Patpong Night Market, Bangkok

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    Patpong Night Market: Patpong is Now Gentrified Somewhat (2)

    by machomikemd Written Oct 12, 2012

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    This will be part two my Patpong Night Market Tips with more pictures of the night market , I will have a separate Tips for the Patpong Night Life at Patpong and at the other areas of Patpong in Silom hehhehe.

    Due to the Bad Rap that Patpong is getting due to it's notoriety as a most famous red light district of Bangkok (the other red light districts are less known but more known to expatriates). The government decided in the late 1990' to gentrify the area by introducing a night market in the street lining Patpong 1 and also at the Adjacent areas of Patpong 2, 3, and 4 streets and it is now a bustling nightmarket that starts to open at 6:00 pm and ends at 1:00 am the next day and that these nightmarket stands side by side with the girly bars and the decent bars of the patpong area! they offer all the assorted trinkets, fake branded goods, pirated videos and computer programs, bags, shirts and other stuffs that you can see in other night markets in other areas of bangkok and also at the usual shopping areas of Chatuchak, Pratunam, Siam Square, MBK, Nana, etc.

    What to buy: all the assorted trinkets, pirated videos, counterfeit computer programs, shirts, leather goods, wallets, kitschy stuff, etc, that you can think of.

    What to pay: depends on your haglling skills! like in other markets and night markets in Bangkok, the Patpong Nigh market stalls have no fix prices on goods so that haggling is expected. try to knock offf at leat 150% t0 200% off the price as they usually jack up the price up to 200% for farangs!

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    Patpong Night Market: Patpong is Now Gentrified Somewhat (1)

    by machomikemd Written Oct 12, 2012
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    This will be my Patpong Night Market Tips , I will have a separate Tips for the Patpong Night Life at Patpong and at the other areas of Patpong in Silom hehhehe.

    Due to the Bad Rap that Patpong is getting due to it's notoriety as a most famous red light district of Bangkok (the other red light districts are less known but more known to expatriates). The government decided in the late 1990' to gentrify the area by introducing a night market in the street lining Patpong 1 and also at the Adjacent areas of Patpong 2, 3, and 4 streets and it is now a bustling nightmarket that starts to open at 6:00 pm and ends at 1:00 am the next day and that these nightmarket stands side by side with the girly bars and the decent bars of the patpong area! they offer all the assorted trinkets, fake branded goods, pirated videos and computer programs, bags, shirts and other stuffs that you can see in other night markets in other areas of bangkok and also at the usual shopping areas of Chatuchak, Pratunam, Siam Square, MBK, Nana, etc.

    What to buy: all the assorted trinkets, pirated videos, counterfeit computer programs, shirts, leather goods, wallets, kitschy stuff, etc, that you can think of.

    What to pay: depends on your haglling skills! like in other markets and night markets in Bangkok, the Patpong Nigh market stalls have no fix prices on goods so that haggling is expected. try to knock offf at leat 150% t0 200% off the price as they usually jack up the price up to 200% for farangs!

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  • Patpong Night Market: Beaware, the people who call you to see sex

    by frustrateduserindia Written May 31, 2012

    Please ignore the people, who call you for bar/sex shows and bars at pingpong market,
    I had very very frustrated exprience, one person called us we have been there we bought only one beer and coke, when we entered he told 50 bath each. After 15 min he started asking 2600 bath.

    They were man handled us, at last we pay 400 bath and came from there. I can not express how furstrated that is. In that bar no customers were there, we are only two. So it means these people calls customer to loot them.

    It is a crime, but we are outsiders for this country, we can not do . We are the tourist if they start doing like this, one day will come there would be no tourist at Bangkok.

    Please people of bangkok, do not think that tourist are coming, that does not mean they are only coming for sex here.

    This is big bull ***tttttttttttttt.. Beaware

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    PATPONG NIGHT MARKET

    by ancient_traveler Written Aug 14, 2009
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    With its great selection of pubs, clubs and bars, Silom rarely disappoints the party crowd. Alongside a cramped but creatively stocked night market (think bootleg DVDs, tourist trinkets, T-shirts, fake watches).

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    Patpong Night Market: Great Markets

    by a60 Written Feb 1, 2009

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    Even though Patpong is a redlight district the night market is a great place to wander. You can buy things such as watches, clothes, hats, handbags, DVD's, CD's and the list goes on. Just make sure you bargain.

    I never felt unsafe here and it was interesting taking in the sights. One night I was there 2 elephants were walking down the street.

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    Patpong Night Market: Worth a wander around

    by traceyspacey Written Nov 3, 2007

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    If you are in the area it is worth having a look here. Have a wander around before you buy the first thing that you see and remember to haggle. The main things that seem to be sold here are belts, men's T-shirts, fake Tiffany jewelry and bags.

    What to buy: What do you need!

    What to pay: My boyfriend paid 350B for a leather belt. Did he pay too much maybe. Better price than 1500B that was first quoted.

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    Patpong Night Market: Buying Super Sexy Coths

    by balisunshine Written Sep 14, 2007

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    Lets have some kinky fun!!!

    Every single night
    there is a market held at Patpong.

    This red light district,
    get filled with various stalls
    selling souvenirs and
    the typical touristy things.

    But tucked away
    around the corner of the market,
    in front of Boots,
    between Patpong 2 and the
    Sala Daeng BTS Sky Train stop
    is a stall on the main Silom Street
    selling fun, super sexy cloths
    from G-strings, lingerie,
    to playful strap ons,
    making every mans dream
    come true.

