Guide to 9 Red Light Districts in Bangkok (2021)

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A redlight district in Thailand is an area where there are several adult venues close together. It could be a plaza, a small street, or a major road with a concentration of many sex shops.

Needless to say, there are redlight neighborhoods all over Bangkok, and each an eye-opening experience for farangs wanting to learn about Thailand’s infamous Sex Industry.

The venues in these tourist areas include go-go bars, strip clubs, brothels, sex shows,  massage parlors, and each is full of working girls offering sex for money.

The girls include street prostitutes, strippers, call-girls, and call-girls working in disguise at a massage parlor. But one thing is for sure, they all want to have sex, working in the world’s oldest profession.   

One of the notorious tourist attractions is Patong, the famous Red Light district with a notorious history going back to the ’70s.

The girls working in these 9 redlight districts offer all types of sexual services, of course.  

1. Nana Plaza Red Light District

Nana Plaza

Nana Plaza is the biggest of all Bangkok’s red-light districts, with over thirty strip clubs on three floors.

It’s only 300 meters from BTS Nana station.

Nana Plaza is a pure adult nightlife area and is very well known in Thailand.

Men go there with a goal in mind – meet beautiful Thai girls for sexual pleasure. 

Nana Plaza is home to over thirty go-go bars, including four of  Bangkok’s best, Butterflies, Billboard, Angelwitch, and Rainbow 5.

We recommend Angelwitch as it’s famous for its lap dance shows.

On the ground floor, you will find a few beer bars full of bar girls. 

And area immediately surrounding Nana is well known for dozens of freelancers, hand job bars, and blow job bars.

If you want to stay away from the ladyboys, don’t go to Obsession, Casanova, Temptations, or Straps.

Otherwise, you’ll be in for a nasty surprise!

Nana Plaza has three short-time hotels on the third floor.

When you find a girl, you don’t have to go far for a fun time.

  • Venues: Gogo bars, Blow Job Bars
  • Nearest BTS: Nana

2. Soi Cowboy Red Light District

Soi Cowboy

Soi Cowboy has been called Bangkok’s smallest Red Light District, but it’s still a “big” attraction.

It’s only 150 meters long but packed into that 150 meters are over 40 beer bars and go-go bars.  

Soi Cowboy has a definite carnival vibe and is a must thing to see on your 1st visit to Bangkok.

Each go-go is colorful and brightly lit, with loud music blaring out of their open doors.

On weekends, Soi Cowboy is busy, and it’s hard to get a seat at their two most popular clubs, Tilac and Baccara. This is where most of the expats go to release.

The Hangover 2 Movie was filmed inside Tilac one of the most famous “coyote” bars in Bangkok.

Suzie Wongs has the best-looking girls and the best erotic shows, including a ping pong show and a lesbian “girl on girl” show.

On the other hand, avoid the Cockatoo bar if you’re not into ladyboys.

Soi Cowboy is only a short walk from both BTS Asoke station and the MRT Sukhumvit station.

  • Venues: Gogo Bars, Ping Pong Shows
  • Nearest BTS: Asoke

3. Patpong Red Light District


Patpong is one of the world’s most famous red-light districts.

It’s considered the birthplace of the go-go in Thailand.

Patpong 1 and Patpong 2’s two main streets are lined with many types of bars, including go-go’s, strip clubs, and beer bars.

Bada Bing go-go is Patpaong’s most famous go-go and is it’s a most popular venue.

The side streets that run parallel to Patpong, between Silom and Surawongse house dozens of neon-lit strip clubs, with girls dancing all night and many types of naughty shows.

Patpong is home to most of Bangkok’s ping pong shows, where girls perform tricks with ping pong balls using their nether regions.

Just make sure the show is in a well-lit, reputable club and we suggest you stay away from the night market which is full of fake products and scams.

If you want to learn more about the history of the district, check out the Patpong Museum.

Patpong is within walking distance to both the BTS Sala Daeng station and the MRT Silom station.

  • Venues: Gogo Bars, Strip Clubs, Ping Pong Shows
  • Nearest BTS: Sala Daeng

4. Phetchaburi Road

Phetchaburi Road

Petchaburi Road offers a different type of red light experience.

It is home to several soapy massage parlors.

Some featured in our article about the cheapest soapy massages in Sukhumvit.

