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Recent Posts:

  • Soho Lounge – The Reincarnation

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 5 Jun 2017

    Soho Lounge is a new venture in Santitham by the former owners of Soho bar which had seemingly closed for good back in December. The new venue is both bar and Thai restaurant close to other gay venues in the area.

  • Songkran – Happy New year

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 11 Apr 2017

    Happy New Year. It’s Songkran Time again in Chiang Mai with the new year water festival about to get into full swing from 13-15 April. We provide the lowdown on the festival and some fabulous gay parties

  • Gay Thailand – Thai Puan Magazine

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 4 Mar 2017

    Thai Puan, Gay Thailand community magazine has published issue 81 – read online or pick up your free copy in any Chiang Mai Gay Bar. This issue includes an article by David Edwards highlighting the differences between the Foreigner and Thai gay scenes in Chiang Mai

  • Updated Quick Reference Guide

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 23 Feb 2017

    We have just updated our quick reference guide to gay Chiang Mai. This has all the bars, Massage and Saunas listed on a single page (PDF Format) which you can download and print. It includes addresses in Thai you can show to a Taxi driver.

  • Chiang Mai’s last gay pride

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 21 Feb 2017

    Eight years ago today – February 21 2009. This was the darkest day in Chiang Mai’s gay history when hundreds of thugs from the UDD Red Shirt supporters physically threatened the gay pride parade participants and forced the march and celebrations to be cancelled.

  • Bar Scene Update February 2017

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 20 Feb 2017

    Gay Chiang Mai News – Bar scene update February 2017. All the news and gossip from Chiang Mai’s gay venues. What’s new, what’s popular and what’s closed. Including the latest on Gay Soi 6, the New Zanzibar, Free Guy Club and the Black Door in Santitham

  • Happy Valentines Day

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 14 Feb 2017

    Wishing our gay friends in Chiang Mai and around the world a very happy Valentines Day. May the love be with you.

  • The Chiang Mai Gay Scene- A 2017 perspective

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 2 Feb 2017

    The Chiang Mai gay scene in 2017. This article takes a look first at gay trends worldwide and then more specifically Chiang Mai to see what’s changed, what’s gone, what’s new and what is the future for gay Chiang Mai.

  • February love and parties

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 28 Jan 2017

    For full information on all the gay events and sexy fun in Chiang Mai for February 2017 check out our gay events calendar. Here are a few highlights.

  • Secrets Bar Celebrates Ten years

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 22 Jan 2017

    Popular Chiang Mai Gay Bar, Secrets Bar, celebrates its ten year anniversary on 1 February. Read about the party and some of the history of this fun place.

  • Boys from the Shan State

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 7 Jan 2017

    The latest issue (Issue 80) of Thai Puan gay community magazine provides a fascinating insight into the Shan (Tai Yai) from Burma and some background to Chiang Mai’s go-go boys. For many gay foreigners, one of Chiang Mai’s biggest attractions are the Shan Boys.

  • Going gay for 2017

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 30 Dec 2016

    New Years Eve is always one of the busiest nights of the year in Chiang Mai. Where to go and what to do – read our guide to gay countdown night events.

  • Soho goes the way of the Dodo

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 4 Dec 2016

    Historic Chiang Mai gay bar has closed down. A Chiang Mai institution since 2004 we take a look at some of the history.

  • Club One Seven in November

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 6 Nov 2016

    Chiang Mai Gay Sauna and guest house, Club One Seven has lots of sexy entertainment in November with three nights of events for Loy Khratong as well as the regular naked nights

  • Halloween Queer and Scary

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 31 Oct 2016

    Scary Halloween greetings for tonights fancy dress event of the year. Checkout the special events in Chiang Mai’s scariest gay bars.

  • His Majesty King Bhumibol

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 16 Oct 2016

    Following the death of Thailand’s highly revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej on 13 October the country is going through a period of intense grief and mourning. gayinchinagmai.com offers their sincere condolences to the people of Thailand following the passing of their much loved king and father figure. We also offer some advice to visitors on things to consider during the mourning period.

  • Thai Puan and Chiang Mai’s Gay Soi 6

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 1 Sep 2016

    Thai Puan, Thailand’s gay community magazine has a great article on Chiang Mai’s ever more popular Gay Soi 6 in Issue 78

  • Political Situation

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 1 Aug 2016

    On Sunday, 7 August there is a referendum in Thailand to approve a new constitution. This article contains information and advice for visitors to Chiang Mai

  • Pandee Bar

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 26 Jul 2016

    Pandee bar will open on Chiang Mai’s gay soi 6 on 1 August 2016 at the Kalare Night Bazaar complex. See the updated gay soi 6 map

  • Thai Puan Magazine No 77

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 26 Jul 2016

    Thai Puan, Thailand’s gay community magazine has now released issue 77 in association with Desire. It includes an article about Chiang Mai’s gay saunas.

  • Ram Bar – One year Party

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 21 Jul 2016

    Chiang Mai’s friendliest and most popular gay bar, Ram bar is celebrating one year in its new location with an extravagant party on 5 August. This is an all ticket event with limited numbers so get your tiket from Ram bar now.

  • July News and Events

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 4 Jul 2016

    Latest news from gay Chiang Mai in July 2016 includes anniversary parties at Club One Seven, The Cabaret Show at Ram bar, major changes at Adams Apple and house of Male plus plenty of fun on gay Soi 6 as Secrets Bar becomes the coolest bar in town.

  • Three days of gay parties

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 28 Jun 2016

    Club One Seven gay sauna and guest house in Chiang Mai are celebrating their 6th anniversary with three days of fun gay parties and entertainment.

  • De Eva Pub And Restaurant

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 28 Jun 2016

    De Eva Pub and Restaurant are opening their doors with a grand opening party on 1st July 2016. De Eva is the refurbished new incarnation of the original Metro Bar, downstairs from Adam’s Apple Club.

  • G Bar

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 20 Jun 2016

    G Bar is a new venue in Chiang Mai, or more precisely, a previous venue, Golden Oldies, which has had a gay makeover with the addition of some cute boy staff.

  • Sexy Boys at Common Massage

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 30 May 2016

    Common Massage in Chiang Mai have some very cute and handsome massage boys working at their shop in the Santitham area. Check out this gallery of very attractive young guys who are waiting for you. If you want a gay massage there is something sexy here for everyone

  • Thai Puan Gay Magazine Issue 76

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 10 May 2016

    Issue 76 of Thai Puan, Thailand’s gay community magazine, is available to read online or in gay venues around Chang Mai.

  • Arthur – House of Male

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 1 May 2016

    Sad news: Arthur, the well known Australian owner of Chiang Mai institution the House of Male gay Sauna passed away on 24 April.

  • Songkran 2016

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 8 Apr 2016

    Songkran in Chaing Mai is 13 -15 April 2016. This article explains all about the Thai New Year water festival and some of the gay events and parties.

  • Gay events this month

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 17 Mar 2016

    In the coming week or so there are plenty of gay parties and events to entertain you, including plenty of raunchy gay sauna fun, gay superstars at Ram Bar and sexy superheros at Adam’s Apple Club.

  • Moving service – transport and delivery in Chiang Mai

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 21 Feb 2016

    Moving, delivery and transport in Chiang Mai – Handsome Khun Ice and his pick up truck are here to help 0932147596 For moving house or furniture, shopping or plants for your garden. Gardening services and extra help moving are also available

  • February – Gay Party Time

    Author: BonTong 1 Feb 2016

    February is gay party time in Chiang Mai with several bars having anniversary events and birthday celebrations plus Chinese New Year and Valentines day. There are plenty of regular party and show nights too.

  • Thai Puan Magazine – Chiang Mai

    Author: BonTong 16 Jan 2016

    Get the latest issues of Thai Puan magazine, Thailand’s best gay community magazine with lots of information and articles about gay Chiang Mai. Pick up your free copy in any Chiang Mai gay venue or read on-line.

