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How can we inspire you today?

How can we inspire you today?

Or perhaps we can help you get started? From cosmopolitan Bangkok, to lush Northern hills, to the exotic islands of the South, to places less travelled, the Kingdom of Thailand welcomes the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans ( LGBTQ / LGBT+) community with pride. Please browse our enchanting LGBT friendly and gay welcoming destinations below.

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Thailand welcomes the LGBT+ community.

In Thailand, we believe that diversity is amazing. As the most LGBTQ / LGBT+ welcoming country in Asia, we’re proud that the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans community – and all people – no matter how they identify; and whom they love; feel free when traveling in Thailand on vacation or holiday. We have something for everyone. Yes, there are LGBT+ events, parties and nightlife, but beyond that, we offer rich culture, delicious food, unique local experiences, unparalleled luxury, spellbinding getaways and an experiential break of a lifetime, not to mention some fantastic gay friendly hotels and resorts. Come visit us and find out for yourself, but in the meantime, let us inspire you with stories that will make you want to go Thai; and be free.

Discover your Thailand

Thailand welcomes every color under the rainbow; and has something for everyone, whatever your interests. Whether you’re a fashionista or a foodie, or a street-fighter or sun-worshipper, a hedonist or history buff. Let us whet your appetite with some divine inspiration below.

Discover your Thailand

Thailand stories

A couple celebrates Valentine's day in Thailand with a cooking class

Valentine’s day in Thailand – Four romantic things to do for LGBTQ+ couples

No date in the calendar has Cupid more excited than February 14, and that’s no different in the Thai Kingdom: Valentine’s day in Thailand means endless opportunities to celebrate your romance, reignite the passion between yourself and your other half, and spend quality time in one of the world’s most magical destinations. Whether you take…

The opening of White Party Bangkok 2022/2023, Thailand

White Party Bangkok 2022/2023 – A look back at the hottest New Year’s Eve party of the year

Ain’t no party like White Party Bangkok 2022/2023! More so than ever before, residents of and visitors to the Thai capital have relished the chance to dance into 2023 at the incredible annual event’s very first in-person installation since the pandemic. Safety measures were of course in place to guarantee the best experience for everyone,…

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Thai queer cinema – Four Thai gay films to watch before your holiday

LGBTQ+ travellers planning a trip to Southeast Asia’s original beach destination will find that the Kingdom is rich in queer culture: from nightlife and performances to literature and movies. One of the best ways to get a glimpse at – or a deeper understanding of – local queer life before any trip is to watch…

In Thailand, we believe diversity is amazing

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In Thailand, we believe diversity is amazing

Thank you to all our partners, those passionate about LGBT+ diversity in  Thailand, who helped us in the making of this video:

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Centara Hotels & Resorts

Centara is Thailand’s leading hotel group, dedicated to providing exceptional service in unique and sophisticated environments.  As a Thai hospitality management and holding company it places a strong emphasis on providing Thai-influenced hospitality and its inimitably warm and gracious service style across all of its brands, whilst embracing, and maintaining a sense of place in,…

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The Peninsula, Bangkok

The Peninsula Bangkok perfectly mixes timeless elegance and sophistication with contemporary comfort and technology. Its distinctive waved-shape design affords each of the 370 rooms and suites stunning views over the historic Chao Phraya River. The magnificent Peninsula Spa, offering treatments that layer Thai, European and Ayurvedic philosophies for an entirely new experience. Guests can relax…

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Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok

For more than 140 years, travellers have followed the Chao Phraya River to stay at the legendary Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok. A luxury five-star hotel in one of the world’s most exciting cities, we enjoy a reputation for style, service and excellence. A haven of calm on the banks of the river, Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok is…

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137 Pillars Suites & Residences, Bangkok

34 luxurious suites named after the great royal periods in Thai history, the Rattanakosin Suites, The Ayuthaya Suites, the Sukhothai Suites, and the Thonburi Suites. Private dining in each suite replete with Maxi Bars & private wine cellars, large balconies, expansive ensuite bathroom with large round bath and walk in wardrobes – add to this…

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SO Sofitel, Bangkok

You are SO welcome. In a city where anything is possible, SO Sofitel Bangkok hotel is everything to everyone, whether you’re in Bangkok for business or leisure, to party of spa.. Join us for a SO fabulous voyage in one of Luxury 5 Star Hotels Bangkok has seen and experience the vibrant Thai capital as…

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Hype Luxury Boat Club, Phuket

HYPE concept is a beach club at sea on a big stylish Catamaran featuring comfortable daybeds, professional crew and hostesses . We offer our guests a selection of delectable finger food from traditional Thai food to Sushi and tapas. A bar with an extensive menu of fine Champagnes, spirits and cocktails. The boat is fitted and designed to…

