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Gay Guide Thailand
The age of consent for all 18 years. Prostitution of children is strictly punished in Thailand. Life on the streets in Bangkok is colourful and full of life energy, but the air is so polluted that a longer stay in the city is rather exhausting. Thailand never had any laws forbidding or limiting homosexuality, as sexuality is considered a private matter and Buddhism perceives homosexuality or transsexuality as a destiny that no earthly being has the power to change. At least not in this life. While homosexuality is tolerated in society, the law needs some serious updating. The registration of a homosexual civil partnership is still not possible - however, a corresponding legal draft was brought into parliament again at the end of 2018. The new constitution only introduced a ban on discrimination based on sexual orientation in 2007. Pride parades take place in Bangkok, Pattaya and Phuket every year. Thailand is a very pleasant holiday destination for travellers as the people there are extremely friendly, tolerant and curious. Sanuk" - "fun" - is one of the most valuable feelings in Thailand and therefore "being boring" is a serious insult. Many things are different from what the appear at first sight or as we know them from other countries. Sidewalks are used more for small stalls for trade or food and drink - or simply for chats with old acquaintances or new friends. The best advicefor Thailand: never rush, never be in a hurry.
Cities in Thailand
|Bangkok/Krung ThepChiang MaiKhao YaiKoh Phangan||Koh SamuiLoeiNakhorn RatchasimaPattaya||PhuketTrat|
Location: Southeast Asia
International country code: 66 (omit 0 from area code)
International access code: 001
Language: Thai, English
Currency: 1 Baht (B) = 100 Stangs
Capital: Bangkok (Krung Thep)
Religions: 94% Buddhists
Climate: Tropical climate. The rainy, warm and cloudy southwest monsoon lasts from mid-May to September, the dry and cool northeast monsoon lasts from November to mid-March.
Important gay cities: Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Koh Samui, Pattaya, Phuket