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Pattaya, how to get around when in the city

Pattaya City  is divided into four major zones: North Pattaya, Central Pattaya, South Pattaya and Chomthian. It should be noted that there is a small mountain known as the Hill, located between South Pattaya and Chomthian. For a visual illustration take a look at the Map of Pattaya and Jomtien with the Hill.

Motorbikes are the most popular mode of transport in Pattaya. However, transportation in the city is eased through the use of special cars (song taw), customized pickup trucks with passenger seats in a covered overhead back cabin. These pickups, known as Baht's-Bus, can easily  carry 8-10 passengers in the back, plus one or two passengers in front. They circle the city and are allowed to stop anywhere. Besides motorbike-taxis, the Baht's-Buses are the only form of public transport permitted in Pattaya. If not occupied, they also can be hired as private taxis. In fact, they are private vehicles usually belonging to the drivers. There are so many of them that they end up looking for passengers.

This compact city consists of three major roads that parallel each other. Right along the beach is Beach Rd., which is a one-way road from the north to south that is a few kilometres long. Second Rd. is a hundred or so meters away and carries city transport mainly from the south to north, although it is partly a two-way road. The last road is Sukhumvit Rd, a continuation of the highway leading to Bangkok. Many small streets called Soi’s cross the roads. And it's advisable to walk some of the small streets, which are enumerated from north to south, although some have names. Second Rd. continues to South Pattaya and turns to Jomtien reaching Jomtien beach within five minutes, and continues alongside Jomtien beach, which is about 20 kilometres long with some secluded escapes.

Jomtien Beach Rd., which is a two-way road, also parallels Sukhumvit Rd and is the only road in the Jomtien area, except for some connecting streets. On the other side of Sukhumvit road are several country clubs, golf courses and typical Thai rural villages, providing charming escapes on the banks of sweet-water lakes and small streams in the leisurely and relaxing countryside.

Many  kinds of motorbikes, convertible monster Jeeps, sport and passenger cars are offered for rent. A driver's license is not required for driving around Pattaya and vicinity, so many tourists are tempted get behind the wheel. It should be noted that in Thailand drivers drive on the left lane, as in England and Japan
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Pattaya, Page 8a, Video's of Soi 6 off Beach Road, Pattaya.