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Thanam Nonthaburi, Nonthaburi
Six things to do in Nonthaburi

Nonthaburi is the principal city of the district and province of the same name in Thailand. Often referred to as the rural side of Bangkok, despite having a population of half a million people. Nonthaburi is the second largest city in Thailand, yet does have...

Songtham Worawihan Temple, Samut Prakan
A Closer Look at Samut Prakan

Samut Prakan is a central Thai province just twenty-five kilometers south of Bangkok at the mouth of the Chao Phraya River. On the river’s east bank is the Ancient City, an expansive outdoor museum with scaled-down replicas of historic temples, old cities and palaces. Beyond...

The procession of the Royal Barge at Chao Praya River, Bangkok
The Royal Barges Museum in Bangkok

Beyond the intricate temples, incredible culinary offerings, vibrant entertainment scene and crazy traffic, Bangkok is known for its collection of interesting museums that showcase all things beautiful, ancient and traditional, in so unlocking Thailand’s history and preserving its past and present. One of these is...

Spotlight on Thailand’s Affordable Luxury Hotels

Thailand isn’t known as The Land of Smiles without reason and even in frenetic Bangkok there’s an air of serenity and optimism often lacking in major cities. The smiles you’ll encounter in every hotel, restaurant and bar are genuine and infectious, yet it’s not only...

Thailand Must do Things.Shopping
Bangkok Locals Bringing Their City to Life.

Following the global trend of apartment rental over hotel accommodation for the more independent traveller wanting to live in a city as opposed to simply visit it – we also find an increase in guided experiences with locals. With this a collective of interesting residents are...

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...

Facts about Bangkok

Fun Facts: Bangkok - did you know? When selling Thailand quite often habit is to offer generic travel advice.  Try sharing some of these interesting facts about the capital to get your clients excited about their visit: Bangkok has the longest name in the world (in Thai). Every one...