Soi Cowboy roared back into life last night as neon lights and music were turned back on – a month after the Thai king died.
The country’s most famous adult red light district had been subdued following the death of Bhumibol Adulyadej on October 13 with lights dimmed, music turned off and strip bars closing at midnight.
Hookers were even conservatively dressed in black as a sign of respect.
But a month after the of the country’s beloved monarch, restrictions on Thailand’s famous nightlife attractions were finally lifted.
Pictures taken on Soi Cowboy – home to dozens of gogo bars and sex venues – show girls dragging in punters from the streets as the bright neon signs lit back up again.
Brit holidaymaker Chris Papadopoulos, form Ealing, West London, said: ”I’ve been waiting two weeks for things to get back to normal. The atmosphere is back – music, girls, beer and late nights.”
Read our guide to nightlife on Soi Cowboy for all the info on gogo bars, freelancers, escorts, bars and more.