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Ayutthaya, essential to do list for beyond the historical park

Most visitors to Ayutthaya understandably focus their time on the impressive historical park, although there is much on offer for those who can linger longer for a taste of the city that exists beyond the island. Here is our essential to do list, including a...

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A Day Trip to the Ayutthaya Historical Park

The country’s former capital, Ayutthaya Historical Park has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the most impressive ruined cities in Asia, making it a must-see for history and architecture enthusiasts that are visiting Thailand. Offering an insightful depiction of how...

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Notes on Ayutthaya, an ancient capital

Ayutthaya is a city in Thailand, about 80 kilometres north of Bangkok. It was the first capital of the Kingdom of Siam and a flourishing international trading port from 1350 until it’s ruin by the Burmese in 1767. The remains of the old city now form...

Cruising Bangkok’s Canals and the Bang Luang Community

Bangkok is often referred to as the 'Venice of the East' giving reference to the thousands of kilometers of tiny waterways that shoot off the main Chao Phraya River, inviting exploration by long tail boat and evoking romance of a bygone era. The Chao Phraya River...

Ko Lan. Beach Aerial View
Ko Lan off Pattaya’s coast

Most visitors to Pattaya opt to hop across and spend time on Ko Lan, a small Thai island just 7km off the coast in the Gulf of Thailand. Ko Lan is home to beautiful beaches set against a backdrop of heavily forested hills and has...

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A Traveller’s Guide to Pattaya

It may be true that Pattaya on Thailand’s east coast is well known for its gorgeous beaches, yet one should never lose sight of how much there is to discover and enjoy in and around this popular tourist destination. A quiet fishing village as recently...

Must visit temples in the Hua Hin and Cha Am district

Over 93% of all the people in Thailand are Buddhist, nearly all of them Theravada Buddhists, and wherever you travel in this South East Asian country you will find temples, Buddha images and many orange robed monks. The district of Hua Hin and Cha Am...

Hua Hin, a closer look at Thailand’s original beach resort

Hua Hin, a closer look at Thailand’s original beach resort Hua Hin on the Gulf of Thailand is just 200km south of Bangkok in the southern Thai province of Prachuap Khiri Khan. Once a quiet fishing village, it became a popular escape for residents of Bangkok...

The Three Most Popular National Parks near Hau Hin

The Three Most Popular National Parks near Hau Hin For those who love to spend time in nature, Thailand has an extensive National Parks system with camping facilities, friendly visitor’s centres and excellent hiking trails. You’ll find accommodation options near the more popular parks for...

Five Best Beaches of Phuket

Five Best Beaches of Phuket Justifiably renowned as one of the world’s premier tropical resort destinations, Phuket blends natural beauty with popular on and offshore attractions and countless tourist activities. Thailand’s largest island and just an hour’s flight from Bangkok, it is home to over 30...