Ladyboy Cabaret Chiang Mai, Thailand – In Photos

The Ladyboy cabaret Chiang Mai show runs every evening in the Anusarn market (an offshoot of the night bazaar) at 9:30pm. The show is free if you buy a drink, or you can pay a 200 thb entry. Cocktails are about 100 thb and beers are about 80 thb. There is a “happy hour” about 75% of the way through the show that offers half-off if you’d like a deal on your second drink. Be prepared for a little good-natured heckling and touchy feely-ness if you sit in the front row.

I arrived at the show with low expectations. I have seen some pretty stellar drag musical revues in San Diego that always end up costing $60-$100 a person with drinks. I assumed going into this that the show was going to be budget as all get-out, but for $3-$6 would at least be a cheap, fun night out.

We were incredibly impressed with the quality of the costumes, the lights, the make-up, the boobs, really the entire show!

The show pin-balled between the expected hyper-active Britney and ABBA sing-alongs, the sexual innuendos and jokes, and even into some more meaningful moments. There was one goose-bump inducing number that touched on some of the hardships that these lovely ladies have faced because of who they are. I would whole-heartedly recommend the show for anyone going to Chiang Mai!

Ladyboys in Chiang Mai


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4 Responses

  1. Reni says:

    Hi Jenny & Tom,
    I’m currently in Chiang Mai with my husband and stumbled upon your blog post while doing research about the Cabaret Show in Chiang Mai. It was an incredibly good show. We didn’t know what to expect and we were really surprised how professional the show was. As you mentioned in your post before, highly recommended to go and watch the show.
    Happy travelling and sunny greets from Chiang Mai.

    • Jenny says:

      Hi Reni,
      Thanks so much for the comment and I am so glad you enjoyed the show as well, they really are amazing performers! Hope you enjoy Chiang Mai, we just love it there 🙂

  2. guy says:

    great pics and good write up, heard this is a great place to bring a date the thai girls love it

  1. April 18, 2015

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