Fruit at Lamphaya floating market in Nakhon Pathom, near, Bangkok, Thailand - photo by sugree

Lamphaya floating market: local foodie heaven in Nakhon Pathom

Of the countless choices when it comes to floating markets in and around Bangkok, Lamphaya floating market – located in neighbouring Nakhon Pathom province – stands out as a local-feeling destination with a rural setting and a heavy focus on good food. If you’re not at a Thai floating market as much for the delicious […]

Monkeys at Phra Prang Sam Yot shrine in Lopburi, Thailand - photo by Adam Baker

Where to travel in central Thailand

Aside from Bangkok, central Thailand misses out on much of the tourism brochure love that’s afforded to both the south and the north. Sometimes that’s understandable – this is largely rice cultivation country, and it’s not as tightly packed with winning tourist attractions as other parts of Thailand – but that’s not to say there […]

Cookware and other souvenirs for sale at a market in Thailand - photo by aotaro

Souvenirs and gifts to buy on a trip to Thailand

Taking home a memento of your trip to Thailand can be a fantastic way to savour the memories of your time away – but hunting for unique souvenirs and gifts can also quickly become a stressful last-minute rush that sucks the fun out of the final days of your holiday. Fortunately, these days Bangkok has […]

Chiang Mai in northern Thailand - photo by Andrea Schaffer

Where to go in northern Thailand

After Bangkok, Chiang Mai is among Thailand’s most-visited cities, and a jaunt up north figures prominently on the itineraries of both first-time and repeat visitors. But there’s plenty more to see than Chiang Mai alone – not that the green northern capital doesn’t boast plenty of attractions of its own that make it more than […]

Cooking class at The Market Experience at Pak Khlong Talat flower market in Bangkok, Thailand - photo by The Market Experience

Our guide to the best Thai cooking classes in Bangkok

  Thailand is famous for its food, so it’s no surprise that most tourists visiting Thailand want to explore the country’s cuisine. The best way to do so is by taking either a food tour or a cooking class. At Expique, we are slowly becoming food experience experts – following the launch of The Market […]

Ratchadamnoen Road Sunday night walking street market in Chiang Mai, Thailand - photo by Filipe Fortes

The best markets in Chiang Mai

Thailand’s northern capital of Chiang Mai offers more than mountains, temples, and cooking classes. Chiang Mai is also a great place to place in some serious retail therapy – while it might not have the multitude of night markets that Bangkok boasts, for a city of its size it does deliver a wide variety of […]

Suan Lum Ratchada night market in Bangkok, Thailand - photo by Suan Lum Night Bazaar Ratchadaphisek

Suan Lum Ratchada: Bangkok’s golden night market returns

Ask a long-term Bangkok resident to name the city’s best or most famous night market ever, and chances are the first one to come to mind will be the Suan Lum Night Bazaar. Once the biggest Bangkok night market, the Suan Lum Night Bazaar was a mammoth outdoor retail fest in the heart of downtown […]

Pak Khlong Talat - photo by Chris Wotton

Pak Khlong Talat: Bangkok’s iconic 24-hour flower market

Ask a visitor to Bangkok which markets they have visited and, aside from the most well-known night markets and ready-to-eat food markets, the famous 24-hour Pak Khlong Talat flower market might just be the answer you hear most. This is a market with a rich history and a flourishing reputation – but chances are you […]

Talad Neon night market in Bangkok, Thailand - photo by Chris Wotton

Talad Neon: Bangkok’s new downtown night market

One of the newest night markets in Bangkok, Talad Neon occupies a more central location than most recent openings, close to shopping in the downtown Pratunam area (it’s the brainchild of the owners of the popular Platinum Fashion Mall) and convenient for those staying around Siam and Sukhumvit. Part of the concept at Talad Neon, […]