  • Loy Khratong 2558

    Author: BonTong 24 Nov 2015

    Loy Khratong 2015 Festival in Chiang Mai. Known in northern dialect as Yee Peng this is one of Chiang Mai’s most beuatiful festivals from 24-26 November.

  • Thai Puan Magazine Issue 72

    Author: BonTong 5 Nov 2015

    Issue 72 of Thai Puan Thailand’s most popular gay community magazine is available in gay venues in Chiang Mai. Pick up your free copy or you can read it on-line.

  • Halloween

    Author: BonTong 29 Oct 2015

    Saturday night is Halloween and always a good party night in Gay Chiang Mai. Check our guide to the best parties in town

  • Club One Seven Special in October.

    Author: BonTong 11 Oct 2015

    Club One Seven Sauna is running a special student promotion for October – students enter for only 99Bt.

  • Gay Soi 6 – Map

    Author: BonTong 5 Oct 2015

    With Charoen Prathet Soi 6 at the night bazar fast becoming the new gay central in Chiang Mai, we have produced a handy map showing the location of bars in the area.

  • Thai Puan Magazine – Issue 71

    Author: BonTong 4 Oct 2015

    Issue 71 of Thai Puan, Thailand’s gay community magazine, is available in gay venues across Chiang Mai.

  • October Gay News Roundup

    Author: BonTong 2 Oct 2015

    October is here and our gay events calendar is up to date with all the regular events and parties in the coming month. Read more about the latest LGBT news from gay Chiang Mai including bars re-opening, new bars and special shows.

  • Secrets Bar Update

    Author: BonTong 19 Sep 2015

    Secrets Bar, closed since July whilst they build a brand new and smarter venue at a new location, will be re-opening soon. Construction and re-modeling are in their final stages and they hope to re-open before the end of September.

  • September events and news

    Author: BonTong 1 Sep 2015

    The Chiang Mai Gay events calendar for September 2015 is now up to date with regular and special events read the details plus all the latest news and gay bar information including Chiang Mai’s new gay Soi 6 and the effect of alcohol laws.

  • Soi 6 – the new home of gay Chiang Mai

    Author: BonTong 25 Aug 2015

    With several gay bars moving here Chareoprathet Soi 6 is fast becoming Chiang Mai’s new gay central attracting a new breed of more modern gay bar and sparking a new vibe in the Chiang Mai Gay scene

  • Ram Bar Renaissance

    Author: BonTong 5 Aug 2015

    Chiang Mai’s friendliest gay Bar Ram Bar, has re-opened at a new location near the night bazaar and close to other gay bars, three months after being forced to leave their old venue.

  • A gay August in Chiang Mai

    Author: BonTong 2 Aug 2015

    It’s August and we provide all the latest details from the gay bar scene in Chiang Mai, including what’s opened, what’s closed, what’s moving and all the latest developments down at the Night Bazaar

  • Common Massage

    Author: BonTong 31 Jul 2015

    There is a new gay massage shop recently opened in the Santitham area called Common Massage. Located on Hussadhisawee Road this new shop is convenient for visitors staying in nearby gay accommodation.

  • Gentle Hike at Huay Tung Tao Lake

    Author: BonTong 30 Jul 2015

    The next event for the Chiang Mai LGBT Group will be a gentle hike and lunch at the picturesque Huay Tung Tao Lake on Saturday 1st August 2015.

  • Secrets Bar – News Update

    Author: BonTong 26 Jul 2015

    Secrets Bar have announced that they will close at their current location on 26th July 2015. The current business has been sold and they will be re-opening a new gay venue in a location closer to the Night Bazaar in around two months time.

  • Good News – Thai Puan Magazine

    Author: BonTong 5 Jul 2015

    Thailand’s number one gay community magazine, Thai Puan has now teamed up with Bangkok magazine Desire to bring the best ever gay publication to Thailand. Issue 70 of Thai Puan for July and August 2015 is available now.

  • July update

    Author: BonTong 3 Jul 2015

    As Chiang Mai swelters under a prolonged hot season there is still life in gay Chiang Mai – Check out the events, gay parties and bar news for July 2015

  • Live Music at Soho Bar

    Author: BonTong 21 Jun 2015

    Soho Bar Chiang Mai now has live music every night with a selection of local artists providing easy listening entertainment with a variety of genres

  • Goodbye Radchada

    Author: BonTong 20 Jun 2015

    Chiang Mai’s well known Restaurant and gay Bar, Radchada Garden Cafe has closed it’s operation in Chiang Mai and is moving to Phayao. Radchada’s owner K. Note said, said, “for many years Radchada has tried hard to support the gay community in Chiang Mai, but now continuing to operate a gay orientated venue in Chiang Mai is no good.”

  • It’s June!

    Author: BonTong 2 Jun 2015

    It’s June and as the monsoon season approaches here is a round up of life in gay Chiang Mai

  • Mobile Update

    Author: BonTong 24 May 2015

    Gay in Chiang Mai has been updated with a new mobile friendly design to optimise the experience for users viewing our gay guide to Chiang Mai on their phone

  • IDAHOT – 17 May 2015

    Author: BonTong 17 May 2015

    May 17 is IDAHOT – International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Bi-phobia. In recognition of IDAHOT this article gives an overview of issues surrounding discrimination and hompohobia against gay people and LGBT in Thailand, the so called gay paradise.

  • Chiang Mai Gay Scene – May update

    Author: BonTong 8 May 2015

    All the latest news from Gay Chiang Mai for May 2015. The Songkran madness is gone and the odd thunderstorm is cooling the air. We have news of a new bar opening, whilst several other businesses have closed. The Nimman area continues its meteoric rise whilst the political situation remains stable. Find out why now is a great time to visit Gay Chiang Mai

  • Thai Puan Magazine Issue 69

    Author: BonTong 7 May 2015

    Issue 69 of Thai Puan, Thailand’s number one gay and LGBT community magazine is now available online or at gay bars in Chiang Mai. It includes maps and listings for Chiang Mai gay venues and a comprehensive article about Chiang Mai’s trendy Nimman area.

  • Rammed Out

    Author: BonTong 28 Apr 2015

    Sad news today, Ram bar is closing down as the lease on their current premises is not being renewed. Farewell party on April 29. Khun Wat is busy looking for a new location and hopes to re-open soon somewhere else.

  • Phuket Pride 2015

    Author: BonTong 19 Apr 2015

    Still in the party mood after Songkran? Escape the heat of Chiang Mai for a few days and head off to Phuket for Phuket Pride 2015 this week.

  • Happy Songkran

    Author: BonTong 13 Apr 2015

    Happy Songkran – Chiang Mai’s annual mega party is with us once again – check out where all the gay fun is going down with parties happening both day time and night time there is lots going on in gay Chiang Mai.

  • New Sexy Boy Shows

    Author: BonTong 12 Apr 2015

    Adam’s Apple Club have added some new sexy shows to their nightly repertoire. Check out the picture gallery

  • Songkran 2015

    Author: BonTong 1 Apr 2015

    Songkran is coming, with less than two weeks to go to this years week of water madness this articles gives you the lowdown on Songkran in Chiang Mai

  • Plenty of Attitude for March

    Author: BonTong 11 Mar 2015

    The March issue of Thailand’s number one gay lifestyle magazine Attitude Thailand has some great looking guys on the front cover and even more inside

  • Adam’s Apple Club – the boys’ day off

    Author: BonTong 6 Mar 2015

    The Boys from Chiang Mai’s best know gay Club, Adam’s Apple Club recently had a day out to a nearby Dam to play in the water and have fun. See the photos of these handsome guys enjoying themselves.

  • Thai Puan Magazine Issue 68

    Author: BonTong 3 Mar 2015

    Thailand’s best gay community magazine Thai Puan has just produced issue 68. Pick uo your free copy at gay venues in Chiang Mai or read it online. Lot’s of interesting articles about Chiang Mai and other cities in Thailand, plus printed gay listings and maps of gay venues.

  • It’s March!

    Author: BonTong 1 Mar 2015

    March has arrived and things are hotting up in gay Chiang Mai. Although March is one of the quieter months there is still plenty to do, find up more in our gay scene update.

