Places in Thailand
Same same, but different. This Thailish T-shirt philosophy sums up Bangkok, a city where the familiar and the exotic collide like the flavours on a plate of pàt tai. Full-On Food Until you’ve eaten on a Bangkok street, your noodles mingling with your sweat amid a cloud of exhaust fumes, you haven’t actually eaten Thai food.
The island of Phuket has long been misunderstood. Firstly, the ‘h’ is silent. And secondly, Phuket doesn’t feel like an island at all. It’s so huge (49km long, the biggest in Thailand) that you rarely feel surrounded by water, which is probably why Ko (‘island’) was dropped from its name.
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Secret Ko Pha-Ngan: the Thai isle beyond the famous full moon parties
In the late 1970s, Ko Pha-Ngan was a pristine paradise that beckoned the intrepid...
A tale of two Thai cities: how to visit Ayuthaya and Lopburi in just one day
So, you're taking the overnight train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai and want to visit Ayuthaya and Lopburi on the way, but your schedule is too tight to spare two days? Conventional wisdom says you need to choose one or ...
How to interact ethically with elephants in Thailand
For many people, riding on the back of an elephant in Thailand is the ultimate bucket list experience...
A perfect day in Chiang Mai: exploring the 'rose of the north'
The laid-back city of Chiang Mai is an endearing mix of old and new: the moated, walled old quarter shelters ancient temples, while a traveller-friendly scene caters to everybody from culture vultures to the party set...