Saa Paper and Umbrella Handicraft Center – Chiang Mai

May 17, 2016

Another visit you should make sure not to skip while visiting Chiang Mai is a visit to one of the saa paper and paper umbrella handicraft places. You can find some of these in the city center of Chiang Mai but we visited a couple of handicraft locations along road 1006 in San Kamphaeng District. The road in this area has multiple handicraft places that make not only saa paper and…

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Chiang Mai Zoo

May 16, 2016

The Chiang Mai Zoo is one of the most famous zoos in Thailand. Located in the west part of the city it lies along the same road you would take to visit Doi Suthep. The zoo is a beautiful park with a wide variety of animals and a beautiful aquarium. A small mono rail train allows you to take a birds eye view of the zoo. When visiting Chiang Mai…

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Tha Pom Khlong Song Nam

January 17, 2016

We were staying in a hotel at Nong Thale in Krabi for a week and were looking for a nearby place to visit. One of the hotel restaurant staff mentioned Tha Pom Khlong Song Nam. She told this would be a beautiful green and quiet place. She was so right. It was only a short drive and really worth it. Tha Pom Khlong Song Nam is a small area with a…

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Old Phuket Town is a casserole of cultures with a very Thai taste

January 17, 2016

  [Source: Tourism Authority of Thailand Newsroom – www.tatnews.org] – Phuket is often called Thailand’s melting pot. But perhaps the island is better described as a Thai soup; each ingredient is distinct in itself, yet contributes to a rich cultural blend. People that settle on this Andaman island retain their traditional flavours – Indian merchants visited to trade, yet left hints of Hinduism. The Chinese and Europeans came here for…

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Koh Hong (Hong Island)

September 8, 2015

Koh Hong (Hong Island) is a small island in the Andaman sea in southern Thailand. The island is like a small version of some of the more well known islands like the Phi Phi Islands, especially Phi Phi Le. As on Koh Phi Phi Le you will also find no houses or people living on Koh Hong. Hong means room in Thai. The reason for the name can quickly be understood when…

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Kwan Riam Floating Market

September 6, 2015

We used to live along the Ramkhamhaeng Road in eastern Bangkok. All these times we never visited this market. I am not sure when this market first opened but I am sorry I did not discover this one earlier. Only after we moved on a bit we first visited the market. It is a fun and interesting place to spend some hours in the weekend. It is a great place to…

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Khao Chon waterfall

August 30, 2015

Deep into the Suan Phueng district, actually not far from the border with Myanmar, you can find some stunning waterfalls. One of them is the Khao Chon waterfall. This waterfall is a popular place for people to hangout. The water and the forest provide a bit of cool escape from the hot Thai weather. From the parking it is just a short walk towards the waterfall. First you pass some souvenir…

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Srinakarin Dam

October 20, 2014

Not far from the Erawan National Park and the Erawan Falls you can make another nice stop at the Srinakarin Dam. When you visit the waterfalls and have a bit of time left that day you can easily combine this with a visit to this dam. The dam is operated by the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT). The dam is build in the Kwai Yai river in the Si…

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Erawan National Park

October 19, 2014

Erawan National Park is a Thai national park located in Kanchanaburi province in the west of Thailand. According to the Thai government the elevation of the park varies between 165-996 meter above the sea level. The park is covered by a lush green forest. One of the main attractions in the national park is Erawan Falls. We have been here several times and each time again enjoyed the beauty of…

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Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park

October 16, 2014

When we visited Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park we were pleasantly surprised. We never had expected to see so many beautiful places here. And the best of all was that it was not (yet?) flooded by tourists. From beautiful temples in front of an impressive rock wall and beautiful white beaches, mangrove forest to Irrawaddy dolphins, the rare dusky langur and one of the most amazing caves in the…

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