Why is Bangkok Famous for Bachelors?
Every year, we receive about 2000 inquiries for bachelor trips and stag dos in Bangkok.
And we know it’s just the tip of a massive iceberg.
Of course, the Hangover II movie has played a massive role in making Bangkok a popular bachelor party destination.
But even before the movie came out, Thailand already had everything to attract single guys.
The movie just made it more obvious.
Why is Bangkok so popular for bachelors?
Bangkok is without a doubt high on the list of “must go” destinations for bachelors.
Western students on a gap year, Koreans and Israelis who just got off the army, expats from Hong Kong and Dubai coming to blow off steam, or crazy Aussies and British…
The reasons that attract bachelors to Bangkok are as diverse as the origin of the bachelors themselves.
And Bangkok has a lot to seduce this crowd:
- 🍻 Parties all year round
- 🤩 Sexy Thai Girls
- 💲 Awesome value for money
- 🔞 Unique experiences
- 🙉 Did we talk about the Thai Girls?
Plus, it has a rich culture, countless temples, delicious food, beautiful beaches, and hot weather all year long.
In other words, Thailand is the perfect alibi for their friends and family.
Of course, guys are traveling to Bangkok with their friends to eat Pad Thai (at 4am after a night clubbing) and receive great Thai Massages (who talked about happy endings?).
Isn’t it the reason that pushed most male expats in Bangkok to move there in the first place?
Bangkok red light districts
Here’s a place all bachelors will visit while in Bangkok.
Patpong, Soi Cowboy, and Nana (Plaza) are a must-see for single guys coming to Bangkok.
There are not many places in the world where you can see gogo bars, BJ bars, ladyboys, and sex shows in the same street.
But don’t expect to see chaos there.
Prostitution is illegal in the Kingdom (believe it or not) and the red light districts do a really good job at keeping the business “clean” and organized.
It’s not the Wild West as some videos suggest it.
And don’t expect to find gogo bars at every corner or in every part of the city.
Out of the red light areas, you will not find bars of this type so much.
But there’s many insiders and fans of these venues, gentlemen club, soapy massages, gogo bars that do an excellent job listing all of them.
We even have our own guide if you want to learn more about them.
The Hangover II movie
It would be impossible to talk about bachelor parties in Bangkok and not mention the Hangover II movie.
Of course, Bangkok and Thailand already had their fair share of bachelor and stag parties before it came out, but the movie surely took it to another level.
Like “The Beach” brought Maya Bay to the spotlight.
Sky Bar, where the rooftop scene is shot, is now full all year round and on the top of every “must-see” in Bangkok with their overpriced “Hangovertini” cocktail.
The Lebua Hotel, in the same building as Sky Bar, has branded a few of its suites “Hangover II Suites” and they’re quite popular even though they got nothing different from other 3 bedroom suites in the city. (You’re not gonna find any monkey or tiger inside)
Another area that benefited greatly from the movie’s popularity is Soi Cowboy.
The small red light district between Sukhumvit Soi 21 and 23 now attracts tourists, including bachelors, of course, but also families.
So don’t be surprised if you see a 2-year-old starring at a Gogo girl wearing a bikini at 10pm. This is one of the butterfly effects of the movie.
Gorgeous Thai girls
It would be impossible to cover the subject without talking about Thai Girls.
Bangkok wouldn’t be the same without the beauty of its women.
And we’re not only talking about bar girls in Bangkok.
Every single guy that spend some time here will tell you, it’s heaven on earth.
Single guys will find endless options to meet girls.
And most of them will give you a genuine and fun experience that some of the bachelors coming in Bangkok don’t seem to have a lot back home.
So why Bangkok is famous for bachelors?
Because it’s a great place with a lot to offer.
Way more than the obvious strip clubs, gentlemen clubs and red-light districts.
Nothing wrong about them, but we don’t think a movie would make such a difference if the city and the country wasn’t built for this kind of fun.
So if you’re a bachelor coming by himself, with a group of friends, or for a bachelor party, be ready to have a great time.
With the right insights, there’s no way Bangkok can disappoint.
Now, if you’re coming with your mates for a trip or a bachelor party and you’re looking for things to do, here’s a list of fun ideas.
And don’t forget to share your experience in the comment below.