Sin cities in which you can pursue vice and debauchery have existed throughout history — from Rome’s glory days where you could follow up your bet on a gladiator fight with an orgy to Shanghai where you could float for days on drug and sex highs in opium dens.
“Sin” cities are also the most liberal places on the planet, where nothing is taboo, where sex and drugs are a way to life, where no activity is illegal and there are no laws to govern all this.
This list examines top 10 modern day sin cities in the world. Who made the list – let’s find out.
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1. Pattaya, Thailand
If Bangkok is the ‘New York’ of Southeast Asia, then Pattaya fits right in as its southern Sin City. Located just 90 miles south of the congested metropolis, you can find your way to Pattaya easily by buses that run daily, or if you’re confident in your haggling skills, taxis run between the two cities regularly. Cab fare from Bangkok to Pattaya is likely to cost around $50, or 1500 Baht in the local currency, though you can generally find a cheaper cab returning to the capital.Nightlife abounds in Pattaya with back-to-back beer and Go-Go bars.
If you’re looking for a low key pub they are few and far between, but they do exist. I would recommend grabbing a table at one of the handful of ‘cocktail bars’ located throughout the city. If you dare head down Walking Street, located at the far end of Beach Road and Pattaya’s official red-light district, it won’t be long before you begin to confuse the night with a scene from the movie ‘Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.’ It is great for people watching, but keep your eyes on your belongings; the spectacle of the street makes a perfect distraction for pickpockets. For the club cravers, tread to the end of Walking Street where nightclubs offers a dance floor and popular music.
2. Manama, Bahrain
The featured Mancation destination in the Middle East is a modern capital with strong European influence, since 1/3 of the population are foreigners. Bahrain is also the only country in the region that allows alcohol. It’s notorious for it prostitutes, who come from all over Europe and Asia and are are best found at the Manama hotels.
So welcome to the party oasis of the Middle East. Connected by a causeway to nearby Saudi Arabia, Manama is a popular spot for Saudis to kick back from their country’s restrictive laws. Here you can get hammered, go clubbing, mingle with the opposite sex, and if they’re really daring, they can pick up prostitutes — a practice that’s illegal but widely available. While Manama is still largely a Muslim city, a third of its residents are foreigners, so it has led to a much more liberal culture that gave women the vote in 2001, and let them drive cars. For many Saudi males this proximity to an open culture is irresistible and many jam the causeway and fill flights to the city every weekend.
3. Amsterdam, Netherlands
The Netherlands entire reputation lies in its one city, Amsterdam, a city for foreigners as it is one of the most well-known sin cities in the world. This is mainly due to the light drug laws on the distribution of marijuana; it is not uncommon that some of the marijuana cafes can serve up to 5 kilos or more a day of the euphoria inducing drug. The way you can get your high in the city is through tea, in cigarette form, in pies, cakes, brownies and even munching on a bud. The drugs are not the only thing the brings visitors to Amsterdam, it is also the city’s red light district, where you can literally find men and women on display. When the red light is flashing that means that those on display are ready for business…well that is just a more polite way of saying prostitution is legal there.
4. Tijuana, Mexico
Cross this busy US-Mexico international border station and you may think you’ve crossed into the Wild West. The 21-year-old drinking age is now 18, illegal prostitution is now legalized and zoned and can be found in the red light district called “La Coahuila.” People on the street can now also solicit prescription drugs and illegal drugs for sale, strip clubs encourage a “hands on” policy with its strippers, and tequila is dirt cheap. Safety is never a priority here.
5. Las Vegas, United States
Las Vegas is every sinner’s paradise where a friend of mine lost $3500 on one night at a strip club. You can gamble all day and night, including in the airport and prostitution, while not technically legal, is legally known as “escort services.” You’ll see plenty advertised on magazine stands and guys will solicit escort service cards at you as you walk The Strip.