    There’s no point in
    going during the day,
    since the vendor, Nee
    won’t be there.

    The best time to come
    is after dark, once she
    has installed her stuff.

    What to buy: Super Sexy delights and naughty boy whips!!!

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    Patpong Night Market: plenty of things in good prices

    by paragianna75 Written Sep 13, 2007

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    Patpong is the most famous open market in Bangkok.Starts at 18.00 oclock till midnight I think.You can find EVERYTHING there, clothes, shoes, accessories, watches, paintings, woodcarvings, souvenirs in good prices and dont hesitate to bargain!

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  • Patpong Night Market: Good for browsing only

    by emmanue113 Written Jul 23, 2007

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    There's nothing much of interest in Patpong itself. The market is crowded and things are overpriced. I prefer browsing at the night stalls along Silom Road.

    Location: Patpong 1 and Patpong 2 Road

    Getting there:
    1) BTS - Saladaeng station
    2) MRT - Silom station

    Tips:
    Slash at least 60% off the calculator price!

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    Patpong Night Market: Night Shopping with extras

    by nattybabe Written Jun 19, 2007
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    I went down to the Patpong night market as soon as I arrived in Bangkok (I only had 24 hours to shop!). I found a fun and lively market selling asbolutely EVERYTHING. As I found out later, everything is expensive even with hard bargaining but the atmosphere is fantastic and the night hours are convenient for someone like me who was only there for a short time.

    Examples of stuff on offer are:
    fake everything eg purses, bags, watches, sunnies, and shoes
    clothes galore - both tradition and western
    CDs and DVDs (burnt)
    Toys

    If you want bargains go somewhere else, but if you want a great night out where there's the opportunity to stop for a beer or a ping pong show then this is your place!!

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    Patpong Night Market: Don't go to Patpong for Bargains.................

    by thedouglas Updated Jun 18, 2007

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    The whole market at Patpong is so expensive compared to anywhere else I have shopped in Bangkok. I have seen items here for up to 4 times the price of other markets, such as Sampeng or Chatuchak - and the vendors tend to be quite aggressive - and may become abusive and pesky persistent if you don't buy. This was my first and only real experience of this in Thailand at all - perhaps the sheer competition, and the location.

    So - my advice is go for the gawk, but forget the markets. The fake bags aren't worth being dragged behind a canvus tarp and rooting through a huge metal trunk to view in the dark - the pushy and persistent sales pitch etc.

    I have bought bags at Patpong, but from indoor shops - and you still bargain hard - don'y buy unless you get them to half or one third of the starting price. Have generally found that these bags are better quality, and worth more than the stuff outside.

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    all over Bangkok: Shopping time !!!

    by tweetycaro Written Dec 12, 2006

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    it is really difficult to make some kind of choice between all the markets and shops in Bangkok, there are so many. My favorit was the night market near Lumphini park, where the big wheel is, i thougth there was a much nicer choice of clothing there than in Chatuchak. Patpong market is more for all the fake gucci, versace, chanel,... stuff.
    Then you have all the shopping centres, Siam, MBK, World Plaza,.... One thing i found out, you can go crazy in Bangkok shopping, so much choise.

    What to buy: a little bit of everything. Don't forget to wear comfortable shoes, cause you are gonna walk a marathon.

    What to pay: bargain, bargain

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    Markets everywhere: T-Shirts

    by thedouglas Updated Oct 8, 2006

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    T-shirts galore

    One of the easiest commodities to purchase in Bangkok is a T-shirt - no different to most other tourist meccas. There are plenty of fakes of the likes of Billabong, Ripcurl, Paul Frank, Fox, DKNY etc, lots of "Same Same" and novelty designs, and general sites of Bangkok shirts.

    One of the cheapest places we have bought a great range of tourist T-shirts is at Wat Arun temple - where the shops are generally quite well priced compared to plenty of theres.

    The most expensive places to buy T-shirts we found was at KhaoSan Road and Patpong - both of which are heavility touristed. However, if you want to buy what appeals to the younger generation, Khao San Road has the best range.

    Take care though, if buying brands such as Billabong - caps, t-shirts and boardies - that some of the asking prices are about the same as what we pay in Australia (home of Billabong brand) on sale - for the real deal. Bargain hard!

    What to pay: Between 100Bt and 300Bt - no more!

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    any tourist market: Get attracted by your shirt

    by zazatann Written May 31, 2006

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    At many tourist market area such as Silom Road (at night), Patpong market, Suan Lum night bazaar, Khao San road and the weekend market.

    What to buy: Buy funny words on T-shirt. There're lots of funny pictures or words on Tshirt which it makes me get interested in reading and probably look at your face. What will gonna happen if he/she get interested to know you better !!!

    Take that chance by wearing some nice and interesting Tshirt then. Make sure it's not a rude word or pic.....Girls don't feel funny when you wear too dirty joke on that shirt. At least , me...i don't like it.

    What to pay: It's inexpensive. Just about 150-200 Baht only.

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    Patpong Night Market: Don't go further in your search of fakes.

    by Nemoa Updated Feb 5, 2006

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    This is a street market and it means that you can buy virtually everything here.
    My favourites were the fakes. You know, handbags, sunglasses and so on
    Quite well faked and quite good quality and v. good prices.

    Also clothes for babies ,men and ladies and all sort of videogames and accesories. You name it.

    What to buy: Handbags, wallets and the like.
    Watches.
    Clothes
    Console games.

    What to pay: Around 15 pounds for a very well faked LV.
    Don't forget to bargain to death.

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