Gay getaway, Thai edition: Pattaya!

There comes a time when we need a complete change of scenery – and what better way to relax and unwind than travelling? Especially if the guy is cute and compatible ( can help you with that). But where can you go? Is there a place which is warm year round and gay friendly?

Yep – Pattaya is one of Thailand’s biggest and most popular resort cities, and it competes with Bangkok for the title of Asian gay capital. Pattaya is also sunny and warm, with about 30C in January and 35C in July – bring your swim suit!

Clubbing in Pattaya.

Pattaya also has annual Miss Tiffany’s Universe beauty contest – a transgender beauty contest broadcasted on Thai national TV! It’s usually held in May, so you’ll have plenty of time to plan your trip; Pattaya turns into an international capital of gayness!

Miss Tiffany’s Universe

Thanks to new infrastructure, it takes only two hours to get from Bangkok to Pattaya; and with dozens of gay bars, clubs, venues and massage parlors, you’ll have a hard time being bored! Three main gay areas are:

  • Boyz Town – a bit expensive but very exclusive, packed with bars and clubs,
  • Sunee Plaza – younger crowd, more on the, ahem, shady legal side of things, and
  • Jomtien Beach – relaxed, not so commercial area where you can be laid back.

Don’t forget to visit Alcazar and Tiffany cabaret theatres – they’ve been open for decades and have highly professional drag shows every evening!

Night fun in Pattaya.

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