THE BEST GAY HOTEL IN BANGKOK
Over the past few years, Bangkok has become a popular destination among the LGBT community with several gay-friendly attractions. Being one of the best gay hotels in Bangkok, Hotel Indigo Bangkok Wireless Road celebrates all types of love and welcomes everyone for an electrifying stay in downtown Bangkok.
Located in the centre of Sukhumvit Bangkok, our stylish guest rooms are fitted with stylish modern interiors, that provide stunning neighbourhood views and high-quality essentials for a truly comfortable stay. We also have two award-winning dining outlets, CHAR Restaurant and CHAR Rooftop Bar, that offer creative cocktails and modern grills to satisfy your palate, as well as various amenities for you to enjoy during your stay. You can book your stay at one of the best gay hotels in Bangkok here.
Read on to find out our top suggestions for gay-friendly restaurants, spas, massage parlours and more for you to discover whilst in Bangkok!
TOP 10 GAY THINGS TO DO IN BANGKOK
Considered a popular tourist destination among the LGBT community, Bangkok (also known as the ‘land of smiles’) offers a plethora of activities for gay travelers to enjoy, from gay bars and gay clubs to gay restaurants and gay spas. Whilst planning your time here, the questions of what gay-friendly things to do and which gay places in Bangkok you should visit may become daunting.
Lucky for you, we have compiled a list of our top 10 gay-friendly activities for you to add to your itinerary as you explore Bangkok!
1. DANCE AT BANGKOK’S CLUBS
As Bangkok is known for its buzzing nightlife, there are numerous bars that offer a good selection of drinks and entertainment at affordable prices. Should you be looking to party the night away with a selection of good music at the best gay clubs in Bangkok, we recommend visiting Silom Soi 2, as this road is lined with many great nocturnal venues, such as the popular Club G Bangkok as well as Thailand’s biggest gay club, DJ Station.
2. GRAB A DRINK OR TWO AT BANGKOK’S BARS
For those looking for a chilled night of drinking and fun, Silom Soi 4 is often the first stop on a traveler’s night out. Considered a popular gay place in Bangkok to experience city’s nightlife, the street is home to many gay bars, restaurants and pubs that exude a relaxed vibe. With many gay bars in Bangkok to choose from, we highly recommend heading to one of the Telephone Bar to enjoy a night of karaoke, while the gay-friendly Balcony Bar offers deliciously cheap drinks with exciting drag performances!
3. ENJOY A CABARET SHOW IN BANGKOK
Another great activity you cannot miss whilst in Thailand’s capital is a chance to witness Bangkok’s cabaret shows. Located near the country’s famous Chao Praya River, we highly recommend watching the Calypso Cabaret, where you can find proud transwomen dressing up in extravagant outfits for exciting performances featuring classic songs.
4. EXPERIENCE BANGKOK’S DRAG SHOWS
Bangkok is home to the country’s finest drag shows and while there are many drag shows in Bangkok to choose from, we highly recommend a visit to Maggie Choo’s. Happening every Sunday night, one of Bangkok’s trendiest bars hosts their drag night with only the finest selection of performers from RuPaul’s Drag Race Thailand. So, grab a drink, sit back and relax as you are blown away by a truly spectacular drag show! Find out more information about the show and the bar here.
5. REJUVENATE YOURSELF AT BANGKOK’S SPAS
Many tourists flock to Bangkok to take advantage of the decent prices of their spa packages. If you have had a hard night of partying or looking to de-stress during your time here, there are a wide array of spas in Bangkok that will leave you feeling rejuvenated. If you are looking for the one of the best gay spas in Bangkok, we highly recommend visiting the world-renowned The Babylon Bangkok and treating yourself to a relaxing session.
6. HAVE A RELAXING THAI MASSAGE
As Thailand is well-known for their traditional and affordable massages, why not unwind with a relaxing massage session whilst in Bangkok? There are many massage parlours around the city that offer various types of massages for you to choose from, such as aromatherapy massage, full body massage, traditional Thai massage and more. If you are not sure which massage parlour to choose from, our friendly concierge are more than happy to offer you recommendations that are nearby to our hotel!
7. JOIN BANGKOK’S GAY PARTIES
Another great way to explore the city’s gay scene is to join a gay party in Bangkok. If you are visiting Bangkok during April, you can experience the Thai New Year (also known as Songkran) where the streets are packed with locals and tourists taking part in fun water fights. There will also be many exciting parties happening during the annual holiday, such as gCircuit Songkran, a famous gay party in Bangkok which is typically held over a span of 3 days. However, if you are making your way to Bangkok during the end of the year, you can still experience Bangkok’s gay party as the city will be hosting White Party Bangkok, which is considered to be one of the largest gay circuit festivals in the world with an exciting lineup of DJs and other performances.
8. ENJOY CITY VIEWS AT BANGKOK’S ROOFTOP BARS
While there is no doubt that Bangkok is a truly bustling city, why not enjoy the city from another perspective – from the rooftop! With a wide selection of rooftop bars to choose from, you can enjoy great views of the city whilst enjoying a refreshing cocktail. We highly recommend spending an evening at CHAR Rooftop Bar, as our gay-friendly rooftop bar offers a great selection of beers, cocktails, wine and more accompanied by stunning panoramic views of Bangkok city. You can make your reservations here.
9. GET YOUR RETAIL FIX AT BANGKOK’S SHOPPING MALLS
Apart from eating to your heart’s content and partying the night away, Bangkok offers many shopping malls that are home to a range of high end shops selling luxurious items to local stalls selling handicrafts and souvenirs. If you are staying within the city centre, you can shop till you drop at many of the city’s popular shopping malls that are located nearby Bangkok’s BTS skytrain, such as Central World, Central Chitlom, Siam Paragon and more. Located on the other side of the river, another popular shopping malls is ICONSIAM, where you can find an indoor version of the floating market and various stalls selling local delicacies and handicrafts, as well as a wide selection of retail outlets selling shoes, bags, clothes, toys and more!
10. INDULGE IN LOCAL FOOD
A trip to Bangkok is not complete without indulging in their local delicacies. From delectable sweet treats to traditional savoury dishes, be sure to visit the city centre on an empty stomach, as there are many great dishes to try from many different stalls! Should you be looking for a popular gay restaurant in Bangkok, CHAR Bangkok offers an extensive gourmet dining menu that caters to all tastebuds, with great city views for a memorable dining experience. We recommend making a reservation beforehand to secure your table and you can do so here.
With lots to see and do in Bangkok, it is best to stay in a hotel near Bangkok’s transport for a convenient stay. If you are looking for a gay hotel in Bangkok near the BTS skytrain and other major tourist hotspots, Hotel Indigo Bangkok Wireless Road welcomes everyone with boutique rooms, a spa-inspired bathroom, acclaimed dining outlets and more to ensure you an electrifying holiday in Thailand. Book your stay here.