When it comes to gay travel in asia, thailand definitely stands out. It is not only one of the most popular tourist destinations in south east asia, we also found it to be one of the most gay friendly destinations in asia. Asia offers gay travellers an endless choice of amazing gay holiday experiences. From beaches on far away islands to cities with non-stop gay scenes, asia has it all. The gay nightlife in bangkok, hong kong, singapore and taipei is fun, friendly and very accessible with a huge choice of bars, clubs, saunas and spas. Outside of bangkok that gay scene may not be the in your face, wrapped in the gay pride flag type of scene you expect in the west. However, that doesnt mean its not present and that it is not accepted. Our friendly gay group will visit several regions of lush and historic vietnam, as well as cambodias mystical angkor wat. Explore the paris-inspired architecture of hanoi, sail in a junk on halong bay, relax on a tour of the mekong river delta, and wander among ancient temples and ruins reclaimed by the jungle, all while lodging in deluxe hotels that reflect the character of their surroundings. In general, buddhist countries are quite gay-friendly, and since the main religion of most of the countries in southeast asia is buddhist (with the notable exceptions of the philippines which is catholic and indonesia which is largely muslim), its a pretty easy part of the world to travel as a queer person. If east and south-east asian films about gay men rarely make it to dvd, films about lesbians are rarer still. The groundbreaking fish and elephant (2001) is hard to find, blue gate crossing (2002) is out of print, while all about love (2010) and the award-winning spider lilies (2006) didnt get a british dvd release. We hope that, with classic lesbian titles becoming increasingly successful. When it comes to lgbt rights, south-east asia is hit-and-miss. Throughout most of indonesia, it is unsafe to be openly gay, with certain provinces going so far as to publicly flog people accused of homosexuality. In both these countries, the majority of the general public believe that lgbt people should not be accepted. Sawatdee gay thailand the oldest and most popular gay forum on thailand and south east asia statistics. Threads 20,964 posts 268,467 members 3,554 active members 2,046.