There are places in Thailand that are best explored with your own vehicle. Koh Chang, Thailand’s second largest island, is such a place. Even though there are frequent songthaew (pick-up taxi) services along the popular west coast, it’s not just a lot more fun but also easier to discover the most beautiful beaches, viewpoints and …
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Koh Chang has so much to offer and obviously world class beaches is one of the main attractions on Thailand’s second largest island. They are characterized by shallow, crystal clear and gentle water rather than rough and strong waves. Since more than 80 percent of the island is covered by dense rainforest and several hundred …
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Koh Chang Highlights

Last updated: August 23rd, 2017 | in Central Thailand | Islands | Koh Chang | Trat | Traveling

Koh Chang is Thailand’s second largest island (after Phuket). How often I was told by backpackers how developed it was by now and that it lost a lot of its charm and laid back character compared to five or ten years ago. They complained that especially on White Sand Beach, the island’s most developed beach, it’s terrible …
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Last Sunday I was finally able to visit another well kept secret in Thailand, a place I always wondered how it looks like since it really isn’t a tourist destination at all: Pom Phrachun in the province of Samut Prakan, about 40 km south of Bangkok. Here is where the Chao Phraya River flows into …
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Visiting a floating market in Thailand has never been on my to do list. I thought I’d rather visit every single of the 76 province capitals before I head to out to one of these touristic “water markets” (dalaad naam, ตลาดน้ำ) some 100 km west of Bangkok. Everyone knows that the days where most of the …
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My Favourite Hotel in Koh Chang: Top Resort

Last updated: January 10th, 2017 | in Koh Chang | Traveling

Located on Koh Chang’s most popular and maybe also most beautiful beach, the German run Koh Chang Top Resort has been my choice during my recent visit to Thailand’s second largest island. It is set among a beautiful tropical garden where the swimming pool, hotel bar and “Paul’s Bistro” can be found in the centre. …
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Most people traveling to Sukhothai, the first real capital of Siam, don’t know about the various other significant historical towns in the region. Kamphaeng Phet is one of them and its historical park is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site “Historic Town of Sukhothai and Associated Historic Towns”. Below are the various travel options from …
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Kamphaeng Phet is much more than just another usual province capital city. Located about 300km north of Bangkok, halfway to Chiang Mai, the city is mainly known for the Kamphaeng Phet Historical Park, which is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site “Historic Town of Sukhothai and Associated Historic Towns”. So if you come here you won’t …
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Kamphaeng Phet literally means “Diamond Wall” and this refers to the former military significance during the Sukhothai and Ayuthaya eras, when the strong city walls served as a prospective barrier against attacks from Burma and Lanna, roughly from the 13th to 18th centuries. Today Kamphaeng Phet, located 293 km north of Bangkok, is often overseen …
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You haven’t been to Pattaya if you haven’t visited at least a couple of Go Go Bars. Even though Thailand’s hip beach town 160 km southeast of Bangkok more and more becomes a family retreat, the red light districts with go go bars, beer bars, soapy massage parlors and ladyboy cabaret shows are all over …
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It’s no secret that the Thai lesbian scene is thriving and one phenomenon here in Thailand is that you see mostly Dee-Tom couples. Dee (Dîi / ดี้) is the Thai word for the hot chick with long hair and Tom (Tɔɔm / ทอม) her girlfriend that looks almost like a guy with her short hair and …
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