Pattaya tries to clean up

Good luck. A beautiful beach marred by broken beer bottles, needles and endless lines of prostitutes, touts and the worst kind of tourists. Slightly interesting place to visit for a night but not a place I could ever imagine enjoying with my family.

Somewhere in the world there may be a city with a more seedy reputation, a place more devoted to the sex industry and more notorious as a haven for criminals on the lam. But probably not.
When dusk comes to this beach resort, a sea of pink neon bulbs casts a pale glow onto the thickly made-up faces of thousands of women (and some men) who sit on bar stools waiting for their patrons.
If Las Vegas is Sin City, Pattaya is a bear hug from Lucifer himself.
… there are signs of change.

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