BANGKOK’S Patpong red-light district is fast losing its appeal.
It used to be a tourist hot spot – a place where you could be shocked, and awed, as you wandered the parallel side streets in the area celebrated for its sex trade, found between Silom and Surawongse roads.
The strip joints and bars offering girlie shows flank the night market where you can buy a knock-off Gucci bag or a Polo shirt on your way home from watching one of the shows.
At one time this was all done with a sense of theatre. And a sense of fun. It was a “must see” part of the Bangkok culture for visitors to Thailand.
But it is definitely losing its lustre.