If you cruise down Thaniya Road and you’re western then you will be completely off the radar when it comes to the working girls. This is where Japanese tourists dreams come true as everything is catered for them. Thaniya Road is located directly opposite Sala Daeng BTS Station and only a short walk from Patpong 1 & 2. For me it’s all a breath of fresh air being able to walk down a road full of working girls without the sounds of ‘welcome’ or ‘where you go?’
Since I’m not Japanese I observed from a distance how things are done here. I noticed a group of 6 Japanese guys having a chat with each other but where being interrupted on several occasions by some older Thai women (who looked pretty good) from the clubs, trying to get them into theirs. They did a good job ignoring their pestering. After a few minutes it was off to an upstairs Karaoke Bar for these guys, they where followed up by a group of women.
Out front the clubs you will find a group of women usually seated and dressed in various costumes from nurses, witches, bunnies & the list goes on. I watched as two guys entered one of the ground floor shop fronts and were followed in by the group of about 10 girls dressed as fairy's FFS. Once inside the women went and sat on a couple of large bench seats, the guys stood back and made there choice. I got a sense that this was a massage shop as I did hear the word soapy when I was nearby.
Some of the clubs are for members only. I don't think I fit their demographic, making them something I just ignore. I did notice that it’s mainly guys in suits that were heading to the private clubs for a bit Karaoke or whatever else goes on inside, not my scene.
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