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Let’s Go, Koh Samui

Koh Samui was once known as the ultimate backpacker’s haven but is now a world-class leisure destination for global travelers of every kind. About 473 km and ten hours south from Bangkok, Samui is the third largest island in Thailand. Surrounded by crystal blue waters, the island of Samui is…

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Let’s Go, Phuket

As summer approaches, one dreams of sandy beaches and clear blue skies and the island of Phuket is precisely that. Often referred to as the Pearl of the Andaman, Phuket is Thailand’s largest island and one of the most popular destinations in the Kingdom for a holiday. Right now it…

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Let’s Go, Sam Roi Yot National Park

Located in the Kui Buri District in the province of Prachuap Khiri Khan, Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park is Thailand’s first marine national park. This slice of paradise is filled with marshes, mangroves, mountains, farmland, beaches, islands, and tiny authentic villages on the western side of the Gulf of…

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Being Cool In Thailand

We’re dipping our toes in winter but one hardly thinks of Thailand and imagines cold, frost or even rainstorms. But don’t pack away your cozy sweaters just yet; Thailand does have its winter perks. From November through to February, the country finds itself in a perfect period just after the…

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Let’s Go, Chiang Rai

In comparison to the neighboring town of Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai is far from its description as a sleepy provincial town. Close to the borders of Laos and Myanmar, the city is home to an incredible number of temples—from historic jeweled monuments to unusual contemporary artworks. Situated in the Golden…

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Let’s Go, Trat Province

Bordering Cambodia on the East, Chanthaburi Province in the North and the Gulf of Thailand in the South, Trat is a relatively quiet coastal province that has recently started to attract an international audience – and for good reason. Koh Chang is the third largest tropical island in Thailand and…

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Let’s Go, Melaka, Malaysia

Picture this! Hundreds of boats at anchor. Two-masted Dhows from Arabia and India with their distinctive triangular sails, smaller local trading vessel from neighbouring Sumatra, and a vast Ming Dynasty fleet of varying sized junks. Boat riggings jangle and slap in the prevailing breeze. Bells toll. Smaller barges ferry cargo…

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Let’s Go, Nakhon Si Thammarat

When you think of southern Thailand you probably think of the gorgeous Andaman coast, or some beautiful far flung islands ringed with white sands and turquoise waters. But as the experienced traveler would tell you, if you go off-track, you’d find a lot of hidden gems past the highway. One…

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Let’s Go, Chumphon

Located on the east side of the Malaysian Peninsular on the coast of the Gulf of Thailand, most people pass through Chumphon on their way to its more popular neighbors such as Phuket, Koh Samui or Koh Pha Ngan but few choose to stay there. Like its name (Chumphon means…

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Let’s Go, Lopburi

With a population of about 20,000 inhabitants, Lopburi is a quiet town located in central Thailand, only a two hour drive from Bangkok. While it is small, it’s a good place to monkey around—no, you heard me, right. The old town is famous for its monkeys, especially the Monkey Temple…

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Let’s Go, Chiang Mai

Travellers know it well, the colorful land of lanterns and more that is located 700 km north of Bangkok. It was the former seat of the Lanna Kingdom, hence the name (Chiang Mai means “new city”) when it succeeded Chiang Rai as the capital. Now it is a paradise for…

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Let’s Go, Ko Samui

The third largest island in the Gulf of Thailand, Koh Samui is undoubtedly one of the most popular and beautiful places in Thailand. Also known as the Oriental Pearl of Phuket, the island hosts a great number of splendid natural and man-made attractions. There is nothing to stop party-goers or…

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The Beauty of Hua Hin

In many ways, Hua Hin is a just hop, skip and jump away from Bangkok. A quiet little beach resort town, it is just 2.5 to 3 hours away from Bangkok by auto. Hua Hin has long been favored by the royal family since Prince Chakrabhongse first visited on a…

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Let’s Go, Buriram

Located about 410 km from Bangkok, Buriram is one of the smallest provinces in Thailand but it has ancient roots dating way back to the ancient Khmer period. It is situated in the lower part of the northeastern region, the border of Oddar Meanchaeay in Cambodia lies to the southeast…

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Let’s Go, Nan Province

Nestled cozily in northern Thailand in the province of the same name, Nan is a charming town hidden among rearing mountains. The roads, while less trodden, lead to an impressive view of authentic Thai culture. The lack of foreign crowds is noticeable here, unlike in Chiang Mai four hours away.…

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Sri Lanka Named Top Destination In The World

Celebrating 70 years of independence, Sri Lanka has just been named Lonely Planet’s Top Destination for 2019. With untouched golden beaches to discover, a kaleidoscopic landscape and its eclectic mix of different religions and cultures, Sri Lanka is finally coming on to its own. “Already notable to intrepid travellers for…

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