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  • Site Update and Good Bye Radchada.

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 13 Jan 2019

    Our backroom gurus have been busy making a few changes to our website. Check out the details in this article. After many years it is also time to say goodbye to the Radchada gay guide website which has been merged into this one.

  • Gay Thailand : Thai Puan Magazine

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 9 Jan 2019

    Thai Puan, Thailand’s best known gay magazine. Issue 92 for January 2019 is now available. We take a quick look at what’s inside. Also, who is inside with the very Sexy model named Babe.

  • Gay Scene Update – December 2018

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 2 Dec 2018

    Gay Chiang Mai – All the latest news from the gay scene at the start of high season December 2018. What’s opened, what’s closed with all the gay bar news, clubs, cabaret, gay massage, go-go bars and karaoke.

  • High Season Is Coming – Thai Puan

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 10 Nov 2018

    As high season approaches in Chiang Mai, the latest edition of Thailand’s gay magazine, Thai Puan has an informative article on the gay scene in Chiang Mai and the up-coming high season. It includes information about Loy Krathong which this year is from 21-23 November, and various bar scene and party updates.

  • Massage Boy Delights

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 20 Aug 2018

    The rain falls, the Ping River rises and roads become waterlogged as we reach the peak of another rainy season in Chiang Mai. So what is there to do for horny visitors on a rainy afternoon or evening? Here the clouds have silver linings and our massage tale has a happy ending as we spill the beans on Chiang Mai’s Massage Boy delights.

  • Ram Bar 3rd Anniversary with New Show

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 4 Aug 2018

    Ram Bar, Chaing Mai’s highly acclaimed LGBT show bar is celebrating its third anniversary on Chiang Mai’s gay soi 6 with the launch of its brand new cabaret show in a party bonanza. This is the future of RAM, come and find out more.

  • Club One Seven becomes Eight

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 16 Jul 2018

    Eight years since it opened, Club One Seven has established itself as Chiang Mai’s premier gay sauna and gay guest house. A fabulous place for gay people to meet and enjoy each other’s company in discreet and secure surroundings at a beautiful location on Chiang Mai’s Ping River. Come and enjoy their anniversary party celebrations.

  • Your LGBT group needs you

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 2 Jul 2018

    Chiang Mai LGBT Group dinner and meeting at The Pub. Following a survey of LGBT people in Chiang Mai, the group is looking to pursue new directions. Come along and have your say.

  • Gay Scene Reflections

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 27 May 2018

    Approaching June, the heat of summer is cooled by the Mango rains as we head into the rainy season. But how about the temperature of the LGBT scene? Are there still plenty of hot boys here?

  • Chiang Mai LGBT Group

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 22 May 2018

    The Chiang Mai LGBT group has been seeking a new leader since David announced he was stepping down last year. Have they finally found someone to take up the mantle?

  • Happy Songkran 2018

    Author: UK Website Admin 13 Apr 2018

    Songkran is here again, this years week of water madness starts today. This articles gives you the lowdown on Songkran in Chiang Mai

  • Thai Puan – Summertime blues

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 16 Mar 2018

    Issue 87 of Thai Puan, Thailand’s gay community magazine, is available now. It includes an article on cool ways to survive the hot summer in Chiang Mai, as well as many pictures of this month’s cute model.

  • Common Massage Boys – Gallery

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 23 Feb 2018

    Gay Massage Boys in Chiang Mai – Handsome and sexy guys in this gallery of massage boys from Common Massage in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Common Massage in Santitham is one of Chiang Mai’s most popular gay massage shops.

  • Innovation: Tags and Taxis

    Author: UK Website Admin 5 Feb 2018

    Recent updates to the Gay in Chiang Mai website include a simple mobile friendly directions page for each gay bar, which you can show a taxi driver. Article tags have also been expanded to provide an individual web page for each gay venue in Chiang Mai

  • Chiang Mai Flower Festival 2018

    Author: UK Website Admin 1 Feb 2018

    At this time of year Chiang Mai really lives up to its nickname of “Rose of The North” with the climate at its absolute best and flowers blooming everywhere ahead of the hot season. One of the highlights of Chiang Mai’s festival calendar is the Flower Festival which takes place this weekend (2-4th February 2018)

  • Chiang Mai LGBT Group – Event and New leader

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 23 Jan 2018

    The Chiang Mai LGBT Group is looking for a new leader after David Cartwright announced in December that he will stand down. There will be a farewell event on 28th January, and nominations or volunteers for a new leader will be most welcome.

  • Common Massage – Updated Opening Hours

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 23 Jan 2018

    Common Massage, one of Chiang Mai’s most popular gay massage shops have updated their opening times. You can now have a relaxing gay massage with one of their handsome massage boys until midnight.

  • Gay Bar and Club for Sale

    Author: BonTong 15 Jan 2018

    Prestigious Gay Bar and Club in Chiang Mai BUSINESS FOR SALE IN CHIANG MAI A unique opportunity for a gay entrepreneur to acquire one of Chiang Mai’s premier male entertainment businesses This established, well run and successful business is Located in Chiang Mai’s main gay district of Chang Puek. The business is fully licensed for […]

  • Thai Puan Magazine Issue 86

    Author: UK Website Admin 12 Jan 2018

    Issue 86 of Thai Puan, Gay Thailand’s community magazine is now available. Read it online or pick up your free copy in Chaing Mai gay bars. This issue includes an interesting article on the past and future of the gay scene in Chiang Mai, as well as plenty of unmissable eye candy in the form of Mr Tim

  • New Year in Gay Chiang Mai

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 29 Dec 2017

    New Year is fast approaching and many will be wondering where to drink away the last few hours of 2017 and even the first few of 2017. Here is a gay take on the upcoming party night and where to find an orgasmic start to 2018

  • Gay Soi 6 – High Season Arrives

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 4 Dec 2017

    Gay Soi 6 – the heart of Chaing Mai’s gay bar scene is now Charoen Prathet Soi 6 near the night bazaar. As High season commences and the bars liven up this is the full update on the bars and gay nightlife

  • Gay Massage by Men for Men – Where to find those massage boys

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 28 Nov 2017

    With high season arriving and many gay tourists coming to Chiang Mai massage services for gay men are as popular as ever. We’ve provided an updated on the city’s gay massage shops offering massage for men by men, and where to find the best massage boys and or that that elusive happy ending.

  • Sequins and Feathers at Ram Bar

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 24 Nov 2017

    Secret Show Cabaret at Ram Bar – a gay extravaganza of Sequins, Feathers and cute boy dancers in Chiang Mai’s friendliest show bar. Show starts every night at 10 p.m. Check out our photo gallery of cute boys and fabulous costumes

  • Free Guy Club – Gay Bar and Karaoke

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 11 Nov 2017

    One time go-go bar, Free Guy Club is now a host bar with coyote boys and karaoke this rough diamond with its entertaining tai yai boys has become one of Chiang Mai’s hidden gems.

  • Gay Guide – Updated Quick reference list

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 8 Nov 2017

    Our gay guide to Chiang Mai quick reference listing has just been updated . This has all the bars, Massage and Saunas listed on a single page (PDF Format) which you can download and print. It includes addresses in Thai you can show to a Taxi driver.

  • Thai Puan Gay Community Magazine – Issue 85

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 2 Nov 2017

    Thailand’s favourite gay community magazine, Thai Puan : issue 85 out now. Plenty of coverage of gay Thailand and gay Chiangmai with pictures of sexy guys. Includes an article about modern Chiang Mai city.

  • Loy Khratong – Yee Peng ยี่เป็ง 2560

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 10 Oct 2017

    Loy Khratong or yee Peng is one of Chiang Mai and Northern Thailand’s best known festivals where candles are floated on the river and fire balloons released. Highlights include the big parade and fire work displays

  • October – Serenity and Mourning

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 4 Oct 2017

    26 October is the funeral of Thailand’s late Monarch H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej. The country will be very subdued and in mourning all month with restrictions on entertainment venues. This article contains information about what to expect during the mourning period.

  • Thai Puan – Gay Magazine Issue 84

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 11 Sep 2017

    Gay Thailand’s community magazine, Thai Puan has published issue 84 for September and October 2017. Check out all the good looking guys and articles, including the options for gay retirement in Chiang Mai

  • Gay News – September 2017

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 8 Sep 2017

    It may be peak rainy season, and September is traditionally the slowest month of the year. But there is still plenty going on. Read our article to find the low down on where it’s raining men in gay Chiang Mai.

  • RayUp Café and Bar

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 6 Sep 2017

    Ray up is a new gay friendly bar by Ray of Free guy fame located in the JJ market area of Chiang Mai. Crowd is quite mixed and mainly younger Thais.

  • Soho Lounge – Coming, Going, Gone

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 28 Aug 2017

    Recently opened Soho Lounge, a re-incarnation of Chiang Mai Gay institution Soho Bar has closed permanently according to owner Shauna Pugh.

  • Luxury Accommodation near Gay Soi 6

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 16 Aug 2017

    Luxury gay accommodation by Club One Seven who have added a new off site VIP suite close to the popular gay soi 6 area and Chiang Mai night bazaar.

  • By Men for Men – Gay Massage in Chiang Mai.

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 8 Aug 2017

    Gay massage is still one of the most popular activities for gay visitors to Chiang Mai. Read our guide to services for men by men and where to find that elusive happy ending.

  • August Special Events

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 5 Aug 2017

    Special events in gay Chiang Mai for August 2017 include the reopening of Sabaidee Santitham restaurant and Ram Bar’s second anniversary “Red Carpet” party, as well as the regular naked night parties at Club One Seven

  • R.I.P Khun Ray

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 4 Aug 2017

    Khun Ray, Patriarch of Secrets Bar and a stalwart supporter of the gay scene here in Chiang Mai, has passed away. He leaves his long time partner Oh.

  • Chiang Mai Gay News updates August 2017

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 2 Aug 2017

    All the latest news from the gay scene for LGBT in Chiang Mai, Thailand for August 2017. Its rainy season but plenty of updates with several new or updated bars and cafes,as well as a new massage shop and updated maps.

  • Gay Thai Magazine: Thai Puan

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 10 Jul 2017

    The latest issue of Thai Puan Thailand’s number one gay community magazine is now available. This issue includes a new look and feel for the magazine and an interesting article about gay Chiang Mai.

  • Seven years of Club One Seven

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 30 Jun 2017

    Club One Seven, Chiang Mai’s number one gay sauna and guest house is hosting three nights of sexy fun parties to celebrate their seventh anniversary. They have also launched a new luxury suite offering the best in gay accommodation close to the night bazaar

  • Soho Lounge – The Reincarnation

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 5 Jun 2017

    Soho Lounge is a new venture in Santitham by the former owners of Soho bar which had seemingly closed for good back in December. The new venue is both bar and Thai restaurant close to other gay venues in the area.

  • Songkran – Happy New year

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 11 Apr 2017

    Happy New Year. It’s Songkran Time again in Chiang Mai with the new year water festival about to get into full swing from 13-15 April. We provide the lowdown on the festival and some fabulous gay parties

  • Gay Thailand – Thai Puan Magazine

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 4 Mar 2017

    Thai Puan, Gay Thailand community magazine has published issue 81 – read online or pick up your free copy in any Chiang Mai Gay Bar. This issue includes an article by David Edwards highlighting the differences between the Foreigner and Thai gay scenes in Chiang Mai

  • Updated Quick Reference Guide

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 23 Feb 2017

    We have just updated our quick reference guide to gay Chiang Mai. This has all the bars, Massage and Saunas listed on a single page (PDF Format) which you can download and print. It includes addresses in Thai you can show to a Taxi driver.

  • Chiang Mai’s last gay pride

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 21 Feb 2017

    Eight years ago today – February 21 2009. This was the darkest day in Chiang Mai’s gay history when hundreds of thugs from the UDD Red Shirt supporters physically threatened the gay pride parade participants and forced the march and celebrations to be cancelled.

  • Bar Scene Update February 2017

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 20 Feb 2017

    Gay Chiang Mai News – Bar scene update February 2017. All the news and gossip from Chiang Mai’s gay venues. What’s new, what’s popular and what’s closed. Including the latest on Gay Soi 6, the New Zanzibar, Free Guy Club and the Black Door in Santitham

  • Happy Valentines Day

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 14 Feb 2017

    Wishing our gay friends in Chiang Mai and around the world a very happy Valentines Day. May the love be with you.

  • The Chiang Mai Gay Scene- A 2017 perspective

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 2 Feb 2017

    The Chiang Mai gay scene in 2017. This article takes a look first at gay trends worldwide and then more specifically Chiang Mai to see what’s changed, what’s gone, what’s new and what is the future for gay Chiang Mai.

  • February love and parties

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 28 Jan 2017

    For full information on all the gay events and sexy fun in Chiang Mai for February 2017 check out our gay events calendar. Here are a few highlights.

  • Secrets Bar Celebrates Ten years

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 22 Jan 2017

    Popular Chiang Mai Gay Bar, Secrets Bar, celebrates its ten year anniversary on 1 February. Read about the party and some of the history of this fun place.

  • Boys from Burma’s Shan State

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 7 Jan 2017

    The latest issue (Issue 80) of Thai Puan gay community magazine provides a fascinating insight into the Shan (Tai Yai) from Burma and some background to Chiang Mai’s go-go boys. For many gay foreigners, one of Chiang Mai’s biggest attractions are the Shan Boys.

  • Going gay for 2017

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 30 Dec 2016

    New Years Eve is always one of the busiest nights of the year in Chiang Mai. Where to go and what to do – read our guide to gay countdown night events.

  • Soho goes the way of the Dodo

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 4 Dec 2016

    Historic Chiang Mai gay bar has closed down. A Chiang Mai institution since 2004 we take a look at some of the history.

  • Club One Seven in November

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 6 Nov 2016

    Chiang Mai Gay Sauna and guest house, Club One Seven has lots of sexy entertainment in November with three nights of events for Loy Khratong as well as the regular naked nights

  • Halloween Queer and Scary

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 31 Oct 2016

    Scary Halloween greetings for tonights fancy dress event of the year. Checkout the special events in Chiang Mai’s scariest gay bars.

  • His Majesty King Bhumibol

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 16 Oct 2016

    Following the death of Thailand’s highly revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej on 13 October the country is going through a period of intense grief and mourning. offers their sincere condolences to the people of Thailand following the passing of their much loved king and father figure. We also offer some advice to visitors on things to consider during the mourning period.

  • Thai Puan and Chiang Mai’s Gay Soi 6

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 1 Sep 2016

    Thai Puan, Thailand’s gay community magazine has a great article on Chiang Mai’s ever more popular Gay Soi 6 in Issue 78

  • Political Situation

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 1 Aug 2016

    On Sunday, 7 August there is a referendum in Thailand to approve a new constitution. This article contains information and advice for visitors to Chiang Mai

  • Pandee Bar

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 26 Jul 2016

    Pandee bar will open on Chiang Mai’s gay soi 6 on 1 August 2016 at the Kalare Night Bazaar complex. See the updated gay soi 6 map

  • Thai Puan Magazine No 77

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 26 Jul 2016

    Thai Puan, Thailand’s gay community magazine has now released issue 77 in association with Desire. It includes an article about Chiang Mai’s gay saunas.

  • Ram Bar – One year Party

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 21 Jul 2016

    Chiang Mai’s friendliest and most popular gay bar, Ram bar is celebrating one year in its new location with an extravagant party on 5 August. This is an all ticket event with limited numbers so get your tiket from Ram bar now.

  • July News and Events

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 4 Jul 2016

    Latest news from gay Chiang Mai in July 2016 includes anniversary parties at Club One Seven, The Cabaret Show at Ram bar, major changes at Adams Apple and house of Male plus plenty of fun on gay Soi 6 as Secrets Bar becomes the coolest bar in town.

  • Three days of gay parties

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 28 Jun 2016

    Club One Seven gay sauna and guest house in Chiang Mai are celebrating their 6th anniversary with three days of fun gay parties and entertainment.

  • De Eva Pub And Restaurant

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 28 Jun 2016

    De Eva Pub and Restaurant are opening their doors with a grand opening party on 1st July 2016. De Eva is the refurbished new incarnation of the original Metro Bar, downstairs from Adam’s Apple Club.

  • G Bar

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 20 Jun 2016

    G Bar is a new venue in Chiang Mai, or more precisely, a previous venue, Golden Oldies, which has had a gay makeover with the addition of some cute boy staff.

  • Sexy Boys at Common Massage

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 30 May 2016

    Common Massage in Chiang Mai have some very cute and handsome massage boys working at their shop in the Santitham area. Check out this gallery of very attractive young guys who are waiting for you. If you want a gay massage there is something sexy here for everyone

  • Thai Puan Gay Magazine Issue 76

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 10 May 2016

    Issue 76 of Thai Puan, Thailand’s gay community magazine, is available to read online or in gay venues around Chang Mai.

  • Arthur – House of Male

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 1 May 2016

    Sad news: Arthur, the well known Australian owner of Chiang Mai institution the House of Male gay Sauna passed away on 24 April.

  • Songkran 2016

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 8 Apr 2016

    Songkran in Chaing Mai is 13 -15 April 2016. This article explains all about the Thai New Year water festival and some of the gay events and parties.

  • Gay events this month

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 17 Mar 2016

    In the coming week or so there are plenty of gay parties and events to entertain you, including plenty of raunchy gay sauna fun, gay superstars at Ram Bar and sexy superheros at Adam’s Apple Club.

  • Moving service – transport and delivery in Chiang Mai

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 21 Feb 2016

    Moving, delivery and transport in Chiang Mai – Handsome Khun Ice and his pick up truck are here to help 0932147596 For moving house or furniture, shopping or plants for your garden. Gardening services and extra help moving are also available

  • February – Gay Party Time

    Author: BonTong 1 Feb 2016

    February is gay party time in Chiang Mai with several bars having anniversary events and birthday celebrations plus Chinese New Year and Valentines day. There are plenty of regular party and show nights too.

  • Thai Puan Magazine – Chiang Mai

    Author: BonTong 16 Jan 2016

    Get the latest issues of Thai Puan magazine, Thailand’s best gay community magazine with lots of information and articles about gay Chiang Mai. Pick up your free copy in any Chiang Mai gay venue or read on-line.

  • Loy Khratong 2558

    Author: BonTong 24 Nov 2015

    Loy Khratong 2015 Festival in Chiang Mai. Known in northern dialect as Yee Peng this is one of Chiang Mai’s most beuatiful festivals from 24-26 November.

  • Thai Puan Magazine Issue 72

    Author: BonTong 5 Nov 2015

    Issue 72 of Thai Puan Thailand’s most popular gay community magazine is available in gay venues in Chiang Mai. Pick up your free copy or you can read it on-line.

  • Halloween

    Author: BonTong 29 Oct 2015

    Saturday night is Halloween and always a good party night in Gay Chiang Mai. Check our guide to the best parties in town

  • Club One Seven Special in October.

    Author: BonTong 11 Oct 2015

    Club One Seven Sauna is running a special student promotion for October – students enter for only 99Bt.

  • Gay Soi 6 – Map

    Author: BonTong 5 Oct 2015

    With Charoen Prathet Soi 6 at the night bazar fast becoming the new gay central in Chiang Mai, we have produced a handy map showing the location of bars in the area.

  • Thai Puan Magazine – Issue 71

    Author: BonTong 4 Oct 2015

    Issue 71 of Thai Puan, Thailand’s gay community magazine, is available in gay venues across Chiang Mai.

  • October Gay News Roundup

    Author: BonTong 2 Oct 2015

    October is here and our gay events calendar is up to date with all the regular events and parties in the coming month. Read more about the latest LGBT news from gay Chiang Mai including bars re-opening, new bars and special shows.

  • Secrets Bar Update

    Author: BonTong 19 Sep 2015

    Secrets Bar, closed since July whilst they build a brand new and smarter venue at a new location, will be re-opening soon. Construction and re-modeling are in their final stages and they hope to re-open before the end of September.

  • September events and news

    Author: BonTong 1 Sep 2015

    The Chiang Mai Gay events calendar for September 2015 is now up to date with regular and special events read the details plus all the latest news and gay bar information including Chiang Mai’s new gay Soi 6 and the effect of alcohol laws.

  • Soi 6 – the new home of gay Chiang Mai

    Author: BonTong 25 Aug 2015

    With several gay bars moving here Chareoprathet Soi 6 is fast becoming Chiang Mai’s new gay central attracting a new breed of more modern gay bar and sparking a new vibe in the Chiang Mai Gay scene

  • Ram Bar Renaissance

    Author: BonTong 5 Aug 2015

    Chiang Mai’s friendliest gay Bar Ram Bar, has re-opened at a new location near the night bazaar and close to other gay bars, three months after being forced to leave their old venue.

  • A gay August in Chiang Mai

    Author: BonTong 2 Aug 2015

    It’s August and we provide all the latest details from the gay bar scene in Chiang Mai, including what’s opened, what’s closed, what’s moving and all the latest developments down at the Night Bazaar

  • Common Massage

    Author: BonTong 31 Jul 2015

    There is a new gay massage shop recently opened in the Santitham area called Common Massage. Located on Hussadhisawee Road this new shop is convenient for visitors staying in nearby gay accommodation.

  • Gentle Hike at Huay Tung Tao Lake

    Author: BonTong 30 Jul 2015

    The next event for the Chiang Mai LGBT Group will be a gentle hike and lunch at the picturesque Huay Tung Tao Lake on Saturday 1st August 2015.

  • Secrets Bar – News Update

    Author: BonTong 26 Jul 2015

    Secrets Bar have announced that they will close at their current location on 26th July 2015. The current business has been sold and they will be re-opening a new gay venue in a location closer to the Night Bazaar in around two months time.

  • Good News – Thai Puan Magazine

    Author: BonTong 5 Jul 2015

    Thailand’s number one gay community magazine, Thai Puan has now teamed up with Bangkok magazine Desire to bring the best ever gay publication to Thailand. Issue 70 of Thai Puan for July and August 2015 is available now.

  • July update

    Author: BonTong 3 Jul 2015

    As Chiang Mai swelters under a prolonged hot season there is still life in gay Chiang Mai – Check out the events, gay parties and bar news for July 2015

  • Live Music at Soho Bar

    Author: BonTong 21 Jun 2015

    Soho Bar Chiang Mai now has live music every night with a selection of local artists providing easy listening entertainment with a variety of genres

  • Goodbye Radchada

    Author: BonTong 20 Jun 2015

    Chiang Mai’s well known Restaurant and gay Bar, Radchada Garden Cafe has closed it’s operation in Chiang Mai and is moving to Phayao. Radchada’s owner K. Note said, said, “for many years Radchada has tried hard to support the gay community in Chiang Mai, but now continuing to operate a gay orientated venue in Chiang Mai is no good.”

  • It’s June!

    Author: BonTong 2 Jun 2015

    It’s June and as the monsoon season approaches here is a round up of life in gay Chiang Mai

  • Mobile Update

    Author: BonTong 24 May 2015

    Gay in Chiang Mai has been updated with a new mobile friendly design to optimise the experience for users viewing our gay guide to Chiang Mai on their phone

  • IDAHOT – 17 May 2015

    Author: BonTong 17 May 2015

    May 17 is IDAHOT – International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Bi-phobia. In recognition of IDAHOT this article gives an overview of issues surrounding discrimination and hompohobia against gay people and LGBT in Thailand, the so called gay paradise.

