Welcome to Nicky’s Gay Thailand

This is the Land of Smiles. The dream paradise. It’s possibly the most liberated country on earth for gay and trans-gendered people. Whatever type of visit you want you can find it here. If you want quiet beach holidays, look no further than Phuket or Koh Samui. If you want a beach in the day and extreme fun at night, Phuket or Pattaya would fill the bill. For a big city experience try Bangkok. And for cool calm charm there’s Chiang Mai.

The rest of the country is loaded with small towns and places, a few of which (like Hua Hin and Udon Thani) have a small number of gay bars, but all are gay friendly and tolerant of our way of life.

Here you will find all the information on this amazing country. There are plenty of bars and clubs for the night time and we have tried to list them all. It’s an un-enviable job as they frequently close and new ones open in their place.

We have good reps in most of the main places who try to keep us updated, but we apologise if we miss an odd opening or closing. We also try to let you know about the cultural and gay events in the areas.

If you’ve never been to Thailand before, you’re in for a treat. The boys are welcoming and will love to have your company. You won’t have any problems meeting them – there are plenty of them around.

Thailand’s Climate

Thailand’s climate is tropical, high both in temperature and humidity, and dominated by monsoons. April and May are the hottest months of the year, when even the locals are moved to complain about the heat. June sees the beginning of the South West Monsoon, and brings with it the rainy season, which continues intermittently until the end of October.

gay-bangkokFrom November to the end of February the climate is much less trying with a cooling North East breeze and a reduction in the humidity level. This is also the main tourist season, and the best time to visit Thailand.

The north and north-east are generally cooler than Bangkok in winter, and hotter in summer. In the far north, around Mae Hong Son temperatures can occasionally drop as low as 20C.

What to Wear

For the Western visitor there is no such thing as “cool”. Just cooler than “hot” and “drier than humid”, so light cotton clothing is the order of the day. Don’t worry about bringing too much clothing with you, as almost everything can be purchased locally, at a fraction of the price you will pay at home. Do remember that the tropical sun can be quite fierce so a hat is useful, and don’t forget to use a good sun screen.

Tips and tricks

We’ve published a few articles on tips and tricks! You might like to dip into some of the following:

Thai Visas
Stepping off the plane
The Thai Wai
I left my heart …
Health Tourism
And a rather “tongue in cheek” look at some of the differences between Thailand and Bangor in We didn’t go to Bangor

Well, you’re here now. Check out the tabs at the top of the page for the main cities and go and enjoy the Nicky’s Guides to the various areas. Above all have fun and enjoy!