Celebrating 30 YEARS
of Service to Asia's
Gay & Lesbian Community!

Follow UtopiaAsia
on Facebook,
Twitter, and Pinterest

Covid Recovery Discount: to help build your business back up, we are offering a 50% or higher discount off 12 months on any of our promotions !

"These fun pages dish out the spice on even the most buttoned-up spots in Asia."
-- TIME Magazine

"Excellent coverage of gay and lesbian activities across Asia."
-- Lonely Planet

"Start at Utopia, an extremely comprehensive insider collection
of meeting places, travel tips, and links to resources."
-- Frommer's

"The breadth of the Utopia series is impressive:
the books offer a refreshing candor and lack of hype."
-- Passport Magazine

Utopia Guide to Malaysia (2nd Edition, 2007):
the Gay and Lesbian Scene in 17 Cities Including Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Johor Bahru and Langkawi

"The best place to look for information on Malaysia's gay and lesbian scene is Utopia." -- Lonely Planet

Expanded 2007 Second Edition of the first ever travel guide to gay and lesbian life in Malaysia.

Utopia Guide to Singapore (2nd Edition, 2007):
The Gay and Lesbian Scene in the Lion City

"An extremely informative section on Singapore's gay bars, clubs, organizations, publications, bookshops and even cabarets." -- TIME Magazine

Expanded 2007 Second Edition of the first ever travel guide to gay and lesbian life in Singapore.

Utopia Guide to Indonesia (2nd Edition, 2007):
The Gay and Lesbian Scene in 43 Cities Including Jakarta and the Island of Bali

"Excellent information about the Bali gay scene." -- Lonely Planet

Expanded 2007 Second Edition of the first ever travel guide to gay and lesbian life in Indonesia.

Utopia Guide to Japan (2nd Edition, 2007):
The Gay and Lesbian Scene in 27 Cities Including Tokyo, Kyoto and Nagoya

"Useful, fun and informative listings, links and more..." -- Time Out Tokyo

Expanded 2007 Second Edition of the first ever travel guide to gay and lesbian life in Japan. Explore 27 cities including Tokyo, Kyoto, Nagoya and Hiroshima. With maps and Japanese addresses. The Utopia Guide to Japan offers the latest look at Japan's enduring gay and lesbian scene.

Utopia Guide to South Korea (2nd Edition, 2007):
The Gay and Lesbian Scene in 7 Cities Including Seoul, Pusan, Taegu and Taejon

"Take a look at Utopia for up-to-date information on gay and lesbian issues, bars and happenings in Korea." -- Lonely Planet Korea

Expanded 2007 Second Edition of the first ever travel guide to gay and lesbian life in South Korea. Explore 7 cities including Seoul, Pusan, Taegu and Taejon. The Utopia Guide to South Korea offers a landmark survey of this Asian tiger's emerging scene.

Utopia Guide to Taiwan (2nd Edition, 2007):
The Gay and Lesbian Scene in 12 Cities Including Taipei, Kaohsiung, Taichung and Tainan

"The definitive gay and lesbian resource covering the region." -- Gay Times

Expanded 2007 Second Edition of the first ever travel guide to gay and lesbian life in Taiwan. Explore 12 cities including Taipei, Kaohsiung, Taichung and Tainan. The Utopia Guide to Taiwan is an insider's look at Taiwan's emerging gay and lesbian scene.

Utopia Guide to Thailand (2nd Edition, 2007)
the Gay & Lesbian Scene
in 23 Cities Including Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Pattaya & Phuket

"The leading gateway to organizing a visit is Utopia, which excels at events, insights, contacts, listings and links..." -- Time Out Bangkok

"Long recognised for its online gay and lesbian community, Utopia Asia also has an informative guidebook...packed with full information on clubs, hotels, shopping venues, restaurants and spas all around Thailand that are gay-friendly, gay-dominated and/or gay-owned." -- BK Magazine

Expanded 2006 guide to contemporary gay and lesbian life in 23 Thai cities, including Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket, Samui and Pattaya.