  • Chiang Mai Gay Scene – May update

    Author: BonTong 8 May 2015

    All the latest news from Gay Chiang Mai for May 2015. The Songkran madness is gone and the odd thunderstorm is cooling the air. We have news of a new bar opening, whilst several other businesses have closed. The Nimman area continues its meteoric rise whilst the political situation remains stable. Find out why now is a great time to visit Gay Chiang Mai

  • Thai Puan Magazine Issue 69

    Author: BonTong 7 May 2015

    Issue 69 of Thai Puan, Thailand’s number one gay and LGBT community magazine is now available online or at gay bars in Chiang Mai. It includes maps and listings for Chiang Mai gay venues and a comprehensive article about Chiang Mai’s trendy Nimman area.

  • Rammed Out

    Author: BonTong 28 Apr 2015

    Sad news today, Ram bar is closing down as the lease on their current premises is not being renewed. Farewell party on April 29. Khun Wat is busy looking for a new location and hopes to re-open soon somewhere else.

  • Phuket Pride 2015

    Author: BonTong 19 Apr 2015

    Still in the party mood after Songkran? Escape the heat of Chiang Mai for a few days and head off to Phuket for Phuket Pride 2015 this week.

  • Happy Songkran

    Author: BonTong 13 Apr 2015

    Happy Songkran – Chiang Mai’s annual mega party is with us once again – check out where all the gay fun is going down with parties happening both day time and night time there is lots going on in gay Chiang Mai.

  • New Sexy Boy Shows

    Author: BonTong 12 Apr 2015

    Adam’s Apple Club have added some new sexy shows to their nightly repertoire. Check out the picture gallery

  • Songkran 2015

    Author: BonTong 1 Apr 2015

    Songkran is coming, with less than two weeks to go to this years week of water madness this articles gives you the lowdown on Songkran in Chiang Mai

  • Plenty of Attitude for March

    Author: BonTong 11 Mar 2015

    The March issue of Thailand’s number one gay lifestyle magazine Attitude Thailand has some great looking guys on the front cover and even more inside

  • Adam’s Apple Club – the boys’ day off

    Author: BonTong 6 Mar 2015

    The Boys from Chiang Mai’s best know gay Club, Adam’s Apple Club recently had a day out to a nearby Dam to play in the water and have fun. See the photos of these handsome guys enjoying themselves.

  • Thai Puan Magazine Issue 68

    Author: BonTong 3 Mar 2015

    Thailand’s best gay community magazine Thai Puan has just produced issue 68. Pick uo your free copy at gay venues in Chiang Mai or read it online. Lot’s of interesting articles about Chiang Mai and other cities in Thailand, plus printed gay listings and maps of gay venues.

  • It’s March!

    Author: BonTong 1 Mar 2015

    March has arrived and things are hotting up in gay Chiang Mai. Although March is one of the quieter months there is still plenty to do, find up more in our gay scene update.

  • February ends with parties

    Author: BonTong 26 Feb 2015

    As cool season draws to a close and temperatures rise in Chiang Mai, February goes out with a bang. Check out our round up of events for the end of February.

  • Monkey Club

    Author: BonTong 17 Feb 2015

    Popular gay friendly Chiang Mai night Club, Monkey Club, a pioneer of the Nimmanheaminda area club scene will close its doors this month after 15 years

  • Casa Diverso

    Author: BonTong 12 Feb 2015

    Open just over a year, Casa Diverso is a great gay owned restaurant, with a mixed clientele, located in Chiang Mai’s old city. It offers both Italian and Thai food in smart modern premises with fabulous service.

  • LGBT Group Movie Night

    Author: BonTong 8 Feb 2015

    The forth event of the Chiang Mai LGBT Social Group will be a movie night showing the highly acclaimed 2014 movie “Pride”. Set in 1984 during Britains miners strike when a group of LGBT activists support the miners. The event is on 27th February.

  • Chiang Mai Flower Festival 2558

    Author: BonTong 4 Feb 2015

    At this time of year Chiang Mai really lives up to its nickname of “Rose of The North” with the climate at its absolute best and flowers blooming everywhere ahead of the hot season. One of the highlights of Chiang Mai’s festival calendar is the Flower Festival which takes place this weekend (6-8th February 2015)

  • A Busy Weekend

    Author: BonTong 3 Feb 2015

    As January became February it was all happening in Gay Chiang Mai this weekend with parties at Ram Bar, Soho Bar, Ozeed Bar, Secrets Bar, Free Guy Club and Radchada Garden Cafe. Checkout the pictures.

  • Ozeed Bar at Night Bazaar

    Author: BonTong 30 Jan 2015

    Tonight (30 January 2015) sees the opening of a new bar in Chiang Mai’s night bazaar area. Ozeed Bar is located at the rear of the original night bazaar building, upstairs on the first floor.

  • February in Chiang Mai

    Author: BonTong 27 Jan 2015

    Next week is February and we have updated the Chiang Mai Gay Events Calendar with all the events for February 2015 This article gives a summary of what to do in February with parties, anniversaries, the flower festival and Valentines plus all the regular events.

  • David Crisp – Six Years Ago

    Author: BonTong 22 Jan 2015

    This week marks the sixth anniversary of the senseless murder of our friend and neighbour David Crisp at his home here. A musician and teacher originally from the UK David had retired to live in Chiang Mai and was well known around the gay scene.

  • Upgrading at Soho Bar

    Author: BonTong 21 Jan 2015

    Soho Bar, Restaurant and Guest House, which recently celebrated its tenth anniversary, has established itself as one of the most preferred spots for gay Chiang Mai ex-pats and tourists to socialise. They have recently upgraded their services and facilities with the introduction of a new upstairs lounge, redesigned restaurant menu and some handsome staff.

  • Cabaret at Ram Bar

    Author: BonTong 20 Jan 2015

    Starting 30 January Ram bar, one of the friendliest gay bars in Chiang Mai, will be presenting a high energy Cabaret show every Friday and Saturday night. Show Time 11 p.m.

  • Upcoming events

    Author: BonTong 17 Jan 2015

    It’s mid January 2015 and the next week has many gay events in Chiang Mai: parties at Soho Bar and Adam’s Apple Club, 17 at Club One Seven and live music at The Pub’ Sunday roast.

  • Ten years of Thai Puan

    Author: BonTong 12 Jan 2015

    Happy Anniversary to Thai Puan – Ten years of serving the gay community in Thailand. Issue 67 of Thailand’s best gay community magazine, Thai Puan is available now. The first issue for 2015 can be picked up for free at many gay venues in Chiang Mai. Or you can read it online.

  • Paedophile’s Dirty Laundry

    Author: BonTong 8 Jan 2015

    On 8 January Thai Police Region 5 held a Press Conference announcing the arrest of a pimp allegedly supplying young boys to foreign gay paedophiles in Chiang Mai. This followed the arrest last September of a US citizen.

  • Je Suis Charlie

    Author: BonTong 8 Jan 2015

    Je Suis Charlie – The world would be a much better place without religion.

  • January Attitude

    Author: BonTong 8 Jan 2015

    The January issue of gay Thailand’s best gay lifestyle magazine, Attitude (in Thai) is available now from new stands, or you can buy Attitude magazine online

  • Award Winning Websites

    Author: BonTong 5 Jan 2015

    Gay Chiang Mai Website and graphic designers Bon Tong Productions have won a prestigious award. Several other gay businesses in Chiang Mai, for whom Bon Tong have designed websites are also award winners. 2014 has been a successful year for Bon Tong and gay Chiang Mai online.

  • Shan Boys and Trafficking

    Author: The Fat Bitch 4 Jan 2015

    Trafficking is an emotive subject with many facets and implications. Sometimes, certain aspects of the issue are mis-represented by those purporting to do good, but operating with hidden agendas. This article provides photographic evidence of how some Shan Boys have been trafficked and exploited in Chiang Mai

  • 2014 – A year in Gay Chiang Mai

    Author: BonTong 1 Jan 2015

    As we welcome in 2015, Chiang Mai Gay news takes a look at what’s happened in the last year. Enjoy our month by month reminder of the more significant happenings, changes and events in Gay Chiang Mai during 2014

  • Gay Guide Updates in 2014

    Author: The Fat Bitch 29 Dec 2014

    With too many businesses chasing an ever smaller market as gay moves into the mainstream, the gay scene in Chiang Mai is always changing. There is a high turnover in businesses open and closing here and 2014 has been no exception. In this article we take a slightly bitchy look at the comings and goings of gay businesses in 2014.

  • Male Massage in Gay Chiangmai

    Author: BonTong 27 Dec 2014

    Male Massage for Men by Men in Gay Chiang Mai – This article is an update on the Chiang Mai M2M massage scene and provides our top recommendations for where to get the best of those elusive Happy Endings down at the Old Rub and Tug.

  • Christmas is coming

    Author: BonTong 21 Dec 2014

    A light hearted and irreverent look at what is going on in Gay Chiang Mai for Christmas 2015. From traditional Christmas dinner to sexy shows and gay parties.

  • Christmas Dining

    Author: BonTong 18 Dec 2014

    Where to go for your festive stuffing Its that time of year again, when Christians celebrate Christmas and the rest of us eat and drink too much just because its a good excuse. Of course, in Chiang Mai, Christmas is not a holiday but for many, old habits die hard, so here’s a few ideas […]

  • LGBT Group Update

    Author: BonTong 13 Dec 2014

    The LGBT outside interest group of Chiang Mai Ex-Pats club holds regular meetings and social events for gays and LGBT in Chiang Mai. Find out more about recent and future meetings

  • December Attitude

    Author: BonTong 11 Dec 2014

    The December issue of gay Thai lifestyle magazine Attitude (in Thai) is available now from new stands, or you can buy Attitude magazine online

  • December Bar Update

    Author: BonTong 6 Dec 2014

    Things change fast in gay Chiang Mai, especially at the start of high season and already we have more news of happenings openings and closures. Mango has opened, Metro has closed, and there are a number of special events coming up. Also, check the latest on gay businesses for sale or rent in Chiang Mai.

  • Bar Business for Rent

    Author: BonTong 5 Dec 2014

    Great opportunity for any entrepreneur wanting to run a gay focused bar business in Chiang Mai. Metro bar, downstairs from Chiang Mai’s best known gay club Adam’s Apple Club is available to rent fully equipped, furnished and ready to go.

  • Getting hot and steamy in the cool season

    Author: BonTong 3 Dec 2014

    The Sauna and bath house scene is a popular gay attraction in Thailand. It may be cool season but Chiang Mai’s two popular gay saunas, House of Male and Club One Seven are the perfect places to go and get hot, steamy and more…

  • Popular Host Bar for Sale

    Author: BonTong 2 Dec 2014

    Popular Chiang Mai Gay host bar with show, Free Guy Club is for sale. Bargain price of 1 million Baht (Approx $31,000) for this successful and well established gay business.

  • World AIDS Day

    Author: BonTong 1 Dec 2014

    World AIDS Day is held on 1 December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. In Phuket, the Phuket Loves You Club (PLU) is promoting a program promoting HIV awareness and prevention.

  • High Season Bar Update

    Author: BonTong 26 Nov 2014

    Chiang Mai Gay Bar, Gay Pub and Gay Club update for high season 2014. What’s new, what’s fun, where to go and where to meet Thai gay boys.

  • Updated Pocket Guide

    Author: BonTong 25 Nov 2014

    Our newly updated pocket guide to gay Chiang Mai has addresses for all the main gay venues in Thai. Download and print on a single page you can show to a taxi driver.

  • Gay hotels in Chiang Mai

    Author: BonTong 24 Nov 2014

    Where to stay in Chiang Mai is the most popular question asked by first time gay visitors. This article attempts to provide the latest answers for the 2014-15 high season.

  • Thai Puan Issue 66

    Author: BonTong 22 Nov 2014

    Gay Thailand’s best community magazine, Thai Puan gives you all the latest news about gay events, bars, clubs, pubs and saunas in gay Thailand. Issue 66 is available now. Pick up your free copy in most Chiang Mai gay bars, or read it online.

  • Boys from the Shan State

    Author: BonTong 21 Nov 2014

    Today is Shan New Year – Mai Soong Pee Mai Tai, as many of a our readers know many of the working boys in Chiang Mai are refugees from the Shan State. Indeed, some would say that the friendly Shan or Tai Yai boys are one of gay Chiang Mai’s best kept secrets. To celebrate the new year we have put together a photo gallery of your most favourite and sexy guys.

  • November Attitude

    Author: BonTong 10 Nov 2014

    The October issue of gay Thai lifestyle magazine Attitude (in Thai) is available now from new stands, or you can by Attitude magazine online

  • Halloween

    Author: BonTong 27 Oct 2014

    There’s nothing quite like a scary queen in an even scarier costume. Join in the Halloween fun at one of Chiang Mai’s several gay Halloween events.

  • Free Guy Club and Relax

    Author: BonTong 27 Oct 2014

    Popular go-go and host bar Free guy had been closed for a few weeks refurbishment. The grand re-opening will be on 31 October 2014. Meanwhile, an old favourite, the Relax gay karaoke and host bar has also re-opened after a makeover and change of management.

  • New LGBT Social Group in Chiang Mai

    Author: BonTong 11 Oct 2014

    A new LGBT (Lesbian Gay Bi-sexual Transgender) Social Group has been formed in Chiang Mai as an Outside Group Activity (OGA) of the Chiang Mai ex-pats club. The objectives are to foster and develop friendships among the LGBT community. The group meets fortnightly on Thusdays with the first meeting on 23rd October at Radchada Garden Cafe

  • Huapoke at Adam’s Apple Club

    Author: BonTong 11 Oct 2014

    Last week Adam’s Apple Club, Chiang Mai’s best known gay bar and go-go show hosted a highly successful Huapoke (Lady boy) contest. Check out the pictures from this fun and popular event.

  • Attitude for October

    Author: BonTong 9 Oct 2014

    The October issue of gay Thai lifestyle magazine Attitude (in Thai) is available now from new stands, or you can by Attitude magazine online

  • Thai Puan – Issue 65

    Author: BonTong 20 Sep 2014

    Issue no 65 of Thai Puan, gay Thailand’s favourite community magazine is now available. Pick up your free copy at Radchada Garden Cafe or other gay bars and venues in Chiang Mai.

  • More Attitude

    Author: BonTong 9 Sep 2014

    Thailand’s best known gay lifestyle magazine If you haven’t seen them yet check out the latest issues of Attitude Magazine. The Thai version of the hit UK magazine has become Thailand’s most successful gay male lifestyle magazine. And, just looking at the front covers for the August and September issues you can see why? Seems […]

  • R & A Bar – Santitham

    Author: BonTong 4 Sep 2014

    R & A Bar is a fun new gay owned and gay friendly bar in Chiang Mai’s Santitham Plaza lively bar and entertainment complex in Chang Puek district. It is owned by khun Run (Former manager at Soho Bar) and his partner. It is only a short walk from Sabbai Dee Santitham restaurant too.

  • Santitham Re-awakens

    Author: BonTong 26 Aug 2014

    Santitham is an area of Chiang Mai popular for both gay and non-gay night-life and entertainment. Now the students are back, the bars, restaurants, clubs and live music venues are all busy. Read out update including some new gay owned bars.

  • Adam’s Apple Club’s Sexy Boys

    Author: BonTong 15 Aug 2014

    The sexy go-go boys from Adam’s Apple Club Chiang Mai had a day out at the lake. See them running around shirtless enjoying a game of football.

  • Pocket Guide to Gay Chiang Mai

    Author: BonTong 15 Aug 2014

    The latest version of our pocket guide to gay Chiang Mai is now available to download – with addresses in Thai for a taxi to get to any gay venue in town.

  • It’s August and it’s raining!

    Author: BonTong 11 Aug 2014

    It’s that time of year again in Chiang Mai, rainy season! After an above average rainfall in July we’re now in August, usually one of the wettest months. Time then for a quick update on life in gay Chiang Mai, and where to go on a rainy night.

  • Attitude Thailand

    Author: BonTong 28 Jul 2014

    Attitude Thailand is Thailand’s top gay lifestyle glossy magazine and the Thai language spin off of successful British gay lifestyle magazine Attitude, with news, interviews and travel guides.

  • David Sampson – RIP

    Author: BonTong 23 Jul 2014

    RIP David Sampson, owner Compass and formerly West restaurants in Chiang Mai. David passed away peacefully this morning in Australia. He will be sadly missed by many in Chiang Mai’s gay ex-pats community.

  • Thai Puan – Issue 64

    Author: BonTong 7 Jul 2014

    Thailand’s favourite gay community magazine Thai Puan now has issue 64 available in gay bars across Chiang Mai. Be sure to pick up your free copy; with the eye-catching Mr Pong as the “Jungle Boy” on the front cover it’s easy to spot Thai Puan.

  • Secrets Bar – New Website

    Author: BonTong 5 Jul 2014

    Popular Chiang Mai Gay bar – Secrets bar has a new website: Secrets Bar Chiang Mai The website, designed by Gay website design specialists Bon Tong Productions, features a slideshow of images from Secrets Bar, as well as information and location maps. Secrets Bar has enjoyed a renaissance since moving to a new central […]

  • Become part of the success story

    Author: BonTong 1 Jul 2014

    Join Chiang Mai’s most successful gay businesses Chiang Mai’s most successful gay businesses have flourished because they understand how to attract customers. In this modern age of technology a strong web presence is vital to any gay business. Moreover, it is not just a good website alone that matters, but how it is marketed and […]

  • Club One Seven 4th Anniversary parties

    Author: BonTong 28 Jun 2014

    Gay sauna and Guest House – 4th Anniversary Club One Seven Chiang Mai will be celebrating four years of successful business next month, with two special parties on 16 and 17 July. The Pre-Cum Party The fun starts on July 16th with a “Precum Party” where guests can wear their favorite sexy underwear. The Club […]

  • June 23 – This weeks events

    Author: BonTong 23 Jun 2014

    It may be low season but it’s still busy in Chiang Mai with quite a few things happening this week. Monday 23 June Pizza Night at Radchada Garden Café 30% off all Pizzas from 5 p.m. (not takeaway) Tuesday 24 June Buddy Night at House of Male Go with a friend, two enter for the […]

  • A Busy Weekend in June

    Author: BonTong 20 Jun 2014

    Although, with the effects of the curfew, the city has been quieter than usual over the last few weeks, there is certainly a lot happening this weekend at various gay venues.

  • Pizza Night Special at Radchada

    Author: BonTong 19 Jun 2014

    30% off all Pizzas every Monday Night By popular demand Radchada’s regular Monday night promotion is back on. This once busy night at Radchada Garden Café is coming back. Khun Note from Radchada told us, “as many people know I have had some health issues in the last year and it was very difficult to […]

  • Soho Bar is hiring

    Author: BonTong 19 Jun 2014

    Soho Bar are looking for staff Soho Bar is seeking bar staff. Applicants must be Thai gay male, and over 20 years old. Applicant must be English speaking, friendly, smiling, and loves to talk. We are seeking someone who loves people, loves to dance and hates sitting down. Pay depends on experience. This position pays […]

  • Say Happy birthday to Ert at Ram Bar

    Author: BonTong 19 Jun 2014

    Friday 22 June If you’ve ever been to Ram Bar you will know what a lovely guy Khun Ert is. And if you haven’t met him, what are you waiting for? Get along to Ram Bar tomorrow night and enjoy the Party. For other parties and regular events in gay Chiang Mai don’t forget to […]

  • Gay Chiangmai after the Curfew

    Author: BonTong 16 Jun 2014

    Chiang Mai’s gay bars head towards normality Finally, at the end of last week, the Thai government lifted the midnight curfew that had been in place for more than three weeks since 22nd May, after the military takeover. This meant the city was again able to return to some sort of normality, including Chiang Mai’s […]

  • Bon Tong Productions – Website Design

    Author: BonTong 12 Jun 2014

    New Super Gay advert This is the latest new advert for gay website design specialists Bon Tong Productions

  • Northern Thai Food

    Author: BonTong 11 Jun 2014

    Northern Thai food Lanna Style at Radchada Starting from today Radchada Garden Café is expanding its menu to include a selection of Lanna Thai style Northern Food in keeping with their surroundings. Choices include several classic items including the popular Chiang Mai Sausage (Sai Ua) and Burmese Pork Curry (Geang Hang Ley). They are also […]

  • Gay Homestay

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 1 Jun 2014

    If you are looking for somewhere a little bit different to stay in Chiang Mai you might like to consider a homestay. Friendly gay couple David (British) and Kim (Thai) have recently opened up there home in one of Chiang Mai;s rural suburbs to do just that. Their detached house with it’s own gardens is […]

  • Ram Bar Entertains

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 1 Jun 2014

    Ram Bar will be presenting live music and free cheese cocktail every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 8.00 pm with a special show at 11.00 pm. You can order food from The Edge Restaurant and get 10% discount or order Thai foood from Ram Bar. Come to join us and having fun together at Ram […]

  • Gay in Chiang Mai – New Website

    Author: BonTong 30 May 2014

    It’s been a long time in the conceiving and planning but finally the design team at Bon Tong Productions have unveiled a completely new website design for The new design throws out the old time worn theme that was first started in 2007 and replaces it with a brand new WordPress theme which has […]

  • Chiang Mai – Coups, Soldiers and Parties

    Author: BonTong 29 May 2014

    Coup Situation Update It has now been a week since the Thai Military took control of the government and, much to the relief of many gay businesses, the curfew restrictions have been relaxed but not yet removed. After six days of a 10 p.m. curfew, last night this was changed with the new curfew hours […]

  • A very Thai Coup

    Author: BonTong 24 May 2014

    Thailand update – May 2014 Just last week we wrote an update on Chiang Mai for May, which had already been a newsworthy month. First there was the earth quake, then the removal of Thailand’s Prime Minister by the judiciary. Since then, more dramatic news. Firstly we had the imposition of Martial Law by the […]

  • Chiang Mai May Update – Earthquakes and all

    Author: BonTong 19 May 2014

    The May Holidays It’s already more than a month since Songkran, and the May holiday season is finally over along with the gay party week. The faithful got another good soaking with last Tuesday’s full moon when they took the annual night time walk up Doi Suteph mountain to celebrate Visakha Bucha Day, one of […]

  • Orion Bar

    Author: BonTong 18 May 2014

    Since Khun Mai took over Orion Bar a few months ago he has firmly established it as one of the more favoured places for gays to socialise in Chiang Mai. Following their grand opening party earlier this month Khun Mai has changed the layout of the bar to make it even more homely. Check out […]

  • IDAHOT International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

    Author: BonTong 17 May 2014

    IDAHOT – May 17 2014 Since 2005, May 17 has been dedicated to the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT), marking the day in 1990 when the World Health Organization removed homosexuality from its list of mental disorders. It constitutes an annual landmark to draw the attention of decision makers, the media, the public, […]

  • Website Design Promotion

    Author: BonTong 15 May 2014

    Get your gay website – Get your new website with Bon Tong Productions For more information contact Bon Tong Productions at Website Design by Bon Tong Productions – Terms and Conditions apply to special offer.

