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Friday, September 13, 2013

A walk in the magical street



One way traffic flowing nonstop, candy shops, eat outs, Hotels, shopping outlets on either side, A Street which seemed mostly like any other street turns to an entirely different world as moon rises up in the sky. As the first firework is lit up in the sky, Bangla Street awakens to create one more magical night and that's when Patong's liveliest party zone is closed to traffic and ready for action!

After exploring Phuket’s must see places, adventuring in amazing sea, diving in phang nga there I was  standing in Bangla Street to start my one more of must do activities in Phuket and that was “A walk in the Bangla street”. This Street is the most happening and one stop for exploring Night life in Phuket, it caters to different kind of people, tourists interested in partying, dancing, drinking, Massage indulgence, and the most famous very affordable one night stands. It’s a spectacular display of colors, Attractive women dancing around the pole, such crazy attractions drawing thousands of enthused visitors from around the world each evening.

I am kind of nut who has no control when it comes to the matter of exploring new things in new place, After all you may never visit the same place again and so see everything that’s possible is my mantra. Totally non conservative that I am, dragged my husband to this magical street during our Thai trip. As we started walking from one end of the street to another first thing that I noticed was that we were the only couple and not so surprisingly only Indian couple, People came here in large groups especially men who are cut loose and many pretty women who are fun mongers. 

All around me were Bars tending thirsty tourists, loud music, Beautiful bewitching women, Big Beer mugs, Hefty Bouncers and herds of tourists on this street. One stop for quenching every sort of human thirst seemed to be this street. Having said all these if only you want to see beyond those various colors, smiles, and fleshes dancing in that red light street then take a diversion from main Bangla Street to the side roads on this street. 

As we took the street behind these Bars and Night Clubs, the visuals I saw there remain stronger in my memory than what I saw on colorful Bangla Street. I have no words to put across the thoughts that flooded in my mind when I saw women dressed in bikinis praying in front of their holy idols, some women taking medicines, some helping others to get dressed, some putting their baby in to the cradle, some massaging other women to help them get over their exhaustion, these were the women who danced elegantly, naughtily attracting many tourists, eventually being sold for the night and whom most of us failed to notice as human beings. As we reached end of this street bitchy smile, flashy bikinis, naughty spanks had turned to compassion, love, need and humanity.

A walk in the magical street was actually an emotional roller coaster ride…

27 comments:

Rahul Bhatia said...

Behind all the glitter is unfortunately a human soul desperately trying to make a living! Bangla Road cannot however be given a miss:)

sibi said...

I haven't been to those glittering streets. Hope the life outside those magical streets also accompanied by enduring joy to the local people and their families.

Ramya said...

@Rahul sir: wow how well said, yeah thats exactly the message that I wanted to convey :D

@Sibi: hey thanks for dropping by :D so Next time you want to explore these streets you do know what more to see.

KParthasarathi said...

Behind the facade of boundless fun and frolic, there is misery and remorse, a contrasting reality in the society these people live in.
Nicely written

Badarinath Palavalli said...

I felt, as if I am walking through the street! Your narration visualized me the atmosphere and liveliness of the street. well penned.

Jyoti Mishra said...

a person does so many thing for so many reasons.. some reasons we'll never know because they are so well masked.

Indeed it was a magical road..
anything which can force instill such a thought process is magical..

lovely read !!

anitaexplorer said...

You saw the different hues- the made up face & the real one- both have their own reason & grace...

Ramya said...

@KP: Thanks a lot KP.

@Badrinath Palavalli: Thats a very nice compliment for my post. Right a thought which comes across stays for ever.

@Anita: Hey welcome to Chittrana :) thanks a lot for your encouragement

Nuthan said...

Phuket!! another holiday is it?? wow!!
I agree with you on exploring new things in new places.. there is no point being reserved or shy. Indulgence is different... exploring understanding and learning is different, and that's my preference too.
Your post made me visualize the scene out there.. and I had seen something similar too.. some things are shocking, surprising and unfair too..
stuff like balance, fairness, harmony and reasoning can never be answered and agreed upon..
but end of the day everything gets tagged along to "survival" and "wants" - no questions asked.



Milana said...

Beautifully expressed :)

Ramya said...

@Nuthan: hahaha no no not one more trip this is just a remembrance of old trip done.

Yes what ever you have commented is a wonderful gist of my post. Your comments keep me very motivated to make post. please keep up this attitude of yours.

Your intellectual level is very much depicted in the comment you have made especially when you mentioned this "stuff like balance, fairness, harmony and reasoning can never be answered and agreed upon."

Thanks again for this wonderful comment.

Ramya said...

@Milana: Thanks a lot dear :D

Nuthan said...

Thanks Ramya.. very kind and very nice!!
It's all your posts.. your write thoughtful and fun posts and that encourages us to share our insights..as simple as that. : )
and as I said earlier ee techy office atmosphere nalli nimma blog posts are a breezer!! thank you for that!
and btw intellectual enu illa.. nandhu bari 'pustakadha badhnekaayi' .. 100% theory and zero implementation : )
anyways.. keep writing.

ilakshee said...

Liked the transition of the post from fun anticipation to reality behind the mask...

Ramya said...

@Nuthan: Thats a wonderful complement very happy to know that my posts keeps you engaged :D

@Ilakshee: Hearty Welcome to Chittrana :D thanks a lot, happy that you liked the post.

Binu Thomas said...

Many ways to earn a living. You actually saw 2 sides of the same coin. Very nicely explained..

Saravana said...

Last paragraph very well depict the darker side of the colorful world and its people.

Ramya said...

@Saravana - thanks a lot yes I wanted to depict the different shades of life

Ramya said...

@Binu Thomas: Very happy that you liked the explanation of different sides of life

Indrani said...

I haven't been to this place yet. It was nice to reading your account.

Ramya said...

@Indrani: Welcome to Chittrana, Thanks a lot, happy that you liked it :D

Ashwini C N said...

The way you described it,magical walk and a roller coaster ride at the end, it very well shows that life has both ups and towns. Tears behind every smiles and smiles behind every tears!

Ramya said...

@Ashwini: yes dear u have fantastically summarized, loved your line!
Tears behind every smiles and smiles behind every tears!

magiceye said...

Tough life indeed!

Ramya said...

@Deepak: thanks for dropping by. welcome to chittrana :D

ilakshee said...

The sordid side of titillating show. Liked the way you brought it out in your post.

Ramya said...

@ilakshee: thanks a lot for your encouragement happy that you liked the post