Thursday, November 1, 2007

Bangkok, Thailand - Night Events: Patpong Night Market



Patpong Night Market

Here you will find knock off everything from Tiffany, Rolex, Louis Vuitton, to course loads of Diesel. If you are interested in buying fakes, do buy in moderation, as the Lanham Act (US) steeply penalizes possession or distribution of knock-offs. I have not heard of a tourist being busted with a fine or jail time, but I have heard that the items will be confiscated. The prices at the market are cheap, but you do have to deal with the locals who are peddling goods and just may push you to the edge.

The faint of temperament should not visit this night market as you will find it quite vulgar. Men will try to sell you tickets to X-rated shows and ask you to try on various clothes or buy DVDs. It doesn't seem to matter if you are there with a guy, they continuously flock you for business. No matter how many times you tell them you are not interested, they follow you for blocks... not to mention the go-go dancers that beg you to come to their shows.



Patpong Night Market

In the end, I found it to be a memorable experience. I would encourage others to check out the Patpong area, if nothing else, for the shock factor alone. It is a must see in Bangkok. Go with an idea of what you want to purchase and that makes the experience all the better.

3 comments:

Peter M said...
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Farang Khii Nok said...

Ashley,

Happy to link back to you! Great articles! How did you get through three paragraphs about Patpong without mentioning the words "ping pong show?!?!?"

I swear, I'd pay good money to have one of those laminated "menus" those guys carry, they're a riot!

:)

Heidi B said...

Seriously...you can't go all the way over there and not see a show. They are just too amusing.

Hope you had fun.