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Pattaya Floating Market wins Best Tourists Attraction
« on: June 07, 2015, 06:38:31 PM »
Well it makes a change to find an article on PATTAYA that is good news - The Floating Market wins Best Tourists Attraction The votes were cast by Chinese tourists on the Chinese social media website weibo.com. Bet they never went on a tour of soi 6  :o

Pattaya Floating Market wins Best Tourists Attraction

 Pattaya Floating Market has won the 2015 Best Tourists Attraction award in The Best of Thailand Rewards Voted by Chinese Tourists campaign, said the market’s manager in a press conference.

The manager of Pattaya Floating Market, Manus Meepong, has revealed that the market has won the Best of Thailand Rewards Voted by Chinese Tourists via an online vote.

He has said that the market’s recognition of the importance of Thai traditional arts and cultures, together with its variety of shopping centers, correlates with the Creative Tourist campaign. This aspect has also contributed to the attraction of many foreign tourists to the area.

The votes were cast by Chinese tourists on the Chinese social media website weibo.com during 8-29 May 2015. The campaign was run by the Tourism Authority of Thailand, King Power International Co., Ltd., and Sina Corporation.

Pattaya Floating Market’s manager said that this campaign has raised awareness of the market among Chinese tourists as the article on the website's attraction page has received 35.73 million views as of 1 June 2015.

The voting campaign has also been held for 17 other countries worldwide that are popular tourism destinations for Chinese tourists.

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Re: Pattaya Floating Market wins Best Tourists Attraction
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2015, 06:26:32 PM »
Here's the vid

Pattaya Floating Market wins Best Tourist Attraction award - Pattaya One


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While entry to the market used to be free in the first years, the admission fee for non-Thai nationals is now reportedly 200 Baht a person, at least for foreign tourists. @pattaya-funtown

really odd how tripadvisor (below) always comes worse off.
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Before going there, i made lots of research and found that it WAS free to enter the floating market, it charged only when you would like to look around by boat.

However, when i arrived there on 4 Nov, i was challenged by some men and when i asked about the admission fee, the man in front of the ticket booth, told me that it costs 800 baht!!!

800 baht!!!!!! what the.....

He said that no matter we took the boat or just walking around, to get into the market, the admission fee is 800 baht.....

So we left immediately rather than wasting time of this money sucking tourist attraction. A waste of my time.
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