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…