These soapies offer sensual soapy massages, including happy endings and full service.

Rates start at 1,300 baht for two hours.

Some of the more popular soapy parlors here are Nancy Soapy Massage, Avita Massage, Biwa, Angelina Massage, and Meree Massage.

Many of these soapies are within walking distance of each other.

So finding a girl you like will be easy.

Most of the soapies are close to Phra Ram 9 MRT station and Airport link (Ramkamheng or Phetburi).

This makes it a very convenient layover if you’re stopping in Bangkok. 

  • Venues: Soapy massages
  • Nearest BTS: Phra Ram 9 MRT station, Airport link (Ramkamheng or Phetburi)

5. Huai Khwang / Ratchadapisek

black caviar soapy massage

Huai Khwang and Ratchadapisek Rd are home to the highest concentration of soapy massage parlors in Bangkok. These brothels are the closest thing find to a sex club. They are one point of the visit and that’s the have sex with girls.

The soapies in Huai Khwang are more upscale and more expensive than the ones on Petchaburi Rd.

Poseidon and Black Caviar are the most popular soapy massage parlors.

Both are located in Huai Khwang Ratchadapisek Rd.

These clubs feature former models as masseuses and offer their clients sensual soapy massages and lots of VIP services.

The rates at these clubs are higher, with 90-minute massages starting at 4000 to 5000 baht.

Soapy massages are not the only adult entertainment available in Huai Khwang.

You’ll also find freelance prostitutes, and they are all available for discrete incalls.

Alternatively, if you prefer the same sex, check out Fake Club Bangkok

Huai Khwang is easily accessible via BTS or MRT.

Both BTS station Huai Khwang and MRT station Pha Ram are just minutes away.

  • Venues: Soapy massages, Freelancers
  • Nearest BTS: Huai Khwang

6. Sukhumvit 24

hot girls in Sukhumvit 24

The massage shops on Sukhumvit 24 and 24/1 are known as the oil and special services massage parlors.

Sukhumvit 24/1 has over eight of these parlors and they provide more than just normal Thai Massage.

The two most popular are Cherry Massage and EZ Massage.

The massage shops all offer a Thai oil massage followed by a special service of your choice.

The special services can be a handjob, blowjob, full service, or any combination of the three.

Oil massages start at 400 baht, and special services run anywhere from 500 to 1000, depending on the service.

Most of these shops are open by early afternoon and have a great lineup of pretty girls to choose from.

Make sure to use have safe sex, using quality condoms provided by the girls.

To get here, Sukhumvit 24 is only 100 meters from BTS Phrom Phong station.

  • Venues: Happy ending massages
  • Nearest BTS: Phrom Phong BTS

7. Saphan Kwai

sexy girls in Saphan Kwai

If you thought Bangkok’s only go-go bars were located in Nana, Soi Cowboy, or Patpong, think again.

Saphan Kwai is Bangkok’s other go-go area with 8 or 9 go-go bars spread out over 100 to 150 meters.

The largest and most popular go-go is T-Ded 99, but Harlem and Rainbow are also well known.

Some of the bars have a second stage where they feature topless and nude dancers.

There are no lady drinks or bar fines.

A short time is 1500 to 1600 baht and 500 more for a long time.

Saphan Kwai is easily accessible via BTS/Skytrain station Saphan Kwai station.

Most of the staff and customers are Thai.

Westerners are welcome, but always be respectful and behave appropriately.

  • Venues: Gogo Bars
  • Nearest BTS: Saphan Kwai

8. Mengjai (Pracha Uthid Road)

sexy thai girls Mengjai pimp club

If you can speak a little thai, and ready for super pimping with the hottest models, visit Mengjai/Pracha Uthid Road.

Their area is home to Bangkok’s top-rated gentlemen’s clubs and high-end soapy massage clubs.

You’ll find Tarragon Massage Spa, one of Bangkok’s best high-end soapy massage parlors.

They are located on Soi Pracha Uthid 19.

Tarragon features gorgeous massage girls offering full-service soapy massages and other VIP services.

You’ll find two of Bangkok’s top gentlemen’s clubs here too.

The PIMP Bangkok and The Villa International Club.

Both offer live entertainment and hundreds of beautiful young girls.

