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Holiday Houseboys

To fully appreciate Chiang Rai you need to book a Holiday Houseboy, your private gay friendly tour guide. He will be able to show you around like a local. Whether you want to see the tourist sites, places off the beaten track or discover new experiences, the Holiday Houseboy is there to help you. He looks after your safety and welfare at all times.


Woody is your personal driver guide in and around the North of Thailand with at least 8 years experience. He can show you other places such as Chiang Mai, Pai, Mae Hong Son, Sukhothai and Lampang. Woody is also a bit of an entrepreneur in that along with his partner, they have opened a massage shop in Chiang Mai. To travel with Woody please click on the green icon button below.

Woody is a non-smoker, and speaks fluent Thai, Myanmar and English, with also a basic knowledge of Chinese.

Total cost for 1 full day (8 hours) with Woody as your guide = a non refundable deposit of USD 45 by Paypal or major credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) PLUS USD 80 in cash to Woody after his services. Total cost without car = 125 US dollars.

Alternatively the cost for half a day (4 hours) with Woody = a non refundable deposit of USD 25 by Paypal or major credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) PLUS USD 50 in cash to Woody after his services. Total cost without car is therefore 75 US dollars.

In the event that you would like Woody to use his car, the extra cost is 50 US dollars for 8 hours, and an extra 30 US dollars for 4 hours.

This does not include entrance fees or food & beverages.

How To Book A Holiday Houseboy

To book any of our Holiday Houseboys please go to the enquiry form.

Or send an email to

Alternatively WhatsApp +94-76-630-1069.

Remember a Holiday Houseboy is your gay friendly tour guide who looks after your safety and welfare at all times.

Please note these are guide services and not sexual services.


Our other destinations in Thailand include Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Koh Samet and Pattaya.

Highlights of Chiang Rai

Chiang Rai - Wat Phra Sing

Wat Phra Sing, Chiang Rai, Thailand

Nestled in the northernmost reaches of Thailand, Chiang Rai is a city steeped in history, culture, and natural beauty. With a population of approximately 200,000 people, it serves as the capital of Chiang Rai Province. Indeed it has a rich heritage that dates back to its founding by King Mangrai in 1262 CE.

Chiang Rai – A City with a Storied Past

Chiang Rai was established as the capital of the Mangrai Dynasty and remained a center of regional power for centuries. Its history is intertwined with the discovery of the revered Phra Kaeo, or Emerald Buddha. This was found in Wat Phra Kaeo during the reign of King Sam Fang Kaen. Today, the city remains an important cultural hub in the region, with its history reflected in its many temples and historical sites.

Museums and Art Galleries in Chiang Rai

Hill Tribe Museum Chiang Rai

Hill Tribe Museum Chiang Rai

For those interested in learning more about the city’s heritage, Chiang Rai offers a variety of museums and art galleries. The Hill Tribe Museum provides insight into the region’s diverse ethnic groups, while the Oub Kham Museum showcases artifacts from the northern kingdom. Art enthusiasts can visit the Baan Dam Museum, also known as the Black House, featuring contemporary works by Thai artist Thawan Duchanee

Nature and Recreation Chiang Rai is surrounded by picturesque landscapes, making it an ideal destination for outdoor enthusiasts. The city lies along the Kok River, providing ample opportunities for boat trips and kayaking. Parks such as the scenic Singha Park offer beautiful green spaces for relaxation and outdoor activities. In addition the stunning waterfalls and hot springs nearby provide a refreshing escape.

Architectural Marvels

The city boasts a range of breathtaking temples, including the iconic Wat Rong Khun (White Temple), renowned for its intricate design and stunning architecture. Other notable temples include Wat Phra That Doi Chom Thong and Wat Phra Sing, each offering a glimpse into the region’s spiritual heritage.

Excursions and Day Trips

Visitors can embark on one-day tours to explore the surrounding areas. A trip to the Golden Triangle, where the borders of Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar meet, offers stunning views and insights into the region’s history. Chiang Saen, an ancient city located on the Mekong River, is another must-visit destination for history buffs.

Getting Around Chiang Rai

Chiang Rai is accessible by road and air. Visitors can take a scenic bus ride or a quick flight from Bangkok. Although there are currently no direct rail services, plans for a railway extension to the city are underway, promising future convenience for travelers.

Chiang Rai’s blend of historical charm, cultural treasures, and natural wonders make it a captivating destination for visitors seeking a true taste of northern Thailand.

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