You hear it all the time: Thailand is one of the greatest vacation destinations in the world, and it’s smack-dab in the middle of one of the greatest regions in the world. Whether you’re a cityscaper or prefer relaxing on the beach, you can pretty much realize whatever vacation you want to on your visit.
And we want to help give you a trip to Thailand to attend gCircuit 2019 in Bangkok! Keep reading to learn how to enter, and you could be featured in our Songkran gCircuit blog next year as our prized winner 🙂
Now, it’s April, and that’s a special time in Thailand. While Americans celebrate the new year in December, Thailand celebrates the Thai New Year in the spring.
Take a few minutes of time to research the holiday, and you’ll see that each day of the three-day celebration is filled with celebratory Thais and tourists alike, taking part in what amounts to be one of the world’s biggest and longest water fights. Revelers break out the water soakers, buckets, and hoses, and take the streets to drench everyone and anyone. If you’re visiting over the holiday, you’d better have your swim trunks and tank tops handy.
But this water festival isn’t just for a big party. Historically and culturally, the holiday is a time for celebrators to wash away the old year, show reverence to those who have left us, and to bring in a blessed New Year.
Of course, that doesn’t stop the holiday from being one of the biggest, happiest celebrations in the country.
We love spending time in Thailand during Songkran, and we know everyone else that visits does too. We’d love for you to join us.
In the spirit of Songkran, let’s wash away the past, and usher in a new year of safety, happiness, and acceptance. Thailand has become a second home for many of us travelers in the LGBT community. No matter where we go in the country, we meet overwhelming warmth.
Thailand might allow you to enjoy being yourself by wearing androgynous clothing. Perhaps dining in Thailand frees you from judgment related to your waistband worries. For yours truly, Thailand allows me to loosen up, away from the expectations of work and personal life. Sometimes, us guys just want to have fun.
We want people to be themselves, and more importantly, enjoy themselves while they visit. Let’s hear from you how you plan to do that.
Here’s the fun part. Just for sharing your stories with us, we’ll enter you into our contest to win one round-trip ticket to Bangkok, departing a major U.S. city. Don’t worry if you live outside of one of these regions — you’ll still be able to win, but you’ll have to organize and fund your own transportation to a major airport.
4 NIGHTS / 5 DAYS AT THE SIAM AT SIAM HOTEL
The flight isn’t the only thing you’ll be getting. We’ll be providing hotel accommodations through one of our hotel partners, Siam at Siam Hotel Bangkok, in none other than one of their Grand Deluxe hotel rooms. You can take a peek at the room below. We have to say, we’re impressed (and a little jealous.)
The hotel boasts contemporary and luxurious rooms designs, and services, all located in the heart of Bangkok.
2 TICKETS TO GCIRCUIT 2019 IN BANGKOK
Let’s not forget this one. Not only will you be flying into an amazing country and staying at an amazing hotel, you’ll also receive two VIP tickets to Thailand and Asia’s biggest gay dance festival, gCircuit. The VIP Access Boy Tickets include VIP express entry to all night parties, VIP zones, VIP bars, and VIP restrooms, and comes along with a bunch of other VIP gifts! You’ll also be able to get soaked in Songkran spirit, because the prize also includes entry to the Boy Pool Party.
gCircuit festival has been organized annually since 2007, celebrated during Songkran, attracting thousands of gay men all to one place for one of the best parties in the world.
HOW TO ENTER:
Anyway, let’s get down to the nitty-gritty. Here’s how you can get your hands on that ticket to Thailand:
- Capture a photo or video that shows us what “Go Thai Be Free” means to you
- Include the #GoThaiBeFree hashtag in a photo caption on Twitter or Instagram. Be creative! ✍️
- Tag and follow @ThaiGayTravel on Twitter, or @ThailandInsider on Instagram, and you could win a trip to Thailand in 2019 for GCIRCUIT!
- Make sure your page is public so that we can find your posts!
Here are some examples to help you along:
Sample IG caption: Relaxing on the beach and being with my boyfriend in Phuket is what I think of when #GoThaiBeFree comes to mind @ThailandInsider
Sample Twitter Caption: #GoThaiBeFree to me means I can be unapologetically ‘gay’ and express myself through fashion without worrying about conforming @ThaiGayTravel
Sample Twitter Caption: #GoThaiBeFree means I can love my girlfriend and be accepted in this community @ThaiGayTravel.
We expect your captions to be just as open as you are, or as you want to be. Let us know what being free means to you.
The contest ends June 30th, so make sure you get your entries to us before then!
For official rules and more details, visit bit.ly/GoThaiBeFreeGiveaway