Traditional Thai Massage, Bangkok
Like what I said in my previous tips, Patpong is not the main red light district of Bangkok, the area in Sukumvit Road from Soi 2 to 25 is where the center of Bangkok's Red Light district for most foreign expatriates! among the less known but also a popular venue for night owls but without the crassness of the Nearby Nana Plaza is the small SOI 7/1 Sukhumvit Road. Where there are lots of beer gardens and massage parlors available (not the decent kind! get it). The Small Soi 7/1 is just steps away from the Nana BTS Station. the entrance to the Soi is an outlet of Coffee World and Subway and the further inside you walk, you will see that the right hand side is more or less full of bars(like the popular Boo Sa Bar and Sweet Heart Bar and Mike's Corner Bar) and massage places. With the left hand side made up of a few budget hotels and a few bars and these massage places are very famous internationally like the Eden Massage, Dr. BJ's Bar. Dr. BJ's Nuru Massage and more. And better, this is just a 5 minute walk from my hotel in Amari Boulevard.
Most Bars and Massages open at 12:00 pm to 1:00 am the next day
Dress Code: there is no dress code for SLEAZE hehehe. you can dress very casual in tank tops and flip flops.
Is where my office located. During the day, won't be able to see the girls. When the night is drawing near, they were having (breakfast?) at the back lane of my office building. Majority looks like U students to me..
A famous Indian temple locates in between of this night spot.........
Bann Phuan Traditional Thai Massage is my favorite massage studio in Bangkok. After 24 trips to Thailand and trying dozens of traditional Thai massage studios Bann Phuan is my hands-down winner. All the girls are thoroughly trained and share a similar massage technique, so no matter which girl massages you, you get a great Thai massage. The studio is clean, the girls polite and competent One hour Thai massage is 250b, 2 hours 400b + tips.
Dress Code: No dress code
At Huai Khwang, its more less crowded if you could imagine the atmosphere in Patpong.Here you can find KTV ( Karaoke Club), pub & Massage (not in Thai syle massage)!! advertised in neon as "modern" or "physical" massage parlors, that offer something quite different from traditional Thai massage (more or less just direct sex for sale). As this area often visit by a high flyers or busniess man, the concept are much more high class or in executive way. So make sure, ask your taxi driver for a really traditional Thai Style Massage. Not just a Massage!! :-P
Dress Code: Be as you are. Wear as you like...
After a whole night of dancing, go have a thai massage to "release" those tired muscles.. Some places like hotels, have late night massage service/parlour.
But be prepared, thai massage is not like those massage which they press and rub your muscles. Thai massage is more "action" hehe..I can tell you I had a hard time to "relax my mind" wondering what they will do next..hehe.. :p But in the end of the session, off course, ahh..my whole muscle tension is relieve.. :)
There are so many things you can do at night in Bangkok.
You could visit the night bazaars along the streets, go shopping in the Siam Square area or go to the bars at Patpong, but my favourite activity is to go for a foot massage.
This particular massage place is next to the NOVOTEL HOTEL. There is a whole row of massage places but this one has the nicest decor and ambience.
With pine coloured wood flooring, soft creme coloured walls and muted lighting, the massage palour looks more like an inviting spa than the usual harshly lit or dimly lit seedy looking places.
It had comfortable rattan chairs and leg rests, and each chair came with 2 cushions to prop your back/ head.
They even gave us a shawl to keep us cosy and tucked in as we sank into the armchairs for our foot massages.
The muted lighting and the soft music lulled me to sleep as i had my foot massaged.
Definitely the place to go for a massage given that all the shops were priced the same at 300 Baht for an hour.
Dress Code: Best to wear shorts or skirts when you go for a massage.
They will massage the calves too and the knees, so you might have to roll up your pants or jeans.
foot massage, thai massage, foot massage... seriously speaking I am not much a person for crazy nights out, so I opted for massages instead. All over the city there are several massage parlours, some are even of the respectable kind (in this case you can normally see the massage area from the street). Average prices (july 2002) are 200 baht for foot massage and 150 baht for thai massage. As a general note I must add that thai massage did not impress me much - it was nice to try once - but generally speaking I prefer more traditional forms of massage.
Dress Code: no clothes required