Travel - Leisure

Phra Narai Ratchaniwet
Phra Narai Ratchaniwet
King Narai’s palace is probably the best place to begin a tour of Lopburi. After King Narai’s death in 1688, the palace was used only by King Phetracha...
28/02/2017
Takraw
Takraw
Tàkrâw, sometimes called Siamese football in old English texts, refers to games in which a woven rattan ball, about 12cm in diameter, is kicked around. The...
21/02/2017
Krabi-Krabong
Krabi-Krabong
One of the traditional Thai martial arts still practiced in Thailand is kràbìi-kràbong. This tradition focuses on hand-held weapons techniques,...
21/02/2017
Muay Thai (Thai Boxing)
Muay Thai (Thai Boxing)
Training in muay thai takes place at dozens, perhaps as many as a hundred, boxing camps around the country. Most would be relatively reluctant to take on foreign...
21/02/2017
Discover Sukhothai
Discover Sukhothai
Although Sukhothai was Thailand’s first capital, it only lasted a little over 100 years from its foundation in 1257 before being superseded by Ayuthaya in 1379....
09/01/2017
Bangkok
Bangkok
Bangkok, or Krung Thep as it is known to Thais, became the capital of Thailand in 1782, following a short spell in which Thonburi was the capital, after the Burmese...
05/01/2017
Hat Yai
Hat Yai
This is a busy commercial centre where  the east and west coast roads and the railway line all meet. Apart from being the South’s business capital, Hat Yai is...
28/12/2016
Hua Hin
Hua Hin
This town, 230km south of Bangkok in Pra-chuap Khiri Khan Province, is the oldest Thai seaside resort. Hua Hin is still a popu­lar weekend getaway for Thais, but has...
28/12/2016
Phetburi (Phetchaburi)
Phetburi (Phetchaburi)
Phetburi, 160km south of Bangkok, has a number of interesting old temples. A walk­ing tour can take in six or seven of them in two or three hours, including the old...
28/12/2016
Ko Samui
Ko Samui
This beautiful island, off the east coast, has become a fully-fledged tourist resort. An airport was finally opened here in 1989 and car ferries have been in operation...
26/12/2016
Chiang Rai
Chiang Rai
Although this town 105km north of Chiang Mai was once the home of the Emerald Buddha, it’s of no intrinsic interest - just a stepping stone for other places like...
20/12/2016
Come to Chiang Mai
Come to Chiang Mai
More than 700km north-west of Bangkok, Chiang Mai has over 300 temples - almost as many as Bangkok though the city is far smaller in area - making it visually striking...
19/12/2016

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