Secrets of Bangkok red light zone laid bare in new museum

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Secrets of Bangkok red light zone laid bare in new museum

Post by phuketrichard » Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:38 pm

looks worth a visit to bring back some old memories of the "pong"
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Bangkok (CNN) — Prostitution, the CIA, the Vietnam War and Chinese immigration are all on display in a new museum dedicated to one of Bangkok's most famous red light nightlife zones, Patpong Road.
Alongside "Triple X," "fetish" and kinky cabaret exhibits are tamer displays highlighting David Bowie's 1983 visit to Bangkok, as well as other bits of pop culture, including a nod to "The Deer Hunter" -- a 1978 war drama starring Robert De Niro that included scenes reportedly shot in former Patpong bar Mississippi Queen.
But documenting Patpong's unofficial ties to the US Central Intelligence Agency's deadly activities in Laos during the US-Vietnam War in the 1960s until 1974 is the museum's most fascinating purpose.
https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/ ... oMK13TnpqQ
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Post by John Bingham » Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:28 pm

Fascinating stuff, thanks for that.
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Post by Doc67 » Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:00 am

Going next month to BKK and in that area so will pay a visit.
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Doc67 wrote:
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Going next month to BKK and in that area so will pay a visit.
Bring back a ping-pong ball with the girls signature on it to prove you have been there.
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Post by Doc67 » Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:03 am

Duncan wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:45 am
Doc67 wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:00 am
Going next month to BKK and in that area so will pay a visit.
Bring back a ping-pong ball with the girls signature on it to prove you have been there.
I don't want to get chased around BKK by the sniffer dogs, thank you very much. I'll keep a copy of the ticket as proof!
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Post by Doc67 » Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:30 am

Duncan wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:45 am
Doc67 wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:00 am
Going next month to BKK and in that area so will pay a visit.
Bring back a ping-pong ball with the girls signature on it to prove you have been there.
It looks very interesting...

https://patpongmuseum.com/
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Re: Secrets of Bangkok red light zone laid bare in new museum

Post by phuketrichard » Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:24 am

for me,
this is what forever changed Patpong
1991
The Night Market opens up on the sidewalks during the evening and night hours on Patpong Soi 1.
thou wasn't on the sidewalk, but on the soi and closed the road to vehicle's
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