Bangkok’s Patpong area is renowned as one of the most vibrant entertainment districts in the Thai capital. Patpong is recognized for catering mostly, although by no means exclusively, to expatriates and tourists from foreign countries.
Patpong has acquired a global reputation for its lively and at times raunchy nightlife. Wherever you look you will find an array of pubs and clubs with loud music, dancing girls and a laidback, yet appealing ambience. Irrespective of your age or preferences, there is sure to be something for you in this pulsating entertainment venue.
Patpong is also reputed for its shopping opportunities, particularly the local night market. Merchants start to set up their stalls in the afternoon at about 5 pm and by 8 pm the marketplace is bustling and animated. Since the market is adjacent to the entertainment venues you can easily combine partying with a shopping expedition.
Patpong Night Market is well-known for its modestly priced knickknacks and souvenirs, including T-shirts, locally made boxing shorts, candles, shoes and pillowcases amongst other merchandise. However it is necessary to bargain here as vendors will often state a vastly inflated initial price.
However there are also many other attractions in Patpong. There are numerous dining venues in the locality including some quality bistros. From French restaurants to steakhouses and inexpensive Thai eateries, the opportunities are seemingly endless. If you would rather relax with a beer and a game of pool, there are a number of leisurely bars on offer.
Bangkok has acquired a well-earned reputation as a delightful tourist destination. Apart from its spectacular nightlife the Thai capital offers a multitude of sightseeing opportunities including scenic attractions like historically significant buildings and monuments. Taking a cruise on the famed Chao Phraya River is an opportunity that should not be passed over, as it is sure to be a captivating experience.
With so much on offer a visit to the Thai capital is sure to be a rewarding experience irrespective of your leisure preferences or budget.
Selective travellers choosing a Bangkok hotel will find an excellent choice in the Anantara Bangkok Sathorn. One of the convenient hotels Bangkok offers this fine rest offers comfortable accommodations and an array of amenities.