Thailand is one of the most visited countries in the world. To be honest, a lot of visitors are looking for sex. Most of the tourists will end up in go go bars paying a lot of money. Other guys will look elsewhere for cheap sex. Many guys on a budget or in search of adventure are looking for a guide to street prostitutes in Bangkok.
That’s where we come in. There is a lot of rumor and misinformation around. Really, it’s all pretty simple. In this guide we are going to break down everything you need to know about Bangkok’s many street hookers. Do you want to know where to find street prostitutes in Bangkok, how much they charge, and whether or not they are safe? We’ll fill you in.
Street prostitutes in Bangkok
There is no shortage of street prostitutes in Bangkok. There are more women working in bars and massage parlors, but there are thousands of street walkers too. People have different ideas about them. Some think they work the streets because they can’t work bars. They say street hookers can’t pass STD tests or that they steal from customers.
The truth is that most bars don’t even require prostitutes to take STD tests. Even when they do, STD tests can easily be faked or corrupted. Women who work in bars can steal things too. At the same time there are many men who have sex with street hookers and don’t get a disease or suffer as victims of theft. There are no guarantees.
Women might work as street hookers because it’s quick and easy. They might not want to have a boss. They might not have time to work a regular job. Maybe they do other things during the day like study or take care of kids. Or they just might not know any better. There are a lot of reasons.
Street prostitutes in Bangkok come in all shapes and sizes. Most are typical Isan women who have had children. Some are from other parts of the country, or even the world. It’s not uncommon to see street prostitutes from Africa, Cambodia, or the former-USSR in Bangkok.
Where to find street hookers in Bangkok
Finding street hookers in Bangkok is pretty easy. They’re not exactly “all over the place,” but they are in the places foreigners usually congregate. If you followed our guide on where to stay in Bangkok, you’ll already be in the heart of the action.
The most street walkers can be found in front of the Nana Hotel on Sukhumvit Soi 4. This is directly across from the entrance to the famous Nana Entertainment Plaza. That place is filled with go go bars and short time hotels. It’s often called “the four floors of whores.” They forgot the floor outside and across the street. On any given night you’ll see 50 to 100 hookers standing there.
Another less energetic place to find street prostitutes in Bangkok is along Sukhumvit. They can be found on both sides of the street between Soi 3 and Soi 19, but most of them stand on the north side. There are usually a bunch of Thai prostitutes standing in front of the McDonald’s there at the corner of Soi 5 even during the day. Just make sure you differentiate the obvious prostitutes from the women waiting for the bus!
Price for street prostitutes in Bangkok
In Southeast Asia, you can save a lot of money if you know the market rates. If you go around asking people the prices for things, you’ll probably get ripped off. Sellers know how to make money. That’s what they do for a living. If they see a chance to double or triple their income, they will take it.
The standard going rate for sex with a street hooker in Bangkok is 1000 Baht. That’s for “short time.” That means you go to a room and have sex one time. If you want more than that, you usually have to negotiate it.
Thai street prostitutes aren’t as hard as Western street whores though. They aren’t as mercenary as a general rule. So if you feel you want to extend a session once you are in the room, you can ask for it then. You don’t need to go down a check off list of everything you want in advance like you were ordering from a menu.
If you want to do a “long time” overnight with a street whore you can expect to pay 2000 Baht. A lot of street hookers don’t want to do this though. They might have kids or a husband at home. Or they just might not like the guys they bang enough to stay around a whole night. It’s up to them.
Negotiation is also possible. You can still find Bangkok hookers to go with you for 700 or 800 Baht. You just have to talk to them a little bit. If they like you at all or are looking to make some fast money, there’s a good chance they’ll take the offer. If they don’t, you can bump up the offer or go with another lady.
Safety with street hookers
Is it safe to have sex with a street prostitute in Bangkok? How long is a piece of string? We really can’t answer that for you. We can say that you should take basic safety precautions no matter who you are with. If you are bringing strangers from the street into your room, you’re definitely going to want to take some preventative action.
The first thing you want to do is put any valuables in your room safe. They should be in there anyway. Some guys make a big deal out of putting their things in a safe right in front of a prostitute, but that can really ruin the mood. Just lock up your stuff before you bring hookers into your room and you won’t have any problems.
Secondly, you want to make sure you protect yourself from STDs. We don’t know if street hookers have higher infection rates than other hookers. Maybe they do. They can see multiple customers in a single day. Plus, since they don’t charge as much, they might not have the money to get tested regularly.
It’s not necessarily something you need to worry about. That depends on you. If you read our guide on where to buy condoms in Bangkok you should already have your shields. Just make sure you use them if you bring a street whore to your room in Bangkok or anywhere else. A moment of pleasure isn’t worth a week, year, or lifetime of suffering!
Around what time do all the working girls start gathering under the Nana Hotel sign? I was in Bangkok last year and tended to visit Nana plaza around 10PM or 11PM. At most I noticed 15 to 25 girls mulling around.
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Usually they are there by 8:00 or 9:00. Sometimes things happen though. It can rain. Or there can be a police sweep that drives them off the street. Luckily, there are many options. We have more posts planned, including some on freelancers in Bangkok! We do talk about nightclubs in our post on hooking up in Bangkok. Check it out!