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Photo Special: Pattaya 1968-1984

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Pattaya 1968-1984

Pattaya was a small fishing village until the 1960s, then during the Vietnam War American servicemen stationed at nearby U-Tapao or other bases throughout Thailand began visiting the now-infamous beach resort.

One story, unverified, has it that it all started when a group of 500 soldiers stationed at the military base in Korat were driven to Pattaya in June 1959 for a week of R&R. They rented several houses at the south end of the beach and despite their short stay, the GIs had a great time and raved about the place on their return to base. Word spread among other American soldiers stationed in the region and Pattaya quickly became a hot alternative to Bangkok. The rest, as they say, is history.

This gallery takes a look back at Sin City from 1968 to 1984 with the nineties and noughties coming later.

1968 Approaching Pattaya

1968 – Approaching Pattaya

1968 Pattaya Beach

1968 Pattaya Beach

1968 Pattaya Beachfront

1968 Pattaya Beachfront

1968 Second Central Road

1968 Second Central Road

1971 Pattaya Jetty

1971 Pattaya Jetty

1971 South Road

1971 South Road

1972 Pattaya Beach

1972 Pattaya Beach

1972 Pattaya Beach

1972 Pattaya Beach

1974 Beach Road

1974 Beach Road

1974 Pattaya Beach

1974 Pattaya Beach

1974 Pattaya Beach Looking North

1974 Pattaya Beach Looking North

1974 Pattaya Beach Looking South

1974 Pattaya Beach Looking South

1974 Pattaya

1974 Pattaya

1979 Walking Street

1979 Walking Street

1980 Walking Street

1980 Walking Street

1984 Soi Diamond

1984 Soi Diamond

1984 Walking Street

1984 Walking Street

1984 Walking Street

1984 Walking Street

1984 Walking Street

1984 Walking Street



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