Pattaya, Thailand is renowned and stigmatized as a tourist destination where the lure of cheap sex is its only “virtue.” Often referred to as a modern Sodom, where every resident is condemned as sinful or corrupt.
Yet it is a town where Thais come to work at “normal” jobs, tourists enjoy good, clean holiday fun, and many expats come to retire. Thais learn English, understand foreign ways, intuit holiday dreams while middle-aged, aging or young men and Chinese, Taiwanese, South Asian, Korean, Russian families, tour groups and couples are charmed, seduced or annoyed by the myriad methods the locals have invented to entertain them.
The photographs in PATTAYALAND were taken to portray the humanity of the guests and hosts who visit and live there.
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