Prostitution and sex trafficking in Thailand are highly visible and strongly discussed topics in the contemporary antislavery field.Social attitudes, political interventions and economic realities have shaped the conditions that allow the two practices to continue.Prostitution flourished especially after the abolishment of slavery in 1905 as former slave wives under the feudal system found themselves alone and without financial support.
A person soliciting sex may receive a 1,000 baht () fine.
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From the mid-1300s to the mid-1700s prostitution was legal and taxed by the Thai government.
The late 1700s to the 1850s witnessed an influx in the number of Chinese labor workers and sex workers coming to Thailand.