Bangkok’s Kudeejeen neighbourhood is overlooked by visitors and locals, but this network of walkable alleys hides an enchanting riverside community.
A peaceful art market on the eastern outskirts of Bangkok offers a glimmer of the city’s way of life from years gone by.
Floating markets are not created equally, but luckily there are several great ones within easy reach of Bangkok.
Expique’s tuk-tuk tour of Bangkok gives a different take on the city – by attacking it at night.
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.
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.
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.
Serenity is within easy reach of Bangkok on the river island of Koh Kret. Here’s what to expect from a day trip there.
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 the coast in Rayong. Yet it offers something unusual in an island destination; a rarely […]
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.
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, an editorial in Thai Ways Magazine frustratingly dismisses the province, known locally as Mae Klong […]
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 is a worthy alternative, not entirely unheard of but off most tourist itineraries to enough […]
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 do in Thailand: 1. The Grand Palace – relish a regal and religious experience 2. […]
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 of the Mae Klong river, and is famous for its salty mud banks that make […]
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 they will have seen or heard something about it, whether online, from a friend or […]