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Patpong Night Market, Bangkok

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Get on your haggling hat and head down to Patpong Night Market, a lively place to spend the evening hours. An experience as much as a retail space, the lights, atmosphere, and montage of noise that greet you here create an immediate impression and quickly introduce you to Thailand's night market culture. The quality of the goods on offer is variable, so make sure you browse the extent of what's available and bargain for a decent price. With bars and restaurants lining the streets, you can easily do some people-watching before or after shopping your fill. Add Patpong Night Market to your Bangkok travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Bangkok itinerary planner.
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  • After a day popping to various sites throughout the city we stopped off here for a last minute shop and look around. Markets have all the usual stuff and the prices can be haggled down if your after a...  more »
  • It is a street of 200 meters in its interior has since they offer only imitations with sellers who get upset when queries for a fee and do not purchase it. In one of them he insulted in Thai raising the voice. Then on the sidewalk there is a red light district, then I knew is the worst of the three what there is in Bangkok. Many people offer a show of Ping Pong or vaginal acrobatics. By curious made the mistake of access, the seller takes you insistent way to a nightclub where charge you 300 bath entry and expensive drink. Horrible place. The dancers you beset with the tip. In the place they enter and leave the collectors out. In the street there are people with laser pointer pointing to the victims so that one of them offered the show which, as I said, is a scam. It is a mafioso system. It is not worth worth nothing
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  • We love the ambience of this area and its a fun road to wander about and pick up knick knacks. Yes, you have to bargain.  more »
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  • My friend and I was trying to find another market but ended up here instead. Warning: this place is a red light district. The market is encircled by bars and strip clubs. Do not go there especially if you have young children. There are pimps at every corner trying to entice you to use their services. Felt very unsafe. However, there are some bargain items here e.g. the typical night market items like shirts, wallets, caps. Just don't bother coming here if you're not staying nearby. It's better to check out other night markets.
  • Guys on the roadside will tell you drinks are available for 100 baht and once you agree, they'll take you inside their club. There, you will find girls standing and performing ping-pong show and other shows (horrible to watch). After 5-10 minutes they'll handover your bill and ask you to make payment for your drinks, which, upon seeing will shock you. The bill that will be handed over to you will be above 4500 baht (they will include the cost for watching the shows). Don't get scared and Never Agrue with them. Bargain with them and settle for a suitable price. Can't stress more! The bill was 8000 bahts, we got it reduced to 3k
  • It's a night life of Bangkok. I would say "Red Light District". It's okay to come and visit but just don't bring kids. Coz it's not proper. Quite interesting market though. I don't take picture because it's business privacy. Anyway just a tips, if you're offered by someone to drink or services. Just be aware. You can read few comments below. If you're looking for a real market. Don't go here. There are bigger and better night market out there.
  • Good Market. You should be very good in bargaining. They will quote 2500 and then give it to you in 300. Official Red Light Areas. Happy Shopping
  • They call it a market because in the middle of the street they sell counterfeit items, but the main attraction are the strip club shows. The hosts for such shows are pretty "aggressive" and will chase you down the street showing you a menu of different shows (ping pong, banana, razor, cake, pen and paper, etc.) which doesn't contain any prices. The busy part is about 2 blocks long and you can find one establishment after another, some of them requiring you to go up some shady stairs. Once you get in girls will perform their solo show, which is VERY interactive, e.g they give you ping pong rackets and you will be using them, and after they each finish they come asking for tips. We attended with Thai friends that live there and they gave around 20-50B per show, plus the mandatory drinks you need to consume.

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