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Where to find Thailand’s ethical elephant encounters

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

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The most Eco-Friendly Hotels in Phuket

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

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Ever considered home stay accommodation in Thailand?

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

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Free-wheeling in Bangkok

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