Staying in Patpong

There are several good hotels near Patpong Night Market and near Patpong 1 and 2 where many of the area’s go go bars are located. There are budget, mid-range and luxury hotels all near Patpong. All budgets are catered for. Most of the hotels near Patpong are located on the Surawongse Road and Silom Road. […]

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Jim Thompson Empire in Silom

There are two establishments close to each other in Silom all flying the Jim Thompson flag. This post will briefly look at what these businesses have to offer as well as give a bit of background about the historical figure called Jim Thompson. Let’s tackle the man first. Jim Thompson was an educated American who […]

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Sky Bar

Skybar is at the top of the Lebua Tower in Silom. It is the highest bar in the city and so has a ridiculously compelling view. The actual bar is a round island on the edge of the roof. The bar changes colours in a futuristic fashion that matches the modern architectural design. The rest […]

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Chamchuri Square

Chamchurri Square is the tallest building in Silom and the 38th tallest building in Thailand (as of 2009 according to Wikipedia). It is a high-rise building that consists of commercial office space, residential space and a shopping mall. The high-rise building sets the tone for the Silom skyline and makes a good landmark for a […]

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Thaniya Road

Thaniya Road is sometimes referred to as ‘Little Tokyo’. This is on account of all the signage in Japanese and the preponderance of establishments catering (but not exclusively so) to a Japanese clientele. Thaniya has a number of clubs and bars for Japanese men to sample Thai delights in a Japanese context. There are also […]

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Lesbian Bars in Silom

Silom, and in particular Patpong, has become the unofficial home of the gay community in Bangkok as well as a the original red light district in the capital. While the Patpong red light district grabs the attention of the night market shoppers and sex tourists, few (straight) people notice the thriving gay scene just two […]

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Guest Friendly Hotels near Patpong

Here is a list of hotels near Patpong where they have a guest friendly policy. This means that they don’t charge a fee for guests to stay over-night. You might think this is a nonsense, and that you can sneak a man/woman/transgender person┬áto your room in the small hours of the morning, but more often […]

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