  • New Website Design for Radchada Garden Café

    Author: BonTong 6 May 2014

    Radchada Garden Cafe has a brand new wesbite showing off their great location with plenty of pictures and some smart graphic designs. Go check it out: The website was designed by the team behind gay website designers Bon Tong Productions:

  • Updated Pocket Guide to gay Chiang Mai

    Author: BonTong 6 May 2014

    Gay Chiang Mai made easy Our pocket guide to gay Chiang Mai has proved to be a popular resource for gay visitors to the city and has just been updated. Our guide provides a single page guide to Chaiang Mai’s gay venues which can be downloaded and printed. It includes addresses in Thai with phone […]

  • Thai Puan Issue 63

    Author: BonTong 5 May 2014

    Issue 63 of Thailand’s favourite gay community magazine Thai Puan is available now in bars and gay venues throughout Chiang Mai. In this month’s issue David Edwards extols the virtues of Chiang Mai as place to live (Chiang Mai – Tourist Destination or a place to call home? – Issue 63 Page 52). The articles […]

  • May Gay Party week

    Author: BonTong 4 May 2014

    It’s all happening this week in Gay Chiang Mai May has arrived and we can leave the heat of April behind as finally the summer shower season has started to cool things down in Chiang Mai. Meanwhile, after the doldrums of March and April, the gay scene is starting to come alive again as many […]

  • Luxury Gay Guest House For Sale

    Author: BonTong 22 Apr 2014

    Gay Guest House – Great opportunity in Chiang Mai A rare occasion to acquire a high end gay guest house property and business in Chiang Mai, that caters to a discerning gay clientèle of affluent independent travellers. This outstandingly refurbished, modern five bedroom property is in an excellent location and is offered for sale freehold. […]

  • Phuket Pride 2014 Starts Today

    Author: BonTong 20 Apr 2014

    Gay Pride in Phuket 20-27 April 2014 The largest gay festival in Asia, Phuket Pride kicks off tonight with their first event, a Pool Party at CC’s Hideaway. The festival runs until next Sunday when it concludes with the Grand Pride Parade and a Tea Dance in Patong’s paradise soi. Read the full events schedule […]

  • Secrets Bar and CU Bar have moved

    Author: BonTong 17 Apr 2014

    Secrets Bar and CU bar have moved to a new location on the moat effective 1 April. Read the full story: Night Bazaar – End of an Era

  • It’s Songkran – Happy New Year

    Author: BonTong 12 Apr 2014

    Sawatdee Pi Mai Whilst the official dates for the Songkran New Year Water Festival are 13-15 April, in Chiang Mai the unofficial start is today 12th April. HAPPY NEW YEAR! Chiang Mai Gay Songkran Here’s a few things going on over Songkran that you might be interested in. Soho Bar Starting today until 15 April […]

  • Radchada Garden Café – Songkran

    Author: BonTong 4 Apr 2014

    Radchada Update As some of our friends may know, the last 9 months at Radchada Garden Café have not been so easy with our friend Khun Note having had to contend with some serious medical issues. This has meant the Café has frequently been closed and has been operating under difficult circumstances. After several recent […]

  • Songkran – The cultural side

    Author: BonTong 3 Apr 2014

    Songkran “Prapeni Pi Mai Mueang Chiang Mai” In an earlier article we talked about the party side of Songkran, Thailand’s traditional New Year celebrations. But don’t forget the festival has many cultural aspects and traditions too. This article on the TAT website Prapeni Pi Mai Mueang Chiang Mai As well as the water festival, people […]

  • Ram Bar closed for holiday

    Author: BonTong 2 Apr 2014

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  • Thank You

    Author: BonTong 2 Apr 2014

    Web site visitors up more than 40% on last year Unique visits to our website about gay Chiang Mai: are up over 40% on the previous year. Unique visits to were up 41% whilst unique visits to were up over 25%. also enjoyed an increase in page views of 41%. Meanwhile, […]

  • Gay Guide Updates – April 2014

    Author: BonTong 1 Apr 2014

    Moving, Closing, Reopening and Refurbishment Quite a few recent updates to our Gay Guide to Chiang Mai in recent days and weeks. Here is a summary Moved: Secrets Bar and CU Bar Effective 1 April 2014 Secrets Bar and CU Bar have moved to a new location on the moat. Read More: Night Bazaar – […]

  • Songkran 2014

    Author: BonTong 30 Mar 2014

    Songkran Water Festival Two weeks from today will be the first day of Songkran, Thailand’s mad New Year water festival celebrations. Every year, for a hot week in April, Thailand’s northern city of Chiang Mai undergoes it’s metamorphosis from laid back garden city to the full blown party capital of Thailand. The city has become […]

  • Night Bazaar – End of an Era

    Author: BonTong 29 Mar 2014

    Secrets Bar and CU Bar are moving After weeks of uncertainty the news finally came in the last week that the leases for the bars at the Night Bazaar would not be renewed. Furthermore, the remaining businesses there have been given virtually no notice of the impending closure which will take effect at the end […]

  • Late night fun refurbished

    Author: BonTong 28 Mar 2014

    The Late Night Scene is where Gay is happening in Chiangmai Whilst for many gay foreigners visiting and living in Chiang Mai, the gay scene revolves around the usual few western orientated bars and restaurants, there is a much bigger Thai late night scene with which few foreigners seem to engage. These are the real […]

  • Happy Birthday Khun Note

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 23 Mar 2014

    It is our colleague Khun Note’s birthday today so we’d just like to wish him a very Happy Birthday. As many of you will know, Note has had a particularly challenging year. It’s great to see him back in Chiang Mai looking so well.

  • Phuket Pride 2014

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 21 Mar 2014

    Phuket Pride Gay Festival – Coming Soon It’s now just a month to one of the most popular gay Pride events in Asia – Phuket Pride 2014 runs from Sunday 20th to Sunday 27th April 2014. For full details visit the Phuket Pride 2014 Website With events being run all over Phuket which are open […]

  • Gay Friendly Real Estate – BPB Property Chiang Mai

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 12 Mar 2014

    Buy or Sell Property in Chiang Mai If you are looking to buy or sell property in Chaing Mai, BPB Property, our new gay friendly real estate partner is the place to go. The sales team at BPB property have years of experience in the Chiang Mai real estate market and can provide you great […]

  • Thai Puan – Gay Community Magazine Issue 62

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 12 Mar 2014

    March 2014 The March 2014 issue N0 62 of Thai Puan – Thailand’s gay community magazine – is now available in gay bars and venues throughout Chiang Mai. You can also read Thai Puan online: Thai Puan has also overhauled their website with a smart new magazine style look and lots of great information about […]

  • Upcoming Gay Events – March

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 11 Mar 2014

    March is a quiet month as the temperature rises and the smokey season kicks in many people leave town for a few weeks before returning for the Songkran festivities in mid April. Although there are some who delay beyond that just to avoid Songkran too! However, there are still a few things happening in Gay […]

  • Orion Bar

    Author: BonTong 6 Mar 2014

    It’s always nice to report on new places to go in Chiang Mai, especially when they are fun places such as Orion Bar. Although, not exactly new – Orion has been around for a while, and always been gay friendly, it took on a new lease of life about a month ago when the current […]

  • Ram Bar – New Website

    Author: BonTong 5 Mar 2014

    Chaing Mai’s friendliest Gay bar – Ram bar have a new website. Go check it out at In the two years since they opened, handsome Mr Wat and his equally adorable staff have grown Ram bar into one of the most fun places for gay people in Chiang Mai to enjoy a drink and […]

  • More than Just a Fluke

    Author: BonTong 1 Mar 2014

    It might not have got any Oscar nominations, but gay themed Thai film พี่ชาย (Pi Chai) or English title My Bromance has been creating a lot of attention since its nationwide cinema release on 20 February. Flimed entirely in Chiang Mai, the film marks the directorial feature film debut for 28 year old Chiang Mai […]

  • Five Years Ago Today – The last Gay Pride

    Author: BonTong 21 Feb 2014

    21 February 2009 is the day Chiang Mai was disgracefully brought to the attention of the world, not because of its seven hundred year history, Lanna architecture, cultural heritage, temples, natural beauty and fabulous people, but because of a small intolerant minority with a political agenda. 21 February is now the day to remember violence […]

  • Valentines Day

    Author: BonTong 9 Feb 2014

    14th February, Valentines Day is fast approaching and is set to be an interesting affair in Chiang Mai. 14th February this year falls on the full moon and one of the most important festivals in the Buddhist calendar, Makha Bucha and a public holiday. As with all major Buddha days, Buddhist’s refrain from consuming alcohol. […]

  • Bird of Paradise

    Author: BonTong 8 Feb 2014

    One of the nice things about Chiang Mai is that it’s still a city full of hidden surprises. One such little gem, tucked away in the back-streets of Chang Puek district, not so far from Chiang Mai University is Bird of Paradise Restaurant. Bird of Paradise opened in the middle of 2013 and has already […]

  • Fire Men at See Man Pub

    Author: BonTong 3 Feb 2014

    Firemen get their hoses out at See Man Pub The thought of macho fireman or police uniforms in a gay club conjures up some interesting homo erotic fantasies and is an often used club show skit. Sadly this afternoon at Chiang Mai’s well known See Man Pub the presence of the emergency services was all […]

  • Chiang Mai – Everything is fine in paradise

    Author: BonTong 26 Jan 2014

    Political instability? Not in Chiang Mai Given the international media coverage of Thailand’s political crisis, events in Bangkok over the last few months, and the plentiful travel warnings from foreign governments, it is hardly surprising many people are thinking twice about visiting Thailand this year.  But, they may be missing a trick. Here in Chiang […]

  • Up Coming Events

    Author: BonTong 23 Jan 2014

    Maya Lifestyle Shopping Center Today heralds a major milestone for Chiang Mai with the opening of the much vaunted Maya Lifestyle Shopping Center. Unlike several other recent openings, Central Festival and Promenanda outside the city on the eastern side of the superhighway, Maya is slap bang in the centre of the cosmopolitan city area around […]

  • David Crisp – Five years on

    Author: BonTong 21 Jan 2014

    A Gay Community in Shock Unbelievably, its now five years since the event that rocked Chiang Mai’s gay farang community perhaps more than any other in recent memory. Popular gay ex-pat and talented musician David Crisp was brutally murdered in his home by three hill tribe bar boys he’d befriended. After bludgeoning him to death […]

  • Thai Puan – White Elephants and Go-Go Boys.

    Author: BonTong 20 Jan 2014

    Thai Puan, Thailand’s best gay community magazine has its latest issue out now. You can pick up your free copy in any of Chiang Mai’s gay venues, or read it online below. The cover for this issue certainly lives up to its title of making a splash! If you want to know about Chang Mai’s […]

  • Gay Happy New Year

    Author: BonTong 30 Dec 2013

    Tomorrow is New Year! Check out our updated list of where to go and party for a Gay New year in Chiang Mai. Some up and coming New Year Events. Let us know if you are hosting a Gay New year event and we’ll add it to our calendar. [[new-year-radchada]] [[new-year-soho]] [[adams-apple-christmas-show-7]] Updated 30 December […]

  • Thai Puan Magazine – Issue 60

    Author: BonTong 24 Dec 2013

    Thailand Gay community Magazine Thai Puan Read issue 60 online. This issue includes a great article entitled 21st Century Chiang Mai telling the story of how rapidly Chiang Mai is changing with New Malls springing up everywhere.

  • Seasons Greetings

    Author: BonTong 24 Dec 2013

    “Tai Leng” – Will your wish come true? Handsome Tai Yai guys from the Shan State courtesyAdam’s Apple Club Chiang Mai   Seasons greetings to all our readers from: Radchada Garden Café and Bon Tong Productions Come and celebrate the New Year at Radchada Garden Café’s New Year Party – All welcome.

  • Dreaming of a white Christmas?

    Author: BonTong 21 Dec 2013

    The cool season has certainly arrived with a vengeance in Chiang Mai over the last week. Many ex-pats who’ve been here a while are saying this is the coldest they can remember. The situation has been made worse by unusually brisk winds earlier in the week. Of course, for many used to winters in the […]

  • Pictures from Ram Bar Christmas Party

    Author: BonTong 21 Dec 2013

    Ram Bar Christmas Party Last night was Ram bar’s Christmas party with Marcus and Zee boys. You can see the pics on line from the event at City Now website – Ram Bar Christmas Party

  • Christmas is coming

    Author: BonTong 19 Dec 2013

    Gay Christmas in Chiang Mai Yep, it’s now less than a week away so here’s our quick review of events parties, where to stuff yourselves and even where to get someone to stuff you 🙂  For full details see our Gay Chiang Mai Events Calendar. So far, the number of gay parties announced seems less […]

  • It’s not Christmas – Party at Radchada Café

    Author: BonTong 18 Dec 2013

    Monday 23 December 2013 [[christmas-party]] Radchada Garden Cafe is situated in Santitham just off the super highway behind the Chiang Mai Grand View Hotel. This beautiful; old teak wood mansion is set in beautiful tropical gardens in a quiet location. The ideal place to relax and enjoy.

  • Where did all the Nice Boys Go

    Author: BonTong 17 Dec 2013

    Chiang Mai City News Read Bon Tong’s article on Chiang Mai City news about the development of the gay scene in Chiang Mai over the last decade or so. “Where did all the Nice Boys go” CityNews – Years ago, one of the big attractions of Chiang Mai was the relaxed gay lifestyle, and gay […]

  • The Edge

    Author: BonTong 15 Dec 2013

    This week The Edge, a new and much hyped gay owned eatery on the Ping river finally opened its doors, or rather gates since its outdoors. Waxing lyrically as usual, in this month’s out in Thailand magazine, James Barnes described the Edge as, “Chiang Mai’s newest and most exciting eatery”. He gushes on to suggest […]

  • Gay Website Design in Chiang Mai

    Author: BonTong 14 Dec 2013

    Websites that understand gay business As well as producing this website Bon Tong Productions are responsible for several other gay websites. If you run a gay business and need a website contact Bon Tong Production for more information. Design services include website design, web programming, content management systems (WordPress and Joomla) website implementation, and website […]

  • Christmas is coming

    Author: BonTong 10 Dec 2013

    Chiang Mai Gay Parties for Christmas It’s that time of the year again and, with only two weeks until Christmas the party announcements are starting to arrive. Loads of places doing special Christmas food of course, we’ll try to provide a listing in the next few days. Meanwhile the first couple of gay events have […]

  • Whatever Happened to…. Part 2

    Author: BonTong 9 Dec 2013

    Down at the Night Bazaar A walk down memory lane Some while back we started an occasional series of articles called “what happened to” reflecting on places and personalities from gay Chiang Mai of years gone by (read: “whatever happened to part 1 and other gay Chiang Mai history”). Despite having accumulated a wealth of […]

  • Happy birthday to His Majesty The King

    Author: BonTong 5 Dec 2013

    Wishing his Majesty the King of Thailand a very happy birthday and good health. [[the-kings-birthday]]

  • December 1st – World AIDS Day

    Author: BonTong 1 Dec 2013

    Getting to zero new infections According to UNAIDS in 2012, there were 35.3 million people living with HIV worldwide. Since the start of the epidemic around 75 million have become infected with HIV. Whilst new HIV infections have fallen by 33% since 2001 there is no room for complacency and there is an ongoing war […]

  • LGBT – Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Day in Chiang Mai

    Author: BonTong 30 Nov 2013

    “Our Rights Our voices” Love without frontiers “Our Rights Our voices” Love without frontiers was the theme of an event held yesterday (29 November) at Thapae Gate supporting LGBT and sexual diversity. The event was organised by the Rainbow Sky Organisation of Thailand and M Plus Foundation was in support of the campaign for a […]

  • Happy Thanks Giving

    Author: BonTong 28 Nov 2013

    Today is America’s thanks giving day: best wishes and a Happy Thanks Giving to all our American friends. Time to enjoy the Turkey!!! [[thanks-giving-soho]] More details… Or if you fancy the English version pop along to The Pub for roast turkey with mash and veg 🙂

  • The Beauty Hunter

    Author: BonTong 24 Nov 2013

    Deejohn has a great selection of Asian Males It’s great to see our old friend Deejohn being active online with his blog The Beauty Hunter. If you like beautiful Asian males go take a look at the photographs he has collected for you enjoyment. One of many great images on The Beauty Hunter

  • Sawatdee Gay Thailand becomes Sawatdee Network

    Author: BonTong 23 Nov 2013

    Popular gay Thailand forum site Sawatdee Gay Thailand has become Sawatdee Network: The new site has a completely different look and few as well as a whole new WordPress portal offering stacks of new features and several blogs. The forums provide a great chance to interchange views about gay Thailand and other issues with […]

  • Thai Puan – Thai Gay Community Magazine

    Author: BonTong 22 Nov 2013

    Issue No 59 of Thai Puan Magazine is available in gay bars across Chiang Mai including listings and maps of all the best places to go. Or you can read it online here: This issue includes an overview of the Chiang Mai gay scene by David Edwards (starts page 56) which describes the different sectors […]

  • Club One Seven Gay Sauna

    Author: BonTong 21 Nov 2013

    Club One Seven Chiang Mai Club One Seven gay Sauna and Guest House in Chiang Mai have a number of special promotions and theme nights every day. Read below for details of their themes and special offers. 7, 17 and 27 of every month are their extremely popular special party nights. Check out our Chiang […]

  • Follow Gay Chiang Mai on Social Media

    Author: BonTong 19 Nov 2013

    Like Us on Facebook As well as our news site you can follow us on facebook for all the latest updates from Gay Chiang Mai Google +1

  • On The Edge and RAM Bar has talent

    Author: BonTong 18 Nov 2013

    The Edge Restaurant Last night, with the full moon of Loy Khratong, Chiang Mai saw the opening party for a new restaurant in the perfect location for watching the Loy Khratong festival. The Edge is situated right on the banks of the Ping River within the grounds of The River House Gay Massage. According to […]

  • Radchada Gallery

    Author: BonTong 16 Nov 2013

    Radchada Garden Café A few random pictures of Radchada Garden Café and some of the Radchada boys. Radchada Garden Cafe is a boutique café located in a Lanna Style teak wood mansion hidden in a tranquil garden oasis in the Santitham area of Chiang Mai. Gay owned and extremely gay friendly. Radchada Garden Café Gay […]

  • Yee Peng – Bring an umbrella

    Author: BonTong 15 Nov 2013

    Weather Warning Like last year, where the Yee Peng – Loy Khratong parades narrowly escaped a dousing which hit other parts of Chiang Mai, the government’s Meteorological Department has issued a weather warning for this weekend from 15- 17 November due to a tropical depression passing across the country. For Chiang Mai the chance of […]

  • Play Safe for Loy Khratong

    Author: BonTong 15 Nov 2013

    Loy Khratong is one of the most beautiful festivals in Thailand, but also the noisiest and most dangerous (apart from the Songkran Road Kill). The often indiscriminate throwing and misuse of fireworks will no doubt lead to some deaths and serious injuries as it does every year. The authorities so called crackdowns launched every year […]

  • Loy Khratong – Events Overview

    Author: BonTong 13 Nov 2013

    Gay events in Chiang Mai for Loy Khratong It’s a big week coming up in Gay Chiang Mai – Loy Khratong or Yee Peng is here. As well as your sexiest designer costumes, don’t forget to get the Khratongs ready, Khom Loys on standby and a great selection of fireworks. Remember, you’re nobody if you […]

  • Soho are hiring

    Author: BonTong 12 Nov 2013

    Soho Bar and Guesthouse is seeking day time staff; hours are from 8: AM to 4: PM Sunday through Thursday. Job Requirements: -English speaking Thai national -21 years or older -Basic computer skills -Must be able to climb stairs to inspect rooms -Must be a morning person -Dress appropriately -Basic bartending and customer service skills. […]

  • November News Letter (Loy Khratong)

    Author: BonTong 11 Nov 2013

    We’ve just sent out the Loy Khratong edition of our Gay in Chiang Mai Newsletter, which you should have received if you are on our mailing list. If you don’t subscribe you can still read it online here To keep people in touch with what’s going on in Chiang Mai we send out our newsletter […]

  • News Update – November 2013

    Author: BonTong 9 Nov 2013

    Gay Happenings in Chiang Mai After what has seemed like an interminable rainy season this year, the last week has finally seen the arrival of blue skies and cool evenings in Chiang Mai. Barring any marginal effects from Typhoon Haiyan and the odd evening thunderstorm, the weather should remain nice and settled for the upcoming […]

  • Yee Peng Festival 2013

    Author: BonTong 6 Nov 2013

    Loy Khratong Festival – Chiang Mai 2013 Loy Krathong, or Yee Peng as it’s called in Northern Thailand is Chiang mai’s second biggest festival after the Thai New Year festival of Song Kran in April. Yeepeng lasts over several days and is a lunar festival with the main day falling on the full moon night […]

  • Monthly Magazines

    Author: BonTong 5 Nov 2013

    Your free copies available now Your favourite Monthly magazines Thai Puan and out-in-Thailand are now available in gay bars across Chiang Mai. Don’t forget to pick up your free copies of this month’s editions. Thai Puan Thai Puan has a wealth of gay information for visitors to Thailand in English and in Thai. This issue […]

  • Where to stay in Chiang Mai

    Author: BonTong 4 Nov 2013

    Staying gay in Chiang Mai 2013 One of the most frequent questions we get asked about Chiang Mai by gay visitors, is where to stay. Whilst the simplest answer is check out the accommodation section in our gay guide to Chiang Mai, the question deserves a more in depth response as there are different options […]

  • Finding Cock in Chiang Mai

    Author: BonTong 28 Oct 2013

    Guide to the best Cocks in Chiang Mai We know this is always a popular question among gay men and one all gay visitors to Chiang Mai want to know the answer to. So we thought it was time to let our readers into a secret that is known only to savvy Chiang Mai residents. […]

  • Club One Seven Chiang Mai – Gay Sauna

    Author: BonTong 25 Oct 2013

    Popular Gay Sauna and Guest House has a new website Chiang Mai’s popular gay sauna and beautiful guesthouse, Club One Seven have a new website The new website includes full details of Club One Seven’s Sauna facilities, gym, pool, massage, and guesthouse including an online reservation facility. Situated in a stunningly peaceful location on […]

  • Latest Pocket Guide to Gay Chiang Mai

    Author: BonTong 24 Oct 2013

    Indispensable tool for finding fun in gay Chiang Mai Ahead of the coming high season we are pleased to announce a newly updated edition of Radchada’s popular quick reference guide to Chiang Mai. It contains listings of all Chiang Mai’s gay venues: bars clubs, pubs, massage, sauna, go-go, disco, restaurants and accommodation on a single […]

  • Adam’s Apple Club

    Author: BonTong 23 Oct 2013

    Go-Go boy update Chiang Mai’s original and best known Gay Bar, Adam’s Apple Club continues to be one of the city’s most popular attractions for visitors and residents alike. They have recently updated their website with more pictures of some of the most good looking and attractive young male bodies you will find in Northern […]

  • Halloween is coming

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 22 Oct 2013

    It’s just over a week to go to the end of October and that means Halloween. The time when gay ghouls and ghosts put on their scariest costumes and creep out of the closet (or perhaps that’s just every Saturday night in any gay club 🙂 ). As usual here in Chiang Mai several venues […]

