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Is the patpong area to be avoided for 2 middle aged couples or is it somewhere which has a worthwhile market to look round as well as the'bars'.

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11. Re: Patpong

Consistent opinion is go, totally agree and make up your own mind. It is a real contrast to the high class sights of the daylight hours Best advice seen here pay as you go. A few years back we took in a "show" at xx Galore. We checked ok to pay for drinks as ordered- no tab. When time came for us to leave- no problem. Give you something to talk about when you get home Trust your instincts- never the touts.

If it's bars you are looking for the Nana area has plenty from where you can people watch, there maybe some friendly hassle but hey they are just trying to make a living.

Go enjoy this amazing city

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12. Re: Patpong

Personally I think it's overrated, over priced and you get way more hassle from touts.

There are however quite a few bars you can just sit outside and have a drink at and people watch.

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13. Re: Patpong

Yes, don't go to any second level bars especially the Haw Girl Bar at Patpong. A tout offered us to watch this lady boy show and promised that we only pay for our drinks just for experience but after watching the show for 30mins. they were overcharging us for a 4,700 Baht which is a complete ripped off. We argued that we will not pay that amount as that was not what they promised us to pay. They also said that they don't know the tout. They are a liar! This bar is kinda a modus. We didn't pay that amount and instead paid only for our drinks and entrance fee which is 300 Baht per person after 15mins of arguing with them. They will also close the door for you to pay that overpriced show. The ladies or gays are not sexy either and ugly. To be safe, don't go to any lady boy bar.

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14. Re: Patpong

The beer bars are generaly fine and can be quite fun places to 'people watch' but stay well clear of the touts and any upstairs places as you are likely to get ripped off at best.

If you just want to sample the Risque nightlife of Bangkok as an observer I would suggest Soi Cowboy as a safer and altogether friendlier alternative.

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