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“Dirty, smelly” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bangla Road

Bangla Road
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Dirty, smelly”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2013

We went during the day, and it was really dirty, smelly, nothing special at all. "trashed" is a good word, lots of trash in the streets.

Visited February 2013
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48 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Wild”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2013

this street offers wide range of thailand's wild entertainment. Standing in the middle, in front of me was a thai boy offering tickets for a 'pingpong' show, on the left - drunk woman holding iguana, on the right - a ladyboy dancing on the bar. Moreover, behind me i heard thai men practising boxing on the top of a truck to advertise tonight's thaiboxing match. So, if you are travelling with group of close friends without thinking anything serious, the place perhaps totally interesting, but it is not suitable for couples or children, or travellers who wish a classy and 'more safe' evenings.

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Alice Springs, Australia
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67 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“No Thanks”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2013

Not the kind of attraction/area you want in the middle of a family friendly resort town.Too many bars and sad cases holding up the bars

Visited February 2013
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Perth, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great fun!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2013

If you are looking for some excitement, entertainment and a few drinks this is the place to go! It is very busy and crowded to prepare yourself before you go! c:

Visited February 2013
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Bengaluru, India
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10 reviews
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“Go take a walk down the road for the experience but head right back when it gets scary”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2013

Definitely something you must visit if in the vicinity. The ladyboys and the crazy pole dancers, bargirls doing their moves (or the lack of it) in the open is intimidating, but not to be taken too seriously. Remember to ignore all hawkers, walk as if you don't see them, look right through them and really, turn back when it stops intriguing you any further. Not safe to venture out if you're alone!

Visited January 2013
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