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Advisory: Thailand is a welcoming place for gays, lesbians and transgenders who respect Thai laws and customs. Homosexuality in Thailand is largely a non-issue. Gay and lesbian visitors are very welcome and homosexuals are surprisingly integrated and into the big Thai family. Thailand has three annual gay pride events in Bangkok, Pattaya, and Phuket.

Persons convicted of sex with a minor face immediate arrest and harsh penalties including life imprisonment. Persons who have sex with a prostitute below the age of 18 face arrest, fine and imprisonment. You must be 20 years of age to enter a night club. Recreational drug use is illegal and surprise drug testing may take place at popular night spots. Nudity, at beaches or in saunas, is against Thai custom.

We follow the lead of the Tourism Authority of Thailand to promote a positive image of Thailand for tourists who happen to be homosexual. We stand united against the exploitation of women and children.


Thailand Listings by City:

Central: BANGKOK | PATTAYA
North: CHIANG MAI | CHIANG RAI
Isan: UDON THANI
South: PHUKET ISLAND | SAMUI ISLAND

Other cities and provinces listed below...

General Information

    A typical taxi cab conversation goes something like this:

    "You like lady?"

    "No, thank you," you answer politely.

    "You like man?"

    "Sometimes."

    "You like me?" laughs the hard-knock cabby, spinning around to flash you a Cinerama smile as he darts in and out of the traffic, good luck charms and amulets swinging madly from the rear-view mirror.

    Welcome to a country where it's no big deal who you fancy, but a very big deal how you behave.

    With three annual gay pride festivals and highly visible ladyboys and tomboys everywhere you look, Thailand, not Disneyland, seems to be the happiest place on Earth for gays. Yet Thai GLBT face the same challenges to gain respect and understanding as everywhere else in the world. Still, Thailand manages to integrate gays into its everyday life, and allows many homosexual citizens to reach the very top of the socio-political ladder.

    The outside world has always been overly fascinated by the laissez faire commercial aspects of Thailand’s wide-ranging entertainment industry. While there are undoubtebly more prostitutes in the United States or in China than there are here, Thailand has gained an unfair reputation because of its pragmatic and tolerant view of human behavior. Asia, in general, has traditionally taken the common sense view not to dwell too seriously on sexual tastes, whereas historically recent complexes about homosexuality are largely based on notions imported from prissy colonials and religious fundamentalists.

    Two decades ago, Thai gays had little choice for social venues beyond the commercial lounges and gogo bars. In the last 10 years, however, the commercial scene has plateaued while a new generation of gay entrepreneurs has launched boutiques, hotels, restaurants, karaoke clubs, pubs and spas that cater to Thai gays and lesbians who want to socialize on a friendship basis. These types of venues continue to grow in variety and popularity and contribute to a more positive lifestyle for young GLBT.

    In 1994 we launched Utopia as Southeast Asia’s first gay and lesbian center in Bangkok, the first shop in the region to sell books and gifts specifically for gays and lesbians. These days you can buy GLBT books in most bookstores around the Kingdom and there are plenty of niche businesses looking for the pink baht.

    GLBT issues have been brought to the attention of the press and public by the brave efforts of Anjaree, Thailand’s first lesbian organization, founded in 1986. The hard work to improve social conditions as well as combat AIDS continues with groups like Rainbow Sky, Lesla, and Bangkok Rainbow.

  • AIDS/HIV organizations and information
  • Thailand Gay & Lesbian News Archive
  • Additional links for Thailand GLBT information.
  • also visit these excellent resources for local info:

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    Businesses

    • Mustangheart Consultants
        #114 Airport Business Park Bld, 90 Mahidol Rd, Chiang Mai, 053-203-430 FAX 053-203-460, email. A gay-managed consultancy company specializing in hotels, restaurants, spas, recruitment and various types of training programs geared especially for these types of businesses. Discounts for gay organizations or individuals. They work "hands on" with owners and employees to improve their operations and increase revenues. Utopia Member Discount