Utopia Guide to China (2nd Edition, 2006)
the Gay & Lesbian Scene
in 50 Chinese Cities
Including Hong Kong, Beijing & Shanghai

"Excellent and up-to-date information on the latest gay and lesbian hot spots in Shanghai and elsewhere throughout China." -- Lonely Planet Shanghai

"One of the most current and useful gay Asia resources." -- Time Out Shanghai

Expanded 2006 2nd Edition of the Utopia Guide to China, the first printed guidebook to the gay and lesbian scene in 50 Chinese cities including Beijing, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Hong Kong, Kunming, Nanjing, Macau, Shanghai, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Suzhou, Xiamen, and Xian.

Utopia Guide to Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar & Vietnam (2nd Edition, 2006)
Southeast Asia's Gay & Lesbian Scene Including Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City & Angkor

"Chock full of information and contacts." -- Lonely Planet Hanoi

"The Obi Wan Kenobi of the Asian gay cyber community. All seeing, all knowing. Drop by and feel the force." -- Rice Magazine

Expanded insider's glimpse at the gay and lesbian scene in 18 cities in four emerging Southeast Asian countries, including Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon, Vientiane, Luang Prabang, Yangon/Rangoon, Phnom Penh, and Angkor Wat/Siem Reap. Listings include organizations, bars, discos, accommodations, spas, restaurants, and more. Enjoy savvy comments and recommendations from local Utopians, as well as gay travelers who share their experiences and discoveries in rainbow Southeast Asia.

Utopia Guide to Asia : the Best of Asia's Gay & Lesbian Scene in 16 Countries Including Philippines, Sri Lanka, Mongolia, and Nepal (2006)

"An excellent resource for gay travellers to all regions of Asia..." -- Rough Guide

"An encyclopedic resource for gay and lesbian travelers...some of the most specific and pragmatic information available." -- San Francisco Chronicle

Utopia has assembled the world's first ever travel guide to 16 countries in Asia. Inside are complete listings for Mongolia, Nepal, Philippines and Sri Lanka, plus "best of" listings for select major cities in a dozen other Asian countries. Enjoy hundreds of savvy comments and recommendations from locals and travelers alike.

"In a sign that China's great wall of denial about homosexuality is cracking, the first printed guide to gay life in dozens of Chinese cities has been published by Utopia. With honest, detailed descriptions of hotels, restaurants, bars and baths, as well as insights into local culture, the bilingual guide offers recommendations, tips and warnings for the international gay traveler. Quotations from actual visitors round out the descriptions, providing first hand impressions about the gay scene in the various cities. In perhaps the most telling example of how far China has come, one contributor lists several Beijing Starbucks outlets as the best places to meet professional gay men."
-- IN Los Angeles Magazine

And from The Advocate magazine:


"Only the naive would believe that modernization brought homosexuality to Japan. The Utopia Guide to Japan, South Korea and Taiwan introduces homosexuality in East Asia via its historical and literary vintage, and brings it to a head in this must-have handbook.

"Utopia is well known as the world’s most comprehensive and authoritative English-language resource on gay Asia. Their guide is is written with a sensitive finger on the social, cultural and political pulse of the three countries it covers. It turns the most casual riffler into a reader with its knowing commentary on various gay issues and evocative descriptions of various gay scenes and areas.

"Directions to often difficult-to-find establishments are set out in meticulous and easy-to-follow detail, and there are ample tips, depending on the establishment, to make your experience there as enjoyable as possible. The frequent ‘Comments from Utopians’ are especially helpful."

-- JapanVisitor.com


"I have just returned from Japan and found your guide book and website of great assistance." -- abj1 (Australia), Apr 27, 2008

"I received delivery of the Guide to Thailand yesterday and the first thing I did was look for the places I often go in the Patpong area and nothing was mentioned about the go-go bars there or in Chiang Mai." -- E.J.

Utopia's mission for the last 12 years has been to promote positive alternatives to the sex industry. We do not advertise gogo bars, prostitutes or porno. We do hope you will explore the wonderful variety of gay places available in The Land of Smiles. The Utopia Guide to Thailand is stuffed with information about Thai venues where you can meet local gays and lesbians on a friendship basis.

go to HOME


Australia + Bhutan + Cambodia + China (including Hong Kong, Macau, Tibet) + East Timor + India + Indonesia + Japan + Korea + Laos
Malaysia + Mongolia + Myanmar/Burma + Nepal + Philippines + Singapore + Sri Lanka + Taiwan + Thailand + Vietnam

All original text, images and content (c) 1994-2024. Utopia is a Registered Trademark. 乌同邦