Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 30
  1. #1
    My kind of town
    chitown's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    12,520

    What Is There To Do In The City / Province That You Live In?

    What is there to do in your city / province?

    What must do sites are located there? Temples, parks, ruins etc.

    What farang watering holes or restaurants are there to eat and drink at? Any recommendations? Or any advice on places to stay away from?

    Any guest houses or hotels you would recommend?

    Many of us travel around the country and would like to hear what we could do where you live!!!

  2. #2
    Thailand Expat
    peterpan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Pleasantville
    Posts
    10,109
    In Udon there is Farang alley, a grotty collection of about 20 blow away bars,
    similar to that ramshackle collection that used to be on the Asoke Cnr, but you had better be quick as they are all being demolished in two days time.

    Then there is Soi 5 where if you walk down a spotty Thai youth will call out "wanna girl mister? "
    He will lead you into one of various houses (using the term lightly) where upon you can feast your eyes on a bevy of young Lao girls ready to inflict any manner of carnal delights on you.

    My wife says according to the local Thai gossip website, the going rate is 70 Baht, where upon I replied , bloody hell ! I must have got the Farang rate then cause it cost me 300.

    For Udon thats about it really.

  3. #3
    Thailand Expat

    Join Date
    May 2007
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Ratsima
    Posts
    3,717
    Not sure, haven't been out yet.

  4. #4
    Thailand Expat
    dirtydog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Pattaya Jomtien
    Posts
    58,774
    Pattaya really don't have a lot going for it, well, unless your after cheap dirty perverse sex, but apart from that it is a pretty laid back beach resort with a real crappy beach and polluted sea water, but the sex is good and cheap

  5. #5
    Have you got any cheese Thetyim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Mousehole
    Posts
    20,902
    The countryside here is nice but there are no attractions worth a visit.
    No farang pubs and no farang food.

    The best reason to visit Phrae is because there are no tourists.

  6. #6
    Bounced
    Frankenstein's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Last Online
    13-10-2016 @ 10:42 AM
    Location
    The land of milking honeys
    Posts
    3,292
    Quote Originally Posted by peterpan View Post
    In Udon there is Farang alley, a grotty collection of about 20 blow away bars,
    similar to that ramshackle collection that used to be on the Asoke Cnr, but you had better be quick as they are all being demolished in two days time.

    Where will Colonel Sanders now hang out?

  7. #7
    punk douche bag
    ChiangMai noon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    o dan y bryn
    Posts
    29,256
    Quote Originally Posted by Thetyim
    there are no attractions worth a visit.

    thetyim in his "keep phrae special" hat.

  8. #8
    Have you got any cheese Thetyim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Mousehole
    Posts
    20,902
    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon
    thetyim in his "keep phrae special" hat.
    I thought you might say that.
    Phrae is a great place to live but it doesn't have any tourist attractions.
    It's biggest plus is that it is still largely natural and has virtually no tourists.

  9. #9
    The Dentist English Noodles's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Burning Down a Pikey Caravan
    Posts
    17,230
    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    but the sex is good and cheap
    That's why i prefer Bangkok, the sex is good and free.

  10. #10
    Thailand Expat

    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Last Online
    04-06-2013 @ 09:51 AM
    Posts
    1,888
    The only problem I have, where I live, are the poor unfortunate farang that get dragged here by their bargirl girlfriends to show them how poor ma and pa are so as to ensure they carry on sending 10,000 Baht a month to support them from doing a job in Pattaya that they hate. Different month different boyfriend. Speaks for it self. Then off back to Pattaya for another punter. Will the farang ever learn ?
    Last edited by Ivor Biggun; 18-04-2008 at 09:11 PM.

  11. #11
    Thailand Expat

    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Last Online
    04-06-2013 @ 09:51 AM
    Posts
    1,888
    Sorry I was off post there.

  12. #12
    The Dentist English Noodles's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Burning Down a Pikey Caravan
    Posts
    17,230
    ^Some will never learn.

  13. #13
    I am in Jail
    stroller's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Last Online
    12-03-2019 @ 09:53 AM
    Location
    out of range
    Posts
    23,080
    Quote Originally Posted by Thetyim
    Phrae is a great place to live but it doesn't have any tourist attractions.
    There is Wat Prathat Cho Hae, which is an international pilgrim destination and well worth a visit.

  14. #14
    Thailand Expat
    Gallowspole's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    2,939
    An exceptional golf course.

    A beach in the dry season.

    Occasional visa runners who bring wit and conversation.

    A few western bars that offer very good fare although a tadge expensive,

    Thai restaurants that are just freakin' fantastic at ridiculously low prices (although prices are now growing.)

