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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...

Soaking up the annual Songkran Festival

Soaking up the annual Songkran Festival Imagine taking to the streets armed with a water pistol and the express purpose of shooting as much water as possible at passersby, family and friends in a madly wonderful and fun celebration that brings in the New Year....

The Amari Phuket at Patong Beach

The Amari Phuket at Patong Beach Imagine escaping to somewhere secluded, where a backdrop of blue skies and turquoise water is the first thing you see each morning, and where island living is exactly how you’ve always imagined it would be. With a row of signature...

Pimalai Resort & Spa, Koh Lanta in Krabi

The word ‘Pimalai’ is derived from the ancient Indian language of Sanskrit and appropriately means ‘A little Patch of Heaven’. Pimalai Resort & Spa’s story begins 40 years ago when the late and much respected Anurat Tiyaphorn fell in love with this patch of land on...

Phuket, Phi-Phi and Krabi leave visitors to Thailand spoilt for choice

Phuket, as Thailand’s largest island, as well as the ever trendy Koh Phi Phi, have for decades consistently drawn sun seekers, water sports enthusiasts, island hoppers and night time revellers to their shores, never disappointing with the quality of service and diverse attractions on offer....

Koh Lanta, a peaceful island escape

Koh Lanta, just 70km from Krabi town on the Andaman Sea, is one of Thailand’s islands that is best suited to the traveller who is seeking a peaceful destination where life is simpler and the main focus is on beach time, watersports, visiting the local...

Sukhothai Points of interest

Perhaps a lesser-known region of the Kingdom, Sukhothai in central Thailand is located about 400 km north of Bangkok. Meaning the ‘Dawn of Happiness’, the small province lies in the Yom River valley and is surrounded by mountainous forests and neatly tended farmland. Celebrated by...

Sukhothai Historical Park

Sukhothai Historical Park is an enchanting place well deserved of its UNESCO World Heritage Site status. Covering an area of about 70 square kilometres, it contains more than 190 historical ruins and is where most visitors to the area spend their time, learning about the...

Sukhothai’s Organic Agriculture Project

After the completion of the Bangkok Airways' owned Sukhothai Airport in 1996, the surrounding arable land remained unused until a decision was made to turn it into an agricultural project that would equally benefit the producers, consumers and environment. In 1999 an experiment to grow rice...

The Mae Wang Elephant Home, Chiang Mai

The Mae Wang Elephant Home is a small and very well managed elephant home located in the Mae Wang valley about an hour’s drive from Chaing Mai. It was established in 2016 as a way to take elephants out of trekking and riding activities, and instead...