Articles By: Patrice Asia Thailand Traveller

/ 16 September 2014 17 h 09 min

Popular Thai Dishes

Tom Yum Goong – This is the national aroma of Thailand, thanks to the generous use of fragrant herbs. Lemongrass, lime leaves, galangal, and shallots provide the memorable smells, with chilis and fish sauce providing the kick. Substance comes in the form of jumbo shrimp (goong) and mushrooms. The flavour is a unique combination of spicy hot and sour and [...]

/ 15 September 2014 13 h 16 min

Wat Saket – Bangkok

Wat Saket is famed for its Golden Mount – a spire that rises some 260 feet into the air from ground level. Nestled on top of a man-made hill, the Golden Mount is a fairly dominant feature in the Rattanakosin area’s skyline. Building of the temple started in the 1800s by King Rama III and the temple was completed by [...]

/ 12 September 2014 16 h 29 min

Pai in Mae Hong Son

Pai is famous for its stunning natural scenery and cool nice weather during the winter. In the evening, the main street of the town (Chaisongkram Rd.) becomes Pedestrian Street and it is filled with tourists, market stalls, and food carts. This so called “Pai Walking Street” has souvenir shops, Thai Massage shops, Handicraft shops, handmade T-Shirt and postcard shops. Walking [...]

/ 11 September 2014 17 h 32 min

Wat Yai Chaimongkon Ayutthaya

Wat Yai Chaimongkon is located near the main Ayutthaya ruins and a short distance from the walls of Ayutthaya. It is famed for an impressively large statue of the Reclining Buddha inside the temple compound. Built by King U Thong (Ayutthaya’s first ruler) in 1357, the temple is also known as “Chao Phaya Thai Temple” and has a large Chedi [...]

/ 10 September 2014 17 h 18 min

Sanctuary of Truth, Pattaya

Sanctuary of Truth is an enormous temple-like structure entirely made of wood. The place is filled inside and out with wood sculpture based on traditional Buddhist and Hindu motifs. The Sanctuary was built in the style of the ancient Khmer architecture such as that at Angkor. The whole place is entirely had crafted out of wood. It has four gopuras, [...]

/ 9 September 2014 13 h 55 min

James Bond Island, Phang Nga Bay

James Bond Island is a famous landmark in Phang Nga Bay. It first found its way onto the international tourist map through its starring role in the James Bond movie ‘The Man with the Golden Gun’. A distinctive feature of this famous bay is the number of sheer limestone cliffs that vertically jut out of the emerald-green water. The bizarre, [...]

/ 8 September 2014 16 h 57 min

Hin Ta and Hin Yai, Koh Samui

Hin Ta and Hin Yai are natural rocks shaped by wind and water for millions of years. Strangely it is now shape like human sex organs. It is located at Lamai Beach in Koh Samui. The name means grandfather and grandmother rocks in Thai. There are local tales which told once upon a time there were an elder couple, Ta [...]

/ 7 September 2014 12 h 20 min

Hotel Pullman Khon Kaen Raja Orchid.

This state of the art hotel ensures you stay in style with a variety of stunning Khon Kaen hotel room options, ranging from classic Superior Rooms to opulent suites. All rooms offer complimentary WiFi access, as well as large bathrooms with bathtubs. Bask in the comfort of the Superior Room and enjoy fantastic city or lake views, as well as [...]