Nana Plaza is a intricate part of the nightlife scene in Bangkok, and any serious visitor has to pay a visit. The place is very vibrant, colorful and is certainly an eye opener.
But be warned it is not for the faint heart'd, this is after all a giant red light zone! There are scantly clad Thai girls and older western men everywhere. This can make some people feel uncomfortble.
If you only visit for one drink, try one of the Ladyboy bars you will be shocked and amazed at the same time. These are ladies are truly beautiful.
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Patpong is the most touristy of the nightlife areas of bangkok but recently, the area is somewhat covered by the nightmarkets located at the middle of the street of patpong that you hardly see the seedy bars located at the rightside of the street. However, Nana Plaza and Soi Cowboy along the busy Sukhumvit road remain the hardcore nightlife areas of Bangkok for tourists and they don't have any night markets to cover the entrance! The Nana Plaza is a Nana Plaza Girls square shaped building which can be entered through the entrance way near to Sukhumvit road. Nana Plaza has a variety of Bangkok beer bars and some amazing Thai Go-Go bars which are located over three different floors. The hot Bangkok bar girls that are working at one the Nana Plaza Go Go bars or regular beer bars are almost all available for some special one on one fun back at your hotel.
Nana Plaza is situated in Sukhumvit Soi 4 which is a side street of the busy Sukhumvit road Once you approach the Nana Plaza you will be able to see the large Nana Entertainment Plaza sign which hangs above the entrance to this great Bangkok nightlife paradise. As soon as you walk into the complex you will find yourself being talked to and even grabbed by scores of some spectacular Nana Plaza sexy girls. It's jus a 3 Minute Walk from my hotel in Soi 5, amari bouevard hotel.
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There are about 40 bars. Most are bars where girls dance on stage in bikini outfit. However, there are also a lot of outside beer bars where you can just sit and enjoy the scene. Beer and other drinks are priced at 180 baht and more. ladies drinks at 350 baht and more.
The Nana Plaza is a 3 story area with a courtyard setting. The area is filled to the rim with girlie bars, go-go bars, ladyboy bars and the general seedy atmosphere for somebody who is into this sort of thing and would like some company for the night. Personally, I was almost turned off by the gals, they all looked bored and not very enthusiastic. I mean really, do you really think beautiful young Thai women want to make it with fat, old and bald men. It is cool to see to stroll through just once, a unique environment for sure.
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Nana Entertainment Plaza, commonly called Nana Plaza, is a three-story building with an enclosed courtyard.
The entire building and courtyard are full of bars all pumping out music and each one with "welcome staff" out the front talking up their bar to get you inside.
Most of the bars are of the a-go-go type bars with lots of female dancers with very little on! The only other businesses other than bars are a restaurant (Woodstock) and two short-time hotels (Spirit House and Taboo).
It's another world and one that a single guy could very easily get used too!
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Bangkok is world renowned for its go-go bars and sex industry. Nana Entertainment Plaza is a red-light district, which is rumoured to be the largest sex complex in the world. It is located on Sukhumvit Road Soi 4 across from the Nana Hotel, within walking distance of the BTS Skytrain's "Nana Station".
The Plaza is in the shape of a square, with a single opening on the western side, and consists of a ground floor and two additional floors. It's packed with go-go bars which are located inside while the ground floor is full of bars with TV's showing mostly English Premier League football games so it's a place to come and watch TV and have a beer as well. Most bargirls working at bars are willing to leave with customers upon payment of a bar fine. However, all is not what it seems as Nana's is also home to a few ladyboy establishments who are just fascinating to look at and actually chat too as well. You can spot them (or should that be, some of them!) a mile off as they're dressed over-the-top and always 'tarting' themselves up (doing their hair or make-up) far more than the 'actual' bargirls. It's all quite funny. You can come here quite innocently and just have a beer and watch TV and chat to the girls.
OK, I can hear some of the guys already groaning, thinking, whya re they even bothering, and yeah, I was a bit myself, but I'll try and answer your questions anyway.
There is not anyone of the three that you mentioned that are "safer" than the others. As always, using good judgement and common sense will prevail, but what does that mean in Bangkok?? If they charge a cover charge, then don't go in. Check and see how much their drinks, if you agree, then go ahead. And there is usually lot of farangs hanging around that you can ask which place is decently priced and go with that, probably your best bet. Buying ladies a drink never hurts, after all, you are there to see them are you not? It usually doesn't cost all that much more than yours and she is working hard to make a living. It's not like you have to buy them drinks all night long. Be friendly, you are in the land of smiles and the Thai's are as friendly as they come any where in the world, no matter their job. Yeah, you can say no, they usually wont be offended. As far as the hot chicks go, well, it's all relative. You can ask 10 guys and 50% of them will be divided on where to send you so just pick a place and bar hop, no reason why you can't see all three places in one night.
Good luck and have fun
This place was just a HUGE stip club. It was like 4 stories tall and packed with with men, women and tranny's. I was very drunk and accidentally stumbled into a tranny bar for a drink. I was amazed at how much they looked like women! I didnt even notice they weren't women until one of the "girls" told me.... that night could have ended badly but fortunately it didn't.
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If you are looking for a place to be at night to party out. This place might be one of the place you want to visit. The place has 2 floors being a few pubs at the entrance and the rest filled with Ah Go-go bars. Quite a nice place to just chill out and have a beer but personally ah go-go bars is not really my scene. The pubs were a pretty nice place to hang out and you can play some locals games with the local. Just becareful as the working ladies there will tend to get you to have some special services. Unless you are genuinely interested, having a drink is good enough..
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Nana plaza a more relaxing atmosphere compare to Patpong, No RIP Off and a favourite among the expates and foreigner although price may be slightly higher but still a better place to visits, people are friendly, lots of girls dancing, generally you feel safe here
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Nana Plaza (a red light district) in Sukhumvit is home to a number of GoGo bars. It is a fun place to pull up a chair and watch the people come and go and try to spot the kathoeys (ladyboys). Pharaohs bar right in the middle of the plaza on the ground floor is a good place to drink and people watch.
Nana plaza is set over a couple of floors and has a number of the bars employ kathoeys only -Casanova and Cascade.
I found that we generally got left alone (my boyfriend and I) and didn't get any hassle, although that may not be said if it were a group of guys, but I guess they generally know what they are going there for. Not a place I would normally go to hang out but while in Bangkok... Worth going just for the experiance.
I thought that Nana Plaza was a little too sleazy. Then again, i really didn't know what to expect the first time i went there. i figured since i was here, and all the girls came with price tags, why not have a foursome??? so i did.... i think i paid like 1000 Baht to each of them (including bar fine) so it wasn't oo pricy. Though i prefer to actually hook up with a girl and not have to pay but sometimes you just have to give things a try.
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Nana Plaza is a very dangerous are when clubs shut. Basically the Katoeys, Ladyboys are there just to rob, drug or mug tourists. They have no other purpose. And remember they have the strength of men and volitlity of women. Possibly one of the mast dangerous places on the planet. Especially bad if you are drunk. Take care.