Just took a short trip about 40 KM North from Pattaya to Bang Saen Beach area to visit my friend, Don, in his new digs. Great beach, clean, little or no farangs there, and so the locals are very friendly. This family style beach is normally used by the folks from Bangkok, rather than going down to the Pattaya (sex) area, and by the students from the local schools and University.
As you can see in the slideshow there are some great walking only areas and tandem bicycle rental places there. Food everywhere and the vendors area is not in your face. Ample chairs and huge long beach to wander about.
Looks like a wonderful beach to go to and relax —
Most Thai’s know the background story of this mountain and the story of the lovers who jumped off the cliff after having vowed eternal love for each other. – now taken over by a large number of wild monkeys.
Nice view and plenty of monkeys to feed and photograph – the Monkey Temple around the corner is also a great photographic adventure – lots of detail in all the statues.
The slideshows tell it all – next time I will get more in depth images – hopefully of some of the college boys who hang out there and the local shopping mall not too far away. Great living area Don