Patpongpanich is said to have paid 60,000 baht (then about $US2400) for the land.He bought it with the intention of building a house for his brothers and sisters and cut a road through the property to connect Silom and Suriwong Roads.According to My Wot, Siteadvisor and Google safe browsing analytics, a suspicious domain with mostly negative visitor reviews.Safety status of described as follows: My WOT reports its overall reputation as poor, Google Safe Browsing reports its status as safe, while users provide mostly negative reviews (100%).And so now, Patpong 1 Road is home to a massive outdoor nightmarket each evening with stalls selling clothing, souvenirs and pirated DVDs and CDs.


Thailand's Government supported Japan in World War II and so, like many Thai students then in the US, Udom joined the pro-Allied Free Thai Movement.

The massive build-up of US armed forces in Vietnam and Thailand in the '60s saw the demand for evening entertainment grow rapidly in Bangkok.

By 1968, a variety of nightclubs had opened along Patpong.

It runs six of the biggest go-go bars in Patpong, a restaurant and the King's Body House massage parlour around the corner on Soi Surawongse Plaza.

Almost all the business owners and operators in the Patpong area are ethnic Chinese.

Tall office towers stand nearby, but Patpong is lined with the shophouses that Udom built in the '50s.

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