Bangla Road
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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About
Adjacent to Patong Beach, this buzzing and vibrant strip is a great place to start your Phuket pub crawl. Enter past the iconic Patong Beach sign and prepare your senses for the neon lights, throngs of tourists and touts, street vendors selling snacks, and dance anthems pumping from the plethora of go-go bars and clubs. Those planning to partake in the evening festivities can purchase skip-the-line tickets in advance for entry to various nightclubs. Bangla Road sees dense crowds, especially during the peak holiday season in December. Park yourself at a bar, grab a beer and watch the night unfold. – Tripadvisor
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  • Dorothy M
    Isle of Skye, United Kingdom14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a visit
    Loud, vibrant, fun but not something I would want to experience more than a couple of times. Certainly worth a visit but prices in bars and shops are higher than other parts of Patong, Try not to get caught in the 4 connect game as although you do have a chance of winning they have mastered the game and will win more than you, then you end up buying all the bar staff a drink. Win or lose you don't have a choice of drink and have to drink shots which make you drunk quicker and more likely to play the game. Fun but prepare to lose a lot.
    Visited February 2023
    Written March 6, 2023
  • Michelle W
    208 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very busy and bustling area, a must visit at least once
    Stopped off at many of the bars and shops for some drinks and a little look around the shops which are like an Aladin cave. We had a good day here just be a little forceful with your No's and people will leave you alone. Even on going into the bars they take your order and say one for them...my answer is no until I decide if we are staying there and then maybe depending on the service ill buy a drink I don't like being told to buy drinks. It is a good laugh when you meet good people who are working very hard and they hustle you on a game of Connect 4 but it's all good. We visited here maybe another evening but it was too hectic for us there are other bar areas which are very nice and not so loud but its an experience you must have
    Visited February 2023
    Written March 7, 2023
  • Lukie_Jawgz
    Shepparton, Australia96 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Soi Bangla
    Bangla road becomes a walking street after about 6pm where all vehicle traffic is closed off and you’re free to walk. There are many, many bars along Bangla and also some adult only entertainment. It’s loud, it’s bright, and it’s Thailand. We had 2 young girls with us (3 & 2) and the locals were very aware not to push the adult content on us.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written March 11, 2023
  • mohansagoo
    Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom5 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Bangla Road
    This Road is a vibrant place to visit. During the day it’s a nice shopping place with lots of different clothing and bags and footwear shops. A lot of restaurants of all kinds.it changes dramatically after dark lots of bars with loud music and massage shops.worth a visit during day and night
    Visited February 2023
    Written March 13, 2023
  • Becky M
    15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great fun night out.
    This was well worth a visit. We stayed overnight from Koh Lak (5000 baht in a taxi both ways) in a budget hotel just around the corner. This was a great night out, a really interesting and fun experience. I recommend eating in the night market the food was cheap and of excellent quality. Great atmosphere and a great beach for relaxing on and recovering the next day. We were a bit surprised though that everything closed up at 1.30am, we were ready to party all night.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written March 30, 2023
  • Dave
    Kettering, United Kingdom58 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not your average street
    We stopped by Bangla Road a number of times during our holiday. It's an 'interesting' place, to be sure. Most of the bargirls realised we were just there for some beers or a coffee but some tried to encourage us to play Connect 4 or Jenga in return for a 'lady drink'. We watched the katoey shows down Soi Freedom, joined a leaving do and enjoyed free drinks in Soi Seadragon, bargained hard to reduce the price of an illegal vape (being openly used by many), and rode the tuk tuks back to the relative peace and sanity of our hotel.
    Visited March 2023
    Written April 12, 2023
  • Alwyn N
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Songkrah at Bangla
    Alot lesser people and stores have changed quite a bit. There is a new street along Bangla road that sells fresh seafood which is good for evening dinners and supper. Went during Songkrah and crazy parties lots of cold water splashing.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written April 13, 2023
  • arpit a
    24 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Something for everyone
    Something for everyone. Gazillion. Clubs and pubs and bars and discuss and strip clubs. All that you already know. Love shack good for family , The star has great live music also ok for family. The Tiger Night Club good for solo traveller.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written April 13, 2023
  • Melanie Thomas
    Highfields, Australia4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tick a box but that’s it
    Tacky and crass. People in your face to go to ping pong shows. They then try to charge 900baht for a drink. Didn’t enjoy it at all. Went to the Aussie bar and that was good but bar maids entice you to buy them a drink and English is only average to understand
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written April 25, 2023
  • Marge
    Birmingham, United Kingdom488 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Definitely an experience!
    Bangla Road is exactly what you expect. Don’t go if not up for a random experience and fun times. The lady boys are friendly and amazing. Obviously you can be ripped off for drinks if you want to see Ping Pong but there’s no pressure & amazing atmosphere.
    Visited January 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written April 28, 2023
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Loopylush
San Miguel de Salinas, Spain21 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Not for us!!!!! Omg this road is horrendous. Full of seedy shows, rank bars, dirty old men & people constantly sticking boards in your face to get you into sex shows. OK if you like that sort of thing but we've vowed never ever to walk that road again!!!
Written February 24, 2024
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Indeez
Poland55 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
Never ever. Overcrowded, only sxworkers and shows. All about money for tourists. Ugly shows. Be careful on this street with tourist traps-just google it
Written February 20, 2024
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Iain McG
Broughton Astley, UK184 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Anyone that goes to Bangla Road after 6.00pm must know what they’re letting themselves in for. Its famous. So getting annoyed or disgusted, bigger fool you.

