Tropical Storm Pabuk to hit Thailand 3-5 January 2019

UPDATED AT 6:50PM ON THURSDAY 3RD JANUARY: The following are the latest updates about Tropical Storm Pabuk that is expected to hit Southern Thailand between 3rd and 5th January 2019. These are the affected areas: 3 January: Isolated torrential downpours with strong wind in Chumphon, Surat Thani, Nakhon Si Thammarart, Phatthalung, Songkhla, Pattani, Yala, Narathiwat, […]

Everything we know about the Coronation of King Maha Vajiralongkorn

On 1st January 2019, the Royal Household Bureau announced that the coronation of His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn will take place during the first week in May. The following information is what we know so far about the coronation and how it will affect foreign tourists and expats. Please bookmark this page or the front page of […]

Sunflower trip to Lopburi Province

This weekend I went on a two-day trip at the invitation of TAT Lopburi. The highlights were the train trip across the lake at Pasak Jolasid dam and the sunflower fields. More information about the train trip on my blog. For the sunflowers, it isn’t easy to visit as they are often in the middle […]

The popular Concert in the Park returns in January at a new venue

The popular “Concert in the Park”, now in its 26th season, returns in the new year on Sunday 6th January 2019. However, the Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra has announced that they will no longer be playing in Lumpini Park. Instead, their new venue is at Chulalongkorn University Centenary Park in Phathum Wan district of Bangkok […]

Explore Samut Prakan

Samut Prakan Province (จังหวัดสมุทรปราการ) is at the far end of the Chao Phraya River, where it empties out into the Gulf of Thailand. The borders to the north and west join the Metropolitan of Bangkok. This web site concentrates mainly on Paknam which is the old city where I live, but there is also information about tourist attractions and […]

Win a free trip to Thailand in the “TAT Newsroom Blogger Thailand” competition

The Tourism Authority of Thailand’s (TAT) Newsroom recently kicked off its fourth annual “TAT Newsroom Blogger Thailand” competition with two unique activities that double the chance to take home top honours. All entries should incorporate key concepts of the TAT’s Amazing Thailand ‘Open to the New Shades’ or ‘Go Local’ marketing initiatives. The main competition […]

Visit the Red Lotus Lake in Udon Thani

One of the highlights of visiting Udon Thani province in northeastern Thailand is the so-called “Red Lotus Sea” or Talay Bua Daeng (ทะเลบัวแดง) in Thai. Really it is a lake and not a sea. Also, they are pink water-lilies and not red lotuses. But, regardless of these small details, it is an amazing sight that […]

360° Photos of the Flower Festival at King Rama IX Park

One of the most beautiful flower festivals in Thailand is the annual Suan Luang Rama IX Flowers Festival which will be taking place again this year from 1st-10th December. Held for around ten days when the cool season hits the city, the festival is a part of the celebrations celebrating His Majesty the Late King […]

Three Day Phimai Festival Trip

This week, I went on a 3-day trip to Nakhon Ratchasima province in Northeastern Thailand for the annual Phimai Festival and boat races. Date of trip: 9-11 November 2018 Lunch at KP Steak House in Pak Chong District of Nakhon Ratchasima. Map: https://goo.gl/maps/AAuRTRA6bB22 Wat Sala Loi in Khorat was built by the Thai heroine Thao […]

Bua Tong Wildflower Fields in Mae Hong Son

One of Thailand’s most amazing natural sights, the Dok Bua Tong – or wild sunflower – in bloom, can be sen on the hills and in the valleys of Mae Hong Son in Northern Thailand from early November for about one month. The Bua Tong flowers are yellow to orange in colour and have smaller size than the typical sunflower. […]