  • Cruising Plus – Chiang Mai’s latest Gay Sauna

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 14 Oct 2013

    New gay Sauna in Chiang Mai Last week saw the opening of the first new gay venue in Chiang Mai for some time. Cruising Plus is Chiangmai’s newest gay sauna and will prove a great addition to the scene, especially as it offers all night opening at weekends which is not currently an option elsewhere. […]

  • Party Time

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 13 Oct 2013

    After a very quiet and wet raining season things are starting to dry out and liven up in Chiang Mai. Upcoming tomorrow night is the first event for a while at Ram bar: [[sexy-legs-at-ram-bar]]

  • Soho Bar – The Shauna Pugh Story

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 4 Sep 2013

    This month’s City Life Magazine has an article about the co-owner of Chiang Mai’s Soho Bar – Born Twice: The Shauna Pugh Story It is a very interesting read about Shauna’s life and its challenges. Soho Bar is one of Chiang Mai’s longest established actual gay bars providing a convivial meeting place for ex-pats, and […]

  • Radchada Garden Cafe

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 2 Sep 2013

    Our friend K. Note at Radchada Garden Cafe has not been so well recently and informs us Radchada will be closed today (Monday 2 September) and tomorrow (Tuesday) re-opening Wednesday 4 September. This means there will be no Pizza Night tonight for which Note asks that we pass on his apologies. We know Note has […]

  • Radchada Garden Cafe

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 22 Jul 2013

    Khun Note from Radchada Garden Cafe has informed us they will be closed for the Buddhist holidays tomorrow and Tuesday (Monday 22 and Tuesday 23 July 2013)

  • July Gay Chiang Mai Roundup

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 15 Jul 2013

    Despite it being slow during the rainy season there are still plenty of things happening in Gay Chiang Mai. This week sees two events; on Wednesday seventeenth. Firstly, the Three Year Anniversary Party of Club One Seven takes place. Secondly the opening of a new gay owned restaurant and bar, So Be It, at the […]

  • Thai Puan – Gay Community Magazine

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 14 Jul 2013

    The July 2013 issue of Thai Puan, the leading gay community magazine, is now available in Gay venues and bars throughout Chiang Mai. Don’t forget to pick up your free copy. Or you can read it on line. In this issue, Thai Puan’s David Edwards highlights the topic so many are talking about in his […]

  • Out in Thailand – July 2013

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 7 Jul 2013

    The July issue of Out in Thailand Magazine is now available in Chiang Mai’s gay venues. Don’t forget to pick up your free copy. The July issue features hunky cover guy, Kim Tien, a great essay on Michelangelo and Leonardo plus all the usual features including Out in The Pink Mango, the latest episode of […]

  • Rainy Season Break

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 6 Jul 2013

    Khun Note from Radchada Garden Café has informed us that he and the boys will be taking a short break and the Café will be closed for five days from 7-11 July Radchada will reopen on Friday 12th July with its usual offerings of Snacks, Sandwiches and Italian food including the gayest PIZZA in town. […]

  • Fashion Show at Mansfield

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 18 Jun 2013

    This Friday 21st April, Mansfield Residence are holding a special event in their restaurant and garden area. Go along to see some great male models performing with the latest fashions. A barbecue, buffet and some free flow drinks are included in the price. Mansfield residence is a luxury boutique city resort situated in a quiet […]

  • Kris – Glass Onion

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 16 Jun 2013

    Sad news this week; Kris, the owner of the former Glass Onion has passed away. The Glass Onion, which Kris sold two or three years ago, has already been closed for a year or more now. The bar was quite unique for Chiang Mai and at the time a trend setter both in terms of […]

  • Party time at Ram Bar

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 4 Jun 2013

    This weekend is party time at one of Chaing Mai’s most popular bars, RAM bar Staff member Mr Ert invites everyone to go and celebrate his birthday this Sunday and they’ll be entertainment provided with a show starting at 10 p.m. [[ert-takes-it-off]] For details of other gay events in Chiang Mai check out our full […]

  • Mansfield Residence – Special Offers

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 4 Jun 2013

    Mansfield Residence, Chiang Mai’s boutique gay city resort have announced their special offers for the coming low season: For stays of 3 nights or more before 31st October Stay 5 nights pay for 3 Stay 3 nights pay for 2.   Mansfield Residence offers some of the best gay accommodation in Chiang Mai. This modern […]

  • Chiang Mai Gay Scene Update – June 2013

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 1 Jun 2013

    The heat of May is finally abating as June heralds the start of rainy season in Chiang Mai.  But, how hot is the gay scene in Chiang Mai these days? The last year or so has seen major transformations in Chiang Mai’s gay lifestyle.  Smart new Thai bars and clubs have taken over; whilst the […]

  • Visakha Bucha Day

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 24 May 2013

    Today is Thailand’s most venerated annual holiday: Visakha Bucha day is reverently celebrated by Buddhists as it marks the birth, enlightenment, and death of Lord Buddha. It is a national holiday and all government offices as well as many businesses will be closed. A  traditional custom is practiced in Chiang Mai to mark Visakha Bucha […]

  • Thai Puan Magazine – May 2013 Issue

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 12 May 2013

    The May 2013 Issue of Thai Puan, the community magazine is available now, you can pick up a copy in gay venues around Chiang Mai, or read it online This month’s issue has an article about Chiang Mai detailing some of the more touristy things to do and places to go for a cooling […]

  • Out in Thailand Magazine – May Issue

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 12 May 2013

    If you haven’t already picked up a copy, the May Issue of Out in Thailand magazine has been out for a few days now. Pop into any Chiang Mai gay bar and pick up your free copy, or you can read it on line

  • Pizza Night is Back

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 22 Apr 2013

    After a break for Songkran, Pizza Night is back tonight at Radchada Garden Café and Khun Note and his friendly staff are looking forward to seeing everyone again. Come along anytime after 5 p.m and enjoy a 50% discount on Radchada’s famed twelve inch Italian style thin crust Pizzas (Eat in only – Kitchen closes […]

  • Phuket Pride – A week of gay fun in the sun

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 21 Apr 2013

    Today sees the first of more than 25 events being held for Phuket Pride 2013 – A Pre Pride Pool Party at CC’s Hideaway. Phuket Pride week is organised by Phuket Loves You (PLU) and runs from Monday 22nd April to Sunday 28th April 2013. It is the Biggest Pride Festival in Asia with 25 […]

  • Job Opportunities – Bon Tong Productions

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 18 Apr 2013

    Web Programmer our Web Design partner, Bon Tong Productions has vacancies for web programmers based in Chiang Mai.  If you know anyone who might be interested please ask them to get in touch via our contact form or call 053-219-524 to contact the Chiang Mai design team. Sales person Bon Tong is also looking for […]

  • G-Star comes to Chiang Mai

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 11 Apr 2013

    Breaking News Tonight will see the opening of a great new bar in Chiang Mai, just in time for Songkran celebrations. Located in Chang Puek district, just of Chottana Road, G-Star Vintage will be a great addition to Chiang Mai’s main gay district and should attract even more young gay Thais to the area. In […]

  • Gay Sonkran

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 11 Apr 2013

    With only a day or less to go before the onset of Songkran here’s an update on the gay things to do for Songkran in Chiang Mai. With TAT forecasting a 10% increase on last year over 300,000 visitors are expected to visit Chiang Mai and Northern Thailand over the Songkran festival with hotel occupancy […]

  • Songkran at Radchada Garden Café

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 6 Apr 2013

    Radchada Garden Café will be closed for Songkran from 13 -17 April re-opening on Thursday 18 April. But don’t despair – before going away for a few days break, Khun Note and the boys will be throwing a pre-Songkran Party to celebrate on Friday 12th April, starting 8 p.m. *** Free Barbecue *** *** Free […]

  • Club One Seven – Chiang Mai

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 4 Apr 2013

    In a peaceful location right on the bank of the Ping River, and just a little way to the south of Chiang Mai City center, is Club One Seven. Housed in a beautiful antique teak wood building, Club One Seven is a guest house, gym and Sauna combined in one place offering a fantastic opportunity […]

  • Out in Thailand Magazine – April Issue

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 4 Apr 2013

    The April edition of gay lifestyle magazine Out in Thailand has just landed in Gay bars across Chiang Mai. Get out and pick up your copy tonight. The April 2013 gets LOUD and PROUD in anticipation of Phuket Gay Pride 2013, which promises to be the biggest and best ever. Interviews with Activist Jetsada Taesombat, […]

  • Ten days to Songkran

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 3 Apr 2013

    Songkran 2013 in Chiang Mai As the hot season really starts to bite, Thailand’s annual crazy week of Songkran is only ten days away.  And this is the time Thailand’s northern city of Chiang Mai undergoes it’s metamorphosis from laid back garden city to the full blown party capital of Thailand. Chiang Mai has become […]

  • Mae Surin Update

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 1 Apr 2013

    In this article from a few days ago we repeated the requests from The Best Friend for help for refugees at the Mae Surin refugee camp with was destroyed by fire leaving many tens of people dead and hundreds more injured. Help is still desperately needed, you can donate cash or blankets, clothing and household […]

  • Dong Bar

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 1 Apr 2013

    These days it’s not so often that we get to report on a new gay bar in Chiang Mai, but this is a pleasant exception. This weekend we made a rare visit to the south side of the city to investigate Chiang Mai’s latest gay addition, the new Dong bar. The name apparently means Jungle […]

  • Fire at Mae Surin Camp

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 30 Mar 2013

    Just over a week ago fire devastated a border refugee camp at Mae Surin in Mae Hong Song province around 150Km west of Chiang Mai. At least forty refugees were killed, perhaps more, many were injured and thousands made homeless. As refugees they are unable to leave the camp area and conditions are reported to […]

  • Places to stay in Chang Puek and Santitham

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 27 Mar 2013

    Note: This article was written in 2013. Whilst the places listed are largely still valid, many more serviced apartments have since been built in Santitham and the neighbouring Jed Yot area. Nearly all the gay accommodation in Chiang Mai is located in the Chang Puek and Santitham suburbs to the North West of the city. […]

  • Chiang Mai Gay Guide Updates

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 21 Mar 2013

    In the interests of keeping our Gay Guide to Chiang Mai up to date and reflecting the changing fads in the local gay scene we have started a series of changes and improvements to our gay guides. The first of these are now in place. In recent years we have noticed an increasing trend among […]

  • Khun Note’s Birthday

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 18 Mar 2013

    This week our Matriarch Khun Note is another year older. Like all good Queen’s he has both an official and an unoffocial birthday. Having spent the whole of last weekend celebrating the unofficial one with some very handsome northern Thai guys (we are seriously jealous), it is now time for the main party at Radchada […]

  • Link to us – New Banners

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 15 Mar 2013

    If you’d like to link to Chiang Mai Gay News from your website we now have a selection of cool new banners designed by our colleagues at Bon Tong Productions You can see the full range of banners on our Link to Us page.

  • Thai Puan Magazine – March 2013 Issue

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 3 Mar 2013

    The March 2013 Issue of Thai Puan, the community magazine is out now, you can pick up a copy in gay venues around Chiang Mai, or read it online Open publication – Free publishing – More gay bangkok Articles this month include: How’s Your Gaydar? Mor Lam in Pattaya, Samui Top to Bottom and […]

  • Out in Thailand – March 2013

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 1 Mar 2013

    The March issue of Out in Thailand, the gay lifestyle magazine is now out. You can read more on line at Or see below: The March edition includes an interview with gay comedy star Matt Lucas of “Little Britain” and “Come Fly with me” fame. All the gen on Tokyo, Samui’s walking street and […]

  • Advertising Opportunities

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 27 Feb 2013

    As one of the most popular online resources for everything gay in Chiang Mai, advertising on and our sister website is the best value for money opportunity for Gay businesses in Chiang Mai to attract customers. Both sites perform very well in Google searches for just about anything related to “Gay Chiang Mai” […]

  • Coffee in Santitham

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 24 Feb 2013

    Note: This article was written in 2013 – some of the places mentioned are now closed, whilst an great number of new venues have opened in the intervening period Chang Puek district, Chiang Mai’s north western suburb is home to most of the city’s gay venues and businesses. At its centre, the neighbourhood of Santitham […]

  • February 21, End violence against LGBT.

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 21 Feb 2013

    February 21 is a day to remember past violence against Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Transgender people and to campaign to prevent violence in future. It is four years ago today since one the most disgraceful homophobic events in Chiang Mai’s history when hundreds of thugs from the UDD Red Shirt supporters physically threatened the gay […]

  • Makha Bucha Day

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 21 Feb 2013

    This Monday 25th of February is: [[makha-bucha-day-event]]

  • AsiaOut – New LGBT Community website for Asia

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 16 Feb 2013

    Another event this Valentines day was the launching of a new website AsiaOut – An Asia wide LGBT community website. AsiaOut is a joint development between Dragoncastle and CambodiaOut who have joined forces to make a single new site. has been successful in promoting and informing the GLBT community in South East Asia and […]

  • MPlus Valentines Day Events

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 15 Feb 2013

    Chiang Mai based MPlus, the premier organisation serving the gay, bisexual, lesbian and transgender communities in Northern Thailand, yesterday staged a number of events to promote awareness of gay issues for Valentines day       Mr. Phongpheera Phatpheeraphong – The President of M Plus Foundation announced his campaign for Valentine’s Day by giving free […]

  • Valentine’s Day

    Author: BonTong 11 Feb 2013

    Valentine’s Day in Gay Chiang Mai Plenty of events going on in Chiang Mai. Check out the special show and party with the cupid boys at Adam’s Apple Club. Or have dinner in one of many restaurants offering Valentine’s specials. [[valentines-at-adams]] For details of restaurants offering special meals for Valentine’s night check our event guide […]

  • Valentines is coming

    Author: BonTong 11 Feb 2013

    Valentine's Day is this week on Thursday, February 14th. Say "I Love You" to the people you love.  SAY IT WITH FLOWERS. C.S. FLORAL DESIGN Chiang Mai, Thailand – Choose from any of ten special Valentine’s designs or almost 50 other designs by Chai Somyana. Order online at

  • Gay Chiang Mai Update

    Author: BonTong 7 Feb 2013

    Chiang Mai – Gay is go for high season Chiang Mai is now reaping the benefits of last week’s un-seasonal heavy rain storms, which have cleared the air and washed out the start of the burning season. Beautiful clear air, blue skies, warm days and refreshing evenings have made this a perfect week. This year, […]

  • Bon Tong Productions on Facebook

    Author: BonTong 4 Feb 2013

    Check out the Facebook page for our gay web design partner Bon Tong productions. Plenty of gay themed art, design, photographs and gay websites to feast your eyes on. Don’t forget to like the page 🙂

  • Out in Thailand February 2013 – Magazine and Gay website

    Author: BonTong 4 Feb 2013

    The February issue of out in Thailand is available now in gay venues throughout Chiang Mai. Visit any of Chaing Mai’s gay bars and pick up your free copy or read it online at In the packed St Valentine’s issue meet exceptional Chiang Mai artist, Worawuth Srakaeo. There’s a super Samui special feature and […]

  • The Day the Music Died

    Author: BonTong 2 Feb 2013

    Buddy Holly, one of the fore fathers of modern music, died in a plane crash on 3rd February 1959. His short but explosive career left a permanent musical legacy, immortalised in 1971 by the cryptic lyrics of Don Mclean’s classic song American Pie. Something touched me deep inside the day the music died. Four years […]

  • WARNING – GHB The date rape Drug in Chiang mai

    Author: BonTong 1 Feb 2013

    The Chiang Mai murder of David Crisp four years ago by three bar boys he’d taken home should serve as a reminder and warning to every one of the risks in taking casual sex partners or prostitutes to your home or room. This week another danger has been highlighted on the streets of Chiang Mai, […]

  • Chiang Mai – Best Destination in Thailand

    Author: BonTong 24 Jan 2013

    According to Trip Advisor’s Travellers Choice 2012 awards Chaing Mai has been voted the best destination in Thailand In world rankings it is the 24th most popular destination. Of course, this comes as no suprise to those of us who have made the city home and enjoy it’s wonderful winter climate and laid abck lifestyle […]

  • Thai Puan – Issue 54

    Author: BonTong 23 Jan 2013

    The latest issue of Thai Puan, Thailand gay community magazine magazine is now available. Pick up your free copy of the January/February issue at any of Chiang Mai’s Gay Venues, or read it online. This month’s Chiang Mai coverage includes an article by David Edwards : Did You See Man in Chiang Mai? in which […]

  • Gay in Chiang Mai – New Gay Logo Design

    Author: BonTong 22 Jan 2013

    The talented graphic designers at our friends, Bon Tong Productions have been working on a new logo design and branding for Gay in Chiang Mai bringing together several gay themes into a new design. They’ve also designed a new title graphic for this site and the Chiang Mai gay guide. Logo design by Bon Tong […]

  • Happy Birthday to Ong at Radchada Garden Café

    Author: BonTong 20 Jan 2013

    Happy Birthday Ong Tomorrow – Monday is Sweet Ong’s birthday. Why not come and enjoy at Radchada Garden Café we know Ong would love everyone to come and buy him a drink. 🙂 Monday Night is Pizza Night at Radchada. As well as saying Happy Birthday to Ong, come and enjoy a 50% discount on […]

  • New gay website – Bon Tong Productions

    Author: BonTong 17 Jan 2013

    Gay Website Design by Bong Tong Productions Our colleagues at Bon Tong productions in Chiang Mai have just launched their new website Bon Tong Productions are Gay Website Designers who specialise in delivering website solutions to gay and LGBT businesses and organisations that require a smart, professional and user-friendly web presence. A cornerstone of […]

  • Anchan Vegetarian Restaurant

    Author: BonTong 15 Jan 2013

    Anchan Restaurant is a new gay owned restaurant in Chiang Mai that serves vegetarian meals so delicious you won’t miss the meat. Their 2nd floor location off Nimmanhaeminda Road is a natural ambiance created for people who enjoy good food, wine, natural products and art. Anchan Vegetarian Restaurant serves vegetarian versions of many Thai classical […]

  • Child sex abuse and Trafficking in Chiang Mai

    Author: BonTong 13 Jan 2013

    Child sex abuse seems to have become the hot topic of the moment with several events occurring that have bought this subject to the forefront globally. In the US, in operation Sunflower one hundred twenty-three victims of child sexual exploitation were identified by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE). Law enforcement agencies arrested 245 individuals […]

  • Alleged Pedophile arrested in Chiang Mai

    Author: BonTong 8 Jan 2013

    Suspected Pedophile – German national nicknamed Klaus Dracula apprehended in child protection operation Days like yesterday make me feel slightly embarrassed. Firstly, embarrassed by the hideous, henious and self indulgent actions of other gay people that give gays everywhere a bad name. The world’s homophobes love nothing more than a good gay pedophile story to […]

  • Out in Thailand – January 2013 Issue

    Author: BonTong 6 Jan 2013

    Gay Thailand lifestyle magazine Out in Thailand celebrates its second anniversary with issue 25 for January 2013. Pick up your free copy in Chiang Mai Gay bars and clubs. The January issue includes a special feature on Pattaya the original Thai gay playground, an article about Gore Vidal, and all about Prague: The gay heart […]

  • Radchada Garden Café – 2013 update

    Author: BonTong 5 Jan 2013

    Happy New Year to everyone from Radchada Garden Café 2013 has got off to an award winning start for the boys at Radchada Garden Café with the announcement that they had been voted the best Restaurant or Café in Chiang Mai by the readers of Out in Thailand Magazine. Radchada’s matriarch, Khun Note said, “we […]

  • Gay Chiang Mai 2012 – A review

    Author: BonTong 1 Jan 2013

    1st January 2012 already seems a distant memory so, as we enter 2013, we thought we’d look back at some of the things that happened in gay Chiang Mai during 2012. The last year has seen significant changes in the demographics of the Chiang Mai gay scene, with the typical old fashioned foreign style gay […]

  • Thai Puan – December edition

    Author: BonTong 23 Dec 2012

    The December issue of Thai Puan magazine is now available free in Chiang Mai’s gay bars. Pick up your free copy or read it online at issue. This issue includes an article about Chiang Mai: “Chiang Mai a diverse Gay Scene” by David Edwards. Open publication – Free publishing – More gay bangkok Or download […]

  • Chiang Mai Gay Christmas

    Author: BonTong 22 Dec 2012

    Christmas in Chiang Mai has always been a low key affair, hardly surprising in a Buddhist country. It’s hard to get all festive especially when it falls on a week day and everyone goes to school and work as normal (it is not a public holiday in Thailand). Thai people are just gearing up for […]

  • Free Pizza Night at Radchada Garden Cafe

    Author: BonTong 17 Dec 2012

    The Best Chiang Mai Pizza Monday night is Free Pizza Night at Radchada Garden Café Fun starts seven p.m. Your host, Khun Note will keep the Pizzas coming until you are all full up or he runs out of cheese and dough. Minimum bar tab of 75Bt per person to participate. Format is a self-service […]

  • B2 Hotels in Chiang Mai

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 16 Dec 2012

    B2 Hotels – Boutique and Budget For those looking for good budget priced hotel accommodation in Chiang Mai you could do worse than try one of the B2 Hotels, meaning Boutique and Budget. After starting just a few years ago the B2 chain must be Chiang Mai’s fastest growing business with twelve properties in Chiang […]

  • Gay Chiang Mai High Season Update

    Author: BonTong 15 Dec 2012

    Mid December and a delayed cool season has finally arrived in Chiang Mai  ushering in the high season, so we thought it would be a good opportunity to provide an update on the gay scene here.  Although the gay venues themselves haven’t changed so much, we’ve noticed quite a change in where people go and […]

  • Out in Thailand Magazine – December Issue

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 13 Dec 2012

    The December Issue of Out in Thailand Magazine is now available in gay venues throughout Chiang Mai. This edition includes an excellent interview with tireless gay activist and star of The Hobbit, Sir Ian McKellen; a special feature about Gay Bangkok; a profile of evergreen Thai popster Bird Thongchai and the first in a two […]

  • December Quiz Night

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 12 Dec 2012

    Tonight 12 December is the monthly Quiz Night at the Garden bar Starts 8 p.m. sharp. December Quiz Night Tonight 12 December is the monthly Quiz Night at the Garden bar Starts 8 p.m. sharp. [[december-quiz-night]]

  • 5 December – Birthday Of His Majesty The King

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 4 Dec 2012


  • Sixty Nine Club – New Gay Massage

    Author: BonTong 19 Nov 2012

    It seems competition in the massage business is hotting up down in Chiang Mai Land with Club Sixty Nine the second new gay massage for men to have opened this year close to the recently opened Heaven Massage and Spa and long established Blues Club. Club Sixty Nine Massage is located in a large modern […]

  • Loy Krathong – Yeepeng Festival

    Author: BonTong 17 Nov 2012

    Loy Krathong, or Yee Peng as it’s called in Northern Thailand is Chiang mai’s second biggest festival after the Thai New Year festival of Song Kran in April. Yeepeng lasts over several days and is a lunar festival with the main day falling on the full moon night of the twelfth Lunar month which this […]

  • Garden Bar – November Quiz Night

    Author: BonTong 12 Nov 2012


  • Thai Puan Magazine – November Issue

    Author: BonTong 11 Nov 2012

    The November edition of Thai Puan magazine, Thailand’s gay community magazine, is now available at gay venues in Chiang Mai. This month’s edition includes an article about Chiang Mai’s up and coming gay district of Santitham. Read more here. Open publication – Free publishing – More gay thailand

  • One Year on – Radchada Garden Café

    Author: BonTong 11 Nov 2012

    [[radchada-cafe-first-anniversary-party]] Radchada Garden Café is located in a beautiful original lanna style teakwood mansion with lush tropical gardens in a quiet part of Santitham, Chang Puek district. With it’s location a mere 200M from the Superhighway and with ample parking, it’s an easy venue for those with their own transport. With plenty of variety on […]

  • Attitude Thailand – November 2012

    Author: BonTong 6 Nov 2012

    Pick up the November issue of Attitude Thailand, the Thai language gay lifestyle magazine, at newstands now.

