Nature is the real reason, not sex, says Pattaya police chief
Pattaya police chief has hit back at claims that Pattaya is only about sex by saying that tourists come to the resort for its natural wonders.
But he seems determined to clear out the streetwalkers nonetheless.
Apichai Kroppetch was responding to a story in the UK’s Mirror newspaper that said Pattaya was the sex capital of the world and 1 in 5 of its female population were sex workers.
And he has suggested the damage to the Pattaya image came from British businessmen who have set up in the sex trade at the resort.
Referring to the UK report he said: “It is not true,it is just lies. Pattaya is more about nature than sex.
He has a point. Daily Mirror's trash story on Pattaya...
Inside the world's sex capital: City dubbed 'modern day Sodom and Gomorrah' with highest number of prostitutes anywhere
Pattaya in Thailand has a reported 27,00 prostitutes, roughly one for every five people living in the east-coast city visited by more than a million men each year.
"Good guys go to heaven, bad guys go to Pattaya” reads the popular slogan on t-shirts flogged to tourists .
so, there are plenty of bad guys: every year more than one million visitors a year pass through the Thai resort known as the world's sex capital.
Many men are drawn there by one thing only...