During my last trip to Pattaya I had planned
to take a series photos on Soi 6. Unfortunately a couple of
days before I planed on doing so there was a crackdown on
trading hours in the soi.
In fact the police were only using the
trading hour laws to close the bars during the day due to lewd
behaviour. The closing ban before 6pm lasted about a week
before a compromise was reached. Now the bars can open at the
normal time of 1 am however there are restrictions on what the
girls can do out side.
Now during the day there is only to be two
conservatively dressed ladies outside the bar to welcome
guests. Bar owners have been given a number to call should
another bar not comply with the order.
I suspect that things will be back to normal
before too long. Hopefully it will be before my next trip in
November so that I can complete this walking tour.
For now here are some photos a day after the
day-time closing order came into effect.
Like many bars TG Bar was locked up.
As was Sexy Soi Six.
Some bars were flaunting the law on this
particular day. On subsequent days even these bars were
Very sad scene on Soi 6.