  • Out in November

    Author: BonTong 6 Nov 2012

    The November 2012 issue of Out-in-Thailand magazine is available now. Pick up your free copy in any Chiang Mai gay venue. This issue includes the launching of a national campaign for gay marriage and an interview with controversial Thai activist, Natee. There’s also a guide to the gay paradise that is Phuket and, since so […]

  • Follow us on Facebook

    Author: BonTong 4 Nov 2012

    For all the latest news and updates don’t forget to like our page Chiang Mai Gay News on Facebook.

  • Soulmates Retreat

    Author: BonTong 23 Oct 2012

    Soulmates Retreat is a brand new luxury resort nestling in rice fields and close to the mountains east of Chiang Mai. This small and exclusive resort is the perfect place to enjoy the peace and serenity of the Northern Thai landscape with a partner. Away from the hustle and bustle of Chiang Mai city Soulmates […]

  • Halloween at Adam’s Apple

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 16 Oct 2012

    Halloween at Adam’s Apple – yet another Halloween party! Check out the full details in our events calendar.

  • Interactive Events Calendar

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 16 Oct 2012

    In a series of continued changes and improvements to this site our web development partner at Bon Tong Productions has now added an Interactive Events Calendar to the web-site. You can see the calendar here or by clicking on the “Events” tab at the top of each page. The Calendar can be viewed either in […]

  • October Quiz Night at the Garden bar

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 16 Oct 2012

    Tomorrow night, 17 October is Quiz Night at the Garden Bar Check out all the details on our new interactive events calendar

  • Halloween Parties

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 13 Oct 2012

    We all know how much Chiang Mai’s old queens like to dress up and what better excuse than Haloween? With just over two weeks to go, the party announcements have been pouring in thick and fast. Starting Friday October 26th Soho bar and Guest House will kick off Halloween weekend with the Sexy Dead contest. […]

  • Attitude Thailand Magazine – October

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 12 Oct 2012

    The October edition of Attitude Thailand Magazine is out now. By the looks of things is could drive you Nutty 🙂

  • Free Pizza

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 11 Oct 2012

    The boys at Radchada Garden Café have announced they will be offering a Free Pizza Buffet on Monday nights . Starting 7.p.m. every Monday there will be a free buffet with a selection of Pizza slices from the Radchada Garden Café menu. Eat all you can – first come first served! (Note: minimum spend at […]

  • Phuket Pride

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 10 Oct 2012

    We normally limit coverage of events on this site to Chiang Mai and Northern Thailand, but as our friends at Bontong Productions are working with these guys to develop a new website we decided to make an exception. Phuket Pride 2013 Is Coming Phuket Loves You (PLU) Club is the organization selected to produce this […]

  • Radchada Quick Reference Guide to Gay Chiang Mai

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 9 Oct 2012

    Radchada Cafe is please to announce releasing the latest edition of the Radchada Quick Reference Guide to Gay Chiang Mai We received a lot of feedback from Chaing Mai’s gay venues that visitors often arrive looking for the place with printouts from the website in hand. To make it easier for visitors The Radchada […]

  • Sexy Legs

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 5 Oct 2012

    We were worried when we first read about this, the thought of some of Chiang Mai’s more elderly ex-pats showing off their legs is a bit scary. But, it’s actually RAM Bar’s latest promotion – Mr Sexy Legs Contest – hopefully no knobbly old knees in sight 🙂

  • Heaven Massage and Spa

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 3 Oct 2012

    Heaven massage and Spa is a recent Newcomer to the Chiang Mai massage scene. Heaven Massage is located on Chiang Mai Land almost opposite Blues Club. Chiang Mai land is off Chang Klan road about 3km south of the Night Bazaar. Their facilities are located in a nicely refurbished double shop house which is smart […]

  • Out in Thailand Magazine – October Issue

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 2 Oct 2012

    The October 2012 Issue of Out-In Thailand Magazine is now available in Gay Venues throughout Chiang Mai. Don’t forget to pick up your free copy. According to Editor James Barnes, “this has to be our biggest and best issue ever!” It includes a WORLD EXCLUSIVE interview with gay icon Boy George and his musical cohort, […]

  • Chiang Mai – Drink Driving Campaign

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 1 Oct 2012

    With effect from 1st October 2055 the authorities in Chiang Mai are launching a major road safety campaign to reduce the incidence of drunk drivers on the city’s roads late at night. The first phase of this campaign has been running for a few weeks already and we understand has already netted some foreigners among […]

  • Welcome Back!

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 23 Sep 2012

    We’re sure regular visitors to this site have noticed it’s been very quiet this last month. The reason is not just that Chiang Mai has been quiet; it always is in September, but also we have been busy behind the scenes making many changes. First and foremost, we’ve added a new Gay Guide to Chiang […]

  • Hot Male in Chiang Mai

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 26 Aug 2012

    Another new website about Gay Chiang Mai has recently been launched as part of the Hotmale International stable of websites. It should be good as they partnered with Radchada and Chaing Mai Gay news to be their information provider. Check out the new site: Chiang Mai Hotmale

  • Chiang Mai Service – for German speakers

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 25 Aug 2012

    For our readers who speak German we’d like to introduce you to another website about Chiang Mai that has a gay scene guide in German: Chiang Mai Service “Gay Szene” Chiang Mai Service Hier ein Überblick über die Gay Szene in Chiang Mai in Deutsch auf deutscher Webseite

  • The Coffee Shack

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 24 Aug 2012

    As is often the case in Chiang Mai, things are never quite what they seem, and so it was with the re-opening of Chiang Mai gay legend Coffee Boy Following the surprising news that it was once again open, we went along to check it out. On arrival, with expectations of the restored splendour of […]

  • handmade chiangmai

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 23 Aug 2012

    Last night saw the opening of the handmade chiangmai project at OP Place on Chang Klan road (part of le Meridien hotel complex). handmade chiangmai is a new partnership initiative of the British Council Thailand, in support of the Chiang Mai Creative City initiative, with Chiang Mai University CAMT, TDCI and Nohmex. The project uses […]

  • The Reincarnation of Coffee boy

    Author: BonTong 4 Aug 2012

    August is almost the slowest month of the year in Chiang Mai and not much happens. Usually the only news is of this or that bar closing as they couldn’t make it through the rainy season, though so far this year it would be more aptly named as cloudy season. So imagine our surprise to […]

  • Asalha Bucha and Khao Phansa

    Author: BonTong 29 Jul 2012

    This week on Thursday 2nd August Asalha Bucha Day is a lunar buddhist holiday honouring the Buddhas first sermon and Friday 3rd August is Khao Phansa, the day monks retreat to their temples for the rainy season. The sale of alcohol is restricted on these days, expect all bars and entertainment venues to be closed […]

  • Rainbow Card in Chiang Mai

    Author: BonTong 26 Jul 2012

    We have now launched a new website specifically listing gay businesses that accept the Rainbowcard in Chiang Mai. Please checkout We have also added indications of businesses that accept Rainbow card on our Gay Guide to Chiang Mai at The founders of Rainbow Lifestyle Card seek the support of GLBT-friendly businesses across Asia-Pacific […]

  • Gay Chiang Mai Newsletter

    Author: BonTong 23 Jul 2012

    Regular visitors have probably noticed the Newsletter Sign up bar at the bottom of every page. We are planning to start a newsletter service with an email roundup of latest news and articles a few times a year, but more frequently during high season. We promise not to inundate your inbox with junk and only […]

  • Mandagay – End of an era?

    Author: BonTong 22 Jul 2012

    The rumours have been going around for a few weeks now, after a mini social order crackdown on large late night venues in Chiang Mai. However, this week we had it confirmed from sources close to the management, sadly July 25th will be the last night for Chiang Mai’s Gay Scene legend Mandalay Bar, known […]

  • Adam’s Apple Club Website

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 21 Jul 2012

    Adam’s Apple Club – Chiang Mai’s best known gay bar has a brand new website. As well as information about the club the website includes a full events calendar and news section to keep you up to date with all the latest specials and parties. The website has a modern stylish design and some great […]

  • Drinks with Bon Tong

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 9 Jul 2012

    Today is Birthday Party time at Radchada Garden Café Yep, it’s Bon Tong’s Birthday, why not pop along and buy him a drink. Fun starts at 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. or maybe later…… Khun Note and the boys are laying on a Pizza Buffet with a selection of Radchada Garden Café’s favourite Pizzas starting […]

  • Low Season decline?

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 3 Jul 2012

    Seems like it’s started early this year; cloudy skies for the past two weeks and now we hear of the first low season casualty ahead of the full onset of rainy season next month. According to their website Ram Coffee Shop is now closed and will only open in the evenings as a bar from […]

  • Rainbow Lifestyle Card Launches 1 July 2012!

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 1 Jul 2012

    Join this exciting GLBT community venture in Asia-Pacific! At Rainbow Lifestyle Card we believe the GLBT community needs all the support it can get, and one big way to do that is to help each other, and to promote a positive image. The Asia Pacific GLBT Community is large and varied with diverse beliefs and […]

  • Elections in Chiang Mai

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 21 Jun 2012

    Saturday 23rd of June will be election day in Chiang Mai for the Provinical Administration Organisation. As usual a ban on the sale of alcohol will be in place with no alcohol sold from 6 p.m. on the preceding evening until after the elections. This means all bars and many restaurants will be closed; according […]

  • Disco Blackout Party at Soho

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 17 Jun 2012

    Soho Bar has announced it will be hosting a series of Disco Blackout Parties. With the first in two weeks time on 30th June starting from 9 p.m. The party theme includes: – Big hair, and Afros. – Disco Music – Funky Clothes – Strobe lights and balls – Gates Blacked Out – Free Food […]

  • Quiz Night Tonight

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 13 Jun 2012

    Quick reminder for all you members of Chiang Mai Mensa, it’s Quiz night down at the Ol’ Garden Bar tonight. Specialist topics for tonight’s Quiz are US TV series and Science fiction writers. Get there before 8 p.m. to enjoy the fun! Don’t forget the Garden Bar also has a full restaurant with great Western, Thai and […]

  • Web Site Design Services

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 8 Jun 2012

    For gay businesses looking for a web presence and competent, professional website and graphics design why not contact out partners Bon Ton Productions who can provide full web site development marketing services and have a design office based in Chiang Mai. They can help with design concepts, layouts, content creation, copy-writing, SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) […]

  • Six Packs coming to Ram Coffee

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 6 Jun 2012

    June 19th will bring six packs to RAM Coffee Bar in Chiang Mai. We assume they don’t mean the customers will be trying to show off theirs!

  • Presidential Proclamation

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 4 Jun 2012

    Presidential Proclamation: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month, 2012 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month, 2012  By The President Of The United States Of America  A Proclamation From generation to generation, ordinary Americans have led a proud and inexorable march toward freedom, fairness, and full equality under the law ‑‑ not just for some, but […]

  • Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 3 Jun 2012

    This weekend marks the start of celebrations for the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II who has reigned over the United Kingdom and Commonwealth for sixty years. We know there are plenty of old queens in Chiang Mai who read Chiang Mai Gay News so we thought we’d tell you about the Queen […]

  • Witless at the Garden Bar!

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 3 Jun 2012

    Following our recent Space Odyssey it seems there have been developments down at the local Space Academy. Further to our intrepid Space Cadet’s promotion to Major the following exchange was recently overheard:   This is Ground Control to Major Wit You’ve really made the grade And the papers want to know whose shirts you wear […]

  • Vacancy- Bar tender @ Soho bar

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 31 May 2012

    We received the following from Shauna, the owner at Soho Bar: Soho Bar is seeking a part time bartender, candidate must be Thai gay male, be able to speak, and understand English. Please stop by at Soho Bar between 4 and 10 PM for more information. So if you know anyone who might be interested […]

  • Radchada Garden Café – New Menu

    Author: BonTong 30 May 2012

    We’re please to let you know the boys at Radchada Garden Café have just launched their updated menu including a full range of Italian food, Pasta and Pizzas. The menu is split into three categories: Breakfasts, Snacks & Sandwiches and Italian food. There are also two “create your own” menus where you can select your […]

  • Visakha Bucha Day 4 June 2012

    Author: BonTong 30 May 2012

    4 June is Thailand’s most venerated annual holiday: Visakha Bucha day is reverently celebrated by Buddhists as it marks the birth, enlightenment, and death of Lord Buddha. It is a national holiday and all government offices as well as many businesses will be closed. A very traditional custom has developed in Chiang Mai to mark […]

  • Dancing With The Devil

    Author: BonTong 28 May 2012

    If you’ve not had the pleasure before, Dancing with the devil in the city of angels is a great gay Thailand blog. Uncompromising, well written and witty so we thought it was deserving of a plug – go check it out. It also has lots of coverage of Chiang Mai, as well as plenty of […]

  • Club One Seven Chiangmai

    Author: BonTong 26 May 2012

    Located right on the bank of the Ping River a little way to the south of Chiang Mai City center, is Club one Seven, one of Chiang Mai’s, more unusual gay venues. A genuine 130 year old Northern Thai or Lanna style Teak wood house has been fully refurbished to provide the setting for the […]

  • Radchada Garden Café’s day of rest

    Author: BonTong 21 May 2012

    We’ve heard from the boys at Radchada Garden Café that, following from the very successful extension of their opening hours into the evening, they need a little more rest so will now be closing every Tuesday starting from 22 May. Radchada Garden Café is now open Wednesday through Monday from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. […]

  • Sign up for Rainbow Card

    Author: BonTong 21 May 2012 is a partner with Rainbowcard, Asia-Pacific’s first international GLBT Lifestyle Card. We would recommend all our friends who have gay businesses in Chiang Mai to sign up your business or venue for RainbowCard, the Asia-Pacific region’s first LGBT lifestyle card providing discounts and promotions to Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and transgender people at a variety […]

  • IDAHO Day – May 17

    Author: BonTong 17 May 2012

    Today, May 17, is IDAHO Day, the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. The date May 17th commemorates the World Health Organisation’s decision to remove homosexuality from the list of mental disorders. For more details of IDAHO Day visit To mark IDAHO day, UNESCO Bangkok has produced a short film highlighting the challenges faced […]

  • Mentally Challenging!

    Author: BonTong 16 May 2012

    If you want to be mentally challenged get along to the Garden Bar tonight before 8 p.m. for the May quiz night. Special categories this month are Space exploration and US landmarks. Mentally challenging is also the theme of the new cabaret show, aptly named the “Check Bin Show” which also seems to have connections […]

  • Packed in for Isaan Night

    Author: BonTong 16 May 2012

    Last night’s Isaan music night had a full house at RAM coffee Bar with standing room only. CityNow’s intrepid photographer was there and captured it all digitally onto the web for posterity. You can see the full set of photos from the event on the CityNow website here.

  • Happy Birthday James

    Author: BonTong 14 May 2012

    James Barnes, editor in chief of Out in Thailand magazine had a celebration of getting older last night at Ram Coffee bar. Happy Birthday James from all at Radchada! See all the photos from the party on

  • Gay Scene Updates

    Author: BonTong 10 May 2012

    In the last few months there have been several new venues open in Chiang Mai, and a few closed too. Here is our summary: The biggest new venue for some time to arrive on the scene is See Man Pub. This large, purpose built, modern style venue is located on the Canal Road near Phucome […]

  • Attitude Thailand Magazine – its May!

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 9 May 2012

    The May edition of Attitude Magazine Thailand is available now! Check it out at bookstores. Visit their website:

  • RAM Coffee Issan Night Show

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 9 May 2012

    RAM Coffee and bar will be holding an Issan Night on 15th May. Checkout the details below.

  • Radchada Garden Café – Menu Updates

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 8 May 2012

    New menu options at Radchada Garden Café The boys at Radchada garden Café tell us they’re making a number of changes to the menu over the coming weeks. The first is the introduction of an A la carte breakfast menu so you can create your own breakfast. Choose whatever you want from a full range […]

  • Free Advertising on Radchada Cafe

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 7 May 2012

    This website and our award winning sister website have become one of the Internet’s best known and most comprehensive guides to everything gay for foreigners in Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand. The sites enjoy thousands upon thousands of hits every month and are consistently highly placed in Google searches related to anything Gay in […]

  • Why are people gay?

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 3 May 2012

    Glad to know we’re not mad after all….. Well, at least most of us don’t have imaginary friends!

  • Thai Puan – The Community Magazine – Issue 49

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 3 May 2012

    Issue 49 (May/June 2012) of Thailand’s Gay community Magazine Thai Puan is now available in Gay bars in Chiang Mai. As well as the usual features and regular articles about Samui, Phuket pride and gay life in Issan this months edition includes an article by David Edwards about food in Chiang Mai including northern Thai […]

  • Out in Thailand Magazine – May issue

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 3 May 2012

    The May issue of Gay lifestyle magazine Out in Thailand is available now. Pick it up free in any Chiang Mai gay bar or visit With a musical theme this issue includes Lady Gaga coming to Bangkok, Madonna’s MDNA and a guide to Isaan music. There’s an article marking the centenary of Mann’s ‘Death […]

  • Job Vacancies – Web Development

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 1 May 2012

    Some associates of ours currently have a vacancy for a Web Developer (HTML, PHP, SQL and Javascript skills) to work at their office in Chiang Mai. If you are a Thai national with relevant experience, or know someone who might be interested, please get in touch by email to:

  • Radchada Garden Café – New opening times

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 30 Apr 2012

    The boys at Radchada Garden Café have announced that, by popular demand, from 1st May 2012 they will be opening in the evenings as well as daytime. The new opening hours 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. A full service bar is available with Happy hour from 5 – 7 p.m. The full food menu will […]

  • SpaTacus – Spa for men

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 29 Apr 2012

    This week saw another opening party in Chiang Mai for yet another Massage parlour cum Spa. SpaTacus Spa for men is situated in the tourist part of town on Loy Kroh Soi 2. You can see pictures of the opening party on CityNow

  • Grand opening – Mansfield Residence

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 20 Apr 2012

    This month saw the grand opening of Mansfield Residence – Boutique City Resort. The party included some great entertainment including traditional dancing, cabaret performances and a fashion parade by some very sexy male models. Below are some pictures from the event: Mansfield Residence is located in the Santitham area of Chiang Mai. The luxury accommodation […]

  • April Quiz Night at the Garden bar

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 18 Apr 2012

    With Songkran over and normality returning to Chiang Mai, tonight, 18 April, sees the Garden bar at Lotus Hotel, host its regular monthly quiz night. Fun starts at 8 p.m. sharp with quiz master Steve Yarnold at the helm. Two of the categories for this month are: Lebanon ( country ) & US TV series […]

  • April Issue of Attitude Magazine Thailand

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 18 Apr 2012

    The April edition of Attitude Magazine Thailand is available now! As always a very handsome guy on the front cover 🙂 Visit their website:

  • Site Updates

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 17 Apr 2012

    We’ve been making a few changes to The introduction page for the gay guide has been updated including a map showing where the main areas of gay venues are located. Map showing main areas with Gay venues in Chiang Mai The guide intro page now gives an explanation of the different areas and what […]

  • Out in Thailand Magazine – April issue

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 16 Apr 2012

    If you haven’t seen it yet, the April edition of Out in Thailand Magazine is available at Gay venues throughout Chiang Mai.

  • Songkran at Radchada Garden Cafe

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 9 Apr 2012

    Radchada Garden Cafe will be closing for Songkran holidays from 12 – 16 April inclusive. !!! End of Season Party Time !!! However, the boys thought they couldn’t just shut the doors without a bang so Wednesday Night (April 11) they’re planning on staying open a little later and having some fun! A free barbecue […]

  • Songkran at Yokka Dok Bar

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 9 Apr 2012

    Yokka Dok gay bar in downtown Chiang Mai will be open for Songkran celebrations. Located just off the moat near Thapae gate Yokka Dok is right in one of the main party areas. See this previous article for more details about Songkran

  • For Men Who Love Men

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 8 Apr 2012

    Thailand’s Official MSM website Thai Red Cross AIDS Research Centre Adam's Love is the source of HIV/AIDS information for Men who have Sex with Men in Thailand. Fashion photography, videos, images, podcasts, text, art posters and peer support chat to increase HIV/AIDS awareness, testing, prevention, treatment, care and support. Learn safe sexual practices for gay […]

  • Don’t Forget you can follow us on Facebook

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 7 Apr 2012

    For Regular News Updates follow Gay us on Facebook:

  • World Health Day 2012

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 7 Apr 2012

    On this year’s World Health Day, April 7th, we are again reminded of the importance of ensuring everyone leads a healthy life. With the theme ‘Good health adds life to years’, WHO highlights how good health is fundamental to a strong and productive society. In the presence of antiretroviral treatment and adequate nutrition people living […]

  • partners with RainbowCard

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 7 Apr 2012 is now a partner with Rainbowcard, Asia-Pacific’s first international GLBT Lifestyle Card. If you’d like to be able to get discounts at GLBT pubs, bars, clubs, hotels, saunas, and lots more places, apply now for your FREE RainbowCard! Visit our RainbowCard Page – to discover details of GLBT business offering discounts or promotions […]

  • Songkran is coming

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 5 Apr 2012

    Every year, for a hot week in April, Thailand’s northern city of Chiang Mai undergoes it’s metamorphosis from laid back garden city to the full blown party capital of Thailand. Chiang Mai has become famed for it’s wild and wet celebrations of Songkran, which centre around the moat surrounding the old city. We’re now a […]

  • Chiang Mai CityNews

    Author: BonTong 4 Apr 2012

    This week has seen the launch of a brand new website by Trisila, the company that, since 1991 has been publishing Chiang Mai lifestyle magazine CityLife and also provides the Chiang Mai events website and social scene: CityNow. CityNews is a brand new news website providing up to the minute daily news and features in […]

  • Chiang Mai Riviera

    Author: BonTong 3 Apr 2012

    Pattaya has Jomtien Beach, Phuket has Patong Beach (plus many more), but as the temperature rises in the landlocked province of Chiang Mai, where can overheated residents go to cool down and relax. The answer Chiang Mai’s Riviera – Huai Tung Thao Reservoir, located at the foot of mountain and forest land a few klicks […]

  • Smoke and Smog – A solution

    Author: BonTong 1 Apr 2012

    This year the pollution for the annual burning season, which runs from February to April, has been the worst in memory. For many days the smog levels from farmers deliberately starting forest fires have significantly exceeded the safe levels of ‘safe limit’ of 120 µg/m3 and for much of the last two months. Despite promises […]

  • Rainbow Card

    Author: BonTong 29 Mar 2012

    Rainbowcard is Asia-Pacific’s first international GLBT Lifestyle Card. Visit the Rainbow Card Website to discover details of GLBT business offering discounts or promotions to cardholders and to apply for a free card.