    Organizations

    • Gyant
        Email. Gyant organizes activities and events for professional Thai and expatriate gays to foster a sense of community and belonging. Events each have a special focus: such as networking parties for gays in advertising or financial services. See their website for upcoming events.
    • Long Yang Club
        Email. The purpose of this Thai chapter of the international group is to provide a social group offering friendship and support to men from East and West. It has monthly activities including Club Nights (Silom Road, Bangkok) and "Dinner with Friends" at different restaurants. There are other events such as beach trips, movie nights, karaoke contests, parties, and dinner river cruises.
    • Rainbow Sky Association
        5/F Panjaphat Bld, 1 Patpong Rd, Suriyawong, Bangrak, Bangkok, 02-632-6957, 02-632-6958, English language assistance: 081-341-4591, FAX 02-632-6956, email. Thailand's first officially registered gay association, a private non-profit organization working for a better quality of life for, and the sexual health issues of, Thailand's gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities.


    Travel Services

    • Bangkok Fast Track
        Vipavadee Rangsit Rd, 084-120-5052, FAX 02-277-9458, email. Gay-owned. They help frequent fliers and travelers who arrive in Bangkok or Phuket on business or for leisure, and who hate the lines, crowds, and hassles. They offer first class service between the plane and the hotel, for arrivals, departures and transit, no matter which airline or class of travel is being used. They also orgnanize fast track immigration, transits and lounge services in Suvarnabumi BKK and Phuket HKT. Utopia Member Discount
    • Detours Travel UTOPIA VERIFIED FEB 2013
        PO Box 63038 Stadium PO, 180-0680-8066, email. Gay-owned tour operator specializing in once-in-a-lifetime, 12-15 day gay group experiences in Thailand and other destinations.
    • Gay Booking Tour
        24/7 Nakniwas Rd, Ladprao 71, 02-932-5177, FAX 02-932-5683, email. Hotel booking and sightseeing tours. Discount packages for Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Pattaya, Phuket and more.
    • Gay Travel OUT Adventures
        Email. Award-winning Gay Travel OUT Adventures specializes in gay and lesbian tours in Thailand and around the world. Unlike many gay operators, they use local group leaders, stay in small locally-owned hotels and dine at small local restaurants, ensuring you have a truly authentic travel experience. Choose from active, mid-range, luxury or independent trips.
    • Image Golf
        406/20 Jomtien Plaza Condotel, Nongprue, Banglamung, Chonburi, 038-756-658, FAX 038-251-521, email. Image Golf offers inclusive packages with transfers, hotel and golf on Thailand's East Coast at 20+ beautiful courses. Utopia Member Discount
    • Image Limousine
        406/20 Jomtien Plaza Condotel, Nongprue, Banglamung, Chonburi, 038-756-658, FAX 038-251-521, email. Image Limousine offers transfers to/from Bangkok Airport to hotels in Bangkok, Pattaya and Hua Hin in luxury limos with CD player and English-speaking drivers. Utopia Member Discount
    • Lost in Thailand
        52/4 Moo 3, Tambon Bophut, 077-230-203, FAX 077-230-373, email. Gay-owned travel site with online hotel and resort booking in and around Thailand. Comprehensive guides and maps in and around the kingdom.
    • Lost Horizons
        081-892-2208, email. Gay-friendly, eco-tour holidays and resorts in Southern Thailand.
    • SanPat
        Email. SanPat specializes in services for mature travelers and taxi, chauffeur or guide, around Bangkok and Pattaya.
    • Siam Pride
        757/83-84 Rajavithi 21, Bangyeekun, Bangplad, 02-883-1219, FAX 02-883-3720, email. Gay-owned Siam Pride provides travel services and arranges customized trips especially for Thailand "trendy" tourist groups, including GLBT. We can arrange almost every service from a variety of tour packages, sightseeing, transportation, gay guide service and gay-friendly accommodations. Utopia Member Discount



