This video starts on Beach Road in the early evening with some lovely sunset shots. It continues on to the start of Walking Street. At this point the sign at the entrance of Walking Street can be seen. It then continues onto Walking Street. A lot of the footage was taken on or near Soi Diamond. The video returns to Beach Road at the end of the video.
It would appear that a lot of the video was taken quite early in the evening. Generally there are a lot more people on Walking Street later in the evening. The video is a little slow and could do with some music to liven it up a bit. It does show what can be expected in the area in the early evening.
This video called Pattaya Women – A Tribute focuses on the women in Pattaya. It shows the fun-loving nature of the Thai women. It was shot mainly in Walking Street will some scenes being shot in the nearby sois.
Walking Street is the main nightlife area in Pattaya. On the street there are numerous bars. These include open air bars, discos and gogo bars. There are also many restaurants and other types of shops. It is geared towards nightlife and is not a shopping district even though there are some shops that only open in the day-time. At night the road is closed to traffic hence the name. During the day the place has a completely different atmosphere and almost seems alien.
Many of the bars actively attract customers. Out the front of many businesses there will be people (mainly female) on Walking Street trying to entice people into their establishments. This is many true from the gogo bars but you will also find touts for open beer bars and restaurants. They tend to have their more attractive women as touts but this is not always true.
If you go to Pattaya try to experience as many types of bars as possible. Don’t expect someone to tell you which is the best bar to go to. You will find that you will have your own preferences. Also a bar that is great one night will not necessarily be the best the following night. It can vary greatly
Other the last few years there has been a gradual increase in the number of family tourists that walk Along Walking Street at night. On many nights there appear to be more tourists on Walking Street than those who go for the nightlife. This has increased pedestrian traffic. I guess the people who come for the entertainment spend more of their time in the bars than walking up and down the road.
I like this video because it capture the essence Thai women who frequent the Walking Street area quite well. They are fun-loving and very friendly and oh so sexy.
Update 3 August 2010: Unfortunately the Youtube account containing this video has been suspended. I hope to find it elesewhere once the author reposts it.