  • See Man Pub – Opening Party

    Author: BonTong 25 Mar 2012

    Friday Night saw the formal opening party of one of the biggest additions to the Chiang Mai gay scene in some time. See Man Pub is a large new late night pub and entertainment venue located on the Canal Road, just off Huay Kaew Road and opposite the Phucome Hotel. The large modern building has […]

  • Happy Birthday Khun Note

    Author: BonTong 23 Mar 2012

    Today is the Birthday of Radchada’s Patriarch and Godfather Khun Note. Happy Birthday Note! Note has been having a tough time recently following an accident but we’re glad to report he’s well on the way to recovery. Why not leave a comment to wish him Happy Birthday or pop into Radchada Garden Café and buy […]

  • Songkran at Adam’s Apple Club

    Author: BonTong 22 Mar 2012

    For Songkran Adam’s Apple club will be running special shows from 11th – 15th April, including free gifts fun games and prizes. The ubiquitous snake or two may also put in an appearance.

  • Yokka Dok Bar – Second Anniversary Party

    Author: BonTong 22 Mar 2012

    Yokka Dok Bar will be holding their second anniversary party on Friday 6th April 2055 from 8 p.m until late. Yokka Dok parties are getting quite a reputation and a crowd so get yourself down there. Also, it’s likely Chaing Mai will be dry for a few days thereafter for elections and funerals so this […]

  • Upcoming Holidays and Events

    Author: BonTong 22 Mar 2012

    In April there are several holidays and events in Chiang Mai, if you are planning a visit here you may wish to take note of these. Friday 6th April – Chakri Day – Chakri Day commemorates the founding of the Chakri dynasty, the current Royal family in Thailand. The Chakri dynasty was founded with King […]

  • Thai Puan – Wet and Wild

    Author: BonTong 12 Mar 2012

    With Songkran upon us next month Issue 48 of Thai Puan magazine is the Wet and Wild Issue is available free in gay bars across Chiang Mai. As well as the full low down on Songkran, this issue includes a guide to Chiang Mai’s diverse gay scene. You can check it online here: or […]

  • Attitude Thailand – First Anniversary issue

    Author: BonTong 12 Mar 2012

    Attitude Thailand has been publishing for one year now. Get the March first anniversary issue from booksellers now.

  • Macha Bucha Day

    Author: BonTong 6 Mar 2012

    Tomorrow 7th March is Makha Bucha Day when Buddhists commemorate the Buddha and his teachings on the full moon day of the third lunar month. It is a major event in the Buddhist calendar and a public holiday in Thailand. On Makha Bucha day many Thais visit temples to make merit Tam Boon and hoin […]

  • OUT in Thailand Magazine – March Issue

    Author: BonTong 4 Mar 2012

    The March issue of Out in Thailand is now available at gay bars in Chiang Mai. This issue includes the fist part of an interview with Paisarn Likhitpreechakul, columnist with the Nation newspaper and gay activist. It also features the first appearance of gay superhero Bash Helmet and an article about the purple people.

  • Bar Re-Opens at One-2-Come

    Author: BonTong 4 Mar 2012

    Partners Mark and Tong have just told us about their new venture, re-opening the bar at One-2-Come Massage They are running it separately from the massage and look forward to welcoming everyone for a drink at their well stocked bar. . One-2-Come is one of Chiang Mai’s longest established and best know massage shops. Set […]

  • Myanmar Hunks

    Author: BonTong 26 Feb 2012

    It will be no secret to many that follow this website that up in Chiang Mai there are loads of good looking guys from Burma. Whilst browsing around today we found a website that pays hommage to some of the best looking one’s Check out Myanmar Hunks Here’s just a taster: Go Enjoy 🙂

  • Radchada Garden Cafe – Updates

    Author: BonTong 17 Feb 2012

    Radchada Garden Cafe has told us about a new update to the menu. They are now serving Burgers, with a variety of toppings. Their delicious freshly cooked burgers are served with french fries and extra toppings such as cheese, egg or Bacon. Radchada Garden Café is situated in a beautiful Lanna style teak wood mansion, […]

  • See man pub

    Author: BonTong 16 Feb 2012

    An interesting new venue opened in Chiang Mai in the last week. See man pub is a new seemingly gay friendly, or maybe completely gay venue close to the Nimannaheminda Road area of town. It’s located right on the east side of the Canal road, opposite the Phucome hotel (See our Chiang Mai Gay Map). […]

  • Garden Bar – Quiz Night tonight

    Author: BonTong 15 Feb 2012

    Quick reminder, tonight is Quiz night at the Garden bar, Lotus Hotel. Fun starts at 8 p.m. Go along and enjoy the fun!

  • Whitney

    Author: BonTong 12 Feb 2012

    The Queen of pop is dead at 48! RIP Whitney Houston. Today the world lost one of it’s most celebrated female acts ever. From gospel singer to soul diva to pop megastar to successful actress; Whitney Houston will be missed worldwide.

  • Valentines Mask Party

    Author: BonTong 12 Feb 2012

    For those who like to put sex before true love go along to the Valentines Mask Party at Club One Seven Sauna. 14 February 2012.

  • RAM+ Coffee and Bar

    Author: BonTong 11 Feb 2012

    This week saw the grand opening party for RAM+ Coffee and Bar A daytime coffee shop which becomes a bar by night. Their smart and modern premises are fully air conditioned and located down by the river in front of River House Massage. RAM+ is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for coffee and […]

  • Sabbai Dee Santitham – Pre Valentines event

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 7 Feb 2012

    With so many events going on and choices of where to go for Valentines day the Sabaidee Santitham Restaurant and Pub is jumping the gun and invites everyone to join them for a Pre-Valentine’s Dinner and Jazz Show on Monday, February 13, 2012. The event kicks of at 8.00 p.m. and will feature the sensuous […]

  • Attitude Magazine – February 2012

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 7 Feb 2012

    A great front cover! Available now.

  • The Final Curtain

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 4 Feb 2012

    Tonight, Saturday 4th February marks the final curtain and the end of the show Sequins and Dance at the Playhouse in Chiang mai. They are closing down and moving to a new venue in Bangkok. Pop along for the final show special. It seems like Simon Cabaret before them at the same location, they couldn’t […]

  • Chiang Mai Flower Festival

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 2 Feb 2012

    The cool winter season in Chiang Mai is marked by an abundance of flowering plants which are at their best about now. In recognition of this beautiful natural resource Chiang Mai hosts an annual flower festival in the first week of February which, this year, starts tomorrow, 3 February and runs until Sunday. The highlight […]

  • CU Bar and Secrets move to new location

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 2 Feb 2012

    Last night saw the packed opening of CU Bar and Secrets Bar which have moved to new locations outside the old Sleaze Alley. Judging by the number of people there they got off to a good start with partying going on well into the early hours. The new location is very close by the old […]

  • Thai Puan – The Community Magazine Issue 47

    Author: BonTong 22 Jan 2012

    Issue 47 of Thai Puan, Thailand’s best gay community magazine published bi-monthly, is now available in Gay Bars and venues across Chiang Mai. This issue features an unusal front cover “Candlelight” by artist “Pichai Pongsasaovapark” We have to say a big than you to them this month for including Radchada Café’s new venture Radchada Garden […]

  • Then there were three – Bar Updates

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 21 Jan 2012

    Sleaze Alley at Chiang Mai’s Night Bazaar seems to be suffering a slow death, at the last count two more bars have thrown in the towel leaving only three left: CU Bar, Secrets Bar and Milky Way. Both Twin Peaks and Jungle Juice have closed up shop. The good news, from a recent Saturday night […]

  • David Crisp

    Author: BonTong 19 Jan 2012

    Life is an intriguing web of encounters and interactions with other people. Some planned, some random, some pleasant, some not so and some which, however fleeting, leave a profound and lasting impression that, despite being a small encounter, you know their impact will remain with you forever. David Crisp was born in 1953 and came […]

  • Cocktails

    Author: BonTong 16 Jan 2012

    Radchada Garden Café has announced its next development, with the introduction of a Cocktail Hour. Now you can come and enjoy a range of cocktails, drinks and pre-dinner aperitifs at the Radchada Garden Café bar which is set in a beautiful garden setting. “Coktail hour” is actually two hours and runs from 5 p.m. until […]

  • Attitude Thailand Magazine – Janaury 2012

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 15 Jan 2012

    Here’s the from cover from the January issue of Attitude Magazine. It is now available at newsstands in Chiang Mai.

  • Job Opportunity – Radchada Garden Café

    Author: BonTong 12 Jan 2012

    Our friends at Radchada Garden Café are looking for more staff. If you are Thai and looking for a job, or have any friends looking for a job in Chiang Mai, working with fun people why not get in touch or show this to your friends. รัชดา การ์เด้น กาแฟ รับสมัครพนักงาน คุณสมบัติ – เพศชาย  สัญชาติไทย                                            […]

  • Garden Bar – First Quiz night of 2012

    Author: BonTong 11 Jan 2012

    A quick reminder, the first Quiz Night of 2012 will be held at the Garden Bar, Lotus Hotel starting at 8 p.m. In a change from last year, Quiz Master Steve Yarnold has made a slight update to the format. Now the last team (i.e least points) in the monthly competition gets to choose two […]

  • Out in Thailand – Happy Birthday!

    Author: BonTong 4 Jan 2012

    We’d like to congratulate Out in Thailand nagazine on their first anniversary edition which is available for free in Gay Bars across Chiang Mai now. In the first birthday issue you’ll find a review of a year OUT in Thailand, all the winners of the first annual OUT iT awards as decided by readers votes […]

  • Pictures from 2011

    Author: BonTong 2 Jan 2012

    To get 2012 off to a great start we thought you’d like to see some of the cute faces of 2011 again. Welcome to our review of 2011 in pictures and Happy New year to all our readers. You can check out the whole slideshow of 126 excellent pictures here HAPPY NEW YEAR

  • Mansfield Place

    Author: BonTong 1 Jan 2012

    Just opened in Chiang Mai is the new Boutique City Resort, Mansfield Place. Located in the Santitham area of Chang Puek in the North of Chiang Mai city Mansfield Place is set in a peaceful garden setting on a quiet and discreet side road. Ultra gay friendly, the resort features several stylish suites with every […]

  • Happy New Year

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 31 Dec 2011

    We would like to wish all our readers a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year and a great start to 2055. Thanks to all our readers for their continued support and encouragement throughout the last year and we look froward to being of service to you again next year. For those of you who […]

  • Parties tonight

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 31 Dec 2011

    It cannot have escaped your attention today is New Year’s eve which means tonight is the biggest party of the year, or is that next year? So if you’re still not sure where t go here are some reminders for celebrating a Gay New Year in Chiang Mai. Soho Bar Soho bar and Guest House’s […]

  • Party Time at Radchada Garden Café

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 27 Dec 2011

    Last couple of nights have seen much partying at Radchada Garden Café From what the camera caught there were plenty of cute and sexy guys there. See what you think! Why not pop along and check out Radchada Garden Café for yourself and meet the boys?

  • Merry Christmas

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 25 Dec 2011

    Merry Christmas and seasons greetings to all our readers. Whatever you are doing, and whether you celebrate Christmas or not, we hope you have a great day. For those in Chiang Mai not stuffing yourselves with Turkey somewhere, why not pop along to Radchada Garden Café and join in their “it’s not Christmas” Barbecue. Free […]

  • Where are you going for Breakfast?

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 21 Dec 2011

    The boys next door at Radchada Garden Café told us today they’ve added a few new things to the menu and now look forward to welcoming you all for BREAKFAST. Actually, not just at breakfast time but anytime as it’s available all day. There’s the full English, continental and other options like scrambled egg on […]

  • Thai Puan – The Best of 2011

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 21 Dec 2011

    Thai Puan, Thailand’s best gay community magazine published bi-monthly, has just released it’s end of year issue “The Best of 2011”. This issue has a selection of their best articles from 2011 and includes an article on Gay retirement in Chiang Mai. You can pick up a free copy in any of Chiang Mai’s Gay […]

  • Royalflora Ratchaphruek 2011

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 15 Dec 2011

    Although originally scheduled for 9th November, and much delayed by the flooding around Bangkok, yesterday finally saw the Royalflora Ratchaphruek 2011 expo in Chiang Mai open it’s doors to the public. The Expo, located to the South West of the city in Tambon Mae Hia, covers 80 hectares of landscaped gardens and exhibitions nestling at […]

  • Garden Bar Quiz – Tonight last night for 2011 competition

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 14 Dec 2011

    Tonight, Wednesday 14th December, marks the last quiz night at the Garden Bar for 2011. After tonight, the people who won the most during 2011 will compete for this year’s prize as the 2011 Champion (Date for the final run-off competition shall be announced later on). The quiz is held between team/tables with a maximum […]

  • Attitude Thailand Magazine – December Issue

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 11 Dec 2011

    The December issue of Attitude Magazine is now available at newsstands in Chiang Mai. Have a quick glimpse at the front cover below. Sweet!

  • Pizza

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 9 Dec 2011

    The boys next door at Radchada Garden Café have announced that, from today, fresh home made Pizza will be available on the menu. They are doing a 12 inch thin crust pizza with a variety of toppings cooked to order in a sizzling hot, flame powered, pizza oven. Prices start from only 150 Bt. Rachada’s […]

  • Happy Birthday to his Majesty The King

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 4 Dec 2011

    Tomorrow, Thailand will celebrate the most most important day of the year. 5th December 2054 is the 84th Birthday of Thailand’s greatly loved and highly revered monarch, His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej the Great. This year the occasion is most auspicious as it also marks his majesties seventh 12 year cycle. We humbly join with […]

  • Out In Thailand – December issue

    Author: BonTong 2 Dec 2011

    It’s that time of year, and just when you thought you were safe from it, Out-In-Thailand arrives with is December “Christmas Issue”. To all “gay Scrooges”, editor James Barnes declares he is, “more yah-bum-hug than bah-hum-bug”, and wishes readers a Merry Christmas. Full of seasonal cheer and goodwill to all men the December issue has […]

  • World AIDS Day

    Author: BonTong 1 Dec 2011

    Today 1st December is World AIDS Day World AIDS Day is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV. Do something to mark World AIDS Day – GET TESTED FOR HIV! You can also find out the facts about HIV and bust the myths. Due to flood situation in Thailand, The […]

  • Support the ethnic people of Burma – Rally in Chiang Mai today

    Author: BonTong 1 Dec 2011

    Today a rally in support of the ethnic people of Burma and all political prisoners is being held in front of the U.S. Consulate in Chiang Mai. The rally coincides with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s historic visit to Burma. Please support the call and send an email to Hillary Clinton now! Despite the […]

  • Club One Seven – opening hours and prices

    Author: BonTong 28 Nov 2011

    Cluboneseven Chiangmai have announced new prices from 1st December, 2011

  • Pee Mai Tai 2106

    Author: BonTong 25 Nov 2011

    Mai Soong Pee Mai Tai – Happy Shan New Year! The Shan New year falls on the first day of the waxing moon, which this year is the 26th November. Festivities will commence at Wat Ku Tao today, 25th November and last for three days. in Chiang Mai the center of this years celebration is […]

  • News Round Up

    Author: BonTong 23 Nov 2011

    A few minor news updates for you. We’ve been busy with the new Radchada Garden Café so our time for writing news articles is a little limited. Tonight is the monthly quiz night at Garden Bar, starts at 8p.m. prompt. Khun Mo is back from his holidays and seems to be lots of people in […]

  • Radchada Garden Café – Photo Gallery

    Author: BonTong 21 Nov 2011

    Radchada Garden Café has been open since Saturday and we have a few photos for you. Open everyday from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. Radchada Garden Café is a great place to relax in peaceful settings and enjoy a morning coffee, afternoon tea or early evening drink. There will also be food available soon making […]

  • Breaking News – Radchada Café

    Author: BonTong 18 Nov 2011

    Today we are pleased to announce some very exciting news. Tomorrow morning (Saturday 19th November) our friends at Radchada Café will be opening their new venture to the public for the first time from 10:00 a.m. Radchada Garden Café is a new boutique café situated in a beautiful garden in the grounds of a true […]

  • Loy Krathong parade – Photos

    Author: BonTong 15 Nov 2011

    Our friend Frank at has posted some great photos of Friday’s Loy Khratong parade on his blog. Here’s three of our favourite shots as tasters: You can check out the whole slideshow of 126 excellent pictures here. Nice one Frank!

  • Chiang Mai and Gay Sex – Part 3

    Author: BonTong 14 Nov 2011

    Commercial Gay Scene – Freelancers This is the third and final part of our series on Gay Sex in Chiang Mai; where to find it and what to be aware of. Part 1 discussed the non-commercial gay sex scene and Part 2 covered the obvious bars and massage parlours side of the commercial scene. This […]

  • Thailand Floods Update – Chiang Mai

    Author: BonTong 12 Nov 2011

    If you have any interest in Thailand the floods that have devastated areas around Bangkok this autumn cannot have escaped your attention. Of course, by association people then wonder about flooding in Chiang Mai. Well, we’re pleased to report it’s situation normal here with the last traces of flooding being cleared up more than a […]

  • Attitude Thailand – November Issue

    Author: BonTong 9 Nov 2011

    The November issue of Attitude Thailand – the gay lifestyle and culture Magazine – is now available at new sellers throughout Thailand. Though in Chiang Mai it may be a little later due to flood related transport issues around Bangkok.

  • Chiang Mai and Gay Sex – Part 2

    Author: BonTong 7 Nov 2011

    Commercial Gay Scene – Go-Go Bars, Karaoke and Massage With high season kicking in this week in Chiang Mai, and Loy krthong only days away, this is part two of our series about where to find gay sex in Chiang Mai, and what to expect if you are a first time visitor here. This part […]

  • Thai Puan – Nov/Dec Issue

    Author: BonTong 6 Nov 2011

    Hot on the heels of Out-in-Thailand, and also available free in bars and gay venues, is the latest edition of Thai Puan, Thailand’s best gay community magazine published bi-monthly. This issue includes all about Phuket Pride, Rejuvenated for 2012 and beyond, with an article about Koh Samui pride too. Plus all the regular news from […]

  • Out-In-Thailand Magazine – November 2011

    Author: BonTong 6 Nov 2011

    Another month has gone by and the latest issue of Out-in-Thailand is already waiting for you to read in gay bars and venues throughout Chiang Mai. Pick up your free copy today. Along with all the usual features and guides this issue boasts a WORLD EXCLUSIVE interview with Chaiwat Thongsaan, star of Bangkok Love Story, […]

  • Loy Khratong 2554

    Author: BonTong 2 Nov 2011

    Next week Chiang Mai will celebrate the festival of Loy Krathong, or Yee Peng as it’s called in Northern Thailand. It’s Chiang mai’s second biggest festival after the Thai New Year festival of Song Kran in April, and lasts over several days. Loy Krathong is a lunar festival and the main day is the full […]

  • Chiang Mai and Gay Sex – Part 1

    Author: BonTong 30 Oct 2011

    We’re almost in to November, the magnificent cool season weather is with us and party time starts next week with the Loy Kratong festival which proclaims the start of the high season for tourists. First time gay visitors to Chiang Mai are often not quite sure what to expect. Their pre-conceptions of the gay scene […]

  • Haloween Party at Soho Bar

    Author: BonTong 29 Oct 2011

    Tonight (29th October 2011) Soho Bar will be hosting it’s first official party under the new owners Shauna and Rabbit. HALLOWEEN BLACK OUT PARTY Halloween New Orleans Style! • The lights go out at 10: PM only candles and dim lights allowed. • Everyone is encouraged to be in costume or wear all black, (sexy […]

  • Yee Peng Sansai Floating Lantern Launch

    Author: BonTong 29 Oct 2011

    Although still ten days to the main Loy Krathong festival the first of many events apparently takes place today. As it’s renowned as one of the most spectacular displays we thought we’d give it a mention so you can go take a look. The event is staged in SanSai, near Mae-jo university and involves the […]

  • Sun-rising for High Season?

    Author: BonTong 17 Oct 2011

    There is chatter in the air, wherever you go: tourists have been spotted in Chiang Mai! Yes, apart from the new floor at the Garden bar and Lisu boys working at Adam’s Apple, the main topic of conversation the last few days has been the noticeable increase in the number of visitors and people out […]

  • Garden Bar – October Quiz Night

    Author: BonTong 12 Oct 2011

    It’s that time of the month again, so if you want to give your grey matter a work out, pop along to the Garden bar tonight (12th October) for the monthly quiz which starts promptly at 8 p.m. The competition is between team/tables (each team/table will have no more than 4 persons per team/table). Each […]

  • Auk Phansa festival at Wat Ku Tao

    Author: BonTong 11 Oct 2011

    Tommorrow’s full moon marks the day of Wan Auk Phansa วันออกพรรษา, or the end of the three month Buddhist Lent when monks retreat to their temples for the rainy season. A big celebration for all Buddhists, but for our friends from the Shan state the full moon of Thadingyut is a particularly auspicious celebration and […]

  • Unbelievable!

    Author: BonTong 8 Oct 2011

    Yesterday saw one of the most earth shattering events to hit Chiang Mai’s Gay scene in a very long time. An event many long timers here never thought they’d get to see, even with mumblings of a gay protest movement being started to campaign about this issue, none believed such a momentous event would ever […]

  • Chiang Mai – Update – the floods have gone!

    Author: BonTong 8 Oct 2011

    Since our last report the floods have receded quickly in Chiang Mai and life is more or less normal again. Indeed, we are starting to see an all round improvement in the weather as we head towards cool season. This week has produced a lot of sunshine and cooler night time temperatures in the very […]

  • Attitude Magazine – October issue

    Author: BonTong 8 Oct 2011

    The October issue of Attitude Thai magazine is set to hit the newstands in Chiangmai from tomorrow. Looking at the front cover it should be well worth a peek inside 🙂 Utt-ittude proclaims the tag line, as this months cover star Utt bares almost all for the camera. Utt, (Uttsada Panichkul) is a Thai-American actor, […]

  • New Orleans food at Soho Bar

    Author: BonTong 7 Oct 2011

    Shauna and Krathai from Soho Bar have announced their newest venture, the Soho Restaurant, offering New Orleans Cuisine will be open from from noon until 7: PM starting tomorrow (Saturday 8 October). Since taking over Soho in August, Shauna and Krathai have been making a number of changes of which this is the latest, and […]

  • Out-In-Thailand Magazine – October 2011

    Author: BonTong 4 Oct 2011

    We’re into October and the latest issue of Out-in-Thailand is waiting for you to read in gay bars throughout Chiang Mai. Pick up your free copy today. As well as the usual features, the October Issue includes the cover story with American photographer West Philips, who shares some of his work with Asian males. Travel […]

  • Whatever Happened Too……….. Can you help?

