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#1 musgrave

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 06:17 PM

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Been here 3 months now and visited a few more places.

 

House of Male - the gay sauna - went there on a mid afternoon Sunday - the front of the place looked like a water drilling site - about 6 customers whilst I was there - one other westerner, a Chinese guy and the rest were middle aged Thai.  Lockers was relatively secure with key plus additional padlock and key - didn't appear to be that dirty or grubby as some other reviews had commented -  2 staff on duty.  Stayed about an hour which was 40 minutes too long.  Maybe it was just the day but it was place that I won't be rushing back to.

 

Classic House Massage  - good location not far from Thapae Gate -  always friendly and a range of guys mainly of the well built type.  I had an acceptable massage from a beefy guy but the ending was only ordinary,  Massage done on a floor mat with shower in a separate room.  One plus is that you get to see the wonderful Non and Woody if you visit there.

 

Marnmai Massage - located in small shop in the Chang Phuak area - a tuk tuk ride from Thapae Gate - nicely appointed place - massage table and shower in the room - mirror at the head of the bed.  A total fee including the tip is paid prior to the massage.  You pay for an hour and a half but there seems to be a rush to have things over and done within an hour.  Guess if you are firm about it you will get your full time.  Went 2 times the second guy was an absolute dream ( forgot his name!!!) Khun Noom is also there - haven't had the pleasure yet but spoke to him and he is very personable  -  he is a very well built man who has received good reviews about his massage skills - next time!!!

 

Common Massage -  in the Santitham area near Chang Phuak - small shop front - about 5 boys offered from IPAD photos - selected one and paid upfront including the tip - then passed through   another room where there must have been 15 + guys sitting around - so not sure how the 5 were selected.  Nice room, massage table - separate shower room.  Massage was acceptable but the ending had to have been the most sensual and exhilarating experience I have had in a long time.  Will be returning.

 

Orion Bar - always a few customers at Orion especially with its new location - friendly place for a game of pool and plenty of drinks - lots of people watching from this location - lots of fun and laughs

 

Secrets Bar - have made a couple more visits to this bar but only ever one or 2 customers in the times I visited.

 

Station One - In the building on the opposite side of the road to the Kalare Night Market - walk through to the back.  Nice open bar space - well appointed tables and chairs - friendly -  always plenty of boys to sit with or play pool

 

Ram Bar - yet to get there

 

Adams Apple - yet to make it there

 

Favourite water hole - El Patio in Nimman - Spanish food, wine by the glass or bottle, Blues music on a Friday night - great version of Nadine -  and 2 of the nicest wait staff ever



#2 a447a

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 05:17 PM

Looking forward to your opinion on Adams Apple.

#3 eurasian

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 05:55 PM

I like Chiang Mai a lot , happy to hear more :)

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 11:20 PM

My boyfriend and I will e  there in three months.... any recommendations for restaurants? 



#5 whall

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 11:09 PM

I'm debating if I should go there or back to pattaya again when I visit. Where you staying?

#6 sglad

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Posted 20 July 2017 - 07:50 AM

I'm debating if I should go there or back to pattaya again when I visit. Where you staying?

 

It doesn't have to be either or.  Air Asia flies between Chiang Mai and Pattaya.  Five days in CM should be enough to cover most of the major sights comfortably.  As you've been to CM previously, you can zero in on the places you'd like to visit.



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Posted 20 July 2017 - 10:35 PM

There is one more gay sauna Club One Seven a bit out of town. And if you haven't been to Adam's Apple, you should!



#8 whall

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Posted 20 July 2017 - 10:54 PM

Well it would have to be either or based on vacation time. But I have already been to pattaya so I should probably try Chiang. I just had a wonderful time in pattaya last time that I want to go again. Lol. But if Chiang Mai has the sex places, I should just try that city out.

#9 sglad

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Posted Yesterday, 12:37 AM

Well it would have to be either or based on vacation time. But I have already been to pattaya so I should probably try Chiang. I just had a wonderful time in pattaya last time that I want to go again. Lol. But if Chiang Mai has the sex places, I should just try that city out.

 

I think I might have misread your earlier post.  I think you should go to Chiang Mai if you've never been. You just might get bitten by the Chiang Mai charm. :)  I don't know much about the "sex places" as they don't really interest me.  I've been to a few of the venues on musgrave's list and although I didn't dislike them, I can't say I liked them enough to want to go back anytime soon.  My friends and I hit mainly Thai-speaking and mixed venues.  I've been to Adam's Apple and didn't find it anything special although it's the closest to the large Bangkok showbars in terms of facilities.  One or two goodlooking boys but the rest look like they just stepped out from a dark alley or construction site.  Not to my taste but others find them attractive.  The best looking guys I have seen in Chiang Mai are at uni, the clubs and on the streets.



