Gay Bangkok is epic, crazy, and busy every night, all year round. Bangkok has developed a reputation as the capital of gay Asia.
Everything about the destination makes it a paradise for gay party people. The Thai people’s culture of LGBT acceptance, Bangkok’s infamous party and red light scene to hosting Asia’s largest gay circuit parties. Bangkok maintains its crown as the capital of gay Asia.
The weather is hot and sticky all year round, the traffic is crazy, yet the people still come. Bangkok now holds the title of the world’s most-visited city. International visitors flock to Bangkok for the food, culture, temples, shopping, and its affordability. Bangkok is one of the best cities in the world for bargain-priced luxury hotels.
Gay Bangkok has a huge number of bars and clubs to enjoy. In fact, Bangkok is often rated as one of the best gay cities in the world. Silom is the gay capital of Bangkok and home to most of the gay bars, clubs, and saunas, but there is much more to gay Bangkok than just Silom. Sukhumvit Road, Aor Tor Gor, and Khao San Road are important areas for anybody trying to explore all of Bangkok.
Without a doubt, most of gay Bangkok’s action occurs around Silom Soi 2 and Silom Soi 4. Busy every night of the week, Silom Soi 4, Bangkok’s gay bar street with the iconic Telephone and Balcony Bars. Offering cheap drinks with a street view, Silom Soi 4 is the ideal spot for pre-party drinks. Only a couple hundred meters away is Silom Soi 2 is gay Bangkok’s clubbing central and home to the famous DJ Station, Bangkok’s biggest gay club.
Gay Bangkok is home to many saunas. Bangkok’s gay sauna scene is diverse and spread out over the city. The most popular saunas in Bangkok include Babylon Sauna, R3 Sauna, and Chakran Sauna. Babylon Sauna is often rated as one of the best gay saunas in Asia.
Most gay travelers choose to stay in Silom and Sathorn as its central and home to Bangkok’s main gay nightlife. In Silom or across Bangkok, you will find hotels to match every budget and taste from bargain hostels to rooftop pools and luxurious suites.
In terms of public tolerance and acceptance of homosexuality, Thailand is one of the most welcoming countries across Asia. As with many countries, acceptance of LGBT individuals is more widespread in urban areas, such as Bangkok.
As a whole, Thai people value discretion and non-confrontation, so no one should give you any hassle for being seen together. That said, public displays of affection – both straight and gay – are frowned upon.
Male and female same-sex activity is legal in Thailand however gay marriage is not legal yet. Bangkok Post reports that “…while Thailand is viewed as a tourist haven for same-sex couples, the reality for locals is that the law, and often public sentiment, is not so liberal.” LGBT residents of Thailand and Bangkok are not offered equal legal protections offered to non-LGBT (straight) people.
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