The darkside is a lot different from the city side. Since the area is broad from the intersection that turns right from Sukhumvit to Rayong (highway 36) until Huay Yai in the east. We can even take time to enjoy some more coffee in the morning because there is less traffic jams than in the city. You can find everything you need here from local or international food, enjoying bars and beer gardens, three relaxing public parks to rest your mind or exercise, some football stadiums, and fresh markets that have local ingredients. There is a new shopping mall in Soi Khao Noi and a lot of convenient stores in the area. You will find Tesco Lotus and Big C Super Center just opposite of Sukhumvit Road.
It has been said that East Pattaya is the perfect place to settle down. People who love tranquil atmosphere want to live a little bit away from the city. However, only few kilometers, you can reach major shops and stores as well as good hospitals and clinics, city centers and tourist attractions in the city within around only 20 minutes.