Bangkok’s Soi Cowboy is packed with go-go bars. Photo: Shutterstock Bangkok’s Soi Cowboy is packed with go-go bars. Photo: Shutterstock
Bangkok’s Soi Cowboy is packed with go-go bars. Photo: Shutterstock
Mercedes Hutton
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Opinion

Destinations known by Mercedes Hutton

As Thailand prepares to reopen to tourists, will Bangkok’s red-light district stay dark?

  • From July, Thailand will start to welcome international travellers, probably from those places that have successfully put down the pandemic
  • But special ‘long-stay packages’ that siphon visitors from cities to isolated islands could have a lasting effect on go-go bars

Bangkok’s Soi Cowboy is packed with go-go bars. Photo: Shutterstock Bangkok’s Soi Cowboy is packed with go-go bars. Photo: Shutterstock
Bangkok’s Soi Cowboy is packed with go-go bars. Photo: Shutterstock
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Mercedes Hutton

Mercedes Hutton

Mercedes Hutton is a Hong Kong-based journalist. She joined the Post in 2018, where she writes about culture, the environment and history for Post Magazine, and covers travel and tourism in Asia in a weekly column, Destinations Known.