Thailand is a popular destination in Asia for LGBTQ+ travelers. The Thais are extremely welcoming people and have been embracing LGBTQ+ tourists for decades. Thailand is frequently referred to as The Land of Smiles, and for good reason. Most involved with the tourism industry in Thailand speak English, so language barriers will rarely be a problem here. The capital city, Bangkok is very modern, and a transport hub for destinations in Asia. Chiang Mai to the north is the country’s second-biggest city. It is located in the mountains and famous for its temples and outdoor adventure. The Thai islands are popular beach destinations, particularly Phuket, Koh Samui, Koh Tao and Koh Phi Phi.