  • February ends with parties

    Author: BonTong 26 Feb 2015

    As cool season draws to a close and temperatures rise in Chiang Mai, February goes out with a bang. Check out our round up of events for the end of February.

  • Monkey Club

    Author: BonTong 17 Feb 2015

    Popular gay friendly Chiang Mai night Club, Monkey Club, a pioneer of the Nimmanheaminda area club scene will close its doors this month after 15 years

  • Casa Diverso

    Author: BonTong 12 Feb 2015

    Open just over a year, Casa Diverso is a great gay owned restaurant, with a mixed clientele, located in Chiang Mai’s old city. It offers both Italian and Thai food in smart modern premises with fabulous service.

  • LGBT Group Movie Night

    Author: BonTong 8 Feb 2015

    The forth event of the Chiang Mai LGBT Social Group will be a movie night showing the highly acclaimed 2014 movie “Pride”. Set in 1984 during Britains miners strike when a group of LGBT activists support the miners. The event is on 27th February.

  • Chiang Mai Flower Festival 2558

    Author: BonTong 4 Feb 2015

    At this time of year Chiang Mai really lives up to its nickname of “Rose of The North” with the climate at its absolute best and flowers blooming everywhere ahead of the hot season. One of the highlights of Chiang Mai’s festival calendar is the Flower Festival which takes place this weekend (6-8th February 2015)

  • A Busy Weekend

    Author: BonTong 3 Feb 2015

    As January became February it was all happening in Gay Chiang Mai this weekend with parties at Ram Bar, Soho Bar, Ozeed Bar, Secrets Bar, Free Guy Club and Radchada Garden Cafe. Checkout the pictures.

  • Ozeed Bar at Night Bazaar

    Author: BonTong 30 Jan 2015

    Tonight (30 January 2015) sees the opening of a new bar in Chiang Mai’s night bazaar area. Ozeed Bar is located at the rear of the original night bazaar building, upstairs on the first floor.

  • February in Chiang Mai

    Author: BonTong 27 Jan 2015

    Next week is February and we have updated the Chiang Mai Gay Events Calendar with all the events for February 2015 This article gives a summary of what to do in February with parties, anniversaries, the flower festival and Valentines plus all the regular events.

  • David Crisp – Six Years Ago

    Author: BonTong 22 Jan 2015

    This week marks the sixth anniversary of the senseless murder of our friend and neighbour David Crisp at his home here. A musician and teacher originally from the UK David had retired to live in Chiang Mai and was well known around the gay scene.

  • Upgrading at Soho Bar

    Author: BonTong 21 Jan 2015

    Soho Bar, Restaurant and Guest House, which recently celebrated its tenth anniversary, has established itself as one of the most preferred spots for gay Chiang Mai ex-pats and tourists to socialise. They have recently upgraded their services and facilities with the introduction of a new upstairs lounge, redesigned restaurant menu and some handsome staff.

  • Cabaret at Ram Bar

    Author: BonTong 20 Jan 2015

    Starting 30 January Ram bar, one of the friendliest gay bars in Chiang Mai, will be presenting a high energy Cabaret show every Friday and Saturday night. Show Time 11 p.m.

  • Upcoming events

    Author: BonTong 17 Jan 2015

    It’s mid January 2015 and the next week has many gay events in Chiang Mai: parties at Soho Bar and Adam’s Apple Club, 17 at Club One Seven and live music at The Pub’ Sunday roast.

  • Ten years of Thai Puan

    Author: BonTong 12 Jan 2015

    Happy Anniversary to Thai Puan – Ten years of serving the gay community in Thailand. Issue 67 of Thailand’s best gay community magazine, Thai Puan is available now. The first issue for 2015 can be picked up for free at many gay venues in Chiang Mai. Or you can read it online.

  • Paedophile’s Dirty Laundry

    Author: BonTong 8 Jan 2015

    On 8 January Thai Police Region 5 held a Press Conference announcing the arrest of a pimp allegedly supplying young boys to foreign gay paedophiles in Chiang Mai. This followed the arrest last September of a US citizen.

  • Je Suis Charlie

    Author: BonTong 8 Jan 2015

    Je Suis Charlie – The world would be a much better place without religion.

  • January Attitude

    Author: BonTong 8 Jan 2015

    The January issue of gay Thailand’s best gay lifestyle magazine, Attitude (in Thai) is available now from new stands, or you can buy Attitude magazine online

  • Award Winning Websites

    Author: BonTong 5 Jan 2015

    Gay Chiang Mai Website and graphic designers Bon Tong Productions have won a prestigious award. Several other gay businesses in Chiang Mai, for whom Bon Tong have designed websites are also award winners. 2014 has been a successful year for Bon Tong and gay Chiang Mai online.

  • Shan Boys and Trafficking

    Author: The Fat Bitch 4 Jan 2015

    Trafficking is an emotive subject with many facets and implications. Sometimes, certain aspects of the issue are mis-represented by those purporting to do good, but operating with hidden agendas. This article provides photographic evidence of how some Shan Boys have been trafficked and exploited in Chiang Mai

  • 2014 – A year in Gay Chiang Mai

    Author: BonTong 1 Jan 2015

    As we welcome in 2015, Chiang Mai Gay news takes a look at what’s happened in the last year. Enjoy our month by month reminder of the more significant happenings, changes and events in Gay Chiang Mai during 2014

  • Gay Guide Updates in 2014

    Author: The Fat Bitch 29 Dec 2014

    With too many businesses chasing an ever smaller market as gay moves into the mainstream, the gay scene in Chiang Mai is always changing. There is a high turnover in businesses open and closing here and 2014 has been no exception. In this article we take a slightly bitchy look at the comings and goings of gay businesses in 2014.

  • Male Massage in Gay Chiangmai

    Author: BonTong 27 Dec 2014

    Male Massage for Men by Men in Gay Chiang Mai – This article is an update on the Chiang Mai M2M massage scene and provides our top recommendations for where to get the best of those elusive Happy Endings down at the Old Rub and Tug.

  • Christmas is coming

    Author: BonTong 21 Dec 2014

    A light hearted and irreverent look at what is going on in Gay Chiang Mai for Christmas 2015. From traditional Christmas dinner to sexy shows and gay parties.

  • Christmas Dining

    Author: BonTong 18 Dec 2014

    Where to go for your festive stuffing Its that time of year again, when Christians celebrate Christmas and the rest of us eat and drink too much just because its a good excuse. Of course, in Chiang Mai, Christmas is not a holiday but for many, old habits die hard, so here’s a few ideas […]

  • LGBT Group Update

    Author: BonTong 13 Dec 2014

    The LGBT outside interest group of Chiang Mai Ex-Pats club holds regular meetings and social events for gays and LGBT in Chiang Mai. Find out more about recent and future meetings

  • December Attitude

    Author: BonTong 11 Dec 2014

    The December issue of gay Thai lifestyle magazine Attitude (in Thai) is available now from new stands, or you can buy Attitude magazine online

  • December Bar Update

    Author: BonTong 6 Dec 2014

    Things change fast in gay Chiang Mai, especially at the start of high season and already we have more news of happenings openings and closures. Mango has opened, Metro has closed, and there are a number of special events coming up. Also, check the latest on gay businesses for sale or rent in Chiang Mai.

  • Bar Business for Rent

    Author: BonTong 5 Dec 2014

    Great opportunity for any entrepreneur wanting to run a gay focused bar business in Chiang Mai. Metro bar, downstairs from Chiang Mai’s best known gay club Adam’s Apple Club is available to rent fully equipped, furnished and ready to go.

  • Getting hot and steamy in the cool season

    Author: BonTong 3 Dec 2014

    The Sauna and bath house scene is a popular gay attraction in Thailand. It may be cool season but Chiang Mai’s two popular gay saunas, House of Male and Club One Seven are the perfect places to go and get hot, steamy and more…

  • Popular Host Bar for Sale

    Author: BonTong 2 Dec 2014

    Popular Chiang Mai Gay host bar with show, Free Guy Club is for sale. Bargain price of 1 million Baht (Approx $31,000) for this successful and well established gay business.