These gorgeous girls are more than happy to party the night away with you in a private luxury VIP room.

And if you like one of them, anything is possible with the right amount of money.

This area isn’t accessible by BTS or MRT, so you will have to drive yourself or take a taxi.

  • Venues: Gentlemen clubs, soapy massages 
  • Nearest BTS: N/A – best to go by car.

9. Thonglor – Ekamai

Thonglor - Ekamai girls

And for an upscale solicitation, check out Thonglor-Ekamai which a reputation for being one of Bangkok’s most exclusive adult entertainment areas, a red light district on steroids.

You’ll find four of Bangkok’s top gentleman’s clubs filled with the hottest models, high-end call girls, most of which also work as freelancers at nightclubs around Bangkok.

The best clubs include Sherbet Club, Krystal, and Emerald Business Lounge.

All four clubs offer live shows and VIP rooms with karaoke, TVs, and pool tables.

They have hundreds of girls who will dance for you, drink with you, and entertain you all night long.

If you book your own luxury VIP room, the girls will reveal a lot more and might be willing to have sex with you, if they like you.

To visit this red-light district, go to BTS Skytrain stations Thonglor or Ekamai.

  • Venues: Gentlemen clubs
  • Nearest BTS: Thonglor, Ekamai

Bangkok Red Light Districts Map

Is this too much to explore?

Maybe you’re feeling lazy and want a hot girl.

Or maybe you want to know where the best parlors are.

These guides will help you get some action in Bangkok at night:

Are Bangkok Red-Light Districts Safe?

The bars in Bangkok’s red-light districts are mostly friendly and safe. You’re not likely to run into trouble as long as you use common sense.

Don’t make yourself a target. Pay your bills with small denomination baht bills, and don’t flash large amounts of cash.

Pornography in Thailand is illegal, but all of Bangkok’s red-light districts are safe.

Nana Plaza is designated a tourist safety zone by Bangkok Police.

Patpong has a tourist police station in the middle of the district.

The important thing is always to be aware of where you are and what’s going on around you.

To avoid problems, leave your valuables in your hotel room.

Stay on the main streets and don’t venture into the back roads with the promise of free shows.

Lastly, always be aware of your surroundings, especially if you’ve had too much to drink.

It will make you less of a target.


What is the best and biggest red light district in Bangkok?

nana plaza red light district

The best and biggest red-light district in Bangkok is Nana Plaza.

There are over 30 go-go bars and clubs on all three floors full of prostitutes.

The streets around Nana are also full of action.

You’ll find freelancers, strip clubs, and blow job bars located on the nearby Soi’s.

Is it easy to get laid in Bangkok’s red light districts?

Yes, it’s easy to get laid in Bangkok’s red-light districts.

As long as you have plenty of money.

You need to pay for lady drinks, bar fines, and long or short times.

For massages, you need enough money to include the extra services you want.

For gentlemen’s clubs, you need more money for drinks and VIP rooms.

Which red light district in Bangkok has the hottest girls?

The red light districts with the hottest girls are Thonglor
, Mengjai, and Nana.

Thonglor Ekamai and Mengjai because that’s where the gentlemen’s clubs are.

The gentlemen’s clubs definitely have the hottest girls.

Just check out the gorgeous girls from The PIMP above!

At Nana, there are so many girls; you’re bound to find one you like.

Which red light districts in Bangkok have ping pong shows?

Most of the ping pong shows are located in Patpong.

There is one at Suzie Wong’s go-go in Soi Cowboy.

If you go to a ping pong show in Patpong make sure it’s well lit and on the main street.

The shows in the back alleys are scams, all you’ll end up with is a large bill.


Red Light DistrictsVenues
Nana PlazaGo Go Bars
Beer Bars
Blow Job Bars
Soi CowboyGo Go Bars
Beer Bars
Ping Pong Show
Go Go Bars
Strip Clubs
Fetish Bar
Ping Pong Shows
Petchaburi RoadSoapy Massage Parlors
Huai Kwang
Ratchadaprisek Road
Soapy Massage Parlors
Sukhumvit 24Special Service Massage
Oil Massage
Saphan KwaiGo Go Bars
Pracha Uthid Road
Gentlemens Clubs
Soapy Massage
Thonglor-EkamaiGentlemens Clubs

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