According to poll results on Pattaya Unlimited, here are a few perceptions, thoughts and opinions of and about Pattaya, including related topics such as bar girls, Thai women, and sex tourism.
I have no doubt that the world press, especially the UK tabloid newspapers constant bad publicity has only maintained the perception that Pattaya is seedy, unfit, and only frequented by sex pests and sex workers.
But I like to think the majority of readers who used the polls on my blog have qualified opinions of Pattaya, that they have experienced Pattaya either as a tourist, or spent some time living in Pattaya.
The content of this page does not necessarily reflect my own opinons, views or thoughts, it is purely a summary of polls on PattayaUnlimited.com.
Perceptions and Opinions of Pattaya
I asked if Pattaya could survive without the sex industry
Not surprisingly, an overwhelming majority believe Pattaya will not survive with the sex industry. It’s difficult to assess how seriously the authorities are taking their pledge to stamp-out the sex industry in Pattaya, but they certainly seem convinced their is a future for Pattaya without any sex tourism.
Is Pattaya getting too big?
You said, yes it is, and I agree. In this case, one question could lead to another, like why is Pattaya getting so big?.
Is Pattaya the best place to live in Thailand?
The majority answered yes, Pattaya is the best place to live. That might just explain why Pattaya is getting too big.
Would you raise your children to Pattaya?
Only 8 readers voted on this topic, and they all voted yes, they would raise their children in Pattaya. By the way, the most popular option on that poll was “yes, there is good choice of activities for children in Pattaya”. After fifteen years of family life in Pattaya, I wholesomely agree, Pattaya is suitable for children.
Pattaya Opinion Poll
All the options and vote counts (below) are taken from one very general poll about Pattaya. I added this Pattaya poll results list merely to display a few more perceptions and opinions people have about Pattaya. At the time of publishing the poll the options were among the most commonly discussed and debated topics of, and about Pattaya.
- One huge fun party town (30%, 7 Votes)
- It’s a hideout for foreign criminals (22%, 5 Votes)
- A favorite hangout for perverts and deviants (13%, 3 Votes)
- Pattaya has something for everyone (13%, 3 Votes)
- Pattaya is a hedonist paradise. (13%, 3 Votes)
- Every body wants to scam you (13%, 3 Votes)
- It is not “real Thailand” (13%, 3 Votes)
- Great for shopping and night life (9%, 2 Votes)
- Could be better if the beaches were cleaner (9%, 2 Votes)
- It’s too congested (9%, 2 Votes)
- Best place in Thailand for ex-pats to live (9%, 2 Votes)
- Ruined by commercialism (9%, 2 Votes)
- It’s only the nightlife which makes it worth visiting (9%, 2 Votes)
- Pattaya is a rich mans playground (4%, 1 Votes)
- The best place on earth (4%, 1 Votes)
- It has become over developed (0%, 0 Votes)
- Fantastic family holiday destination (0%, 0 Votes)
- It is utterly disgusting, the people have no morals (0%, 0 Votes)
- A nice place ruined by a few bad apples (0%, 0 Votes)
- It is only for single men (0%, 0 Votes)
Sex Tourism and Girls in Thailand
I asked, what do you think of sex tourism?. You can see the answers below. This was not a poll to vote for or against sex tourism, so you should not assume the selections represent a vote in favor of sex tourism.
- Provides a living for women in third world countries (69%, 80 Votes)
- Could be more rape cases without sex tourism (10%, 12 Votes)
- Sex tourism is immoral (9%, 10 Votes)
- Sex tourism serves the less fortunate (9%, 10 Votes)
- Sex tourism is degrading (3%, 4 Votes)
I Asked Why Thai Women Prefer Foreign Men
Yep, I know, I should really have asked Thai women why they prefer foreign men. I doubt many Thai women read my blog though. I wonder if they did, how contrasting would the answers be to yours.
- They only want foreign men for money (55%, 42 Votes)
- They can’t find a suitably wealthy Thai man (16%, 12 Votes)
- They date foreign men for social status (12%, 9 Votes)
- They find the look of foreign men more desirable (9%, 7 Votes)
- They just want to give foreign men a try, or to experiment (9%, 7 Votes)
Why Are Thai Girls So Desirable?
It seems the majority (see list below) like Thai girls for their oriental looks and their femininity. The minority obviously enjoy being domineered by a mature woman, well who wouldn’t, occasionally.
- I just love that oriental look which Thai girls have. (44%, 68 Votes)
- Thai girls are more feminine than western girls. (43%, 66 Votes)
- Thai girls are more beautiful than the girls back home. (42%, 64 Votes)
- They are happier than girls back home. (34%, 52 Votes)
- Thai girls are more submissive than girls back home. (33%, 51 Votes)
- They are better in bed than girls back home. (32%, 50 Votes)
- Thai girls are more mature than girls back home. (7%, 11 Votes)
- Thai girls are more domineering than girls back home. (3%, 4 Votes)
Can You Take The Bar Out The Girl?
Most of you, perhaps with the experience of hindsight are of the opinion that Thai bar-girls are stuck in their ways, and that the nature, custom and behavior of bar work is ingrained into their character.
- No. once a bar girl always a bar girl. (38%, 62 Votes)
- Depends how long they have worked the bar (33%, 53 Votes)
- Yes. bar girls can make good wives. (29%, 48 Votes)
A Summary of Pattaya According to Poll Results
Pattaya is considered the best place for ex-pats and foreign criminals to live in Thailand. The oriental look and femininity of Thai girls, many of whom work in beer bars and go-go bars associated with the sex industry make Pattaya a popular destination for single male tourists.
It is largely believed that even though Pattaya is becoming increasing popular as a family destination, that Pattaya will not survive without the sex industry.
Some people feel that Pattaya is not “real Thailand,” that it is over congested, over commercialized, and simply becoming too big for its infrastructure.
Despite its reputation, Pattaya has something for everyone. The increasing number of family activities, and great shopping and dining have made Pattaya popular both as a family destination, and a suitable place to enjoy family life.
About Thai Women and Bar Girls
According to opinion, Thai women are adored for their oriental good looks and femininity. On the other hand Thai women are only interested in foreign men for financial gain. Pattaya bar girls are sexy and fun but might not make a particularly good wife.
Your Thoughts on Pattaya
I would love to know what you think of Pattaya, and all things related. Please leave your thoughts in the comments form, you can post as a guest, if you want.