An authentic Thai village lies just along the coast from Pattaya, past the modern landmarks of towering condominiums. Busy Sukhumvit Road runs right through it, but Thai people know of its attractions. It’s a fishing village on one side, with large school campuses on the other side of the highway. Its famous restaurants sell what the trawlers bring in each morning and the setting is one of the best. Ban Amphur’s great secret is its broad and beautiful beach, without a Westerner in sight.