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167/1 ตำบล บ่อผุด Tambon Bo Put, Amphoe Ko Samui, Chang Wat Surat Thani 84320, Thailand
Chaweng Beach is one of Koh Samui's most famous stretches of sand, particularly its northern end. Venture further inland to find hints of the rollicking nightlife scene. (The island’s most famous clubs and discos are located there.) But stay by...
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Ko Samui, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani, Thailand
I usually prefer an active holiday – cycling, trekking or similar – but every now and again I really love to spend a day (or three!) at the beach doing next to nothing. It’s not so much the sun I seek; I just find the sounds of the ocean amazing....
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Bo Put, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani, Thailand
Wat Phra Yai, or the Temple of the Big Buddha, sits on a small island just off of Koh Samui (and accessible via a causeway) and is an impressive and massively proportioned building, from the fierce emerald dragons guarding the entrance to the...
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Bo Phut, Koh Samui, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani, Thailand
When you arrive to Ko Samui and grab a tourist map, one of the first sites you see is Wat Phra Yai, or the "Big Buddha." You negotiate with a taxi driver for how many bahts you will pay to have him drive you around the island for the day, and head...
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199 Moo 1 Bophut Chaweng Beach, 84320, Thailand Tambon Bo Put, Amphoe Ko Samui, Chang Wat Surat Thani 84320, Thailand
Save water / drink cocktail - William Shakespeare One of the Bard's lesser-known quotes, but one of my personal favorites. If you visit Samui, make sure that you time it right to spend a Friday night at the Walking Market on Bo Phut Beach. The...
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Perched on a mountainside, this restaurant offers amazing views along with cocktails, haute cuisine (try the mussels with white wine or tenderloin with portobello mushrooms) and arguably the island’s best wine cellar.
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Dusit, Bangkok, Thailand
Name: Tanongsak “Dtong” Yordwai Age: 50 Neighborhood:Dusit, Bangkok, Thailand Occupation:Dtong is a chef and the partner of Australian chef and writer David Thompson. Together they opened the Michelin-starred Nahm restaurant in London, and a ...
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252 Yaowarat Rd, Khwaeng Chakkrawat, Khet Samphanthawong, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10100, Thailand
I was on Yaowarat Road in Bangkok's thriving Chinatown. In a city known for its street food, Chinatown is often said to have the best. While there are myriads of tiny restaurants selling everything from noodles to shark fin soup, my camera...
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Busy day and night, Khao San Road is a backpacker haven with a down-and-dirty image. But it has evolved into a bustling market and nightlife destination for trendy residents and travelers. By day, you’ll find it great for all things...
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57 Ratchadamnoen Klang Rd, Khwaeng Wat Bowon Niwet, Khet Phra Nakhon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10200, Thailand
For travelers wanting to see some off-the-beaten-path sites in Bangkok, a bike tour is the ideal way to tour the city. Grasshopper Adventures in Bangkok take a unique, grassroots approach to tours. Their passionate guides connect you to the place...
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Chakkrawat, Samphanthawong, Bangkok, Thailand
Saphan Phut (Memorial Bridge) market is the alternative to the tourist obliterated markets of Bangkok. The crowd here is 100% locals and teenagers, and it makes for some great people-watching. I had my tarot cards read here in enthusiastic if not...
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Chao Phraya River, Thailand
In my opinion the heart of Bangkok is the mighty Chao Phraya River. The first time I visited I stayed at a hotel on the banks of the river and I got to know the area well through daily riverboat rides. Even though Bangkok can be chaotic, there’s a...