  • World AIDS Day

    Author: BonTong 1 Dec 2014

    World AIDS Day is held on 1 December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. In Phuket, the Phuket Loves You Club (PLU) is promoting a program promoting HIV awareness and prevention.

  • High Season Bar Update

    Author: BonTong 26 Nov 2014

    Chiang Mai Gay Bar, Gay Pub and Gay Club update for high season 2014. What’s new, what’s fun, where to go and where to meet Thai gay boys.

  • Updated Pocket Guide

    Author: BonTong 25 Nov 2014

    Our newly updated pocket guide to gay Chiang Mai has addresses for all the main gay venues in Thai. Download and print on a single page you can show to a taxi driver.

  • Gay hotels in Chiang Mai

    Author: BonTong 24 Nov 2014

    Where to stay in Chiang Mai is the most popular question asked by first time gay visitors. This article attempts to provide the latest answers for the 2014-15 high season.

  • Thai Puan Issue 66

    Author: BonTong 22 Nov 2014

    Gay Thailand’s best community magazine, Thai Puan gives you all the latest news about gay events, bars, clubs, pubs and saunas in gay Thailand. Issue 66 is available now. Pick up your free copy in most Chiang Mai gay bars, or read it online.

  • Boys from the Shan State

    Author: BonTong 21 Nov 2014

    Today is Shan New Year – Mai Soong Pee Mai Tai, as many of a our readers know many of the working boys in Chiang Mai are refugees from the Shan State. Indeed, some would say that the friendly Shan or Tai Yai boys are one of gay Chiang Mai’s best kept secrets. To celebrate the new year we have put together a photo gallery of your most favourite and sexy guys.

  • November Attitude

    Author: BonTong 10 Nov 2014

    The October issue of gay Thai lifestyle magazine Attitude (in Thai) is available now from new stands, or you can by Attitude magazine online

  • Halloween

    Author: BonTong 27 Oct 2014

    There’s nothing quite like a scary queen in an even scarier costume. Join in the Halloween fun at one of Chiang Mai’s several gay Halloween events.

  • Free Guy Club and Relax

    Author: BonTong 27 Oct 2014

    Popular go-go and host bar Free guy had been closed for a few weeks refurbishment. The grand re-opening will be on 31 October 2014. Meanwhile, an old favourite, the Relax gay karaoke and host bar has also re-opened after a makeover and change of management.

  • New LGBT Social Group in Chiang Mai

    Author: BonTong 11 Oct 2014

    A new LGBT (Lesbian Gay Bi-sexual Transgender) Social Group has been formed in Chiang Mai as an Outside Group Activity (OGA) of the Chiang Mai ex-pats club. The objectives are to foster and develop friendships among the LGBT community. The group meets fortnightly on Thusdays with the first meeting on 23rd October at Radchada Garden Cafe

  • Huapoke at Adam’s Apple Club

    Author: BonTong 11 Oct 2014

    Last week Adam’s Apple Club, Chiang Mai’s best known gay bar and go-go show hosted a highly successful Huapoke (Lady boy) contest. Check out the pictures from this fun and popular event.

  • Attitude for October

    Author: BonTong 9 Oct 2014

    The October issue of gay Thai lifestyle magazine Attitude (in Thai) is available now from new stands, or you can by Attitude magazine online

  • Thai Puan – Issue 65

    Author: BonTong 20 Sep 2014

    Issue no 65 of Thai Puan, gay Thailand’s favourite community magazine is now available. Pick up your free copy at Radchada Garden Cafe or other gay bars and venues in Chiang Mai.

  • More Attitude

    Author: BonTong 9 Sep 2014

    Thailand’s best known gay lifestyle magazine If you haven’t seen them yet check out the latest issues of Attitude Magazine. The Thai version of the hit UK magazine has become Thailand’s most successful gay male lifestyle magazine. And, just looking at the front covers for the August and September issues you can see why? Seems […]

  • R & A Bar – Santitham

    Author: BonTong 4 Sep 2014

    R & A Bar is a fun new gay owned and gay friendly bar in Chiang Mai’s Santitham Plaza lively bar and entertainment complex in Chang Puek district. It is owned by khun Run (Former manager at Soho Bar) and his partner. It is only a short walk from Sabbai Dee Santitham restaurant too.

  • Santitham Re-awakens

    Author: BonTong 26 Aug 2014

    Santitham is an area of Chiang Mai popular for both gay and non-gay night-life and entertainment. Now the students are back, the bars, restaurants, clubs and live music venues are all busy. Read out update including some new gay owned bars.

  • Adam’s Apple Club’s Sexy Boys

    Author: BonTong 15 Aug 2014

    The sexy go-go boys from Adam’s Apple Club Chiang Mai had a day out at the lake. See them running around shirtless enjoying a game of football.

  • Pocket Guide to Gay Chiang Mai

    Author: BonTong 15 Aug 2014

    The latest version of our pocket guide to gay Chiang Mai is now available to download – with addresses in Thai for a taxi to get to any gay venue in town.

  • It’s August and it’s raining!

    Author: BonTong 11 Aug 2014

    It’s that time of year again in Chiang Mai, rainy season! After an above average rainfall in July we’re now in August, usually one of the wettest months. Time then for a quick update on life in gay Chiang Mai, and where to go on a rainy night.

  • Attitude Thailand

    Author: BonTong 28 Jul 2014

    Attitude Thailand is Thailand’s top gay lifestyle glossy magazine and the Thai language spin off of successful British gay lifestyle magazine Attitude, with news, interviews and travel guides.

  • David Sampson – RIP

    Author: BonTong 23 Jul 2014

    RIP David Sampson, owner Compass and formerly West restaurants in Chiang Mai. David passed away peacefully this morning in Australia. He will be sadly missed by many in Chiang Mai’s gay ex-pats community.

  • Thai Puan – Issue 64

    Author: BonTong 7 Jul 2014

    Thailand’s favourite gay community magazine Thai Puan now has issue 64 available in gay bars across Chiang Mai. Be sure to pick up your free copy; with the eye-catching Mr Pong as the “Jungle Boy” on the front cover it’s easy to spot Thai Puan.

  • Secrets Bar – New Website

    Author: BonTong 5 Jul 2014

    Popular Chiang Mai Gay bar – Secrets bar has a new website: Secrets Bar Chiang Mai www.secretsbarcnx.com The website, designed by Gay website design specialists Bon Tong Productions, features a slideshow of images from Secrets Bar, as well as information and location maps. Secrets Bar has enjoyed a renaissance since moving to a new central […]

  • Become part of the success story

    Author: BonTong 1 Jul 2014

    Join Chiang Mai’s most successful gay businesses Chiang Mai’s most successful gay businesses have flourished because they understand how to attract customers. In this modern age of technology a strong web presence is vital to any gay business. Moreover, it is not just a good website alone that matters, but how it is marketed and […]

  • Club One Seven 4th Anniversary parties

    Author: BonTong 28 Jun 2014

    Gay sauna and Guest House – 4th Anniversary Club One Seven Chiang Mai will be celebrating four years of successful business next month, with two special parties on 16 and 17 July. The Pre-Cum Party The fun starts on July 16th with a “Precum Party” where guests can wear their favorite sexy underwear. The Club […]

  • June 23 – This weeks events

    Author: BonTong 23 Jun 2014

    It may be low season but it’s still busy in Chiang Mai with quite a few things happening this week. Monday 23 June Pizza Night at Radchada Garden Café 30% off all Pizzas from 5 p.m. (not takeaway) Tuesday 24 June Buddy Night at House of Male Go with a friend, two enter for the […]

  • A Busy Weekend in June

    Author: BonTong 20 Jun 2014

    Although, with the effects of the curfew, the city has been quieter than usual over the last few weeks, there is certainly a lot happening this weekend at various gay venues.