    Author: BonTong 2 Oct 2011

    Our first article in our occasional series “Whatever happened to….” seems to have struck a chord with many and we’ve had some interesting feedback, not to mention several pleasant evenings supping beer and discussing the good old days of Chiang Mai’s gay scene with friends. We already have enough material for several articles but before […]

  • La mort en rose

    Author: BonTong 1 Oct 2011

    Latest bar news is Chiang Mai Gay bar La Vie En Rose has closed down. Owner Krit had already sold the adjoining restaurant some months ago and has been trying to sell the bar too; seems he gave up and shut the doors. Originally started as Nimman Kitchen by Krit, the restaurant quickly grew in […]

  • Chiang Mai – Flooding Update

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 29 Sep 2011

    After what seems to have been an interminably long rainy season this year, we were thinking the worst was over as we approach the end of September, but it was not to be. Following skillful management of the Ping river by the irrigation department all year, it finally overcame all and burst it’s banks in […]

  • Whatever Happened to….. Part 1 Update

    Author: BonTong 19 Sep 2011

    Following yesterday’s article about some of Chiang Mai’s defunct gay bars we did a little digging in the Bon Tong archives and look what we came up with: Yep, one of our all time favorites Mr Beem together with his friend, the very delectable Mr Eak. Happy memories from Bar 66 (Free Guy2) back in […]

  • Yokka Dok – Party Central

    Author: BonTong 19 Sep 2011

    Yokka Dok seems to becoming the popular place for birthday parties. Following David’s recent Birthday, this weekend saw Yokka Dok host a joint birthday party for Greig and Wouter. For the full set of photos visit City Now website to see Part 1 and part 2

  • Whatever Happened to…….. Part 1

    Author: BonTong 18 Sep 2011

    After doing a few site updates we noticed how long the list of closed venues is getting, so we thought it would be fun to do an article taking a light hearted look at whatever happened to some of the old places and personalities from Chiang Mai’s gay scene of yesteryear. It quickly became apparent […]

  • Quiz Night @ Garden Bar – Lotus Hotel

    Author: BonTong 13 Sep 2011

    This Wednesday, September 14th, the Garden Bar at the Lotus Hotel will be hosting it’s popular monthly Quiz Night with quizmaster Steve Yarnold. Starting promptly at 8 p.m the competition is between team/tables (max 4 persons per team). Each team pays Baht 200 and the winning team will collect the lot. The bar and restaurant […]

  • Suicide in Chiang Mai

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 9 Sep 2011

    Police are treating as suicide the death of an American man found in a condo room in Chiang Mai. His body was found by condo staff who entered the room after he hadn’t been seen for a couple of days. He apparently died from an overdose of sleeping tablets. Although inquiries are continuing, he left […]

  • Attitude Magazine – September issue

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 9 Sep 2011

    Attitude Magazine Thailand – August issue now available from good news sellers in Chiang Mai from today. In the September issue the team focus on real health education and the subject of exercise and Sun. There’s some great pictures of Ananda, as you can see from the front cover, a feature on gay chubs in […]

  • Adam’s Love – Thailand’s Official MSM website

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 8 Sep 2011

    The Thai Red Cross AIDS Research Centre has launched Adam’s Love, Thailand’s Official MSM website is the source of HIV/AIDS information for Men who have Sex with Men in Thailand. It includes a wealth of information on HIV/AIDS awareness, testing, prevention, treatment, care and support as well as teaching safe sexual practices for gay […]

  • Bar News

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 5 Sep 2011

    Where have all the tourists gone? That is the question many are asking themselves, especially down at Chiang Mai’s Night Bazaar in the row of outdoor beer bars known locally as “sleaze alley”, due to the area’s past reputation for it’s freelance underage street kid hustlers, drugs and frequent gang fights. We popped in recently […]

  • Akha Ama Coffee – Article in Chiang Mai Mail

    Author: BonTong 4 Sep 2011

    A couple of weeks ago in this article about places to go when it’s raining we mentioned a hidden gem of a cofeeshop in Santitham called Akha Ama. This month Chiang Mai Mail: has written a very complimentary review of Akha Ama Coffee shop, Under the spotlight: Lee of Akha Ama Coffee, which some of […]

  • Thai Puan – Sept/Oct Issue out now

    Author: BonTong 3 Sep 2011

    If you’re out in one of Chaing Mai’s gay bars in the next few days don’t forget to pick up a copy of the latest and greatest edition of Thai Puan. Available free in bars and gay venues. As well as pictures of cute boys and all the latest gay news from Pattaya, this edition […]

  • September Issue – Out In Thailand

    Author: BonTong 3 Sep 2011

    Available now September 2011 edition includes: Claudio goes solo, Bangkok’s Tarntawan Place hotel review and a compelling new gay novel, Trafalgar & Josh.

  • Yokka Dok – David’s Birthday Party

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 29 Aug 2011

    Saturday night was David’s Birthday Party at Chiang Mai Gay bar Yokka Dok. Here are a few sneak preview pictures – for the whole set checkout David’s page on facebook it looks like a good time was had by all, even in the rain that came later! Happy Birthday David! Yokka Dok is fast establishing […]

  • It’s raining!

    Author: BonTong 20 Aug 2011

    It’s raining! After all, it is rainy season and this year it seems that Chiang Mai is getting plenty. Earlier this month Tropical Storm “Nok Ten” caused limited flooding around Chiang Mai and the Ping River was at the absolute limit for breaching it’s banks around Narawat bridge. Fortunately, no serious flooding occurred in the […]

  • Happy Birthday to Her Majesty Queen Sirikit

    Author: BonTong 11 Aug 2011

    Tomorrow, 12th August, is the birthday of Thailand’s most beloved and revered queen: Her Majesty Queen Sirikit. We would like to join with the people of Thailand in wishing Her Majesty a very happy birthday. Tomorrow is also Mother’s day in Thailand, a day when traditionally many Thais return home to visit their mothers. As […]

  • Advance for Gay rights in Chiang Mai

    Author: BonTong 10 Aug 2011

    The Administrative Court in Chiang Mai yesterday, reinstated rights of homosexual and transgender people, which the Court ruled had been incorrectly curtailed by the Chiang Mai municipality. The court action, brought by prominent gay activist Natee Teerarotchanapong, was in response to a regulation regarding the participants on parade floats involved in last year’s Loy Krathong […]

  • 5 on Changmoi – New Spa and Massage

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 4 Aug 2011

    Another update to our Gay guide is 5 on Changmoi, a new spa and massage situated on Changmoi Soi 3 in the Thaphae area. see their facebook page for pictures of some of the attractive young men who work their

  • Recent updates to Chiang Mai Gay Guide

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 3 Aug 2011

    We’ve recently made many small updates to the Radchada Café gay guide to Chiang Mai. Mostly minor changes to improve the site and performance but there are a couple of venue updates too. Main updates are the closure of Powerboys Go-Go bar and new management at Soho bar. Go check out the details.

  • Out-in-Thailand : August Issue

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 3 Aug 2011

    Free gay magazine Out-In-Thailand is now available at Gay Venues in Chiang Mai. Front Cover – Out-in-Thailand – August 2011 Read about Phuket’s Rob Vermeer, and a brand new series, Thep & I plus a fascinating look at the new generation of gays through the eyes of pop star D. Alexander. Visit the Out-In-Thailand website […]

  • Photo’s from Soho Bar Party

    Author: BonTong 31 Jul 2011

    Photo’s from Friday night’s “meet the new owners” party at Soho are now online at CityNow! – Social Pics – Page 1 and CityNow! – Social Pics – page2

  • Circle Pub – Closed one Night

    Author: BonTong 27 Jul 2011

    Chiang Mai Go-Go Bar and bastion of the muscleman, Circle Pub will be closed tomorrow, 28 July for one night. Everywhere else should be open as normal though.

  • Adam’s Apple – Jumbo Queen 2011

    Author: BonTong 27 Jul 2011

    Friday 5th August is party night at Adam’s Apple, one of Chiang Mai’s best know Go-Go bars with plenty of sexy and cute young hosts and an erotic show. The party includes a special show: Jumbo Queen 2011, featuring a new boy show and lots of comedy. (Click on image to view full size)

  • Breaking News – Soho Bar: New Owners

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 26 Jul 2011

    The rumours flying around the last two weeks have finally been confirmed; gregarious Chiang Mai socialite and owner of the popular Soho Bar and Guest House, Scott Taylor is selling up! The deal is done and the new owners Shauna and Rabbit will be taking over from 1st August 2011. Friday 29th July will see […]

  • New website about Gay Chiang Mai

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 26 Jul 2011

    Nicky, of Nicky’s Gay Pattaya fame has launched a new website about the gay scene in Chiang Mai: Nicky’s Gay Chiang Mai We are pleased to have partnered with Nicky on this website with much of the venue information being provided from our own Radchada Cafe Guide to Gay Chiang Mai which we endeavour to […]

  • Asarnha Bucha and Khao Pansa

    Author: BonTong 15 Jul 2011

    Today is the revered Buddhist day of Asarna Bucha marking three important events: the first sermon given by the Buddha, the birth of Buddhism and the establishment of the Sangha when the first person became a Buddhist monk. Tomorrow is the full moon and as such, Khao Pansa, or the start of Buddhist lent. This […]

  • Attitude Thailand – July Issue

    Author: BonTong 9 Jul 2011

    The July issue of Attitude Thailand – the gay lifestyle and culture Magazine – is now available at new sellers throughout Thailand.

  • Photo’s from Soho 4th July Party on CityNow!

    Author: BonTong 5 Jul 2011

    Last night’s American Independence Day party at Soho Bar and Guesthouse in Chiang Mai was a great success. Steve Yarnold CityNow’s intrepid photographer has been busy and a complete photo set of the revelers having fun can be found at CityNow! – Social Pics

  • Sex in the City – Thai Puan July 2011

    Author: BonTong 4 Jul 2011

    The July Issue of Thai Puan, the free Gay Thailand community magazine, is now available at gay venues in Chiang Mai. This edition includes an article about Chiang Mai – “Sex in the city” describing where to go for some fun in the city. You can also read

  • July Issue – Out-In-Thailand

    Author: BonTong 3 Jul 2011

    The latest issue of the free gay magazine Out-In-Thailand is now available at Gay Venues in Chiang Mai. Front Cover – July 2011 Featured articles include: Sherwin’s Sexy Swimwear and The Art of Living OUT in Thailand. Sherwin is the handsome hunk who won the coveted Mr Gay World Philippines crown, now based in Bangkok […]

  • Soho Bar – 4th of July Party

    Author: BonTong 30 Jun 2011

    After two weeks of weekend bar closures enforced by the election, Soho bar will be springing back to life on Monday with a 4th of July Party to celebrate American Independence day. The fun starts at 7 p.m. on July 4th and includes Free Hot Dogs, chips and potato salad. In true American tradition the […]

  • Election – Alcohol prohibition

    Author: BonTong 25 Jun 2011

    Quick reminder, advanced voting starts tomorrow in the Thai general election and, in accordance with Thai law, the sale of alcohol is banned between 6 p.m. today, Saturday and midnight on Sunday. The same applies to next weekend for the main voting. From past experience, general elections are the one occasion when the law is […]

  • Aung San Suu Kyi

    Author: BonTong 19 Jun 2011

    Today, 19 June is the birthday of Nobel Peace Prize winner and Burmese democracy fighter Aung San Suu Kyi. Happy Birthday! Despite her National League for Democracy party winning 81% of the seats in Parliament at the 1990 General Election in Burma she was never allowed to take power and has spent almost 15 years […]

  • Soul Bar and Oasis – Guide Updates

    Author: BonTong 18 Jun 2011

    Soul Bar is the latest re-incarnation of Inspire Club, a small local bar off Chottana Road in the Chang Puek area near Rajapat University. This mixed student bar is very Gay friendly and has several young and playful male waiters happy to sit and drink with you. It is very Thai style and not much […]

  • Dragoncastle Newsfeed added

    Author: BonTong 17 Jun 2011

    The news feed we had on this site from Fridae has been having problems recently. Considering the guys at Dragoncastle have been doing a great job with their gay news articles we’ve replaced the feed with Headlines from Dragoncastle’s Gay Asia Dragoncastle’s Gay Asia – Gay Thailand’s Leading Website Scroll down the side bar on […]

  • Relax – The most fun bar in Chiang Mai?

    Author: BonTong 12 Jun 2011

    Relax is the dark side of Chiang Mai at it’s best. A late night Karaoke may not be everyone’s favourite choice of where to go, and not for those of a weak disposition, but if you are young, or young at heart, and are still up for loud music and partying until dawn it doesn’t […]

  • Attitude Thailand Magazine – June Issue Out Now

    Author: BonTong 9 Jun 2011

    Attitude Thailand Magazine – June 2011 Issue is available at news stands and bookshops across Thailand from today. Includes fashion, U.K. Naked Issue, and Euro boys Blue. As well as all the usual Gay Thailand lifestyle features, articles and fabulous photographs of beautiful guys.

  • Shan State – Fear and Celebration

    Author: BonTong 8 Jun 2011

    Many Friends of Radchada Cafe come from the Shan State is SE Burma, and we know many of our readers have Tai Yai friends in Chiang Mai so we like to keep up to date with the latest Shan State news. May 21st saw the celebration of the 53nd Anniversary of Shan State People’s Resistance […]

  • Metro Monday – Specials tonight

    Author: BonTong 6 Jun 2011

    Monday night’s at Metro bar and Cafe is METRO MONDAY with special low price drinks and cocktails all night! Big cocktails (0.5L): Pina colada, Mojhito, My Thai = 90 Bt Thai cocktails =70 Bt Beer: buy 3 get 1 for free = 40-90 Bt/each 100pipers + 8mixers & free ice= 599 Bt Samsong + 8mixers […]

  • Out-In-Thailand June 2011 Edition

    Author: BonTong 5 Jun 2011

    The June edition of Out-In-Thailand is now available free in Gay bars and venues in Chiang Mai. This month meet Galen Garwood and his One Winged Body and read the profile of Boyztown’s Jim Lumsden. Regular health columnist,Doc John, tells why red wine is good for your heart and see OUT on TV too. Make […]

  • Massage Video – MaleAvenue

    Author: BonTong 4 Jun 2011

    We came across this video on U-Tube for MaleAvenue an outcall massage service that, according to their publicity, also has masseurs in Chiang Mai. Quote: All male buddies are selected for their good manners, good massages, pleasant personalities and submissive. We don’t know anything about them but thought our readers might enjoy the video. Please […]

  • Gay Massage in Chiang Mai

    Author: BonTong 2 Jun 2011

    According to the site statistics our directory page for Chiang Mai’s gay massages is by far the most popular with thousands of hits per month. We assume this is because visitors know where the main bars are but are always looking for new massage experiences. There are so many in Chiang Mai now you’d need […]

  • Club Metro

    Author: BonTong 21 May 2011

    Tonight sees

  • Visakha Bucha – 17 May 2011

    Author: BonTong 16 May 2011

    Tomorrow, 17 May 2011 is Visakha Bucha day, falling on the full moon of the sixth Lunar month it is the most important holiday in the Buddhist calendar. This auspicious day marks the birth, enlightenment, and death of Lord Buddha. In observence of this day, Buddhists are expected to observe the following * ‘Tam Boon’: […]

  • Some fun live music choices in Chiang Mai

    Author: BonTong 15 May 2011

    Aside from all the gay bars and venues, Chiang Mai is well catered for in terms of live music. There are many, many venues with live music of all types and ranging from the single guitar player signing folk songs too large well know bands visiting larger venues. One of Bon Tong’s favourites is Guitar […]

  • May 2011 – Quiz Night at Garden Bar

    Author: BonTong 11 May 2011

    Tonight (Wednesday May 11th) is Quiz Night at the Garden Bar, Lotus Hotel. Starting 8 p.m. This month Quiz Master Steve Yarnold will be asking questions from the following categories: * General knowledge * Current affairs * Famous women * European history * Geography The competition is between team/tables (each team/table will have no more […]

  • Another Temblor in the Shan State

    Author: BonTong 10 May 2011

    The Shan State was hit by another quake this morning, at 4.6-magnitude it was felt in Chiang Rai Province. Parts of the Shan State are still suffering badly from the big 6.8 Magnitude quake of 24th March reported here There is still urgent need of help for the victims who have been left homeless, especially […]

  • PASSAGE FROM MANDALAY – New novel set in Chiang Mai

    Author: BonTong 10 May 2011

    Passage From Mandalay by Teresa Orr : The story of how a Burmese girl was saved from forced prostitution in Thailand. The story is set in Chiang Mai and the main characters are gay. The story exposes lots of details about the corruption on both sides of the Burmese border and the operations of people […]

  • Attitude Thailand May 2011 Issue Out Now

    Author: BonTong 9 May 2011
  • Site Update

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 8 May 2011

    To make navigating and searching for information easier on this site we’ve just updated all the categories and Tags and added a Tag cloud. We hope you can now find post more easily under a clear set of categories, with more detailed options available through the selection of tags. Readers comments welcome!

  • Out in Thailand – May 2011 Issue

    Author: BonTong 5 May 2011

    Pick up your free copy in one of Chiang Mai’s Gay Bars or restaurants now. Read all about Danny and his fabulous Beach Group of gay venues, Centara Boutique Collection’s Paul Snow and the gay future and the Mr Gay World pageant.

  • Pink in the middle – Sunday Roast in Chiang Mai

    Author: BonTong 3 May 2011

    By “Pink in the middle” we’re not referring to some of our readers, but rather to that state of perfection for a joint of roast beef – cooked until still just a little bit pink in the middle and not overdone. The “Sunday Roast” has become a popular institution in Chiang Mai among Gay ex […]

  • Thai Puan Magazine – May issue out now

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 30 Apr 2011

    Thai Puan – The Best Gay Community Magazine in Thailand has just launched the latest issue for May- June 2011. It should be available in Chiang Mai Gay bars this weekend. This months issue includes Phuket Pride 2011, all the latest news from Bangkok, Pattaya, Koh Samui, and an article about great places for Gay […]

  • Survival sex: Child Sexual Abuse in Chiang Mai Gay Venues

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 25 Apr 2011

    Survival sex refers to a type of prostitution that goes beyond simply trying to earn a living. Throughout the world, regardless of the north/south divide, there are women and men who are forced to prostitute themselves as a matter of course: their very survival depends upon it. In this You-Tube video, Steve Sandford, a professorial […]

  • Glass Onion heading for the Cosmos

    Author: BonTong 23 Apr 2011

    Long time favourite among the sophisticated set on the Chiang Mai Gay scene, Glass Onion, has spawned a new gay friendly venue across the soi called Cosmos. This open fronted venue is very chic with a completely black decor and serving a similar drinks repertoire to the Glass Onion. A couple of the Bon Tong […]

  • UPDATE: Shan State Earthquake Relief Project

    Author: BonTong 20 Apr 2011

    See the following updateon the Shan State Earthquake Relief Project from our friends at the The Best Friend Library Last week in Chiang Mai, at Wat Pa Pao temple, The Best Friend had a booth for the Shan Poy Sang Long festival collecting donations and selling fund raising T shirts. Altogether, they have raised more […]

  • It’s that time of the month again – Quiz night at the Garden Bar

    Author: BonTong 19 Apr 2011

    Tomorrow night, Wednesday 20 April, will see the Garden Bar host it’s monthly quiz night. This months categories are: General knowledge Current affairs Chiang mai Literature Country & Western music Fun starts at 8.00 p.m. Don’t be late!

  • Link to Radchada Cafe or follow us on Facebook

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 18 Apr 2011

    If you have your own website, why not add a link to our site? Our site has become very popular for Gay content about Chiang Mai and ranks well with search engines. To make this easy we’ve now added some banners and link code so you can simply cut and paste the link details to […]

  • Atttitude MAgazine – April Edition

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 11 Apr 2011

    Look out for the April Edition of the new Thai Gay magazine Atttitude at bookstalls now. Thailand Gay Magazine Attitude – April Front Cover

  • Gay Chiang Mai information on: Thai Guide to Chiang Mai

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 11 Apr 2011

    This blog: Thai Guide to Chiang Mai – Gay category has some quite new gay content and pictures of several gay bars.

  • Yokka Dok – First Anniversary Party

    Author: BonTong 10 Apr 2011

    Although Yokka Dok has only recently “come out” as a Gay Bar it has been in business for a year now. Last night Pui, the owner, and his charming English Boyfriend David through a party to celebrate. Party at Chiang Mai Gay Bar – Yokka Dok Yokka Dok is the only Gay Bar inside Chiang […]

  • Chiang Mai Gay Guide

    Author: BonTong 9 Apr 2011

    The first issue of our pocket sized Chiang Mai Gay Guide is now available for download from our website. The Radchada Cafe Quick Reference Guide to gay venues in Chiang Mai has been especially designed to print double sided on a single A4 page and then folded into a neat pamphlet format. It is the […]

  • SoupaSteak – Special Summer Evening Menu for Songkran

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 8 Apr 2011

    Once all the daytime’s water fighting is over why not relax at SoupaSteak and Darling Wine Bar with their Summer Cocktail and Food Menu specials for the holiday period.  Get away from the heat of the evening and enjoy excellent food in their smart air conditioned restaurant. This special menu is available only for Songkran on the […]

  • Songkran – one week to go!

    Author: BonTong 6 Apr 2011

    Last year’s Songkran still seems a fresh memory, but another year has flown by and a week from now Songkran 2011 will be underway. If you were planning a trip to Chiang Mai you’ve hopefully organised everything already as reports are the planes, trains and buses are already fully booked for next week! Chiang Mai […]

  • Poy Sang Long and Parade – Wat Pa Pao

    Author: BonTong 3 Apr 2011

    Following hot on the heels of last weeks Poy Sang Long celebrations at Wat Ku Tao tomorrow sees the start of festivities at Wat Pa Pao, on Manee Nopparat Road (outer road on North Side of moat) near Sriphum corner. You can find both Wat’s on our google map Poy Sang Long Procession The festivities […]

  • Travel Warning – Chiang Mai Night Bazaar

    Author: Note 3 Apr 2011

    I want to ask my friends to be very careful now in Chiang Mai. From reports I heard that the notorious “Sleaze Alley” at the Night Bazzar has become very dangerous with many young hill tribe boys on drugs hanging about there. “Sleaze Alley” is the small soi of run down beer bars off Thapae […]

  • Out in Thailand Magazine – April

    Author: BonTong 2 Apr 2011

    The latest issue of out-in-Thailand is now available in Chiang Mai’s Gay bars. April Edition The “Wet and Wild” edition, covers where to go for Songkran this year. It alos has an article about accommodation in Chiang Mai which includes a picture of Scott from Soho Bar and Guest House looking fabulous, and reviews of […]

  • Circumcision – new HIV prevention initative

    Author: BonTong 1 Apr 2011

    The local centre for disease control today announced new measures for reducing the incidence of HIV infection in male sex workers. Within 6 months all male sex workers must undergo mandatory circumcision as studies have now shown this greatly reduces the chances of HIV transmission during sex. All workers currently employed in go-go bars, massage […]

  • Shan State Earthquake Relief project

    Author: BonTong 31 Mar 2011

    The Best Friend Library, based in Chiang Mai is already up and running with a fundraising and relief project for victims of last week’s earthquake in Shan State. With the death toll almost certainly already over two hundred, the Burmese government seem to be doing nothing other than mount a cover up and block the […]

  • Metro Bar under new management

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 29 Mar 2011

    Metro Bar, located downstairs from Adam’s Apple Club on Viangbua Rd in Chang Puek, is under new management and being run separately from the club upstairs. The new boss is Ian Chenoweth who many will know as the former Marketing Director of the the newish gay magazine Out In Thailand. Ian is running Metro along […]

  • Two new blogs

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 29 Mar 2011

    Here’s a couple of blogs you might be interested in we’ve added to our links: dancing with the devil in the city of angels A new (about one month old) blog from a gay foreigner in Bangkok: Ramblings, rumblings and travel tales. Bangkok and beyond. The beauty Hunter Not new, but has been re-incarnated after […]

  • Update: Shan State Earthquake

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 27 Mar 2011

    Irrawaddy is now putting the estimated death toll from Thursday night’s earthquake in the south eastern Shan State at 150 According to this article in Irrawaddy The hospital in Tachilek, Shan State is, “already filled to capacity, the hospital has been forced to leave many patients out in the open.” According to local officials, around […]

  • Poy Sang Long Festival

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 25 Mar 2011

    If you’re visiting Chiang Mai this weekend the Go-Go bars are likely not the best place to go. Most of our friends who work in Chiang Mai’s commercial gay venues are Tai Yai refugees from the Shan State in South East Burma and today marks the start of a three day Tai festival of Poy […]

  • Earthquake in Shan State

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 25 Mar 2011

    A strong Earthquake has hit the Eastern Shan State causing major damage and widespread deaths and injuries. The main tremor registers 6.7 on the Richter scale and was clearly felt in Chiang Mai along with a series of aftershocks. Data from TMD website Date Time Magnitude Depth Mar 25, 2011 07:22 4.9 40 Mar 24, […]

  • Note’s Birthday

    Author: Note 23 Mar 2011

    It’s that time of year again. Yes, today is my birthday and don’t dare even think about asking how old I am! To celebrate I went with a couple of the Bontong Boys to Doi Mae Salong in the very north of Thailand close to the border with Burma. Doi Mae Salong, also known as […]

  • Hallelujah – It’s raining Men!

