Bangkok is as popular for its prostitutes as it is for shopping, sights and eating out. In fact, hookers in Bangkok are a major tourist attraction and reason alone why many bachelors head for Thailand. There are in the region of 10,000 Thai prostitutes in Bangkok open to the foreign tourist trade – many times this number in the local market.
Hookers in Bangkok are known as bar girls and go go girls that are best picked up in bars in dedicated red light districts. They are easily found, freely available and well priced compared with Europe or the US. Prostitution, though illegal here, is all very laidback; you simply hit one of the bars, have a beer and ask how much.
Thai girls are sexy by default and many of them speak some English in this line of work. They are also easygoing, for the most part, and like to have fun. As well as the bars and go gos, Bangkok prostitutes can also be had on the street as freelancers as well as escort agencies. Prices go from 1,000 baht for short-time (an hour or two of sex) from a beer bar, 2,000 short-time for go go girls, and up to 15,000 baht or more for an all night escort girl.
Red light districts
Patpong is the original red light district and is a big tourist attraction. It’s best known for its sex shows and go go bars and resides just off Silom Road within a market setting. Although some of the girls and bars here are really smart, it’s all a bit touristy and pricey.
Nana Plaza is the best area for Bangkok prostitutes today. It resides near the head of Sukhumvit Soi 4, near Nana BTS Station and not far from Siam Square. This area is set right off the road in an arcade setting with three floors of wall to wall bars and go gos. There are also casual beer bars and ladyboy bars here.
Soi Cowboy is the most relaxed of the three main red light districts in Bangkok. It is further down Sukhumvit from Nana Plaza, lying between Sois 21 and 23, and features around 40 bars. This pedestrianised street isn’t so touristy either and some of the go go bars have fully naked girls on stage. Get here via Asoke BTS Station.
How it works
Finding hookers in Bangkok couldn’t be easier, even for those who find it impossible to pick up women at home. The whole thing is thoroughly chilled out in the bar scene and not particularly sleazy. Head to any of the above bar areas, hit one of the establishments and order a beer. Before you known it, you’ll have a cutey sat beside you chatting you up.
At this stage, you don’t have to commit, or even buy them a drink. Scour the room until you see one you fancy and then make eye contact. Unless she has been taken by someone else, she’ll come over to you, guaranteed. You still don’t need to buy them a drink, but they’ll stay and chat if you do – drinks for girls are always more expensive due to commission.
Get to know them a bit, and if you fancy them ask how much for short-time or all night. Do this before paying the bar fine – leaving the negotiations until the morning is not a good idea. The bar fine (in order for her to leave the bar) is between 300 and 600 baht. You can then head for the hotel and get down to it, or perhaps take her for a drink elsewhere. Tip: if you really want an all-night shag, pick up a hooker early on as they will likely sleep on you after the first one.
If you can’t be bothered with the bar scene and prefer the discreetness of ordering by phone or online, there are plenty of escort agencies with hookers in Bangkok. These girls are typically higher class and better educated, yet usually around three times the price of bar girls. In our experience, it’s best to go the bar route with the entire thing costing on average 3,000 baht, and that’s for all-night.
Another option for sex in Bangkok is the massage parlours, costing around 1,500 baht for an hour or 90 minutes. They are locally known as soapy massages and include a bath and rub down followed by sex; a sensuous experience. There are many of these in town and each place typically has dozens of girls available, sat behind glass (fishbowl). Eden is the best known, though expensive.