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Resort Review: Club Med Phuket

Travel blogger Holly O’Sullivan recently had a chance to write us a resort review on Club Med Phuket, which is located right on the beach in Kata Bay. Built in the style of traditional Longhouses, Phuket’s Club Med resort is a bit of a crowd-pleaser. Surrounded by luscious greenery and with a selection of pools to […]

The Night Train to Chiang Mai

Guest blogger John Borthwick rides the rails from Bangkok to Chiang Mai on one of Thailand’s best-loved train journeys. Thailand scrolls past your train window in a sunny morning rhythm of bridges, stupas, paddies and towns. The vision, plus the tune of level-crossing bells, beats the plane or bus show, hands-down.

Muay Thai boxing: the art of eight limbs

Travel writer Julie Miller visits the ancient city of Ayutthaya to witness the 11th World Wai Kru ceremony celebrating ‘the art of eight limbs’. Let me say this up-front – I’m not a fan of combat sports. The sight of grown men beating each other to a pulp just doesn’t do it for me, regardless […]

10 things to do when it rains in Phuket

Travel blogger Holly O’Sullivan learned the hard way that you can’t always rely on non-stop sunshine when you’re travelling, and on a recent visit to Phuket, despite the rain, she was determined to enjoy herself. It was raining the day I arrived in Phuket but I made it my mission not to let it stop […]

Relaxation & lots of Thainess: Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket

THATraveller blogger Holly O’Sullivan recently enjoyed the happy balance of relaxation and activities to be found at Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket. Karon Beach is one of the longest beaches in Phuket, and being quieter than nearby vibrant Patong Beach, it’s a popular choice for families and loved-up couples looking for a romantic […]

Thailand promotes ecotourism and sustainable practice.

Earlier this month in an interview with Australian travel writer Deborah Dickson-Smith, Mr Amnuay Thiamkeerakul, Executive Director ASEAN shared information about TAT’s efforts to promote ecotourism and sustainable practice, as part of its “Discover Thainess” campaign. This month at Thailand Travel Mart 2015 Plus, it was announced that Thailand’s marketing campaign, “Discover Thainess” will focus on […]

Flying through the tree tops: Chiang Mai’s Flying Gibbon

Travel blogger Skye Gilkeson describes herself as a journalist, personal trainer, clean cook, nutrition nerd and intrepid traveller. She recently explored the tree tops of Chiang Mai, on the Flying Gibbon. Chiang Mai in northern Thailand has long been a mecca for tourists, hikers, yogis and those in search off healing. It’s an ancient city […]