Chiang Mai Gay Travel
Chiang Mai is a must for all first-time Thailand travelers. With these Chiang Mai gay travel suggestions, you’ll surely find the best gay bars, elephant parks and cozy hostels.
The Gay Travel Experience: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Gay Chiang Mai: Where to Stay
I stayed at the Counting Sheeps Hostel in Chiang Mai and it was wonderful. I didn’t look for luxury accommodations because I was more interested in meeting with some other travelers in a communal setting. There was still plenty of privacy though. Go check out Counting Sheeps Hostel if you are not looking for a traditional hotel and you can handle some shared spaces.
Gay Chiang Mai Experiences for the Gay Traveler
Elephant Nature Park Chiang Mai
My friends and I took a 30-minute bus ride to the Chiang Mai Elephant Nature Park. At this establishment, the admission fee goes toward rescuing endangered elephants. Feed, hug and hang with the big guys as well as watch the locals give them baths in the river.
Tour guides walk you from elephant to elephant and tell each one’s story. A few elephants had casts on one of their legs due to stepping on remnant land mines in places they were originally roaming. The workers help to feed the elephants and to extend their lives by taking care of them in many ways.
Things to Do in Chiang Mai at Night
Chiang Mai Gay Bars
Looking for a Chiang Mai gay bar? For gay travelers, the best place to party in Chiang Mai is now Ram Bar. This spot opened after my visit, so I didn’t get a chance to check it out. Head to the Ram Bar Website to see if it’s right for you! They brand themselves as a “straight-friendly” gay bar in Chiang Mai!
Chiang Mai has dozens of other small bars in the city. Many of these places line the four streets that bound the old city. I passed by many of them while exploring the area at night. I found that many of the bars in Chiang Mai were of low quality and many were empty. This may just have been the time of day I visited. Your experience may be completely different.
Chiang Mai Gay Travel Tips
Don’t forget your bug spray, because you will need a lot of this stuff. Note also that bug spray is sold everywhere in Thailand. There are a lot of mosquitos out there.
To make things more bearable, try out some natural ginger oil bug repellent if you dislike the smell of traditional bug repellent. Many Thai convenience stores sell citronella bug spray, which I personally love the smell of. Being outdoors without bug spray will be unbearable and you’ll certainly regret it the next day!
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