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    BANGKOK



    Cha-Am and Hua Hin -- area code (66-32)

    General Information

      The seaside resorts of Cha-Am and Hua Hin are popular getaways for Bangkok residents who want a very quiet, Thai-style weekend away from the city. Located on the sunrise side of the Gulf of Siam, this is also where generations of Thai royals have built their vacation retreats. Marukkhathayawan Palace, built between the two cities, is a beautiful Victorian gingerbread palace built by King Rama VI and now open to the public. It is, in fact, a traditional Thai "village" raised high on stilts, open to the sea breeze and with its various "compounds" connected by covered teak walkways. It was rescued from ruin, restored, and now stands as one of Thailand's architectural gems.

      Nightlife in Hua Hin, including the gay scene, is very quiet (out of respect for its neighbors), with seafood dinners at the wharf and the busy little night market being the main attractions. Hua Hin is therefore a perfect get-away for couples who want a little peace and privacy.

      The population of Cha-Am and Hua Hun is over 100,000 (that's about 4,000 Utopians).

    • Men in Cha-Am and Hua Hin message board

      Check out this useful map of gay Hua Hin maintained by two41:


    Travel Services

    • Image Golf
        406/20 Jomtien Plaza Condotel, Nongprue, Banglamung, Chonburi, 038-756-658, FAX 038-251-521, email. Image Golf offers inclusive packages with transfers, hotel and golf on Thailand's East Coast at 20+ beautiful courses. Utopia Member Discount
    • Image Limousine
        406/20 Jomtien Plaza Condotel, Nongprue, Banglamung, Chonburi, 038-756-658, FAX 038-251-521, email. Image Limousine offers transfers to/from Bangkok Airport to hotels in Bangkok, Pattaya and Hua Hin in luxury limos with CD player and English-speaking drivers. Utopia Member Discount
    • New Friendship Tours
        56 Amnuaysin Rd, 032-530-308, 081-839-7567. Golf trips and sightseeing.
    • World Wide Travel
        80 Naresdamri A., 032-530-527, email. Gay-owned travel service arranging holidays for gays in the quiet and peaceful atmosphere of Hua Hin.


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        Click here for Hua Hin hotels and accommodations.


    Bars and Clubs

      • Red Indian Bar UTOPIAN VERIFIED OCT 2013
          Walk towards the main entrance to the beach and look for the sign on your left. Small (3 tables) with a host of Thai regulars and the occasional farang. Friendly, young and playful staff.

        Comments from Utopians:

        "Hua Hin has only two gay bars: New Guy Bar and Red Indian." -- HHGG, Oct 21, 2013


    Massage for Men

        Comments from Utopians:

        "Disappointing experience at Gaya. Only two guys available when I went. Property was fine, clean and all OK. 90 minute session lasted less than an hour. OK massage, but all a bit hurried and uninvolved. Did not go back during my stay in Hua Hin. Go for a drink at New Guy Bar instead - friendly place, nice guys and massage room upstairs if you're in the mood." -- Carit, Nov 27, 2013



    CHIANG MAI



    Chiang Rai



    Dansai (Loei)

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    Hat Yai -- area code (66-74)

    General Information

      Hat Yai is a busy economic hub of Southern Thailand. It serves as a R&R holiday spot for many Malaysians who head north for the city’s less-conservative nightlife and shopping opportunities. Transgender performers are visible at straight places, but the little bit of local gay life is fairly hidden from view.

      It’s short drive from here to the beaches of neighboring Songklaa province.

      The population of Hat Yai is about 200,000 (that's about 8,000 Utopians).

    • Men in Hat Yai message forum


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    Bars and Clubs

      • Buddy Menclub
          7/2 Sriphuvanut Rd. Run down and seedy, but the staff are very friendly.
      • Sotus (mixed)
          Pub and disco. The gay area is on the left side when you enter the door.
      • Top Man UTOPIAN VERIFIED JUN 2013
          38 Thaiarkarn Rd, 081-540-2410, 074-421-341. Coming out of GL Sauna soi, turn right and it's on the next soi. Owned by Mr. Tong who is gay and very, very friendly and attentive.