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Siam@Siam Design Hotel, Bangkok

Siam@Siam Design Hotel Bangkok is a vibrant 4.5-star boutique hotel in the heart of Bangkok, offering the perfect ambience in which to relax during your business or leisure trip. Our recommended rooms under the concept of The Heritage blend Thai tradition with modern industrialist design. Find relaxation amid uniquely patterned walls that resemble colonial times…

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The SIS Kata, Phuket

“Stay in Style” at The SIS Kata – A dynamic, young and trendy resort situated about 300m up on the hillside, just a few moments away from the award winning golden sands of Kata Beach. The SIS Kata stands out as having amazing views across the Andaman Sea plus a signature restaurant which welcomes both…

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Sriwilai, Sukothai

Our boutique resort offers a unique experience in the heart of Siam, Sukhothai, Thailand. Our newly opened boutique resort is located only 1.8 km away from the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sukhothai Historical Park. Situated in the natural landscape of Thailand’s cultural heritage, the resort has 52 rooms and 2 suites, making us the only…

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137 Pillars House, Chiang Mai

30 luxurious suites named after founders of the Borneo Trading Co., including Louis Leonowens, William Bain, and Rajah Brooke. The old house built 125 years ago is Baan Borneo. This legendary resort is now in its 5th year of operation and boasts two restaurants featuring Thai and Western Cuisine. The legendary Jack Bain’s Bar, Cigar…

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Keemala, Phuket

You are invited to experience an all pool-villa wonderland set in the rainforest of Kamala, Phuket. Keemala embraces a Thai cultural philosophy and brings it to life through distinctive design and guests experiences. The spa treatments, holistic programs, gastronomic choices, activities and magical villas and cottages all promise to be beyond enchanting. Keemala is well away…

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The Siam, Bangkok

Set on 3 acres of verdant frontage along the Chao Phraya River, The Siam is a 39-suite-and-villa urban luxury retreat located in Bangkok’s Royal Dusit District. Conceived by Krissada Sukosol-Clapp and globally acclaimed architect and designer Bill Bensley, The Siam features Bangkok’ smost spacious suites and is the Kingdom’s Premier urban resort offering intimately private…

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Small Luxury Hotels of the World

SLH.com are the ‘champions of small’ with over 20 boutique properties in Thailand. We don’t believe bigger is better, we think small hotels offer a unique personal touch that leaves a lasting impression. We seek out the little gems that offer genuine, one-of-a-kind experiences – it could be lashings of luxury at a palatial mansion…

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Hotels and Resorts

Whatever your tastes, or budget, Thailand has a huge number of LGBT+ welcoming hotels and resorts.

Hotels and resorts

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The Siam, Bangkok

Set on 3 acres of verdant frontage along the Chao Phraya River, The Siam is a 39-suite-and-villa urban luxury retreat located in Bangkok’s Royal Dusit District. Conceived by Krissada Sukosol-Clapp and globally acclaimed architect and designer Bill Bensley, The Siam features Bangkok’ smost spacious suites and is the Kingdom’s Premier urban resort offering intimately private…

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The Spa Resorts, Koh Samui

The peaceful boutique resort on hillside overlooking Lamai Sea. 24 Garden of Eden Rooms in tropical garden offers spacious balcony and wooden-furnished room. Escape from busy world to detox your body and your mind, the resort also have many choices of well-being programs. www.thesparesorts.com

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Le Meridien, Chiang Rai

The resort, situated along the Mae Kok River, is moments from the town of Chiang Rai, the former capital of the ancient Lanna Kingdom founded by King Meng Rai. Guests can experience luxury and refinement, while exploring an area steeped in history. On an idyllic 26-rai site, our chic resort features a focus on the…

Events & offers

Check out upcoming events and offers from our partners

Events and offers

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Monthly: Go Grrrls!

Go Grrrls! A Queer Dance Party in Bangkok. (est. 2013) A group of gay girls and boys who share the same love of party and indie music. We aim to bring the best of indie – rock – electro tunes to kill the dancefloor for all 24 hour party people. (LGBT, Androgynous, Straight or whoever…

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April: G-Circuit Songkran 2019

Asia’s biggest gay party and event over 3 days in April. Runs from 12 – 14th April 2019. www.gcircuit.com

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4 ways to get into queer art in Thailand

Thailand is a feast for the eyes. Its beauty extends from its tropical landscapes down to the warmth of its ubiquitous smiles. Unsurprisingly, the Kingdom’s arts are reflective of this charm: its creative traditions include crafts, ceremonial music and religious depictions – think shadow puppets and the intricate murals decorating Bangkok’s Grand Palace. Adding to…

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