Elephants are an integral part of Thailand’s history and culture, and elephant encounters are usually high on most visitors’ bucket-list activities. These days visitors to Thailand have a greater respect for elephants and are keen to visit find sanctuaries that treat elephants with the kindness and respect they deserve. Here’s a guide to the best of Thailand’s ethical elephant encounters. Read More
Thailand is now recognised as the major hub that connects Australians with South East Asia. Award-winning travel writer and author, John Borthwick introduces us to some of South East Asia’s hidden gems, lesser known South East Asian towns, each with a fascinating history and culture, each a mere hop, skip and jump from Bangkok. Read More
The third TropOut gay beach festival will take place in Phuket next year from April 15-22, 2018.
TropOut launched in Phuket in 2016, and demand to return to Thailand was so high that organisers decided to lock in a follow-up edition of this iconic gay travel event, something that will delight returning guests, and those determined to see what all the fuss is about. Read More
ANZAC Day Thailand… the team at Explore TV visit the memorials to those ANZACs who lost their lives on Thai soil constructing the Thai Burma Railway. Here are their video guides to the war memorials of Kanchanaburi and the Hellfire Pass. Read More
The Tourism Authority of Thailand Sydney Office (TAT) would like to assure travellers that Bangkok remains one of the world’s top destinations for street food. This is in light of recent media articles stating that the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is to ban food stalls from Bangkok’s main streets. Rest assured, this is not the case! Read More
With its emerald rainforests, palm-tree-lined shores, and endless array of fun activities, Phuket is a holiday destination straight out of the pages of National Geographic—and its fans would like to keep it that way. Luckily, it’s not just the rainforests that are green here; there are plenty of places to stay that are kind to the Earth. We set Expedia Australia the task of finding Phuket’s most eco-friendly hotels in Phuket. Read More
It’s that time of year again, when all over Thailand, water is celebrated with the 2017 Songkran Festival as people take to the streets for water parties, visit temples to observe ancient rites and generally have a lot of boisterous fun.
Here’s a round-up of Thailand’s best 2017 Songkran Festivals. Read More
Floating in the Andaman Sea off Thailand’s coast, Phuket lures you in with its white sand beaches and ancient temples, but you’ll stick around for the food. In between shaking the sand from your sandals and admiring Wat Chalong, your nose will catch the scent of banana pancakes and noodle soup that wafts through the air. Food is everywhere during a Phuket holiday—nibble by nibble, you can try it all with just a few dollars and a big appetite. We asked the travel experts at Expedia Australia to recommend the best Phuket food adventures… Read More
According to TripAdvisor, five of Asia’s Top 25 Beaches in 2017 are in Thailand. The global review website released its annual Travellers’ Choice listings recently, and top of the list were three beaches in Phuket, with two others in Krabi also making the Top 25. Read More