    A small town environment.

    Many foreigners live here that have never gone the sex tourist route and have taken time out to learn Thai etiquette.

    Stunning sunsets on the Mekong.

    Very, very few ladyboy freaks in the bars (sorry, but I don't think they should be allowed out in decent society - I know that makes me a latent homosexual but I don't give a fuk about that)

    And to finish for now, the deal clincher, Laos duty free - Beer Lao, Heineken not brewed in Thailand, wine, pate, Stolly and Smirnoff, Glen Fiddich/Morangie (sp), Bombay/Gordon's all at silly prices.

    Edit - Sorry, forgot to mention that this is Nong Khai I'm talking about.

    The Thasadet Market (but avoid all Chinese made electrical goods 'cos they're shite) and Sala Kaew Koo deserve a mention as tourist attractions.
    Last edited by Gallowspole; 18-04-2008 at 08:53 PM.

  15. #15
    Thailand Expat

    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Last Online
    04-06-2013 @ 09:51 AM
    Posts
    1,888
    Quote Originally Posted by English Noodles
    ^Some will never learn.
    I'm really sick of meeting them. Because the BG knows I speak english I get dumped on with their boyfriends. I've written posts on this before but how do you confide in them ?

  16. #16
    Thailand Expat

    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Last Online
    04-06-2013 @ 09:51 AM
    Posts
    1,888
    Sorry forget my bitchin as I've had a few.

  17. #17
    Thailand Expat
    JoGeAr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Last Online
    14-10-2016 @ 10:13 PM
    Location
    Chonburi/Brisbane
    Posts
    1,879
    While there is this 1st class resort:
    The Tide Resort- Luxurious Boutique Hotel Thailand
    owned by Kamana Poh
    and some excellent (and expensive) seafood restaurants, Bangsaen is famous for two things:

    1. Its beach, which is not a great swimming beach but a very social affair (particularly on weekends when all the Bangkok Thais hit the place) and as a farang you are still rare enough to be a novelty. Weekend evenings on the beach are fantastic as they leave the tables and deck chairs out and all the restaurants stay open to serve food and more importantly, cold beer. They have huge light pylons on the beach with just enough bulbs blown to make the light quite pleasant.

    and 2. Burapha University (and its mostly female students). There are no girly bars (but rentals are easy to find). The vibrant nightlife centres around live-music restaurants, pubs and discos to cater to the student clientele.
    Most of the staff working in the restaurants are students and can be friendly (they like to practise their English).
    Very easy place to meet girls in their late teens/early twenties. Don't expect a shag on the first night though. A lot of these girls come from well-to-do families and it'll take some work to get in their pants.

    Good place to live too.

    Another bonus is you are about one hour away by car/bus from either Bangkok or Pattaya.

  18. #18
    Thailand Expat
    madjbs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Last Online
    15-07-2015 @ 01:49 AM
    Location
    Bangkok
    Posts
    1,529
    I passed through Phrae once on a motorcycle trip, seamed like a nice laid back town with a good night market. Didn't really do anything touristy, there are some great wilderness spots to visit though if you drive out a bit.

  19. #19
    Have you got any cheese Thetyim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Mousehole
    Posts
    20,902
    ^
    Agreed
    That just about sums it up

  20. #20
    Thailand Expat

    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Last Online
    04-06-2013 @ 09:51 AM
    Posts
    1,888
    If you like tapioca and rice then you've made it in Non Suwan. Other than that forget it, unless you want to call in for a beer.

  21. #21
    My kind of town
    chitown's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    12,520
    Not many farangs have opened restaurants or pubs out in the provinces?

  22. #22
    Thailand Expat Texpat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    In your head
    Posts
    13,014
    Restaurants and pubs require patrons with some cash to spend. I'd guess the average monthly salary in my village is between 6,000 and 10,000. Probably closer to 6.

  23. #23
    My kind of town
    chitown's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    12,520
    I was thinking of ones that cater to farangs. I know they have some in Korat, Surin, Prassat, Ayutthaya and some others.

  24. #24
    I am in Jail
    stroller's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Last Online
    12-03-2019 @ 09:53 AM
    Location
    out of range
    Posts
    23,080
    Yeah, unsustainable without regular expat customers or a steady stream of tourists.

    There is one in Nan, which I recommended before.

  25. #25
    Have you got any cheese Thetyim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Mousehole
    Posts
    20,902
    A friend of mine used to have a Pub & Burger bar in Phrae.
    He was doing quite well and built up a good thai and farang customer base.
    He was forced to close when his wife walked out.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •