Is the Water Safe to Drink in Pattaya?

When we book our holiday one of the first questions we ask ourselves is “Is the water safe to drink”? There is no simple answer. Do you mean will it kill you or just give you an upset stomach or diarrhoea? Most of the time a simple upset stomach is all people will experience and can quickly be dealt with by a visit to the local pharmacy. If your symptoms last more than a day or two then a visit to Pattaya Memorial Hospital is advised and proper medical attention sort.

I doubt very much that drinking a glass of water from the tap in your hotel room will do much harm however nearly all the hotels in Pattaya supply two bottles of complementary drinking water. If you drink lots of water like I do, to stave of dehydration or to prevent the inevitable hangover. You can purchase bottled water from 500ml up to 5 litres) from any 7Eleven or Family Mart, mini market. There are also drinking water vending machines on many street corners.

Can I brush my teeth with water from the tap? Yes. It is perfectly safe for brushing your teeth and for bathing in. For the majority of people that have drank the tap water it is only the different mineral content that gave them a upset stomach. One glass is hardly likely to kill you however, if you are at all concerned about the quality of the water in Pattaya or indeed Thailand and the associated risks please talk to your doctor before you travel.

Can you drink the tap water in Pattaya? The simplest answer would be no! Have a safe, and healthy holiday in Pattaya.

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