Thailand

Stories, tips and advice for visiting Thailand.

Koh Lanta is a fairly undeveloped island off the coast of south Thailand and is easily my favourite place I’ve been to in the country. After spending time on other beaches and islands in the region, I felt like something was still missing and I hadn’t quite seen the piece of Thailand I’d imagined. I was still waiting for those postcard perfect views and unspoilt beaches. Many people told us that Koh Lanta was really chilled out, quiet and not yet hit hard by tourism so we decided to book two nights on the island, which quickly turned into three…

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Tiger Cave Temple, also known as Wat Tham Suea, is a Buddhist temple just northeast of Krabi Town in Thailand. It gets its name due to the apparent tiger paw prints in the cave, as well as the legend that tigers used to roam in the area. The temple complex was huge- it was basically a small village with lots of mini temple buildings, cafes and shops. It was really pretty and good to look around, but what the temple is most famous for, and what I was eager to do, is the climb.┬áTo visit the temple itself requires you…

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The Krabi province of Thailand is famous for its stunning scenery of white sand beaches, limestone karst cliffs and mangrove forest, and has hundreds of gorgeous islands off its shores. Ellie and I spent just short of two weeks in this region, using the relatively small beach town of Ao Nang as a base to explore the nearby beaches and islands. While Ao Nang is fairly touristy, we really fell in love with it. The two main streets are lined with bars, restaurants, markets and hostels, making it a great place to meet people and have a good time. Having…

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On our journey south from Chiang Mai to Krabi, we decided to break up the journey by spending a day in Ayutthaya. We arrived in Ayutthaya in the evening after a long train journey and after a quick visit to the night market for dinner, we went to bed ready to wake up early the next day for a full day of exploring… In 1350, Ayutthaya was the capital of the Kingdom of Siam until it was viciously attacked by the Burmese in 1787, resulting in the fall of the kingdom. The ruins of this ancient city are now preserved…

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Ellie and I recently spent 4 days in Chiang Mai- a beautiful city in Northern Thailand known for its many temples, night markets and close proximity to the jungle. After just having spent time in chaotic Bangkok, the laid back vibe of Chiang Mai was very welcomed and we enjoyed leisurely wandering the streets and exploring temples before hanging out with elephants and trekking through the jungle… Day 1 We arrived in Chiang Mai at 5am after a gruelling 10 hour overnight bus journey from Bangkok. Me, Ellie and two guys we met called Harry and Mark were dropped at…

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