Beached

Pattaya, Thailand, doesn't have the best of reputations. It is internationally known as one of the premier destinations for sex tourism, and child sex trafficking. The sinister undercurrents that saturate the atmosphere are palpable. The beaches become transient spaces, temporarily occupied by those waiting for the sun to set. However, as the march of globalization continues, the city has begun to undergo a slow transformation, from infamous sex-tourism hotspot, to family friendly tourist desination. City and country officials have dedicated a large amount of money and time to developing and rebranding the city. And so it enters it's own transient period. Balanced between it's infamous past, and family friendly future.