#10 whall

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Posted Yesterday, 01:33 AM

Excellent! Thanks for your input!

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Posted Yesterday, 02:24 AM

Glad, you can't even remember what you posted in the same thread.

 

In post #6, you advise:

 

"Five days in CM should be enough to cover most of the major sights comfortably.  As you've been to CM previously, you can zero in on the places you'd like to visit."

 

In post #9 you advise:

 

"I think I might have misread your earlier post.  I think you should go to Chiang Mai if you've never been."

 

WTF?

 

Across the three boards, you have more personas than you can keep track of and in most you present yourself as a sexy young guy when you're anything but.  But we still luv ya' even if your meds are screwing with your mind.



#12 sglad

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Posted Yesterday, 04:56 AM

Glad, you can't even remember what you posted in the same thread.

 

In post #6, you advise:

 

"Five days in CM should be enough to cover most of the major sights comfortably.  As you've been to CM previously, you can zero in on the places you'd like to visit."

 

In post #9 you advise:

 

"I think I might have misread your earlier post.  I think you should go to Chiang Mai if you've never been."

 

WTF?

 

You don't read very well for a 'reader'.  Post no. 6 and post no. 9 are not contradictory.  I misunderstood post no. 6 to mean that whall had been to both Chiang Mai and Pattaya previously but after reading post no. 8 and re-reading post no. 6, I realised that I had made a mistake and that he had only been to Pattaya before and had never been to Chiang Mai.  I acknowledged this in post no. 9 and strongly suggested that he visit Chiang Mai for it's unique charm.

 


Across the three boards, you have more personas than you can keep track of and in most you present yourself as a sexy young guy when you're anything but.  But we still luv ya' even if your meds are screwing with your mind.

 

I'm only a member here and of SN.  I'm not a member of Gaybuttonthai although I read it often.  So that's two boards, not three.  But if imagining me in multiples of three suits your fantasies, there's nothing I can do about it (but can you cope, with only two hands and my combined 27 inches?  Can that ubiquitous echo bobsagging help?) And as for seeing me as a "young, sexy guy" (x3), that's clearly something that is preoccupying your imagination these days. Perhaps you can fill it with something more realistic and achievable, like contributing to the subject matter of this thread, rather than wasting it on something that's clearly out of your league and will only ever remain in your imagination.



#13 reader

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Posted Yesterday, 05:07 AM


I'm only a member here and of SN.  I'm not a member of Gaybuttonthai although I read it often. 

 

Yes you are, TW, yes you are indeed.



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Posted Yesterday, 05:07 AM

Excellent! Thanks for your input!

 

You're welcome.  As for hotels, you might want to stay somewhere in the Old City, on the east side of the moat (Thapae Gate) as it will give you the easiest access to the venues mentioned above, which are mostly to the east (Night Bazaar), west (HOM) and north (go go bars) of the Old City.  I've never stayed there but Hotel M seems to be quite popular and close to many breakfast-type places in the vicinity.  A great area for people watching.  I sometimes sit and read at the Black Canyon just across from the hotel.  This is also where the Chiang Mai Sunday Market starts.  A little overrated in my opinion but no harm going for a stroll if you happen to be there on a Sunday evening.



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Posted Yesterday, 03:13 PM

My boyfriend and I will e  there in three months.... any recommendations for restaurants? 

If you like tasty Thai food in unpretentious surroundings, try Lemon Tree. It's on Huaykaew Road opposite the Shell petrol station, which also provides parking for the restaurant.

If you're into Som Tam (Papaya Salad) you might try Udorn Som Tam on Soi Viangbua. It's about 100m beyond Viangbua Mansion or, for that matter, 150m beyond Adam's Apple.



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Posted Yesterday, 04:59 PM

My boyfriend and I will e  there in three months.... any recommendations for restaurants? 

