A man runs along the beach in Pattaya in Thailand’s Chonburi province. The resort city is reeling from a lack of tourists due to Covid-19 travel restrictions. Photo: Xinhua A man runs along the beach in Pattaya in Thailand’s Chonburi province. The resort city is reeling from a lack of tourists due to Covid-19 travel restrictions. Photo: Xinhua
A man runs along the beach in Pattaya in Thailand’s Chonburi province. The resort city is reeling from a lack of tourists due to Covid-19 travel restrictions. Photo: Xinhua

‘Golden week’ ghost town: Thailand’s Pattaya party zone struggles with no Chinese tourists

  • Last year Thailand was second only to Japan in attracting the most Chinese golden week visitors, but coronavirus restrictions kept them away this year
  • Pattaya has empty streets, closed bars, for sale signs, and its famous transgender cabaret is shut – but it is still pinning its future on Chinese cash

Topic |   Thailand
A man runs along the beach in Pattaya in Thailand’s Chonburi province. The resort city is reeling from a lack of tourists due to Covid-19 travel restrictions. Photo: Xinhua A man runs along the beach in Pattaya in Thailand’s Chonburi province. The resort city is reeling from a lack of tourists due to Covid-19 travel restrictions. Photo: Xinhua
A man runs along the beach in Pattaya in Thailand’s Chonburi province. The resort city is reeling from a lack of tourists due to Covid-19 travel restrictions. Photo: Xinhua
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