Neighbourhoods in Bangkok

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  • KodoDrummer
    Buenos Aires, Argentina64,689 contributions
    I walked the streets of Bangkok’s Chinatown when the Lunar New Year celebrations were underway. Some of the side-streets, were jammed with a mix of locals and sightseers. In many ways, it is a typical overseas Chinatown. Well worth visiting for sightseeing and shopping for interesting inexpensive gadgets and knockoffs of expensive goods.
    Written 25 January 2023
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  • 801narimana
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates57 contributions
    A mini Bangla Road of Phuket if you like that kind of vibes you will like it. A small road though. They also serve fried scorpions :)
    Written 18 December 2022
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  • Robert D
    Sunderland, UK7 contributions
    Excellent, lively place to visit with many places for food, drink and shopping. There are a number of good hotels either here or nearby.
    Written 14 January 2023
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  • Raintree_Thailand
    Bangkok, Thailand3,264 contributions
    Believe it or not, after living in Thailand for more than 25 years, I had never visited Soi Cowboy until recently. I'd been to Nana Plaza and Patpong several times, but never Cowboy. Finding myself spending a few days in the Sukhumvit area, I decided to drop by. Can't say as I feel like I've been missing anything for the past quarter century. The bars run the expected gamut from low-key, casual drinking holes to loud and flashy club-type places with swarms of scantily-clad girls. Among the set, are some that reportedly specialize in intimidating and cheating customers (although I didn't experience such).

    Overall, I found the entire strip rather dull. Poking into a couple of the places with the best reputation, I found them to be on the expensive side and somewhat boring. Too many of the girls were overly-tattooed, excessively breast-implanted, and generally less attractive than I would expect (perhaps I'm just getting old?). On the positive side, none of the places I visited were aggressive about buying lady's drinks.

    A few words of advice for visiting Soi Cowboy (and the other two similar entertainment areas in Bangkok for that matter):

    1. Check out online the experiences of other customers and avoid places with definite reputations for scamming customers (there actually are establishments with good reputations for not cheating customers).
    2. Pay for your drinks as you order them to avoid later disagreements over billing.
    3. Count your change.
    4. Be very clear what you are ordering in terms of lady's drinks (number, type, price).
    5. Avoid back-room shows as they're frequent modalities for scams and overpricing (and not that interesting in any case).
    6. Refrain from loud and obnoxious behavior; be respectful to staff and dancers.
    Written 21 January 2023
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  • Kalkan White
    Kalkan, Türkiye7,127 contributions
    Had a really enjoyable day & night in the old backpacker area of Bangkok.
    Lots of changes after Covid, but a great atmosphere, good street food options & nightlife.
    Written 14 January 2023
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  • Vthya K
    Petaling Jaya, Malaysia59 contributions
    We were there on Saturday night, the place is quiet... traditional dance...i think its a cultural promotion effort by the govt... the food is kinda pricey... we had two dishes and two drinks for 600baht.... but worth the ambience
    Written 1 December 2019
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  • Hendri W
    Jakarta, Indonesia9 contributions
    I used to live near RCA Area, so every weekend I normally hang out around that area. We normally start the night with light drinking in Paul Panich, and as time goes by go to the clubs like Route 66 or Onyx.
    Written 3 May 2018
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  • Robert O
    Rotterdam, The Netherlands3,483 contributions
    An ordinary Thai neighborhood which centers around the square with King Taksin monument and the Wongwian BTS station. Here life goes on, as if tourism still has to be invented. No business geared to westerners, a relief after Khao San in Banglamphu and even Silom and Sukumvit. Go to Wongwian market early in the morning, pass by the old Wongwian railway station, join the joggers around Taksin monument or just observe ordinary Thai city life.
    Written 31 March 2019
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