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Latest Travel Guides

Activities + Tours

  • The Best Beaches + Islands Near Bangkok
    While there are no beaches in the immediate vicinity of Bangkok, there are quite a few that are within a few hours distance and are accessible from Bangkok via car, train or bus. For those who can afford it, there are also private airports offering f...

  • Yoga retreats and Detox Spa Holidays in Thailand
    It wasn't that long ago that Bangkok, Thailand, was named the number one party destination in the world. The bustling Thai city's red light district is world-famous for its debauchery, so much so that its fame found its way into pop music in 1984 (...

  • Golf in Phuket - Courses, Lessons, Resorts + Holiday Packages
    The secret is out. Golf on Phuket Island is quickly gaining in popularity as the international traveler looks for more remote and more exotic locations in which to combine a vacation with a golf holiday. It is only on Phuket Island that you can fi...

  • Luxury Cruises of Phuket
    Freedom of choice, ultimate privacy and a vacation steeped in surreal luxury are just some of the allures to a luxury cruise or yacht charter in Puhket. Offering a variety of boat types and amenities, a luxury cruise is the epitome of decadence for t...

  • Honeymoon Destinations in Thailand - Packages + Resorts in Phuket & Koh Samui
    For newly weds, few places are more attractive for honeymoons than Thailand. The Southeast Asian nation is known for its friendliness, its stability compared to other countries in the region, its culture, its history, and, of course, its beaches....

  • Cycling Tours - Exploring Thailand By Bicycle
    Cyclist aficionados looking for a different kind of cycling tour should check out the biking tours of Thailand. Taking a cycling across Thailand can be one of the best ways to see the country and learn the culture, yet still stay within a protect...

  • Phang Nga Bay
    Phang Nga Bay, which in English is also sometimes spelled Pha Nga Bay, is a gorgeous, 400 square-kilometre bay in the Andaman Sea. Bordered by the island of Phuket in the west, the province of Krabi in the east, and Phang-nga in the north, Phang Nga ...

  • Weddings in Phuket + Koh Samui - Getting Married on a Thai Beach
    It's easy to understand why weddings in Thailand have become popular in recent years. Thailand is a beautiful, friendly country, with attractions your wedding guests definitely won't find at home. From scuba diving and surfing to visiting the famed p...

  • Learning To Cook Thai Food in Bangkok
    Learning to cook Thai food in your own kitchen can be a daunting task for those who aren’t familiar with the range of exotic ingredients and spices that are typically used in Thai cuisine. However, a wide range of classes aimed at teaching a fe...

  • Guide to the best Spas + Massage Parlours in Bangkok
    Bangkok may be known as the City of Smiles, but it's also an incredibly fast paced center that is bound to exhaust even the most experienced traveler. Fortunately, the City of Smiles is also home to some of the most wonderful spas and massage par...

  • Trekking in Chiang Mai
    By contrast to the beaches and resort towns of southern Thailand, northern Thailand has a completely different atmosphere, and offers something radically different from the south. In northern Thailand, you can explore the dense forests and rolling mo...

  • Golf on Koh Samui - Golf Courses, Resorts + Packages
    Koh Samui is Thailand's most popular island destination after Phuket and lies approximately 80km off Southern Thailand's eastern coast. The island, which floats in the crystal clear Gulf of Thailand, is world famous for its diving, kayaking and snork...

  • Golf In Chiang Mai - Resorts + Golf Courses in North Thailand
    Culture-saturated Chiang Mai is the largest city in Thailand, with some of its cheapest and most scenic golf courses. The city boasts a lengthy list of prime golf clubs and resorts to satisfy every golfer’s craving, most within a 45-minute drive. ...

  • Surfing in Phuket
    Phuket has been popular with westerners since the seventeenth century, when the Dutch, English, and French all competed for trade dominance over the large island located off Thailand's southwestern coast in the Andaman Sea. A real island paradise, Ph...

  • Golf in Bangkok - Courses, Clubs, Resorts + Packages
    Bangkok is establishing itself as a world-class golf destination and both the number and the caliber of golf courses, resorts and packages available are rising to meet the demand of the international traveler. With more than 50 top rated golf cour...

  • Scuba Diving + Snorkeling in Phi Phi, Phuket, Krabi + Samui
    For divers and snorkelers, Thailand is truly a paradise. The warm waters of the Andaman Sea to the west and the Gulf of Siam to the east are filled with tropical fish, coral reefs, and the occasional shipwreck. When it comes to holiday destinations...

