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 […]

Sampeng Lane - photo by Fabio Achilli

What to do in Chinatown in Bangkok

One of Bangkok’s most vibrant, authentic and unchanged neighborhoods, Chinatown – known locally as Yaowarat – is a must-see area for visitors to Thailand’s capital. Just a short hop from both the downtown business districts and the old-town Rattanakosin area, Chinatown is alive with opportunities to explore and discover a unique side to day-to-day life […]

Phraeng Phutton in Bangkok, Thailand - photo by Chris Wotton

What to see and do (and eat!) in and around Phraeng Phutton

Set in Bangkok’s old town, and a short stroll from infamous attractions and destinations like Khaosan Road and the Grand Palace, Phraeng Phutton is an under-the-radar town-square-like street that still has a local-feeling, village-like atmosphere, even despite its proximity to the hordes of tourists who take to Bangkok every year. One of three so-called ‘phraeng’ […]

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 […]

A spirit house in Chiang Mai, Thailand - photo by VasenkaPhotography

Customs and habits that baffle first-time visitors to Thailand

Just like any country in the world, Thailand’s culture comes with its own set of customs and habits that can often be baffling to those encountering them for the first time. While those who live here or visit frequently quickly become accustomed to many of these behaviours, they can easily prove perplexing to the first-time […]

The Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand - photo by Greg Knapp

What to know about the Grand Palace in Bangkok

It’s probably the most well-known attraction in Bangkok, and it’s top of the bucket list for the majority of first-time visitors to Thailand. There’s little denying the beauty and splendour of the Grand Palace, but a few insider tips can make your trip even better. Consider our suggestions the next time you’re in Bangkok and […]

Thai temple - photo by Diriye Amey

Asanha Bucha and Khao Phansa in Thailand

Asanha Bucha Day is a significant Buddhist event and public holiday on the Thai calendar. The day, which usually falls in July or August and in 2016 takes place on 19 July, marks the anniversary of the Buddha’s first sermon over two and a half millennia ago. The sermon, which would later go on to […]

A Thai ladyboy show in Bangkok - photo by Arun Katiyar

Why is Bangkok such a gay-friendly city?

Bangkok has a global reputation of one of the world’s most gay-friendly cities, alongside spots like San Francisco, London and Berlin. As well as being a tolerant place for local gay men and women – and the infamous home of the ‘third sex’ – the Thai capital is a popular destination for gay visitors from around […]

Wat Ratchabophit - photo by Chris Wotton

Bangkok Temples: Six of our favorite temples in Bangkok

Thailand is well known for its glittering Buddhist temples, and Bangkok is the centre of the action for most tourists. Here are six of our favourite and most beautiful temples in Bangkok – some already on most tourists’ itineraries, others that you may not have heard of. Wat Phra Kaew The Temple of the Emerald […]