If ever you were in any doubt as to the vibrancy and energy that both the Pattaya and Bangkok night scene offers then Agoda.Com’s online survey forcibly crushes that.
Over 113,000 travellers were surveyed and Bangkok came top and Pattaya fourth, and when you consider that this survey was global then that is some statement being made. London was only 18th and the likes of Ibiza or Las Vegas were glaringly missing.
Bangkok has long been recognized as a buzzing cosmopolitan city, long renowned for its wonderful nightlife scene and you would expect it to feature in the top 10, but to clinch number one status is phenomenal. For Pattaya to rank so highly is some achievement too and in all honesty, although those living here would recognize the power of its night life scene, to come fourth is show stopping.
This survey will do wonders for Pattaya and Thailand as also in the top 25 was Phuket 6th, Chiang Mai 16th and Koh Samui was 17th.
With Pattaya also recognised this year for being the golfing destination of Asia and Australasia by the largest golfing association in the world – IAGTO – it really bodes well for this towns future tourist growth. To Compound this growth to will be from the new tourist groups coming from China and India as their middle classes continue to flourish. Onwards and upwards.