Soi Cowboy is the epicenter of Bangkok’s red light businesses, eclipsing the infamous Soi Pat Pong years ago. Each night, the soi is vibrant with lights and sounds. Tourists, expats and locals come to enjoy drinks, go-go dances and whatever other transactions to be made.
However, all businesses are affected by the COVID-19 outbreak and the emergency decree, Soi Cowboy notwithstanding.
Walking through Soi Cowboy now under the emergency decree gave us chills. All the lights inside the venues are off and the whole street is pitch black. It’s really hard to picture that this is regularly one of Bangkok’s busiest nightlife attractions.