Bangkok Red Light Districts

Bangkok red light districts

You’ll find three redlight districts that are oriented for foreigners in Bangkok. All of them have a lot of the same stuff, but they also have some unique characteristics. So I will talk about all of them separately.

There is also a lot of red light activities going on in Huai Khwang, mostly soapy massage and a few karaoke bars.

The action starts between 7-8 pm in all districts. Except in the beer-bars around Nana Plaza. Here the action starts from early morning.

Check map at the bottom for location of all districts.

BTW if you can’t wait until the evening then I highly recommend trying out  Smooci.

Smooci is a new escort booking platform which is taking Bangkok by storm. On Smooci you can search 100s of local agencies and freelancers who are ready and waiting to come to your room.

The girls all have custom rating scores so you can sort the good from the bad, the prices are as low as I’ve ever seen for escorts, and you can get a booking confirmed with just a few clicks. And to top it off, they even give you a GPS link so you can track the girl all the way to your hotel.

Prices in Bangkok redlight districts

Beer: From 130 baht to 200 baht.
Barfine: 600 baht to 1000 baht in most gogo bars.
Prices on girls: This depends on a million factors, but expect to pay minimum 1500 baht short-time for a lady in Bangkok, at any time of the year.


There are also an area north of Asok, Huai Khwang where you will find a bunch of soapy massages.

Bangkok Red Light Districts

Soi Cowboy

Soi Cowboy Bangkok
Soi Cowboy right before the fun starts

Soi Cowboy is my favorite redlight district in Bangkok as it has three very good gogo-bars. Not only do it have a lot of girls to choose from, but the energy here is really good as well.

If you come here you can party and drink. You will never be forced or pushed to go with a women. You can do everything at your own pace.

Soi Cowboy is a hundred meter long road at Asok on Sukhumvit Rd. The easiest way to get here is to take the metro to Sukhumvit station or the skytrain to Asok Station.

In fact. Some of the scenes from Hangover 2 was from this street. More exact Tilac.

Best gogo-bars in soi Cowboy: Baccara, Tilac and Crazy House.

Nana Plaza

Nana Plaza

“The World’s Largest Adult Playground” –  says the sign on Nana Plaza’s entrance.

Not really true as this complex fades in comparison of any given street in Pattaya.

Still, it got around 30 gogo-bars over three floors formed as a square. In the middle you will find a beer-bar that is good for people watching.

You will find Nana Plaza 1km away from Soi Cowboy in Sukhumvit Soi 4 (soi = sidestreet).

Outside Nana Plaza, in Sukhumvit Soi 4 you’ll find a handful of quite big beer bars, some are only bars while others also serve food.

Angelwitch on second floor has free pingpong shows that is actually not a scam. Nana Plaza also has quite a few ladyboy gogo-bars. You will find them on all floors on the east-side of the complex.

Hooters at the opposite side of the Nana Plaza’s entrance is a good spot for people watching.

Best gogo-bars in Nana Plaza: Rainbow 4 and London Calling.


Patpong Night Marked

Patpong is the oldest redlight district in Thailand.

Honestly I haven’t been here at night. I’ve heard this place is no good, and I have no reason to doubt that as I’ve been here in daytime and there is an avalanche of Thai men trying to sell you ‘amazing’ pussy.

Be careful with the pingpong offers you get here. There is a popular scam here that they will bring you to a bar, and to get out you have to pay a lot of money. People will block the entrance and try to intimidate you.

Easiest way to get here is by taking the metro to Silom station or the skytrain to Sala Deang station.

Huai Khwang

La Belle Entertainment massage
La Belle Entertainment massage

Along Ratchadaphisek Rd in the Huai Khwang area you will find a lot of soapy massage parlors. There is a big cluster of them right outside the metro station with the same name, Huai Khwang station.

The most famous soapy massage, for a long time, was Nataree Entertainment Massage. This avenue had up to hundreds of girls at prime time around 19.00, and the girls were very beautiful too.

Nataree was closed down some months ago in a big police raid. It has not opened again since. I walked past this place recently after sunset, the place was as dark as a ghost house.


Guest friendly hotels

If you are bringing girls back to your hotel from Soi Cowboy or Nana Plaza, or any other place you might find them, make sure that you have selected a guest friendly hotel, or you might be turned down in the reception when you arrive with your girl. That sucks trust me.

Most hotels are guest friendly, but there are those who are not. I made a post about guest friendly hotels in the Sukhumvit area. All hotels are close to Nana Plaza or Soi Cowboy.

Check it out here.

Sukhumvit Rd starts here.

It’s also worth mentioning that there is a lot of action going on in the small side streets between Soi Cowboy and Nana Plaza. You will find dirty massage parlors, freelancers, blow-job bars and much more!

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