Bangkok

Asia’s most LGBT+ welcoming metropolis

Bangkok

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.

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T-Shirt hunting in Bangkok

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LGBT+ welcoming hotels & resorts

LGBT+ welcoming hotels and resorts

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…

Siam@Siam Design Hotel, Bangkok

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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…

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…

SO Sofitel, Bangkok

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Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok

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Pullman Bangkok Hotel G, Bangkok

The famed Pullman Bangkok Hotel G is located near to the Chong Nonsi (BTS) Skytrain Station as well as the entertainment district of Silom Road. With 469 modern and stylishly designed rooms, this trendy hotel has what every discerning traveller is looking for. The hotel also provides a multitude of drinking and, including 25 Degrees…

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…

Aloft Bangkok Sukhumvit 11

Just steps from vibrant attractions, nightlife, clubs and bars, Aloft Bangkok Sukhumvit 11 is an urban gem in a stimulating travel destination. Our hotel features 298 loft-inspired rooms and suites with tech-smart features, free Wi-Fi, platform beds and panoramic views of the Bangkok cityscape. Our prime location on Sukhumvit Road places the excitement of Soi…

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…

Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort, Bangkok

Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort is a lush oasis overlooking the Chao Phraya River. 376 rooms and suites exude contemporary Thai luxury. Eight restaurants and bars offer up the world on a plate. A unique resort setting invites relaxation, with extensive recreational facilities, river adventures and the award-winning Anantara Spa. www.anantara.com/en/riverside-bangkok

Hotel Indigo Bangkok Wireless Road, Bangkok

Hotel Indigo Bangkok Wireless Road is the 5-star branded boutique hotel on the crossroad of heritage and modernity. Here, a unique locally refreshing experience awaits your discovery and inspiring stories are just at your doorsteps. Located right in the heart of the cosmopolitan yet very local area of Wireless Road, perfect base for your visit…

Blu Cabin Gay Poshtel

Thailand’s first and only poshtel dedicated to gay men, Blu Cabin Ari Gay Poshtel is ideally located in Bangkok’s ARI – home to middle-upper class local & expat gay men. Housed in the “VCK Cool space” building, which features V club 7 Massage & Spa, Chakran Sauna, VCK Bar & Bistro. Guests benefit from free…

Banyan Tree Bangkok, Bangkok

Banyan Tree Bangkok is less than 10 minutes’ walk from Silom, with its many gay venues. The hotel is gay-friendly with honeymoons, anniversaries and life events recognized by the staff. At 61 floors the hotel offers the best views from the 327 rooms and suites and the 10 restaurants and bars. Rooms start at 48m2,…

Belmond Eastern & Oriental Express, Bangkok

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Metropole Bangkok

Metropole Bangkok is located on Soi Thonglor 55, the avante-garde trendy area offering the city’s most exciting dining and nightlife options.  Sukhumvit and Phetchaburi roads, as well as the main expressway, BTS sky train system and international hospitals are all located within short distance of the hotel. Our 161 stylish guestrooms offer elegance inspired by…

Centara Grand at Centralworld, Bangkok

Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld is in the very heart of Bangkok’s shopping and business district, with easy access by road and via the BTS Skytrain. This five-star hotel, the flagship of Centara Hotels & Resorts, is therefore ideal for those shopping, partying or sightseeing. At 55 storeys the hotel offers spectacular…

Capella Bangkok, Bangkok

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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 or city views. The rooms are decorated with classic Thai touches, including silk and teak finishings. Rooms in the exclusive Krungthep Wing offer garden balconies overlooking a private pool and the Chao Phraya River. The…

SO Sofitel, Bangkok

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Siam Kempinski, Bangkok

What does luxury mean to you? Access to the inaccessible? Making hassles dissolve with the minimum of effort? Finding time to simply be yourself? At Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok they offer a broad range of services that fulfill all of these things and more. Located in the heart of Bangkok’s premier shopping and entertainment district,…

Lebua State Tower, Bangkok

When it comes to the best luxury hotels in Bangkok, those with lavish suites, breathtaking views, fine dining and iconic rooftop bars, look to the hotel that was voted ‘#1 in Thailand’ by guests like you in the Condé Nast Traveller Reader’s Choice Awards. lebua expansive and elegantly-appointed suites, with their separate bedroom, living room…

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…

St. Regis, Bangkok

Experience the splendor of Bangkok from a premier location along Rajadamri Road, near the city’s elite business institutions, superb restaurants, and fine boutiques. Suvarnabhumi International Airport is an easy 35 minutes away. Enjoy the art of exquisite dining with vintage wines from a magnificent wine cellar. Find sanctuary and personalized indulgences at the exclusive Elemis…

Rosewood Bangkok

A visually stunning, vertical architectural marvel, Rosewood Bangkok’s contemporary form is inspired by the wai, the famous Thai greeting gesture. The 30-story ultra-luxury hotel is located in a prime location in the heart of downtown Bangkok along Ploenchit Road and directly connected to Ploenchit Skytrain Station. The hotel’s 159 rooms, including 24 unique suites and…

Babylon, Bangkok

Bangkok’s most infamous hotel for gay men – enfolding you in an ineffable experience, and never seen before the eyes of men! It is the perfect place to indulge your wildest fantasies. Break out the Royal Barge, polish up the tiara, dust off those ruby-red shoes, fasten those chastity belts, or simply cruise in your…

The Sukhothai Bangkok, Bangkok

The 210-room The Sukhothai Bangkok hotel is a multi-award winning property located on Sathorn Road. As one of Thailand’s most luxurious accommodation experiences, its ancillary facilities, from award winning restaurants, Spa Botanica, a limousine fleet, gym and swimming pool, garden view meeting spaces and legendary cuisine combine to produce one of the finest hospitality brands…