  • Pizza Night Special at Radchada

    Author: BonTong 19 Jun 2014

    30% off all Pizzas every Monday Night By popular demand Radchada’s regular Monday night promotion is back on. This once busy night at Radchada Garden Café is coming back. Khun Note from Radchada told us, “as many people know I have had some health issues in the last year and it was very difficult to […]

  • Soho Bar is hiring

    Author: BonTong 19 Jun 2014

    Soho Bar are looking for staff Soho Bar is seeking bar staff. Applicants must be Thai gay male, and over 20 years old. Applicant must be English speaking, friendly, smiling, and loves to talk. We are seeking someone who loves people, loves to dance and hates sitting down. Pay depends on experience. This position pays […]

  • Say Happy birthday to Ert at Ram Bar

    Author: BonTong 19 Jun 2014

    Friday 22 June If you’ve ever been to Ram Bar you will know what a lovely guy Khun Ert is. And if you haven’t met him, what are you waiting for? Get along to Ram Bar tomorrow night and enjoy the Party. For other parties and regular events in gay Chiang Mai don’t forget to […]

  • Gay Chiangmai after the Curfew

    Author: BonTong 16 Jun 2014

    Chiang Mai’s gay bars head towards normality Finally, at the end of last week, the Thai government lifted the midnight curfew that had been in place for more than three weeks since 22nd May, after the military takeover. This meant the city was again able to return to some sort of normality, including Chiang Mai’s […]

  • Bon Tong Productions – Website Design

    Author: BonTong 12 Jun 2014

    New Super Gay advert This is the latest new advert for gay website design specialists Bon Tong Productions

  • Northern Thai Food

    Author: BonTong 11 Jun 2014

    Northern Thai food Lanna Style at Radchada Starting from today Radchada Garden Café is expanding its menu to include a selection of Lanna Thai style Northern Food in keeping with their surroundings. Choices include several classic items including the popular Chiang Mai Sausage (Sai Ua) and Burmese Pork Curry (Geang Hang Ley). They are also […]

  • Gay Homestay

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 1 Jun 2014

    If you are looking for somewhere a little bit different to stay in Chiang Mai you might like to consider a homestay. Friendly gay couple David (British) and Kim (Thai) have recently opened up there home in one of Chiang Mai;s rural suburbs to do just that. Their detached house with it’s own gardens is […]

  • Ram Bar Entertains

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 1 Jun 2014

    Ram Bar will be presenting live music and free cheese cocktail every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 8.00 pm with a special show at 11.00 pm. You can order food from The Edge Restaurant and get 10% discount or order Thai foood from Ram Bar. Come to join us and having fun together at Ram […]

  • Gay in Chiang Mai – New Website

    Author: BonTong 30 May 2014

    It’s been a long time in the conceiving and planning but finally the design team at Bon Tong Productions have unveiled a completely new website design for www.gayinchiangmai.com The new design throws out the old time worn theme that was first started in 2007 and replaces it with a brand new WordPress theme which has […]

  • Chiang Mai – Coups, Soldiers and Parties

    Author: BonTong 29 May 2014

    Coup Situation Update It has now been a week since the Thai Military took control of the government and, much to the relief of many gay businesses, the curfew restrictions have been relaxed but not yet removed. After six days of a 10 p.m. curfew, last night this was changed with the new curfew hours […]

  • A very Thai Coup

    Author: BonTong 24 May 2014

    Thailand update – May 2014 Just last week we wrote an update on Chiang Mai for May, which had already been a newsworthy month. First there was the earth quake, then the removal of Thailand’s Prime Minister by the judiciary. Since then, more dramatic news. Firstly we had the imposition of Martial Law by the […]

  • Chiang Mai May Update – Earthquakes and all

    Author: BonTong 19 May 2014

    The May Holidays It’s already more than a month since Songkran, and the May holiday season is finally over along with the gay party week. The faithful got another good soaking with last Tuesday’s full moon when they took the annual night time walk up Doi Suteph mountain to celebrate Visakha Bucha Day, one of […]

  • Orion Bar

    Author: BonTong 18 May 2014

    Since Khun Mai took over Orion Bar a few months ago he has firmly established it as one of the more favoured places for gays to socialise in Chiang Mai. Following their grand opening party earlier this month Khun Mai has changed the layout of the bar to make it even more homely. Check out […]

  • IDAHOT International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

    Author: BonTong 17 May 2014

    IDAHOT – May 17 2014 Since 2005, May 17 has been dedicated to the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT), marking the day in 1990 when the World Health Organization removed homosexuality from its list of mental disorders. It constitutes an annual landmark to draw the attention of decision makers, the media, the public, […]

  • Website Design Promotion

    Author: BonTong 15 May 2014

    Get your gay website www.your-gay-website.com – Get your new website with Bon Tong Productions For more information contact Bon Tong Productions at www.bontong.com Website Design by Bon Tong Productions – Terms and Conditions apply to special offer.

  • New Website Design for Radchada Garden Café

    Author: BonTong 6 May 2014

    Radchada Garden Cafe has a brand new wesbite showing off their great location with plenty of pictures and some smart graphic designs. Go check it out: www.radchada-cafe.com/ The website was designed by the team behind gay website designers Bon Tong Productions:

  • Updated Pocket Guide to gay Chiang Mai

    Author: BonTong 6 May 2014

    Gay Chiang Mai made easy Our pocket guide to gay Chiang Mai has proved to be a popular resource for gay visitors to the city and has just been updated. Our guide provides a single page guide to Chaiang Mai’s gay venues which can be downloaded and printed. It includes addresses in Thai with phone […]

  • Thai Puan Issue 63

    Author: BonTong 5 May 2014

    Issue 63 of Thailand’s favourite gay community magazine Thai Puan is available now in bars and gay venues throughout Chiang Mai. In this month’s issue David Edwards extols the virtues of Chiang Mai as place to live (Chiang Mai – Tourist Destination or a place to call home? – Issue 63 Page 52). The articles […]

  • May Gay Party week

    Author: BonTong 4 May 2014

    It’s all happening this week in Gay Chiang Mai May has arrived and we can leave the heat of April behind as finally the summer shower season has started to cool things down in Chiang Mai. Meanwhile, after the doldrums of March and April, the gay scene is starting to come alive again as many […]

  • Luxury Gay Guest House For Sale

    Author: BonTong 22 Apr 2014

    Gay Guest House – Great opportunity in Chiang Mai A rare occasion to acquire a high end gay guest house property and business in Chiang Mai, that caters to a discerning gay clientèle of affluent independent travellers. This outstandingly refurbished, modern five bedroom property is in an excellent location and is offered for sale freehold. […]

  • Phuket Pride 2014 Starts Today

    Author: BonTong 20 Apr 2014

    Gay Pride in Phuket 20-27 April 2014 The largest gay festival in Asia, Phuket Pride kicks off tonight with their first event, a Pool Party at CC’s Hideaway. The festival runs until next Sunday when it concludes with the Grand Pride Parade and a Tea Dance in Patong’s paradise soi. Read the full events schedule […]

  • Secrets Bar and CU Bar have moved

    Author: BonTong 17 Apr 2014

    Secrets Bar and CU bar have moved to a new location on the moat effective 1 April. Read the full story: Night Bazaar – End of an Era

  • It’s Songkran – Happy New Year

    Author: BonTong 12 Apr 2014

    Sawatdee Pi Mai Whilst the official dates for the Songkran New Year Water Festival are 13-15 April, in Chiang Mai the unofficial start is today 12th April. HAPPY NEW YEAR! Chiang Mai Gay Songkran Here’s a few things going on over Songkran that you might be interested in. Soho Bar Starting today until 15 April […]

  • Radchada Garden Café – Songkran

    Author: BonTong 4 Apr 2014

    Radchada Update As some of our friends may know, the last 9 months at Radchada Garden Café have not been so easy with our friend Khun Note having had to contend with some serious medical issues. This has meant the Café has frequently been closed and has been operating under difficult circumstances. After several recent […]

