ONLINE EXPERIENCE

History & Culture of Transwoman-Thailand

Khet Watthana, ThailandPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Petz

75 mins, Hosted in English and Thai
Once-in-a-lifetime
Guests say it's special and unique.
Super storytelling
Guests say this Host tells great stories.

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 a private group
    Petz can host private groups of any size, up to 30 guests. Private group rates start at $90.

What to bring

  • paper note
  • pen
  • A lot and any kind of questions please ^_^

Meet your Host, Petz

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 71 Reviews
  • Identity verified
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 4.93 out of 5 from 71 reviews.

Archisman
July 2021
We had Petz and Jah join us for a private event at work and we had over 50 people join the session to learn about Jah's inspiring life story of resilience and positivity. We were not only in awe of how she transformed herself and her life but also her family values that she continues to uphold in great respect. Even though she didn't speak much English (and we didn't understand any Thai), Petz was a perfect partner to her in translating for us and bringing in his perspective as a cis-straight man about the lives of the trans-women in Thailand, popularly known as "ladyboys". Jah's grace and Petz's structure made this a truly memorable experience despite being virtual.
Larissa
March 2021
Petz & Jah are amazing! Such warms souls. Really the transgender culture in Thailand is seriously fascinating and they break it down for you in such an easy way to grasp. The fact that they give so much time to questions is invaluable. Broke stereotypes for sure and I honestly know I will be doing this tour again. And then maybe again.
Alyssa
March 2021
Pets and his co-host, Khun Jah, were excellent hosts! I had an excellent time learning about the transgender history and culture in Thailand. If you want a fun and insightful experience, I highly recommend giving this Airbnb online experience a try. Thank Petz and Jah!
Alice
February 2021
Petz and his co-host, Khun Jah, offer an incredible experience. It was insightful, fun, friendly, well-structured, and very unique. It's unlikely you'll get the same kind of experience or knowledge anywhere else. If you're considering doing this experience, do it now!
Sean
December 2020
This waas a really wonderful time learning about Thai culture and society and how trans people and performers are a part of thailand.
Marcella
December 2020
Petz was really engaging and friendly. It is interesting to know the trans-woman culture in Thailand and listen to the story, especially I hadn't had any chance to encounter any trans-woman before.

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled 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.