Holidaymakers flock to Pattaya's Koh Lan

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Holidaymakers flock to pattaya's koh lan

Holidaymakers arrive at a pier on Koh Lan, just 8 kilometres offshore from Pattaya, on the first day of the four-day weekend. (Photo: Chaiyot Pupattanapong)

CHON BURI: Holidaymakers flocked to Koh Lan, offshore from Pattaya beach, on Friday – the first day of the four-day government weekend. Rooms were booked out.

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Thousands of visitors arrived in Pattaya, in Bang Lamung district of this eastern province. Koh Lan was a prime destination. Tourists packed ferries to the popular island just 8 kilometres offshore.

All accomodation on the island was filled.

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Hotel operator Kanchananop Sukkhee said all hotels and resorts reported 100% occupancy. Visitors who could not find rooms enjoyed their time shopping, eating and swimming – and were then forced to return to the mainland.

There were 2,000 rooms on the island, and more than 10,000 visitors, he said.

Holidaymakers flock to pattaya's koh lan

Tourists packed Koh Lan on Friday, providing a welcome and long-sought boost to local business. (Photo: Chaiyot Pupattanapong)

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