Category Archives: Day Trips

The quiet back alleys of Bangkok’s historic Kudeejeen neighbourhood

Kudeejeen neighbourhood in Thonburi, Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok’s Kudeejeen neighbourhood is overlooked by visitors and locals, but this network of walkable alleys hides an enchanting riverside community. Continue reading

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Hua Takhe art market – a slice of old Bangkok

Hua Takhe art market in eastern Bangkok, Thailand

A peaceful art market on the eastern outskirts of Bangkok offers a glimmer of the city’s way of life from years gone by. Continue reading

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4 floating markets in and around Bangkok

Taling Chan floating market - photo by Alpha

Floating markets are not created equally, but luckily there are several great ones within easy reach of Bangkok. Continue reading

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Bangkok by night: same city, different feeling

Wat Prayoon

Expique’s tuk-tuk tour of Bangkok gives a different take on the city – by attacking it at night. Continue reading

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Bang Nampheung – a floating market amidst Bangkok’s lungs

Bang Krachao

On an island cut off from Bangkok by the winding of the Chaophraya river lies a floating market of epic proportions, and one in the sort of serene setting you’d not expect to find within 15 minutes of the Skytrain. Continue reading

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Day Trip: Suan Soan Pradipat Beach – 12km from Hua Hin but a world away

Suan Soan Pradipat beach

Suan Soan Pradipat beach lies just 12km south of Hua Hin but is a haven of peace away from the condos and shopping centres of its royal resort neighbour. Continue reading

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All wrapped up: Ayutthaya’s infamous Wat Mahathat temple

Wat Mahathat, Ayutthaya

A buddha head entangled in the chaotic roots of a banyan tree within the grounds of Wat Mahathat, a temple complex in the ancient Thai capital and UNESCO world heritage site of Ayutthaya, is arguably one of the most photographed of Thailand’s tourist sights. Continue reading

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Koh Kret: an island on the Chao Phraya

Koh Kret

Serenity is within easy reach of Bangkok on the river island of Koh Kret. Here’s what to expect from a day trip there. Continue reading

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Koh Si Chang: An island retreat two hours from Bangkok

Haad Tampang, Koh Si Chang

A little over two hours from Bangkok and the closest island to the capital, Koh Si Chang receives less attention than the nearby (ghastly) resort town of Pattaya on the mainland and the white-sand island of Koh Samet further down … Continue reading

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Feasting at Khlong Lat Mayom floating market

Khlong Lat Mayom

Just when you think you’ve had your fix of Thai floating markets, along comes another one. Khlong Lat Mayom, sitting on the outskirts of the Thonburi side of Bangkok, is one worth a visit – at once a million miles from and within easy reach of the city. Continue reading

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Mae Klong: Guide

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  Samut Songkhram may be Thailand’s smallest province, but it sure packs in the punches. Yet despite being full of attractions genuinely befitting the tags ‘Amazing Thailand’ and ‘Unseen Thailand’, it rarely figures on the average tourist’s itinerary. In fact, … Continue reading

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Taling Chan – a floating market at a softer pace

Longtail boats pass in the khlong at Taling Chan floating market

  Floating markets are two-a-penny in and around Bangkok, and yet most visitors still swarm to the over-commercialised tourist trap that is Damnoen Saduak, in Ratchaburi province about an hour and a half from the capital. Taling Chan floating market … Continue reading

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The real Thailand top 20

TAT Top 20 Things to do in Thailand

    Last summer, a friend gave me a booklet produced by Thailand’s tourist body listing its top 20 attractions the country had to offer – the ones no visitor to Thailand should miss. Amazing Thailand Top 20 Things to … Continue reading

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Samut Songkhram – mud, mangroves and mysterious vegetables

Homestay-on-stilts in Samut Songkhram

    A few weeks back I was lucky enough to visit Samut Songkhram with my best Thai friend, her then-fiancé-now-husband and my boyfriend. Specifically, we were there to visit the Don Hoi Lot area that sits along the basin … Continue reading

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The Mae Klong train track market

Wongwian Yai railway station

    The very idea of Samut Songkhram’s railway market is so bizarre that some people simply refuse to believe it, assuming instead that it must be a prank created for YouTube. Mention the place to someone and chances are … Continue reading

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