Hong Kong, a towering city filled with skyscrapers, luxury malls, and winding side-streets all built on the side of jungle-covered mountains. Gay Hong Kong nightlife is centered on Hong Kong Island around the areas of Soho and Lan Kwai Fong (LFK). Weeknights can be a little quiet across HK gay nightlife but weekends make up for this.
Spread over a collection of small islands and adjacent mainland, Hong Kong is home to 7 million people making it one of the most densely populated areas in the world.
Gay Hong Kong is a tolerant modern city and this is reflected in its accepting attitude towards gay men. Most gay visitors to Hong Kong experience no problems checking into hotels, visiting tourist attractions, or partying.
Gay Hong Kong’s nightlife is mainly located in the Soho (South of Hollywood Road, HK Island) and LKF (Lan Kwai Fong, HK Island). Soho and LKF are separate areas but are within easy walking distance from each other (around 10 minutes). Most of the nightlife takes place on Friday and Saturday nights.
Gay Hong Kong’s Saunas are spread out across the city, unlike the nightlife which is concentrated to a few areas. Popular saunas for visitors include Central Escalator in LKF (Jervois Street, HK Island) and Jungle in Kowloon (Nathan Road, HK mainland).
Many gay travelers who want to party choose to stay on Hong Kong Island, near to Soho and LFK, the nightlife center of gay Hong Kong. With most of MRT (train network) closing at 1 am and reopening at 5 am, choosing a hotel withing walking distance saves a late night taxi ride. Across all of Hong Kong space is a premium and this is very true for Hong Kong’s Hotels. Hotel rooms in Hong Kong are small, it’s a fact! Be prepared to pay a premium for space, it’s a luxury in Hong Kong.
The city can be described as Asia’s most western city next to Singapore. After 150 years of British rule, the city has developed a mix of traditional Chinese, western values, and a modern mega-city vibe. This fusion can be seen in the city’s acceptance of LGBT citizens.
Hong Kong does not permit or recognize same-sex marriages but does offer limited protection against discrimination. The Hong Kong Bill of Rights Ordinance 1991 prohibits discrimination on a variety of grounds, including “other status” which in 2005, was interpreted by the courts in one case to include sexual orientation.
While the law may be lacking, big business is seen to be at the forefront of LGBT rights. Hong Kong hosts a small pride festival usually held in November. Although it’s small in numbers Hong Kong pride receives much support from the city’s large international banking community.
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