Eastern Seaboard, Thailand | Overseas Haven Report
About two hours south of Thailand’s capital city, Bangkok, is the Gulf of Thailand and the seaside resort city of Pattaya. Veer left to head south or right to go north onto Highway 3 (also known as Sukhumvit Road), and you’ll be cruising along the Eastern Seaboard of Thailand.
Before the 1960s, this stretch of coastline was a collection of typical Thai fishing villages harvesting the abundant catch found in the Gulf of Thailand. But in the late 60s through the late 70s, the region became a base of operations for the U.S. military during the Vietnam War.
Today, parts of the Eastern Seaboard are still sleepy little fishing villages that seem frozen in time. Other parts will shock visitors with their modern infrastructure and switched-on international flair. Therein lies the charm of the Eastern Seaboard: laidback or high-energy… old school or high-tech… there’s something for everyone.
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