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With friends of friends coming to Thailand for the first time, I was asked where they should go and what they should see. Their first stop is Bangkok. After living in Thailand for almost two decades, I quickly rattled off a list of sites, but in doing a little additional…

If you crave good times, tan lines, and turquoise blue water, then hop in your car and head south to Satun. Satun is a small province in southern Thailand that is located along the coast of the Andaman sea. It possesses almost 100 Islands, with some considered the most beautiful…

In 1889, during the reign of King Rama V, wealthy businessman Luang Sathorn Rajayutka, a Chinese businessman turned royal elite, commissioned a house, more of a mansion really, to be built for he and his family. Rajayutka was known for building the Sathorn Canal. The neo-classical family home was later…

#1 Beach Club In Koh Samui it’s Nikki Beach, In Pattaya it’s Alexa Beach and in Phuket Kudo’s is where you want to be seen. When in Hua Hin, Sundance Day Club takes the top spot as the best beach club in town. It is also the newest and the…

By Agneta de Bekassy On a sunny morning, I ventured across town with photographer Daniel Herron to the jewel on the river Chao Phraya, legendary Mandarin Oriental Hotel Bangkok, to meet the man behind the relative newly opened store “PRESTIGE Luxury tableware.” By just entering the lobby to this grand…

Chiang Mai offers so much as one of Thailand’s top domestic and international tourism destinations. Layers of rich cultural, historical and religious links, abundant natural attractions, a vibrant creative scene, markets and shopping, and extensive entertainment, cafés, dining, and bar scene. No matter your taste or budget, Chiang Mai has…

The Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation (GTAEF) is a small Thai registered charity set up in 2005 to help elephants that could not help themselves. GTAEF strongly believes that all elephants would be wild in an ideal world. This is unfortunately not the case, so until that point is reached,…

Eight hundred sixty kilometres north of Bangkok, you’ll find Thailand’s northernmost major city, Chiang Rai. With approximately 560,000 people and growing, this city should certainly land high on your holiday destination list.Chiang Rai’s roots go back to 1262 when it was founded by King Mangrai, who made it the capital…

It was an ordinary day, when on June 29, 1959 four US-army trucks with a few dozen soldiers on board rolled through the sleepy fishing village called Pattaya and stopped near the beach. The frolicking GIs, who had rented a few bamboo huts at the southern end of the four…

Phuket has reopened, and we believe now is the best time for a first time or rediscovery visit to the “Pearl of the Andamans.” But first, let’s cover some simple entry requirements for visitors. Since July of this year, international visitors have entered Phuket under the ‘Sandbox’ program. As of…

Are you searching for a getaway that will engross all members of your family or group? Regardless of gender, age, or season? Search no further than the much-loved district of Khao Yai. Just 3 hours from Bangkok, Koh Yai offers wide-open spaces, and clean air, all surrounded by the best…

Whether you call it Koh Kood or Ko Kut (both are correct), it’s easy to see why this is one of Thailand’s most loved tropical islands. Known for its crystalline waters and incredibly vast shores of white powdery sand, it is what you would expect to see in a movie…

The word ‘riviera’ conjures images of palm-fringed beaches, clear blue skies, magnificent hotels, unique dining and entertainment, yachts hugging marinas and perhaps even glamorous casinos. A playground for the rich and famous, or those who aspire to those heights. It speaks to an exceptional climate, comfort, and a sought-after quality…

Thailand is well known as a tropical island paradise. Koh Phi Phi, Koh Chang, Koh Lipe are just a few of the stunning tropical islands Thailand has on offer. For snorkelers and scuba divers however, one of the very best spots within Thailand is Mu Koh Surin. Famous for its…

Nestled in a peaceful corner of the lower northern region of Thailand, the small town of Uthai Thani is situated among the embrace of lush mountains, a diversity of ethnicity, and beautiful culture. Cruising along the Sakae Krang River is the most relaxed way to explore the genuine spirit of…

Nothing calms the soul like retreating into the serenity and beauty of mother nature. Environs where our minds are at peace as we gaze undisturbed at fauna and flora. Thailand is gifted with an abundance of such places, but few of them combine forest and sea as nicely as our…