  • Songkran – The cultural side

    Author: BonTong 3 Apr 2014

    Songkran “Prapeni Pi Mai Mueang Chiang Mai” In an earlier article we talked about the party side of Songkran, Thailand’s traditional New Year celebrations. But don’t forget the festival has many cultural aspects and traditions too. This article on the TAT website Prapeni Pi Mai Mueang Chiang Mai As well as the water festival, people […]

  • Ram Bar closed for holiday

    Author: BonTong 2 Apr 2014

    Ram Bar Closed for Holiday Ram Bar will be closed fro staff holiday from 17-21 April 2014

  • Thank You

    Author: BonTong 2 Apr 2014

    Web site visitors up more than 40% on last year Unique visits to our website about gay Chiang Mai: www.gayinchiangmai.com are up over 40% on the previous year. Unique visits to www.gayinchiangmai.com were up 41% whilst unique visits to www.radchada.com were up over 25%. www.radchada.com also enjoyed an increase in page views of 41%. Meanwhile, […]

  • Gay Guide Updates – April 2014

    Author: BonTong 1 Apr 2014

    Moving, Closing, Reopening and Refurbishment Quite a few recent updates to our Gay Guide to Chiang Mai in recent days and weeks. Here is a summary Moved: Secrets Bar and CU Bar Effective 1 April 2014 Secrets Bar and CU Bar have moved to a new location on the moat. Read More: Night Bazaar – […]

  • Songkran 2014

    Author: BonTong 30 Mar 2014

    Songkran Water Festival Two weeks from today will be the first day of Songkran, Thailand’s mad New Year water festival celebrations. Every year, for a hot week in April, Thailand’s northern city of Chiang Mai undergoes it’s metamorphosis from laid back garden city to the full blown party capital of Thailand. The city has become […]

  • Night Bazaar – End of an Era

    Author: BonTong 29 Mar 2014

    Secrets Bar and CU Bar are moving After weeks of uncertainty the news finally came in the last week that the leases for the bars at the Night Bazaar would not be renewed. Furthermore, the remaining businesses there have been given virtually no notice of the impending closure which will take effect at the end […]

  • Late night fun refurbished

    Author: BonTong 28 Mar 2014

    The Late Night Scene is where Gay is happening in Chiangmai Whilst for many gay foreigners visiting and living in Chiang Mai, the gay scene revolves around the usual few western orientated bars and restaurants, there is a much bigger Thai late night scene with which few foreigners seem to engage. These are the real […]

  • Happy Birthday Khun Note

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 23 Mar 2014

    It is our colleague Khun Note’s birthday today so we’d just like to wish him a very Happy Birthday. As many of you will know, Note has had a particularly challenging year. It’s great to see him back in Chiang Mai looking so well.

  • Phuket Pride 2014

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 21 Mar 2014

    Phuket Pride Gay Festival – Coming Soon It’s now just a month to one of the most popular gay Pride events in Asia – Phuket Pride 2014 runs from Sunday 20th to Sunday 27th April 2014. For full details visit the Phuket Pride 2014 Website With events being run all over Phuket which are open […]

  • Gay Friendly Real Estate – BPB Property Chiang Mai

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 12 Mar 2014

    Buy or Sell Property in Chiang Mai If you are looking to buy or sell property in Chaing Mai, BPB Property, our new gay friendly real estate partner is the place to go. The sales team at BPB property have years of experience in the Chiang Mai real estate market and can provide you great […]

  • Thai Puan – Gay Community Magazine Issue 62

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 12 Mar 2014

    March 2014 The March 2014 issue N0 62 of Thai Puan – Thailand’s gay community magazine – is now available in gay bars and venues throughout Chiang Mai. You can also read Thai Puan online: Thai Puan has also overhauled their website with a smart new magazine style look and lots of great information about […]

  • Upcoming Gay Events – March

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 11 Mar 2014

    March is a quiet month as the temperature rises and the smokey season kicks in many people leave town for a few weeks before returning for the Songkran festivities in mid April. Although there are some who delay beyond that just to avoid Songkran too! However, there are still a few things happening in Gay […]

  • Orion Bar

    Author: BonTong 6 Mar 2014

    It’s always nice to report on new places to go in Chiang Mai, especially when they are fun places such as Orion Bar. Although, not exactly new – Orion has been around for a while, and always been gay friendly, it took on a new lease of life about a month ago when the current […]

  • Ram Bar – New Website

    Author: BonTong 5 Mar 2014

    Chaing Mai’s friendliest Gay bar – Ram bar have a new website. Go check it out at www.rambarchiangmai.com In the two years since they opened, handsome Mr Wat and his equally adorable staff have grown Ram bar into one of the most fun places for gay people in Chiang Mai to enjoy a drink and […]

  • More than Just a Fluke

    Author: BonTong 1 Mar 2014

    It might not have got any Oscar nominations, but gay themed Thai film พี่ชาย (Pi Chai) or English title My Bromance has been creating a lot of attention since its nationwide cinema release on 20 February. Flimed entirely in Chiang Mai, the film marks the directorial feature film debut for 28 year old Chiang Mai […]

  • Five Years Ago Today – The last Gay Pride

    Author: BonTong 21 Feb 2014

    21 February 2009 is the day Chiang Mai was disgracefully brought to the attention of the world, not because of its seven hundred year history, Lanna architecture, cultural heritage, temples, natural beauty and fabulous people, but because of a small intolerant minority with a political agenda. 21 February is now the day to remember violence […]

  • Valentines Day

    Author: BonTong 9 Feb 2014

    14th February, Valentines Day is fast approaching and is set to be an interesting affair in Chiang Mai. 14th February this year falls on the full moon and one of the most important festivals in the Buddhist calendar, Makha Bucha and a public holiday. As with all major Buddha days, Buddhist’s refrain from consuming alcohol. […]

  • Bird of Paradise

    Author: BonTong 8 Feb 2014

    One of the nice things about Chiang Mai is that it’s still a city full of hidden surprises. One such little gem, tucked away in the back-streets of Chang Puek district, not so far from Chiang Mai University is Bird of Paradise Restaurant. Bird of Paradise opened in the middle of 2013 and has already […]

  • Fire Men at See Man Pub

    Author: BonTong 3 Feb 2014

    Firemen get their hoses out at See Man Pub The thought of macho fireman or police uniforms in a gay club conjures up some interesting homo erotic fantasies and is an often used club show skit. Sadly this afternoon at Chiang Mai’s well known See Man Pub the presence of the emergency services was all […]

  • Chiang Mai – Everything is fine in paradise

    Author: BonTong 26 Jan 2014

    Political instability? Not in Chiang Mai Given the international media coverage of Thailand’s political crisis, events in Bangkok over the last few months, and the plentiful travel warnings from foreign governments, it is hardly surprising many people are thinking twice about visiting Thailand this year.  But, they may be missing a trick. Here in Chiang […]

  • Up Coming Events

    Author: BonTong 23 Jan 2014

    Maya Lifestyle Shopping Center Today heralds a major milestone for Chiang Mai with the opening of the much vaunted Maya Lifestyle Shopping Center. Unlike several other recent openings, Central Festival and Promenanda outside the city on the eastern side of the superhighway, Maya is slap bang in the centre of the cosmopolitan city area around […]

  • David Crisp – Five years on

    Author: BonTong 21 Jan 2014

    A Gay Community in Shock Unbelievably, its now five years since the event that rocked Chiang Mai’s gay farang community perhaps more than any other in recent memory. Popular gay ex-pat and talented musician David Crisp was brutally murdered in his home by three hill tribe bar boys he’d befriended. After bludgeoning him to death […]

  • Thai Puan – White Elephants and Go-Go Boys.

