The Kingdom of Thailand is known as the "Land of Smiles", and is a friendly, colorful, and exciting country to visit. From the the busy and modern metropolis of Bangkok to the white sandy beaches of the islands in the Andaman Sea to the ancient temples along the mountains in the far north, Thailand has plenty to offer visitors, who always end up returning to the country again and again.
It's the hottest part of the year, and Songkran, the Thai New Year is upon us! Find out the origins of this city-wide water gun fight, where to celebrate, and how to stay safe. Happy Songkran!
Step away from the shopping malls and into a more spiritual world on this mini pilgrimage to visit and pray at each of downtown Bangkok's eight sacred shrines. Bangkok's "Eat, Pray, Shop" initiative encourages a visit to the eight incredible shrines.
Even the expat who loves Thai food the most will, after a certain length of time in Thailand, begin craving breakfast. Does this New York-style bagel bakery have the best breakfast in downtown Bangkok?
These little bowls of noodles are 10-12 baht each, and you are meant to order round after round. Eating boat noodles is a fun experience to have with your Thai friends in Bangkok, but it's so hard to choose which shop is the best! We visit four popular boat noodle shops around Bangkok's Victory Monument area.
Popular in the 1990's, the street food known as "tokyo" is, despite its name, wholly Thai. Found on the streets of Bangkok for as little as 4 baht apiece, tokyo is a popular, cheap, and tasty snack.
An urban rooftop speakeasy, a street market in a former minibus terminal, and a Bangkok live music icon. These three bars are some of the coolest places in Bangkok's Victory Monument area, all close to the Skytrain station. Ready for good drinks, great views, live music, and lively atmosphere?
It may not be Thailand's most famous island, nor the most beautiful, but at just a few hours away from Bangkok, Koh Larn (Coral Island), is popular with Bangkok locals and expats alike as the closest and easiest tropical paradise for weekend and day trips.
There's a small wooden palace quite near the ARL train from Bangkok Airport. Even if you only have a few hours in Bangkok, it's possible to visit this small, historic, and often unfairly overlooked wooden palace in Bangkok's Phayathai area. Once the home of a Siamese prince, Suan Pakkad is a beautiful and peaceful royal palace and oasis in the chaos of Bangkok.
If you wake up before dawn you can take part in the important daily ritual of giving food to Buddhist monks on their daily alms rounds. Here's everything you need to know.
Take a trek to Pu Chi Fah, a mountain on Thailand's far northern border. It's not easy to get there, but the views are worth the effort. Watch the sunrise over the legendary scenic mountain in Thailand's remote far northern Chiang Rai Province on the Lao border.
Bangkok is world-renowned for its delicious street food, and some of the city's best can be found along Petchburi Road, not far from downtown.
Samut Prakan Province is just east of Bangkok. Technically, nearly everyone who visits Thailand spends some time in Samut Prakan - that's where Survarnabhumi BKK Airport is - but other than that, people don't often make it out to this quiet, relatively suburban province just outside of Bangkok. With the upcoming opening of a new BTS Skyrain line stretching all the way out to Samut Prakan, the province is more accessible than ever. Here are three fun things to do for a day outside of Bangkok.
One of the best parts about traveling is trying all of the delicious food to be had all over the world. Some of the best food you'll ever find is street food, served out of a little cart, or from a stall in a crowded market. These three dishes are some of the most famous northern Thai cuisine. Give them a try, and let us know what you think of our recommendations.
Bangkok locals and expats alike know how important it is to get away from the city's pollution from time to time for some fresh air and relaxation. If you haven't got time for a weekend trip away or a day trip outside of the city, check out one of these five excellent parks and green spaces for fresh air around Bangkok, Thailand.
There are a couple different ways that you can study a culture, and it's really interesting to look at the way outsiders view a culture and compare it to the way that one views his or her own culture.
Kanchanaburi, a beautiful province in far western Thailand, is home to a number of remarkable temples and sites. One of the most scenic is the famous Wat Tham Sua. Besides the stunning views and amazing temple complex, the "Tiger Cave Temple", is also the resting place of the mummified body of a famously powerful Buddhist monk, preserved in a glass coffin, who visitors can go to see.
Follow the Burmese Death Railway from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi to disciver the history of the Second World War in Thailand.
Snow Town made big news in Bangkok when it opened in 2015, and Christmas seems like the perfect time to visit a Hokkaido-themed winter wonderland on the top floor of a shopping mall in Thailand!
Wat Benchamabophit is a quintessential example of Bangkok-style royal temple architecture and one of the most iconic Thai temples.
Thanksgiving Day is just a little over a week away! Find out where to enjoy a real Turkey Day feast in the Big Mango.
Top Destinations in Thailand
- Chiang Mai
- Chiang Rai