Holidaymakers head to Bali Hai Pier in South Pattaya from Chon Buri on Saturday to board a ferry to Koh Lan, a popular tourist destination in the Pattaya resort town. (Photo: Chaiyot Pupattanapong)
CHON BURI: Pattaya city buzzed with tourists on Saturday as thousands flocked to Koh Lan, a popular tourist destination in this resort town, during the three-day holiday period that began on Friday.
At the Bali Hai Pier in South Pattaya, Thais and foreign tourists arrived in groups to vacation on Koh Lan, a small island accessible by a 30-minute ferry ride.
About 5,000 to 7,000 holidaymakers boarded ferries to the island from Friday to Saturday morning. The Municipality of Pattaya and related agencies have sent officials to facilitate the boarding of visitors to the ferries.
Body temperature checks and face masks were required. Those who boarded ferries or speedboats were also required to wear life jackets.
In Jomthien and on other beaches, the atmosphere was also lively as many holidaymakers spent time there with their families.
Children enjoy playing on Jomthien Beach in Pattaya with their families on Saturday. (Photo: Chaiyot Pupattanapong)
play on the beaches.