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On the Beach - Sun and Fun
A showcase Distinguishing Specifics of the Thailand Beaches
The populated beach areas in Thailand are divided into sections and the owner (usually families) of each lot is responsible for its operation, much the same as in restaurants. The beaches are actually free, but you will be charged for the services you bought. The charge is half a dollar or so per chair, though haggling is rather customary in Thailand
Relaxing and having fun is what a holiday is all about, and beaches of Pattaya, the Jomtien beach, in particular, give you the perfect setting to do just that. The only struggle is, you can never get enough of it.
Until sunset (leisure time), fellow holiday-makers are on the charming and hospitable Jomtien beach lying back on reclining chairs with small tables and large umbrellas around. Top hotels provide their guests with beach towels. Some prefer on the golden sand close to the ocean, most favor a bit farther back in the shade of nearby trees. All enjoying the services of the surrounding beach restaurants or having long bargainings with the local hucksters. Lots of folks walk around the beaches carrying food, fruit, drinks, ice-creams, garments, handicrafts, newspapers, and many other goods and services.
Have you ordered a sea-food lunch (i.e. giant shrimps or king lobsters along with some cold beer), they would barbecue your lunch right in front of you and would serve it accompanied by special gravies and vegetables... Are you able to feel that aroma?
Even if you're a king or a queen, leisure on the beach is a hard work. A great deal of water sport activities are at hand: swimming, scooters, water-skiing, surf-riding, windsurfing, speed-boats, parasailing and more. Some employ themselves playing intellectual table games like cards, domino, chess or backgammon.
It isn't unusual to see women topless, as most European ladies opt for, or in full swimsuits or bikini, as Thai girls accustomed to, all relaxing wallowing in the tropical sun and getting tanned.
Apropos physical massages, just as an evidence, during a session of traditional Thai massage, myself have easily fallen asleep, and when awakened, felt revived as reborn right away.