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Our Guide to Bangkok and Chiang Mai

by Travelbag on 15 August 2019, 12:08PM Our Guide to Bangkok and Chiang Mai Northern Thailand is very much a tale of two cities. The capital, Bangkok, is a maze of street food stalls, lavish palaces and jam-packed markets, surrounded by a sea of horn-beeping traffic. Meanwhile, quiet Chiang Mai – to the north of Bangkok – is a haven famous for its elephant sanctuaries and tranquil temples. They’re two very different places but, together, they’re the perfect match. When the frenetic pace of Bangkok gets too much, you can simply decamp to peaceful Chiang Mai. As Chris Coplans explains in this guide to Bangkok and Chiang Mai, visiting both cities allows you to see the contrasting personalities of Thailand – and you’ll be glad that you did.   Guide to Bangkok Bangkok is not for the faint hearted. Tropical heat, chock-a-blo...
10 Things You Never Knew About Thailand

10 Things You Never Knew About Thailand

When thinking about holidays to Thailand, the country’s sweeping beaches, flavour-filled food and tropical sunshine immediately spring to mind. But there’s so much more to this Southeast Asian gem. We’ve rounded up some fascinating facts and figures about Thailand to give you a taste of how vast and diverse this place really is. We’ve tried to avoid the obvious – li...
by Travelbag on 26 November 2018, 10:11AM



What is the food like in Thailand

What is the food like in Thailand

In a word, Thai food is delicious. It's revered in the west by ex-backpackers, health gurus, and everyone in bewteeen. Back home, you might've tried dishes like pad thai and red curry and thought they were pretty tasty. But the flavours and variety in Thailand are something else. The first thing to know about Thai food is that it's incredibly cheap. If you buy streetfood for lunch or dinner, it...
by Travelbag on 29 May 2018, 16:05PM



Planning a Backpacking Trip to Thailand

Planning a Backpacking Trip to Thailand

There is a commonly held belief that backpacking is an easy thing to do. You pack a rucksack, you take your savings out of the bank and you book a last minute flight to Asia or Australia. In reality, things are a little different. The average backpacking holiday is an experience to remember – it involves nature, sunbathing, meeting new people, eating new foods, hanging with new species, doin...
by Travelbag on 23 September 2014, 15:09PM



Mark's Thailand

Mark's Thailand

Thailand is one of my favourite destinations, where you can find tranquil hideaways and bustling city centres within a stone-throw from each other. I have been lucky enough to visit regularly over the years and try out the best on offer. Here is a report from my latest trip. BangkokA massive and bustling international hub city, popular with business and leisure visitors from around the world, B...
by Mark Jedynak on 23 December 2013, 10:12AM



Indulge your senses in Thailand

Indulge your senses in Thailand

On arrival in Bangkok it’s easy to be overwhelmed by the sheer size and chaotic feel of the city. However, you cannot help but fall in love with it once you have begun soaking up the atmosphere. Bangkok is a city that that everyone should experience at some stage of their travels. Nowhere else in Asia and the world can you find a city quite like Bangkok; with such an eclectic mix of culture ...
by Nick Hayes on 21 November 2013, 15:11PM



Culinary Tourism

Culinary Tourism

If you're a 'foodie', the culinary options in destinations you visit are important- whether you want to try the local delicacies or feast in five star establishments. Here's our pick of the top culinary hot spots.    TokyoVoted as THE culinary capital of the world by the Michelin Guides, Tokyo certainly has its fair share of foodie options, from the sublime to the extraordinary there i...
by Anna Streatfeild on 17 January 2012, 16:01PM



Girlie Getaways- Bangkok, Thailand

Girlie Getaways- Bangkok, Thailand

So, the friends were recruited, time was booked off work, it was just left to where we were going to go. We had two birthdays and a job promotion to celebrate so wanted somewhere extra special and different, having been to Spain, Portugal, Prague and Las Vegas on previous trips together. It was eventually decided that Thailand was the destination of choice, offering  everything we wanted out ...
by Anna Streatfeild on 17 January 2012, 15:01PM



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