Pattaya 2nd Road
This road is directly parallel to Pattaya Beach Road and all the soi's join directly to this one. It's got the bars, hotels, restaurants, massage places but not the go-go's.
It is important to realise that 2nd Road, like Beach Road is on a one-way system. Except that it runs northwards. The one-way system begins from a certain point as you reach parallel with Walking Street.
For parking on 2nd Road you need to be careful. Like Phuket and Hua Hin there is an odd side of the road one day and an even side the following.
(Now keep in mind the following series of pics WRs taken were taken before mid-day so bear in mind if you head down-town at rush-hour you're in a whole different ball-park. - Ed)
Still on the 2-way system.
Getting to the 1st set of lights.
Ok, just after the lights is where the one-way system on 2nd road starts.
Major bar scene all over this area at night. But if you hang an immediate left you end up in 'Boyz town' so don't do that, unless that's your kind of groove in which case turn left.
Just within view here is a sign for Mikes Shopping Mall on the left. There's always something going down outside this joint at night-time and it's usually of an adult or violent nature.
2nd set of lights on 2nd Road are ahead. Turn left for Beach Road, right for Central Pattaya Road (which will take you to the highway) or head straight on (which is what we'll do now).
Coming to the end of 2nd Road now. A roundabout completes the end of this road and will take you towards the following places: Naklua, along Pattaya North Road or towards Beach Road.