Bangkok is full of great party streets, each one with its own distinct personality. It’s the range and quality of nightlife that makes this city one of the best in Southeast Asia – it also proves Thailand’s capital has far more to offer than its sleazy parts.
It’s home to a thriving sex industry, debaucherous bars and nightclubs , and almost lawless roads where tragedies happen all the time. So is Bangkok safe for travelers? Most statistics say yes, as the Bangkok crime rate is lower than that of many U.S. cities, and violence against tourists is rare.
There are adult clubs/pubs/ go go bars in soi cowboy as well as in Patpong and basically they are all the same everyday and I haven’t seem differently on particular days. Soi Cowboy is better than the Patpong area and you can just sit there and people watch if you like and the atmosphere around is really nice.
Khao San Road , the backpacker haven in Thailand’s sprawling metropolis Bangkok, has long been one of the places to go if you’re in the area and you’re looking to party. But rather than being the be-all and end-all of the party scene in this vibrant city, it’s just one of many fun places to drink and dance here.
Staying Safe in the Red Light District in Bangkok In general, the bars and clubs in Bangkok’s Red Light District are friendly and safe and you’re unlikely to run into any trouble. While some bars may lure you in with the promise of a free ping-pong show with just one drink, this is highly unlikely to happen.
Here are 13 of the best places for fun nightlife in Bangkok. Chinatown. Image credit: Ninara (via Flickr) Khao San Road . Image credit: Justin Vidamo. Rambuttri Village. RCA . Patpong. Soi Cowboy . Nana Plaza. Thonglor.
1,000 baht a day is a lot more than the minimum wage (in the formal job market and way way more than up country) in Thailand. Few people would come Thailand to holiday as a poor Thai.
11 Places You Should Avoid on Any Trip to Bangkok Khaosan Road – overdone and overrated | © celblau/Flickr | © celblau/Flickr. Patpong. It’s not for everyone | © Jason Wesley Upton/Flickr | © Jason Wesley Upton/Flickr. Nana Plaza. Bangkok’s red light district | Paul Sullivan/ Soi Cowboy.
8 Things to Avoid in Thailand (and What to Do Instead) Places for backpackers to stay. Avoid : Khao San Road. Taking taxis. Avoid : Bargaining a flat rate with a taxi driver. Thai entertainment. Avoid : Ping Pong Shows. What to do in Pattaya. Avoid : Seedy areas of Pattaya. Shopping the markets. What to do in Phuket. Elephant tourist attractions. Tours and sightseeing.
The basic rule is to cover your shoulders and knees (both sexes), and ideally you’d cover your ankles too. On the bottom, wear longer shorts, capris, pants/trousers or a knee-length-or-longer skirt. On top, choose any shirt that fully covers your shoulders. A T-shirt, blouse or polo is fine, while a tank top is not.
While Patpong is internationally known as a red light district at the heart of Bangkok’s sex industry, it is in fact only one of several red-light districts with some catering primarily to Thai men while others, like Patpong , cater primarily to foreigners.
Cheap things to do in Bangkok Lumpini Park. Cost: Free. By Terence Ong (Creative Commons) Dusit Zoo. Cost: ฿150 adults, ฿50 children. Bang Krachao. Cost: Free. Chinatown and Khao San Road. Cost: Free. Wat Saket (Temple of the Golden Mount) Cost: ฿20. Chatuchak Market. Cost: Free. Kamthieng House Museum. Cost: ฿100. Cheap Charlie’s. Cost: Free (plus drinks!)
Street Drinking : It is not illegal to drink in many places on the street , although some places it is restricted ( you ‘ll see signs – such as parks mentioned). Buddhist Holidays: It’s illegal on certain religious days to sell and drink alcohol in public places.
So here we go – the 5 best places for nightlife in Thailand , with something for everyone’s taste: Bangkok. Pattaya. Phuket. Chiang Mai. Koh Samui.
Khaosan Road or Khao San Road (Thai: ถนนข้าวสาร ; RTGS: thanon khao san , pronounced [tʰā. nǒn kʰâ(ː)w sǎːn]) is a short (410 m (1,345 ft) long) street in central Bangkok, Thailand constructed in 1892 during the reign of Rama V.