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The Pink Rose of the North

Our Gay Thailand website Chiang Mai LGBT News and Gay Guide is Gay Thailand’s most up to date and informative internet resources for everything gay in Chiang Mai for the gay or LGBT tourist and ex-pat. It is our aim to provide the most comprehensive and useful information about Chiang Mai’s Gay scene for the benefit of all the global LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community.

LGBT Guide to Chiang Mai Gay Bars, go-go and massage

About Chiang Mai

Known as Thailand’s “Rose of the North”, Chiang Mai is an attractive city for gay people, with plenty of openly gay Thais living happily in a uniquely relaxed, friendly and cultural environment surrounded by peaceful mountains and jungle landscapes. It is also home to a large ex-pat community of mainly retirees from all around the world, a high percentage of whom are gay. Of course, this makes Chiang Mai a popular gay tourist destination too, particularly in the winter when the splendid dry and warm climate makes Chiang Mai a veritable paradise for several months.

Panorama view of Chiang Mai © Takeaway - Wikimedia  Licence: Creative Commons

Chiang Mai – The rose of the North – A garden city surrounded by mountains and jungle

Although Chiang Mai is Thailand’s second biggest city, and capital of the old Lanna Kingdom, the city is relatively compact and life progresses at a relaxed pace. It is a city of antiquities and temples dating back hundreds of years, and the water filled moat still surrounds the original old city together with remnants of the city walls. However, there is now a massive and very evident construction boom in the city, as modern condominiums, shopping malls and shop houses. This is changing the city into a more cosmopolitan place for metrosexuals.

Wat Phra Singh Chiang Mai © Takeaway - Wikimedia  Licence: Creative Commons
One of Chiang Mai’s beautiful Temples (Source: wikimedia)
Cool season skies at Chiang Mai's Thapae Gate © Takeaway - Wikimedia  Licence: Creative Commons
Thapae Gate and the old city walls (Source :wikimedia)

Chiang Mai Districts

The traditional centre of the old city was around Thapae gate and the famous Night Bazaar which still remains the main tourist area. In recent years another major neighbourhood has grown up along Nimmanhaeminda Road with many restaurants, boutiques and coffee shops located there, as well as an abundance of new modern condominiums. AT the end of Nimmanhaeminda Rd, the Maya Lifestyle Mall and Nimman One shopping complex epitomise the new modern side of Chiang Mai.

Maya Lifestyle Mall Chiang  Mai
Maya Lifestyle Mall – Restaurants, Food Courts, and roof top bars, as well as shopping.

Gay Chiang Mai

Our Chiang Mai Gay and LGBT News Pages provide all the gossip, latest news, events and happenings about everything gay, homosexual, queer, or just plain gay fun in Gay Chiang Mai. If you have any news, or are opening new venues or holding special events please let us know so we can give it a mention (provided it’s legal 😉 ).

For a more detailed description of the Chiang mai Gay scene read our introductory page Chiang Mai Gay Scene Overview. This page describes the different components of the gay scene, the different areas of town, where best to stay and what you will find there.

Gay bars and Clubs

Ram Bar Cabaret Show cast
Glamorous cast from the Ram Bar Cabaret Show

Our LGBT Guide and bar listings covers all the main gay themes in Chiang Mai, our Gay Bar Guide includes Gay Bars, Gay Pubs, Gay Cafés Gay Restaurants, wine bars and Cabaret Show Bars.

The gay scene in Chiang Mai has seen constant change over the years, currently, most of the LGBT bars where people meet to socialise are along Chiang Mai’s Gay Soi 6 (Charoen Prathet Road Soi 6), just off the main Night Bazaar. Here you will find several beer bars as well as the very popular Ram Bar with its nightly Cabaret show. A must see Chiang Mai attractions for LGBT visitors.

The late night entertainment guide covers venues such as Gay Discos (Discotheques), Gay Night Clubs and Gay Karaoke bars.

Gay Saunas in Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai has two gay Sauna’s, both are located in beautiful traditional northern Thai style teak wood houses. They are very popular with local Thai’s, especially students as well as foreigners. See our Chiang Mai Gay Sauna Guide for more information.

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Lazing by the pool at Club One Seven – Chiang Mai’s premier gay sauna

Commercial gay bars and massage

Gay Chiang Mai Boys at Adam's Apple Club
Cute dancers at Adam’s Apple Club – Chiang Mai’s best known male go-go club

The commercial bar scene is a prominent part of nightlife everywhere in gay Thailand. Whilst our “Gay for pay” guide covers Gay male Go-Go or dance show bars and Gay Host Bars, details are provided for information only. It does not imply we either condone this business or pass any judgement on those people involved in it.

Go-Go Bars

Chiang Mai has three male go-go bars, all of which have been established for many years and are located close to each other in the Chang Puek district. Best known is Adam’s Apple Club.

Gay Massage for men

Massage for men by men, or male gay massage is a popular form of relaxation in Chiang Mai. There are around ten gay massage parlours and massage shops with cute and handsome Thai masseurs available to help visitor’s enjoy their stay. Check out our comprehensive guide to gay massage in Chiang Mai or read some of the news articles and reviews about massage on Chiang Mai Gay News – Gay Massage

Gay Maps of Chiang Mai

As well as the descriptions provided in our Gay Guide we provide an interactive Chiang Mai Gay Map (courtesy of Google Maps) showing the locations of all the gay venues and many more gay friendly restaurants, coffee shops and other amenities as well. or you can download our quick reference listing which has all Chiang Mai’s main venues listed on a single page with a addresses in Thai you can show to a taxi driver.

Enjoy Gay Chiang Mai

Please follow the site navigation tabs to find out more about Gay Chiang Mai. If you came here looking for adult content we’re sorry to disappoint you but please look elsewhere. Our galleries do include pictures of some very cute, and beautiful Chiang Mai gay guys and some handsome muscular Tai Yai (Or Shan from the neighbouring Shan State in SE Burma) guys, but without nudity.

Handsome Shan Boys
Friendly Guys from The Shan State (Photo courtesy Brian @ soupasteak)

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