"Sydney Opera House" by Steve Collis via Flickr Creative Commons

Asia is one of the most gay friendly places on earth. Homosexuality is rampant in many cities and countries, especially in the form of cross dressing and transgendered locals. The large cities are surprisingly cosmopolitan and have loads of gay nightlife, while the posh resorts located at the best beaches are extremely welcoming. Gay tour groups frequent the Great Wall, Angkor Wat, and other major destinations.

  1. Sydney, Australia Apart from being Australia’s most cosmopolitan city, Sydney has a vibrant gay scene that ranges from B&B’s, clubs, cafes, restaurants, shopping, pubs, pride parades, and even a gay and lesbian Mardi Gras.
  2. Bangkok, Thailand Sexuality of every sort is celebrated in Bangkok. Apart from live sex shows, red light districts, and gender reassignment surgeries you will find some of Asia’s most luxurious hotels and best dining.
  3. Christchurch, New Zealand Christchurch has the largest LGBT community in the island nation, which is home to a nationwide network of ‘Approved Gay Lesbian Friendly’ tourism Operators and even a gay Ski week.
  4. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam The former Saigon has become one of Asia’s most sophisticated cities with a growing international population of young professionals. The gay scene is thriving especially here, with slews of sleek clubs and bars, not to mention gay friendly hotels and fine dining.
  5. Bali, Indonesia Although Indonesia is a Muslim nation, Bali is Hindu and a hotspot for wealthy jetsetters, including homosexuals. The new age nature of the island, stylish resorts, and classy boutiques have long attracted the LGBT community.
  6. Hong Kong, China Apart from the much anticipated official gay themed tours, gay Hong Kong is gradually opening up and coming out. New clubs and festivities are opening up every week across the city of six million.
  7. Tokyo, Japan The Tokyo neighborhood of Shinjuku Ni-Chome has more than 200 small gay bars, features Tokyo’s annual Gay Pride Parade, and hosts various others gay festivals and activities.
  8. Great Wall, China Most major gay tour groups that visit China will make their way to the Great Wall, the only man made structure seen from space.
  9. Melbourne, Australia There’s a famous gay hotel and bar called the Opium Den, the Midsumma Gay and Lesbian Festival, and numerous gay nightlife strips and festivities.
  10. Goa, India Goa, a former Portuguese colony, is one of the most liberal Indian states. Posh beach resorts swell with international travelers and are frequented by homosexuals.

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