Home stay accommodation in Thailand is becoming more and more popular – in fact demand is growing across South East Asia, and it’s not just because it’s cheap. Taking advantage of accommodation like this is a great way to experience what Thai village life is really like, far-removed – but often not far away – from the bright lights of Phuket, Koh Samui, Bangkok and Chiang Mai.
Travel writer Deborah Dickson-Smith sampled the simple life recently, in Koh Yao, only a 35-minute ferry ride from Phuket in Phang Na province. Here’s what she had to say about her experience. Read More
Thailand has hundreds of islands both in the Gulf of Thailand and in the Andaman Sea, but most people have only heard of Phuket, Koh Samui, and maybe Koh Phi Phi. Here are six Thai islands you may not have heard of. Read More
During his reign, the much loved King Bhumibol Aduladej initiated many Royal Projects around the country with an aim to look after Thailand’s poorest people, share the country’s wealth, and look after Thailand’s natural resources. Read More
In the heart of the so-called Golden Triangle and about three hours-drive from its better-known neighbour Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai has undergone one of the biggest transformations seen anywhere in Thailand, thanks to the Doitung Project. Read More
Beyond Thailand’s beautiful islands, beaches and temples, there are many aspects of Thai culture that are well worth exploring, and one of these that is fast-growing in popularity is Thailand’s rich agricultural heritage. Welcome to Agro-tourism. Read More
Koh Klang is a quiet muslim enclave, far from the hustle and bustle of nearby Krabi. Here you’ll find a more immersive experience, get to know the locals, and learn a bit about their unique culture. Read More
Guest blogger and award-winning Australian travel writer Louise Southerden finds there’s more to the Thai capital than temples and tuk-tuks on a Bangkok bike tour.
Imagine a bike-friendly city and you’ll probably think of, say, Copenhagen or Amsterdam. Not an Asian city, and definitely not Bangkok, that sprawling stopover of a capital inhabited by 12 million people and better known for tuk-tuks than bike trails. Read More
Elephant Hills Safari Tours, recently highly commended in the recent Thailand Green Excellence Awards, provide a unique Thai experience for visitors to Thailand looking for looking to get up close and personal with Thai wildlife.
The Thailand Green Excellence Award winners were announced at the World Travel Market in London in November 2014 by the Tourism Authority of Thailand and Wanderlust Magazine and are based on how captive animals are treated, kept, cared for and interacted with. Read More
Guest blogger and award-winning Australian travel writer Louise Southerden finds an unusual swimming companion on Koh Chang island.
I’m not quite sure what my first thought was on seeing the wiry, bearded man walking towards me along the beach that first morning. Sure, he looked normal enough, in his straw hat, shorts and T-shirt. But it was early (too early for the sunbathers that usually emerged after a late breakfast) and he seemed to be carrying a backpack (unlike your typical early-morning tourist out for some exercise before the heat became too intense). Read More
What better way to discover Thainess than with an expert local guide? Phil Hawkes and his wife Nicole recently explored Kanchanaburi, with help from local guide, Suree. They share their experience with us here… Read More