Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Pattaya’s Gay Pride Festival - Seeing Pattaya from the eye of a social worker

When it comes to a trip to Thailand, two names that absorve the limelight completely are Bangkok and Pattaya. Situated at a distance of 130 kms from Bangkok, the glamorous capital of Thailand, Pattaya is one of the biggest highlights of any Thailand package.

Pattaya is a picturesque beach resort on the eastern side of the Gulf of Thailand but breathtaking scenic beauty is not the only thing that Pattaya delights its visitors with. Pattaya nightlife is a thing to experience as one gets introduced to the culture of the beach city. Parties at the discos and nightclubs would make you rock and the illuminated streets with shops displaying varieties of products, starting from clothes to electronics would surely drag you.

Another unique thing that you can experience at Patna by making a trip by November end is the Pattaya Pride Festival, which was formerly known as the Pattaya Gay Pride Festival. Since the original name used to give a wrong hint about the event, the word ‘gay’ has been omitted, but the festival and its objective is certainly noble.

A series of events and parties take place on the street and a float parade takes place on December 1, also known as Worlds AidsDay. The aim of the Pattaya Pride Festival is raising fund for the charities that take care of sex workers, a major percentage of whom are infected. The collected fund is distributed among several charities and they use it for the welfare and awareness of the sex workers.

As a tourist, you will find countless numbers of reasons for delight and joy in Pattaya, but as a person with an urge of doing something good for the society, you would certainly appreciate the initiative that Pattaya takes every year. To be a part of the Pattaya Gay Pride or Pride Festival, choose from Thailand tour packages that are scheduled for November end early December.


  1. nice clicks !! even they are human beings !! live and let live.