Michael Messner, owner and curator of Patpong Museum, shows off a miniature model of a Patpong street complete with go-go bar and dancers. Photo: Tibor Krausz

Patpong: the rise of Bangkok’s most famous red light district charted at new museum, complete with mock-up bar room and ‘X-rated’ area

  • Thailand’s new Patpong Museum charts the history of the notorious neighbourhood whose story begins in China’s island province of Hainan
  • Discover the area’s presumed CIA connections, why go-go bars blossomed, and get a glimpse of Patpong’s more dubious attractions
Topic |   Thailand

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Michael Messner, owner and curator of Patpong Museum, shows off a miniature model of a Patpong street complete with go-go bar and dancers. Photo: Tibor Krausz
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Analysis of 30 popular city-break destinations shows eight Asian cities, including Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai and Bangkok, are among the 10 cheapest in which to spend 24 hours. Photo: Alamy

Cheap city breaks: Bangkok, Shanghai, New Delhi, and even Singapore ranked among 10 lowest cost destinations for a weekend holiday

  • Eight of the 10 best-value cities for a weekend getaway are in Asia, including Seoul, Taipei and Kuala Lumpur; Chinese cities are cheapest places for a beer
  • As well as the price of a pint, metrics used to determine the rankings included the cost of a hop-on, hop-off tour bus and the number of free attractions
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Analysis of 30 popular city-break destinations shows eight Asian cities, including Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai and Bangkok, are among the 10 cheapest in which to spend 24 hours. Photo: Alamy
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