Patpong Night Market, Bangkok

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  • Setting up for Patpong
    Setting up for Patpong
    by TravelChick67
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    by LadyTravel
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    Watching Patpong Set up

    by TravelChick67 Updated Jul 23, 2004
    Setting up for Patpong

    This is a rather unusual tip but we found it very interesting watching the vendors begin setup for the Patpong Market.

    You have to be VERY CAREFUL though. The sidewalks and stairs and such are VERY crumbly and uneven. WATCH WHERE YOU ARE GOING.

    But, if you dare, you can start at the Silom end of Patpong at around 3:30pm and slowly make your way to Suriwong where you can stop at the McDonald's and have a cool milkshake to rest :)

    All the metal boxes are kept in storefronts along Patpong and they have these little forklifts that carry them around to various spots.

    The forklift drivers are CRAZY! You have to watch out for them because they will run you down. They expect YOU to get out of the way.

    Check it out, it's a hoot!

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    Watching Patpong Set up

    by TravelChick67 Written Jul 23, 2004

    This is a rather unusual tip but we found it very interesting watching the vendors begin setup for the Patpong Market.

    You have to be VERY CAREFUL though. The street isn't great and the sidewalks and stairs and such are VERY crumbly and uneven. WATCH WHERE YOU ARE GOING.

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    Eating Scorpians and drinking snakesblood!

    by astro_kerryn Written May 2, 2004

    Bangkok is a great place for shopping. Some of the best markets are located near Khao San Road and Patpong Road. Patpong Road is the infamous red-light district of Bangkok so is an interesting place to visit after dark - a real eye-opener! Khao San Road is a good place to eat scorpions, drink snake blood and meet other travellers.

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  • Try and go to the local...

    by LadyTravel Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Try and go to the local markets .. they are very colourful and the people are very friendly. There is the big market at Patpong Road(which is also a red light district)where you can buy handbags, tshirts, jeans .. whatever.. but do barter for the price...

    Photo:-Bangkok market

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