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Royal Ploughing Ceremony in Bangkok, Thailand

Rocket Festivals and Royal Ploughing Ceremonies Welcome the Rainy Season

Although some tourists are put off visiting Southeast Asia during the rainy season, it can still be a great time to visit the region. It’s also a crucial time of the year for rice farmers. So much so, that special ceremonies and festivals are held in May to encourage the rains and hope for a […]

Celebrating the New Year Water Festivals in Southeast Asia

Celebrating the New Year Water Festival in Southeast Asia

The middle of April is a time of celebration for a number of countries in Southeast Asia. The traditional New Year Water Festivals are a time to make merit, spend time with family and enjoy an extended holiday break. The water festivals are steeped in tradition with each country in Southeast Asia placing their own […]

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Scuba Diving in Thailand

Thailand is blessed with a wide range of dive sites making it an ideal destination for divers of all abilities. There are rewarding sites in the Gulf of Thailand including Koh Tao and Koh Samui which are well-suited to beginner divers and those looking to enjoy the sun and social scene. If you are serious […]

Sukhothai Historical Park, Thailand

Highlights of Sukhothai Historical Park, Thailand

For lovers of history and culture, Sukhothai is one of the stand-out locations in Thailand. Awarded Unesco World Heritage status in 1991, Sukhothai Historical Park contains temples and Buddha images which date back almost 800 years. Located in a picturesque and tranquil rural setting, the historic temples of Sukhothai are a joy to visit. In […]

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5 Quiet and Quaint Destinations in Southern Thailand

When the conversation falls on the south of Thailand, most travelers think of long sandy beaches on Phuket, cold sunset drinks on Koh Samui, or the dramatic limestone seascape in Krabi. What most visitors aren’t aware of, however, is that the Thailand’s tropical south is cultural melting pot with much more to offer. Hat Yai […]

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9 best Bangkok rooftop restaurants & bars

In recent years, the number of al fresco restaurants and rooftop bars in Bangkok have, well, skyrocketed. Come torrential rain or sticky humidity, every night diners and bar-goers head to the skies to indulge in some of the city’s finest wining and dining experience set against a twinkling urban nightscape. You’ll pay for the privilege […]

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6 Best River Cruises in Southeast Asia

River cruises, similar to epic train journeys, have an undeniable romance of travel appeal about them, offering an unhurried way to take in a destination’s sights and a glimpse of traditional life along the river. Following the same routes which kings and explorers have travelled before, these are the best river cruises in Southeast Asia […]

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8 of Northern Thailand’s Best Markets

Thailand has a propensity for marketplaces (called ‘talad‘ in Thai or ‘kad‘ in northern Thai). Every neighborhood has its own market where people buy fresh produce and household necessities, while markets in more popular destinations cater more to leisure shoppers and visitors. Here is a guide to the best markets in Northern Thailand to see, […]

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5 Reasons to Go on Phuket Offshore Excursions

The waters around Phuket are known for their diverse natural beauty, ranging from dramatic limestone seascapes to swathes of powdery beaches and undiscovered offshore islands. While Phuket itself is blessed with smaller quiet bays, to really enjoy mother nature’s finest, visitors should head towards the watery horizon. Need more convincing? Here are five reasons. 1. […]