A PART OF THE CULTURE IN THAILAND:
The most service girls are still working for
the local Thai clientele and not for foreigners.
|A Thai Pub on 3rd Road, Pattaya presenting its Service girls|
From the mid-1300's to the mid-1700's prostitution was legal and taxed by the Thai government. The late 1700's to the 1850's witnessed an influx in the number of Chinese labor workers and sex workers coming to Thailand.
Prostitution flourished especially after the abolishment of slavery in 1905 as former slave wives under the feudal system found themselves alone and without financial support. Then, the Japanese occupation during World War II popularized sex massage parlors.
|A Thai Karaoke Bar|
The use of Thailand as a rest and recreation destination for U.S. military servicemen in the Vietnam War as well as rising rural poverty, particularly in the 1960's and 1970's, led to urban migration and the growth of the sex industry in the cities. In the 1980's, Thailand saw a boom in sex tourism as the government poured millions of baht to promote tourism in the country.
|Another Thai Pub on 3rd Road, Pattaya|
presenting its Servicegirls
Short time hotels serving Thai clientele can be found all over Thailand. In Thai they call it a curtain hotel. The curtain hotel is the name because almost all of them have a curtain that is drawn after you drive in. Amazingly short time hotels aren't really for the tourists but enjoyed predominately by Thai's.
|Short time Hotel Room|
A short time hotel is somewhere you can take a girlfriend, mia noi, or woman procured from an establishment offering girls for rent by the hour.
And don't miss this:
Bangkok Post: With the resort now free of prostitutes and bridge players, it seems the clean-up is almost complete and Pattaya is well on its way to becoming a family-oriented paradise.