    Author: BonTong 17 Mar 2011

    Well, unfortunately not, but the current weather in Chiang Mai is just as unbelievable. For what is meant to be the start of the hot season, and one of the most miserable periods of the year, it’s current raining and 17 °C at midday! The current rainy spell started with evening showers on Friday, and […]

  • Songkran is coming

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 15 Mar 2011

    It’s now only a month to Songkran in Chiang Mai and what is one of the busiest periods of the year for the travel and hospitality industry, with trains, planes and hotels often fully booked over the holiday period. If you are thinking of a trip to Chiang Mai don’t leave it too late before […]

  • Quiz Night at the Garden Bar

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 14 Mar 2011

    It’s that time again. Wedensday 16th March is the date for the next quiz night at the Garden Bar at the Lotus hotel on Viangbua Road, Chang Puek. Quiz Master Steve Yarnold’s categories this month include: General knowledge Current affairs Oscars literature Disco music Geography Fun starts 8 p.m.

  • Free Guy Club – Same Same but different

    Author: BonTong 12 Mar 2011

    The temperature has risen, the pollution is coming, school’s out for summer and everyone seems to have left town. Everywhere the same this week, lonely venue owners, propping up their own bar’s and crying in their beer 😉 Not helped by Chiang Mai having been visited by some of Bangkok’s finest, doing the annual rounds […]

  • Thailand gets attitude

    Author: BonTong 9 Mar 2011

    A 16 year old icon of gay life in the U.K. will debut in Thailand today. Launching in bookstores across the country is Attitude Thailand, a Thai version of the world renowned Gay lifestyle magazine. It is published by GMM inter Publishing with a cover price of 150 Bt. In an interview with The Nation […]

  • Site updates and the Shan State

    Author: BonTong 8 Mar 2011

    We’ve now completed updating the sidebar on this site to include a couple of Gay news feeds from around the world as well as one from The Irrawaddy giving the latest news from Burma. We’ve also added a panel on the sidebar explaining about the Shan people and why we cover them on a Gay […]

  • Updates to my Photo Gallery

    Author: Note 6 Mar 2011

    In case anyone had forgotten how cute I am I’ve updated my photo gallery on the Radchada Cafe site. 🙂 ! Click for Note’s Picture Gallery Just for fun some of my favourite pictures below: Right now I stay Bangkok. Anyone want to buy me whisky in Silom Soi 2 can call me on 0892183004. […]

  • Gay Guide Updates

    Author: BonTong 5 Mar 2011

    Latest updates to our site include adding several more venues to our Gay Massage Listings and updating our Google Gay Map of Chiang Mai Handsome Chiang Mai Masseur The massage business is expanding in Chiang Mai, which is surprising given the general lack of tourists. Though we understand many venues have their regular Thai clients […]

  • Site Admin and Updates

    Author: BonTong 4 Mar 2011

    We have made some changes to the site over the last two days including reformatting the Side-Bar to better use available space and adding news feeds from other Gay news sites. There are still some tweaks we have to finish so please bear with us. We hope you like the extra features.

  • Mercury Rising

    Author: BonTong 3 Mar 2011

    It seems only five minutes ago that we made this post (Cool wind of Change) about the start of cool season. In reality it’s nearly four months ago and we’re left wondering where the time went. Sadly, the mercury is already rising fast as hot season starts to bite in Chiang Mai. Over the last […]

  • March issue of Out in Thailand

    Author: BonTong 1 Mar 2011

    Despite some skepticism that another new hardcopy “where to get laid” magazine could survive in Thailand, it seems Out-in-Thailand has made it through to it’s third edition published 1 March. Out in Thailand March 2011 edition was apparently resurrected from the ashes of the old Spice magazine and is published by a small team […]

  • Latest Issue of Thai Puan Magazine

    Author: BonTong 1 Mar 2011

    The next issue of Thai Puan covering March and April is out today and should be available in Gay venues in Chiang Mai within the next day or two. Make sure you pick up your free copy. Thai Puan Issue – 41 Once again this month, Thai Puan has some fabulous coverage of Chiang Mai. […]

  • Lucas – Darling Wine Bar

    Author: BonTong 25 Feb 2011

    We sadly report that Lucas Villiger, the original owner and driving force behind Darling Wine Bar has passed away in his native Switzerland after a period of illness. In it’s hey day Lucas and his Thai partner Daeng, made Darling quite the place to be. But, it was never the same after Daeng’s untimely passing […]

  • The dangers of living in Chiang Mai

    Author: BonTong 25 Feb 2011

    Sometimes you read a story which reminds you that Chiang Mai, or the Rose of the North is not quite the Paradise you believed it was. In this case villans and bad luck seem to have struck for our friends at Thai Eyes. Apparently their house was attacked in the early morning hours, they were […]

  • Site Updates

    Author: BonTong 20 Feb 2011

    A few recent updates on the site – mainly adding links: Chiang Mai’s go-go bars have been keeping the web designers happy with three new sites: We’ve added a link to the Gay Button web forum. Also, in support of our many Tai Yai or Shan friends who work in Chiang Mai’s […]

  • Video about the SSA

    Author: BonTong 19 Feb 2011

    One more for all our friends from North of the border

  • Shan State and Burma updates

    Author: BonTong 19 Feb 2011

    Many of our friends in Chiang Mai come from the Shan State in south east Burma. Here are some news updates from various Burma related sites: ‘Today Shan State is already a separate country’ Monday, 14 February 2011 Mizzima News. Lieutenant General Yawd Serk, the leader of the Shan State Army-South, talks with Mizzima. Jai […]

  • Makha Bucha Day

    Author: BonTong 15 Feb 2011

    Friday 18 February is Macha Bucha day. It is observed in Thailand on the full moon of the third lunar month and commemorates auspicious events in the Bhudda’s life ordaining monks and giving his teachings. The name Makha Bucha is derived from the Pali language where Makha means the third lunar month and Bucha is […]

  • Quiz Night at the Garden Bar

    Author: BonTong 14 Feb 2011

    Wednesday 16th February will see the next quiz night at the Garden Bar @ Lotus Hotel. Categories for this month are the following: * General knowledge * Current affairs * Queens * Powerful people * Entertainment * Geography + the difficult questions. Quiz Master Steve Yarnold will kick off the proceedings at 8 p.m. All […]

  • Peace Walk For All

    Author: BonTong 14 Feb 2011

    It’s approaching the second anniversary of the last aborted gay pride march in Chiang Mai, called off in the face of demonstrations and threats of violence by the red shirts from the Rak Chiang Mai 51 group. Apparently, there are still issues trying to organise a replacement event so instead there will be a Peace […]

  • Adam’s Apple Black Valentine Party

    Author: BonTong 10 Feb 2011

    This year Adam’s Apple club is holding a Black Valentine Party to celebrate Valentine’s Day on 14 February 2011. Go join the fun and find your Valentine. Fun packed evening with extra special show. Adam’s Apple has more up-coming parties: Boy Night Out – 25 February Welcome to Summer – 3 March

  • Thai Puan versus Out in Thailand

    Author: BonTong 6 Feb 2011

    The last few days have seen the appearance of the latest editions of the free gay magazines in gay venues in Chiang Mai. Firstly the well established favourite “Thai Puan” followed this week by the second edition of new magazine “Out in Thailand” You can pick them up free from most gay venues in Chiang […]

  • Recent Chiang Mai posts on other blogs and forums

    Author: BonTong 6 Feb 2011

    Here a quick round up from some Sunday afternoon browsing: From : Adam’s Apple underwear party Some photos of Wit, a fun if somewhat hyperactive Tai Yai boy who seems to have worked in every host bar in Chaing Mai. If you like what you see you can currently find him working in Barocco […]

  • The end of an era at the Garden Bar

    Author: BonTong 31 Jan 2011

    Last night saw the end of an era for the Garden Bar at Lotus Hotel with the departure of the long serving and ex pat community’s favourite bar tender Khun Tee. After many years of faithful service for Mohammed, the dependable Khun Tee is off back to Burma to help run the family farm. Many […]

  • SoupaSteak – New opening hours

    Author: BonTong 24 Jan 2011

    From today SoupaSteak and Darling Wine Bar have revised opening hours and will now open from 5 p.m. until midnight, Monday to Saturday, and around midday until midnight on Sunday’s to cater for Sunday lunch. SoupaSteak is a gay owned Restuarant on Huay Kaew road offering both western and Thai food at affordable prices. It […]

  • New, New My Way!

    Author: BonTong 14 Jan 2011

    The New My Way go-go/host bar should now be called the New, New My Way bar after the second re-vamp in the last year or so. In a one day shut down they executed a complete re-model of the venue and very successful it is too. Effectively they’ve turned the whole layout through 180 degrees […]

  • Adam’s Apple News and Metro Bar

    Author: BonTong 10 Jan 2011

    Adam’s Apple has undergone a mini makeover in the last few weeks. Gone are the hard bench seats and small tables which were proving less than popular with customers. The catwalk has been re-worked and the seating replaced with more enticing sofas located to offer greater privacy, making for a more laid back evening. Entrance […]

  • Happy New Year

    Author: BonTong 3 Jan 2011

    Best wishes to everyone for a Happy, prosperous, healthy and safe new year in 2011. We have been busy doing some New Year cleaning to our site and fixed a few little annoying problems with styles etc. We hope you like it. More new content coming soon.

  • Christmas @ Radchada

    Author: BonTong 31 Dec 2010

    Lots of pictures of masculine Tai boys taken at the Radchada Christmas party

  • Mai Soong Pee Mai Tai

    Author: BonTong 31 Dec 2010

    If one of your reasons for coming to Chiang Mai is to visit a Go-Go bar you would be well advised to avoid the period around the Shan, New Year. Nearly all the boys working in Chiang Mai’s bars are not Thai but refugees from nearby Burma (Myanmar), in particular from the Shan state, the […]

  • The Grand Final

    Author: BonTong 14 Dec 2010

    Tomorrow night at the Garden Bar, Lotus Hotel is the grand final of the 2010 Grand Bar Quiz night competition. The champion for 2010 is still to be decided so why not pop along and join in or just enjoy the fun. Quiz starts at eight p.m – don’t be late.

  • SoupaSteak celebrates for Burma

    Author: BonTong 12 Dec 2010

    Following the recent release of Aung San Suu Kyi by The Burmese Junta a small celebration was laid on by Darling Wine bar at SoupaSteak restaurant. Well attended by a number of Farangs and many young men from Chiang Mai’s host bars SoupaSteak laid on some Burmese food specially for the occasion. SoupaSteak has long […]

  • Long Live the King

    Author: BonTong 4 Dec 2010

    Tomorrow, 5th December marks the birthday of his Majesty the King of Thailand. We would like to wish his Majesty a very happy birthday and all happiness for tomorrow. Thailand’s King is highly respected as the Father of the nation and highly revered throughout the country and indeed the world. In his honour the Kings […]

  • New Thai gay magazine – Out

    Author: BonTong 23 Nov 2010

    The rumours have been going around for a while now about a new Gay English Language magazine for Thailand. Anyway, it appears they are rumours no more according to this website: Out in Thailand is a new magazine being published from 2 January 2011 Apparently the new editor of this Thai owned magazine, is a […]

  • Quiz Night – Garden Bar @ Lotus Hotel

    Author: BonTong 23 Nov 2010

    If you can face going out after all the Loy Kratong fun and craziness, something a bit more tranquil is the monthly quiz at the Garden Bar. It’s on Wednesday this week (24th November) at the Garden Bar – starting time 8 p.m. The categories for this month are: * Pop music 1965 * Brazil […]

  • Loy Kratong or Yi Peng

    Author: BonTong 19 Nov 2010

    That time of year again and the Loy Kratong festival has arrived in Chiang Mai. Known locally as Yi Peng, the festival falls on the full moon in November which is the 21st November. But is true Thai party tradition a bit of exaggeration comes into play and the full party runs from 19-22 November. […]

  • Fit or LaLa?

    Author: BonTong 13 Nov 2010

    Last night brought some really good news for the Bon Tong Boys. Our old favourite hang out in Santitham Plaza has re-opened! Formerly Fit bar, the owner Mr Ting has re-opened with a complete revamp and a new name LaLa! Located right in the centre of the Santitham Plaza bar soi, LaLa now boasts a […]

  • Boys at the Lagoon

    Author: BonTong 13 Nov 2010

    Or in this case the Fang Lagoon Homestay. We’ve heard a lot about this place and a couple of friends of Radchada have stayed there and report good things. Frank liked it so much he’s a repeat visitor. Visit for a full report. Whilst not strictly in Chiang Mai we though this place was […]

  • SoupaSteak says “Hello Darling”

    Author: BonTong 7 Nov 2010

    The last week has seen Chiang Mai’s oldest Wine Bar, Darling move to it’s new location, still on Huay Kaew Rd, but, closer to the centre of town. It’s new location is inside SoupaSteak restaurant giving two complimentary gay venues under one roof. Brian, SuperSteak’s proprietor and well know local businessman said of the move, […]

  • Cool wind of change

    Author: BonTong 7 Nov 2010

    Yes, that refreshing breeze which is the portent of cool season arrived with Halloween. Whilst, parts of Thailand is still experiencing serious flooding, and hurricanes are rampaging around the Caribbean, November has seen the season break in Chiang Mai. After some late rains in October, the high pressure from China has finally pushed the clouds […]

  • Playhouse Chiang Mai – Special Promotion

    Author: BonTong 29 Oct 2010

    Free Whiskey! The Stage Bar at the Playhouse entertainment complex has a special event running next week from Monday 1 November though Saturday. They are giving a free bottle of 100 Pipers Whiskey to any group of three or more people between 11:15 p.m and 00:15. Mixers at regular bar prices – sounds like a […]

  • Thadingyut – a few pictures

    Author: BonTong 29 Oct 2010

    We’ve never been able to resist an excuse to post pictures of handsome Tai Yai males on this site and last weekend’s celebrations for the end of Bhuddist lent gave us just such an opportunity! The event is a major festival in the Shan State and throughout Burma known as  known as Thadingyut in Burmese. […]

  • Site Updates – Darling

    Author: BonTong 26 Oct 2010

    Saturday saw the end of an era in Chiang Mai as Darling, The Wine Pub, hosted their closing party.  As Chiang Mai’s longest running wine bar Darling will be re-opening soon in a new location. More details here soon.

  • SoupaSteak hosts book launch

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 26 Oct 2010

    Last Friday saw SoupaSteak, one of Chiangmai’s most up and coming gay venues, host a book launch party in support of political prisoners in Burma. No easy Road: A Burmese Political Prisoner’s story chronicles Thiha Yarzar’s nearly eighteen year journey on the long road to freedom. First as a political prisoner jailed and tortured in […]

  • B-Beez Massage Re-opens

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 12 Oct 2010

    Some good news that might be heralding a change in season is the re-opening of B-Beez Massage B-Beez has always been one of the more respected Gay Massage venues with more attention to the massage itself than is found at some of the other “Rub and Tugs” in town. Of course, we’re sure that “Happy Ending” won’t […]

  • Site Updates

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 12 Oct 2010

    The Bon Tong boys were out and about at the weekend and made a rare excursion to the Night Bazaar so we can report on a few changes that have been happening down at the apparently still not so popular Sleaze Alley Cream Bar, now renamed Twin Peaks has been re-modelled with the large bar […]

  • Garden Bar Quiz Night

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 12 Oct 2010

    Wednesday 13th October at 8 p.m. is the time for this months quiz at the garden bar. The categories for this month are: * Pop music 1969 * Malaysia (country) * Which century was…. * Current affairs * General Knowledge * Cuisine & techniques * The 5 difficult questions. For those who like to play […]

  • HIV Prevention – a message lost on some Farangs

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 9 Oct 2010

    MPLUS Thailand is an organisation dedicated to HIV/Aids prevention with the Chiang Mai gay community and among Male Sex Workers. Sadly, there are still some HIV positive Farangs who visit sex establishments in Chiang Mai and think it’s OK to share their conditions with others. The video below, produced by MPLUS is dedicated to them […]

  • New Book – Gay Love Story Set in Chiang Mai

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 7 Oct 2010

    Contract for Love, by James Orr is a love story between an English Teacher and a Thai Male Sex Worker. I thought he was different. I thought he was genuine. I thought he was good. Always smiling. Gentle and kind. Taking care and observant. I was wrong, so wrong. Set in Chiang Mai the book […]

  • Site Updates – Gay Massage Parlours

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 5 Oct 2010

    One of the Bong Tong boys has recently gone to work at a new massage place in Chiang Mai – Victory Massage. He brought us a card which we’ve updated in our gay guide to Chiang Mai This new place is located just off Chang Klang Road south of the Night Bazaar at 152/4 […]

  • Walk for Peace in Burma

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 20 Sep 2010

    Many of the Friends of Radchada, and the Bon Tong boys come from the Shan State in Burma and we are enthusiastic supporters of the cause for freedom in Burma and the Shan State.  One up coming event we would encourage our readers to support is the Walk For Peace to be held in Chiang Mai on Tuesday 21 […]

  • Keep that Grey Matter in training

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 8 Sep 2010

    For the more intellectuality enthusiastic one of the high spots of each month for Chiang Mai’s Gay ex-pat community is the monthly Quiz Night at the Garden Bar (Lotus Hotel).  This month the Quiz will be held on Wednesday 15 September at 8 p.m. with the regular quiz master Steve Yarnold. The rules of the Quiz are: […]

  • Radchada Revisited

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 8 Sep 2010

    These days Radchada only host private parties for our friends. This may change if we have a high season this year. Meanwhile our friends still know how to enjoy themselves Mai Soong Mai Soong Shan State Army on R&R No beer No smile. Dammit that Lao Kaao is good! Are we keeping you awake? Well […]

  • Getting Hot and Steamy in Chiang Mai

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 7 Sep 2010

    This time we don’t mean rainy season! But for those who like it hot and steamy, we’re happy to report that in the last year Chiang Mai has seen a 100% increase in the number of gay saunas in and around town.  Quite encouraging after the old icon that was Sparoma closed down last year. […]

  • Powerboys Update

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 27 Aug 2010

    We are pleased to report Powerboys is really open again under completely new management and, we understand, now a completely separate business from the Lavender Lanna Hotel where it is located in the basement.  They seem to be more interested in targetting Thai customers, though several Farangs have reported good things about it. Powerboys has […]

  • Chiang Mai Gay Friends

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 26 Aug 2010

    The Chiang Mai Branch of the Long Yang Club has recently changed it’s name to Chiang Mai Gay Friends and launched a new website: Chiang Mai Gay Friends is a Social Group for Thai and Western gay people and holds regular social events in Chiang Mai. You can join via their website and subscribe […]

  • Happy Birthday, Darling!

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 10 Aug 2010

    Saturday night saw Darling wine bar host Roger’s Birthday Party.  We’re not allowed to tell how old he was, but we did get a few exclusive pictures. Roger with the staff Roger and David at the bar Quite a crowd (including a rare appearance for an old friend of Radchada. How is it Scott from […]

  • More Site Updates

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 9 Aug 2010

    A few more updates to the site. The disco and late night page has been changed to give more information about Chiang Mai’s Gay Karaoke bars with entries added for two of the better ones – Barocco and Relax. More can be found on our gay map. The bar page has been brought up to […]

  • Site Updates

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 1 Aug 2010

    Rainy season has arrived with a vengeance this year in Chiang Mai. We’ve not seen a rainy season like it for a couple of years now, and August is promised to be really wet. Let’s hope it doesn’t lead to the flooding of years past. Anyhow, rain, rain. Rain means more time to sit in […]

  • SoupaSteak – new Gay owned eatery in Chiang Mai

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 27 Jun 2010

    SoupaSteak has been open but a couple of weeks and is already bucking the low season trend and making a good name for itself. Located on Huay Kaew Road opposite the Shell Gas Station and an easy walk from the Kad Suan Kaew shopping mall SoupaSteak serves simple and inexpensive Western food. Pong, the delightful […]

  • Power Boys and the death knell of high season

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 21 Mar 2010

    As the mercury climbs and the smog descends the death knell of the “high Season” has sounded in Chiang Mai for another year. With only the occasional summer thunderstorm to bring any respite to the city, many of the resident Farangs are ending their winter sojourn and heading back to the budding spring climate of […]

  • Darling Wine Bar under new ownership

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 14 Feb 2010

    Darling Wine bar, an old favourite of the Chiang Mai gay scene in the past has reverted to Gay ownership. It was acquired recently by a charismatic Gay couple who promise to uphold its tradition as a purveyor of excellent wines. At the same time, they plan to broaden it’s appeal to the general gay […]

  • Gay Chiang Mai News website goes live!

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 14 Feb 2010

    Welcome to the brand new news pages of our gay Chiang Mai website brought to you by Radchada Café you virtual guide to everything gay in Chiang Mai. Developing this news section has been a background project and been moving slowlt ofr a few months. It’s not completely finished yet, but we thought […]

  • Welcome to Chiang Mai Gay News

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 6 Oct 2009

    This is the latest website from Bontong, who bought you Golden Ball and Radchada Cafe. Our latest guide to Chiang Mai now includes regularly updated news features to keep you informed about what is going down on the Pink Side in Chiang Mai. We are still working on the news site so please be patient […]