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 […]

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 […]

Khlong Toei Fresh Market in Bangkok

Our guide to late night markets in Bangkok

As well as a number of popular mainstream night markets in Bangkok, the city has its fair share of specialist and somewhat alternative night markets that are worth a visit for a taste of something a bit different. However, be warned, the best time to go to them is in the middle of the night! They […]

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 […]

The Commons community mall in Bangkok, Thailand - photo by The Commons

A guide to Bangkok’s community malls

While Bangkok might be better known for its super-sized, awe-inspiring shopping malls – set in ever-taller skyscrapers and carrying just about every kind of product known to humankind – recent years have also seen the emergence of community malls across the Thai capital. These lower-key, often-air shopping centres are designed to serve the neighbourhoods in […]

Central World shopping centre mall in Bangkok, Thailand - photo by Adam Lai

Bangkok’s best shopping malls

Bangkok is a city of shoppers, and the Thai capital’s landscape is dominated by skyscrapers packed with some of the most impressive shopping malls in the region – and the world. Whatever you’re looking for in your quest for retail therapy, these are some of our favourite shopping centres in Bangkok. Make the most of […]

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 […]