Bangkok

Asia’s most LGBT+ welcoming metropolis

Bangkok, Thailand’s capital is also known as the “City of Angels” (Krung Thep). It is a bustling city, steeped in tradition and yet one of the most modern metropolises in the world. Soaring skyscrapers, cutting-edge art and fashion, colorful temples, and mesmerizing royal palaces, Bangkok will thrill and amaze you.

It is by far the most densely populated city in Thailand with about 12 million people surrounded by the flowing waters of the Chao Phraya River. It is home to one of the world’s largest airports and yet it’s still a place where food and flowers are sold from wooden long-tail boats floating on the river.

Mobility around the city comes with ease. The SkyTrain has literally changed the face and dynamics of the city, but tourists are encouraged to be adventurous and jump on a TukTuk or Motorbike.

Bangkok is a city of contradictions, visit the oldest Chinatown in the whole world and explore high-rise, international neighbourhoods. Shop at a brand new mall, or try your bargaining skills at the vibrant Chatuchak Market. Eat at a street-vendor or food court, or graze at Michelin star restaurants.

Are you fan of nightlife and partying? Visit Soi 2 to 4, in Silom for the gay nightlife hot spot of Bangkok, where both locals and tourists flock to have a great time and mingle. There is also Sukhumvit Road, Sapan Kwai and Ramkamhaeng that host a great gay/nightlife atmosphere. Or head up to a rooftop bar and enjoy a panoramic 360-degree view of this sprawling city. Come to one of the city’s music of dance festivals – like the White Party; or G-Circuit, during Songkran. Check out the Queens of Drag-race Thailand; who can be found at pop-up events across the city, or at the legendary Maggie Choos.

Bangkok is easily the most LGBT+ welcoming capital city in Asia. The slogan Mai Pen Rai (Thai for “no worries”), defines the friendliness and open mentality of all Thais and despite Bangkok being a metropolis, this welcoming, live and let live culture thrives here.

Inspiration

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Four slices of old-world Bangkok

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LGBT+ welcoming hotels & resorts

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…

SO Sofitel, Bangkok

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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…

Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok

For more than 140 years, travellers have followed the Chao Phraya River to stay at the legendary Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok.…

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…

The Peninsula, Bangkok

The Peninsula Bangkok perfectly mixes timeless elegance and sophistication with contemporary comfort and technology. Its distinctive waved-shape design affords each…

The Muse, Bangkok

Member of the M Gallery family by Accord: Hotel Muse brings to the city its only hotel dedicated to the…

Hansar, Bangkok

Endless and enchanting views of Bangkok greenery, unrivalled architectural elegance and timeless style, amenities to please the most discerning traveler,…

Le Meridien, Bangkok

Le Méridien Bangkok reaches 24 stories into the City of Angels skyline, towering in contemporary five-star luxury at the head…

Babylon, Bangkok

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The Metropolitan by COMO

The Metropolitan Bangkok is the Thai capital’s freshest city-centre hotel offering style, energy and exceptional service. Their verve is balanced…

Shangri-la, Bangkok

Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok, comprises 802 luxurious guestrooms in two adjacent towers, Shangri-La Wing and Krungthep Wing. All rooms have river…

Lebua State Tower, Bangkok

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St. Regis, Bangkok

Experience the splendor of Bangkok from a premier location along Rajadamri Road, near the city’s elite business institutions, superb restaurants,…

Siam Kempinski, Bangkok

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Banyan Tree, Bangkok

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The Sukothai, Bangkok

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Events & offers

Daily: Stranger Bar

Silom Soi 4 institution with fabulous and camp drag shows nightly. www.facebook.com/TheStrangerBar

Weekly: Sunday night at Maggie Choos

Upscale drag-spectacular, often showcasing the Queens of Drag Race Thailand, set in a Shanghai-Speakeasy style bar in the basement of…

Weekly: Boys love bubbles

Each Wednesday at the W Bangkok, male guests get 2 hours of free flow sparkling wine at this mixed event…

Monthly: LESLA Party

Asia’s biggest lesbian party! Usually the first Saturday of every month in Bangkok. Please check the Facebook page for latest…

Monthly: Go Grrrls!

Go Grrrls! A Queer Dance Party in Bangkok. (est. 2013) A group of gay girls and boys who share the…

Monthly: Over the Rainbow

First Saturday of every month, the G-Spot Entertainment crew take over Banyan Tree’s Vertigo Too bar with queens, queers and…

Monthly: Party at the Penthouse

G-Spot Entertainment presents a Friday night event at Hilton on Sukhumvit 24’s Penthouse on the last Friday of every month.…

January: White Party Bangkok

The world’s premier gay dance music festival, White Party (WP), launched in Bangkok, Thailand, in 2015 with 4 massive parties spanning over 3…

March: Pride Cruise Bangkok

Thailand’s first ever Pride cruise for LGBT+ people and allies – with two areas and an impressive line-up of performers.…

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

November: Loi Krathong

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