As is always the case for nearly every Buddhist holiday, Pattaya’s bars and nightspots will be closed for Visakha Bucha Day.
From Walking Street to Drinking Street, Third Road to Soi 6, the neon will be dimmed, music hushed and beer taps turned off. Even convenience stores will tell tourists that their holiday will be dry May 3.
Chonburi Police Chief Pol. Maj. Gen. Khatcha Thatsart said police will fine violators up to 10,000 baht for violating the ban, which runs from midnight May 13 through midnight May 14.
Pol. Maj. Gen. Khatcha Thatsart, commander of Chonburi station.