Beyond The Mango Juice in no way implies that the ladyboys in any of the photographs are involved in the selling of sex, the photographs are for illustration purposes only.
I recently stated that Pattaya – Lets Go Go Girls was the last in my mini series looking into the working girls of Thailand. I was wrong, because today after some extensive research, I am going to look at Thai ladyboys in Pattaya.
Alcazar and Tiffany’s are two famous ladyboy shows in Pattaya and are actually rated world-famous in some entertainment review circles. The Alcazar show has run for over 20 years and has more than 400 stage artists in its show.
Tiffany’s show is slightly older in years, but the transvestites strutting its stage are as young as ever. Both shows attract visitors from all sexual walks of life and are worth viewing if you’re staying in Pattaya. So where exactly do we find the ladyboys of Pattaya? To do just that, Beyond The Mango Juice hitches up its skirt, and starts in the heart of Pattaya nightlife with a stroll down Walking Street.
During my early Thailand years I spent a lot of time in Pattaya and Walking Street is a place where I would often find myself on a night out. If you spend an evening in this famous street you’ll see lots of girlie beer bars, go go clubs, nightclubs, restaurants and shops. Walking Street is a mixed-bag of people and businesses.
When Pattaya’s midnight oil burns away and its last flicker fades, another day starts to burn bright on Walking Street. At about midnight, this world-famous street turns into one long catwalk. Freelancers, bar girls and ladyboys strut their stuff among the mass of tourists, hoping to get laid and paid before the morning sun rises.
Even the most innocent tourist can spot many of the ladyboys swanning about. Their exaggerated hip wiggle and large feet are giveaway signs, but some shemales are harder to detect. The picture on the right shows how “stunning” a ladyboy can look even under Pattaya’s brightest neon lights.
Shocking, beautiful, outlandish and funny, they are all words used in dialogue about ladyboys. Walking Street is a human menagerie in itself, and if curiosity killed the cat, then Pattaya’s ladyboys must have made many inquisitive tourist hearts “paws” unwrapping their hotel towel. So where are the best places to meet ladyboys on Walking Street?
Jenny Star Bar and Ladyboy Linda Bar, as the latter bar implies, are the two most well-known ladyboy bars on Walking Street. If you are on the lookout for a ladyboy, play safe in more ways than one, and stick to the bars where ladyboys work. Freelance ladyboys are generally good honest people, much the same as their bar girl counterparts, but there is a larger element of bad among them, and some tourists have been robbed by freelancers. So how much are the inquisitive cats of Pattaya paying for a night with a ladyboy?
Ladyboys are working all over Pattaya in go go bars, girlie bars, restaurants, shops, in fact wherever you lay you’re hat that’s their home. Taking a ladyboy from one of the regular bars will cost you much the same as it would for a bar girl.
Many of Pattaya’s outside counter beer bars have a solitary ladyboy working alongside its bar girls. A walk down Soi 6, 7 & 8, will bring you into contact with the third sex. A bar fine will cost 200 – 500 baht, and the shemale of your dreams will be in the range of 700 – 1500 baht, depending on availability and pedigree. A more distinguished ladyboy such as the ones featured in the photos would be a lot higher in price, as would some of the more “glamorous” ones on view in Walking Street.
Ladyboys are not to everyone’s fancy, but how do you tell if the gorgeous looking girl is actually a guy or shemale. Here are a few tips, with no guarantee attached to them.
- Males have an Adams Apple and ladyboys sometimes conceal it with a neck scarf.
- Watch out for large hands and feet.
- A deep or overly camp voice.
- Large breasts, why pay for a little when they can have a lot.
- Excessive hip wiggle/walk.
Transvestite, billyboy, kathoey and ladyboy, are all words used to describe a shemale, but if ladyboys are not for you, then don’t show offence or offend one if they approach you. A polite refusal will give the correct signal that you are not interested, whereas some choice words are liable too cause a problem.Nowadays, ladyboys are an accepted part of Thai society especially in the tourist spots, so show some respect.
Thai Ladyboys – Pattaya, brings my Thailand sex industry mini series to an end. It started with an innocent post about Thai bar girls, and I was pleasantly surprised by the attention it brought, especially from keyword search hits.
Those hits on the first two parts of the series have continued, and this post was written as a basic guide for Thailand newbies, and a continuation of keyword search experimentation. Am I wrong to deliberately seek search hits? I don’t think so, because just like the Thai ladyboys posing their way down Walking Street in their short latex dresses, I’m on the lookout for punters too.
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