Tourism in this Thailand red light district area drives the economy, and is a lucrative income for everyone involved. It is estimated that the Thai Sex Industry is worth 260 BILLION Baht (over US $8 million/GBP £6 million).
In 2004 the area was decreed an official “entertainment zone” by the government, and venues stay open until 2am. If it’s officially classed as “entertainment” it can’t be bad or immoral, right? Prostitution in Thailand is illegal so surely there’s no harm in a ping pong show?
If the delectable Bradley Cooper can hang out here in “The Hangover 2”, it’s got to be good for grins. There is even a “Bangkok Hangover Tour” which takes you to the nightlife areas experienced in the movie, including Patpong, so how wrong can it be?
What were my thoughts, as a liberal thinking woman, whilst watching a controversial tourist show?