    Author: BonTong 20 Jan 2014

    Thai Puan, Thailand’s best gay community magazine has its latest issue out now. You can pick up your free copy in any of Chiang Mai’s gay venues, or read it online below. The cover for this issue certainly lives up to its title of making a splash! If you want to know about Chang Mai’s […]

  • Gay Bar and Club for Sale

    Author: BonTong 15 Jan 2014

    Prestigious Gay Bar and Club in Chiang Mai BUSINESS FOR SALE IN CHIANG MAI A unique opportunity for a gay entrepreneur to acquire one of Chiang Mai’s premier male entertainment businesses This established, well run and successful business is Located in Chiang Mai’s main gay district of Chang Puek. The business is fully licensed for […]

  • Gay Happy New Year

    Author: BonTong 30 Dec 2013

    Tomorrow is New Year! Check out our updated list of where to go and party for a Gay New year in Chiang Mai. Some up and coming New Year Events. Let us know if you are hosting a Gay New year event and we’ll add it to our calendar. New Year At Radchada Boys like […]

  • Thai Puan Magazine – Issue 60

    Author: BonTong 24 Dec 2013

    Thailand Gay community Magazine Thai Puan Read issue 60 online. This issue includes a great article entitled 21st Century Chiang Mai telling the story of how rapidly Chiang Mai is changing with New Malls springing up everywhere.

  • Seasons Greetings

    Author: BonTong 24 Dec 2013

    “Tai Leng” – Will your wish come true? Handsome Tai Yai guys from the Shan State courtesyAdam’s Apple Club Chiang Mai   Seasons greetings to all our readers from: Radchada Garden Café and Bon Tong Productions Come and celebrate the New Year at Radchada Garden Café’s New Year Party – All welcome.

  • Dreaming of a white Christmas?

    Author: BonTong 21 Dec 2013

    The cool season has certainly arrived with a vengeance in Chiang Mai over the last week. Many ex-pats who’ve been here a while are saying this is the coldest they can remember. The situation has been made worse by unusually brisk winds earlier in the week. Of course, for many used to winters in the […]

  • Pictures from Ram Bar Christmas Party

    Author: BonTong 21 Dec 2013

    Ram Bar Christmas Party Last night was Ram bar’s Christmas party with Marcus and Zee boys. You can see the pics on line from the event at City Now website – Ram Bar Christmas Party

  • Christmas is coming

    Author: BonTong 19 Dec 2013

    Gay Christmas in Chiang Mai Yep, it’s now less than a week away so here’s our quick review of events parties, where to stuff yourselves and even where to get someone to stuff you 🙂  For full details see our Gay Chiang Mai Events Calendar. So far, the number of gay parties announced seems less […]

  • It’s not Christmas – Party at Radchada Café

    Author: BonTong 18 Dec 2013

    Monday 23 December 2013 It’s Not Christmas Party Free Curry Buffet Ahead of the Christmas Festive celebrations Radchada Garden Cafe will be having a less festive and all together more Thai celebration. Join Khun Note and the Gang on Monday 23rd December for a little merry making including a free curry buffet. Next year Radchada […]

  • Where did all the Nice Boys Go

    Author: BonTong 17 Dec 2013

    Chiang Mai City News Read Bon Tong’s article on Chiang Mai City news about the development of the gay scene in Chiang Mai over the last decade or so. “Where did all the Nice Boys go” CityNews – Years ago, one of the big attractions of Chiang Mai was the relaxed gay lifestyle, and gay […]

  • The Edge

    Author: BonTong 15 Dec 2013

    This week The Edge, a new and much hyped gay owned eatery on the Ping river finally opened its doors, or rather gates since its outdoors. Waxing lyrically as usual, in this month’s out in Thailand magazine, James Barnes described the Edge as, “Chiang Mai’s newest and most exciting eatery”. He gushes on to suggest […]

  • Gay Website Design in Chiang Mai

    Author: BonTong 14 Dec 2013

    Websites that understand gay business As well as producing this website Bon Tong Productions are responsible for several other gay websites. If you run a gay business and need a website contact Bon Tong Production for more information. Design services include website design, web programming, content management systems (WordPress and Joomla) website implementation, and website […]

  • Christmas is coming

    Author: BonTong 10 Dec 2013

    Chiang Mai Gay Parties for Christmas It’s that time of the year again and, with only two weeks until Christmas the party announcements are starting to arrive. Loads of places doing special Christmas food of course, we’ll try to provide a listing in the next few days. Meanwhile the first couple of gay events have […]

  • Whatever Happened to…. Part 2

    Author: BonTong 9 Dec 2013

    Down at the Night Bazaar A walk down memory lane Some while back we started an occasional series of articles called “what happened to” reflecting on places and personalities from gay Chiang Mai of years gone by (read: “whatever happened to part 1 and other gay Chiang Mai history”). Despite having accumulated a wealth of […]

  • Happy birthday to His Majesty The King

    Author: BonTong 5 Dec 2013

    Wishing his Majesty the King of Thailand a very happy birthday and good health. The Kings Birthday 5 December is a major public holiday to celebrate the birthday of Thailand’s highly revered King, His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world’s longest reigning monarch. Known in Thai as ‘Wan Chalerm’, the occasion is marked by an […]

  • December 1st – World AIDS Day

    Author: BonTong 1 Dec 2013

    Getting to zero new infections According to UNAIDS in 2012, there were 35.3 million people living with HIV worldwide. Since the start of the epidemic around 75 million have become infected with HIV. Whilst new HIV infections have fallen by 33% since 2001 there is no room for complacency and there is an ongoing war […]

  • LGBT – Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Day in Chiang Mai

    Author: BonTong 30 Nov 2013

    “Our Rights Our voices” Love without frontiers “Our Rights Our voices” Love without frontiers was the theme of an event held yesterday (29 November) at Thapae Gate supporting LGBT and sexual diversity. The event was organised by the Rainbow Sky Organisation of Thailand and M Plus Foundation was in support of the campaign for a […]

  • Happy Thanks Giving

    Author: BonTong 28 Nov 2013

    Today is America’s thanks giving day: best wishes and a Happy Thanks Giving to all our American friends. Time to enjoy the Turkey!!! Thanks Giving at Soho On Thursday 28th November Soho Bar will be having a family Thanksgiving dinner. Get down there and enjoy the party. More details… Or if you fancy the English […]

  • The Beauty Hunter

    Author: BonTong 24 Nov 2013

    Deejohn has a great selection of Asian Males It’s great to see our old friend Deejohn being active online with his blog The Beauty Hunter. If you like beautiful Asian males go take a look at the photographs he has collected for you enjoyment. http://deejohn-thebeautyhunter.blogspot.co.uk/ One of many great images on The Beauty Hunter

  • Sawatdee Gay Thailand becomes Sawatdee Network

    Author: BonTong 23 Nov 2013

    Popular gay Thailand forum site Sawatdee Gay Thailand has become Sawatdee Network: sawatdeenetwork.com The new site has a completely different look and few as well as a whole new WordPress portal offering stacks of new features and several blogs. The forums provide a great chance to interchange views about gay Thailand and other issues with […]

  • Thai Puan – Thai Gay Community Magazine

    Author: BonTong 22 Nov 2013

    Issue No 59 of Thai Puan Magazine is available in gay bars across Chiang Mai including listings and maps of all the best places to go. Or you can read it online here: This issue includes an overview of the Chiang Mai gay scene by David Edwards (starts page 56) which describes the different sectors […]

  • Club One Seven Gay Sauna

    Author: BonTong 21 Nov 2013

    Club One Seven Chiang Mai Club One Seven gay Sauna and Guest House in Chiang Mai have a number of special promotions and theme nights every day. Read below for details of their themes and special offers. 7, 17 and 27 of every month are their extremely popular special party nights. Check out our Chiang […]

  • Follow Gay Chiang Mai on Social Media

    Author: BonTong 19 Nov 2013

    Like Us on Facebook As well as our news site you can follow us on facebook for all the latest updates from Gay Chiang Mai www.facebook.com/ChiangMaiGay Google +1

  • On The Edge and RAM Bar has talent

    Author: BonTong 18 Nov 2013

    The Edge Restaurant Last night, with the full moon of Loy Khratong, Chiang Mai saw the opening party for a new restaurant in the perfect location for watching the Loy Khratong festival. The Edge is situated right on the banks of the Ping River within the grounds of The River House Gay Massage. According to […]

