Meeting a real Thai ladyboy usually means traveling to Thailand. That is where they are! In Thailand, someone you come across randomly in the street might be a ladyboy. It is almost "easy" to meet ladyboys in that sense. Only question is, you can hardly tell them apart in a crowd. For travelers, the world famous ladyboy Tiffany show in Pattaya and Miss International Queen (the world's largest and most prestigious pageant) are both good way to see them.
There are also special ladyboy parade during Songkran Festival in many region. Imagine how interesting it is to see ladyboys parade, all splendidly dress up and escort some guys like real ladies. Just like Brazilian Carnival! The best cities are Bangkok, Pattaya and Phuket, which are the favorite gathering places for kathoey, because most of them work in the tourism industry.
Full Moon Party on Koh Phangan is a giant festival-like party where you can also find quite a few ladyboys. There are no cabaret shows like on Pattaya or Phuket. Most of them are working in the girly bars near Thong Sala and in the massage salons of Haad Rin. See Updated Full Moon Party dates.
# Bangkok ladyboy
When it comes to talking about Thai ladyboys, the first city is Bangkok of course. Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, is a country with the largest ladyboy population in the world. Kathoey in Bangkok have been famous on the media through the entertainment ladyboy cabaret shows. How beautiful they can be? Put simply, their siren-like prettiness had long been much admired by Thai girls.
You can watch Miss Tiffany beauty competition on national television or search "Miss Tiffany's Universe Official" on YouTube! Or you can travel to Bangkok and watch a live ladyboy cabaret show in Bangkok!
Calypsso Cabaret Show – Bangkok's Greatest Ladyboy Cabaret Spectacle
Bangkok's Calypso Cabaret Show at Asiatique gives you one of the heartfelt welcomes you can get on the land of smiles and does so in many diverse tongues. The theatre is sited close to the town square, with rainbow neon lights making a gesture to the audience. The amphitheater sits 350 in a group of fives at each table, as in any decent live entertainment around the globe.
Everything is crimson from the chairs to wallpaper and down to the lighting; they make it feel a little intense sometimes. Tickets come with a free drink (like soft drinks, gin & tonic or beer) and it's also possible to buy a dinner and show package together.
Do you want to watch this fantastic ladyboy cabaret show and learn what goes on behind the scenes? UME Travel will give you a unique access to actually sit down with a Ladyboy, and learn more about the stories and secrets behind the Ladyboy world. After the meeting ends, you can see Calypso Cabaret Show. There will be a really deeper understanding after you know this group before the show.
If you don't have enough time and just want to watch the show, we can also arrange the tickets and private transfer for you. UME Travel service covers all-inclusive Thailand tours, transfer, hotels and tour planning. Feel free to contact our travel experts!
Ladyboy bar in bangkok
According to popular demand, we list here those safe and interesting ladyboy bars in Bangkok.
Bangkok's ladyboy bars are concentrated in Nana Plaza, Soi Cowboy and Patpong. In general, most of the staff in such bars speak pretty good English and welcome to chatting, which is rarely the case in a normal Go Go bar. If you are curious and want to save effort, we can arrange the transfer between your hotel and the bars at night to safeguard your nightlife adventure.
King's Castle III
Cascade Ladyboy Bar
# Pattaya ladyboy
If there's only one place to see ladyboys in Thailand, go to Pattaya! Pattaya is very well known for its large kathoey community, or 'ladyboys' as the world has come to know them. Ladyboy cabaret shows in Thailand have its beginnings in Pattaya. Tiffany's Show Pattaya is the greatest ladyboy show in Thailand and the actors here got the Miss Tiffany beauty competition champion many times.
The main celebration of Songkran Festival in Pattaya also includes a beauty pageants and cultural shows where ladyboys are allowed to join the contest. Pattaya is only 2-hour driving distance from Bangkok, so if you have enough time, get out from Bangkok and head for this beach city! Here, we provide you a complete guide of different ways to meet kathoey in Pattaya. Contact for customization.