  • Watch Muay Thai Kick Boxing in Bangkok
    Muay thai has a rich and intriguing history as Thailand’s national sport. Bangkok in particular is famous for its muay thai kickboxing matches, featuring Lumpini and Ratchadamnoen Stadiums, the two most famous muay thai stadiums in the city. Champi...

  • Phuket Sailing Guide - Yacht Charter, Rental, Sailing Schools + Clubs
    The island of Phuket lies in the balmy Andaman Sea just off the Thai peninsula and with an entourage of pristine tiny islands offers visitors some of the best yachting and sailing experiences in the world. This paradisiacal isle boasts beautiful bay...

  • Fishing In Phuket
    The masses have not yet discovered Phuket as an ideal fishing locale. It remains a mostly untouched repository of gamefish, and thus a prime spot for amateur and expert fishermen alike. Because of their under-the-radar status and plethora of availabl...

  • The Best Day Spas + Massage Parlours in Koh Samui
    The island of Koh Samui is off the eastern coast of Thailand and is the country’s third largest island. For many years this tiny mecca of paradise lay undiscovered by tourists but since the early 1970’s people have been coming to Koh Samui to enj...

Attractions + Sightseeing

  • Floating Markets in Bangkok
    A floating market or "Talaat Naam" is quite simply a collection of small flat-boats from which fresh produce, fruit juice and simple meals are sold. These boats clog the canals, or "klongs", of certain areas in the Bangkok, Nonthaburi and Ratchab...

  • Surin Island National Park - Diving, Tours + Snorkelling
    The Surin Islands National Park consists of five islands that lie in the Andaman Sea approximately 57 kilometers off the coast of Thailand's Southern Peninsula. Known the world over for its spectacular diving and snorkeling locations, the Surin Islan...

  • Phuket Zoo
    The Phuket Zoo is a small, privately owned and operated zoo on Thailand’s Phuket Island. This zoo has been open since 1997 and sits on 12 landscaped acres of winding paths lined by fig trees to allow you to explore the zoo in shaded comfort. The...

  • Doi Suthep National Park + Mountain Temple
    Visitors to the northern Thai city of Chiang Mai, the second largest city in all of Thailand, should definitely make it a point to visit Doi Suthep National Park and its various attractions. You can easily spend an entire day roaming through the park...

  • Chiang Mai Zoo + Aquarium
    Located in Chiang Mai, Thailand, the Chiang Mai Zoo was established in the 1930’s by an American missionary who wanted a location to teach soldiers how to survive in a jungle environment. This missionary began taking in wounded animals and before l...

  • Similian Islands National Park - Diving tours, Liveaboards + Day Trips
    The Mu Koh Similan National Park consists of a group of nine islands - the Similans - plus two remote islands, and the park lies approximately 70km off the western coast of the Southern Thailand peninsula. Nestling in the Andaman Sea, these islands w...

  • Phang Nga Bay
    Phang Nga Bay, which in English is also sometimes spelled Pha Nga Bay, is a gorgeous, 400 square-kilometre bay in the Andaman Sea. Bordered by the island of Phuket in the west, the province of Krabi in the east, and Phang-nga in the north, Phang Nga ...

  • Wat Arun, 'The Temple Of Dawn', Bangkok
    The Temple of the Dawn, or Wat Arun, is one of the more stunning temples in Bangkok. Located on the western bank of the Chao Phraya River, this iconic temple reflects the early morning light from its surface and as such was named the Temple of the Da...

  • Bangkok's Parks + Gardens - Lumpini, Queen's Park (Benjasiri), Romaneenart and Santichaiprakan
    As crowded as Bangkok, Thailand may seem, its multiple parks offer a relaxing respite from the masses. Lumpini Park, Queen’s Park, Romaneenart Park, and Santichaiprakan Park are welcome alternate realities from Bangkok’s hectic outside activity. ...

  • Ko Tapu - The 'James Bond Island', Krabi -
    Located in the Phang Nga Bay in Thailand, James Bond Island is known locally as Ko Tapu. It is one of two offshore islets known collectively as Ko Khao Phingkan within the Ao Phang Nga National Park. Ko Tapu was made famous by the 1974 major motio...

