Chiang Mai Loy Krathong festival at Club One Seven Hotel & Sauna, In 2018 the dates are November 21, 22 and 23.
November sees the return of many winter birders significantly swelling the gay ex-pat population and, along with flocks of tourists and swarming digital nomads, the city becomes noticeably busier. Those gay businesses that survived the low season become lively party venues with the influx of customers.
For some gay fun in the afternoon, Chiang Mai has two gay saunas where you can laze around the pool. Club One Seven has been open four years, and has a wonderful location right on the banks of the Ping River
Whether you want to chill out, immerse yourself in history or simply check out the smoking hot nightlife, Chiang Mai, in Northern Thailand, has a little bit of something to please everyone.
Chiang Mai – the rise and rise of Soi 6
By David Edwards
It’s just over a year since Ram bar moved into its new custom built venue on Chiang Mai’s Charoen Prathet Soi 6, and what a fabulously successful year it has been. Gay Soi 6 (Note: Soi means alley or side street in Thai) has now become Chiang Mai’s de facto gay street and is steadily growing in popularity.
Ask any young gay Thai guy about the gay bars of Chiang Mai and they will likely give you a blank look. The gay scene as understood by visiting foreigners and ex-pats is quite different to that perceived by the vast majority of Chiang Mai’s current generation of LGBT Thais.
As Thai Puan celebrates ten years of publication, we look back at what has changed in Chiang Mai over that time. Chiang Mai continues to be a major construction zone with some areas almost unrecognisable from ten years ago.
Chiang Mai – What to do when it rains By David Edwards September is historically the wettest month in Chiang Mai and one of the quietest for tourism. Whilst many prefer the cool nights and warm sunny days of the winter high season, others relish Chiang Mai’s quiet season. Although a little calmer, gay nightlife…