Jomitien town is a beautiful beach side town on the East Coast of the Gulf of Thailand about 165 km South East of Bangkok in Chonburi Province, it has become in the past several years a construction boom with many high rise condominiums, beach side hotels and restaurants been developed attracting many foreign retirees as there first home base. Even though the covid pandemic has had a hit on the town slowing the economy down there are still many foreigners that have decided to stay in the beautiful beach side town and although the streets look a lot quieter, life goes on and you will still see many happy faces on the streets of Jomitien city, no matter how tough life is getting over here vendors are still out there selling there foods, the Monks giving there blessings and hopes to the Thai locals as they move on through another day.
Walking along this long stretch of road along Jomitien city beach side there is never a dull moment you will see people jogging, walking, bicycle riding and some are even having jam sessions by the beach entertaining themselves and the locals. Jomitien beach is very popular, not only with foreigners but also with a lot of Bangkok residents who opt to come here over the weekends escaping the hustle and bustle of Bangkok city.
Jomitien city is one of them beach cities where everyone is friendly and chilled out, it's like one big friendly town where everyone likes to talk to you without giving you the brush off like in the big cities, whatever your doing to certain levels of course and with respect to the locals you will become a friend for life in this beautiful beach side town. With a 6 kilometers long beach and all it has to offer, it's a amazingly cheap city to live in, it's a wonder why many foreigners opt to come and retire in this easy, fun loving city on this beach side.
At this very moment, I must say the days are pretty quiet without the loads of tourist that use to flood this beach side city everyday all year round was a great thing for the local business owners but nowadays, it's only the foreigners that are retired here and the few Bangkok residents that might come down for the weekend but you know what, I am still loving it here, it's just right without them huge crowds, people are still happy and surviving.
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