Makha Bucha Day in Thailand - photo by John Shedrick

Makha Bucha Day in Thailand

Buddhist days make up a number of the public holidays on the Thai calendar, and among them is Makha Bucha Day. In 2019, Makha Bucha Day falls on Tuesday 19 February – but what is the story behind Makha Bucha Day, and how can you see it observed if you’re visiting Bangkok or other parts […]

Talat Rot Fai Srinakarin night market in Bangkok, Thailand - photo by Talat Rot Fai Srinakarin

The Best Night Markets in Bangkok

Bangkok night markets should be on every visitor’s hit list. The city has a long history of fabulous nightime shopping opportunities, and Bangkok is teeming with great night markets – all over the city and on every night of the week. The best night markets in Bangkok are those that still have a local vibe, […]

Beef khao soi northern Thai noodle soup at Eats Payao restaurant in Sathorn, Bangkok, Thailand - photo by Eats Payao

The best restaurants in Bangkok’s Sathorn neighbourhood

Bangkok has long been renowned as a mecca for street food lovers, and the Thai capital is also gaining growing international respect for its high-end, fine-dining options. The area around Sathorn Road, which makes up much of Bangkok’s commercial and business district, is a particularly rewarding pocket of the city for foodies – and it’s […]

A canal-side alleyway off Pahurat Road in Pahurat, Little India, Bangkok, Thailand - photo by G E M

Bangkok’s culturally rich Little India neighbourhood of Pahurat

Size-wise, Bangkok’s Little India neighbourhood pales in comparison to the city’s neighbouring Chinatown district, one of the largest in the world. But that’s not to say it’s not worth visiting – known locally as Pahurat, this culturally rich and less touristy part of the Thai capital was constructed at the very end of the 19th […]

Soi Nana in Chinatown, Bangkok, Thailand - photo by Chris Wotton

The ‘other’ Soi Nana

In Bangkok’s Chinatown, there’s an edgy, arty street of bars, galleries and cafés that you need to see. This is Soi Nana – no, not that other one over in the heart of the red light district on Sukhumvit Road, but a different and altogether better destination. While it might not be the newly emerged […]

Barefood Bangkok vegan restaurant in Bangkok, Thailand - photo by Barefood Bangkok

Our favourite vegetarian and vegan restaurants in Bangkok

Thailand might not be the easiest place in the world to eat as a vegetarian – order a supposedly meat-free dish at a street stall and chances are it will still have fish sauce, and perhaps pork stock, thrown into the mix. But that’s not to say that Bangkok is entirely inaccessible for vegetarians – […]

Flower market and cooking Airbnb Experience in Bangkok, Thailand - photo by Airbnb Experience host

The best Airbnb Experiences in Bangkok

Whilst Expique is very much a traditional Bangkok-based tour company we take a lot of inspiration from the emerging platforms like Airbnb. It’s platforms like this that keep our own creativity alive.  First came accommodation, and now activities: Airbnb’s foray into Experiences opens up a whole array of opportunities for local exploration to visitors to […]

Food court at MBK Center shopping mall in Bangkok, Thailand - photo by Paul Sullivan

The best food courts in Bangkok

Not all the best Thai food is found on the streets. While we’re huge fans of Thai street food – as a simple peruse of this blog will affirm – we also have to admit that many of Bangkok’s famous food courts turn out some outstanding nosh too. But with food courts on offer everywhere […]

Chang Chui creative venue in Bangkok, Thailand - photo by Chang Chui

The newest Bangkok night markets

Bangkok and its night markets are synonymous. From the heydays of legendary markets like the Suan Lum Night Bazaar to the wave of new openings in recent years prompted by the original and infamous Talat Rot Fai train market in Saphan Khwai – now relocated and with no fewer than three locations across the city […]