A Revealing Glimpse at Gay Life in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam

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Utopia Guide to Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar & Vietnam offers current information on the gay and lesbian scene in 14 Southeast Asian cities including Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Phnom Penh, and Angkor.

The Utopia Guide to Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar & Vietnam has gathered together current gay and lesbian scene information for 14 Southeast Asian cities including Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon, Vientiane, Luang Prabang, Yangon/Rangoon, Phnom Penh, and Angkor Wat/Siem Reap.

Listed within are contact details for organizations and businesses that are popular social alternatives for both local and visiting homosexuals, including accommodation, bars, discos, spas, and restaurants. Hundreds of tips and warnings from actual visitors provide first hand insights for both frequent visitors and armchair explorers.

Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar have become favorite destinations for seasoned travelers as well as first-time visitors to Southeast Asia. Unique indigenous homosexual subcultures exist in these emerging countries, some of it perhaps surprisingly out in the open considering that the gay world here is still largely camouflaged. From transgender shaman channeling spirits at Myanmar sacred festivals to pride parties in Phnom Penh to same-sex weddings in Vietnam, gay life in Southeast Asia is fascinating and more accessible than ever.

The Utopia Guide to Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar & Vietnam offers a remarkable insider's glimpse at the everyday gay and lesbian life enjoyed by locals and welcoming to gay and lesbian visitors.

The book is available for sale now in printed and electronic form at http://www.lulu.com/content/168271 and will also be available in bookstores internationally and from popular online book resellers in December.

A pioneer on the Internet, Utopia has been Asia's most popular resource for gays and lesbians since 1994. Utopia's website is located at http://www.utopia-asia.com and more information about Utopia may be found at http://www.utopia-asia.com/utopiais.htm

"These fun pages dish out the spice on even the most buttoned-up spots in Asia."

-- TIME Magazine TIME Traveler

"A really good place to start looking for information... excellent coverage of gay and lesbian events and activities across Asia." -- Lonely Planet

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Editor and photographs: John Goss

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Date of Publication

October, 2005


6" X 9" softcover

Number of Pages



28 black and white

4 color










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