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…

Bandara Suites Silom, Bangkok

Within Bangkok’s cosmopolitan Silom district, Bandara Suites offers the warm hospitality, enchanted by the “Asian Contemporary” concept. Indeed many guests return year after year for Bandara’s genuine personal touch. The 27-storey hotel is located in a quiet street but nearby key areas for business and leisure travellers (Silom Entertainment area) alike. Hotel facilities and amenities…

Cape House Hotel, Bangkok

Cape House Hotel in Soi Langsuan, Bangkok gives you a quiet, homely base in a convenient central location.  You have quick and easy access to the Skytrain to take you to the city’s shopping centres and bustling nightlife, and yet you are only minutes’ walk from the relaxing greenery of one of the city’s major parks. …

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…

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 by calming rooms away from the urban hubbub, and careful attention to nurturing detail. They combine urban edge with Asian flair, an approach reflected in the award-winning cuisine, spa and Bangkok’s chicest lounge-bar. At Shambhala…

Oakwood Hotel & Residence Bangkok, Bangkok

Oakwood Hotel & Residence Bangkok, will add 142 elegantly appointed studios and one-bedroom apartments to the Thai capital. Located a short distance away from Asiatique The Riverfront, a famed open-air mall by the river as well as ICON SIAM, one of the largest shopping malls in Asia, Oakwood Hotel & Residence Bangkok also offers the…

Sivatel Bangkok, Bangkok

Sivatel Bangkok is more than an all-suite hotel conveniently situated in the heart of Bangkok, mere steps from the Ploenchit BTS Skytrain. We offer an inspiring and impactful guest experience which has the sharing of happiness through healthy living and environmental sustainability at its core. We actively source fresh, organic ingredients from local farmers, supporting…

Grand Hyatt Erawan, Bangkok

Located in one of the most liberal cities in the world, it is no surprise that the Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok welcomes LGBT+ visitors with open arms. Our hotel conveniently connects travellers to the city’s major SkyTrain stations, best restaurants and premium shopping malls. Aside from 380 contemporary guestrooms and suites with stunning city views,…

The Muse, Bangkok

Member of the M Gallery family by Accord: Hotel Muse brings to the city its only hotel dedicated to the golden age of travel and the most opulent of art and design and dedicated  to the art of pure pleasure. Every element of the interior reflects a devotion to Rama V-era elegance yet with contemporary…

Avani+ Riverside Bangkok Hotel, Bangkok

Avani+ Riverside Bangkok Hotel is the perfect hotel in which you can work, rest and play. 250 bedrooms, including 23 suites, each command a river view. Drift away in our infinity pool and gaze over the River of Kings, or present to up to 1,200 business delegates in our Grand Riverside Ballroom. And after a…

Le Meridien, Bangkok

Le Méridien Bangkok reaches 24 stories into the City of Angels skyline, towering in contemporary five-star luxury at the head of the pulsating Silom commercial district and just metres from the energetic Patpong Night Market. Each of the hotel’s 282 subtle yet modern guestrooms and suites captures the colourful views unfolding in Bangkok and the…

U Sathorn Bangkok, Bangkok

U Sathorn Bangkok is a 5-star oasis resort in the heart of Bangkok. It features beautifully decorated rooms and suites complemented by an attractive courtyard surrounded by peaceful green gardens and a stunning swimming pool. U Sathorn’s unique concept of service includes a 24-hour room, which allows guests to enjoy their room for a full…

Hansar, Bangkok

Endless and enchanting views of Bangkok greenery, unrivalled architectural elegance and timeless style, amenities to please the most discerning traveler, this is the Hansar way of life. Their suites are steeped in modern comfort and amenities, contemporary yet timeless in style and adorned in Jim Thompson silk. Hansar is meant to be enjoyed, experienced and…

Events & offers

Events and offers

gCircuit Songkran 2020 is coming to town!

*Editor’s note, March 2020: G-Circuit 2020 has been postponed. For the most up to date information, please visit their website at www.gcircuit.com The show must go on, right? That’s no doubt what our friends over at gCircuit must be thinking, because once again, they’re brining their legendary party extravaganza – which just so happens to…

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…

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 the Novotel Fenix Silom. Presented by G-Spot Entertainment. www.gspotent.com

Weekly: Boys love bubbles

Each Wednesday at the W Bangkok, male guests get 2 hours of free flow sparkling wine at this mixed event for just 400 THB from 8 pm – 10 pm at WOOBAR, W Bangkok. An opportunity to meet the Bangkok, gay afterwork crowd. www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/bkkwb-w-bangkok/

Monthly: LESLA Party

Asia’s biggest lesbian party! Usually the first Saturday of every month in Bangkok. Please check the Facebook page for latest news and updates on venues. www.facebook.com/LESLAPartyThailand

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…

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 a quality night out. www.gspotent.com

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. Free entry! www.gspotent.com

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 days. It is the first official WHITE PARTY outside North America and the only Official WHITE PARTY in Asia. White Party Bangkok (WPBKK) has become Thailand’s largest gay New Year Festival with over 14,000 partygoers from Asia and across…

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. www.bangkokisland.com/event/pride-cruise-bangkok-2019/

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

Well, you little devil, if you’re planning to vacation in Thailand at the end of November, you’re in luck literally and figuratively. Not only will you get to witness Loi Krathong, one of the most picturesque festivals of the year, but you can also join in and float away your anger, grudges and defilements of…

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