    Karaoke

      • Paladium (mixed)
          9 Chaiyakul Uthit Rd, 081-541-3719.


    Saunas and Fitness for Men

      • GL Sauna UTOPIAN VERIFIED JUN 2013
          37/73 Sinbenjaponcenter Bld, Soi P. Nattapon 2, Sripoovanart Rd, 089-976-7268. Near the Diana Shopping Center. A large, illuminated sign rolled out on the sidewalk in the evening. Clean and well appointed. Nice ambience. Many friendly local guys hang around here. Opens after 7pm.
      • Zeus Club UTOPIAN VERIFIED MAR 2014
          79 Thung Sao 1, Soi 3, 081-646-2447. Near Diana shopping complex. A 4-storey converted bungalow with a small gym, maze, dark rooms and sauna. Very clean. A nice place to chill out. Good crowd of mostly locals and tourists from Malaysia and Singapore.

          Comments from Utopians:

          "Zeus Club sauna is sanuk! Fri is underwear night. A lot of puu chaai. Must go." -- Mak, Mar 8, 2014


    Shops

      • G-Time
          2/F Lee Gardens shopping Center. Fashions and gay style, with good advice on the local scene from the staff.



    Kanchanaburi

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    Khao Lak

    General Information

      Khao Lak, 60k north of Phuket, in Phang Nga Province offers relaxed resorts on quiet beaches and is a port for trips to the Similan Islands.


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    Khao Sok

    General Information

      Khao Sok is home to some of Thailand's last remaining primary forests containing an unparalleled abundance of flora and fauna for nature lovers seeking unspoiled natural beauty.


    Travel Services

    • Khao Sok Explorer
        Road 401, email. Discover more to Southern Thailand than its magnificient beaches. Nopporn and Mathilde are delighted to introduce you to the jungles of Khao Sok National Park. Treks, elephant trips, canoeing on Sok River, Chew Larn Lake expeditions, and local accomodations. Tailor-made adventures in a ecologic and fair tourism spirit. Gay and lesbian-friendly. Utopia Member Discount


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    Khon Kaen -- area code (66-43)

    General Information

      The population of Khon Kaen is over 150,000 (that's about 6,000 Utopians).

    • Men in Khon Kaen message forum


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        Click here for Khon Kaen hotels and accommodations.


    Bars and Clubs

      • Heaven Club
          Late night scene after WOW Pub closes.
      • Junction 99
          Late night scene after WOW Pub closes.


    Discos

      • WOW Pub
          Sofitel Hotel.


    Massage for Men

      • Dragon
          Near the Sofitel, off the street that has all the night clubs, down a side soi that is almost opposite the one leading to the Sofitel. A male massage service.


    Meeting Places

      • Ratchada Park vicinity.


    Saunas for Men

      • The Beach
          043-235-171, email. See map on their website for their new location.
      • The Dolphin
          33/6-7 Soi Suphateera, Srichan Rd, 043-33-3468, 081-717-8185. Sauna, steam, gym, and bar. Massage also on offer. Very friendly.



    Koh Chang (Trat)

    General Information

      Located in Trat Province, near the border of Cambodia, Koh Chang is Thailand's second largest island after Phuket. Still relatively undeveloped due to its pristine interior of tropical jungle and aquatic environment designated as a National Marine Park, Koh Chang and the dozens of picturesque islands ringing it have now been discovered by tourists and tourism developers. You can still find cheap little bungalows right on the beaches here and its close proximity to Pattaya (2.5 hours by car) and Bangkok (4.5 hours) means its popularity will continue to grow.

      White Sand Beach (Had Sai Khao) has the most foreign tourists, while Kai Bae Beach and Bang Bao are more popular with local Thai. Most of the island's gay-friendly venues are located in Kai Bae. You may want to drive onto the island, via the 30-minute ferry at Laem Gnop, so that you can explore the various beaches, waterfalls, and rural communities.