  • Radchada Gallery

    Author: BonTong 16 Nov 2013

    Radchada Garden Café A few random pictures of Radchada Garden Café and some of the Radchada boys. Radchada Garden Cafe is a boutique café located in a Lanna Style teak wood mansion hidden in a tranquil garden oasis in the Santitham area of Chiang Mai. Gay owned and extremely gay friendly. Radchada Garden Café Gay […]

  • Yee Peng – Bring an umbrella

    Author: BonTong 15 Nov 2013

    Weather Warning Like last year, where the Yee Peng – Loy Khratong parades narrowly escaped a dousing which hit other parts of Chiang Mai, the government’s Meteorological Department has issued a weather warning for this weekend from 15- 17 November due to a tropical depression passing across the country. For Chiang Mai the chance of […]

  • Play Safe for Loy Khratong

    Author: BonTong 15 Nov 2013

    Loy Khratong is one of the most beautiful festivals in Thailand, but also the noisiest and most dangerous (apart from the Songkran Road Kill). The often indiscriminate throwing and misuse of fireworks will no doubt lead to some deaths and serious injuries as it does every year. The authorities so called crackdowns launched every year […]

  • Loy Khratong – Events Overview

    Author: BonTong 13 Nov 2013

    Gay events in Chiang Mai for Loy Khratong It’s a big week coming up in Gay Chiang Mai – Loy Khratong or Yee Peng is here. As well as your sexiest designer costumes, don’t forget to get the Khratongs ready, Khom Loys on standby and a great selection of fireworks. Remember, you’re nobody if you […]

  • Soho are hiring

    Author: BonTong 12 Nov 2013

    Soho Bar and Guesthouse is seeking day time staff; hours are from 8: AM to 4: PM Sunday through Thursday. Job Requirements: -English speaking Thai national -21 years or older -Basic computer skills -Must be able to climb stairs to inspect rooms -Must be a morning person -Dress appropriately -Basic bartending and customer service skills. […]

  • November News Letter (Loy Khratong)

    Author: BonTong 11 Nov 2013

    We’ve just sent out the Loy Khratong edition of our Gay in Chiang Mai Newsletter, which you should have received if you are on our mailing list. If you don’t subscribe you can still read it online here To keep people in touch with what’s going on in Chiang Mai we send out our newsletter […]

  • News Update – November 2013

    Author: BonTong 9 Nov 2013

    Gay Happenings in Chiang Mai After what has seemed like an interminable rainy season this year, the last week has finally seen the arrival of blue skies and cool evenings in Chiang Mai. Barring any marginal effects from Typhoon Haiyan and the odd evening thunderstorm, the weather should remain nice and settled for the upcoming […]

  • Yee Peng Festival 2013

    Author: BonTong 6 Nov 2013

    Loy Khratong Festival – Chiang Mai 2013 Loy Krathong, or Yee Peng as it’s called in Northern Thailand is Chiang mai’s second biggest festival after the Thai New Year festival of Song Kran in April. Yeepeng lasts over several days and is a lunar festival with the main day falling on the full moon night […]

  • Monthly Magazines

    Author: BonTong 5 Nov 2013

    Your free copies available now Your favourite Monthly magazines Thai Puan and out-in-Thailand are now available in gay bars across Chiang Mai. Don’t forget to pick up your free copies of this month’s editions. Thai Puan Thai Puan has a wealth of gay information for visitors to Thailand in English and in Thai. This issue […]

  • Where to stay in Chiang Mai

    Author: BonTong 4 Nov 2013

    Staying gay in Chiang Mai 2013 One of the most frequent questions we get asked about Chiang Mai by gay visitors, is where to stay. Whilst the simplest answer is check out the accommodation section in our gay guide to Chiang Mai, the question deserves a more in depth response as there are different options […]

  • Finding Cock in Chiang Mai

    Author: BonTong 28 Oct 2013

    Guide to the best Cocks in Chiang Mai We know this is always a popular question among gay men and one all gay visitors to Chiang Mai want to know the answer to. So we thought it was time to let our readers into a secret that is known only to savvy Chiang Mai residents. […]

  • Club One Seven Chiang Mai – Gay Sauna

    Author: BonTong 25 Oct 2013

    Popular Gay Sauna and Guest House has a new website Chiang Mai’s popular gay sauna and beautiful guesthouse, Club One Seven have a new website www.clubonesevenchiangmai.com The new website includes full details of Club One Seven’s Sauna facilities, gym, pool, massage, and guesthouse including an online reservation facility. Situated in a stunningly peaceful location on […]

  • Latest Pocket Guide to Gay Chiang Mai

    Author: BonTong 24 Oct 2013

    Indispensable tool for finding fun in gay Chiang Mai Ahead of the coming high season we are pleased to announce a newly updated edition of Radchada’s popular quick reference guide to Chiang Mai. It contains listings of all Chiang Mai’s gay venues: bars clubs, pubs, massage, sauna, go-go, disco, restaurants and accommodation on a single […]

  • Adam’s Apple Club

    Author: BonTong 23 Oct 2013

    Go-Go boy update Chiang Mai’s original and best known Gay Bar, Adam’s Apple Club continues to be one of the city’s most popular attractions for visitors and residents alike. They have recently updated their website with more pictures of some of the most good looking and attractive young male bodies you will find in Northern […]

  • Halloween is coming

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 22 Oct 2013

    It’s just over a week to go to the end of October and that means Halloween. The time when gay ghouls and ghosts put on their scariest costumes and creep out of the closet (or perhaps that’s just every Saturday night in any gay club 🙂 ). As usual here in Chiang Mai several venues […]

  • Cruising Plus – Chiang Mai’s latest Gay Sauna

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 14 Oct 2013

    New gay Sauna in Chiang Mai Last week saw the opening of the first new gay venue in Chiang Mai for some time. Cruising Plus is Chiangmai’s newest gay sauna and will prove a great addition to the scene, especially as it offers all night opening at weekends which is not currently an option elsewhere. […]

  • Party Time

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 13 Oct 2013

    After a very quiet and wet raining season things are starting to dry out and liven up in Chiang Mai. Upcoming tomorrow night is the first event for a while at Ram bar: Sexy Legs at RAM Bar On 14 October 2013 Ram Bar is having the sexy legs night. Watch and Choose your favourites […]

  • Soho Bar – The Shauna Pugh Story

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 4 Sep 2013

    This month’s City Life Magazine has an article about the co-owner of Chiang Mai’s Soho Bar – Born Twice: The Shauna Pugh Story It is a very interesting read about Shauna’s life and its challenges. Soho Bar is one of Chiang Mai’s longest established actual gay bars providing a convivial meeting place for ex-pats, and […]

  • Radchada Garden Cafe

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 2 Sep 2013

    Our friend K. Note at Radchada Garden Cafe has not been so well recently and informs us Radchada will be closed today (Monday 2 September) and tomorrow (Tuesday) re-opening Wednesday 4 September. This means there will be no Pizza Night tonight for which Note asks that we pass on his apologies. We know Note has […]

  • Radchada Garden Cafe

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 22 Jul 2013

    Khun Note from Radchada Garden Cafe has informed us they will be closed for the Buddhist holidays tomorrow and Tuesday (Monday 22 and Tuesday 23 July 2013)

  • July Gay Chiang Mai Roundup

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 15 Jul 2013

    Despite it being slow during the rainy season there are still plenty of things happening in Gay Chiang Mai. This week sees two events; on Wednesday seventeenth. Firstly, the Three Year Anniversary Party of Club One Seven takes place. Secondly the opening of a new gay owned restaurant and bar, So Be It, at the […]

  • Thai Puan – Gay Community Magazine

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 14 Jul 2013

    The July 2013 issue of Thai Puan, the leading gay community magazine, is now available in Gay venues and bars throughout Chiang Mai. Don’t forget to pick up your free copy. Or you can read it on line. In this issue, Thai Puan’s David Edwards highlights the topic so many are talking about in his […]

  • Out in Thailand – July 2013

    Author: Gay Chiangmai 7 Jul 2013