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Top 15 Things to Do in Bangkok

Bangkok is a vibrant, colorful, and welcoming city with lots of sights, shows, and culture to experience. This is not a city to be avoided. It’s a city with much to offer any tourist who chooses to spend a few days here. Here’s a list of the Top 15 things to see and do while in Bangkok. Note, Bangkok is the type of city where you could easily fill up a Top 100 and still not have enough room. I’ve selected what I consider (as someone who’s lived in Thailand for five years) the must-do, must-see things. The good...

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Top 20 Things to Do in Phuket

Phuket is a special sort of place — one of the most popular tourist destinations in Thailand…and the world. Beach mecca, gateway to the southern Island, and a place that offers a little bit of something for everyone. I’ve lived in Phuket for over five years. If you are coming as a tourist for a few days or few weeks, here’s the top tourist’ hit list for the must-do things. If you don’t knock of all ten points on your ‘Phuket Bucket List’, you’ll be going home disappointed. Local Tip: Phuket is a perfect counterpoint to Bangkok (see our...

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Top 12 Best Places to See in Thailand

One could easily fill up a list of 100 must-see places in Thailand and still find the list too short. But there are some clear winners that, if you visit the Land of Smiles, you need to cross off your list first. Welcome to our Top 12 of the Best Places to See in Thailand. Thailand is a place where you can easily spend a few months jumping around different areas to fully explore each one. But if you are time constrained, you can knock off most of these sights within a packed two-week trip across Thailand. However, for...

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Ultimate Travel Guide to Chiang Rai: Dramatic Hinterlands, Temples, and Culture

Chiang Rai is often referred to as the little sister of Chiang Mai, but other than their names and location in northern Thailand, they don’t have as much in common as you might think. It’s relaxed and laid-back vibe make Chiang Rai even more ideal than the islands for a holiday of doing nothing or being as busy as you want. Sleepy Chiang Rai was founded in 1262, and like much of northern Thailand, the city still identifies with its Lanna history. You can see it in the architecture, cuisine, art, and music. One of the most notable differences...

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Ultimate Guide to Chiang Mai: Thailand’s Cultural Paradise

Chiang Mai is one of Thailand’s must-see destinations and an alternative to Bangkok’s chaotic madness. Instead of pollution and traffic  and urban sprawl, you have clean air, walkable roads, and mountains. Chiang Mai is the second most visited city in Thailand and should be one of the must-visit places on your Thailand travel itinerary. Chiang Mai is also a temple heaven with practically a new ‘Wat’ (temple) every few blocks. You could easily spend weeks doing a Temple walkabout and still not see them all. Intro to Chiang Mai Chiang Mai is located in the mountains of Northern Thailand...

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