with open arms.

    • Don jones

      Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at 10:02 pm

      Sex tourists pouring in and 3000 in ASQ all single desperados

  6. Sullivan

    Monday, February 1, 2021 at 11:25 am

    I suspect Thailand tourism industry will be a complete bust for ’21 as well. Unless Thailand phases out the absurd STV, and ASQ if they hope to make the country more appealing to would be tourists during the pandemic.

  7. Don jones

    Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at 10:03 pm

    Covid not powerful enough to keep out the usual suspects

  8. anthony

    Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 9:19 pm

    the place is teaming with rats at night and wait till the wet season when the trash is washed down to the sand.

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