Bangkok can be as frenetic or as relaxing as you wish! You can chill out poolside and enjoy the zen of the many temples or party all night in the clubs and bars, discover new taste experiences on the streets of Chinatown or dine out with stunning views on a 5 star rooftop!
Bangkok, home to more than 8 million people is one of the busiest cities in the world and home to one of the most diverse gay scenes. Most of the popular tourist areas are located within the central districts and are well served by the BTS skytrain.
The 3 main areas popular with gay visitors include Siam & Lumpini, which is the heart of the city, filled with shops and restaurants; Silom & Sathorn, home to the city’s gay district and Sukhumvit an upmarket area known for its high-end shopping and 5 star hotels. Most gay visitors stay in or around Silom or Siam area.
The main gay bars and dance clubs are located on Silom Soi 2 and Soi 4. Well know bars such as Balcony, Stranger and Telephone tend to get busy after 10 pm with mostly foreign customers. DJ Station is always a popular option for late night dancing.
With more than 10+ gay saunas in Bangkok, you are spoilt for choice. Babylon and R3 are two of the most poular! Most offer massage. You can also visit some of the many day-spas where you can have any type of “service” you require. Those looking to meet some hot GoGos for a private dance should head to “Patpong”, Bangkok’s ‘red light district’ that includes a gay section on Soi Twilight (aka Soi Pratuchai).
International circuit parties take place during New Years and SongKran attracting thousands of guys from Asia and around the world. Bangkok is busy all year, though peak season is from November to February, when the weather is comfortable, with temperatures varying from 25°C to 32°C. Around April and May, it is very hot, so be prepared. Rainy season is from June through October.
Here are the hotels we recommend that have good reviews and keep you close to all the action
COMO Metropolitan, W Bangkok, Banyan Tree, Bandara Suites.