Tag: Thailand

Last updated by at .

#DiscoverAmari: The Grand Palace and Wat Arun Bangkok, Thailand

#DiscoverAmari: The Grand Palace and Wat Arun Bangkok, Thailand

Team #DiscoverAmari spent a sunny Sunday morning exploring Bangkok’s historical royal landmark the Grand Palace complex and the impressive Wat Arun temple just across the river from the complex. Located just 30 minutes from the Amari Watergate Bangkok hotel, it’s a great way to spend half a day getting a glimpse into Thailand’s rich cultural […]

Continue Reading »

10 Facts You Need To Know About Songkran

10 Facts You Need To Know About Songkran

Get ready to get drenched!  1. Songkran (pronounced “Sonk-kraan”) is the Thai New Year festival celebrated from 13 to 15 April every year. It is the country’s most important public holiday. 2. The word ‘Songkran’ is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘samkranti’, which means ‘astrological passage’. 3. Songkran is a Buddhist festival and celebrated in […]

Continue Reading »

Hip Hip Hooray: Bangkok Art Galleries Guide

Hip Hip Hooray: Bangkok Art Galleries Guide

Believe it or not, Bangkok’s arts scene has never been more dynamite. In recent years, the Thai capital has mushroomed over with new galleries, studios and creative spaces and lately, there seems to be gatherings and new exhibition openings on a weekly basis. So far these happenings are a well-kept secret by Bangkok’s in-the-know locals, […]

Continue Reading »

Top 5 Things to Do in Hua Hin

Top 5 Things to Do in Hua Hin

Top 5 Things to do in Hua Hin I’m a Bangkok expat totally obsessed with Hua Hin. After an exhausting week of cramming into the Skytrain and fighting through shopping malls, there’s honestly nothing better than getting out of dodge and hitting the beach. Hua Hin is a sleepy but charming seaside town ripe with activities […]

Continue Reading »

The Best Burgers in Bangkok

The Best Burgers in Bangkok

Believe it or not, Bangkok’s got a serious obsession over patties and buns. In only the last couple years, the city’s become more perfectly covered in gourmet burger joints than a slice of Swiss cheese on sirloin. There is a burger for every appetite, craving or mood in this meaty paradise – so where exactly […]

Continue Reading »

5 Cultural Tips for Visiting Thailand

5 Cultural Tips for Visiting Thailand

The “Land of Smiles” is enchanting. Thailand is a country filled with beauty, wonder, culture and religion. It is unlike that of the western world, and adheres to different standards and cultural norms. Without a doubt, this country will leave a mark on you well after your visit. However, it is important that people coming […]

Continue Reading »

Top 5 Things to Do in Koh Samui

Top 5 Things to Do in Koh Samui

  Top 5 Things to Do in Koh Samui Sure, Koh Samui is known for its lush beaches and soft white sand. And, no trip to this island is complete without experiencing a dip into the Gulf of Thailand from our private beach. But, there is more to this tropical paradise than just the beach […]

Continue Reading »

Shop ‘Til You Drop: The Bangkok Market Guide

Shop ‘Til You Drop: The Bangkok Market Guide

There is no place like Bangkok to shop. With massive shopping malls in Sukhumvit to street stalls hawking the latest knock-offs, getting the baht out in Thailand’s capital is an intoxicating and fun experience. No place is this more true than in the many markets the city offers. From the small alley-way markets to the […]

Continue Reading »

Tips for Celebrating Songkran in Thailand

Tips for Celebrating Songkran in Thailand

In Thailand, there are two New Year celebrations – one on 31 December and then one in April. But, the celebration in April isn’t what you’d imagine. Fireworks, a countdown, a night of partying and being with a special someone isn’t the name of the game. Instead, the Thai New Year celebration – known as […]

Continue Reading »

Krabi is one of NY Times 52 Places to Go in 2014

Krabi is one of NY Times 52 Places to Go in 2014

Krabi was recently covered by the New York Times as one of their 52 Places to Go in 2014 (found here). So we thought it was the perfect opportunity to cover what we love about the destination, as well as some of our hand-picked recommendations on what to do should you decide to take the […]

Continue Reading »