This gives the authorities leeway in allowing what is clearly a thriving business to operate while still having the legislation to control it if they think anyone has crossed the lines.
Clearly they are happy with most of what happens at the major tourist destinations as it is so openly on display.
It is the largest and poorest region of Thailand where the monthly wage can be as little as 3000-baht (approx US).
It is also the region where traditions are strongest.
There is no denying that the go-go bars, girly bars and sex shows are a very visible aspect of the nightlife scene in Patong and to a lesser extent Karon and Kata.
His style is all about inspiring girls and drawing them into one’s world.These things do unfortunately happen in Thailand but it is not a significant part of the Phuket sex tourism scene.The human traffickers are generally sending Thai girls to work in brothels abroad.If there is any place in the world that will play host to your desire for debauchery, thirst for intrigue, sense of adventure, and search for hospitality, it’s the country that lies in the heart of Southeast Asia. But no matter what things were going down, the one truth that was always intact was the fact that there was no shortage of sex with Thai girls. I saw some pretty unspeakable things – both phenomenal and regrettable – while I was living there.They soon discovered the charms of the local girls and a new industry was born in Thailand.Prostitution in Phuket does is not particularly linked to human trafficking.They may also use Thailand as a transit point for girls from neighbouring nations such as Laos and Cambodia.The girls working in Phuket are mostly Thai and mostly working by choice - although certainly through force of circumstance.Couples, families and tour groups mingle with the sex tourists wandering around the bars.For many visitors to Thailand, a visit to a go-go bar or sex show is on their must do list.