  • Wat Po - Temple, Spa + Thai Massage School in Bangkok
    Located adjacent to the Grand Palace and Wat Phrakaeo, the official name of the Wat Pho temple is Wat Phrachetuphon Vimon Mangkararam Ratchaworamahawihan though it is referred to by its abridged name, Wat Pho. This is the largest temple in Bangkok an...

  • Phuket Aquarium
    Located on the southern tip of Phuket Island, the Phuket Aquarium is part of the internationally recognized Phuket Marine Biological Center and offers visitors an opportunity for a wonderful, educational and entertaining excursion. Established in 198...

  • The Grand Palace + Temple Of The Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Keo), Bangkok
    Construction began on Bangkok's Grand Palace, or Phra Borom Maha Ratcha Wang, on May 6th, 1782, after Thailand's King Rama I ascended the throne, founded the Chakri Dynasty and moved the country's capital to Rattanakosin, now known as Bangkok. With a...

Bars + Nightlife

Shopping

  • Visiting the Tailors in Bangkok - Guide to getting the best suit
    Bangkok is, undeniably, one of the world’s most prolific tailoring hubs, but unlike Hong Kong, New York City and others, getting a tailor made suit or outfit in Bangkok is both inexpensive and fast. Navigating the treacherous ordeal of trying to...

  • Siam Square, Bangkok Shopping Guide
    In 1965, the Chulalongkorn University invited certain tenants to lease specific parcels of land in the Pathum Wan district of Bangkok so that the university could accrue income from the resulting rentals. Several shops, restaurants and a few movie th...

  • Phuket Shopping Guide - Markets, Malls + Shopping Centres
    Phuket island is not only a watersports and adventure holiday paradise, it also offers tourists the best shopping in Thailand outside of Bangkok. Although street-side markets and stalls can be found throughout the island, Phuket's main shopping de...

  • Siam Paragon, BKK - Luxury Fashion Shopping, Aquarium + Cinema
    It is not for nothing that the Siam Paragon Shopping Center is called the Pride of Bangkok. From the basement-level Siam Ocean World to the Royal Paragon Hall and the Paragon Cineplex center on the top floor, Siam Paragon is much more than a shopping...

  • MBK (Mah Boon Krong) Bangkok Shopping Center
    The MBK Center, or the Mahboonkrong Center, is one of the oldest shopping malls in Asia and was the largest of its kind when it opened in 1985. Located in the Pathum Wan district of Bangkok, this mega shopping center is 8 stories high and is complete...

Travel Advice

  • Thailand's Climate + Weather - Wet and Dry Seasons
    Located midway between India and China, Thailand is nestled in a fertile monsoon belt. The monsoon season in Thailand gives rise to its incredible lush forests, while the tropical warmth makes its beaches delightful for anyone tired of cold, grey ski...

  • Health + Safety in Thailand - Vaccinations, Malaria + Dengue Fever
    Thailand's beaches are legendary. Its party scene is good-heartedly notorious. The friendliness of its people is known all over the world. But despite all the wonderful features of Thailand, and the fantastic adventures you can have there, you still ...

  • Songkran Water Festival - Thai New Year
    While Thais are always up for a good celebration, and certainly celebrate the western and the Chinese New Years with gusto, the most popular and important celebration in the Thai calendar is the Songkran Festival – the traditional Thai New Year. Pr...

  • The Best Beaches + Islands Near Bangkok
    While there are no beaches in the immediate vicinity of Bangkok, there are quite a few that are within a few hours distance and are accessible from Bangkok via car, train or bus. For those who can afford it, there are also private airports offering f...

  • Money in Thailand - The Thai Baht + Exchange Rate
    The Thai currency is called the “baht”. One British pounds is worth a little more than 50 bahts. Bahts are like pounds, whereas satang are like pence; one baht is worth one hundred satang. ATMs, Travellers Cheques and Cash in Thailand Wh...

  • The Bangkok MRT Subway
    Thailand has been working hard since the late 1990s to bring its infrastructure up to speed. In Bangkok, the most cosmopolitan city in Thailand, this push to improve infrastructure is embodied by the Bangkok MRT, or Mass Rapid Transit. In other words...

  • Thai Festivals, National Celebrations + Public Holidays
    Thailand is a nation that loves its holidays and celebration. From Children's Day to the traditional Thai New Year, Songkran Day, every month in Thailand seems to have at least one special holiday. Here's a description of some of the best festivals i...