Sunday, 15 December 2013

Pattaya & Jomtien Beach 1984 - German Documentary

Seasoned Thailand visitors will not need to understand the German voice over as familiar scenes make it all perfectly plain to see and understand. This fantastic upload is the kind of content that isn't allowed on television any more. It's definitely very saucy but not in an obscene way.

There's some nice rolling in the sand at Jomtien Beach scenes.

Friday, 13 December 2013

Kamala Sukosol - Pattaya

Not a bad promotional video of Pattaya at all. 

The photography starts off great and there's a jaunty little song by Kamala Sukosol the Jazz Singer and head of Sukosol Group that runs Siam Hotels & Resorts.

There's a cutaway scene to Jomtien beach, written as Chomtien Beach about half way through in the video but the parasols didn't seem the same colour as this year though that might be a memory failure on our part.

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Vintage Pattaya - 1971

What a wonderful slice of vintage Pattaya life from 1971. It's a real treat when these rare video uploads give us glimpse into the beauty of the past. 

Pattaya and particularly Jomtien are still fabulous places to live or visit, but it's so easy to see what a jewel it was in the past when US military men started to gather here because of the proximity of the Vietnam war and U-Tapao Air field.

We particularly like the para-sailing scene and the traditional beach huts. 

If you know exactly where there were taken can you leave a comment or let us know?