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 Girlswas the last in my mini series looking into the working girls of Thailand. I was wrong because today after some extensive not exhaustive research, I am going to look at Thai ladyboys and once again Pattaya in particular.
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 been running for over 20 years and has more than 400 stage artists in it’s show.
Tiffany’s show is slightly older in years but the many transvestites strutting the stage are as young as ever. Both shows attract visitors from all sexual walks of life and are well worth a visit if you are staying in Pattaya. So where exactly do we find the ladyboys of Pattaya. To do just that, Beyond The Mango Juice hitches up it’s skirt and starts 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. An evening spent in this famous street of girl bars, go go clubs, nightclubs, eateries and shops is a real cosmopolitan affair.
As the midnight oil burns away, the flicker of one day fades and another starts to burn bright…. Walking Street turns into the biggest catwalk in Pattaya. Freelance girls, offwork bar girls and ladyboys strut their stuff amongst the tourists, hoping to get laid and paid before the morning sun rises.
The innocent tourist is aware that the slim hips, exaggerated wiggle and large feet are tell tale signs that they really are in ladyboy land but some of these shemales are a little 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 are all words that are used in discussions over ladyboys. Walking Street is a human menagerie in itself and if curiosity killed the cat then Pattaya’s ladyboys must of made many over inquisitive tourist hearts “paws” when unwrapping their hotel towel. So where are the best places to meet ladyboys on and around Walking Street.
Jenny Star Bar and Ladyboy Linda Bar are as the latter named bar implies the two most well known ladyboy bars in Walking Street. If you are on the hunt for a ladyboy then play safe in more ways than one and stick to the bars with ladyboys working in them. Freelance ladyboys are generally good honest people much the same as their bar girl counterparts but there is a larger element of bad amongst them and many tourists have been robbed or beaten by some of these freelance shemales. 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. To pick up a ladyboy in one of the regular bars will cost you much the same as it would for a bar girl.
Many of Pattaya’s outside counter bars have a ladyboy working alongside the bar girls and a walk down popular streets such as Soi 6, 7 & 8 will bring you into contact with the third sex. A bar fine will cost you 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 but there is no guarantee attached.
- Males have an adams apple which can be concealed 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 the shemale but if like myself ladyboys are not for you then don’t show offence or offend one if you are approached. A polite refusal while sat in a bar will give the correct signal that you are not interested, some choice words are liable too cause a problem. Nowadays ladyboys are an accepted part of Thai society especially in the tourist spots, show respect.
Thai Ladyboys – Pattaya brings my Thailand sex industry mini series to an end. My series started with an innocent post about Thai bar girls and I was pleasantly surprised by the attention it brought especially from keyword search hits. The 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, so am I wrong to deliberately seek random hits. Like the young man posing his way down Walking Street in his short black latex dress, I’m merely on the lookout for punters.
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