Patpong Night Market
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- Patpong Night MarketMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Dec 30, 2013
A bit mixed on how to review this one. Definitely a must-see on the first time tourist trail. If you had to see one tourist-oriented night market in Asia, this would probably be my pick. It is massive and carries everything -- every bootleg product found on planet earth. I struggle with the seedier side of the area. Amidst the bootleg DVDs and LV bags, you'll also hear plenty of offers of "girl with snake" or even "oh, don't like girl.. I suck d*ck." Bangkok has come a long way since I first visited 20 years ago and I look forward to the day when people are no longer sold next to the fake Rolexes.Recommended for:
- Patpong Night MarketOct 24, 2013
I would love this place if it weren't for the constant bombardment of people trying to get you to step into an alley for a "special massage" or "lady show." If you can keep focused and ignore the avid salesmen, it's a great cultural experience....but it can also be a bit disparaging. And while the contents of the night market are plentiful, it can be like finding a needle in the haystack if you want something other than knock off clothing or bags.Recommended for:
- Patpong Night MarketMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesLuxury Travelers+ 2Oct 22, 2013
If you are in Bangkok patpong is a must visit place. It hosts both the nightmarket where you can buy all kind of tourist like souvenirs and lots and lots of cheap knock off clothing and apparel from all kind of designer brands.
Next to that it also hosts Bangkok's oldest red light district with lots of gogo's and beer bars. Don't go to the seedier places where they'll bring you upstairs and try to rip you off niet go to the big gogo's where you'll get a show and lots of attention from the girl's and where you'll pay a decent price.
- Patpong Night MarketCommunity ManagerMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 8Sep 01, 2013
Famous nightlife and red-light district of Bangkok. Dolled up ladyboys out and about, luring men to dance and drink. Lots of bars, even some with risque sex shows. Patpong is also a night market, where you can haggle and bargain for goods. It does seem sketchy if you are by yourself, altho Thai people are generally friendly, but do travel with caution.Recommended for:
- Patpong Night MarketMar 06, 2013
A must visit for everyone travelling to Bangkok. The more humorous side of the seedy part of Bangkok, great for fake shopping and if you really want to see a strip club you can do it safely here. The area around the telephone bar is mostly gay bars and has a really nice part atmosphere
- Patpong Night MarketMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 5Feb 27, 2013
I really enjoyed my time at this market and I have no clue where the people trying to sell sex were. Thankfully, I was safe from all that and got to enjoy the hubbub of the stalls in peace. In fact, I didn't have people being too pushy about sales either. Maybe times have changed?
I got some really fun, unique gift items here and I got to visit a fish spa, which was hilarious, weird, and cool all at once. On thing I love about markets like this is that many of the stalls have similar (if not identical) products, so if someone tries to rip you off, you just keep moving until you get a deal.
- Patpong Night MarketMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Jan 04, 2013
Crowded nightmarket meets gogo clubs. Not even the right kind of sleazy, but the boring kind you can take your visiting relatives to, and yet there is still a chance to be ripped of by hidden charges and cover fees.
I suppose the people watching isn't too bad, and if you have aging relatives in tow it might be your thing, but overall, there is better thrills to be had for both shopping and nudity elsewhere.
- Patpong Night MarketNov 28, 2012
Curiosity caused this to fall on my itinerary. It wasn't for me - not because of the activity that occurs here but more because I didn't see any locals really supporting this area as patrons. It seemed like only foreigner tourists. The only reason I gave it two stars is because I never saw menus like this before so it was a new experience...
- Patpong Night MarketSep 03, 2012
This is a classic night market for Bangkok. It is a mix of both nightlife and the night market. For shopping, I would prefer Platinum Market or Chatuchak Market as the prices here seems higher and personally, I prefer places which I do not need to do too much bargaining.
- Patpong Night MarketJul 11, 2012
The Night Market is GREAT! Always bargain.. of course, you can bargain a good deal. They are huge and have tons of souvenirs and fakes! LOTS OF FAKES! :P Don't do it.
The guys soliciting you to come into their sex shops and sex clubs are not. But you do get to see a side of the sex industry that is talked about and stereotyped. Yes, there is a row of women on a street. So you see THAT side of it... I dont recommend being part of it tho.
Every guy who goes to the night market will be solicited by promoters to come see the sex show. So ladies... hold onto your men because it's annoying. Ignore and keep walking :P
Overall... to experience the night market is great but this shows you the other side of the sex industry that has been talked about.
When I come to Thailand, I rarely come here because I know the area but they do have good steals there. But rarely. It's just not a clean place.
But the market is good.
- Patpong Night MarketJul 05, 2012
Look, you're here for one of three reasons. First, and most common: sex. This is the old town prostitution center (and disclaimer: I only know the cleavages - okay, bad word, lets say...distinctions because I worked for an involved non-profit. Second, you want a knock off watch (or other knock off) and stopped at the most obvious choice. Third, you came to gawk/watch people engaged in one or two. Oddly enough, I'd guess that all three choices attract their fair share of fans.
- Patpong Night MarketJul 05, 2012
Really small night market, no food and nothing to buy. The stuff they sell its like singapore's pasar malam. Had a really bad experience there! Locals there will approach you and ask if you want to watch the thai girl show. we walked the night market from one end to another at least 10 locals approached us.
- Patpong Night MarketMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 4Jul 05, 2012
There are night markets (and day markets, and floating markets, and produce markets, and flower markets, etc.) everywhere you go in Thailand. After 2 weeks of touring around the country and having my fair share of them, I found that my least favorite shopping experience was at the Patpong night market. The prices were slightly inflated, the sellers were more aggressive, and the constant harangue of ping pong show/strip club barkers made for too many distractions to actually shop. I found myself more interested in people watching (seeing young prostitutes get picked up by older men) than I was in the brand name knockoffs. If you're shopping for a good deal on t-shirts and trinkets, then you should go elsewhere, but if you're shopping for adult entertainment, then you are definitely in the right place!
- Patpong Night MarketMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Jul 05, 2012
One of the busiest night markets in all of Bangkok. It has just about every kind of store you can imagine. They bring the stalls up around 8pm and tear it down after 6am each and every day. If you head towards the music, you will see a lot of dancing girls in bikini's on stages, smiling at you to come in.
- Patpong Night MarketJul 05, 2012
A decent night market with a ton of fake goods for decent prices set among the seediest place in Bangkok. If you find yourself in the area, check out the street stalls and grab some street food, but I beg you to get out of BKK's red-light district ASAP and head somewhere classier, even if it is Khao San Road...