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  • Eating insects in Bangkok: the future of food?

    Eating insects in Bangkok: the future of food?

    August 8th, 2018Tamara Hinson
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    Three courses into my tasting menu at what’s regarded as one of Bangkok‘s top restaurants and I’ve reached the moment I’m dreading: the ravioli. But the reason for my weariness isn’t an intolerance to wheat, or the spicy turmeric sauce drizzled over the delicate parcel of meat. It’s the knowledge of what lies beneath – in... Read more »

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  • The best places to eat in Bangkok

    The best places to eat in Bangkok

    May 10th, 2018Keith Drew
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    With Michelin launching its first ever guide to the city, the food scene in Bangkok is (literally) on everybody’s lips right now. But with an estimated ten thousand new restaurants opening every year in Thailand‘s capital, choosing where to eat can be a minefield. Here’s our guide to five places that you simply can’t afford... Read more »

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  • Off the tourist trail in Southeast Asia: 5 underrated cities

    Off the tourist trail in Southeast Asia: 5 underrated cities

    November 21st, 2017Marco Ferrarese
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    Modern Bangkok, historical Hanoi and tourism-boom town Siem Reap — home to the world-famous Angkor Wat temples — are some of Southeast Asia‘s best drawcards, and see thousands of visitors every year. But the region still has plenty of places that stay well off the tourist radar. These five underrated Southeast Asian towns and cities... Read more »

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  • Video: a 1 minute guide to Thailand

    Video: a 1 minute guide to Thailand

    December 5th, 2016Colt St. George
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    Whether you’re planning a two-week holiday or an epic backpacking trip, Thailand remains one of our readers’ favourite destinations, and with good reason. There’s plenty to explore. From Chiang Mai‘s fun festivals and Bangkok‘s brilliant street food, to the gorgeous beaches and idyllic islands, here’s our one-minute guide to Thailand.

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  • The truth about elephant tourism in Asia

    The truth about elephant tourism in Asia

    November 28th, 2016Gavin Thomas
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    Elephants are born free, but are everywhere in chains – and it’s tourism which is increasingly to blame. Riding an elephant used to be on every visitor’s list of must-do activities during a visit to Asia, although growing awareness of elephant rights – and, increasingly, wrongs – means that over the past five years almost... Read more »

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  • 9 essential tips for backpacking Thailand

    9 essential tips for backpacking Thailand

    April 11th, 2016Helen Ochyra
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    Backpacking Thailand can mean staying in fun-packed hostels and idyllic beach bungalows, eating noodles so tasty and so cheap you’ll swear off all other food groups and climbing aboard everything from an overnight train to a lolloping elephant. But it also means following a well-worn route – one that has sprouted an entire industry to... Read more »

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  • These amazing photos of Thailand will intensify your wanderlust

    These amazing photos of Thailand will intensify your wanderlust

    March 8th, 2016Ian Barin
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    Professional photographer Ian Barin shares some of his favourite pictures of Thailand.  Thailand. It’s everything you’ve heard; a beautifully complex country filled with big temples, mouthwatering foods, gorgeous coastlines, modern cities, mountainous jungles, and fascinating history and people to go along with it. Although Thailand is a very established travel destination in Southeast Asia, one... Read more »

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  • An insider’s guide to Thailand: 9 tips from our author

    An insider’s guide to Thailand: 9 tips from our author

    January 11th, 2016Paul Gray
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    Having finally settled down in Thailand after twenty years of toing and froing, our author, Paul, has plenty to write home about. Here are some of his favourite experiences from the new Rough Guide to Thailand. 1. Get a traditional massage in Bangkok A good pummelling at the massage pavilions amid the historic, kaleidoscopic architecture... Read more »

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  • Trekking in Thailand: the best routes

    Trekking in Thailand: the best routes

    December 10th, 2015Helen Ochyra
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    Thailand is ripe for trekking. From its dripping, pristine rainforests to its towering, mist-enveloped mountains, there is a landscape that just begs you to get out on two feet and explore. But the real joy of trekking in Thailand here is nothing to do with the scenery, it’s the people that make every step count, from... Read more »

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  • Where to stay in Bangkok: an area by area guide

    Where to stay in Bangkok: an area by area guide

    December 9th, 2015Paul Gray
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    Bangkok is vast. There’s a population of 11 million people within its 1500 square kilometres and towering high-rise buildings of up to 304m-high. It’s a modern metropolis with frenetic markets, traditional temples and a brilliant nightlife. But where should you base yourself? Whatever kind of trip you’re planning, here’s the lowdown on where to stay... Read more »

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  • Go it alone: solo travel in Thailand

    Go it alone: solo travel in Thailand

    November 24th, 2015Helen Ochyra
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    Thailand is the quintessential backpacker destination. Here you can make the first footprints on secluded sands, dance shoeless under a full moon and swim beneath cascading waterfalls. Running through Thailand’s rainforests and temples and looping around its islands and beaches is the so-called “banana pancake trail”, a well-worn, tried and tested backpacker route that has... Read more »

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  • Budget trips: 20 of the cheapest places to travel

    Budget trips: 20 of the cheapest places to travel

    August 21st, 2015Emma Gibbs
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