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Thailand's Nudist Resorts Are a Haven for Naturists

For international naturists, a visit to one of Europe’s many nudist beaches ranks high on the travel to-do list. If you’re not, however, one for showing skin in too public a place, a series of Thai nudist resorts now offer the best of both worlds: the freedom of going au naturel coupled with the exclusivity of a high-end getaway.

According to Asian Correspondent, Thailand is currently home to four such nudist havens in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Pattaya and Phuket, all run by Dane Gregers Moller and his wife. These facilities cater to naturists from all over the world. Later this year, Moller plans to unveil a 8,000 square feet (743 square meters) campsite in the hope of providing his nudist visitors with a more “primitive experience”.

“It’s close to nature,” he told the South China Morning Post.

The Dane, who used to work for a local newspaper back home, grew up in a household of nudists but has been living in Thailand since 1988. He decided to share his love for the birthday suit by opening the Chan Resort in Pattaya in 2009.

Each of Moller's resorts has a diverse clientele, but according to the entrepreneur, most of them come from India, Australia, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Burma, Thailand, Singapore and Taiwan.

“Most people who come here are couples. But we also have many singles. Other couple guests don’t mind having singles as long as they do not expect any sexual activity,” Moller told the Post.

One would think that such a lack of apparel might lead to the venues being a breeding ground for sexual deviance, but no sir: public sex is strictly banned according to a set of guidelines established by the Naturist Association of Thailand, also founded by Moller and his wife in 2007. The organization has some 3,000 members and is comprised of naturists and resort operators who offer nude facilities at their accommodations.

“The hotel operators have to sign a contract with the association to behave according to standards. No sex is allowed in public places,” Moller told the Post. “For the individual members, we have regular meet-ups like the upcoming naked run in October in a three-kilometer jungle outside Bangkok.”

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