Good to visit and had an awesome fun time, probably wouldn't take kids there at night but good fun as a couple or with mates. Had a creepy old dude trying to lure us to some show out the back down an ally way and obviously didnt go with him. Handy tip though! Pretend to be startled by the price and go to leave and they will give you the drink for a cheaper price. We figured that they would rather keep you there for a bit rather than see you leave straight away.
Fun and entertaining to say the least! Be careful of pickpockets and spiked drinks. Never leave your drink unattended and of course, be aware of the ladyboys! We travelled with our teenage boys who loved it, although quite a bit disappointed when we pointed our the actual sex of the scantily clad 'girls' : you can walk this road with a young family and not feel threatened as you truly only see and experience what you want to.
Well, my buddy Mike and I made it to Phuket, Thailand. It was evening when we arrived and decided to voyage out into the street to see some of the life. We were walking along the crowded street, having fun drinking beer and looking at the ridiculous amount of hookers dancing on outdoor tables in the nightlife center of the island. We had been approached about this a couple of times before and finally it was the right night for us. Mike tried to act like he was not pumped up about the show, but he seemed to be a little too curious to really not want to attend.
This is my second time in Patong, Thailand. The first time was in and it hasn't changed too much. Bang La is definitely worth a look if you haven't been before but if bars, sex shows and bright lights and music is not your thing you aren't missing much.