Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Bangkok gay saunas 2017

Bangkok gay saunas 2017

This year, I will try to visit all gay saunas in Bangkok (realistic) and Thailand (optimistic). Will update as I progress.

Updated and extended from:
Alphabetic list (disregarding numbers, articles, punctuation marks, “sauna” in name) of currently operating gay saunas with websites (only own website or facebook, not counting entries on other websites; “offline” means nothing comes, “overtaken” means other stuff is displayed, date is when I first noticed) and landline phone number and date of my last visit:

1 Babylon (Sathorn Soi 1) 2jun2017
http://www.babylonbangkok.com/en/facilities/facilities-sauna 

2 Beach Resort (Sukhumvit Soi 71) 02-392-4783 23apr2017
http://www.thebeach-g-thailand.com/thebeachresort.html 

update 25aug2017: went to new location in Sukhumvit Soi 71 Soi 10 Yaek 10; website taken over, domain for sale; new phone number 02-711-1240

3 Chakran ฉกรรจ์ (BTS Ari, Soi Ari) 15jun2017, 25jun2017
02-279-1359 02-278-5310
http://www.chakransauna.net/ 

4 Cruising (Pahonyothin opposite Major Cineplex Ratchayothin)
http://cruisingsauna.com/ 02-930-3538 11mar2017

5 Dejavu (Ladprao Soi 122) Thu 9feb2017
http://www.saunabangkok.com/index.php (with Cruising)

6 Farose 1 (BTS Saphan Kwai, Pradipat Soi 19) Sat 7jan2017
http://www.farosesaunabkk.com/cont_ram.html
(one website for both branches)

7 Farose 2 (Ramkhamhaeng Soi 21)
02-319-4054 Thu 8apr2017 Sat 27may2017
http://www.farosesaunabkk.com/index_eng.htm 

8 Grey Gymnastics (Soi Ronachai 2 near Samsen railway station) 02-279-3807 Sun 21may2017
https://www.facebook.com/pages/GG-Sauna/712815285398351 

9 Heaven (Silom / Mahesak) 02-266-9092 Fri 26may2017
http://heavensauna.com/ 

10 Macho (Borommaratchachonnani Soi 15 behind Central Pinklao) Fri 17mar2017
https://www.facebook.com/saunamacho1 

11 Male Box (Rama II Soi 52 next to Central Rama II, opposite Big C and HomePro) 02-848-1190 Sat 8apr2017
no website but:
https://www.travelgayasia.com/venue/male-box/ 

12 Mania (Silom Soi Convent) Thu 23mar2017
http://www.saunamania.net/ (23mar2017 overtaken)

closed for good Men Factory (Silom Soi 2/1)
https://www.facebook.com/menfactory 

13 Mind (Sukhumvit Soi 48) 02-391-9317 Fri 27jan2017
http://www.mindsaunaformen.com/ (28jan2017 overtaken)

14 M-Place (Tiwanon Road Nonthaburi)
02-951-4918 Thu 9feb2017
www.mplace4men.com 

Muffil see Nake.

15 Nake (Happyland / Ladprao / The Mall Bangkapi)
02-047-8938 Thu 8apr2017 Sat 27may2017
(Muffil in Ladprao Soi 113 closed in Aug 2016, successor Nake opened in Sep 2016)
http://www.gthai.net/nakesauna/ 

16 Orion (Boromratchachonani behind Lotus Pinklao) 02-884-6090 Fri17mar2017
changed name to Warm Up (I noticed 17mar2017)
https://www.facebook.com/somkiart.phasuksathaporn 

17 Paradise (Bang Khen) Fri 13jan2017
https://www.facebook.com/saunaparadise 

18 Phoenix (former EDOK, Taksin road Soi LG near Soi 14) http://www.phoenixsauna.net/
02-465-6566 Thu 8apr2017

19 Pumarin (Phahon Yothin Soi 72, near Zeer Rangsit)
02-531-0280 Sat 11feb2017
http://www.thepumarin.com/sauna (22mar2017 offline)
http://www.r3sauna.com/ 

21 Safe House (Sukhumvit 78) Sat 1jul2017
http://www.gthai.net/safehouse/ 

22 39 underground (Pahonyothin BTS Saphan Kwai)
11mar2017, 21may2017

Warm Up see Orion

23 Waterboy Onsen 02-870-0266 Sat 8apr2017 

M-Place is in Nonthaburi province, Pumarin is in Pathum Thani province, Safe House in Samut Prakan province, but all filed under Bangkok because they are easily accessible from Bangkok.
 
