Thailand travel

We all know that counterfeit goods are bad, but those affordable handbag copies and super-cheap pirated DVDs hawked in Asian marketplaces are mighty tempting. While we’d never encourage loading up your suitcase with these faux products, if you can’t help yourself we suggest frequenting the following cheap and cheerful shopping centers. Thailand is the king […]

A tailored suit is one of life’s luxuries that those of us on a budget can rarely experience. But if you’re planning a trip to Asia, there’s no better time to indulge. Tailors in cities around the continent can create fully lined suits in your choice of fabric for a fraction of the price you’ll […]

Lopburi is a Thai city steeped in history, but today most travelers have just one thing on their minds: monkeys. Every year many international tourists visit the area located three hours north of the country’s capital, Bangkok, to meet the city’s simian residents. It’s estimated that some 2000 crab-eating macaque monkeys call Lopburi home. And […]

When many people think of Asia they think of shopping up a storm in the cities and discovering the continent’s cultural heritage in temples and museums. But some of Asia’s most interesting attractions are actually outdoors. Just outside Kunming in China you’ll find the Shilin Stone Forest, a forest which really isn’t a forest at […]

When international travelers think of Asia they think of technological innovation, a bustling lifestyle, and all that delicious food. While Asia’s cities buzz, its national parks are a real draw card for tourists looking to get back to nature. The following parks, many of which are UNESCO World and Natural Heritage sites, are amongst Asia’s […]

The Westin chain recently opened the doors of its first resort in Thailand. The Westin Siray Bay Resort & Spa is located on Siray Island in the idyllic Thai province of Phuket. The hotel’s location couldn’t be better, with views of Siray Bay, its secluded white beach, and the Indian Ocean. Cross the bridge to […]

When you’re on a trip to Thailand don’t overlook the fact that Bangkok is a foodie’s paradise with many streets lined with restaurants ready to serve up delicious cuisine from around the globe. All those choices can overwhelm tourists, but as with any city you’ll find the best meals where the locals eat. Here are […]

Thailand’s Our Jungle House invites travelers to escape the hustle and bustle of the big cities and get back to nature. The setting of this eco-friendly accommodation could not be more idyllic. The resort is set on 25 acres of private rainforest near Khao Sok National Park. These parklands, majestic with their limestone peaks, are […]

When most people think of vacationing in Thailand they imagine shopping up a storm in Bangkok or lazing by the beach in Koh Samui. But the Asian country also has a rich history just waiting to be explored. The best place for history buffs to discover is Kanchanaburi Province, home to the famous River Kwai. […]

Wat Pha Luang Ta Bua Yannasampanno monastery is a modest place of worship, unremarkable in many ways. In fact, if it were not for its unique residents you wouldn’t know about this site in regional Thailand at all. But here tourists travel daily to marvel at the monks who share their lives with tigers. Buddhism […]