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Places to Visit in Thailand. Northern Thailand, Central Thailand and Beaches. Places in Thailand for Culture, Highlights and Itinerary Ideas.

Facts About Thailand For Kids

Thailand is a Southeast Asian country. It’s the 51st largest country in the world by landmass and the 20th most populous. Bangkok is its capital city. Thailand’s shape looks like an axe, as seen on the map. The country’s official name is the Kingdom of Thailand and Thailand shares borders with Laos, Myanmar (Burma), and …

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Getting a Traditional Thai Tattoo, a Sak Yant, in Bangkok

This post is about the experience of getting a traditional Thai tattoo, a sak yant, in Bangkok. We also suggest other places in Thailand to get a traditional sak yant. These are “bamboo tattoos” done with a long bamboo pole tipped with a spike. This is how I was able to book a Thai tattoo …

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Things To Do in Kanchanaburi

When most people think of Thailand, sandy beaches with crystal clear waters, snorkelling, temples, and tropical fish come to mind. Kanchanaburi offers something different. It is steeped in contemporary history, whilst also offering a place to just relax on the River Kwai and explore the surrounding countryside.  This post is about things to do in …

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Sukhothai Thailand, Visiting Sukhothai

Sukhothai is a city in central Thailand and home to Thailand’s first ancient capital. For lovers of history and culture, Sukhothai is a must-visit and we’d encourage anyone to add Sukhothai to their Thailand itinerary. However, getting to Sukhothai isn’t so easy, it’s a little off the main train lines, so buses, private tours and …

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Bangkok to Chiang Mai. Train, Bus, Fly?

A favourite part of any trip to Thailand, the Bangkok to Chiang Mai journey, is to be enjoyed not endured. Chiang Mai is a fantastic destination, it is cheap, relaxed, and very different from Bangkok. We highly recommend a trip to this part of northern Thailand and exploring further into the mountains if possible. There …

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Proof of Onward Travel for Thailand. Do You Need It?

This is the question I’m asked most in our Facebook group – Living Differently. Do I need onward flight tickets, a return flight ticket, or other proof of onward travel, to fly into Thailand. It’s not always Thailand, sometimes it’s Bali, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, but we’ll address Thailand in this post. First I’d like to …

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Three Kings Monument Chiang Mai, and Chiang Mai History

The Three Kings Monument Square in Chiang Mai Thailand is a large open square in the heart of the walled Old Town. The statue portrays the three founders of Chiang Mai, King Mengrai, King Ramkhamhaeng and King Ngam Muang.  King Mengrai ruled Lanna, King Ngam Muang was ruler of Phayao and King Ramkhamhaeng was King of Sukhothai …

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Elephants World Kanchanaburi (An Easy Day Trip From Bangkok!)

Ethical elephant attractions in Thailand are a bit of a hot potato so over the years we’ve decided to just not get involved. We haven’t done anything involving elephants since back in the days when we were all OK to ride them. Then suddenly it wasn’t OK and a huge publicity campaign made elephants something …

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