Phra That Doi Suthep Temple

The Opium Trail Trek from Chiang Mai

Trekking is one of the most dangerous activities you can take part in in Northern Thailand – but not for the reason you might think. Nope, it’s not treacherous conditions, nor menacing animals, nor unwelcoming tribes. The danger in trekking in the popular hiking hotspot of Northern Thailand is the high risk of disappointment from overcrowded trails, tourist gimmicks, exploitation of local villagers, shoddy tour operators, and total lack of flora and fauna sightings. We were determined not to fall victim to any of them. So we booked Viator’s Opium Trail Trek through Doi Suthep National Park, and braced ourselves.

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March 24, 2015 by
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Na Muang Waterfalls

The Na Muang Waterfalls

Much to many people’s surprise, it’s not all about the beaches in Koh Samui. The Na Muang Waterfalls are a set of two cascading falls situated nestled inland amid the island’s central mountains.

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March 10, 2015 by
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Rock Climbing at Railay Beach

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I arrive in Krabi with one major goal in mind: climb the world-renowned limestone rocks of southern Thailand. Images of classic long-tail boats decorated with colored ribbons and fresh flowers fill my mind. I can’t wait to set my eyes on those piercing blue-green waters from high above on Viator’s Climbing at Railay Beach tour.

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February 24, 2015 by
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The Most Beautiful Waterfalls in Phuket

Waterfalls in Phuket

There are a number of wonderful waterfalls in Phuket, but with so much choice how on earth do you settle on which to see while on your trip? To narrow your waterfall chasing down, here are the top three best waterfalls in Phuket.

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February 10, 2015 by
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King Mengrai Monument

King Mengrai Monument

Not many people who visit northern Thailand are aware of the history of this fascinating region. Did you know, for instance, that between the 13th and 18th centuries, northern Thailand was a completely separate state from the rest of the country? The King Mengrai Statue, situated in Chiang Rai may just seem like one of many statues scattered across Thailand, but its significance lies at the very heart of the origins of northern Thailand.

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February 3, 2015 by
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5 Unique Train Rides in Thailand

Little beats the romanticism of a long railway journey, and Thailand is as good a place as anywhere to soak up the delights of the rails. While the Thai railway network isn’t quite extensive enough to link up the whole country, it does boast a number of unique routes that make for memorable journeys.

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January 27, 2015 by
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