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Visiting Thailand in August

Visiting Thailand in August

A trip to Thailand in August coincides with the rainy season, but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t visit. Far from it. There are plenty of good reasons to visit Thailand during the low season in August. Tourist attractions are less crowded, … [Read More...]

How to get to Ko Pha Ngan

How to Get to Ko Pha Ngan

There are a number of different options for travel to Ko Pha Ngan. The best way to get to the island will depend on your preferred method of travel and your budget. Flights to Ko Pha Ngan Plans were announced in 2012 to build a small airport on … [Read More...]

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No Elections in Thailand Until 2017

There will be no elections in Thailand until at least 2017. That's according to the deputy chairman of the National Legislative Assembly (NLA), the body which serves as the interim parliament. The NLA say that the current military government need … [Read More...]

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Drought Conditions Continue in Thailand

Parts of Thailand continue to experience drought conditions with central provinces including Ayutthaya, Lopburi and Suphanburi amongst the worst hit regions. Some provinces in the north and north-east have also been badly affected by the extended dry … [Read More...]

red chillies for sale at Pak Klong Talad Market, Bangkok

Colours of Thailand: Radiant in Red

Red hot chillies They might be small, but the humble chilli can pack a powerful punch. And as any visitor to Thailand will testify, the Thais love to use them in their cooking. Take a trip to any fresh food market in Thailand and you’ll see piles of … [Read More...]

Thai fishcakes (thod mun pla)

Thai Fish Cakes (Thod Mun Pla)

Thai fish cakes, known as thod mun pla, are a tasty treat which are popular with locals as well as tourists. Prices can vary greatly depending on whether you are buying the fish cakes as a quick snack from a Thai street hawker or as an appetizer in … [Read More...]

Fisherman's Village, Bophut, Ko Samui

Fisherman’s Village at Bophut, Ko Samui

Ko Samui has the nickname of 'coconut island', a reference to the coconut plantations which at one time were the biggest source of income for the islanders. These days, the main industry on Ko Samui is tourism. But long before the tourists arrived … [Read More...]

Buddhism and the sacred white thread of sai sin

Sai Sin and the Sacred White Thread

If you’re a regular visitor to Thailand, there is a good chance you’ve had white cotton bracelets tied round your wrists at some stage during your travels. This cotton thread has been blessed in advance by a Buddhist monk and is known as 'sai sin'. … [Read More...]

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Trouble at the Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi

Wat Pa Luangta Bua Yannasampanno, better known as the 'Tiger Temple', is one of Thailand’s most controversial tourist attractions. The temple, which is located a few hours drive to the west of Bangkok, describes itself as a sanctuary and says the … [Read More...]