Tiffany's Show Pattaya – the Best in Thailand
Tiffany's Show Pattaya is the original transvestite show in Pattaya, Thailand, and is in its 40th year. Now, Tiffany's Show Pattaya has developed into a spectacular world's top performance that attracts audiences from around the world. Actually, Tiffany's Show Pattaya was named the 4th of the global top 10 best live performances.
It's really an hour feast for the eyes. It just always brings the house down. All laser search lights, colourful costume, modern acoustics gives a whole new visual enjoyment. Tiffany's Show Pattaya performance is a curious mixture of the ancient and modern, Thai and Western styles. The actors are all Thai ladyboys while the show does not restricted itself in Thailand. So travelers often heard the familiar voice of their countries. In Thai kathoey style!
Actors sometimes walk off the stage and play a trick with you. Scenes include ladyboy-style Bollywood musical "Indian Raj", traditional Korean song and dance, a tribute to the progress of Chinese dynasties as well as Siam's history. All these are present through beautiful Thai dance, slapstick burlesque and Broadway show tunes.
Ladyboy nightlife in pattaya
Pattaya's nightlife is both famous and infamous around the world. It's a thing a tourist must do in Pattaya's night. Just wonder along the Walking Street, Beach Road or Soi 13/1, drink a few cups of alcohol, or take a foot massage by the street and you will have a lot options to see them. That's your dating sites with those under-stage ladyboys.
If you intend to visit some ladyboy here, there would be a little troubles to find a nice ladyboy bar in Pattaya. The size of Pattaya's nightlife places can also be prohibitive.
We did a rough calculation. The street alone is a kilometer long from end to end, with a dozen nightclubs in tight rows, over 80 Go Go Bars and countless normal bars. After our examination, there are some good places to go.
Lita Bar in Soi BJ
Sensations Bar in Action Street
Pook Swan House in Soi Buakhao
Stringfellows A Go-Go in Soi Yamato
My Way Beer Bar in Walking Street
Here are just a a rough idea to Pattaya nightlife for those planning their first visit to Walking Street. If you hope to arm you with enough knowledge to ensure that you get the most out of Pattaya after dark, our travel expert can help you. Contact now.
See also: Top 10 Best Nightlife in Pattaya: Bar, Show, Walking Street
# Ladyboy Phuket
If you want to find a place to watch ladyboy in Phuket, it's worth seeing the ladyboy cabaret shows. There are two main venues in Patong: Simon Cabaret and Bangla Road. Simon Cabaret show is the most famous ladyboy show in Phuket. The next one is a famous bar street in Phuket.
Simon Cabaret Show – Must-see in Phuket
Since 1991 Simon Cabaret Show has been entertaining visitors with its mélange of camp, glitter and cornball and it still is one of the island's biggest draws.
This is not a sex show and the children peppered throughout the audience attest to that fact. You'll have to go to the Paradise Complex in Patong for transgender onstage titillation – no, Simon's dazzling set changes and brilliant colours are entertainment enough and reach out to the multicultural audience of all ages in the cleverest way possible.
Simon Cabaret deserves its high place in Phuket's must-see list. After the 70-minute show the performers pose outside with members of the audience for a fee.
Ladyboy bar in phuket
There are a plenty of places to party for Phuket nightlife. While little shows can be watch in ladyboy bars. Please note that most of the clubs simply don't allow ladyboys, so there are no 100% ladyboy only bars in Phuket.
However, you can find plenty of ladyboys among the girls in certain bars. Those places have better bar atmosphere rather than a show. There are no admission, and you can watch the ladyboy' performance on the small stage. The price of a drink is similar to that of an ordinary girl's bar. The best place in this category are the followings:
Tiger Night Club
Soi Freedom & Soi Sea Dragon
Patong Beer Bar Complex