11 Must-Dos in Bangkok

Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, was the most popular tourist destination on the planet 2016 with more than 21 million visitors. Here are 11 things you must do to get a taste of this megacity.

1. Visit the impressive Grand Palace

Grand Palace Bangkok

The Grand Palace is the most obvious thing to see in Bangkok. This impressive complex of buildings is unquestionably the most famous landmarks in Bangkok and one of the most popular tourist attractions in Thailand.

10 Thai Foods I Can’t Live Without

I have tried to limit myself to the top 10 Thai foods – in no particular order – that I can’t (or don’t want to) live without. Some dishes like noodle soup, fried rice and Pad Thai almost got a place on the list. What is your favorite Thai food?

1. Kor Moo Yang with Nahm Jim Jaew
(Grilled Pork Neck with Tamarind/Chili Dipping Sauce)
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Photo credit: shesimmers.com

I love this dish so much my wife and I eat it almost every week. She grills the pork neck in the oven, but when it’s summer we cook the meat on the barbecue. The meat is marinated for 24 hours, and when ready to eat, served with an Issan style chilli dipping sauce and rice. Unbelievably good!

26 Places in 9 Provinces in Thailand

(Update: For an always updated list, check out My Thailand Route)

Today, I amused myself by putting together a map of all the places I’ve visited in Thailand. It turned out that I have visited 26 cities/villages and islands in 9 different provinces. What surprised me was that I have visited 9 different provinces. I don’t think i have visited 9 different provinces in my own country. Pretty cool! I can only thank my wife for driving around, showing me all these beautiful and interesting places. What is my favorite province? Krabi of course!

10 Gorgeous Viewpoints in Phuket

Phuket is an island of many hills and stunning viewpoints, and I have been fortunate to see many of them. The name Phuket is derived from the Malay word “Bhukit” which means “Hill.” Here are some of Phuket’s most beautiful viewpoints for you to check out.

1. Karon Viewpoint (Kata Viewpoint)

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Karon Viewpoint, which used to be Kata viewpoint, is one of my favorite views in Phuket. From here, you can see Kata Noi, Kata Yai, and Karon beach. Three world-class beaches.

7 Awesome Beaches in Thailand

I have visited some superb beaches that I do not include in this list. You know the typical long sandy beach with umbrellas lined up. I think of Chaweng, Patong and Kata Beach. They are all great, but in this post, I want to show you some different kind of beaches in Thailand.

1. Sunset Beach, Koh Kradan

The Sunset Beach on Koh Kradan is a small beach surrounded by rugged forest and big boulders with incredibly clear water.

2. Koh Similan Beach

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The Similan Islands is a group of 11 islands in the Andaman Sea, located 65 km off the coastline of Phang Nga province. The viewpoint over Donald Duck Bay at Koh Similan is absolutely gorgeous!

3. Phra Nang Beach, Railay

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Phra Nang Beach was once voted one of the ten most beautiful beaches in the world. It’s not hard to understand why!

4. Laem Singh Beach, Phuket

Laem Sing Beach Viewpoint in Phuket.

Laem Sing Beach is one of my favorite beaches in Phuket. The beach is just 200 meters long and hidden in a bay surrounded by palm trees and big boulders.

5. Railay Beach

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Railay is a is a small peninsula just around the corner of Ao Nang. Accessible only by boat, this slice of paradise with high limestone cliffs attract rock climbers from all over the world.

6. Pelay Beach, Hong Island

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Hong Island boasts a lagoon and a twin bay with incredible limestone scenery. If you come here during high season, the beach can be packed with trippers from Ao Nang. Come here early to avoid the crowds.

7. Silver Beach, Koh Samui

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Ao Thong Takian, also known as “Silver Beach”, is an awesome small secluded beach on Koh Samui with very calm water and fine sand.