Patpong is one of the most famous red light districts in the world let alone in Bangkok. It is made up of
parallel side-streets, found between Silom Road and Surawongse Road. Although still home to around 100 bars and
gogo bars it has long since been overtaken by the Sukhumvit areas of Nana Plaza and Soi Cowboy for those looking
for the sexier scene. The night market is now probably a bigger draw than the bars making it perfectly acceptable
for the thousands of female and family visitors who flock there every year.
Because of the market the sleazy feel of Patpong is far less pronounced than it used to be. The bars and sex
shows are still there but the main attraction now is the myriad of stall and hawkers attracting the tourists
looking for that elusive bargain. In reality you are unlikely to find it as Patpong market prices are higher than
almost all other markets in Bangkok due to the fact that the customers are almost exclusively tourists. It is
however a great atmosphere (often missing in Thai markets) and certainly a lot of fun.
If you are visiting Bangkok for the first time then Patpong should be on everyone's must do list.
For more information on Patpong try www.patpong-bangkok.com
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