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        Click here for Koh Chang hotels and accommodations.


    Bars and Clubs

      Most of the gay-friendly venues are located in Kai Bae beach. The scene here is unlike elsewhere in Thailand: it's happily non-commercial, relaxed, and unpretentious. Wind down and get into the tropical groove.

      NOTE: Many of Koh Chang's little bars and hang-outs go to sleep during Low Season (Mar-Oct), and, as a result, the clubs mentioned below may or may not be active, or even open, if you visit during those months. We hear reports of closures, but it's hard to know whether those are permanent or simply seasonal...

      • Lemon Bar
          Lonely Beach (just on the road at the end of the village). This cute little bar is tropical tiki cross-pollinated with amateur drag and staffed by locals who tend bar, play guitar, or burst into spontaneous lip sync performances.


    Restaurants and Cafes

      • Bangbao Fishing Village (seafood)
          This fishing village built on stilts is located on the southwest end of the island. Come here in the early evenings for the fresh catch of the day. Many restaurants to try, including Ruan Thai Restaurant, 089-833-5117, which serves fantastic garlic fried scallops and crab omelet with spicy/bitter vegetable leaves.
      • Funky Hut Resort (Thai and international)
          Dan Kao Beach (northeast side of the island, 1 km from the car ferry pier), 089-936-7750, 089-414-4271. Fantastic food and warm, personal attention from owners Chris and his lovely wife, Khun Oh. Lie back on pillows with a fruit shake or tropical cocktail and watch the fishing boats bob on the waves at this quiet beach. Try the crab or potato cakes. Try them again. Bonus: they've got the most enchanting restrooms north of Bali.
      • Marina (Thai and international)
          Kai Bae Beach. Located five minutes walk north of K.B. Bungalows, just beyond Lemon Bar (see directions above). Gay-friendly open-air restaurant serves up great food for lunch and dinner! Movies play each evening.
      • O2
          31/16 Moo 4, Kai Bae Beach (opposite Why Not Bar), 081-922-8497. Funky Gilligan's Isle hut ambiance and yummy food.
      • Rendezvous Tom Tum (seafood, Thai and international)
          Inland side of the main road, White Sand Beach. Gay-owned and staffed. Pex and Pon run this friendly, open-air hang-out. Layers of colorful decor have survived a number of holidays. Good food. Nightly movies.



    Koh Payam (Ranong)

    General Information

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        Click here for Koh Payam hotels and accommodations.



    Koh Phangan (Surat Thani)

    General Information

      Koh Phangan is located just 30 minutes by boat from Koh Samui, but feels worlds apart (no giant condos, malls, or outsized development). It is infamous for its free-wheeling Full Moon parties that have been rolling since the mid 1980s. The island boasts a stunning wealth of natural beauty - most of the it is a National Park preserve offering challenging hikes and incredible viewpoints. Triathlons and mountain bike races are regular occurances. The diving around Koh Phangan is stunning, with easy access to beautiful coral reefs.

      The island has a much smaller gay scene than Phuket and Samui, but it is just right for those looking for something a little more quiet (except, of course, during the full moon). Haad Rin, where the parties take place, is a very popular beach. Good gay cruising spots are at the extreme ends of the beach, where it's more quiet. Most of the guys there are younger Europeans and Australians, with a good amount of Thai mixed in.


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        Click here for Koh Phangan hotels and accommodations.



    Koh Samet (Rayong)

    General Information

      Tropical island located 200km from Bangkok in the Gulf of Thailand.


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    Koh Tao (Surat Thani)

    General Information

      Tropical island located near the eastern shore of the Gulf of Thailand, about 2.5 hours by boat from Samui.


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        Click here for Koh Tao hotels and accommodations.