While others usually grab my cock (in passing or in dark room), I touch abdomen between navel and waistband to check body fat and body hair and skin temperature all in one go.

About one third of gay saunas in Bangkok has one cute staff whom I would chose over any customer.

The following table is an update of

http://christianpfc.blogspot.com/2015/09/bangkok-gay-saunas-update-sep-2015.html 

Distance by air in km from Malaysia hotel with indication of direction.
Entry price in Baht for weekdays and medium age (price can vary: young/old, weekday/weekend, early/late, special events, membership). Price in brackets is the price I paid, but it might be weekend price, will check for weekday price. Some places have higher prices for over 50 year olds: 300 Baht at Nake, R3, Macho X, Sauna Mania.
Opening times on weekdays (in 24 hour format, minutes omitted in case of full hour). 
Towel quality. Chakran gets downgraded from good to soso in towel because they have “small towel” days. Same for Sauna Mania, different towel size on different days.
Food or Drink available. M-Place had free guava (as long as lasts, about 30 minutes) on two visits, Male Box and 39 underground have free cookies. Farose 2 has free buffet and free drinks (soft drinks and whisky), Babylon, Chakran, Grey Gym and Heaven have a restaurant (abbreviated rst in table), most have free drinking water.
Size of sauna. Small, medium or large by my estimation of square meters. You could expect 20, 50, 100 customers.
Pool or Jacuzzi. Farose 2 sauna has a pool, but I have only once in over 10 visits seen someone using it. (Jacuzzi) means there is a Jacuzzi, but it was not in operation when I visited.
Access. Ease of accessibility by public transport (NOT distance from central Bangkok), signage and is there anything else around? 39 underground gets good because easily accessible from BTS and food stall and massage parlors around. R3 gets soso despite walking distance to MRT because you have to follow detailed instructions to find it.

I could add condom/lube/poppers to indicate availability of these items. Theme days or underwear or towel. I guess small towel in some places is to enforce underwear.

Distance
Price
Open
Towel
Food/Drink
Size
Pool
Access
Babylon
0.5 W
230
10:30-22:30
good
rst/water
big
yes
good
BeachR
5.8 E
119
15-6
good
rst/
big
yes
soso
Chakran
6.7 N
230
15-23:30
soso
rst/water
big
yes
soso
Cruising
12.3 N
129


no/free
medium
no
good
Dejavu
10.4 NE
140
16-2
soso
/free
medium
(Jacuzzi)
soso
Farose1
7.9 N
120

poor
free/free
medium
Jacuzzi
soso
Farose2
7.9 NE
170
15-6
soso
free/free
big
(yes)
poor
GreyGym
6.4 NW
170

good
rst/water
small
no
soso
Heaven
2.9 W
150
13-23:30
good
rst/water
medium
Jacuzzi
soso
Macho
8.7 NW
160
14-1
poor
(free)/water
medium
no
good
MaleBox
13.4 W
200

soso
(free)/yes
small
(Jacuzzi)
good
Mania
1.5 W
200
15-6
soso
no/water
medium
no
good
Mind
5.2 E
140
15-24
soso
no/water
medium
no
good
M-Place
15.1 N
100
15-23
good
(free)/free
small
no
poor
Nake
11.6 NE
140

poor
(some)/wtr
medium
no
soso
Orion
9.5 NW
150
14-1
good
no/
medium
no
good
Paradise
14.8 N
140
14-2
poor
/free
medium
Jacuzzi
soso
Phoenix
6.2 W
120
17-24


small
no
good
Pumarin
27.8 N
160
16-24


medium
Jacuzzi
poor
R3
4.6 NE
160
throughout
good
no/water
medium
Jacuzzi
soso
SafeHouse
9.4 SE
99
19-1
good
no/pay
small
no
poor
39underg
7.9 N
160

so-so
(yes)/water
big
no
good
Waterboy
8.6 SW
170

so-so

medium
Jacuzzi
medium

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