 My partner and I will be in Chiang Mai for a few days over Christmas, on previous visits we have eaten and been happy at La Fourchette, it is only a small restaurant so booking is advisable

 

We will be travelling with married straight friends of ours and based on Trip Advisor reviews have made a hotel booking at Phrasingh Hotel



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Posted Yesterday, 06:01 PM

 My partner and I will be in Chiang Mai for a few days over Christmas, on previous visits we have eaten and been happy at La Fourchette, it is only a small restaurant so booking is advisable

 

We will be travelling with married straight friends of ours and based on Trip Advisor reviews have made a hotel booking at Phrasingh Hotel

 

According to my friends, Wat Prasingh is one of the gayest temples in Thailand.  Lots of mincing novices in the mornings. :lol:  That location should be alright.  I've never been to La Fourchette but it is popular with the so-called expat community. If you're travelling in a group, it would be easier to hire a songtaew to get around.  December is a great time to go but it will be busy, especially at Christmas.



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Posted Yesterday, 08:12 PM

According to my friends, Wat Prasingh is one of the gayest temples in Thailand.  Lots of mincing novices in the mornings. :lol:

 

I've been to Wat Phra Singh hundreds of times and your friends' description of the wat as either a "gay" place and/or that there are "lots of mincing novices in the mornings" are two descriptions that are simply dead wrong.  It's the main and largest temple within the city, absolutely worth a visit by anyone interested in wats and some very nice Lanna architecture, but anybody going there looking for gay action or to ogle "mincing novices" might as well remain at the bar where their alcohol is conjuring up such silly notions. 

 

If the poster who was asking about Chiangmai restaurants might narrow his question a bit [what type of food are you looking for (Thai, Indian, Babylonian, Italian, French, etc.), whether you're looking for good spots for specific dishes (e.g., barbequed chicken, kao man gai, northern Thai sausage, or whatever), and whether you're looking for upscale joints, less fancy joints, or even street food], I'll likely offer some suggestions. 



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Posted Today, 12:10 AM

I've been to Wat Phra Singh hundreds of times and your friends' description of the wat as either a "gay" place and/or that there are "lots of mincing novices in the mornings" are two descriptions that are simply dead wrong.  It's the main and largest temple within the city, absolutely worth a visit by anyone interested in wats and some very nice Lanna architecture, but anybody going there looking for gay action or to ogle "mincing novices" might as well remain at the bar where their alcohol is conjuring up such silly notions. 

 

 

 

No, my friends are neither dead nor wrong and by that I don't mean they constitute the walking dead that we see in Pattaya or the night bazaar.   555 Sorry, a little re-incarnation humour there.  Two of my friends had their buat (Initiation in English?) ceremonies and underwent their novice-hoods through Phra Singh.  They were in their early teens then and to even think or suggest that people go to the temple to look for gay action or to ogle at the novices is a perversity in itself.  What they meant is that for some reason, perhaps due its central location, the temple seems to attract a higher number of fem and ladyboys-to-be.  The joke is it is not necessary to shave their eye brows and pubes because they are already shaved when they arrive!  A contact at MPlus says that more gay/fem boys are drawn to buat/become novices compared to their percentages in the general population.  Some of the reasons cited were because they were drawn to the pageantry; others wanted to break free from their families; some wanted to be among boys and yet others were compelled by their families in the hope that a life of discipline, meditation and prayer would void them of their deviant ways and desires. 

 

Various organisations like MPlus have tried to introduce (safer) sex education in monasteries just like they do in prisons, schools, etc but of course the notion was too outrageous to even contemplate - monks do not have sex!  This despite fairly common knowledge that sexually predatory behaviour occurs in these religious institutions.  I put on my mock shock-horror face when my friend told me this and said, "Of course not!  That would be like telling a Catholic priest to put on a condom before fucking an altar boy!"  He didn't get it. :(  As an aside, monks have been spotted at go go bars and bordellos.  They usually wear hats to cover their shaven heads but my (undead) friends say you can tell from their shaven eye brows and the fact that they tend to pay with 20B bills (from their alm collections!).

 

I agree that Wat Phra Singh is worth a visit for the things that Bob says.  Also worth a visit is Wat Chedi Luang which is in the area.  You can chat with the monks and ask them about Buddhism, local culture and history.  My favourite is Wat Umong, with its extensive grounds, caves and tunnels.  Perhaps due to its location, it is not as touristy as Phra Singh or Wat Doi Suthep - a serene sanctuary far from the madding crowds.  You might just see me cycling in the area in the evenings. ;)  Best time to go is early in the morning just after dawn during the cool season.  Bring a light jumper or sweater as it can get nippy at that time.



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Posted Today, 12:33 AM

Been here 3 months now and visited a few more places.

 

Have you been to the Soho Bar re-boot?  Somebody told me they have a kitchen and the food is not bad?






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