    Krabi -- area code (66-75)

    General Information

      Once the favorite get-away for in-the-know Thai vacationers, Krabi’s new airport has signaled international awareness of this picture postcard paradise of fairytale islands, spectacular sea caves, isolated inlets, monkey-filled jungles, eco-protected mangrove deltas burgeoning with wildlife, floating Sea Gypsy villages, and an influx of well-designed 5-star boutique hotels that (mostly) blend into the scenery.

      Quiet Ao Nang Beach has the only stretch of shops and restaurants, but it’s decades behind the over-development of resort areas like Phuket or Pattaya. Most tourists want to stay out on the peninsula in the chock-a-block bungalows between Railei Beach and Ao Nang Beach (now accessible only by sea or the small public pathway that skirts the “private” Rayavadee hotel. Note the small fisherman’s shrine tucked into a limestone cliff on Ao Nang Beach – it's stuffed with an exotic variety of balad kik phallic offerings.

      The population of Krabi is about 25,000 (that's about 1,000 Utopians).

    • Men in Krabi message forum


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      • Up 2 You Bar and Restaurant
          7/5 Chao Fa Rd, email. Lesbian-owned and gay and lesbian-friendly. Located on Chao Fa Rd, just up from the night market. They serve a wide variety of tasty Thai and western food. Free Net for customers, a pool table and extensive cocktail menu.


    Massage for Men

      • Men's Health Club Spa UTOPIAN VERIFIED OCT 2010
          31/8 Baan Thaisomporn Hill, Soi Khun-mae, Watchara Rd, Paaknam, Maung, 085-254-5655, 084-187-9799, email. Gay-owned spa for men, by men. Located 10 minutes from Krabi International Airport and 15 minutes from Ao-Nang Beach. The atmosphere is warm and comfortable. They offer traditional Thai massage, aromatic oil massage, body scrub and wrap. Private massage rooms, chill-out area, Thai herbal steam room, sauna, lockers, showers and and beverages. Utopia Member Discount


    Restaurants and Cafes

      • Banana Leaf Restaurant and Cocktail Bar
          Ban Ao Nang, Ao Nang Beach, 087-563-7931, email. Located opposite to Sunset hotel and 25 meters down from Krabi Resort. The restaurant is gay-owned and gay-friendly. Extensive menu with Thai food, seafood and steaks. Also serves well presented cocktails in a warm and relaxed atmosphere, with a discreet ambience and outstanding service. Soft background music with mood lighting. Open daily from 3pm-1am. Utopia Member Discount
      • Coffee Arthit Ao Nang
          23/28 Moo2, Ao Nang Beach, 075-637-847, 081-895-1538, email. Gay-owned Internet café. The owner, Boonchai, is very nice and friendly. Fresh coffee and tea, all day breakfast, soft drinks, cocktails and ice cream.
      • Lemongrass (Thai and European cuisine)
          1 Thanon Maharaj (attached to Traveller's Guest House, on the premises of Central Inn), 075-630-443, email. Gay-friendly open-air restaurant, centrally located, with attached Internet cafe (high speed access). Superb cooking by Parin. Movies and sports shown. Thai and western music.



    Lampang -- area code (66-54)

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    Mae Hong Son

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      • The Seven Elephants Café (western and Southeast Asian)
          356 Moo 1 Soppong, Pangmapha, 053-617-107, email. Dine indoors or al fresco in the garden amongst the palms and heliconia. The café also features tropical house drinks, a wine list and real coffee drinks with an espresso machine. Gay and lesbian-friendly. Utopia Member Discount



    Nang Rong, Prakhon Chai (Buriram)

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        Click here for Nang Rong, Prakhon Chai hotels and accommodations.



    Nongkhai, Sangkhom and Thabo -- area code (66-42)

    General Information

      Isan (northeast Thailand) is full of friendly people, surprising sights, and magical festivals. These three towns are stretched along the mighty Mekong River, with Nong Khai about a 45 minute drive from the major city of Udon Thani. Laos is just across the river by bridge and there are national parks, fascinating temples, and unspoiled nature in abundance. The area hosts several seasonal festivities, the most famous being Bahng Fai Paya Nag, the mysterious emanation of glowing "Naga rockets", unexplained colored lights which shoot from the Mekong River at full moon during Pansaa, (Buddhist Lent) in October.


