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3 S Sathorn Rd, Khwaeng Thung Maha Mek, Khet Sathon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10120, Thailand
Thirteenth-century Thai Buddhist architecture inspired by the ancient city of Sukhothai is melded with modern lines, peaked roofs, and white minimalism to create this stunning hotel. Buddha statues and domelike, brick stupa replicas (like those...
2 S Sathorn Rd, Khwaeng Yan Nawa, Khet Sathon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10120, Thailand
Nouveau French meets Thai at SO Sofitel Bangkok, which takes its design cues from the Chinese elements: Fire, Water, Earth, Metal, and Wood. The result is like being transported into a fashion shoot or the pages of a decor magazine. Each room and...
257/1-3 Charoen Nakhon Rd, Khwaeng Samre, Khet Thon Buri, กรุงเทพมหานคร 10600, Thailand
The Anantara Riverside’s immense grounds of tropical gardens make it feel a bit like a resort escape, even though it’s a hotel in the middle of one of the world’s most nonstop cities. Green pathways wind past lily ponds and under...
31 ถนน ช้างคลาน Tambon Chang Moi, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand
135/9 Charoen Prathet Rd, T. Chang Klan, A. Muang,, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand
I had no idea how badly I wanted to spend the night in teak mansion until I arrived in Chiang Mai. The Ping Nakara is, by and large, Chiang Mai's most sensational boutique hotel, but not in trendy hipster mustache boutique way. Ping Nakara is...
90/3 Sridonchai Rd, T.Changklan, A. Muang,, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand
If you know me at all you know that I'm not much of a backpacker. Don't get me wrong - I love hiking, camping, trekking, and the outdoors more than most people. What I don't dig is sitting around ramshackle guesthouses with 20-something tourists...
22-24 Charoenprathed Rd. Soi.1 District, Changklan Rd, ตำบล ช้างม่อย อำเภอเมืองเชียงใหม่ เชียงใหม่ 50100, Thailand
Located in a deeply Muslim neighborhood, this shop traffics in Thai-Muslim food, including goat biryani and a khao soi that’s heavy on dried spices and topped with a Burmese-style pickled green. According to some, this khao soi most closely...
Thailand, ตำบล ช้างม่อย อำเภอเมืองเชียงใหม่ เชียงใหม่ 50000, Thailand
Ricker’s favorite in the city, the spartan Khao Soi Prince offers a subtly spiced bowl blessed only at the last minute with coconut cream. Bonus points for the housemade noodles and tender beef shin. 105-109 Thanon Kaew Nawarat, 66/(0) 53-242-446...
21/4 Moo 1 T.Rasada A.Muang Rasada Phuket, Tambon Ratsada, Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Chang Wat Phuket 83000, Thailand
A tranquil resort on tropical Siray Island in Phuket boasting breathtaking ocean views from every room and a calm, secluded beach.
28/8 Moo 4, Sakoo, Thalang, ภูเก็ต 83110, Thailand
Choose from multiple restaurants on the beach and drink/eat the best Thai and Seafood you will ever have and it is cheap! It was right down the street from our awesome hotel Andaman which had its only private beach and was super reasonable! Eat...
116, Moo 1, Sakhu, Thalang, Phuket 83110, Thailand
Inspired by the island’s tin-mining heritage, Indigo Pearl boutique hotel in Phuket delights in its industrial-inclined decor, care of American designer Bill Bensley. You'll be mining a rich seam here, with super-luxe suites and villas...
Canggu, North Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Antique wooden homes, decorated with bright cushions and religious artifacts, cluster around gardens and a saltwater pool like a tiny Hindu village. It’s hard to believe Desa Seni is only a short drive from the crowded beaches and shopping...
Jl. Gn. Sari, Peliatan, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Make sure to check everything off your to-do list before staying at Maya Ubud Resort & Spa because you'll immediately melt into the landscape and never want to leave. The tiered layout and minimal design seamlessly intertwine with the jungle...
Ko Pha Ngan, Ko Pha-ngan District, Surat Thani 84280, Thailand
Yes, I've been to paradise. From what I've seen of the world so far, I would have to say that Thailand still has places that are a little bit of paradise on earth. One of them is in the Gulf of Thailand, an island called Koh Phangan. The Sanctuary...
29 Maharaj Road, Sub District Krabiyai, District Krabi, Amphoe Mueang Krabi, Chang Wat Krabi 81000, Thailand
The Thai Buddhist Tiger Cave Temple is an arduous climb up 1,237 steps, and worth every one. Bring water and a snack as there is nothing up and down the mountain. Make sure to stop in the cave before the mountain to read up on how the temple got...