15:00 30/04/2015 “You won’t get lost in here, all roads lead to the walking street” we heard from a Caucasian guy who chatted the newcomers on the island. Well, there is a truth with that phrase. As literally walking street is the epicenter and hodgepodge of Lipe island. The whole strip of Walking street coming from Pattaya beach going to Sunrise beach is crammed with souvenir shops, restaurants, cafes, convenient stores, bars, massage parlor and spas, tour and diving shop. Everything you need there except for not so wholesome entertainment.
We meandered at Walking street countless times. The place is swarmed with tourists and local dwellers during night time. So expect some foot traffic along the middle where seafood restaurants and bars are located.
|Not so crowded area of Walking Street|
|They serve the best Thai Grilled chicken here and their Sticky Mango rice is also to die for.|
|Waterproof bags, waterproof phone casing, beach balls, snorkeling and swimming gears are in here.|
|Meet the “Fat Lady” the famous landmark on the Walking Street”|
Yes, that is a tattoo house, a quite number of interested patrons lining up for an inking service. For sure it could be a little but pricey knowing it’s an tourist destination.
We felt at ease knowing a Medical clinic is in place at Walking Street. At least we know where we could run to in case of stomach trouble or spasms.
Aside from available ATM at Walking Street, there is a Money Exchange counter as well. Don’t expect a good rate here, still it’s best to get the money exchange at the mainland. But at least there is one than none.
Yohoo! That is Madame Yohoo famous battle cry. At some point you’ll hear this lady roaring, catching the attention of everyone who passed by. Believed us, we got charmed and was able to buy her Thai pancake.
|Banana Pan cake with Nutella spread on top. Just ok|
We’re so glad to find a fruit stand on the side walk in the middle of Walking street. Aside from fresh fruits, their coconut ice cream is the best seller. Simply HEAVEN!
|Yummy Coconut Ice cream!|
|Walking Street entrance from Sunrise beach|
Walking street is like a ghost town during the morning, as they said it’s a nocturnal place. But still, there are moments you can’t see at night time. Like monks getting their alms.
|This is the only Halal seafood restaurant we saw at Pattaya Beach.|
|Guess who’s in the sand art? that is Davy Jones famous character of the Pirates of Carribean|
A number of bars dotted the Pattaya shoreline, a nice place to chill and unwind. Chill Time and Reggae Bar our best bets. There is also some resto bar along the walking street with a performer who played good acoustic music.
We lounge on the beanie bags sipping a rum cola and Mango Smoothie while listening to the waves breaking the shore.
|Fire dancer catches some fire.|