My wife and I spent about 5 nights going into Patong. We had great craic people watching from bars.

My wife felt very safe, the police station is at the bottom of the road and they don’t take prisoners, so to speak.

As a couple we didn’t get approached by the girls when at the bars only to play games, connect 4, pool, Genga, 6 & 1 dice game. All of which they are extremely good at. We bought them a few drinks and had great fun.

Lots of street vendors selling food and fruit. My wife ate some chicken feet. 😳

There’s lots of people selling ping pong shows, you can guess what that was, but a polite no and they leave you alone.

Brilliant place to go, just be open minded or do yourself a favour and stay away.
Written February 18, 2024
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Mark E
London, UK185 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Filthy .. so think these smells ... Weed, sewage, Tom Ka Ga. The most vile place in Phuket. Trash o Rama. Couldn't wait to get off.
Written February 2, 2024
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daltonblue
Dalton-in-Furness, UK402 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
What can I say. This street is the must see to be believed street in Thailand. Anything goes and does. Its vibrant , its colourful and just downright seedy all in one.
Written January 28, 2024
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CheekyKB
Newcastle, UK301 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Wow what a place. Anything goes....
Right in the heart of Phuket is Bangla road and it offers everything you could and maybe dont want to imagine...
Lots of bars and restaurants with go go girls, pole dancers, sex/ping pong shows and basically anything you want you could possibly get.
Great vibrant atmosphere every time we visited.
Written January 25, 2024
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Susannne S
Oslo, Norway7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
This street must be experienced. It's full of people. The music is extremely loud so I was wearing headphones. Here you will find ladyboys, lots of marijuana shops, sports clubs and some nightclubs.
Written January 11, 2024
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Felicity M
Beckenham, UK53 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Lots of loud music competing against each other.
Nighttime: lots of people so be careful of your wallet and lots of ‘sex’ shows on offer. I didn’t like it but a lot of people do.
Daytime: not so noisy and you can see the shops/market stalls/bars.
Written January 10, 2024
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Adhina
South Africa112 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
The only reason I rated this high is its so colorful n vibes, and my husband and I don't get many chances to visit places like this without our child. We took the street for what it was and had many drinks over a couple nights and made many memories.
Written January 8, 2024
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Sanju
New York City, NY115 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Loud during night and too many folks. The street closes at 6:00 pm for traffic . People will sell you anything and dance bars are all over the place . Many shops incase one want to buy merchandise/ perfumes
Etc .
I had also gone during day and it was total opposite as what you are in night .
Written January 6, 2024
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