Thai tourists returned to Pattaya for the first holiday weekend since Covid-19 restrictions were eased again, many catching a seafood dinner at Lan Po Market.
The Naklua seafood market was hopping throughout the government-declared holiday weekend for Mahidol Day, which had never previously been a legal holiday, said shrimp and oyster dealer Kwanta Paphom.
Tourist Kanda Intarasakul said she’d been itching to travel, but she stayed in Bangkok due to the semi-lockdown, curfew, and provincial quarantine requirements.
Rather than go upcountry, she took her children to Pattaya. They could play in the sea and she could shop for inexpensive seafood.