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          Click here for Nongkai, Sangkhom and Thabo accommodations.


    Attractions


      • Wat Kaeg
          Nongkhai. Surreal folk-art garden of sculpted mythical and spiritual figures, some 5 stories high! The garden was originally begun in Laos, but the war forced the creator to abandon his works and relocate to Thailand where he started over again, completing close to 100 sculptures during his life. The remains of the original garden, much overgrown, still exist on the opposite side of the river and should not be missed if you plan to visit Laos.


    Bars and Clubs

      • Cindy Bar
          A nice little bar on the road fronting the river. It's near the small outdoor eateries that set up at sunset. Cindy, a ladyboy, runs it. She's a lot of fun and so are the staff.
      • Manchester Arms (mixed) UTOPIAN VERIFIED OCT 2011
          Rim Kong Rd/Soi Pa Prao 2, beside the Mekhong River. English owned. Very gay-friendly. English speaking gay staff (Thai). Owner is very helpful, friendly and knowlegable, as are the bar staff.


    Meeting Places

      • There is some cruising on the riverfront walk.


    Shops

      • Village Weaver Handicrafts
          786 Prajak Rd, Nongkhai. Beautiful handicrafts and woven fabrics.



    Pak Chong / Khao Yai National Park (Nakhon Ratchasima)

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    PATTAYA



    Phang Nga

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        Click here for Phang Nga hotels and accommodations.



    Phi Phi Island

    General Information

      This picture perfect tropical island in the middle of the Andaman Sea is just an hour by speedboat from Phuket or Krabi.


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    Restaurants and Cafes

      • Love Café Phi Phi UTOPIAN VERIFIED NOV 2010
          Phi Phi Villa Resort reception area, Tonsai Ba, email. Gay and lesbian-friendly Love Café Phi Phi serves up hot and foamy cappuccinos, drinks with benefits, sensational smoothies, organic teas from Northern Thailand, luscious cocktails (including some unique tea and coffee based cocktails) all to a backdrop of great tunes. All real, however you like it: latté, espresso, cappuccino, machiata affogato, corretto, and with regular, soy or skinny milks. Passionate about coffee or chilled music - come and feel the love! Utopia Member Discount



    PHUKET ISLAND



    Prachuap Khiri Khan

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        Click here for Prachuap Khiri Khan hotels and accommodations.



    Pranburi

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    Ratchaburi

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    Rayong

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    SAMUI ISLAND



    Sukhothai

    General Information

      The population of Sukhothai is about 40,000 (that's close to 2,000 Utopians).

    • Men in Sukhothai message forum


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    Restaurants and Cafes

      • Fasirung Pub and Restaurant UTOPIA VERIFIED JAN 2013
          1/6 Mu 4 Tambon Banklang, Ampeur Kongkrailat, 086-977-8769, 081-675-1651, 05-562-5269, email. Gay-owned Fasirung is a restaurant and pub serving Thai and western dishes in an exotic tropical garden setting located on the main road between the cities of Pitsanuloke and Sukhothai. Open daily from 11am onwards till the last custumer, the later the gayer. Every October 31st they hold a Miss Fasirung gatuey (transgender) contest, a popular event for the area's gays. Utopia Member Discount



    Trang

    General Information

      The population of Trang is about 70,000 (that's about 3,000 Utopians).


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    Bars and Clubs

      • Funky Dance Zone
          Disco behind the Wattana Park Hotel. Mixed crowd.
      • Kamikaze
          Sritrang 1, 081-893-0356, email. Gay-owned Kamikaze is a cocktail bar in the middle of Trang city. They serve food and soft drinks with a relaxed music and atmosphere. Very friendly, so stop on in. Open daily 6pm-1am.



    Udon Thani -- area code (66-42)



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