Patpong - Red Light District in Bangkok

If you are planning to visit Bangkok, taking a peek at one or few of its Red Light Districts most probably is on your to do list as the capital Thailand is well known for its entertainment nightlife and go-go bars. 

Patpong is the oldest red light district in Bangkok located at the heart of Bangkok's sex industry where Thailand's go-go culture started. Patpong Red Light District consists of two parallel streets surrounded by well-known Patpong night market. Patpong red light district opens daily and the action there usually starts at around 7pm.

Patpong Red Light District

More than 20 go-go bars, some of them older style, can be found at Patpong. There are also many bars of various kinds on both of Patpong’s streets. The history and surrounding night market offers unique experience here if compared to other Bangkok’s red light districts. There are also sex shows, including Ping pong shows, featured on several upstairs bars, but most of them are run by scammers and better to be avoided.


Patpong Night Market is one of the best known night markets in Bangkok and it’s quite popular between tourists. Souvenirs, gifts, clothes, handbags, jewelery and other touristy stuff can be found on sale at this night market.

Patpong Night Market

Places to Stay near Patpong

If you wish your bed in Bangkok to be as near to Patpong Red Light District as possible, you have plenty of options to choose from. You will find a number of hotels and other places to stay just in a couple of hundred meters from the oldest red light district in Bangkok. 

5 best places to stay near Patpong:

Le Meridien Bangkok

Crowne Plaza Bangkok Lumpini Park

The Tawana Bangkok

D Varee Xpress Pula Silom, Bangkok

the FAH silom

How to Get There

Patpong is located in the Silom district between Silom and Surawong Roads.

This Bangkok’s red light district is easily reached by Public Transportation as it’s located just outside BTS SkyTrain and MRT (Metro) stations.

BTS SkyTrain

You need to take BTS SkyTrain Silom line to Sala Daeng Station and walk to Patpong as it's within easy walking distance from there.

MRT (Metro)

Take MRT (Metro) to Silom Station and walk to Patpong as it's within easy walking distance from there.

How to Get to Other Red Light Districts 

Public Transportation in Bangkok operates until midnight, so you can reach other red light districts from Patpong easily:

The most convenient way to reach Soi Cowboy red light district from Patpong is taking MRT (Metro). You need to get on the train at the nearest to Patpong Silom station (Tao Poon direction) and get out at Sukhumvit station - Soi Cowboy is nearby.

Nana Plaza red light district from Patpong can be reached in two ways:

1) take BTS SkyTrain at Sala Daeng station, go to Siam station, change BTS lines and get out at Nana station

2) take MRT Metro from Silom station to Sukhumvit station and change to BTS SkyTrain Asok station - Nana station is just one station from there.

Map of Red Light Districts in Bangkok

Location of Patpong and other Bangkok's red light districts can be easily found on this map.