Boyztown

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Boyztown
Entrance to Boyztown
Entrance to Boyztown
AddressesSoi 3[1]
LocationPattaya, Thailand
Coordinates12°55′40″N 100°52′34″E / 12.9278°N 100.8761°E / 12.9278; 100.8761Coordinates: 12°55′40″N 100°52′34″E / 12.9278°N 100.8761°E / 12.9278; 100.8761
North endSoi 13/4
South endSecond Street
Other
Known forGay red-light district

Boyztown is a gay red-light district in Pattaya, Thailand.[2] It is located in Soi 3, between Soi 13/4 and South Street.[1]

History[edit]

It was founded in the 1980s with the first gay venue in all of Pattaya.[3] Soon it became a popular nightlife spot for many gay travelers and locals, with a range of different places, such as hotels, pubs, restaurants, cabaret show bars, and go-go bars.[3] While the area was frequented predominately by gays from the 1990s until 2009. In 2010 a shift of the area took place. Many straight visitors found the central location in south Pattaya a good location for their stay in town.

Charity Work[edit]

Throughout the decades of its existence Boyztown and its business owners have been active in charity work through a foundation called "Pattaya Gay Festival" and, since 2010, "Pattaya Pride". Donations have been made for several foundations including HIV and AIDS projects.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Boyztown Pattaya – The Best Gay Nightlife". Lets Go Pattaya. Retrieved 12 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Boyz Town". Archived from the original on 2011-10-15. Retrieved 2011-09-24.
  3. ^ a b "A Gay Guide to Pattaya Thailand, Sunee Plaza and Boyztown". Gay travel. 2 June 2009. Retrieved 12 January 2019.

Further reading[edit]

  • Burchall, Michael. Boyztown 1982-2008: My Life, and the History of Cockpit Bar, Le Bistro restaurant, and the Story of Boyztown, Pattaya, Thailand.

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