Gay Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai like most of Thailand is a very gay friendly city with a relaxed and laid-back gay scene. The city is home to a few gay bars, gay saunas and massage parlors. Most of the gay scene in Chiang Mai is targeted towards the local population especially students.
As with all of Thailand gay couples visiting Chaing Mai can expect to find no problems relating to their sexual origination. Checking into hotels, hanging out in public are all common place however PDA (public displays of affection) are not common in Thai culture for both straight and LGBT couples.
Gay Chiang Mai Saunas
Gay Saunas in Chiang Mai are enjoyed by both a large local population and many visiting tourists and resident expats. Gay Chiang Mai has three main saunas; House of Male, Club One Seven Sauna and Cruising Plus. All three offer a good range of facilities, generally busy and are good value for money.
Gay Chiang Mai Hotels
Being such a popular city for tourist Chiang Mai has a plenty of hotels to choose from. Whatever your budget, taste or styles Chiang Mai has the hotel for you. The Gay Passport is currently reviewing hotel in the Chiang Mai area, so stay tuned for our best hotel guide.
Known as the cultural capital of northern Thailand, Chiang Mai offers many historic cultural attractions and an exciting local gay scene. Chiang Mai is the largest city in the northern Thailand with nearly one million people in the city and surrounding areas. The city has a large student population which help to keep the vibrant nightlife going along with the growing numbers of tourist. In 2013 TripAdvisor placed Chiang Mai on the “25 Best Destinations in the World”.
The city was the former capital of the Lanna Kingdom, which translates as “the land of a million rice fields”. Chiang Mai’s city centre is still within the historical walls and moat. The city became an importance trading due to its riverside position along the Mae Ping River major tributary to the Chao Phraya River. This trading city developed a mix of cultural identities which can be seen in the local Buddhist temples showcases a mix of Burmese, Sri Lankan and Lanna Thai style Buddhism and architecture.
Chiang Mai’s its cultural importance, original city walls and because it’s greener and quieter than the country’s capital Bangkok, Chiang Mai has gained the affectionate name “Rose of the North”.