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Ko Samui, Quintessential Thailand

At 274 square kilometers Ko Samui is Thailand’s third largest island and one of Southeast Asia’s most popular tourism destinations. Found perfectly set in the tranquil Gulf of Thailand, and only an hour’s flight from Bangkok, most visitors to the island are content spending their...

The Amari Koh Samui Resort on Chaweng Beach

As the sun sets on Chaweng beach and the light softens over the ever darkening sea, a private dinner at the Amari Koh Samui, with your toes in the sand and candles lighting the path to your beautifully set table, is arguably the most romantic...

The Big Buddha Temple in Koh Samui

When spending time on Koh Samui, Thailand’s second largest island in the Gulf of Thailand and best known for palm fringed beaches, mountainous rainforest and luxury resorts, you’re certain to be directed towards the 12 meter high Big Buddha landmark statue. The Wat Phra Yai, as...

The Ramada Plaza Bangkok Menam Riverside Hotel in Bangkok

There’s something enchanting about the Bangkok skyline, especially when appreciated from the 16th floor of your luxury hotel room. Colourful and exciting, yet offering a unique peacefulness brought on by temple spires visible between the towering skyscrapers. This is particularly true of the five star Ramada...

The Mu Ko Ang Thong Marine Park, off Koh Samui

The Me Ko Ang Thong Marine Park is about 60km off Koh Samui and consists of 42 islands, all but one uninhabited, that jut out of the azure blue waters of the Gulf of Thailand. Each a limestone formation topped with lush green forests, and...

Bangkok’s Chinatown

Bangkok’s Chinatown and Yaowarat Road No visit to Thailand’s capital should pass without time in the most vibrant and multicultural of the city’s districts, Chinatown or as it’s locally known, Yaowarat. Found in the Samphanthawong district, modern Chinatown covers a large area around Yaowarat and Charoen...

The Tuk Tuk Club

The Tuk Tuk Club, Chiangmai Imagine taking to the open road behind the wheels of your very own Tuk-Tuk, carefully navigating the hills as you veer between rural landscapes, through bustling villages, from one attraction to the next. Nothing between you and the smells and sights...

The Temple of the Emerald Buddha

Recognised as one of Asia’s top landmarks, the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, or Wat Phra Kaew, is located in the grounds of the Grand Palace in Bangkok’s old city area and is a highly recommended attraction for all tourists. The Grand Palace was built after...

The Symbols of Thailand

Among much else, Thailand is celebrated for its magnificent royal palaces, decorative temples, glorious beaches and modern cityscapes perched alongside peaceful riverside communities. Rich in culture and tradition, it is only apt that the Kingdom would be represented by significant national symbols; the flag, flower,...

Five of Thailand’s must visit markets

Five of Thailand’s must visit markets A shopper’s paradise, many visitors to Thailand allow plenty of time on their itinerary to immerse themselves into the night, weekend and floating markets that the country is renowned for, indulging in delicious meals, searching for the latest fashion items...