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“Definitely better than Pattaya” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Bang Saen Beach

Bang Saen Beach
Chonburi, Thailand
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Ranked #4 of 13 Attractions in Chonburi
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Owner description: Located approximately 13 kilometers from the city of Chonburi, this popular beach features seafood and drink vendors, deck chair rentals and fresh water bathing.
Bangkok, Thailand
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“Definitely better than Pattaya”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

On our way back to Bangkok from Pattaya, we bumped into this place and it was rewarding for the local and cheap food and also cleaner beaches than Pattaya. Hardly any tourists, just the Thai local people which is the best thing about this place. But, the beach is no much pretty and not much cleaner than Pattaya. Even this place has litter all over, but larger beach stretch and width than Pattaya. Try the local food, my friends tried fried fish and they loved it! I tried the som tam veggi and it was great. A nice getaway from Pattaya or Bangkok!

Visited June 2012
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Bangkok, Thailand
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“it is good place for sitiing and eating there”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

and every thing there is cheap and good taste . the local like to go there for swim in the sea ... it is famuch becah there i go there many time .... i like to eat somtom poo papaya salad with crab .. it is very good taste

Visited July 2012
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New Delhi, India
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“Family beach with local flavour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

Bang Saen beach is visited by tourists from Bangkok and surrounding areas during weekends. It is a far better option for families than nearby Pattaya, since it is devoid of seedy elements which make Pattaya look more like a red-light district than a tourist destination.

Contrary to what has been said, it is reasonably clean beach and offers perfect Thai flavour - go there if you want to enjoy a beach like how Thais enjoy it. And remember - Thais are not out there to get a tan in snazzy speedos. They come here to spend a day relaxing under shades in a breezy surrounding while enjoying the seafood delicacies on offer. Water-sport facilities are reasonable and the water is quite ok for swimming.

There are a large number of food stalls which offer stuff at reasonable rates. Stall owners and others dealing with tourists can converse in basic English. We did not face any problem on that account.

On weekdays, the place is very calm with a limited number of visitors while on weekends it turns into a bustling tourist hub.

Right place if you want to experience Thailand in its element.

Visited April 2012
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Bangkok
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“Appalling. Strewn with garbage”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

Noodle wrappers, straws, plastic bags, bottle tops, cigarette butts.

Visited July 2012
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Pattaya, Thailand
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“great beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

Instead of going to pattaya beach go to this beach,it is clean and more enjoyable as all the locals go there and there no bar girls to be seen or tourists .the area is fantastic as there are many food stalls and have a great choice to choose from.

Visited April 2012
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