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Visiting Thailand in December

One of the most popular months to visit Thailand, December heralds the start of the peak tourist season as overseas visitors head to the kingdom for winter warmth and sunshine. Flights to Thailand tend to be more expensive in December although deals can still be had, particularly if you don’t mind flying on an indirect […]

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Guide to domestic flights in Thailand

Domestic Flights in Thailand

If you’re planning your travel route around Thailand, don’t assume that the bus or train is always going to be the cheapest option. When it comes to long distance travel in Thailand, a flight can often be the best option in terms of convenience and … [Read More...]

Makha Bucha Day in Thailand

Public Holidays in Thailand, 2015

The dates below are the official Thai government list of public holidays in Thailand for 2015. Where the actual date of the holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday, a substitute day has been granted on the Monday as a day’s holiday. It’s helpful to … [Read More...]

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King’s Birthday and Father’s Day

December 5 is a public holiday in Thailand in honour of His Majesty the King's birthday. The Thai monarch is fondly regarded by many Thais as the 'Father of the Nation' and this is why his birthday is also celebrated as Father's Day in … [Read More...]

Ban Baat Monks Bowl Community, Bangkok

Ban Baat Monk’s Bowl Community, Bangkok

There was a time when all of the bowls used by Thai monks on their daily alms round were hand-made. Today, most of these alms bowls are mass-produced cheaply and quickly in factories elsewhere in Asia. But in Bangkok, one community is preserving the … [Read More...]

Sanctuary of Truth, Pattaya

Sanctuary of Truth, Pattaya

Located adjacent to the sea in Naklua, north Pattaya, the Sanctuary of Truth is a remarkable structure. Painstakingly carved from wood using traditional techniques and constructed without using any metal nails, it’s difficult to describe in one word … [Read More...]

Wat Phra That Doi Kong Mu, Mae Hong Son

Wat Phra That Doi Kong Mu, Mae Hong Son

A visit to Mae Hong Son isn’t complete without a trip to the hilltop temple of Wat Phra That Doi Kong Mu (Doi Kong Mu is the name of the hill on which the temple stands). The temple is particularly atmospheric in the early morning with mist and low … [Read More...]

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Silent Waters: Tsunami 10 Years On

December 26, 2004 is a date that will never be forgotten by so many. Not just by those directly caught up in the terrible events of that day, but by those in countries around the world who watched media coverage of the Indian Ocean tsunami and waited … [Read More...]