When did you last visit Patpong? Many guys will say it was a long time ago and there are a few reasons why people do not go to Patpong. This year has seen political protests and mass rallies in the Silom area, followed by a coup, which has now put the Thai Army Junta in control of Thailand.
But, this aside Patpong has a notorious reputation of having numerous “clip joints” or rip-off bars. You are lured into upstairs bars with promises of seeing sex shows unlike any other, which includes the infamous ping-pong shows. Recently, the Thai authorities have been clamping down on these rip off bars and it is long overdue in my opinion.
Patpong 1 is located amid the Night Market that has become something of a tourist attraction. Most of the stalls sell overpriced goods to unsuspecting tourists, who no doubt think they are getting a bargain.
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On the opposite side of the Patpong Night Market is a small lane known as Patpong 2 that some people do not know exists. Patpong 2 has a relatively new Foodland Supermarket right in the middle of it. Patpong 2 also contains some of the most farang friendly gogo bars in the Silom area, which have proved to be popular with expats and tourists alike. Unlike Patpong 1, there are no rip-off bars on this little lane.
The recommended gogo bars are Pink Panther, Black Pagoda, Club Electric Blue, Bada Bing and The Strip. Another highly recommended specialist venue for fetish fans is BarBar.
Patpong is worth visiting, but you have to know where to go. Now you know!