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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

History & Culture of Transwoman-Thailand

Khet Watthana, ThailandPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Petz

75 mins
Up to 10 people. Private groups available for up to 30
Join from your computer, phone, or tablet
Hosted in English, Thai

What you'll do

We need at least 2 guests to start our experience. If you are not sure whether you are the only person or not. Please send us message to ask before you apply. Thank you.

Sit down for a conversation about gender identity. The Kratoey, or Ladyboys, are a cultural draw in Thailand. While they’re mainly known for their dance shows, this is your chance to sit down with a local Ladyboy and discuss gender identity and the country’s transgender community.

I will start with briefing the history of transgender in Thailand. When I was growing up. We were not accepted transgender like nowadays. There were many movements which included one of the first popular Thai movie that made more than 100 million baht in revenue(Trans movie available on Netflix). After that things had changed. And now our level of acceptance of transgender is on the top of the world. Many more detail to share in our first 30mins session.

Then my co host(Khun Jah) will share her life story that she has passed through since old time until now. You could ask any question during our conversation. Following the discussion, we can talk further.

And I will share more information to you plus asking for idea to make our transgender museum in the future.
Other things to note
You could check my face to face experience to get some ideas. https://abnb.me/II5KyjyRtR?user_id=183624899&s=50
We need at least 2 guests to start our experience. If you are not sure whether you are the only person or not. Please send us message to ask before you apply. Thank you.

Sit down for a conversation about gender identity. The Kratoey, or Ladyboys, are a cultural draw in Thailand. While they’re mainly known for their dance shows, this is your chance to sit down with a local Ladyboy and discuss gender identity and the country’s transgend…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Use Zoom to participate on your desktop or mobile device. After you book, you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book for a private group
    Petz can host private groups of any size, up to 30 guests. Private group rates start at £77.

What to bring

  • paper note
  • pen
  • A lot and any kind of questions please ^_^
From £8
/ person
Fri, 27 Nov
09:00 - 10:15 (EST)
£8 per person
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Sat, 28 Nov
09:00 - 10:15 (EST)
£8 per person
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Sat, 28 Nov
21:00 - 22:15 (EST)
Join 1 other guest
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Meet your host, Petz

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 64 Reviews
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Hello good friends around the world ,

My name is Petz. I started hosting "The Iron lady" experience on Airbnb since November 2018. It began with many of my guests knew that "The Ladyboy", or transgender woman, is widely known and well-integrated in Thai society.

However, none of them know that they weren’t accepted at all until 20 years ago. I personally grew up with friends who later decided to undergo the transgender process, which inspired me to create this experience and share stories.

There are a lot more of history and culture behind our harmonious lifestyle of transgender society. You would be surprised and will learn "why drag queen is not popular in Thailand" after we finish our session.

I’ve invited my transgender friend—who has been working with a dance crew for many years—to join us for our online experience.
Hello good friends around the world ,

My name is Petz. I started hosting "The Iron lady" experience on Airbnb since November 2018. It began with many of my guests knew that "The Ladyboy", or transgender woman, is widely known and well-integrated in Thai society.

However, none of them know that they weren’t accepted at all until 20 years ago. I personally grew up with friends who later decided to undergo the transgender process, which inspired me to create this experience a…
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Rated 4.92 out of 5 from 64 reviews.

Jessica
October 2020
Petz is a fabulous host who shed's light on a fascinating subject, and being able to have an open conversation with a trans-woman was a wonderfully unique opportunity. Learning about the transgender experience in Thailand was eye-opening in a very positive way. It was truly wonderful to hear about the culture of acceptance that has evolved over the last 20 years. It is my hope that this mindset will spread across the rest of of the world.
Petz is a fabulous host who shed's light on a fascinating subject, and being able to have an open conversation with a trans-woman was a wonderfully unique opportunity. Learning ab…
Navin
October 2020
Petz is a wonderful host and has amazing insight into the transgender in Thailand. We organized this experience as part of the workshop we are conducting, and it was the perfect session to understand more on cultures in Southeast Asia. Thanks Petz and team for this experience
Petz is a wonderful host and has amazing insight into the transgender in Thailand. We organized this experience as part of the workshop we are conducting, and it was the perfect se…
Nicole
October 2020
This was an amazing and memorable experience! I learned a lot. It's so great to hear and see how the trans community is truly accepted in Thailand. I wish it would be the same way everywhere else. Petz was a great host and Jah as a special guest was lovely! I love how they were open to all kinds of questions. I definitely recommend this experience!
This was an amazing and memorable experience! I learned a lot. It's so great to hear and see how the trans community is truly accepted in Thailand. I wish it would be the same way…
Anissa
September 2020
Khun Petz and Khun Jah were super open to the questions we had, and broke a few myths about the scene. Overall awesome cultural and educational experience. Much love
Doree
September 2020
Petz is very friendly and personable, interested in his guests, and good at drawing everyone out. His transgender friend, Miss Jah, is a tremendously likable person, and so willing to be informative about her life. I think anyone can learn a lot from this experience---especially if you have a lot of questions to ask.
Petz is very friendly and personable, interested in his guests, and good at drawing everyone out. His transgender friend, Miss Jah, is a tremendously likable person, and so willing…
Chris
August 2020
Petz was super warm and friendly. The experience allowed for us to ask many questions and to explore the topic with cultural references and material and also with personal story and interview with a member of the community. I would be excited to visit with Petz and explore more experiences in person as one day I hope to be able to see Thailand with a guide that is so friendly and open.
Petz was super warm and friendly. The experience allowed for us to ask many questions and to explore the topic with cultural references and material and also with personal story an…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.