Patpong Museum Guided Tour: An Insight Into Bangkok's Red Light District History
79 Ratings
Khwaeng Suriya Wong

Explore Bangkok’s exclusive red light district museum, showcasing a century of history. Enjoy a 60-minute entertaining journey in comfort, situated in the town’s heart. Familiar with the Patpong scams? Visit the museum to delve into the intriguing past and discover the current top spots and hottest bargains!

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Patpong Museum - A fun and interactive exhibition of 100 years Asian history through the perspective of Patpong road. You learn about Thailand’s industrialization, the Vietnam War and how the CIA got involved, David Bowie, Robert de Niro and other Superstars and what all of that has to do with Patpong. A refreshment in an authentic Patpong bar is part of the tour, before you get to see the +18 rated nightlife part including a preview into a ping pong show. The tour is couple friendly and yet a bit naughty.
What's Included
  • Interactive features
  • Augmented Reality
  • Games
Patpong Museum
Soi Phatpong 2, Soi Surawong
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
(79 Ratings)
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Mar 4, 2023
Recommending - Great museum! Informative and interesting to understand the forgotten war, development of Patpong and much more.
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Feb 25, 2023
Great experience - Got great history lesson of the area and learned about the people that shaped the Patong area. You also learn a bit more about the development of the sex industry which was unique. Easy and interesting tour with narration and visuals as aids. Highly recommend if your in the area.
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Feb 25, 2023
Must See Museum - The wealth of knowledge provided is insurmountable. Even as an American, I learned American history I was never aware of. If you are in Bangkok you need to stop by and tour this museum.
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Jan 22, 2023
A cheeky history - Lovely tour. great guide really. educational an interesting and they keep it fun and silly too. Learned a lot about the history of Bangkok and Americas weird influence over the years. war has many odd and lingering faces.
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Jan 15, 2023
Loved it - We had a really nice time with our guide, he explained us the history of Patpong and was very funny and interesting to listen to
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Jan 2, 2023
worth a visit - We had a great tour of the hidden side of the city and a community. Our guide was friendly and very informative.
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Oct 21, 2022
Not the history you were expecting - An astonishing history, well told. Not the story you expected by any means, rather it is mired in family intrigue, war, and celebrity.
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Sep 12, 2022
Impressive museum (Unexpectedly nice experience) - Impressive! Nice and friendly staffs :) I have really great experience there. I’ve been there twice. First time tour guide gave us a lot of informations it spent 1.5-2 hours. And the second time I went there again just for discussed one depth in Thai girl perspective (So we spent time there 4 hours in total) As a Thai girl, this museum is so different from museum I ever been in Thailand. I love the way this museum narrates us from historical sex workers into hidden story of US army in Thailand to modern day sex workers. All of things related and connected dot to dot. This museum has a lot of foreigners (more than Thais) from twice visit and i think it is underrated. One of the most impressive thing is this museum provided COVID vaccine in pandemic for people in this neighborhood and helped this community in many ways. Really appreciated.
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Mar 12, 2023
Worth visiting - Interesting museum to visit. We absolutely recommend a guidence tour, since you'lll hear many interesting details. The place was easy to find.
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Feb 4, 2023
Bad tour & poorly curated museum for an interesting area - This was a very disappointing experience and I would not recommend it. We had an American tour guide called Randy. The way Randy told the history of Patpong was predominantly just about the Americans who had visited (Jim Thompson, CIA soldiers and American military, multinational companies, and David Bowie). The curating also reflected this focus. The tour was about 1 hour or 1.5 hours long and we had no choice but to take it. When we wandered off (bored) Randy snapped and wouldn’t let us look at the exhibition alone. Randy made some very strange comments in support of US military war criminals in Laos. The tour ended with a very transphobic display, which forces visitors to guess the genitals of Thai women. When we refused to play the game, Randy got very defensive. The perspectives of sex workers was also absent. This could be such an incredible museum of an area with rich history but Randy felt like an inappropriate guide and teller of these stories. The curating felt very disconnected from the Thai people who live and work in this area.
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up to 15 guests
July 2024