2. aug. - The government has pledged to shut down Pattaya's sex bars. Go-go girls play on their mobile phones as they wait for work. Getty Images. Go-go girls play on their mobile phones as they wait for work. "Tourists don't come to Thailand for such a thing," Kobkarn said. "They come here for our beautiful. aug. - The author is essentially a sex tourist. In his own If I had, at any moment prior, questioned how people could view Pattaya as a mecca for sex tourism, then Soi 6 silenced me eternally. My natural instinct when seeing a girl I liked give affection to another man had always been taken or in a relationship. aug. - PHUKET, Thailand -- Thailand's sex tourism industry is primarily driven by acute poverty. "All forms of prostitution are about comparatively rich men buying poor women," writes renowned feminist scholar and law professor Catharine MacKinnon in a recent email correspondence. "Anything that accentuates.