Although most popular as a backpacker and tour group haven especially noted for its history and nearby countryside, Kanchanaburi also comes with bar girls and prostitutes.
Most of the foreigner-friendly girlie bars are on the strip (along Mae Nam Khwae Road – River Kwai Road) between the main war cemetery and the Kwai Bridge, while the main road through the town also has a group of bars.
For the most part, Kanchanaburi is very laidback and the bars are simple and nothing too brash. Kanchanaburi bar girls are also nothing special, though the prices here are typically less than most other noted destinations in Thailand. For example, you could have Kanchanaburi bar girls and prostitutes for as little as 500 baht short-time and 1,000 baht all night. Bar fines are also cheap, usually 200 baht.
There have not always been Kanchanaburi bar girls and prostitutes and no real call for it, with most visitors typically being backpackers or day tour groups while locals use karaoke bars for sex. However, as more people read about the Bridge over the River Kwai, war museums and cemeteries, and nearby national parks, it now attracts a greater range of visitors.
In addition, there are more expats than ever living in town and foreign workers travel here regularly for the weekend from Bangkok or Pattaya. Most come for the sights and to relax in a guesthouse on the river, with the bar girls being somewhat of a side attraction or add on.
There are only about a dozen or so beer bars in Kanchanaburi, most of which can be found along River Kwai Road. This is the road that links the town with the bridge and is where the majority of the chilled guesthouses and cafés reside. The girlie bars are on the opposite side to the river and are within walking distance of one another.
Unless it’s the weekend or peak season, many beer bars will seem empty with just the odd customer and a few girls milling about. The quality of the women isn’t great, although there are some cuties available if you get in early. You can short-time these girls (an hour or so) for around 500-1,000 baht, with a bar fine of 200-300 baht. Some bars even have a room onsite which saves you taking them out.
Some bar girls and prostitutes in Kanchanaburi may ask for up to 1,000 baht short-time and 1,500 baht all night. You won’t need to pay this amount though unless it’s really busy or your best days are well past you. Just barter away and you’ll get them down. Some of these girls will be pleased of the business and they’re also not as presumptuous as your typical Bangkok or Pattaya prostitute.
Popular bars with girls include the 19th hole, One More Bar, Pen Bar, and Ting Tong. There are also regular bars down this stretch, such as ‘Fat Jimmy’s’ Library (Birdland Books). In addition to these are some beer bars on the main road back into town. There’s about half a dozen girlie bars here together, along with a karaoke place with live music and the popular expat/tourist bar Four 9’s Bar. Kanchanaburi bar girls & prostitutes are a bit harsher here, though.